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
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, 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 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
How to participate
Sign up via the wiki. If we’re overcrowded (probably around 30 at any
given time) we’ll give preference to those that signed up first.
Organizers include, NealMcBurnett, Mitch Mahan, and anyone else who
If you would like to join go sign up at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubucon-Boulder
3 Responses to “Ubucon Boulder”
Hehe it was awesome. Don’t forget to check out binaryfreedom.info and join some of our lists
Comrade Ringo Kamens
This group has potentialJune 2nd, 2007 at 3:27 pm
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