11August14

Sunday, August 14th, 2011, 7:00pm (1900) PT

Original Agenda

  1. Picn*x20 planning -- lyz 2011-08-10 23:16:36

  2. CA Team game night planning

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   1 19:02 < jdeslip> ----------------------- Meeting Begins ---------------------
   2 19:02 < iheartubuntu2> made it
   3 19:02 < jdeslip> As always lets start with some announcements does anyone have any?
   4 19:03 < grantbow> linuxpicnic.org is coming up soon Aug 27th to be covered in the meting today.
   5 19:03 < jdeslip> The globabl jam date is September 2-4 
   6 19:04 < jdeslip> Which I believe is a long weekedn :/
   7 19:04 < pleia2> yeah, labor day
   8 19:04 < pleia2> I think phil and DarkwingDuck are planning something down in SD
   9 19:04 < jdeslip> I will be probably be down in Florida.  But if anyone is considering hosting an event please let the email list know
  10 19:05 < grantbow> Software Fredom Day.org is coming up
  11 19:05 < pleia2> and add to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/NattyGlobalJam
  12 19:05 < grantbow> they don't have the date for sfd on their front page :-(
  13 19:05 < jdeslip> Ok, any more announcements?
  14 19:06 < bkerensa> Cookie
  15 19:06 < jdeslip> Ok lets move on to the first agenda item.
  16 19:06 < jdeslip> The Linux Picnic Planning
  17 19:06 < grantbow> www.solanoavenueassn.org/strol.htm is coming up Sept 11th
  18 19:07 < grantbow> Picnic!
  19 19:07 < jdeslip> grantbow: yes, thanks for pointing that out
  20 19:07 < pleia2> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Picnix20
  21 19:07 < jdeslip> I'll add that to agenda for next meeting.  Hopefully can get some ubuntu volunteers.
  22 19:07 < jdeslip> Ok, about the picnic
  23 19:07 < iheartubuntu2> so picnix is an ubuntu thingy or linux?
  24 19:07 < aaditya> Linux.
  25 19:07 < pleia2> we're the ubuntu table at the linux picnic
  26 19:07 < jdeslip> pleia2 set up a page for our organization here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Picnix20
  27 19:08 < iheartubuntu2> is there a picnix in SoCal?
  28 19:08 < jdeslip> I guess we have a booth (a couple tables) 
  29 19:08 < aaditya> Hi all. I'm just dropping by, barely got back to Cali and should have an answer for everything by tomorrow. That said, I'm present.
  30 19:08 < pleia2> aaditya: any idea when registration will open? and when we'll know the placement of the tables?
  31 19:08 < jdeslip> It would be good to have some CDs to give away.  Can anyone burn ~50?
  32 19:08 < pleia2> oh ok, thanks :)
  33 19:09 < aaditya> :)
  34 19:09 < pleia2> we have pressed ones still, so we can use at least 25 for the picnic (and the rest for solano)
  35 19:09 < jdeslip> For everyone in the Bay Area, please add your name to the wiki if you are planning to attend
  36 19:09 < jdeslip> pleia2: ok great
  37 19:10 < jdeslip> i
  38 19:10 < jdeslip> I have a street fair style tent I could bring if MarkDude is not bringing his
  39 19:11 < pleia2> MarkDude?
  40 19:11 < MarkDude> Um not sure about any of it yet
  41 19:11  * MarkDude knows nothing
  42 19:12 < jdeslip> OK, well, we can figure out the tent closer to the event.  
  43 19:12 < jdeslip> Anything else we need?
  44 19:12 < pleia2> I'll flesh out the list of what we need this week, probably need some ties to put the banner up on the tent
  45 19:12 < jdeslip> MarkDude: let me know if you are going to make it and bring the tent by email etc..
  46 19:13 < grantbow> we could use some help at the registration desk at the beginning of the picnic.
  47 19:13 < pleia2> and I'll send the list to the mailing list so we make sure we have everything (some cheap orange tablecloths would be nice)
  48 19:13 < MarkDude> Ok, well it may be used by Fedora and stuff
  49 19:13 < jdeslip> pleia2: ok, sounds good
  50 19:14 < grantbow> sounds good
  51 19:14 < jdeslip> Any other picnix related stuff to chat about?
  52 19:14 < iheartubuntu2> is there one in so cal?
  53 19:14 < eps> Not this year, not that I'm aware of.
  54 19:15 < pleia2> I think we're good, woo picnic in 2 weeks :)
  55 19:15 < iheartubuntu2> how would be go about getting one going? contacting various distro trams?
  56 19:15 < iheartubuntu2> teams?
  57 19:15 < grantbow> iheartubuntu2: create a day in so cal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Linux!
  58 19:16 < iheartubuntu2> i'll have to think about this! could be fun
  59 19:16 < jyo> What's up with the picnic RSVP?
  60 19:16 < pleia2> :)
  61 19:16 < pleia2> jyo: aaditya said he'd have info tomorrow
  62 19:16 < jyo> Cool.
  63 19:16 < pleia2> so hopefully soon :)
  64 19:16 < grantbow> yeah, says "Expect the RSVP database open in late Spring or early Summer." now
  65 19:17 < eps> Didn't say which year
  66 19:17 < jdeslip> OK, moving on to topic number 2 - Game night.
  67 19:17 < iheartubuntu2> ok -
  68 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> An Ubuntu game night can be a great way to spend time together as an entire California team.
  69 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> This is something that could expand nationwide or even worldwide eventuall
