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Ubuntu Global Jam – Limerick

Ubuntu Global Jam – Limerick

It’s official there is an Ubuntu Global jam happening in Ireland taking place in Limerick. It will take place on Friday 3rd  March from 9 to 5 in the University of Limerick in the students union room 3. If anyone have trouble finding the room they can call me (Andru) on 0863943115 and I can come meet them. All are welcome, even you you don’t program you can still help out in a big way.There will also be people hanging out in #ubuntu-ie on irc if you want to drop by and if enough people are interested we can do a google hangout for those who are not around.

Ubuntu Global Jam coming soon

Ubuntu Global Jam coming soon

It’s that time of cycle again, where we all get together over a coffee/tea pizza  at home or where ever and work on Ubuntu as a community! Ubuntu needs your help!

We need your members of your loco team to help on testing and letting us know how and where it needs some looking into. This cycle we are shipping Unity as the new desktop interface, and we are going to be working hard together to ensure that as many Unity bugs are squeezed out as possible. The Ubuntu global Jam (UGJ) is a great chance to come along and help test Unity, report bugs, fix bugs, triage problems, write documentation, help advocate Ubuntu in your area. Lets see if we can make Ubuntu 11.04 the best Ubuntu release yet!
With that in mind date of the Ubuntu Global Jam is 1st – 3rd April 2011. We are really keen that everyone has as much notice as possible to get your events ready! So all team contacts on here should be sending this mail to your loco team to let them know and so you can plan the event! I have  added the Ubuntu Global Jam in the LoCo Directory so feel free to go and add your events there! – http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/567/detail/

There are over 142 teams on the LoCo directory and only 7 have signed up to take part! Lets get more teams on there and help make this UGJ ROCK!!!!We will also be having some tutorial sessions about how to organize events soon! When you add an event, but sure to Tweet/Dent/Facebook it and use the #ugj, #ubuntu, and #locoteams tags so others can see them!

Ubuntu Global Jam – Coming very soon

Ubuntu Global Jam – Coming very soon

So firstly for those who may be unfamilar with a Global Jam  and what it’s all about.  The Ubuntu Global Jam (UGJ) is a a world-wide online and face-to-face event to get people together to fix Ubuntu bugs – we want to get as many people online fixing bugs, having a great time doing so.  This is not only a great opportunity to really help Ubuntu, but to also get together with other your team mates and work on things as a group and help one another.

This year the  Ubuntu Global Jam will take place over the weekend of  27th – 29th August and it’s a great opportunity to work  together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. It’s for all levels so don’t be put off thinking it’s only about development and looking at bugs for the weekend, there are loads of areas to help.

The Ubuntu Global Jam incorporates events that have been organized over the world to get Ubuntu contributors and fans together to have a great time and improve Ubuntu. Each event has one or more of our themes:

  • Bugs – finding, triaging and fixing bugs.
  • Testing – testing the new release and reporting your feedback.
  • Upgrade – upgrading to Maverick from Lucid and reporting your upgrade experience.
  • Documentation – writing documentation about how to use Ubuntu and how to join the community.
  • Translations – translating Ubuntu and helping to make it available in everyone’s local language.
  • Packaging – work on Ubuntu packages and improve them.
  • Other – other types of contribution such as marketing and advocacy etc.

So what do you need to do to have a UGJ – a venue where you can meet up, suggestions for places to work on are a library room which many will donate free, a coffee shop will often oblige.  Having them in colleges  class rooms are ideal as many are closed for the summer.  Have one in a friends house, just remember to bring something to say thanks!  Don’t be put off if you are having a problem finding a place, you can always join people remotely on your loco irc channel or on #ubuntu-locoteams.

Remember not everyone will have experience in areas, try and help them, use this weekend as an opportunity to help you team learn how they can help with Ubuntu.  If there is someone who likes writing documentation or is good at proof reading manuals, get them to help with your loco wiki, or pick a part of the Ubuntu wiki and work on that as a team.  Encourage your team members to help and mentor others, break into groups and work on things together.  Work still gets done and confidence builds up for future events.

WE have create the Ubuntu Global Jam event on the LoCo Directory - There are at present over 142 teams located on the LoCo directory and only 8 teams have added their events! So lets see if we can get more events on there!   This is a Global event! Lets spread the word and get everyone involved! Join us in #ubuntu-locoteams during the weekend