The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of Friday, 7 August 2015 17:00 to Sunday, 9 August 2015 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.

Running the event

Running the event is as simple as finding a venue, picking a date and time, and promoting it. Check out more details on planning your own Ubuntu Global Jam.


What is the Global Jam?

  • A world-wide online and face-to-face event to get people together to work on Ubuntu projects - we want to get as many people online working on things, having a great time doing so, and putting their brick in the wall for free software as possible. 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 work on Ubuntu projects and have a great time.

What goes on during the event?

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

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!

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.

Things to do

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

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

  • Snappy - hack on and hack with snappy

  • 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.

  • Development - hack on some source code, fix bugs, or develop something new.

  • Design - Improve some artwork, or design something new

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

  • Packaging - work on Ubuntu packages and improve them.

  • Promote - promote ubuntu and share your experiences!

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

Need help?

You read through all the articles here and you're still unsure about something? No worries, we have a number of folks who will be happy to help you:

  • Ask on the loco-contacts mailing list. The vast majority of team contacts of our LoCos are on this list. Many of them have lots of experience with organising events. (And don't worry, there are no stupid questions - just come and ask.)

  • Ask the LoCo Council (private mailing list). The LoCo Council oversees the activities of all teams, so they are in a good position to help you out.

  • Ask on LoCo IRC.


UbuntuGlobalJam (last edited 2015-07-14 11:26:52 by 111)