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Essential Components of an Ubuntu Global Jam

Please don't attempt to host an Ubuntu Global Jam without these essential components:

Jamming? Don't Forget the Photos

Ubuntu Global Jams are happening everywhere, and we're looking for Jam photos to showcase.

Please grab your camera, gather your fellow jammers and take photos, lots of them. High resolution too! Bonus points if you are eating jam while you jam. (Jam goes great with crackers, bread, and bugs).

Please post your Ubuntu Global Jam photos to Flickr (http://www.flickr.com) with all of these tags:
ugj, oneiric, ubuntu

Show the world what happens when free software meets great community!

The Globe is Jamming, Ubuntu Style!

The Ubuntu Global Jam has begun! As I type this, community teams around the world are starting their events or will soon.

Already Jamming or planning to Jam? Great! We are looking for your Ubuntu Global Jam photos to showcase. Please grab your camera, gather your fellow jammers and take photos, lots of them. High resolution too! Bonus points if you are eating jam in them!! (Jam goes great with crackers, bread, and Ubuntu ISO's).

Please post your Ubuntu Global Jam photos to Flickr (http://www.flickr.com) with all of these tags:
ugj, oneiric, ubuntu

Show the world that you are enjoying jam and having a great time!

If you have any questions at all, please ask. I am here to help.

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Haven't found a Jam event yet? Please head on over to the the awesome Ubuntu Loco Directory to find a Jam event in your city. (Remember: If you can't find one, you can create one!)

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Jam-o-Meter: A Little More Jam and We're There.

The Ubuntu Global Jam begins in tomorrow, Friday September 2nd 2011.

We have Jams organized all over the world. Do we have yours? No? Please contact your LoCo team and get one on calendar. It's easy:

Register a new one on the awesome Ubuntu Loco Directory or find an existing Jam event in your city.

Your event could be the one that changes Ubuntu, and the world.

Going to a Jam? Remember to bring jam, and a camera. More details tomorrow.

Climbing to the Next Level. There's Jam!

The Ubuntu Global Jam begins in two days, this Friday September 2nd 2011.

A goal for this Jam is to get participation higher than ever. Why you ask? When the world Jams more, Ubuntu gets better. It's a simple equation really.

I'm pleased that the number of Jams has been steadily climbing. We're not yet at Jam nirvana, but we're getting there.

Looking at our lineup for Saturday, we have oodles of Jams around the world. A few that caught my eye:

The South African community is hosting a bug-fixing jam in Cape Town, doing general universe archive improvement, with a small emphasis towards scientific packages. That's seriously helpful tech. Thanks Stefano!

The France community is hosting a jam in Paris. They'll spend an afternoon exploring the different ways to contribute to the Ubuntu project with workshops on the following: Translations, Improving French documentation, Oneiric Testing, Bug reporting and triage, and Ubuntu Packaging. Thanks Ubuntu-fr!

The Catalan community will be jamming in Barcelona. They're featuring a marathon translation, wiki review, and brainstorming. Thanks Rafael!

The Michigan community will be enjoying their jam in Ann Arbor by testing and ironing out the Oneiric Ocelot in preparation for release.Thanks Craig!

The Oregon community will have jam in Portland with a focus on Bugs, Documentation, Wiki Cleanup, IRC Support and more! All skill levels are welcome and this is also a social event. Here's a twist: Giveaways! Swag like Ubuntu Oregon T-Shirts, Magazines, Stickers. Now that's worth the drive to Portland. Thanks Benjamin!

When you connect with local Ubuntu people, your town becomes a more human place. When you attend an Ubuntu Global Jam event you help take Ubuntu to a new level.

Find your Jam event, or register a new one on the awesome Ubuntu Loco Directory.

Your event could be the one that puts us over the top. Go for it. Climb!

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Jam this Friday!

The Ubuntu Global Jam begins in three days (Friday September 2nd 2011.)

I thought I'd take a peek at some Jam event highlights that are planned for our first day.

The Australian community is planning to jam online. (Proof that one can enjoy jam in a chat room :) They'll proof-read, restore outdated and obsolete documentation and create new materials for Ubuntu's official help site. They'll add tips for Australian Ubuntu users, including how to get 3G wireless access working flawlessly, and other interesting things. Thanks Benny!

