Welcome to the community knowledge base!
This page is here to provide an index of documents and articles that can help you build strong, vibrant communities. It is encouraged that the community create new articles to help expand and grow our existing documentation to help create even better teams. If we all work together to expand this documentation, we can create a pretty compelling resource.
If you want to add a document to the Knowledge Base, see this page.
Guides / HOWTOs
This section contains guides and HOWTOs for doing things effectively in the Ubuntu community, from setting up resources to resolving issues and being productive.
Things that all teams should be doing.
Team reporting - reporting to the wider project what your team is working on
Creating your team wiki homepage - how to create a homepage for your team on the Ubuntu wiki
Sample Team Wiki Site - see this collection of suggested wiki pages for a sample team and use them as the basis for your own team.
General information and details about the LoCo project.
LoCoTeamsList - the list of approved and new teams.
LoCoTeamContacts - how to contact the project leaders.
Joining a Team
Details about joining teams.
Running a Team
Help and resources for running a team.
LoCoGettingApproved - how to get your team approved.
LoCoExampleApplication - an example approval application.
LoCoGettingCds - how to get free Ubuntu CDs.
LoCoResolvingProblems - details on resolving problems and conflict in your team.
LoCoWorkingWithOtherGroups - how to best work with other local groups such as Linux User Groups.
LoCoTeamLeader - thoughts on being an effective leader.
LoCoTeamDealingWithMoney - best practices for dealing with money
LoCoTeamSpeakers - a list of those who are available to speak at conferences about Ubuntu.
LoCoWorkingWithOtherGroups - how to further promote Ubuntu while helping your area LUGs
SocialMedia - best practices for using Social Media in your project
LoCo Resources and Facilities
Guides and documentation about setting up the various resources and facilities your LoCo team may want to use.
LoCoCreatingWebsite - how to create a website, a map of your area in which users can add themselves, a planet blog aggregator, and details about free hosting options.
LoCoCreatingForum - how do you set up a forum for your team?
LoCoDocsDay - how to get involved in our regular documentation days.
LoCoBot - details about using our IRC bots for logging and other facilities.
LoCoTeamDocsToDo - Things for us to complete
Guides about different types of work your team can do.
LoCoActivism - How-to guide for digital freedom activism
UbuntuAtConferences - how to get a "conference pack" from Canonical
LoCoRunningInstallfests - a guide to running a local Installfest event.
LoCoRunningReleaseParty - a guide to running a Release Party event.
LoCoTeamEducation - how to advocate Ubuntu / Kubuntu / Edubuntu to educational users and organisations.
LoCoComputerFairHowto - organising a computer fair booth
loco-contacts - the main mailing list for the project is loco-contacts. You can join it by visiting https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/loco-contacts
Team Mailing Lists - see https://lists.ubuntu.com for details of the team mailing lists.
#ubuntu-locoteams - the main IRC channel for the LoCo project.
Running Team IRC Sessions - how to run discussion, training, show and tell or other team related sessions via IRC
Booking #ubuntu-meeting - how to book the #ubuntu-meeting IRC channel
Running a Release Party - how to organise and run an Ubuntu Release Party.
Running community Ubuntu stands at shows/conferences - a guide to running an exciting, dynamic, well staffed stand at a conference
Running an Ubucon - a guide to running a community-driven Ubucon event
Getting Organised - Getting started with organising your event
Organising Physical Events - How to organise your real-life physical event
Getting Sponsorship - Use the best available methods to secure sponsorship for your event
Organising Online Events - Plan and organise your on-line event
Planning Your Community
Community: The Bird's Eye View - An overview of what a community is and how it works
Teams: The Building Blocks of Beloning - What is a team? Why are teams important?
Designing Your Community - The basic steps to starting your community and creating the vision of what it will be
Building a Mission Statement - How to create an effective mission statement
Building a Strategic Plan - Taking your mission statement and creating a plan for your community
Filling Out the Plan - Figuring out all the little details that will take your plan to be realized
Building Your Communication Channels - Learn how to build up effective communication for your community!
Writing with Clarity - Tips and pointers for clear writing.
Choosing Your Mediums of Communication - An overview of types of communication you may choose to use for your community.
Processes: Simple is Sustainable
Processes: Simple is Sustainable - An introduction to what makes good processes
Building Great Processes - How to build good processes that will support your community
Assessing Needs - Making sure your process covers the needs of your community
Getting Buy-In For Your Processes - How to get others to use and support the processes you've put in place
Process Reassessment - Now that you have your processes and have used them, how to re-evaluate to make sure they're effective for your team
Supporting Workflow with Tools
Understanding Your Workflow - Learn how to select the right tools for the right job!
Building Great Infrastructure - Points to ponder when setting up your teams' or projects' tools.
Building And Maintaining Transparency Transparency leads to stronger communities.
Regular Workflow Assessment Regular assessments will refine your team or project.
Mind Share - Perception, change of attitudes, based on common goals and beliefs.
The Building Blocks of Buzz - Building excitement, and Motivate others.
Setting Up Your Base - Specific examples on setting up your environment for buzz.
The Buzz Cycle - How to evaluate your affectiveness with buzz.
Buzz Targets - Real World Examples of Buzz Targeting done right.
Building Alliances - Harvesting your relationships, can help you spread your buzz.
Building Buzz - Summary - Summary of the previous links content.
Start Building Your Team's Buzz - List of places and ideas where you can start applying what you've learned.
Measuring Community - Concepts on measuring progress within your teams, and Community Self-Reflection.
Foundations of Feedback - An example of an effective method of gaining feedback.
Hooks and Data - How to develop feedback loops, polling, and other methods of gathering, and how to make use of the measurable results gained.
Anonymity & Privacy - Guidelines and examples on effectively using privacy and anonymity in gathering information.
Disputes and Conflict
Dealing With Conflict - how to deal with conflict in your team
The role of the Code Of Conduct in Disputes - some notes about where the Code Of Conduct plays a part in dispute and conflict resolution
Taking Conflict To The Community Council - a guide to what to do when taking conflict issues to the community council
BuildingCommunity/Conflict/NatureofBeast - The nature of conflict
BuildingCommunity/Conflict/CalmBeforeStorm - Signs of impending conflict, what to look out for
BuildingCommunity/Conflict/Resolution - How to resolve issues of conflict
BuildingCommunity/TheCaseForGovernance - When, why and how your community needs formalized governance
BuildingCommunity/LearningFromTheLeaders - Learn from existing successful governance structures
BuildingCommunity/SettingUpACommunityCouncil - How to bootstrap your community governance structure
BuildingCommunity/ExpandingGovernance - When and how to expand your governance structure
BuildingCommunity/UbuntuGovernanceLinks - Links to further reading on how Ubuntu is governed
BuildingCommunity/Burnout - How to avoid and handle burnout
Articles, Blog Entries and Multimedia
Blog entries and articles:
Misinformation: The Enemy Of Community by Jono Bacon
Transparency in process by Jono Bacon
The Increasing Importance of Community by Jono Bacon
Hindsight is Always 20/20 by Jono Bacon
Advocating honesty by Jono Bacon
How To Build a Community: Part 1 by Kathy Sierra
How To Herd Cats And Influence People by Jono Bacon