Ubuntu Global Jam - 26 March - 28 March 2010

Brandon Tomlinson thebwt at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 19:08:43 GMT 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Brandon Tomlinson <thebwt at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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> Do we have anyone interested in participating?

I'm thinking, as a state, we can get together with people nearby, then
have all the separate groups co-ordinate via irc or other means. So
what we need are places to "host" these gatherings.

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