View Full Version : About the New York State Loco

November 4th, 2008, 05:30 AM
The New York State Ubuntu Local Team is a group of volunteers and advocates united by a commitment to open source software and Ubuntu Linux. We work with all types of users including business, educational and home users. We believe that by brining the freedom of choice, power of community and stability of Ubuntu Linux to the public, we can change the face of computing for the better.


Technical Details:

Date Founded: February 2007
Team Owner : Jeremy Austin-Bardo <ausimage@ubuntu.com>
Team President : Jeremy Austin-Bardo <ausimage@ubuntu.com>
Sub Team Contact:

Brian Neil <brian@newyork-ubuntu.com> Rochester
Matthew Jording <mjording@gmail.com> New York City

General IRC Meeting : Second Thursday and Fourth Thursday @ 7pm EST
Mailing List : ubuntu-us-ny on lists.ubuntu.com
IRC : #ubuntu-us-ny on Freenode
Website : http://www.newyork-ubuntu.com (http://www.newyork-ubuntu.com/)
Team Blog : http://blog.newyork-ubuntu.com (http://blog.newyork-ubuntu.com/)
Sip Conference : 5000 on sip.nerdsonlinux.com or *8771-5000 on Sip Broker affiliates (http://www.sipbroker.com/sipbroker/action/providerWhitePages) or Sip Broker PSTN network (http://www.sipbroker.com/sipbroker/action/pstnNumbers)


What We Do:

Support Ubuntu Locally

Support existing local Linux user groups
Partner with local computer user groups to assist with Linux events
Hold educational sessions open to the public
Host and assist with Linux install fests

Support Ubuntu at the state level

Assist New York State Ubuntu users with finding:

Local Linux groups
Local computer retailers that support Ubuntu and Linux

Ubuntu Activism

Advocate for the adoption of Ubuntu:

Senior centers
Families and individual users

Assist local computer retailers with adopting Ubuntu
Educate local computer retailers and consultants about Canonical partner programs

Assist our members grow in the global Ubuntu community

Help our members find Ubuntu teams that align with their personal interests

NY State Loco Team Meetings
The New York State Loco Team holds general meetings in #ubuntu-us-ny on Freenode at 7PM EST:

2nd Thursday of each month
4th Tuesday of each month

(note: we are usually in the channel even when meetings are not in sessions so feel free to stop in and ask questions or just chat)
Regional Meet-ups:

Rochester - 7pm First Thursday of the month at Location TBA

Special Events:
(links to posted special events will be posted here)