  70 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> Coming up with the right game or rotating games will be the challenge.
  71 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> Ive done a little research on games.
  72 19:18 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu: you mean like online games right?
  73 19:18 < grantbow> fun idea - open source lan party kind of thing?
  74 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> First person shooters seem to be the most common multi player games
  75 19:19 < iheartubuntu2> online games where we can all join in
  76 19:19 < jdeslip> To be honest there are a lot of nice games for Ubuntu
  77 19:19 < iheartubuntu2> i dont think minecraft is free, but it might be an idea
  78 19:19 < jdeslip> that I have been meaning to try but had no reason
  79 19:19 < jdeslip> Nexuiz etc..
  80 19:19 < aaditya> The site is slightly out of date. Expect updates tomorrow.
  81 19:19 < iheartubuntu2> frozen bubble handles multiplayer, but i dont know how many
  82 19:20 < jyo> Tremulous
  83 19:20 < iheartubuntu2> freeciv, pokerth, and even london law all do multiplayer to some extent
  84 19:20 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu2: Why don't you try to organize something, send invitations out to the mailing list (and wherever else appropriate) and 
  85 see who shows up for the first night
  86 19:20 < iheartubuntu2> there may be chrome games like WTG Golf that can handle all of us at once
  87 19:21 < pleia2> maybe create https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/GameNights to list some of the games
  88 19:21 < iheartubuntu2> right now i was hoping for game ideas
  89 19:21 < grantbow> running under wine is cheating I guess :-)
  90 19:21 < jdeslip> the Linux Action Show just had a show about Linux games :)
  91 19:22 < iheartubuntu2> regnum online (now called realms online in USA) is another game than can handle the entire СA team
  92 19:22 < jdeslip> There were a couple civilization type games shown off (can't remember names though)
  93 19:22 < jdeslip> http://www.playdeb.net/ has a lot of nice games listed
  94 19:22 < grantbow> actually running games under wine for this event might help increase participation and provide teachable moments for Ubuntu
  95 19:23 < iheartubuntu2> would anyone have any multiplayer game ideas?
  96 19:23 < iheartubuntu2> good idea grantbow
  97 19:23 < iheartubuntu2> should this be a california thing or expand bigger?
  98 19:23 < jdeslip> I don't have any specific ones except Nexuiz, OpenArena, FreeCiv and Wesnoth
  99 19:24 < pleia2> maybe start with california?
 100 19:24 < pleia2> see how it goes
 101 19:24 < iheartubuntu2> pleia2 thats what i was thinking
 102 19:24 < grantbow> I would do a strong showing locally before expanding to prove that it's worth it
 103 19:24 < iheartubuntu2> ok
 104 19:24 < jdeslip> The new supertux kart looks pretty flashy
 105 19:25 < iheartubuntu2> which direction should i take this? focus on more questions? more game choices?
 106 19:25 < iheartubuntu2> some games can handle 4 players, some can handle 500
 107 19:25 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu2: I'd just take charge of it if I were you.  Make whatever choices you would like and see how it goes. It is easy to get
 108  feedback after a first trial
 109 19:26 < iheartubuntu2> so set it up and run it
 110 19:26 < jdeslip> In my opinion, the hard part is just getting started :)
 111 19:26 < pleia2> +1
 112 19:26 < iheartubuntu2> i was also thinking a game night right after our team meetings here since we have a number of people already together
 113 19:27 < jdeslip> not a bad idea
 114 19:27 < pleia2> yeah
 115 19:27 < iheartubuntu2> ok, thats it for me unless someone has something to add
 116 19:27 < MarkDude> Super Nerd Night SF has a great live way they do this
 117 19:27 < iheartubuntu2> i'll move this forward
 118 19:27 < iheartubuntu2> how so markdude
 119 19:27 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu2: great! thanks for this
 120 19:28 < MarkDude> they have all sorts of options for people
 121 19:29 < jdeslip> Browsing playdeb led me to this RISK type game: http://www.playdeb.net/software/TripleA - I like me some RISK
 122 19:29 < pleia2> MarkDude: that's easy to do for an in-person event with a lot of people, this proposal is virtual so we'd need some coordination and p
 123 ossibly servers running to play games, which means we can't offer a ton of options (plus I don't think we'll have a ton of people :))
 124 19:30 < iheartubuntu2> video cards can limit the amount of players too
 125 19:31 < jdeslip> OK - does anyone have anything to add before we end the meeting?
 126 19:32 < iheartubuntu2> 5
 127 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 4
 128 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 3
 129 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 2
 130 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 1
 131 19:33 < eps> totals 15
 132 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> :)
 133 19:33 < jdeslip> -------------------- Meeting Ends -----------------------

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