Welcome to Ubuntu Community Week!
We have designed this brand new event to help you:
Find your community,
Participate in your community,
Create your community,
Energize your community, and
Elevate your community to new heights!
This event is scheduled to take place from Mon 18 July - Fri 22 July, 2011.
Want to help shape the event? Please check out our Feedback section below for more details on how to get involved.
Ubuntu Is Growing!
In just seven short years, Ubuntu has become the most popular free operating system in the world. With 20 million users (give or take), an outstanding new interface, and a thriving community of contributors and fans, Ubuntu is poised to grow ten-fold over the next few years.
Ubuntu Where You Live
Do you live in a town or city? If you answered "Yes", then there are many people around you, your neighbours, who are already using and enjoying Ubuntu. Some of them may even be contributing to Ubuntu itself as artists, translators, designers, or even as programmers. Others might simply be enjoying the software and the benefits of freedom. How can you find them?
Your Gateway To Amazing Ubuntu Community
Ubuntu Community Week is a series of online presentations and Q+A sessions about the rock-and-roll(1) world that is the Ubuntu community where you can:
- Learn about the Ubuntu community (How, What, When, Where, Why?)
Find people around you that are into Ubuntu
- Talk to some of the key "movers-and-shakers" from the Ubuntu project worldwide
Participate in an open Q&A with Jono Bacon, our global Community Manager
How To Participate
Our week long menu of events touch many different areas of Ubuntu community activities. If you are interested in building a thriving and lively community, or just seeing what all the fuss is about there is sure to be a session for you.
Nurture and Govern
1. ALL TIMES ARE UTC. Please check your local timezone to ensure you are present at the right time.
2. Session Hosts: Please don't make schedule changes without contacting the organizer.
"An Introduction to Ubuntu Community Week"
Learn about Ubuntu Community Week, its goals, its future. Get a glimpse into what you can expect for the week and how to get the most from the sessions.
Presented by: Randall Ross
"Ask Your Community Manager"
Here's your chance to ask Ubuntu's Community Manager all the things about community that you've wanted to ask for so long. Jono lives and breathes and loves community so much that he's even written a book about it. About the only thing he won't answer in this sessions is "how do I get my wifi (or graphics card) working?".
Presented by: Jono Bacon
"Working with Other Groups In Your Community"
Learn how your LoCo team can supplement other groups your area to offer presentations, basic training and help without replacing or overwhelming them. Local groups which will be covered include Linux User Groups (LUGs) and other tech groups and schools and other community groups interested in learning about open source options with examples of successful initiatives by multiple teams.
Presented by: Elizabeth Krumbach
"Don't Kill Your Audience. Liven Your Presentation Style!"
Sick of boring slides with bullet points? So is your Ubuntu community! It's time to change. Following a master's advice our host will teach you easy tips for making great presentations. And, what better way to use your new skills than to deliver great presentations about Ubuntu to your local community? Remember: Bullets may kill someone. Please don't use them
Presented by: Paolo Sammicheli
"Organic Software. Marketing Ubuntu at Your Local Farmer's Markets"
Break out of your 'safe' marketing strategies and target your local festivals and farmer's markets to attract a large, diverse crowd of Ubuntu users to your LoCo. Skeptical? Listen in! Bring Questions! Bring Ideas!
Presented by: Charlene Tessier
"From Graphic to Printed Poster"
The trials and tribbles of getting wonderful art printed for LoCo events and other uses. Includes what to look out for, the advantages of vector, pdf or png export, should I colour correct, sizing and materials.
Presented by: Martin Owens
"Haters Gonna Hate: Grow Your Community With Less Negativity"
Presented by: Joe Liau
"Baking a LoCo Team"
What do you need to get an Ubuntu team or group started? Join this session to discover "the recipe" from someone who's seen dozens of teams grow from one person's dream to successful healthy Ubuntu communities.
Presented by: Jono Bacon
"How I Started an Ubuntu Group in My City and How You Could Too!"
A young and budding group has started in the famous Middle Easter cosmopolitan city of Dubai. This session will show you how the Emirates' first Ubuntu community was started. It will describe the tools and methods the team used to ensure a smooth start, so you can too!
Presented by: Omar Almahmoud
"Find Your Local Community"
How easy or hard is it for people in your area to discover other users of Ubuntu and the activities of the Local Community team? How can we add maps and location based services to the LoCo directory and LoCo websites to improve findability?
Presented by: Alan Bell
"Preparing for Approval and Re-Approval. Do's and Don'ts"
Make re-approval of your LoCo team as painless as possible. What does the LoCo council look for in an application? How should it be structured? And most importantly what should it contain to showcase your LoCo in the best way possible?
Presented by: Laura Czajkowski
"Starting an Ubuntu Hour Near You"
Ubuntu Hours are informal gatherings where curious and new Ubuntu users can gather, get advice, and be a part of the local community. It only takes an hour of your time on a regular schedule and you can create one of these places for new users to meet. Learn how easy it is and have your questions answered in this session.
Presented by: Nathan Haines
"How to Raise Your Team's Activity Level. Energize!"
Do you feel your team has stagnated? Events and activities not what they used to be? This session will show you how to inject life back into your team and instill a sense of enthusiasm once again. Regardless of whether you're a new team member or a team leader, this advice will help you energize!
Presented by: Paul Tagliamonte
"An Overview of How LoCo's Are Guided"
Every team is different, but some things remain the same. There are some good ground rules one should always try and follow. This session will present strategies to help your team continue (if you leave) and will also encourage others to come and take part.
Presented by: Laura Czajkowski
"Podcast Your Way to a Bigger Community!"
You have great community-building ideas. You want the world to hear them. Join your host to learn how the UK LoCo team created an Ubuntu podcast to help spread the word everywhere, and how they continue to do so.
Presented by: Alan Pope
"How to train ninjas" (session in Spanish)"
Learn how to motivate and inspire people and grow your community in the process. Some really simple tricks and tips that you can use to make your LoCo Team rock. Swords and daggers not included.
Presented by: Leandro Gómez
"Watch this Space for an Exciting Topic. Coming Soon"
"We Party Grande! You Can Too."
With every Ubuntu release, community teams plan and organize parties everywhere. However none are quite as famous as those in Paris France with 5000 people in attendance. Let's hear the recipe from the master planner!
Presented by: Christophe Sauthier
If you would like to suggest a topic, or volunteer as a presenter, or just offer some friendly advice, we'd love to hear from you. Our Feedback page is here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuCommunityWeek/Feedback
(1) We're not just saying that. Our Community Manager is a real rock star