The Ubuntu Ireland IRC meeting will be held at 8pm Irish time on Wednesday 17th November 2010, on #ubuntu-ie on FreeNode. Everyone is welcome to attend and to add topics to the agenda (below)
Review of previous action items
Standing agenda item
Team Events December Schedule
Our Loco Team Logo
Facebook and Twitter Front
Meeting started by airurando at 14:08 14:09:20 LINK airurando https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/IRCMeetings/2010-11-17 14:18:20 ACTION airurando infoturtle` to take on task of ubuntu-ie website webmistress/webmaster. 14:20:29 LINK airurando http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/team/527/detail/ 14:20:58 LINK airurando http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/team/526/detail/ 14:34:38 ACTION airurando infoturtle` to take over lead organiser for end of year/new year team event. 14:40:47 ACTION airurando slashtom to generate doodle poll to decide on date for winter bowling team event. 14:41:51 Topic: Team Events December Schedule 14:50:20 ACTION airurando airurando to e-mail list informing subscribers that there will be no scheduled Dublin and Limerick Hours for December. 14:52:11 Topic: Our Loco Team Logo 14:52:55 LINK airurando http://design.canonical.com/the-toolkit/ubuntu-brand-guidelines/ 14:54:01 LINK airurando http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1463311 15:04:53 Topic: Facebook and Twitter Front 15:23:09 ACTION airurando infoturtle` to generate new improved Fecebook page for ubuntu-ie. Delete old page and try to migrate subscribers over via email. 15:23:56 Topic: Any other Business Meeting ended at 15:25.
Any Other Business
The following topics were raised in the meeting
Started logging meeting in #ubuntu-ie [14:08:27] <airurando> If Welcome all, if you are here for the monthly meeting please indicate so by saying PRESENT [14:08:37] <airurando> PRESENT [14:08:38] <infoturtle`> PRESENT [14:08:57] <czajkowski> PRESENT [14:09:04] <tdr112> Present [14:09:05] <ebel> PRESENT [14:09:06] <airurando> The wiki page for this meeting, which includes the meeting agenda, is located at [14:09:20] <airurando> [LINK] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/IRCMeetings/2010-11-17 [14:09:37] <airurando> We'll start off with a review of previous action items [14:09:41] <slashtom> PRESENT [14:09:57] <airurando> We have a couple of old action items which relate to updating the Ubuntu-ie Loco Website [14:10:26] <airurando> This appears to have gone off the boil for the moment so unless anyone objects I feel we should drop it from the agenda until somebody shows an interest in taking up this challenge. [14:10:47] <airurando> any thoughts? [14:10:47] <infoturtle`> what's needed? [14:11:09] <ebel> anyone wanna do it? [14:11:34] <ebel> I have a feeling I am supposed to give someone else access, there's a few people who have access to the blacknight account [14:11:35] <infoturtle`> Sure if I knew what was needed to update [14:12:11] <airurando> infoturtle` I suppose a willingness to take on the challenge and a ability with website design [14:12:23] <airurando> ebel: could you elaborate [14:12:23] <infoturtle`> have both of those [14:12:43] <ebel> airurando: essentially we have web hosting with blacknight [14:13:01] <ebel> i.e. ubuntuie has a blacknight account username/password [14:13:24] <ebel> with that you can access the blacknight control panel, install various LAMP web applications etc [14:13:33] <ebel> i.e. everything you need to set up the website. [14:13:58] <ebel> the webmistriss/webmaster will need this details to 'maintain the website'. [14:14:16] <airurando> does anyone still have a link to shaunos mockup? [14:14:27] <ebel> if anyone wants to be our webmistress/webmaster just let me know, and (unless other are opposed) I'll give it to 'em [14:14:39] <ebel> I've given said details to other people already. [14:14:41] <infoturtle`> I'd be happy to do it, will it involve changing the layout or adding content? [14:15:03] <ebel> infoturtle`: you can do as little and as much as you want. essentially we need a webmistriss/webmaster. [14:15:18] <infoturtle`> cool, I'll help with that [14:15:20] <infoturtle`> ^^, [14:15:27] <airurando> excellent [14:15:43] <airurando> anyone have any other input [14:16:34] <infoturtle`> not on this matter but I did want to ask something else [14:16:37] * ebel gives username/password to infoturtle` (see pm) [14:17:18] <airurando> infoturtle` want to leave it to AOB section at the end? [14:17:42] <infoturtle`> oh, sorry, ya cool [14:18:20] <airurando> [ACTION] infoturtle` to take on task of ubuntu-ie website webmistress/webmaster. [14:18:49] <airurando> thanks for that infoturtle` [14:19:02] <airurando> thanks ebel for granting access [14:19:16] <infoturtle`> no prob airurando [14:19:23] <airurando> moving on [14:19:44] <airurando> at last months meeting I was actioned to generate Ubuntu Hour listings for Dublin and Limerick only for the month of October [14:19:59] <airurando> this was done and the listings for November were also generated. [14:20:15] <airurando> November Ubuntu Hours happening next week in Dublin. [14:20:29] <airurando> [LINK] http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/team/527/detail/ [14:20:37] <airurando> and Limerick [14:20:58] <airurando> [LINK] http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/team/526/detail/ [14:21:30] <airurando> tdr112 was actioned to contact the Dublin colleges in an effort to organising Ubuntu 10.10 CD distribution. [14:22:03] <airurando> tdr112: want to say anything on this [14:23:12] <airurando> tdr112 was also actioned with the responsibility to lead the effort to organise a team event for November [14:23:25] <tdr112> yep i gave out a lot of cds [14:23:30] <tdr112> lots of them [14:23:54] <tdr112> czajkowski: got me another 100 for an event the other day so we have about 50 left , [14:25:31] <airurando> I know imgarysmith had an item on the agenda relating to DC distribution but he withdrew due to the fact that he would not be present at this evenings meeting [14:25:47] <airurando> *CD [14:26:00] <tdr112> well theren are some left and he is welcome to them [14:26:11] <tdr112> airurando: do you have an email for him/her [14:26:21] <airurando> afraid not [14:26:27] <airurando> The targeting of college comp socs seemed to go well. [14:26:52] <tdr112> yep i contact them via irc [14:27:38] <airurando> Maybe we should discuss this more at a later date when imgarysmith is around. [14:27:51] <tdr112> ok [14:27:55] <airurando> warrants further discussion IMO [14:28:28] <airurando> tdr112 anything on the end of year team event? [14:28:55] <tdr112> nope i am hoping to hand this off to someone else i am mad busy in college [14:29:24] <airurando> anyone available to take this up? [14:29:57] <infoturtle`> I've got the time of no one else can [14:30:42] <airurando> infoturtle` you are fast becoming a legend. [14:31:05] <airurando> anyone have any ideas on what we could do? [14:31:18] <infoturtle`> ^^, what can I say, I have a boring life [14:32:34] <airurando> [14:32:49] <airurando> come up with a few target dates. [14:33:07] <airurando> hit the mailing list for thoughts [14:33:26] <airurando> at this stage it may be a new year event [14:33:31] <infoturtle`> can do if you want to leave it with me to come up with stuff [14:33:38] <airurando> no real rush [14:34:18] <infoturtle`> I'll get some ideas and trow it around the mailing list, see what people think [14:34:38] <airurando> [ACTION] infoturtle` to take over lead organiser for end of year/new year team event. [14:34:45] <airurando> great stuff [14:34:47] * slashtom was thinking of doing a doodle poll [14:35:00] <slashtom> like before, selection of dates and events [14:35:11] <infoturtle`> no prob [14:35:33] <slashtom> although we may be limited for events, given the weather and short days [14:35:40] * slashtom suggests bowling [14:35:56] <slashtom> either december or january [14:36:06] <ebel> indoors++ [14:36:24] <infoturtle`> it will have to be indoor to be fair [14:36:46] <slashtom> i said bowling not bowls ;) [14:36:55] <infoturtle`> golf isn't a real option like [14:37:16] <infoturtle`> oh i know i was just saying something [14:37:32] <airurando> to set it up will we just say bowling? [14:37:46] <airurando> then doodle poll for date? [14:37:59] <slashtom> that seems good [14:38:01] <infoturtle`> yep, we can do that [14:38:04] * slashtom can take care of that [14:38:23] <airurando> ok so [14:38:24] <slashtom> iirc there is a bowling alley iin stillorgan [14:38:59] <infoturtle`> we want that venue? [14:39:17] <slashtom> you have any other suggestions [14:39:38] <airurando> is there nothing more central? [14:39:39] <slashtom> the stillorgan venue is on the bus route 46A [14:39:49] <slashtom> no, nothing more central [14:39:49] <infoturtle`> no, don't mind, would just like the info for when I ask [14:40:01] <ebel> (46a = one of the most common busses in the country)( [14:40:47] <airurando> [ACTION] slashtom to generate doodle poll to decide on date for winter bowling team event. [14:41:17] <airurando> infoturtle` you're off the hook for that one. [14:41:28] <infoturtle`> ok cool [14:41:30] <airurando> moving on the agenda items proper [14:41:51] <airurando> [TOPIC] Team Events December Schedule [14:42:09] <airurando> With this being 'the most wonderful time of the year' I was wondering if we should plan accordingly. [14:42:26] <airurando> Is there any point in having Ubuntu Hours on the 29th and 30th of December? [14:42:37] <czajkowski> nope [14:42:53] * slashtom and ebel will be in .uk then [14:42:58] <ebel> yarp [14:42:59] <czajkowski> airurando: how about teaming uo with python and ruby and alt.net for some sort of xmas thingy [14:43:16] <czajkowski> airurando: remember the mails vicky send on re an event [14:43:38] <airurando> czajkowski yeah got them [14:44:13] <czajkowski> perhaps that can be done instead of an ubuntu hour for december? [14:44:28] <airurando> czajkowski you propose calling that team quiz event a combined social event for December [14:44:37] <czajkowski> yup [14:44:46] <airurando> Good Idea [14:44:59] <infoturtle`> I likes it too [14:45:19] <airurando> is it agreed that we will drop Ubuntu Hours for December? [14:45:38] <infoturtle`> agreed [14:46:17] <airurando> I'll ask citizenjonker about the Limerick one. It will be up to him really. [14:46:40] <infoturtle`> He online now, will i ask him to join? [14:46:45] <infoturtle`> *he's [14:47:04] <airurando> as there are no objections thought we won'e schedule a Dublin Ubuntu Hour for December. [14:47:18] <airurando> infoturtle` please do [14:47:48] <airurando> *won't [14:48:17] <airurando> Should we have our monthly IRC meeting on 15 Dec 10 as would be expected given it is the default third Wednesday of the month. [14:48:34] <tdr112> airurando: i think an email to a list telling people its not on would be good [14:49:05] <airurando> tdr112: agreed I'll take that on [14:49:17] <infoturtle`> citizenjonker said he's cool with it [14:49:22] <infoturtle`> actual words [14:50:20] <airurando> [ACTION] airurando to e-mail list informing subscribers that there will be no scheduled Dublin and Limerick Hours for December. [14:51:05] <airurando> everyone OK with next months meeting happening on 15 Dec 10? [14:51:10] <slashtom> aye [14:51:15] <infoturtle`> sure am [14:51:24] <ebel> yep [14:51:33] <airurando> good stuff [14:51:48] <airurando> I'll schedule that so. [14:51:55] <airurando> next item [14:52:11] <airurando> [TOPIC] Our Loco Team Logo [14:52:27] <airurando> Do we need a redesign? [14:52:42] <airurando> Are we bound to using the new brand guidelines? [14:52:55] <airurando> [LINK] http://design.canonical.com/the-toolkit/ubuntu-brand-guidelines/ [14:53:02] <infoturtle`> at the last ubuntu hour in limerick, some one brought a design that i loved if ye want to look at the idea of it [14:53:10] <infoturtle`> its rough but the idea is there [14:53:13] <airurando> Should we update the font at least? [14:53:38] <airurando> infoturtle` yeah that was Hugh [14:53:53] <infoturtle`> sure was [14:54:01] <airurando> Hugh Mulqueen an artist generated a logo which he posted to the forums some time ago. [14:54:01] <airurando> [LINK]http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1463311 [14:54:23] <airurando> I've chatted to Hugh on the forums and discussed the possibility of a more subtle update to the logo. [14:54:23] <airurando> He seemed keen. [14:54:38] <airurando> Hoped he would be here tonight [14:55:07] <airurando> does anyone have thought on this? [14:55:17] <airurando> is it needed? [14:55:57] <infoturtle`> he was keen to let us use it at the meeting [14:56:06] <infoturtle`> so I'd say he'd be fine with it [14:56:09] <infoturtle`> chuffed even [14:57:15] <airurando> infoturtle` based on the new branding I told Hugh I thought his design was a bit extreme. [14:57:48] <airurando> czajkowski: can you provide any guidance on this? [14:58:36] <czajkowski> ahh [14:58:52] <czajkowski> well once a new logo is created [14:58:59] <czajkowski> we can just ask canonical to check it#s ok [14:59:04] <czajkowski> they come back within a few days [14:59:10] <czajkowski> onces it's done poke me and I'll sort that bit out [15:00:24] <airurando> I've seem the UK redesign and it does not differ from the official brand as much as loco designs in the past did. [15:00:45] <czajkowski> nods [15:00:50] <czajkowski> they had it checked out also [15:01:04] <airurando> I don't believe there is scope for much artistic license [15:01:57] <czajkowski> but we can tidy up the font [15:02:02] <czajkowski> and folks can add stuff to the design [15:03:02] <airurando> I liked Hugs effort and suggested he came up with something more subtle paying head to the new brand design guidelines [15:03:21] <airurando> I'll try to contact Hugh Again [15:03:59] <czajkowski> okie dokie [15:04:08] <airurando> infoturtle` if you come across him can you let him know I want to talk to him? [15:04:19] <airurando> right so [15:04:27] <airurando> moving on [15:04:27] <infoturtle`> will do, ill contact him once this is over [15:04:53] <airurando> [TOPIC] Facebook and Twitter Front [15:05:10] <airurando> proposer not listed on the wiki page but the entry was made by andru183 [15:05:46] <infoturtle`> Thats me, I want to make an offical Ubuntu facebook page that can post event/content to facebook users [15:06:25] <infoturtle`> at the moment I'm one of the admins for a ubunt-ie page but it cant post content so I would like to make one that can [15:07:09] <infoturtle`> anyone mind if I do this? [15:07:14] <ebel> for the ubuntu ireland facebook page? [15:07:23] <ebel> we have a twitter, you want access for that? [15:07:39] <infoturtle`> ya, I found that out after i made the post [15:07:47] <ebel> anyone opposed to giving infoturtle` twitter/identica access details? [15:08:19] <airurando> no objection here [15:08:35] <czajkowski> nope [15:09:23] <airurando> infoturtle` forgive my ignorance here [15:09:49] <airurando> do you want to update the current Ubuntu-ie Facebook page? [15:10:04] <airurando> or generate a new one? [15:10:51] <infoturtle`> no, make one, with the name ubunt-ie that people can join and I can post the news/events so people know about content on facebook [15:10:54] <infoturtle`> reminders even [15:13:18] <airurando> What about the current Ubuntu Ireland page? [15:14:01] <airurando> Do we want/need a double presence on Facebook? [15:14:05] <infoturtle`> It can post any news or anything, people can just join and write on its wall [15:14:32] <airurando> can it not be modified? [15:14:36] <infoturtle`> sorry that should be it can't [15:15:08] <infoturtle`> I understand the double presence but the current page dosen't interact with users [15:15:23] <airurando> can it not be modified? [15:15:39] * airurando knows nothing about this [15:15:52] <infoturtle`> no, its just a fan page to like, you have to create a new opage and delete the old [15:16:24] <airurando> can you migrate subscribers (likers) [15:16:57] <infoturtle`> no, but as admin i can send mail to all of them to let them know about the move and why [15:17:20] <airurando> I have no objection [15:17:28] <airurando> anyone else? [15:17:59] <czajkowski> nope [15:19:09] <airurando> any input ebel: slashtom: tdr112? [15:20:15] <ebel> i don't mind [15:20:19] <ebel> go for it [15:20:27] <infoturtle`> woo! thanks [15:20:32] <airurando> as there are no objections I reckon that's fine so. [15:20:32] <tdr112> not i facebook , dont mind [15:20:46] <tdr112> just keep it upto date , [15:20:50] <infoturtle`> thanks guys!! [15:20:57] * tdr112 does not want another thing to update [15:21:33] <infoturtle`> i will, i always update ubuntu current stuff on my own site anyway [15:21:39] <airurando> [ACTION] infoturtle`to generate the curren Ubuntu-ie Facebook page [15:21:40] <infoturtle`> this is just the same thing [15:23:09] <airurando> [ACTION] infoturtle` to generate new improved Fecebook page for ubuntu-ie. Delete old page and try to migrate subscribers over via email. [15:23:31] <tdr112> i have to head off now , i will read the rest of the logs tonight [15:23:32] <airurando> great [15:23:56] <airurando> [TOPIC] Any other Business [15:25:02] <airurando> I'll end the meeting so [15:25:17] <airurando> thanks all for attending and participating [15:25:23] <airurando> #endmeeting Meeting ended.