The Colorado Ubuntu Linux Team is an Ubuntu "Local Community Team" (aka CoLoCo Team) that advocates the use of Open Source software and Ubuntu Linux in the State of Colorado, US. This is done through CD distribution, team expansion, user-base support, and outreach programs.
The Colorado Local Community Team is not meant to replace our local LUGs but rather enhance their overall experience by having a dedicated place to discuss, contribute, and gain support from local Ubuntu users.
While we were not the first Local Community Team in the USA, we were the first to complete the official process and become fully recognized by the Ubuntu Community Council.
More up-to-date information can be found at our website.
Date - 09-11-2010
Team Contact - David Overcash <dovercash [at] ubuntu [d0t] com>
Membership - 255 Launchpad members, 137 registered mailing list members.
Mailing List - ubuntu-us-co on lists.ubuntu.com
IRC - #ubuntu-us-co on freenode
Twitter - @coloradoloco
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/groups/coloco/
We've recently decided to focus on more frequent / smaller events rather than planning large ones less frequently. Our members have expressed an interest in more casual get togethers to swap war-stories with xorg.conf, share new ideas for software, and help each other trouble shoot random linux server and desktop issues.
Denver Area Meetups - One of our members created two Linux meetup groups for both North Denver and South Denver. We've agreed to sponsor these meetups by providing CDs and an ample supply of Ubuntu users and administrators.
10.10 (Maverick) Release Party - These are usually our biggest events, with somewhere between 30 and 50 people. As always, we'll demonstrate new features, talk about where Ubuntu needs to go next, encourage people to submit bug reports and move the development process along, etc. As always, food and beer will be available at the venue.
Install Fests - Work with CLUE (Colorado Linux Users and Enthusiasts) ( http://www.cluedenver.org/ ) to provide Ubuntu support and installation media at their install fests.
TIE Conference 2011 - Currently awaiting approval from the TIE (Technology in Education) organizers to create and demo a Ubuntu thin-client lab.
Education Classes - Partner with local groups to provide Ubuntu expertise within the scope of Linux classes. Possible partners include Boulder Community Computers ( http://www.bococo.org ) and CLUE ( see above ).
List here activities that the group has already done. Again provide links to online discussions, reviews, blog entries etc:
Release Parties - The 6 month Ubuntu Release Party.
Technology in Education - We were involved in hosting a booth at the TIE conference in for 2 years running. Additionally, we helped setup and run a thin-client lab to provide a demonstration for teachers and system administrators. It was a HUGE success.
Photos - CoLoCo Flickr *Quality may not be very good.
General Activism - We all are very active in many other groups and continue to direct others to Ubuntu and our group for continued help.
Distribution of CD's - Besides distributing CDs to members and inquiring Linux users, we provide copies of Ubuntu CDs to local computer-related book stores and other venues ( i.e. coffee shops, libraries, etc. ).
Ubucon - We hosted a Ubicon at Googles offices in Boulder, CO
ISTE 2010 - Sponsored a presentation on using Linux in the classroom and to re-create aging computer labs. ISTE ( http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/ ) is another conference bringing together educators and technology.