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Ubuntu California is a group of volunteers who advocate and promote Ubuntu and Free Software in California. We attend and plan events statewide, contact and work with LUGs and other local groups, and act as the public face of the Ubuntu community in California. The group is open to everybody in the state with an interest in spreading and discussing Ubuntu.

Key Details

Roadmap

Upcoming Events

October 2009: Ubuntu Global Jam

We're planning two venues for the Ubuntu Global Jam: one in North California (at either UC Berkeley or Walnut Creek), and one in South California (at Chapman University).

Meeting

Start

July 26, 2009

19:58

August 9, 2009

19:37

August 23, 2009

19:24

September 6, 2009

19:16

October 2009: Release parties and installfest for Ubuntu 9.10

Continuing our history of awesome release parties, we're planning events in both North and South California for Ubuntu 9.10/Karmic's release in October.

Meeting

Start

July 26, 2009

20:11

August 23, 2009

19:24

Goals

Short(er) term

  • SCaLE8x (Feb 2010) (Yasumoto)

  • OSCON 2010 (Yasumoto)

  • Come up with improved ways of making CDs look more professional (NealBussett)

    • Redesign general purpose sleeves

    • Redesign CD stand & sleeves (together) for specialized use (specific version, flavor, etc) such as putting in libraries

    • Come up with a cheap method of making the CDs look good
  • Ubuntu California Podcast (NathanHaines)

  • IRC channel migration
  • Launchpad membership cleanup

Long Term

  • Presentations at more groups in California (especially non-technical ones)
  • Ubuntu on campus
  • Two LoCo members per county

Experience

November 2007: Installfest for Gutsy

Joe, Nathan, Neal, and Seth at BarCampLA

Our first event was an installfest to celebrate the Gutsy release. We had some difficulty getting a location pinned down. This event was finally held as a session at BarCampLA and went moderately well even though no installation was actually done. BarCamps aren't conducive to events like this.

Meeting

Start

September 9, 2007

19:16

September 23, 2007

19:25

October 21, 2007

19:20

December 2, 2007

19:33

(recap)

February 2008: Booth at the 2008 Southern California Linux Expo

Gregory, Jono, and Nathan at Scale 6x

Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) is one of the largest West Coast open source conventions. We manned a booth and gave out one-hundred CDs over the course of the weekend.

April 2008: Booth at LUG Radio Live US

LUG Radio Live booth

Lug Radio Live came to the US in April 2008, and we had a booth there too. We passed out CDs, answered questions about the current and upcoming versions of Ubuntu, and gave a 5 minute lightning talk.

Meeting

Start

March 9, 2008

19:39

April 6, 2008

19:21

April 20, 2008

19:58

(recap)

April 2008: Installfest at CSU Long Beach

audience at the screening of Revolution OS at CSU Long Beach

Working with one of the art professors at Cal State Long Beach, we held an installfest at a screening of Revolution OS for the students there. Leading up to this event, we were interviewed on a campus radio show about Ubuntu and open source.

Meeting

Start

February 24, 2008

19:53

March 9, 2008

19:13

April 6, 2008

19:30

April 20, 2008

19:12

May 4, 2008

19:26

(recap)

May 2008: Release party for Hardy

For our Hardy release we decided to simply have a party. We got together at a restaurant and had dinner together. There were 8 attendees, and a great time was had by all.

Meeting

Start

March 9, 2008

19:52

April 20, 2008

19:36

May 4, 2008

19:42

June 2008: Presentation at the North Orange County Computer Club

photo from NOCCC presentation

The North Orange County Computer Club asked us to give a presentation about Linux and Ubuntu. There were about 50 people in attendance and we handed out a number of CDs and business cards. The audience was mostly unaware of Linux and open source in general, and seemed enthusiastic about the concept of Linux.

Meeting

Start

June 1, 2008

19:07

(recap)

August 2008: Global Bug Jam

People at the Global Bug Jam

We had about 12 people participate in the first Global Bug Jam. We covered bug work as well as care, feeding, and usage of GPG. After an opening presentation, we worked through various bugs together and ended jamming on Guitar Hero.

Meeting

Start

June 29, 2008

19:15

July 13, 2008

19:43

July 27, 2008

19:46

August 10, 2008

19:44

(recap)

August 2008: Presentation for the San Gabriel Valley Linux Users Group

San Gabriel Valley LUG asked us to give a presentation on what Ubuntu offers (over Linux) and what new features are included in Intrepid. There were about 30 people in attendance, and we handed out a number of CDs.

Meeting

Start

June 1, 2008

19:25

July 13, 2008

19:50

July 27, 2008

19:54

September 7, 2008

19:19

(recap)

November 2008: Release Party and Installfest for Intrepid

For our Intrepid release party, we decided to not only socialize with food, but also to hold an installfest and bug jam. We had nine people in attendance and we shared pizza, stories, and Armagetron.

Meeting

Start

July 13, 2008

19:55

September 21, 2008

19:28

October 5, 2008

19:17

October 19, 2008

19:18

November 2, 2008

19:20

November 16, 2008

19:12

(recap)

February 2009: Booth and Global Bug Jam at the 2009 Southern California Linux Expo

Once again we had a booth at SCaLE. This weekend coincided with another Global Bug Jam, and we attempted to weave the two together with mixed results. The booth was great and we handed out about 150 CDs over the weekend, but the Bug Jam was a total flop.

Meeting

Start

November 16, 2008

19:16

December 14, 2008

19:40

January 11, 2009

19:09

January 25, 2009

19:23

February 8, 2009

19:15

March 8, 2009

19:08

(recap)

April/May 2009: Release Parties for Jaunty

attendees at the Jaunty release party in LA

To celebrate Jaunty's release, we had a number of activities across the state. For southern California, we held another food/party one with about 14 people attending. In the North, we had parties in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, and Felton.

Meeting

Start

March 8, 2009

19:42

March 22, 2009

19:05

April 5, 2009

19:35

April 19, 2009

19:56

May 3, 2009

19:13

(recap)

May 2009: Presentation for Ubuntu Open Week

We gave a presentation at Ubuntu Open Week about exhibiting (specifically, a booth) at conferences.

July 2009: Booth at the 2009 O'Reilly Open Source Convention

photo from OSCON 2009 booth

We manned a booth at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in San Jose and handed out about 200 CDs during the two-day Expo Hall. Our booth was one of the more popular ones; we showed off Ubuntu Netbook Remix and did a raffle for the new edition of The Official Ubuntu Server Book.

Meeting

Start

March 22, 2009

19:17

April 5, 2009

19:17

May 3, 2009

19:25

May 17, 2009

19:22

June 14, 2009

19:17

June 28, 2009

19:11

July 12, 2009

19:16

July 19, 2009

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(in-person meeting)

July 26, 2009

19:18

(recap)

Ubuntu Members

The following Ubuntu Members are active in Ubuntu California:

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