Approval Application for French LoCo Team (ubuntu-fr)
cm-t (Rudy André, Ubuntu-fr Board Member)
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Approval Application for French LoCo Team (ubuntu-fr)
- Key Details
- Table of contents
- Online activity
- Internal organisation
- Desktop Wallpaper contest participations
- Goals 2019-2020
Ubuntu Party (Intro)
- Next events below will be Ubuntu Party.
Ubuntu Party @ Tour La-Riche
(new) Ubuntu Party @ Elbeuf
Ubuntu Party @ Paris
The Paris Ubuntu Party edition is our biggest event. Twice a year, we organise an Ubuntu Party at the Carrefour Numérique², the Fablab of the Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie (the Paris Science Center). During the whole week-end, people can discover Ubuntu and free software with 14 hours of lectures, 10 hours of courses, 10 hours of workshops,... This event had welcomed between 1.500 and 3.000 guests by edition in 2017/2018.
Lectures : a fully equipped room designed for talks. The talks are about various subjects from Ubuntu specific projects to more global free software presentations or even lectures about the Internet neutrality or about private life and data protection. We try to make those subjects as attractive as possible by inviting special guests like Benjamin Bayart(French Data Network).
Courses : a dedicated classroom with a computer on the latest Ubuntu release for each participant. We can teach how to take in hand the new Unity, browse the Internet, contribute to Ubuntu, use Openstreetmap, try the basics of CLI.
Demos : different areas with demonstrations such as "free try" (Ubuntu desktops); "gaming"; "technologies showcase" (Ubuntu Phone,...).
Install Party: It's about ~100 installed machines a day with Ubuntu.
10 000 copies of 10x10cm flyer to spread before events have been distributed particularly in the cultural spaces of Paris.
(new) Ubucon Europe
Ubuntu-fr was the host of the UbuCon Europe 2017 in Paris.
The schedule was rich due to Ubuntu speaker from all around the world and had in parralele with usual "Ubuntu Party" topics that target the public ('main userbase kind'): https://ubucon.paris/
- Both the Ubuntu community and the main public was present
The UbuCon Europe Paris had social event including restaurant, pubs & videogames, a multi podcast show, and private concert livestage from the rock geek band kickban.fr
Ubuntu-fr involvement in 3rd-party computing events
JDLL, 2017 and 2018 (Lyon)
RMLL 2018 (Strasbourg)
Premier samedi du libre (each first satursday of the month, Paris)
Ubuntu-fr involvement in 3rd-party non-computer centric events
Webcafé, festival des Vieilles Charrues 2017 and 2018 (Brittany). See below.
Fête de l'Humanité 2017 and 2018 (Paris Area). We hosted a booth in the Free Software Village during this popular festival organized by the newspaper "L'Humanité".
Alternatiba 2017 (Paris).
(new) Booth, festival des Rapiécés 2018 (Normandy)
(new) Booth, Expo info/photo de Vigneux-sur-Seine 2018 (Parisian Region)
(new) Booth, Salon de l'informatique de Franconville 2018 (Parisian Region)
Focus on Vieilles Charrues
The Vieilles Charrues festival is one of the biggest French music festival. (278 000 festival-goers in 2016)
During the festival, Ubuntu-Fr hosts its own booth where we provide Internet access through our Ubuntu Webcafé : 12 fully-equipped computers that were bought on purpose and are at festival-goers' disposal. The 12 Ubuntu webcafé team members get into action to inform people and answer questions about Ubuntu or about free software in general. We provided showcase of the Ubuntu Phone and the Ubuntu Tablet. We also have goodies and this year we had flyers too.
To attract more festival-goers, we also offer temporary tattoos (CoF & Tux). We take pictures to be put on our dedicated website. That way, people can have their "tattooed" picture and share them. For the four days of the festival, our booth represents about 1.000 people reached per day, 4.000 people tattooed and 3.000 flyers handed out without counting artists and all the backstage staff such as coocks, security guards or technicians. Read more and see our video and photos and more photos...
- 14,328th website in the international "globalrank" (October 06, 2018),
- 508 in the France rank (October 06, 2018).
Finally a NEW design for our wiki
forum : an average of 1 million visitors a month. 200k+ subscribers.
doc : an average of 1 million visitors a month. hundreds edited pages/day.
~3000 downloads (Ubuntu iso) each day.
traduire.ubuntu-fr.org (translation team)
1 server hosted by Ielo-Liazo in Paris (this server belongs to ubuntu-fr)
1 server hosted by the FSF France in Rennes (this server belongs to ubuntu-fr)
1 server provided by the Free Fundation
- 3 servers hosted by Online.net
- 1 server hosted by Ovh.net
Instant Messaging Support
G+ community (6226 subscribers)
Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS DVD with all the favors
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS DVD with all the favors
Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS USB key with all the favors
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS USB key with all the favors
Aluminium Stickers stock renewal
Extraordinary Bionic Beaver T-Shirts !
New Ubuntu-fr mug
Small Circle of friend key ring (you can see it in one of the 18.10 wallpapers)
We shipped a lot of Ubuntu (DVD and USB) in France, but also elsewhere. See the map.
- We have beach flags
- (new) We have beautifull leaflets
We talk regularly in the microphone of the Cause commune radio to talk about Ubuntu and free software. (FM Radio Station in Paris)
- 44 official ubuntu-fr members
6 board members (2018)
(new) Members evening workshop each week with some other organisations in Paris.
- (new) Members all day workshops each tree months approximatively
- (new) A full-time employee was recruited for few months for administrative works (2017)
(new) An office in Paris is rent and shared with EnVenteLibre
The activities are numerous and far exceed the framework of the Ubuntu-fr association. These activities are worldwide, because it is the French speaking team, not just the people of France. Many volunteers are active only online and have never participated in our events. One of our goals in the coming years is to further facilitate meetings between members of the community. Countless events concern Ubuntu in France and in French speaking countries without Ubuntu-FR is requested or even informed.
Desktop Wallpaper contest participations
Ubuntu-fr members participate to the contests :
(ok. The last one is from the Astruian guy Costales. But the picture was taken at Paris in our Ubuntu Party!)
- [in-progress] Give a new and responsive appearance to ubuntu-fr website (and with a new logo);
- [to-do] Install an Ubuntu Webcafé in at least one more music festival;
- [done-to-continue] Increase the number of events outside of Paris;
- [in-progress] Increase gender diversity among the members and especially the Board;
- [to-do] Exceeding the thousand members in the association;
- [to-do] Facilitate meetings between community members.
[To-Continue] Make Ubuntu Europe event as easy as possible to be hosted by LoCo (by helping the Ubuntu Europe Federation)