[CLUG-announce] Ubuntu Global Jam: Cape Town

Raoul Snyman raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za
Mon Aug 23 11:55:00 SAST 2010

Hi folks,

The Cape Town (and Stellenbosch) chapter of Ubuntu-ZA has decided to take part 
in the Ubuntu Global Jam. We will be having it at the Shuttleworth Lab at UCT 
on Sunday the 29th of August.

What is the Ubuntu Global Jam?

The Ubuntu Global Jam[0] is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community 
to unite together around the weekend of 27th - 29th August to work together to 
improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is 
welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real 
difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference.

The Ubuntu Global Jam incorporates events that have been organized over the 
world to get Ubuntu contributors and fans together to have a great time and 
improve Ubuntu.

When and where is the Cape Town Jam?

We will be holding the Cape Town Jam at The Shuttleworth Lab[1] located on the 
ground floor of the Computer Science Building on UCT Upper Campus. Go in the 
front door, turn down the right passage, and it's on your right, behind the 
Freedom Toaster. The Jam will be held on Sunday 29 Aug, from 14:00 until 

For more information on entry and parking at UCT, have a look at the Freedom 
Toaster[2] page on the CLUG Wiki.

What do I need to do to join?

For the most part, you just need to rock up on Sunday. However, we do ask that 
you would register on the event[3] on the Ubuntu LoCo Directory. You need to 
be logged in to register, but you can login via Launchpad.

What will we be doing?

There are going to be a few things happening. There are going to be a few 
talks[4] on various aspects of Ubuntu. Some folks will be doing some testing 
and bug reporting. There will be demonstrations of software, and folks will 
also be able to come to install Ubuntu on their computers with the help of 
experts in our community.

Please note that this event is not aimed at geeks and developers. If you use 
Ubuntu and want to learn how you can contribute back to the community, then we 
want to see you there! On the other hand, if you are unsure of Ubuntu and want 
to learn more, there will be a number of folk there who will be keen to show 
you Ubuntu and how to get started with it.

How can I help?

If you'd like to help us out with the Jam, please consider giving a talk (see 
the Talk Requests on the wiki page[4]), or just rock up and help out where you 

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam
[1] http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/venues/120/detail/
[2] http://wiki.clug.org.za/wiki/Freedom_Toaster
[3] http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/team/237/detail/
[4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZATeam/GlobalJam201008

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