Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Topics of discussion for the Team

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Overland Park, KS
    Beans
    14
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Lightbulb Topics of discussion for the Team

    I have heard from about 15 people now, nicely spread out across the state.
    I am not sure that everyone is a member of the mailing list. I am starting
    to think that this and the list should become our main discussion board for now. I have a
    few topics I wanted to put forth and discuss.

    1. Projects - Any Ideas?
    I have heard some good Ideas for implementation of Ubuntu. One is to
    revitalize some old computers at a church that are currently running Win98 -
    Edubuntu with thin clients is one possibility and using 1-2 Gig USB drives
    for these machines is another.

    I have also heard from one who rebuilds/recycles computers for a charity in
    Miami county. A good idea and cause that I had been wanting to get involved
    in.

    2. Fliers, promotional items, CDs
    I had some ideas early on of putting some fliers up at local universities
    and the library here in Salina to drum up interest in a LoCo, but have come
    to find that the Wiki page and ubuntuforums.org is the best recruiting tool.
    It isn't reaching the "not familiar with Ubuntu" set, like a flier at a
    university might, but for now we will need members who are familiar to
    provide support. I have had some individual requests for support, but if anyone else is willing to provide support, let me know.

    There are people in the community making aluminum case badges that would be great to hand out
    if we set up a table at KU or K-State or some other Linux/Computer related
    function. I didn't put my name in for any, because the cash would have came
    out of my own pocket, but I thought it was a good idea and I am sure that
    when they are manufactured that we could wind up with some pretty easily.

    I ordered 50 CDs from Canonical late this summer and they've arrived. There
    are 5 that are 64-bit and the remainder are 32-bit PC version. Most people I
    have offered them to have said that they will just download the .iso, and
    that they didn't need one, but I remember when I started getting interested
    in Linux 3 years ago, I didn't even know what an .iso was at first. I made
    about 5 coasters out of CDs trying to burn Knoppix or Puppy before I learned
    more about MD5 Checksums etc. (I was on dial up and a lot of images I
    downloaded were incomplete or corrupted)
    This state has a lot of areas that are dial up only and there are probably
    some people out there struggling to figure out how to try Ubuntu and they
    don't know there is a guy in Salina who would be glad to send them a free CD
    just for asking. Lets try to find those people and get them a copy.

    As always, any input and discussions are allowed, encouraged and needed.

    Eric Klemm

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Brainstorming Session

    How about we schedule a brainstorming session on ubuntu-us-ks IRC?

    Tuesday June 30th @ 7:00pm

    How does this date and time work for everyone?

    We can use this 1st session for initial introductions, brainstorming on getting things up to par (ie the wiki) and the general bases that we need to cover before firing Kansas Ubuntu up into top gear.

    Please attend this IRC meeting if you can.

    Thanks in advance all!!

    Kris
    Registered Linux User: 433263
    Registered Ubuntu User: 9010

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Topics of discussion for the Team

    Just a reminder folks the meeting is tonight at 7:00...

    I *hope* we get a decent turnout.

    Kris
    Registered Linux User: 433263
    Registered Ubuntu User: 9010

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Topics of discussion for the Team

    The meeting is going on folks! Join in if you can and let get Kansas rolling!

    Kris
    Registered Linux User: 433263
    Registered Ubuntu User: 9010

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •