Meeting14Aug2008

Ubuntu Vancouver: Monthly Meeting

I can't believe summer is half over already. Lets commiserate together!

When

  • Thursday 14 August, 2008 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where:

  • Free Geek
    1820 Pandora Street
    Vancouver
    directions
    Please enter by the back door, off the alley.

Activities

  • Ryan Smith conducted and excellent "Introduction to Ubuntu" course last week. We should conduct a review and see if we can do it better next time.
  • Next week Ryan will be conducting an "Install Fest". What can we do to make this run as smoothly as possible.
  • Review the governance of Ubuntu Vancouver. It's been mostly ad hoc so far so lets see if we can formalize this some.

Minutes

  • Ryan Smith conducted and excellent "Introduction to Ubuntu" course last week. We should conduct a review and see if we can do it better next time.
    • The introduction to using the mouse, though seemingly too elementary, wasn't. It was very useful to the participants.
    • The introduction to keyboard shortcuts should be moved the the next level of this course.
    • There were 12 participants. In the future this should be limited to 10.
    • Use of the data projector would have been helpful.
    • Add a section on saving files and searching for files.
    • Having more than one instructor at the session helped a lot.
    • The next "Into to Ubuntu" will be held Wednesday, 17 September. It will be led by Kim.
  • Next week Ryan will be conducting an "Install Fest". What can we do to make this run as smoothly as possible.
    • Anybody who wishes to assist with the Install Fest are encouraged to attend.
    • Kim will bring a supply of Ubuntu CDs.
  • Review the governance of Ubuntu Vancouver. It's been mostly ad hoc so far so lets see if we can formalize this some.
    • The consensus was that we are doing OK as is.
      • There is no formal membership, no dues, everyone is encouraged to attend.
      • Everybody's opinion carries equal weight.
      • "We are for Ubuntu, not against anything!"

Thank You,
Kim Kulak

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