USDS Lucid kicked off yesterday in Dallas Fort Worth. This is my 2nd UDS to attend and I’ve been really lucky to be sponsored to attend, so thank you Canonical for this opportunity to take part.
Up bright and early raring to go after having my fill of crispy bacon, lacking syrup this time and a bucket of Barry’s tea ( brought the tea bags with me as I like a good cuppa tea!). Kicking off the day was the happy go lucky Mr.Community, Jono and explaining why we’re here and the goals of the week, it’s great to have everyone in one place and timezone to work on the project and we need to make the most of being together during the sessions and throughout the day.
I mostly stick to the Community track though later on in the week I’ll be popping my head into Q&A and some desktop as I want to get more involved in these areas. First up was the LoCo directory and hearing an update on how it’s progressing and what else we need in it to make it more up to date for it to be used efficiently. I think to be able to see at a glance how many LoCos we have is great, encouraging and motivating to others who want to set one up.
I’ve said it before and anyone who knows me, knows I’m anal at lists and planning things out. I like to see a plan, things need to get done, and know where I’m going. So it’s great to see this coming in a friendly manner with roadmaps. To be able to plan for your LoCo or team project what you want to want5 to achieve for the next six months is fantastic.
LoCo Council discussion was interesting as there are a lot of teams out there
The use or lack of use of the Fridge I for one don’t use this resource as often as I possibly should. It tends to be an after thought and I need to not think of it that way and I think many others are in the same boat. We have the planet which is a personal slant to a post coming from users, but the fridge should be show casing upcoming events or highlighting a successful event that took place. One issue that came up was it’s not easy to get content on there, a case of not knowing who to poke re getting stuff there. An issue of WordPress V Drupal discussion came up, perhaps making the site use openid for the fridge team to use to log in making it easier adn for more people to have access to get content on there.
Ubuntu Marketing V Spread Ubuntu, I know this came up last May and the marketing issue came up last May. An idea of getting LoCos to submit their artwork, posters, what they use to market their events to spreadubuntu as a massive resource should be encouraged.
LoCo events directory I’m so happy about this project, as I organise a lot of events and to me this kind of tool would make it a lot of sense to keep an eye on the events a LoCo runs. A useful way to see what types are out there, all in one place under each LoCo.
UDS Target practice was a great success! Thanks to all who came and had a great night and nice to meet you all! I’ve added the photos to my album, help yourself to copies.