Ubuntu Global Jam Time!

March 17, 2010

The Ubuntu Global Jam is coming up soon. Its a great event for LoCos to get involved in. LoCos can use it recruit new members, bond, and most importantly: have fun. The template for setting up such an event should be relatively painless: pick a date, find a free location with wifi (coffeeshops, library), and advertise like crazy.

Advertising is key. Post every couple of days to the mailing lists (the LoCo list, LUGs, other open source user groups around you), post it on your Facebook wall, put it on the your LoCo Facebook page and create a Facebook event for it, post it to your LoCo forums, post it on the LoCo Directory, tweet/dent and then retweet/redent about it regularly. If there are LUG meetings (or any other open source group meetings like Python, PHP, Drupal, etc) between now and the date of your Jam, show up and pitch it to them in person. And of course, blog!

The wiki has great documentation on how to run jams.

I thought we should look at what Ubuntu Global Jams look like:

Ubuntu Global Jam

Ubuntu Global Jam

Ubuntu Global Jam

Ubuntu Global Jam

And if you do your Ubuntu Global Jam right, it will deteriorate rather quickly (hopefully):

Ubuntu Global Jam

Ubuntu Global Jam

Any questions?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

nixternal March 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

oh you ass, I was wondering why I woke up to people messaging me about that picture! payback my friend, payback :)

boredandblogging March 17, 2010 at 11:22 am


Bring it!


randomguru March 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

dude, awesome!

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