Ubuntu Global Jam - 26 March - 28 March 2010

Brandon Tomlinson thebwt at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 16:13:39 GMT 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Brandon Tomlinson <thebwt at gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Chris Johnston <chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com>
> Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM
> Subject: Ubuntu Global Jam - 26 March - 28 March 2010
> To: loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com, ubuntu-news-team at lists.ubuntu.com
> Good day!
> Hopefully by now you have heard of the Ubuntu Global Jam [1] coming up
> in March. The dates for the Global Jam this cycle are the 26th through
> the 28th of March 2010. We are hoping to make this Global Jam
> extremely successful, and we need your help in doing it. We are
> wanting to have events in as many places as possible not only to help
> to improve Ubuntu, but also to help promote Ubuntu.
> What is the Global Jam?
> The Ubuntu Global Jam is an online and in person event that takes
> place all across the world. People get together with the interest of
> making Ubuntu better, while having a good time socializing with other
> people near you who have the same interest and passion about Ubuntu as
> you do.
> What can your LoCo do?
> The Ubuntu Global Jam has many different events that for users to
> participate in, just pick what you and your members like, and make it
> happen. You can pick from one or more of the following events:
> Bug Jam - During a bug jam users would work on finding, triaging and
> fixing bugs.
> Testing Jam - Lucid is due out the end of April and we need help
> testing it out prior to its release.
> Upgrade Jam - Upgrade systems that are currently running older
> versions of Ubuntu and report your experience.
> Documentation Jam - Write documentation about using Ubuntu, or joining
> the Ubuntu community, or work on making the existing documentation
> better.
> Translations Jam - Help to make Ubuntu available to everyone. Help
> translate Ubuntu into your language.
> Packaging Jam - Help out with improving packages in Ubuntu.
> Other - If your team has some other aspect of helping out the Ubuntu
> Community, feel free to participate in that for the Global Jam.
> You can find out more information about the different types of Jams on
> the Ubuntu Global Jams wiki page [1].
> How do we run a Jam?
> If you have never run a Global Jam event before, or if you have, but
> would like some fresh ideas, we have three training sessions scheduled
> between now and the Global Jam event. The training sessions will be
> held by JorgeCastro and will be held in #ubuntu-locoteams on freenode.
> The training sessions will take place on:
> 17 February 2010 at 18:00 UTC
> 26 February 2010 at 2100 UTC
> 10 March 2010 at 2100 UTC
> All three training sessions will contain tips, tricks, pointers and
> advice on how to run a Jam. You can also find out more information at
> the Running An Event page [2] on the Ubuntu Wiki.
> What is needed to run a Jam?
> In order to effectively run a Jam, each event will need a place to
> meet that has a decent internet connection, as well as some computers,
> and an area that users can work in. Suggested places are Universities,
> schools, and neighborhood centers.
> Don't forget after you find a place to run your Jam and have decided
> what your LoCo wants to do during the Jam, you need to get the word
> out about your Jam! Blog about it, post it on Twitter and Identi.ca,
> place it on the Ubuntu Global Jam Events page [2], send emails to your
> LoCo's mailing lists, and anything else that you can think of. The
> more people that participate, the more fun that you will have, and the
> more help that can be provided to improve Ubuntu.
> Need more help?
> Read about what other LoCo's have done at their Global Jam events for
> more thoughts and ideas [3] and if you are still in need of more help,
> or have questions that aren't covered anywhere, feel free to contact
> myself via email or on IRC, or attend one of the training sessions
> listed above.
> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam
> [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Jams
> [3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam/Events
> [4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam/Stories
> Respectfully,
> Chris Johnston - cjohnston
> Ubuntu Member
> chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com
> www.chrisjohnston.org
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