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Ubuntu Global Jam - Call for Events!

The Ubuntu Global Jam ("Saucy Salamander" cycle edition) is quickly approaching! This event is when the entire Ubuntu community comes together to make a real difference to Ubuntu and to have a great time in the process. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved.

Several teams have already registered an event. Have you?

I would like to encourage you to

Register an event NOW!

We're only a couple weeks away!

The Ubuntu Global Jam is scheduled to occur on these dates:

  • Friday September 13, 2013
  • Saturday September 14, 2013
  • Sunday September 15, 2013













This part is important! Please add your event to the Ubuntu Team Portal http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2315/ so others can find your event and so the world can start seeing all the amazing things that you're doing for Ubuntu.

Good documentation about how to create a successful Global Jam event is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam

A short video explaining the most basic steps is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITk8PGBkMXQ

Thanks in advance for participating in this upcoming cycle's Global Jam event. If you have any questions, please feel free to

Get in touch!

Update! Did you know there's a Saucy Salamander Cafe in Maryland? http://www.saucysalamander.com/ourcafe.asp Now you do. Maybe Ubuntu people from all over the world should gather there and Jam. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Thanks jliau for the spiffy new Jam logo. Good jam on that globe!

Ubuntu Global Jam - An Early Call for Events!

The Ubuntu Global Jam ("Saucy Salamander" cycle edition) is coming! This event is when the entire Ubuntu community comes together to make a real difference to Ubuntu and to have a great time in the process. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved.

I would like to encourage you to

Register an event early!

Sure, we're still months away, but the sooner we get planning, the bigger and better this Jam will be.

The Ubuntu Global Jam is scheduled to occur on these dates:

  • Friday September 13, 2013
  • Saturday September 14, 2013
  • Sunday September 15, 2013













This part is important! Please add your event to the Ubuntu Team Portal http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2315/ so others can find your event and so the world can start seeing all the amazing things that you're doing for Ubuntu.

Good documentation about how to create a successful Global Jam event is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam

A short video explaining the most basic steps is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITk8PGBkMXQ

Thanks in advance for participating in this upcoming cycle's Global Jam event. If you have any questions, please feel free to

Get in touch!

Update! Did you know there's a Saucy Salamander Cafe in Maryland? http://www.saucysalamander.com/ourcafe.asp Now you do. Maybe Ubuntu people from all over the world should gather there and Jam. Share your thoughts in the comments.

--

Thanks jliau for the spiffy new Jam logo. Good jam on that globe!

Measuring Jam

Confession: I'm a dashboard kinda guy. So, when approached to help "catalyze" the Raring Ringtail edition of the Ubuntu Global Jam, my natural instinct was to measure and to report the result.

Here's where we stand:

Note: I say "stand" rather than "stood", as there still might be Jams in March that haven't hit loco.ubuntu.com yet.

Observations?

We're back on a growth curve. Admittedly the Quantal number had me a bit worried, and I was dreading that occurring again. Thankfully, we've recovered nicely. We're not yet where I want to be, but with one more cycle and a big push, I think we'll be able to set a new Ubuntu Global Jam Record.

Thank you everyone that Jammed, and thank you to those who will soon Jam. Let's keep this momentum going!

Think big. Let's Jam the planet with Ubuntu.

Jamming? We Need Your Photos!

Are you Jamming this weekend? Take photos!

Post your Jam photos to your favourite photo sharing service (Pictag: ubuntu) and also to Planet Ubuntu. Show the world the wonderfully awesome project that is Ubuntu.

Thank you!

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Someone famous once said that "If there are no photos, the event never happened." Hint: Might be Jorge Castro.

There's Still Time to Jam!

Have you planned your Jam event for this March 1, 2, 3? There's still time.

Here's the link to register. It only takes a moment.
http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/add/?global_event_id=2221

You can register an in-person event or an online event. If you're Jamming online, why not try a Hangout as a good way to prepare for the upcoming UDS?

Thanks and let's get Jamming!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=NHMUChmqJxE#t=3...

"We're Going to Jam!" - Replay

Are you going to Jam this March 1, 2, 3? I and the more than 20 million people that enjoy Ubuntu are hoping that you are!

We have 22 Jams scheduled currently, which is a good start, but far short of my goal of 60,000 (give or take). Why that many? Well, why not?

Please take a moment now to register your "Ubuntu Global Jam" event. It only takes a moment. Here's the link: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/add/?global_event_id=2221

Not convinced? Today I hosted "We're Going to Jam!" as part of the "Ubuntu on Air" series. If you are looking for tips and tricks about how to host an Ubuntu Global Jam, or would just like some inspiration from others who have done so, please watch. Here's the replay for you to click:

Thanks and let's show the world how to Jam, Ubuntu style!

On Friday "We're Going to Jam!" Ubuntu On Air

A special episode of "Ubuntu on Air" entitled "We're Going to Jam!" will be presented this Friday Feb 22nd 2013 at 20:00UTC. (Time conversion is here: http://ur1.ca/cvbn5 )

During this session, I will be fielding your questions about the "Ubuntu Global Jam", as well as providing tips & tricks for hosting (or being part of) a successful event. I will be joined by guests who have organized Jams and will reveal their secrets. We'll talk about ideas for Jams, including Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet.

I hope you'll watch and participate too! The session will be online at:

http://ubuntuonair.com.

Thanks and "see" you soon!

Please forward this message to anyone you feel would be interested and out to your social nets too...

Ubuntu Global Jam - With Phones! With Tablets!

Would you like to see (or show) the Ubuntu Phone or Ubuntu Tablet in person? Come to the Ubuntu Global Jam!

The Ubuntu Global Jam happening on March 1, 2, 3 (2013) is your chance to see (or to show others) how amazing Ubuntu is on these devices.

I have received confirmation that the flashing instructions will be ready before (and in preparation for) the Jam weekend, so get ready! Do you have a "Galaxy Nexus" or a "Galaxy Nexus 4" phone? Do you have a "Nexus 7" or "Nexus 10" tablet? Bring them!

Up until now, most readers of Ubuntu Planet (and most journalists too) have only seen these devices in videos. The Ubuntu Global Jam is our chance to change that.

Be an Ubuntu Advocate. Give a great demo. (If you are planning to bring your phone or tablet to the event, please add the word "phone" or "tablet" or both to the event description at http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2221/detail/ )

Be an Ubuntu supporter. Find people in your town/city that enjoy Ubuntu and spend some time with them.

Don't see an event near your city/town? You can help fix that! Please add your event to the LoCo Team Portal http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2221/detail/ so the world can start seeing all the amazing things that you're doing for Ubuntu.

Thanks in advance for participating in the Ubuntu Global Jam!

Ubuntu Global Jam - More Events!

Eleven fantastic teams have already announced their intention to participate in the The Ubuntu Global Jam (Raring Ringtail edition)!

Don't see an event near your city/town? You can help fix that!

The Ubuntu Global Jam is happening Friday March 1, Saturday March 2, and Sunday March 3, 2013.

Please add your event to the LoCo Team Portal http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2221/detail/ so the world can start seeing all the amazing things that you're doing for Ubuntu.

More information is here:
http://randall.executiv.es/raring-global-jam

Thanks in advance for participating in the Ubuntu Global Jam!

Will It Route?

Chances are that if you're a LoCo team contact you've received an email message from me recently *encouraging* you to get your team signed up for the Ubuntu Global Jam. Or maybe you didn't...

Horror of horrors! You have an email issue.

Are you a "Team Contact?" Does your @ubuntu.com address still work? Check it. Fix it!

Are you a "Team Contact?" Are you cloaking your email address? Hmm. That would make you less than "contactable". ;) Fix it!

And by extension, if you are an Ubuntu Member it's a grand idea to check your email settings in Launchpad to ensure that yourlaunchpadID@ubuntu.com routes to some address that you check periodically.

This concludes my Public Service Announcement on routable email addresses. Happy messaging!

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