Sunday, March 6th, 2016, 7:00pm (1900) PT
- Upcoming events
- Add your event information here.
- Add your announcement here.
Initial feedback/evaluation of Meetup.com group so far (pleia2)
How it worked for UbuCon Summit and related SCALE14x events
- How it's working in general as a team resource
- Add your agenda item here.
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1 03:00:15 <darthrobot> Meeting started Mon Mar 7 03:00:15 2016 UTC. The chair is pleia2. Information about MeetBot at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/meetingology. 2 03:00:15 <darthrobot> 3 03:00:15 <darthrobot> Available commands: #accept #accepted #action #agree #agreed #chair #commands #endmeeting #endvote #halp #help #idea #info #link #lurk #meetingname #meetingtopic #nick #progress #rejected #replay #restrictlogs #save #startmeeting #subtopic #topic #unchair #undo #unlurk #vote #voters #votesrequired 4 03:00:20 <pleia2> #chair ianorlin nhaines 5 03:00:20 <darthrobot> Current chairs: ianorlin nhaines pleia2 6 03:00:48 <pleia2> #link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/16March06 7 03:00:48 <darthrobot> Title: [CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/16March06 - Ubuntu Wiki] 8 03:00:51 <pleia2> that's the agenda for this evening 9 03:00:57 <pleia2> #topic Upcoming events 10 03:01:22 <pleia2> it appears the only thing we have coming up is the Ubuntu Hour in SF that I announced on list today 11 03:01:28 <pleia2> http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/3328-ubuntu-hour-san-francisco/ 12 03:01:28 <darthrobot> Title: [Ubuntu Hour San Francisco | Ubuntu LoCo Team Portal] 13 03:01:37 <nhaines> _o/ 14 03:01:53 <ianorlin> well also keep in mind next month is April 15 03:02:06 <pleia2> ianorlin: already? x_x 16 03:02:17 <pleia2> so hopefully we will have release parties soon 17 03:02:39 <pleia2> I will chat with nhandler this week to see if Yelp can host again 18 03:03:14 <pleia2> for reference, release day is April 21st 19 03:03:28 <pleia2> I will actually be in town (only barely) 20 03:03:37 <caballero> I am planning with the help of Phil to plan an ubuntu hour in the San Diego area...planning on perhaps the best time would around the release of 16.10 21 03:03:54 <caballero> we are very excited....:-D 22 03:04:00 <pleia2> caballero: great :) 23 03:04:08 <pleia2> sometimes there are doughnuts at those ubuntu hours, I am jealous 24 03:04:33 <nhaines> Release day is my bithday this year. :D 25 03:04:40 <pleia2> nhaines: woo, nice birthday 26 03:04:51 <pleia2> #topic Announcements 27 03:05:00 <pleia2> beyond events, anyone have any announcements? 28 03:06:06 <caballero> Sorry...just noticed a typo...should've been 16.04 29 03:06:15 <nhaines> caballero: sounds even better. :) 30 03:06:45 <nhaines> I think the next Ubuntu phone OTA is end of March, and that should have some really nice convergence features. 31 03:07:01 <nhaines> Which means the bq MX10 tablet shouldn't be terribly far behind. Will be exciting times. 32 03:07:27 <pleia2> yeah, as they have been calling it the first convergence device 33 03:08:09 <caballero> FYI: ubuntu user magazine is due 3/25/2016 for the USA 34 03:08:54 <pleia2> how often is that released these days? quarterly? 35 03:09:03 <caballero> every 4 months 36 03:09:14 <pleia2> aha 37 03:09:35 <pleia2> alright, we can move on from announcements 38 03:09:38 <pleia2> #topic Initial feedback/evaluation of Meetup.com group so far 39 03:09:45 <pleia2> #subtopic How it worked for UbuCon Summit and related SCALE14x events 40 03:10:02 <pleia2> so I think this was sub-optimal 41 03:10:09 <pleia2> everyone had to join the loco in order to rsvp :( 42 03:10:17 <pleia2> that was lots of people from all over the world 43 03:10:36 <pleia2> and meetup doesn't seem to allow people to join an event and not the group (unless I'm missing a setting) 44 03:10:41 <nhaines> It isn't very tidy, administratively. 45 03:11:09 <nhaines> I believe that's true. Meetup is designed for groups to be topics of interests, not actual groups. 46 03:11:25 <nhaines> At least, that's the focus. 47 03:11:53 <pleia2> I did hear some grumbling about having to join for it, and some people just didn't bother (came to the events anyway) 48 03:13:07 <ianorlin> yeah I don't really like meetup that way 49 03:13:30 <pleia2> any other feedback from how it worked for these events? 50 03:13:40 <caballero> I was getting anywhere form 4 to 7 invitations on a daily basis while Scale 14x 51 03:14:03 <pleia2> caballero: for ubuntu california things, or meetup being spammy in general? 52 03:14:10 <ianorlin> I think the turning in the everpad notes at unconfrence events did not work the best 53 03:14:37 <nhaines> I thought it was interesting to see what other groups people belonged to who joined the Ubuntu California group. 