UDS-M Day 3
It’s a good way to start the day, a roundtable discussion. I think we could possibly better have structured these to be honest. We laid out topics on the Monday and then discussed them when we attended the session. One topic today was the discussion of How do you set up a mailing list. There seemed to be some confusion on the way it was it to be done. Also clarifying that the LoCo Council deals with all Request Tickets (RT) associated with LoCo Teams and everything else is dealt with by the great Jorge Castro 🙂
Another topic discussed was how can partners of Canonical can help one another by exchanging case studies showing off ubuntu. One way we looked at was a partner mailing list – which could be used to send out press releases and let others know what events they will be attending.
A great initiative being driven by the Italian LoCo was a how they deal with testing ISO images in their team with guys who want to help out. They broke down the images and continued to test the same image over the cycle. They created a table and showed who was doing what in a matrix style, ISO image and name associated with the image.
I run a lot of events back home and help others where I can. So Attending the Conference Planning session was great for me as it’s always nice to hear how others conduct theirs and also gives me ideas for future events. A topic brought up was conference packs sent to approved teams and what items were sent to them. How can we cut down on flyers sent out in English to teams who don’t speak English as it’s a waste. The LoCo Council are going to look into seeing if it’s possible if banners for Approved LoCo teams is viable and also what is sent in the conference pack for events to LoCo Teams. Other things you can do for an event are Contact local Linux hardware vendors – as them for hardware for demos? If a speaker from a loco team is invited to a conference, ask if the loco team can have a free booth. If loco members volunteer at an event, ask if the team can have a free booth. Sometimes we focus too much on conferences, look at other areas! Booths at educational/college events.
The Global Jam session was a review on how we as a community participate at this event. We noted we didn’t promote it as well as we could have done. Also pointing out that some teams will have more experience members in their LoCo than others. What can they do. Break down into groups of 2-3 people, have some lightning talks and work on things together. It’s better to work together and meet up then not do anything at all.
The Accessibility Team had a reorganising and reviving meeting. It was really great to see this much enthusiasm and plans for the future. Regular meeting, and plans for the cycle ahead. How they can get more teams involved and work on the project. They now have goals and tasks for the cycle ahead. If you want to know more :
Links to things relating to the Ubuntu Accessibility team:
A few of us went out for dinner with the Ubuntu Women team. Twenty of us in total went, some women and some men. Which for some new people they found rather odd. So the evening started off with me explaining why men were invited and encouraged and welcomed to attend. It was a fun night out with a few hiccups