[ubuntu-za] Intrepid Release Parties!

Hugh Jacobs hughjacobs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 13:16:35 BST 2008


Well, there is an Internet Cafe in Rynfield, Benoni that runs Ubuntu on
their machines.
So that could also be a possible alternative for a release party. Also,
depending on the turn-out,
we could always end off with drinks/braai at my place afterwards (for
over-18s) (across the road from internet cafe).

Just a suggestion for Gauteng.
Or maybe we could even hold more than one release party for different areas
of Jozi (North, South, East and West).
At any rate, I would like to hear people's thoughts on either suggestions,
so that if I decide to go ahead,
I can start advertising it by the end of the week.

- Hugh Jacobs, The Hugh Man, Circus-Killer ;)

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>   1. Re:  Intrepid Release Parties! (Hilton Theunissen)
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> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:24:14 +0200
> From: Hilton Theunissen <hilton at inkululeko.co.za>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Intrepid Release Parties!
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Hi Morgan
>
> 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
> education.
>
>
> Kind regards.
>
> Hilton Theunissen
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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
> > Ubuntu-ZA.
> >
> > 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!
> >
> > Morgan
> >
> > ---------- 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
> >
> > --
> > Jono Bacon
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:47:17 +0200
> From: "Morgan Collett" <morgan at ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Intrepid Release Parties!
> To: hilton at inkululeko.co.za,    "Ubuntu South African Local Community"
>        <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 09:24, Hilton Theunissen
> <hilton at inkululeko.co.za> wrote:
> > Hi Morgan
> >
> > 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
> > education.
>
> This is a great idea. How can we identify a specific tuXlab school in
> each area? Can you make any suggestions?
>
> highvoltage, same school as last year for Gauteng?
>
> Regards
> Morgan
>
>
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