Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 7:00pm (1900) PT


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   1 19:06 < nhaines> Welcome to the Ubuntu California meeting for October 21st.
   2 19:06 < nhaines> Tonight's agenda can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/18October21
   3 19:06 < nhaines> #topic Upcoming events
   4 19:06 < nhaines> Are there any upcoming events we should keep an eye on?
   5 19:08 < nhaines> The Southern California Linux Expo's call for papers continues until October 31st, and UbuCon could use more talks!
   6 19:08 < nhaines> You can find more information about submitting a talk here: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/17x/cfp
   7 19:08 < nhaines> If you would like your talk to be considered for UbuCon, please make sure to pick that as your track when you submit.  :)
   8 19:08 < nhaines> #topic Announcements
   9 19:09 < nhaines> Ubuntu 18.10 was released last week.  It contains a new theme, updated drivers, newer LibreOffice, and a wide assortment of nifty server stuff!
  10 19:09 < nhaines> In addition, Canonical released a report on new Ubuntu installation statistics collected since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.  You can read that here: https://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/statistics
  11 19:10 < nhaines> Are there any other announcements for the group?
  12 19:11 < nhaines> #topic Agenda
  13 19:11 < lynorian> nhaines: what do you need to do for  submitting a talk?
  14 19:12 < nhaines> lynorian: That is described in detail on the link provided.  Mainly, you need a bio and a talk title and abstract.  If you have any questions that aren't answered on that page, let me know.
  15 19:12 < nhaines> It's a talk submission system, so it does walk you through pretty much everything.
  16 19:12 < nhaines> There is no agenda for tonight's meeting.
  17 19:13 < nhaines> #topic Other business
  18 19:13 < nhaines> I'm going to make a note to get a meetingology bot in here.  I can probably host it if necessary, if we can't get an official one.  On my to-do list now.
  19 19:13 < nhaines> aidian: how are you?  :)
  20 19:13 < aidian> haha, fine, thanks!
  21 19:14 < aidian> mind if i state my bit now?
  22 19:14 < nhaines> The floor's all yours!
  23 19:14 < aidian> brilliant. :)
  24 19:14 < aidian> I'm here as an officer of the Linux Users' Group of Davis, in Davis, CA.
  25 19:15 < aidian> I found some flyers for this group that got hidden away by the previous president, Bill Kendrick
  26 19:15 < nhaines> We're glad you found us!  We used to have a bunch of members in that area.
  27 19:16 < aidian> indeed! we have a pretty big membership still, but admittedly our active membership has diminished quite a bit. the linux advocacy scene has.. changed a lot.
  28 19:17 < nhaines> We're seeing that here and in fact, worldwide in the Ubuntu Local Community teams.
  29 19:17 < nhaines> It's been a wild ride!  Lots more work to do, even if it's different.  :)
  30 19:17 < aidian> yeah. that's why i figured i should reach out. we're really trying to be more active. we're writing new advocacy and outreach materials and doing more public work.
  31 19:18 < aidian> we had our first booth at the davis farmer's market in something like a decade just this month.
  32 19:18 < nhaines> Oh, that's fun.  How did that go?
  33 19:19 < aidian> it didn't go too badly at all, especially for a first go with new administration.
  34 19:19 < aidian> it was a great time, we had probably 25 people come over five hours
  35 19:19 < nhaines> That's not a bad turnout.  Plenty of time to spend with each person!
  36 19:20 < nhaines> Is there a report or blog post about that anywhere?
  37 19:20 < aidian> yeah, not too bad for being down in the socio-political ghetto end of the market
  38 19:20 < nhaines> Location, location.  :)
  39 19:21 < aidian> i haven't posted pictures to our website (www.lugod.org) yet, but there are some on our facebook page
  40 19:21 < aidian> https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  41 19:21 < nhaines> Thank you.  I'll check that out.
  42 19:21 < nhaines> Are you subscribed to our mailing list?
  43 19:21 < aidian> i am! it reminded me to be here tonight.
  44 19:22 < nhaines> That's good!  Usually reminders happen during the week, but I've been exceptionally busy lately.  Not a great excuse, but at least it's true.
  45 19:22 < aidian> believe me, i feel you.
  46 19:23 < aidian> what i really wanted to do was talk about advocacy resources, though. we're looking for anything and everything we can use to share and promote linux and foss in general.
  47 19:24 < aidian> since i found a stack of flyer for this group, they'll be on our table at monthly meetings and at our next market stall on november 10th.
  48 19:24 < aidian> (provided you're ok with that, of course)
  49 19:24 < nhaines> I appreciate that!  We do talk about refreshing those from time to time, but it never seems to happen.
  50 19:24 < nhaines> If you could maybe email a photo of the flyers so I can make sure they're still accurate, that'd be nice.  My email is my nick @ubuntu.com
  51 19:25 < aidian> shall do next time i raid our bin o' flyers.
  52 19:25 < nhaines> Great.  :)
  53 19:26 < nhaines> Anything else to add?
  54 19:26 < aidian> nope, just if anyone wants to talk about sharing existing or creating new printable flyers or other promotional material that we can display, give me a shout
  55 19:26 < aidian> i'm on freenode at this nick, in #lugod, and reachable at [email address redacted by request]
  56 19:27 < aidian> ...which i probably should have spam shielded in that line, but too lat enow.
  57 19:27 < aidian> anyways, that's all. thanks a lot.
  58 19:27 < nhaines> I'll redact it from the meeting log if you wish.  :)
  59 19:28 < nhaines> Thanks for being here!
  60 19:28 < aidian> would be appreciated :)
  61 19:28 < aidian> cheers
  62 19:28 < nhaines> That'll wrap it up for this meeting.  Our next meeting will be on November 4th, 2018.
  63 19:29 < nhaines> It will be at 7 pm PST, and do note that yes, Daylight Savings Time ends that morning.  :)
  64 19:29 < nhaines> Until then!
  65 19:29 < nhaines> #endmeeting

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