Meeting opened by AlanBell at 20:02
<AlanBell> hi all, who is here?
<barrydrake> here I am!
<AlanBell> hi barrydrake
<AlanBell> hi furst-timer
AlanBell wonders if popey is here
<popey> he is
<brobostigon> ok, i will gtet my bit of the way, i wont be able to attend oggcamp, my eczema is seriously playing up, and have a bad skin infection.
<AlanBell> brobostigon: oh, sorry to hear that
<brobostigon> i was hoping it would calm, but it isnt.
<brobostigon> so, my apolgies.
<AlanBell> ok, lets start with oggcamp
<AlanBell> not doing the report and progress items as they seem a bit redundant
<AlanBell> [TOPIC] Popey - OggCamp
Popey - OggCamp
<AlanBell> any stuff we need to know about oggcamp?
<popey> OggCamp happens this Saturday and Sunday in Farnham, Surrey!
http://oggcamp.org/ for details
<popey> http://oggcamp.org/ for details
<popey> pretty much everything is sorted
<popey> we have people booked for talks, and will have slots for people to give talks if they want to
<popey> and will have a live recording of the Ubuntu UK Podcast (and Linux Outlaws)
<popey> and a raffle! to win a kindle, books, and other cool stuff
<popey> including some canonical goody bags
<popey> the event is .. FREE!
<popey> It's friendly, community run and everyone is welcome
<popey> I think that's it :
<barrydrake> sounds exciting - wish I could be there
<AlanBell> ok, that sounds excellent, lets move on
AlanBell - LoCo reapproval, are we ready?
<AlanBell> hmm, well that was the topic last time and we figured we were nearly ready
<AlanBell> there have been a few minor edits to the page since then, but really more needs doing
<brobostigon> i had a look at my rss logs, and couldnt really find anything more than we already had.
<daubers> AlanBell: We'll have loads of piccies/videos and stuff after Oggcamp
<AlanBell> excellent idea, I am planning to do some editing this week on it too
<AlanBell> I was thinking of doing an ubuntu-uk session at oggcamp
<daubers> AlanBell: We should try and get as many loco members together there as we can and do a group photo
<AlanBell> that too!
<popey> perhaps we could copy/paste it into etherpad and edit simultaneously at oggamp
<AlanBell> sounds good
<AlanBell> one thing we need to do is look up the dates of things and sort into years
<AlanBell> another is to add more pictures
<popey> that sounds like a collaborative task in a room
<brobostigon> sounds interesting.
<AlanBell> ok, I will take that as an action
<AlanBell> #action AlanBell to do a session at oggcamp on collaborative editing of the reapproval application
<daubers> AlanBell: We could do a promo video... "Why should you reapprove the UK Loco". We'll have all the gear to do it at oggcamp
<AlanBell> maybe, sounds like a big edit job though
<AlanBell> the other thing we need to do is turn up in force next tuesday
<AlanBell> big flash mob in #ubuntu-meeting
<daubers> I have some testing time coming up I could use to do it (possibly)
<barrydrake> sorry - next Tuesday?
<AlanBell> we are on the LoCo Council meeting agenda for next tuesday
<AlanBell> that is the other team up at the same time
<AlanBell> so we have a bit of work to do
<AlanBell> ok, lets move on and close up this meeting then do some poking about with the application
<AlanBell> [TOPIC] AlanBell - Any Other Business
AlanBell - Any Other Business
<AlanBell> anyone want to raise anything else?
<popey> not i
<barrydrake> Just that I managed to get to the Nottingham LUG last week for the first time, and it's impressive!
<daubers> Also! There's some people trying to start a hackspace in Reading
<AlanBell> Surrey LUG is kind of good, but very inconvenient for me
<daubers> Anyone who's interested can have a look at http://www.readingmakerspace.co.uk/joomla/
<AlanBell> one suggestion for events that was knocking about was to do a moving monthly pub night
<barrydrake> how moving?
<AlanBell> so we might designate a particular day of the month (like second wendnesday or something) and find a pub in a random city to go to
<barrydrake> I'll offer Nottingham - how random is that?
<AlanBell> so London, Reading, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Cambridge, etc
<barrydrake> It exists
<AlanBell> so every few months there should be one close enough to go to for most people
<brobostigon> interesting idea.
<barrydrake> I like it
<brobostigon> me too.
<AlanBell> places reasonably accessible by train and car
<daubers> Helps if a local person would help to find a place
<brobostigon> decent beer. is a given,
<AlanBell> yeah, we have local people everywhere, which is kind of the point of the team
<barrydrake> We could invite the local LUGF along too
<AlanBell> good idea barrydrake
<brobostigon> LUGF ?
<popey> typo brobostigon
<barrydrake> Sorry, LUG
<daubers> AlanBell: might even be worth pinging any open source types around (hackspaces etc)
<AlanBell> so to do that we kind of need to pick a day, and map out a schedule of cities
<popey> Ubuntu UK Roadshow
<daubers> AlanBell: First half of the months best
<AlanBell> daubers: good thinking
<brobostigon> thursday, is quiz night at my local here, hit several stones at once.
<barrydrake> Anytime in Auitume through Spring
<popey> be nice to bill as an Ubuntu Hour
<popey> so no obligation to stay all night
<daubers> AlanBell: Also might be best for a friday so people can travel/drink if they want (but other reasons may stop people coming then?)
<popey> just pop in for an hour
<popey> I dont think you can set a day that will be great for everyone
<barrydrake> Friday's fantastic fot me
<popey> if regions want to set their own and keep it (i.e. month 3 moves to another city, but the city in month 2 want to re-visit again, they can)
<AlanBell> yup, it is an expandable scheme
<popey> so could become multiple regular meets
<AlanBell> the Ubuntu UK happy hour
<jacobw> it sounds like a great idea
<popey> i like that a lot
<barrydrake> Et moi
<AlanBell> ok, lets do that then
<AlanBell> so we need to make a list of rough locations (to the nearest city) and put them in some kind of order so that it bounces about the country a lot
<AlanBell> I will have a look through the wordpress plugins and see if there is anything cool to help put it on the website
<AlanBell> like that
<AlanBell> ok, closing up
<AlanBell> [TOPIC] Date of next meeting
Date of next meeting
<AlanBell> Monday 29th?
<AlanBell> haven't done a monday for a while I think
<barrydrake> OK for me
<brobostigon> here also
<CyberJacob> am I too late?
<brobostigon> yes, just ended.
<AlanBell> closing up CyberJacob
<CyberJacob> been busy keeping track of the london riots
<AlanBell> CyberJacob: yeah, bit of a mess
<barrydrake> night all
<AlanBell> [TOPIC] Chair for next meeting
Chair for next meeting
<brobostigon> night barrydrake
<AlanBell> brobostigon: want to chair?
<brobostigon> AlanBell: ummm,
Meeting closed at 20:50