Sunday, January 12th, 2014, 7:00pm (1900) PT

Original Agenda

  1. Scale12x planning

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   1 [03:01] <pleia2> #startmeeting
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   4 [03:01] <pleia2> who all is here for the meeting? :)
   5 [03:01]  * eps waves
   6 [03:01] <philipballew> oh hey everyone
   7 [03:01] <akk> hi
   8 [03:02] <pleia2> #link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/14January12
   9 [03:02] <darthrobot`> Title: [CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/14January12 - Ubuntu Wiki]
  10 [03:02] <pleia2> meeting agenda, mostly just scale :)
  11 [03:02] <pleia2> #topic Scale12x planning
  12 [03:02] <pleia2> #link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Scale12x
  13 [03:02] <darthrobot`> Title: [CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Scale12x - Ubuntu Wiki]
  14 [03:02] <pleia2> philipballew: care to fill us in on any updates?
  15 [03:03] <philipballew> We are still looking for any volunteers who want to help.
  16 [03:03] <pleia2> my main conference talk was accepted (yay!) so I'll be coming and speaking at ubucon too
  17 [03:03]  * rww added himself to the volunteer list
  18 [03:03] <pleia2> philipballew: any news on booth number/placement?
  19 [03:03] <philipballew> I am also this week going to call Ema at System76 to see if they can bring an extra laptop or two for us to demo.
  20 [03:03] <pleia2> nice
  21 [03:03] <philipballew> pleia2, not yet, but we should soon.
  22 [03:03] <philipballew> no matter what, we will get it.
  23 [03:04] <philipballew> so not much to worry about there.
  24 [03:04] <pleia2> rww: think I can put a box of booth goodies in your car? :)
  25 [03:04] <rww> pleia2: yep, that should be fine
  26 [03:04] <pleia2> awesome
  27 [03:04] <philipballew> I have a banner here and I am I am getting a conference pack.
  28 [03:04] <rww> I'll probably be taking 2 or 3 computers down with me too
  29 [03:04] <philipballew> I got Canonical to send us Nexas's to demo
  30 [03:04] <pleia2> wow, nice
  31 [03:04] <philipballew> they arrived from the uk not long ago
  32 [03:04] <pleia2> rww: cool
  33 [03:05] <philipballew> all work and I will go over them with people.
  34 [03:05]  * pleia2 nods
  35 [03:05] <rww> sweet
  36 [03:05] <philipballew> I am gonna see if we have any other stuff we should be handing out that is not in the normal conference pack as well.
  37 [03:05] <philipballew> be in Juju or anything else.
  38 [03:06] <pleia2> great
  39 [03:06] <philipballew> for sure.
  40 [03:06] <pleia2> I'm trying to convince a couple projects to get their Ubuntu flyers done in time for us to print some for scale, we'll see
  41 [03:07] <philipballew> pleia2, perfect. I think that if everybody working the Ubuntu booth would be wearing some sort of Ubuntu apparel that would also be good.
  42 [03:07] <eps> Do we want candy again (if not, what would take its place)?
  43 [03:08] <pleia2> eps: I think so
  44 [03:08] <pleia2> I shall bring the dishes
  45 [03:08] <eps> Chocolate, not chocolate, loose, individually wrapped?
  46 [03:09] <pleia2> the individually wrapped thing was good, scale flu considering :)
  47 [03:10] <pleia2> no preference candy-wise though, I like candy, I like chocolate
  48 [03:10] <philipballew> Some hand sanitizer for the booth for people who want to shake hands?
  49 [03:10] <pleia2> yeah, I think that's on the list
  50 [03:10] <philipballew> right
  51 [03:10] <pleia2> (no one signed up to bring it yet though)
  52 [03:10] <eps> Don't look at me; TSA won't let me take that on the plane.
  53 [03:11] <pleia2> I might see if I have the one from last year ;)
  54 [03:11] <eps> Does it have an expiration date?
  55 [03:11] <pleia2> hopefully richard will have the ubucon site up soon too, I emailed him last week to offer some assistance
  56 [03:11] <pleia2> yeah, but I think it's a few years out
  57 [03:11] <philipballew> I also got cd's
  58 [03:11] <philipballew> about 200 desktop and server for 12.04
  59 [03:11] <pleia2> 12.04?
  60 [03:12]  * pleia2 nods
  61 [03:12] <philipballew> they are trying to get rid of them I think.
  62 [03:12] <pleia2> didn't you read nhaines' blog post? ;)
  63 [03:12] <pleia2> yeah
  64 [03:12] <philipballew> I glanced. :)
  65 [03:12] <eps> Are they original 12.04 or a recent point release?
  66 [03:12] <pleia2> I don't think they press point releases
  67 [03:13] <eps> Which means no hardware enablement stack. :-(
  68 [03:13] <philipballew> eps, People do not care what release it is. They want an official CD because it says Ubuntu on it.
  69 [03:13] <philipballew> People already are gonna be running Ubuntu.
  70 [03:14] <philipballew> few people try Ubuntu for the first time because they got a CD from a linux show.
  71 [03:14] <philipballew> but that is just what I would think.
  72 [03:14] <holstein> yeah.. too many variables
  73 [03:14] <eps> That's not my attitude when I visit the Fedora booth.
  74 [03:14] <holstein> best case, they put it in in windows and read some autorun thing
  75 [03:15] <philipballew> eps, Fedora does flash drives now iirc.
