The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of Friday, 4 April 2014 17:00 to Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:00 UTC to work together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference.

To check out the list of participating teams in the world, or to add your event, have a look at the LoCo Directory event.

The Ubuntu Global Jam incorporates events that have been organized over the world to get Ubuntu contributors and fans together to have a great time and improve Ubuntu. Each event has one or more of our themes:

  • App Dev School event - teach and find out together how to write apps for Ubuntu.

  • Bugs - finding, triaging and fixing bugs.

  • Testing - testing the new packages, your hardware, or contributing new tests.

  • Documentation - writing documentation about how to use Ubuntu and how to join the community.

  • Translations - translating Ubuntu and helping to make it available in everyone's local language.

  • Packaging - work on Ubuntu packages and improve them.

LoCos should not feel required to support all themes, but the Global Jam can be used as an opportunity to introduce members to different aspects of the community.

Things to do

Here's a list of suggestions and ideas on activities you can do at the Ubuntu Global Jam. Choose your pick!



Ubuntu TV online videos Lens

Ubuntu TV

Write Accomplishment scripts


Add Unity Quicklists to apps




  • Check out Jams/Testing

    • Contribute a new manual or automated testcase
    • Run through the image testcases for the latest image
    • Run through application testcases against the development packages
    • Run your hardware through a series of testcases to determine compatibility with ubuntu


Speech Dispatcher


Lenses and Scopes



Beginner tasks on Ask Ubuntu (Easy tasks!)

User Support

Community Wiki Clean Up Jam

Documentation Team


Blog, Tweet, Facebook and G+ your activities


Basic Preparation FAQ

Q1. What is the Global Jam?

  • A world-wide online and face-to-face event to get people together to fix Ubuntu bugs - we want to get as many people online fixing bugs, having a great time doing so, and putting their brick in the wall for free software. This is not only a great opportunity to really help Ubuntu, but to also get together with other Ubuntu fans to make a difference together, either via your LoCo team, your LUG, other free software group, or just getting people together in your house/apartment to fix bugs and have a great time.

Q2. What goes on during the event?

  • Collect bugs, fix them, testing, documenting and translating. Get together and make Ubuntu better.

Q3. Do you meet in a specific place, or just talk on irc?

  • Both would be great, but it's great to meet in person with other people. You should stop by #ubuntu-locoteams to join in on the action. Also don't forget to microblog with the hashtag #ugj to spread the word!

Q4. What do we need?

  • You need a place to be, with decent internet connection, some computers, and great people to share the work. Probably you can find a place in a University, school or even neighbourhood local. Contact your local translation team.


Please help out by reaching out to your friends and everyone interested in the event. Find Artwork to raise awareness.


UbuntuGlobalJam (last edited 2014-03-18 10:00:31 by dholbach)