UDS-M Day 4
Eh it’s Thursday already…. How exactly did that happen! The week is flying past and it’s been really interesting meeting new people and working on some really cool projects during the week. A topic in this mornings roundtable was how we can get do a community check for before a meeting to see who is coming so people don’t turn up and there is no council or board there. It’s frustrating for folks who’ve had to stay up for the meeting or take time out of their schedule.
The Fridge Calender is getting revamped and in future there will be 5 calenders on the fridge 1)Meetings 2) LoCo events on IRC 3) Fossevents 4)Classroom Events 5) Loco Events in Person
The LoCo Directory has come on leaps and bounds in the last few months! Thanks to the AWESOME Developers behind this. The LoCo Directory (LD) is starting to really shape up. Some issues such as there being multiple places to publish content has frustrated some teams, in the future all content will be in the LD and not on the wiki.
Future LoCo Directory Plans:
* Continent support for the front page.
Potential Team Profile Page Targets:
* Team profile picture.
* Flickr Feed
* List campaigns and whether they are participating. E.g:
Ubuntu Global Jam ./
Maverick Release Parties x
Project Cleansweep ./
If you click on an ‘x’ it takes you to the docs.
• Possibly Add Team Resources, Motu, Artists, (other contributor types) not individual names on the main page
Eventually the wiki will become redundant and all information will be on the LoCo Directory
At each UDS there is a session on Governance and checking to see which council will have members expiring during the next cycle.
* Check with IS to see if we can automate how current team council members join firstname.lastname@example.org
From the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil/Restaffing . The announcement should go to the most appropriate team mailing list, so you get the attention of everybody who takes an interest in that particular part of the community. For additional effect (you might want broader feedback), blog about the nomination/election, get the announce on the Fridge and put a link to the announcement in the topic of the team channel.
* Launchpad votes are pretty straightforward, but a bit limited in its set-up, either you
– set up one poll for the whole election and see who gets the top <x> of <y> votes (5 of 12, when you have 12 nominees and 5 seats) or
– set up one poll per person and see who gets the most “Yes minus No” votes.
• CIVS makes use of the Concordet method which can be more suitable when you are selecting m-of-n candidates, for example if you have 5 candidates for 3 places.
Something I’ve been wanting to kick start since I joined the Ubuntu LoCo Council is a manual available to all LoCo teams. It’s going to contain some Best Practices and Guidelines for Teams. This will help them when running a team, but also help the LoCo council when it comes to Approval and Re Approval of them.Getting Started. Running a team? – guidelines? List of loco teams that already do good stuff to mentor other teams?
- Doing useful things
- ISO testing
- Advocacy – outreach
- Mentoring members of the team to contribute
- Usability testing
- Promotional Material
- Designing leaflets / posters / flyers
- Event Planning
So for this cycle I’m going to be working on the above as an action item and once it’s finished, getting it translated and then promoted to old teams and to new teams starting off. Keep watching as I’ll blog its progress.