UDS – Day 2
Day 2 of UDS, and there is still sun shining,and people being upbeat and chatty and ideas are flowing.
So again today I plonked myself in the Community stream as there was some very interesting sessions going.
- Tuesday Roundtable
- Improving Ubuntu Open Week
- LoCo Directory
- Improve The Translations Community
- Helping Ubuntu With NGOs
- Code Of Conduct Boundaries
I’d never been at a round table before, but basically it is where we discuss what ever is on our mind, perhaps something from the previous day or something that we think could do with having a session on.
An interesting one was the COC, as in is it being too often when talking to the person to resolve the issue rather than escalating the issues to council in some cases. If you can try and reason with the person and see both sides of the issue in question, if a discussion on an issue is getting heated, walk away for 10 mins, or advise the person who’s ranting and raving like a loon to do so instead.
The COC is there for us to use and guide us by, but often it’s over used on small issues, one needs to remember we are a large community with a diverse active culture and one needs to respect that, as that’s one of the greatest things for us.
However, I’d like to point out that one needs sometimes to realise that what I say here is how I’d say it, not only is it myt whacked out opionion it’s also the way I say things in a coloquial manner and is unoffensive for here, elsewhere someome else may take umbrance with it as it means something else where they are from. I’m sorry but one needs to respect and understand that sometimes things said on here or on irc are a persons way of say things and in no way mean offensive.
So another thing I got to work on today was an idea I had in the discussion group on Monday with Efrain Valles. I’d never created a blue print which is the idea of what we want to work on, so Efrain guided me along and showed me what to do. So our blueprint on the idea is HERE.
From there you need to write a wiki post and detail the reasons why, and a possible solution of what you’d like to see, again having never done this before, or indeed would have though5t I could even do so, it’s being here in UDS that has made this possible and now I can think that I may have made a slight difference in Ubuntu which is just great! You can participate and get help face to face and it makes all the difference.
Finally the NGO session was very interesting as I got to learn about resources that are available to them that I didn’t realise were there. Also i was able to suggest to folks that you should invite them to your talks so they can gain and mutially benefit can be obtained for everyone.
Still loving UDS would recommend it to anyone and everyone!