12April8

Sunday, April 08th, 2012, 7:00pm (1900) PT

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   1 [02:00] <pleia2> #startmeeting
   2 [02:00] <pleia2> who all is here for the meeting?
   3 [02:01] <eps> eep!
   4 [02:01]  * pleia2 takes that as a "me"
   5 [02:01] <akk> o/
   6 [02:02] <pleia2> alright, well we don't have anything formal on the agenda
   7 [02:02] <greg-g> o/
   8 [02:02] <eps> nothing wearing ... a tux? ;-)
   9 [02:02] <greg-g> I have an update
  10 [02:02] <pleia2> greg-g: go for it
  11 [02:03] <greg-g> pretty simple: I will more likely be able to make it to UDS, my work's In Town Week was cancelled
  12 [02:03] <greg-g> :)
  13 [02:03] <pleia2> yay!
  14 [02:03] <greg-g> now all that is left to keep me away is a 4 month old :)
  15 [02:04] <pleia2> well, you can do half days, or just come to the evening events (babies welcome!)
  16 [02:04] <pleia2> there actually have been a few babies coming to UDS sessions, but they were very quiet
  17 [02:04] <pleia2> I guess we can start with UDS stuff since we're on that topic
  18 [02:05] <pleia2> http://www.flickr.com/photos/pleia2/7052367909/
  19 [02:05] <pleia2> these "I'm a local" pins came in this week :)
  20 [02:05] <pleia2> the idea is that those of us willing and able to give "local stuff" information to UDS attendees will wear them so then people can ask us about transit, sight-seeing and other local stuff
  21 [02:06] <pleia2> even if you're not an absolute expert, you'll probably know who to ask or where to look for the answer
  22 [02:06] <akk> cool!
  23 [02:06] <pleia2> we've also been putting together a local transit page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-Q/PublicTransit
  24 [02:07] <pleia2> huge thanks to eps for his help on this, he's a public transit encyclopedia :)
  25 [02:07] <eps> hee hee
  26 [02:07] <pleia2> we also have this page still coming together: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/UDS-Q
  27 [02:08] <pleia2> for nighttime events or anything else we wish to plan
  28 [02:08] <pleia2> I'm going to blog about it soon and maybe some people will tell me what they'd most like to see so I can follow-up with people who put stuff on the wiki
  29 [02:09] <pleia2> anyone else have UDS stuff? it's still a month away, we have time :)
  30 [02:09] <akk> Registration isn't open yet, is it? I haven't seen any announcements about that.
  31 [02:10] <pleia2> it is
  32 [02:10] <pleia2> I think the only announcement was in the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter a few weeks ago
  33 [02:10] <akk> I haven't done a UDS before so I don't know how it works ... I was hoping something would be announced on our list for those of us new to it.
  34 [02:10] <pleia2> http://uds.ubuntu.com/register/
  35 [02:10] <pleia2> ok, I can write an email :)
  36 [02:11] <pleia2> #action pleia2 to write mail to list with FAQ and registration info for UDS
  37 [02:11] <akk> Thanks!
  38 [02:11] <pleia2> #topic 12.04 release events
  39 [02:12] <pleia2> so, we already talked about this some at our last meeting (when I was taking the meeting on my phone from my soon to be mother-in-law's living room in philadelphia :))
  40 [02:13] <pleia2> we only really have the standard SF Thirsty Bear event so far: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/1615/detail/
  41 [02:13] <pleia2> eps had talked about a quieter event in SF too, which I'm thinking we may want to do that weekend
  42 [02:13] <eps> Is parking still free on Sundays? (sigh)
  43 [02:13] <pleia2> I think so
  44 [02:14] <eps> Not for long, if local politicians get their way :-(
  45 [02:14] <pleia2> yeah :\
  46 [02:14] <akk> Wow, a lot of required irrelevant fields for UDS like arrival/departure info.
  47 [02:14] <pleia2> I expect most people would take MUNI though, since it stops right there
  48 [02:14]  * akk tries to remember when she last arrived in California
  49 [02:14] <pleia2> akk: hah, yeah, well most people aren't locals :)
  50 [02:15] <akk> Maybe not, but why is all that required? Including things like passport expiry date.
  51 [02:15] <pleia2> let me grab what I put for my arrival and departure times (there is a limit)
  52 [02:16] <akk> Many USians don't even have a passport.
  53 [02:16] <pleia2> passport info wasn't a requried field when I filled it out, that's odd since a lot of US folks are coming
  54 [02:16] <akk> Maybe * doesn't mean required like it does on most forms. I'll try leaving them all blank.
  55 [02:16] <pleia2> you can put arrival at 09:00 EDT on Monday, 2010-10-25 and departure 17:00 EDT on Friday, 2010-10-29
  56 [02:17] <pleia2> err
  57 [02:17] <pleia2> I am looking at the wrong UDS
  58 [02:17] <pleia2> https://launchpad.net/sprints/uds-q
  59 [02:17] <pleia2> there, start and end times are there, you can use those :)
  60 [02:18] <akk> Wow, that one's MUCH easier!
  61 [02:18] <pleia2> you'll want to do the proper register form though
  62 [02:18] <pleia2> the register form will get you added automatically on launchpad, but if you join directly on launchpad you won't get properly registered
  63 [02:18] <akk> Now I'm really confused. Which one is the proper form?
  64 [02:19] <pleia2> http://uds.ubuntu.com/register/
  65 [02:19] <akk> Maybe we should do this outside the meeting.
  66 [02:19] <akk> (But it is probably relevant for most locals.)
  67 [02:19] <pleia2> I was just giving the uds-q link so you could grab the start and end dates for the form
  68 [02:20] <pleia2> anyway, someone on the Noisebridge list also randomly suggested having an Ubuntu installfest, someone else suggested talking to us, so I followed up with the mail I Cc:ed to our list: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-ca/2012-April/001929.html
  69 [02:20] <pleia2> no reply yet, we'll see where it goes
  70 [02:20] <pleia2> with all this release and UDS stuff, I don't have time to plan an installfest too, so it would be great if the noisebridge folks could do the heavy lifting there
  71 [02:21] <pleia2> (or someone else here :))
  72 [02:22] <eps> akk: visitors from some countries are required to have six months validity on their passports beyond their planned return date
  73 [02:22] <pleia2> ah, good point, maybe there was some incident where someone got stuck ;)
  74 [02:23] <pleia2> the only other thing I really have is SF Ubuntu Hour and Debian Dinner this week: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/1657/detail/
  75 [02:23] <pleia2> Wednesday, 6-9
  76 [02:24] <pleia2> anyone else have anything?
  77 [02:26] <pleia2> ok, I think we wrap up then
  78 [02:26] <pleia2> thanks greg-g, akk and eps :)
  79 [02:26] <eps> Our next meeting is on the 22th [sic] according to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
  80 [02:26]  * pleia2 nods
  81 [02:27] <pleia2> #endmeeting

CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/12April8 (last edited 2012-04-16 00:17:42 by philipballew)