It’s a sad day, it’s the last day, and I’m still running around like a headless chicken trying to get to meet people I’ve not seen or need to resolve some issues which have come up during the week with the people that are there and in hands reach! Today was the day we confirmed and finalised action items, a day to say goodbye to old and new friends I’ve gotten to know this week. It’s been great!
The final day kicked off with hanging out in the folks in the community round table. During this final round table we got around to summarising many of the topics that we will aim to focus during the Precise cycle and these are the areas we will focus on and get behind and work on.
- Create and share opportunities for all levels of skills to help everyone make Ubuntu great.
- Support , motivate and encourage our leaders and governors to be successful to deliver leadership that furthers the community.
- Create a better environment of gratitude and appreciation towards our community and Canonical
- Have a constructive critical environment, where you protect it against anti-social and unconstructive behaviour.
- Make sure our community are approachable to help our community to contribute and be successful, he us to help others.
- Firstly to get involved people are pointed to the ReportingBugs page when they want to report a bug and told to go from there.
- It’s not easy to read, it’s long winded, and it’s not really user friendly to understand.
- As we grow more people start to use the bug tracker not just to log bugs but this is where they are going to get support which is because they don’t know the issue between a bug and an issue and they don’t know where else to ask for help.
I attended the next session Ubuntu Accomplishments and Trophies out of curiorsity as me personally I don’t like trophies but was interested in what was being planned and discussed. The idea being that there would be a number of goals that could be achieved by people but not all people could ever unlock the achievement , but also there would be no pressure put on a person or a team to take part. I’m still not overly convinced on it’s merits but I am interested to see how it pans out. I can see how they want to drive motivation in the community, but I’m not sure how dangling a carrot in front of people will work. I do wonder will it breed an over competitiveness between some people which could be good, but it could also lead to demonstration to others which is my big fear.
My final sessions was Ubuntu Government Campaigning, this topic came up in Mondays session and Alan Bell had done a brain dump into the etherpad. It was a good informal discussion where we learned how other teams had been successful in getting Ubuntu into schools. It was good to hear peoples ideas, and we did think having more case studies of successful stories out there to help locoteams and also encourage new people to try it in their business. How best LoCo teams could attract and talk to local government representatives, talking to them about Ubuntu and showing them the case studies.
That was it, sessions were all over. The week has flown past. We had a final wrap up session kicked off by Jono Bacon who led a moment of silence for André Gondim. I did find it slightly odd not to hear from all the track leads as usual to hear their plans for the coming cycle from the work they had decided this week. We did hear from Arm, Desktop and Server, Rick and Jono which was great to hear the plans they are going to be focusing on.
There was an after party, ice cream and hugs goodbye to friends old and new and it was lovely to be here this week. The week has come and gone so fast but also been really productive and I look forward to the coming months and seeing how the community are going to work on future plans!
Photos from the party are on pix.ie