  76 [03:15] <holstein> i just wanted a real one
  77 [03:15] <philipballew> holstein, I can see that.
  78 [03:15] <eps> Flash drives cost $$$. CD/DVD media is cheap.
  79 [03:15] <holstein> i got a few 9.10 server cd's from akgraner back in the day.. i was stoked :)
  80 [03:16] <holstein> then, i get a stack of 12.04 desktop ones i gave out
  81 [03:16] <philipballew> eps, si amigo.
  82 [03:16] <philipballew> holstein, I think the peple who take them from a linux event might give them out to their friends
  83 [03:17] <holstein> yeah, i mean, we already have access. or have already used them
  84 [03:17] <pleia2> anyway, 12.04 is what we have, we don't really have the resources to change that
  85 [03:17] <philipballew> yeah, true.
  86 [03:17] <holstein> i think 12.04 is a good call
  87 [03:17] <holstein> its not a bad call
  88 [03:17] <pleia2> we'll just explain that it's from 2012 and they can directly upgrade to 14.04 when it comes out in april
  89 [03:17] <philipballew> true. I think that if someone wants to install a dofferent version they can install their own, and we can even show them how.
  90 [03:17] <pleia2> yeah
  91 [03:17] <rww> could always offer to burn 13.10 to USB stick, i think we've done that before
  92 [03:18] <rww> or 12.04.whateveritis
  93 [03:18] <philipballew> rww, I could bring a flash drive with all the iso's on it they can barrow if they want to copy it.
  94 [03:18] <pleia2> yeah, someone bringing isos would be good
  95 [03:18] <eps> 12.04.4 LTS by then
  96 [03:18] <pleia2> philipballew: great
  97 [03:18] <holstein> i have a user in my LUG trying to get with me to "update her system".. says she cant do wifi/skype/libreoffic.. someone else in the LUG set her up with a non-lts release, and im suspicous that that is the issue
  98 [03:18] <pleia2> philipballew: want to add that to the wiki
  99 [03:18] <rww> philipballew: or just stick it in the computer i will be bringing and dd
 100 [03:18] <pleia2> ?
 101 [03:18] <rww> philipballew: but yeah
 102 [03:18] <rww> i'll probably have some too
 103 [03:18] <pleia2> nice
 104 [03:18] <philipballew> pleia2, sure
 105 [03:18] <pleia2> ok, anything else re: scale?
 106 [03:19] <eps> Just the usual request ... if any locals have, e.g., Carl's Jr. coupons to bring them
 107 [03:20]  * pleia2 nods
 108 [03:20] <pleia2> #topic team election
 109 [03:20] <pleia2> #link https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-ca/2014-January/002356.html
 110 [03:20] <darthrobot`> Title: [[Ubuntu-US-CA] Ubuntu California LoCo leadership election]
 111 [03:20] <pleia2> jyo sent out the ballot a few days ago
 112 [03:21] <pleia2> if you're in the https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-california team and have a public email address but don't have a ballot, contact him :)
 113 [03:21] <darthrobot`> Title: [Ubuntu California in Launchpad]
 114 [03:21] <eps> I don't believe I ever received a ballot, but given that there appear to be exactly three candidates for three positions, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion?
 115 [03:21] <pleia2> ..of course it's a vote of 3 people for 3 spots, but it's good for the team to get used to this process
 116 [03:21] <rww> stupid question: why are we having an election to put 3... oh, okay
 117 [03:22] <pleia2> eps: you don't have a public email address on launchpad
 118 [03:22] <philipballew> rww, because Elections are all the rage these days.
 119 [03:22] <eps> pleia2: I'm not convinced that's a bad thing.
 120 [03:23] <pleia2> eps: sure, just means we don't have a way to send you a ballot
 121 [03:23] <pleia2> if you want one, just show jyo your launchpad page and give him your address :)
 122 [03:24] <pleia2> the poll will close tomorrow
 123 [03:24] <pleia2> #topic Any other business
 124 [03:24] <pleia2> anything else before we wrap up for the evening?
 125 [03:24] <holstein> sorry folks.. i didnt realize you were having a meeting when i was chattin earlier.. cheers!
 126 [03:25] <pleia2> hehe
 127 [03:25] <eps> Any Ubuntu Hours coming up?
 128 [03:25] <rww> SF next/this week, I think
 129 [03:25] <pleia2> ah yes, on wednesday
 130 [03:25] <pleia2> http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/2663-ubuntu-hour-san-francisco/
 131 [03:26] <darthrobot`> Title: [Ubuntu Hour San Francisco | Ubuntu LoCo Team Portal]
 132 [03:26] <pleia2> no debian dinner planned (did one last month, and I'm too tired this week)
 133 [03:27] <rww> pleia2: how big is box o' scale stuff?
 134 [03:27] <rww> BARTable size, or...?
 135 [03:27] <pleia2> rww: bartable
 136 [03:27] <pleia2> philipballew has a banner+tablecloth down south now, so no need to bring the ones I have here for once
 137 [03:27] <rww> will grab it wednesday then, if it'll be ready by then
 138 [03:27] <rww> if not we can figure something else out
 139 [03:27] <pleia2> sure, I'll put it together before wednesday :)
 140 [03:29] <pleia2> alright, thanks for coming everyone
 141 [03:30] <pleia2> #endmeeting

CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/14January12 (last edited 2014-01-18 02:43:59 by lyz)