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Its time for a free, all-day gathering to show each other what *buntu can do, and we have just the time and place!
When: Saturday 2007-06-02, probably 9-5
Where: Google's Boulder office: 1433 Pearl
What: An "unconference" like Barcamp: a spontaneous day of Ubuntu-related demos, talks, chats, etc
See Ubucon for other such gatherings.
We'll have a small conference room with wifi and LCD projector. About 20 people can squeeze in. The space will be tight, so sign up early.
The focus is to share cool Ubuntu stuff with each other. Be prepared to share how YOU do stuff with Ubuntu. E.g. bring your laptops and demo some application, or show how to participate in ubuntuland via launchpad and the wiki, propose some projects and specs, set up an Edubuntu thin client network, get hands-on help installing Ubuntu, or whatever. But what you propose to talk about should be possible with Ubuntu. And that doesn't limit things very much E.g. we'll probably spend some time helping Jim out with https://wiki.edubuntu.org/TIEColorado
We'll announce it first for Colorado LoCo team members, but we'll invite anyone interested in Linux to sign up if there's space.
For a taste of similar gatherings, see http://barcamp.org/BarCampBoulder . The general unconference process is to show up with ideas, list them on a whiteboard at the beginning of the day, and let people decide then and there what the agenda should be and what they're interested in. Besides the main "track" in the conference room, folks can propose other things to talk about in the anteroom or outside.
The BOFHowto is handy for any sessions that involve planning projects or developing blueprints for Ubuntu.
See /Schedule for a schedule of sessions.
The Google office in Boulder is on the Pearl St Mall, next to Starbucks, and has wifi and a small conference room. Our biggest fear is that it is too good a location and we'll have too many people But other attempts to quickly find a bigger place haven't panned out.
Naturally enough they don't want us wandering around the development cubes.... I figure 20 can squeeze into the conference room, and others can stand and watch. And they also have a waiting area right outside the conference room, and for spillover we can always go a few steps outside into the beautiful ambiance of the mall.
Our very friendly host is Jim McMaster, a developer at Google. And our contact came thru Leslie Hawthorn, of Google's Open Source Program Office in California. She manages the Google Summer of Code program. Everybody thank Jim and Leslie
Google plans to move late this summer, so they may even have more space for a later Gutsy release Ubucon, if we behave ourselves
Sign up at this page: /Register. If we're overcrowded (probably around 30 at any given time) we'll give preference to those that signed up first.
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Before and during the Ubucon, meet other Ubucon folks in #ubuntu-colorado on irc.freenode.net.
Organizers include, NealMcBurnett, Mitch Mahan, and anyone else who steps forward.