NY LoCo Team Newsletter January 04, 2010

A Letter From the President

LoCo Members and List Subscribers:

First let me say Happy Holidays to everyone -- drive safe and have a great time with friends and family.

I wanted to let you know that I have updated the official Wiki site with events and goals for 2010.

Events: The events page now has the events that I was aware of through April of 2010. If your area is having an event that is not listed please let me know and I will add it. Also, if you would like to have an Ubuntu presentation given at your local group please contact me as well. While I may not be able to attend I will try to locate a person that is willing and able to present.

Highlight Events: EdTech Day @ Ithaca College: This event is an Educational Technology Conference held at Ithaca College. The Ubuntu LoCo works with Fedora Ambassadors and the Ithaca Free Software Foundation to sponsor booths and give presentations. Last years event saw us distribute over 800 CDs in roughly 2 hours. We work with on-disk.com to produce the CDs. If you would like to sponsor some CDs for the event please contact me and I can arrange contact with on-disk.com

BarCamp 5 @ RIT: Last year two LoCo members attended this event along with two Fedora Ambassadors. The event was a load of fun and very FOSS friendly.

White Hat Security Day @ Rochester: This event is a security focused event. Last year we worked with the event sponsor to obtain a booth and gave a presentation on Linux security tools. The turnout for our presentation was overwhelming and the activity at our booth was high. This year the vendor approached us to ask what we would be willing to do. The current plan again includes a booth with CD give-a-ways, but this year we may be giving several presentations.

Goals: The Goals include local, regional and national goals this year. The LoCo needs help establishing active contacts in the NY City and Albany areas. If you would be willing to assist us in those areas please contact me.

At your service,

Charles Profitt NY State Ubuntu Local Community President

2009 Highlights

In 2009 The NY LoCo came together at the Holiday Inn at Waterloo to celebrate the release of both 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and 9.10 Karmic Koala.
In July the NY team was officially approved
In December new Officers for the NY Loco were Elected

2010 Goals and Events

  • Release party for 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
  • Release party for 10.10
  • Increased local participation in community events.
  • Ed-Tech day
  • For a complete list please see List of current goals

IRC Meeting Notes

Dec 2009

The month of Dec 2009 did not have a meeting as a time and date could not be found that could satisfy the group as a whole.

Jan 2010

The January 2010 meeting will take place on Tuesday January 19th - 8pm to 9pm.

Lug Meeting dates for Jan 2010

This is not an all inclusive list of the active Lugs in NY State.
If there is a Lug missing that is going to have a meeting please add to the list and it will be included in following issues.
Links to known active lugs websites have been provided so check their website for more info on meeting times and venues. Albany
Saturday Jan 9th 3-5pm

Wednesday January 6th @ 7:00pm

Tuesday January 19th 7:00 - 9:00pm

Southern Tier

Western NY

Upper Lakes



Don Newell IRC:ducky

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