[ubuntu-za] Intrepid Release Parties!
hilton at inkululeko.co.za
Mon Sep 29 08:24:14 BST 2008
Last year's event was held at the 1st tuXlab in Gauteng. They would be
happy to host the Ubuntu community again. we have 70+ schools in cape
Town, 40+ in PE, 6 in Pietermaritzburg, 1 x Durban, Kimberley, Mafikeng,etc,
Hosting at the schools will help promote the use of open source in
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Morgan Collett wrote:
> Release party planning time!
> Let's aim for events in at least 3 cities this time if not more.
> This is a great opportunity to meet other Ubuntu users and interesting people.
> Last year Jonathan Carter held a braai at a school which had a
> computer lab running Ubuntu. That's a great way to involve the
> community and have a fun event where you can invite newcomers to
> Perhaps we could hold a Cape Town event at UCT, where there are
> computer labs with Ubuntu, hence a good number of Ubuntu users
> (although, is anyone except postgrads still around by November?)
> However, this isn't about topping each event with something more
> extreme - let's just get together. Invite some people around, or hang
> out at a local coffee shop, burn a couple of CDs, talk about your
> favourite Ubuntu apps (or complain about your favourite bugs, etc).
> In short, let's just do it!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jono Bacon <jono at ubuntu.com>
> Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 20:59
> Subject: Intrepid Release Parties!
> To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
> <loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Hi all,
> Ladies and Gentleman who love and adore the world most lovable and
> adorable Operating System, Ubuntu, we plan on releasing Ubuntu 8.10
> Intrepid Ibex on October 30th. Now, this release is a pretty special
> release because not only do we kick out another kick-ass Ubuntu, but
> October 20th is Ubuntu's 4th birthday!
> As such, it is time to par-taaay. Seriously. The Beastie Boys faught for
> your right to partaaay, so show some dignity and respect to these
> rights, and get out there and do it.
> So, what is the skinny, I hear you ask? Well, I think it is time for us
> to put our collective minds together and organise an incredible series
> of release parties all over the world. On our last release, we had over
> 60 parties, largely organised by our incredible worldwide LoCo
> community, and I would love to see us hit nearer to 100 parties for this
> release, particularly with a birthday to celebrate!
> Organising a party is pretty simple:
> Pick a date - I would recommend either Thu 30th October or the following
> weekend…Sat 1st Nov and Sun 2nd Nov. Pick a date when you can arrange
> for a bunch of Ubuntu enthusiasts to be in the same building.
> Pick a venue - this can be someone's back yard, a pub, a university
> room, a school, a parking lot…wherever. They key thing is not the venue,
> it is the people. With a venue and date, you are all set to let the
> world know about it.
> Add your party to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseParties - this
> is the big list of Ubuntu release parties. :)
> Let the world know - blog about it, make up some fliers and put them in
> computers shops / libraries / cafes / educational establishments etc.
> Encourage a stack of people to come along to your party. :)
> We have a longer guide to organising a release party at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty. You can
> also discuss organising your party on the ubuntu-event-planners mailing
> list (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-event-planners).
> When it comes to running your party, there are a bunch of things you can
> do on the day/evening itself:
> * Have a cake - it is a birthday, after all! If you can't bake a
> cake, find someone who can. :)
> * Hang out with other Ubuntu people, meet new faces and get to
> know each other.
> * You may want to perform installfests.
> * You may also want to organise a few talks and speeches for the
> event itself.
> * Why not make some merchandise to give out? Maybe some badges,
> stickers or t-shirts?
> Enjoy, and do post here when you organise a party!
> Jono Bacon
> Ubuntu Community Manager
> www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
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