The Egyptian community is planning to Jam in Cairo. They're not telling us exactly what they plan to do, but it looks like they're assembling quite a large crew to do it. I expect they'll be doing something fun as Cairo is known "party central." Actually, I have no idea if that's true, but I'm expecting surprises! Thanks Ahmed!

The Vancouver community will be jamming in Vancouver (where else?) bringing their wacky brand of Ubuntu fun to Canada's Ubuntu city. My spies tell me that they'll be adding some TLC (tender loving care) to their newest Ubuntu guide: "Unity. Simplify Your Life", sprucing it up just in time for 11.10. They'll also be eating jam on motorcycles. Lots and lots of sticky jam. A clean-up crew has been hired. Thanks Kim!

The Florida community will be enjoying their jam in Lakeland and hacking on community website projects. Looking at the guest list, some of the heavy hitters in the Ubuntu community are going to be there and I'm betting Jorge Castro will set a record for the most wiki pages deleted in one jam event. Go Jorge! This is an event not to miss, so if you are within 1000 miles of Lakeland, start driving now. Thanks Chris!

The Wisconsin community will have jam in Milwaukee at a special installment of "Ubuntu Hour". That's your chance to meet other Milwaukee Ubuntu enthusiasts and contributors at all skill levels. New Ubuntu folks are welcome too. In my humble opinion, if you're looking for a great way to meet an energize an Ubuntu community in your town, this is the way to do it. Thanks Ian!

The Tunisian community will have a Jam in Hammam Sousse. They'll be doing all the great things that Jams are famous for: writing documentation, finding, sorting and fixing bugs and testing the next version Ubuntu. They'll also have Ubuntu presentations to help others understand our wonderful system, project, platform, and ethos. Thanks Ahmed!

When you connect with local Ubuntu people, your town becomes a more human place. When you attend an Ubuntu Global Jam event you experience the magic of the world's most collaborative project first hand.

Find your Jam event, or register a new one on the awesome Ubuntu Loco Directory.

Nothing there for you? Head over to http://ur1.ca/4yfh9 and create something brand new. Surprise the world.

It's time for action. Make a difference. Add your jar to the collection.

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Soon We'll Be Covered in Jam!

The Ubuntu Global Jam begins Friday September 2nd 2011. That's in four days.

Have you ever been to an Ubuntu Global Jam Event? In short, they're a great way to connect with the community of Ubuntu contributors and enthusiasts that live near you.

When you connect with local Ubuntu people, your town becomes more interesting. Suddenly the software that you stare at all day comes alive with personality. Those questions that you spend hours searching for answers on the forums or that "Large Number Company in Mountain View" suddenly get answered. Your wifi works. Your video drivers too. Wow!

I hope you'll head on over to the awesome Ubuntu Loco Directory and find your Jam event, or register a new one.

No team near you? Can't find anything on the directory? You can still register an Ubuntu Global Jam Event. Go to http://ur1.ca/4yfh9 and answer a few basic questions. Here's an idea: Maybe your Jam event can be to start a team in your town or city. How cool would that be?

It's time for action. The planet will soon be covered in Jam :)

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No Team Nearby? You Can Still Jam!

The Ubuntu Global Jam is happening on Sept. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2011.

A Jam event is simply a place to gather and meet Ubuntu users and people just like you.

No Ubuntu Local Community near you?
No Ubuntu event listed for your town?
No Ubuntu friends?
No problem!

Here's the simplest way to create and register an Ubuntu Global Jam Event. Go to http://ur1.ca/4yfh9 and simply answer a few basic questions.

We'll create and list the event for you. Consider us your Ubuntu Concierge! It's automagic, fun and friendly. It takes less than 5 minutes to register an event

Let's Jam!

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Jam. It's Easier Than You Think

Would you like to meet other Ubuntu users and contributors in your village/town/city? Can't find an Ubuntu LoCo in your neighbourhood? No problem!

In the next few days I'll be rolling out instructions on how to set up a Jam in your neighbourhood the simple way. So, start thinking about a place to meet. It can be your local coffee shop, your library, a community room, even your living room.

The Ubuntu Global Jam is September 2, 3, 4, 2011.

The list of Jams is here.

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What Does a Global Jam Look Like?

It looks a bit like this:

It's happening all over the world: September 2, 3, 4, 2011.

Add your jar to the shelf. Be part of something historic.

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