Ubuntu California Projects How-to

So, you'd like to host an Ubuntu California event? Great!

This page is a collection of instructions and links to best practices.


We want to make it as easy as possible for people to host Ubuntu California events, but there is one requirement: Tell the team!

This is done by following these steps:

  1. Add your event to our LoCo Team Portal page, this is the page that people click on when they go to "Events" on our website and is what we base team reports, social media announcements and team approvals on

    • Click "Log In" at the top of the page.
    • You will be presented with a Launchpad Login or Authentication page, log in and then click the button to allow it to send the information to
    • Click "Add New Event" (Note: if it's very similar to a past event, you can click on the past event and select "Copy Event" to copy the details to a new entry!)
  2. Announce it to the mailing list by sending an email to

    • Posting to this list is restricted to mailing list members, so please sign up for it to prevent your email from being rejected or stuck in the queue.

PLEASE add your event to the portal and announce it as early as possible so people can see it on the calendar and make plans to attend. You're always welcome to send a reminder email to the list as the date approaches to remind people.

If you have any problems satisfying these two conditions, consider recruiting someone you're working with to plan events to take care of these.

Other suggestions

Not everyone is on the mailing list, you may also want to:

  • Add it to our Projects page

  • Post on our web forum

  • Come to a team meeting and tell us about it there

  • Ask for it to be posted to our social channels via posterous (this is for advance announcement, a volunteer will already automatically post this the day of your event)

Best Practices

The international community of LoCo teams has a variety of resources available to teams, including:

And some event specific tips:

CaliforniaTeam/Projects/HowTo (last edited 2012-11-22 17:31:11 by lyz)