Our very first IRC meeting will be:
January 3rd 2010 at 2pm
In #ubuntu-us-wa on irc.freenode.net
Everyone is welcome!
Thanks for the notice, Linda. I had forgotten to put it in my phone's calendar. I hope to make it, although may have to head into Seattle to visit my dad in the hospital instead. He broke his hip on Dec. 23rd, and had a partial replacement at the VA Hospital. He still hasn't taken a step, and we're all starting to get pretty concerned at the slow progress.
But I really want to participate in the meeting!
Vote for the meeting time for our next meeting on Sunday, January 17th: http://www.doodle.com/uvwb732vxq4uqhc7
Re: Meetings -- our discussion during the scheduled meeting
I came to the meeting today late, as I had houseguests. There were not many people attending, so we had more of a discussion/brainstorming session than a meeting as such. See the logs at http://ilbot.colliertech.org/ubuntu-us-wa/2010-01-17 (when they are up. There was a hiccup). Until then, http://karma.colliertech.org/~cjac/%...2010-01-16.log
We discussed moving the meeting to next Sunday at 3pm, and hoping more people could join in. Until then, we can do some discussion and brainstorming here and on the list - I will copy this post to the list.
We discussed tabling at Linux Fest Northwest. Consensus seemed to be that we need to know how many are planning to show up, so we can share tabling duties. It is a LONG day to do without relief! We have all the supplies we need except CDs. PeanutB offered to contact Ubuntu for CDs to hand out. Moo cards came up; I think this is what is meant: http://us.moo.com/en/products/minicards.php . Small, inexpensive business cards with our info on it. We'll be able to use these same supplies when we table at the UW in the Spring, once the weather warms.
Next we discussed a possible lucid lynx release party. A few venues were presented: the College Inn, which is all-ages until 8pm daily; Metrix: http://www.yelp.com/biz/metrix-create-space-seattle , which is a hackerspace, and Pyramid: http://www.pyramidbrew.com/alehouses/seattle. I can't tell from the website if that's all-ages, or 21+. The hackerspace sounds cool, but we might be "preaching to the choir" there. And we'd need to bring our own food. At the pubs, we'd have more people who haven't heard about Ubuntu Linux, and there is food/drink to order, but some folks don't/can't come to pubs. Discuss!
I asked, but got no answer:
[16:21] <valorie> did anyone ever contact the members of the NW LoCo ?
[16:21] <valorie> I saw lotsa WA members
[16:22] <valorie> and I didn't recognize any of them
[16:22] <valorie> I understand NW LoCo no longer exists, right?
[16:22] <valorie> but there is still a page for it
Have these folks been told about our WA LoCo?
Finally, I mentioned: http://www.meetup.com/seattlelinux/c...1p_grp&rv=nr1p and said:
[16:27] <valorie> I hope we can network with them
[16:27] <valorie> and the Linuxchix
[16:27] <valorie> maybe do some events together or something
It's an hour drive for me to come into Seattle, so I would love it if we could coordinate with either/both of those groups and/or GSLUG, so I could attend two events in one afternoon or evening. How about an Ubuntu Hour before one of those other meetings?
Hi all -- I have a room at the Valley View Library reserved for Thu, 13 Oct. 2011 for a Oneiric Release party.
If we decide to do it elsewhere, it's free, so no problem. But for now we have the room.