Ubuntu Global Jam - 26 March - 28 March 2010

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Mon Feb 15 23:06:16 GMT 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 4:28 PM, 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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>> 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.
> And if we cannot find a place to gather, we can still coordinate from
> our own locations and work together.

Depending on the exact time and day, but I'm game - either from home,
or possibly from a local group location if someone finds one in the
DFW area.

I have some amount of Launchpad bug triaging experience and have
access to set bug priorities, so I can help answer basic questions if
that interests anyone.  Other choices include: testing Lucid, or
helping improve the nearly always out-of-date Ubuntu wiki
documentation - or maybe someone can come up with a unique idea?


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