54 03:14:51 <pleia2> ianorlin: talking about meetup :) 55 03:15:11 <nhaines> And it did seem like it gave UbuCon Summit some exposure. 56 03:15:22 <ianorlin> yeah and then I think they might still be getting notificatoins about like say the new ubuntu hour 57 03:15:26 <nhaines> I think this will be beneficial for future events. 58 03:15:31 <ianorlin> which kind of does not help when you are that far away 59 03:15:36 <pleia2> yeah, meetup does help with exposure (I'll get to that in the next subtopic) 60 03:16:01 <pleia2> which seems we're kind of in anyway 61 03:16:04 <pleia2> #subtopic How it's working in general as a team resource 62 03:16:05 <caballero> both: in general it was for everything going on in Scale 14x..and ubuntu too like the party Mark through for the ubuntu community 63 03:17:01 <pleia2> I got a complaint from a member in Pasadena about how the SF Ubuntu Hour was too far away http://www.meetup.com/Ubuntu-California/events/228693398/ 64 03:17:01 <darthrobot>  Title: [Attention Required! | CloudFlare] 65 03:17:10 <pleia2> heh, bot 66 03:17:23 <pleia2> so meetup is also really not designed for states 67 03:17:32 <ianorlin> pleia2: +1 68 03:17:40 <pleia2> I am sure all you socal people are annoyed at my monthly SF events 69 03:18:01 <nhaines> Doesn't bother me. I'm quite adept at deleting Meetup emails now. :) 70 03:18:11 <pleia2> lol 71 03:18:30 <pleia2> also, most of our members are from socal 72 03:18:36 <pleia2> I think that's because the location is set as Los Angeles 73 03:18:38 <nhaines> And one person did seem to be happy to know that there are Ubuntu Hours up there. So that was kind of nice. 74 03:18:42 <ianorlin> pleia2: less annoying than component mismatches from main that have reverse dependcies in main emails 75 03:18:51 <pleia2> it's exciting when I see someone join the group who is bay area 76 03:19:36 <pleia2> but we have seen a slight uptick in attendance of Ubuntu Hours here since posting on meetup too, so it is getting to *some* of the right people :) 77 03:19:44 <nhaines> That's good news. :) 78 03:19:59 <nhaines> I wish we had more group events. That would definitely make Meetup.com more useful. 79 03:20:05 <pleia2> yeah 80 03:20:07 <ianorlin> Yeah meetup tends to give sometimes events you can't go to 81 03:20:13 <pleia2> need to make richard add pasadena events 82 03:20:32 <ianorlin> or have someone that can add them once they are announced 83 03:20:45 <pleia2> are they announced somewher? 84 03:20:51 <ianorlin> I don't know 85 03:20:58 <ianorlin> but yeah that would be helpful 86 03:21:06 <caballero> meetup is very useful to spread the word....at least is the impression i get.... 87 03:21:28 <nhaines> pleia2: that's right, actually, I do need to do that. Although I think they're announced on the SGVLUG Meetup group. 88 03:21:36 <pleia2> nhaines: ah :) 89 03:21:48 <pleia2> just have him Cc: our list! 90 03:22:13 <pleia2> anyway 91 03:22:24 <ianorlin> it spreads the word but sometimes to people that can't come because it is too long; can't commute 92 03:22:46 <pleia2> I'm kind of meh on meetup, it has gotten 1-2 more people at our Ubuntu Hours, and it'll be interesting to see how/if it helps our release party 93 03:22:52 <pleia2> but it's got a lot of annoying things 94 03:23:22 <nhaines> That's about my feeling, too. I do think that UbuCon Summit was a great way to jumpstart the group membership. 95 03:23:37 <nhaines> So I think that will make the group much more useful than it otherwise would have been. 96 03:23:42 * pleia2 nods 97 03:23:45 <ianorlin> +1 98 03:24:25 <pleia2> ok, any other thoughts? 99 03:24:45 <pleia2> I didn't really expect an action item out of this, I'll keep crossposting events to meetup and loco.u.c 100 03:25:05 <nhaines> I think it was good to look back and see how it's beginning to shape up. Good timing on this. 101 03:26:02 <pleia2> #topic Any other business 102 03:26:13 <pleia2> anything else? 103 03:26:40 <pleia2> I'll be in the wrong part of the planet again for our next meeting 104 03:27:36 <pleia2> should keep an eye on the loco mailing list for when they start talking about release parties though 105 03:27:51 <ianorlin> pleia2: +1 106 03:28:08 <pleia2> someone asked in the locoteams channel for them to add the release party event to loco.u.c, but it looks like that hasn't been done yet 107 03:28:09 <nhaines> Sounds good to me. 108 03:28:09 <caballero> pleia2: as we get closer to our announcement for the ubuntu hour in SD I will emailing you...so expect emails from email@example.com 109 03:28:22 <pleia2> caballero: ok :) 110 03:30:16 <pleia2> alright, looks like we can wrap this up 111 03:30:20 <pleia2> thanks for coming, everyone 112 03:30:26 <nhaines> \o/ 113 03:30:32 <pleia2> #endmeeting