Its that time of the year again the release of a new a better improved Operating System. This time we are celebrating the official release of Ubuntu Hardy Heron(8.04). A lot of discussion has been going though the mailing lists and IRC talking about where we should host the event and at what times. Well it has now been made official as to the date, time, and location, and here are the details.
1 West Flatiron Circle
Broomfield, CO 80021
Sat April 26, 2008
6:00pm to 7:00pm – Event Starts
7:00pm to 8:00pm – Meeting and Discussion about Hardy Heron and its features/upgrades
8:00pm to when ever – General Hangout and interact
Please RSVP before the date by visiting HardyReleaseParty
We need to make reservations and need to know a head count of all who will be attending.
Hope to see you all there.
Mitch Mahan (Team Leader)
Nick Verbeck (Deputy Team Lead)
and the Whole Ubuntu Colorado Local Team
Host(s): Mitch Mahan / Nick Verbeck
- David Overcashâ€™s College Location
- Promotion progress?
- Next actions
- atoponce (Aaron) from the Utah LoCo
- Location? Activites?
- D&B Westminster? Falling Rock?
- Misc. / General Discussion / Community Topics
We have decided to have a LoCo “Bug Day”. In which all members of the Loco are welcome to join us at Caffe Sole in Boulder (Table Mesa and Broadway) on January 3rd, 2008. We will also be meeting along side with the Hacking Society.
We have also had suggestions of small groups of Loco members meeting up around Colorado to join us on IRC to help each other out with questions. So if you would like to help set up a small group. Please email the list with your suggested location.
To find out more on what a “Bug Day” is please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay for more info.
â€œIf you would like to meet up for Dinner, as well, there will be CoLoCo members mixed in with the Hacking Society at the Southern Sun at 6pm.â€
Our fearless Jim Hutchinson (CoLoCo Educational Director) recently did an interview with Binary Freedom. In this interview Jim talks about his recent Post that he did on his blog in response to an article in Discover Magazine by Jaron Lanier. A lot of you may have read this already or seen it on Digg.
Who is Binary Freedom and what they are about by ringokamens:
Binary Freedom is an association of decentralized collectives that
fights for digital rights and the other social movements that it is
related to such as privacy, free speech, and social justice. We
emphasize the use of direct action because of its effectiveness are
are mostly engaged in legislative advocacy and education about free
software/digital rights. We do all of this with a focus on free
software and the ideals presented in the hacker ethic and dot
communist manifesto. Campaigns lead by Binary Freedom activists have
been featured on US News, Slashdot, Digg, Indymedia, CNN, and others.
When: Friday, December 14th 2007
What: Christmas Party
Activities: Network games, beer, and the sibling hood of people, in celebration of Christmas (or your
holiday of choice)
Host: Dave Vanderploeg & David L. Willson
Place: Panera Bread in Longmont
Time: 6:30 ~ 9~9:30
Date: Saturday, 08 December
Subject: Discuss news, Ubuntu, Help, tutorials, etcâ€¦.
I would like to have people demonstrate new ideas or concepts. Please bring your laptop so you can show off and enjoy the free secure wifi.
We have now joined the trend in using a more official and standard IRC channel with the rest of the other locos. The new channel can be reached at #ubuntu-us-co on irc.freenode.net. The hopes for doing this change is to allow for a more convention irc channel name with the rest of the LoCos. As well as make it easier for new members to find us by sticking to this convention. The old channel is still up as well. So if you have fliers out or contact information to the old channel. They still will work. All who attempt to connect to this channel will be redirected into the new one.
We are also looking at logging all conversations in the IRC channel to allow for other members to review what has gone on in the day. As well as give a means for those that miss meetings to view the meeting notes. We hope this idea will be beneficial to all current and new members once in place.
We hope all enjoy these changes and ideas to come.