[sf-lug] Fwd: Ubuntu Global Jam Event in San Francisco on Sunday, February 8th

Elizabeth K. Joseph lyz at princessleia.com
Sun Jan 25 10:48:19 PST 2015

Hi everyone,

Wonderful to see the list up and running again! Thanks Rick and Michael :)

I wanted to pass along news that on Sunday, February 8th, the Ubuntu
California team is hosting an Ubuntu Global Jam event in downtown San
Francisco. We'll be focusing on manual testing of the upcoming 15.04
release of Xubuntu. Food and Ubuntu-branded goodies will be available
for all attendees. As always, this event is free to attend and put on
by volunteers in the local Ubuntu community.

This is the second Sunday of the month, so should not be a conflict
with the regularly scheduled SF-LUG meeting on the first Sunday of the

More details in the forwarded email below, RSVP here:
(or email me)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at ubuntu.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 8:49 PM
Subject: Ubuntu Global Jam Event in San Francisco on Sunday, February 8th
To: Ubuntu US California <ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to formally announce that we'll be having an Ubuntu Global
Jam event in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, February 8th!

Location: Gandi.net, 121 2nd st, Ste. 500, San Francisco 94105
Time: Noon - 5PM

This is just a block south of the Montgomery St BART/MUNI station.
Street and garage parking is also available, but not all free. Someone
will be at the door to let you up, if you come later in the event a
phone number will be placed on the door that you can call to be let

For this event, community members will gather to do some Quality
Assurance testing on Xubuntu ISOs and packages for the upcoming
release, Vivid Vervet, using the trackers built for this purpose.
We're focusing on Xubuntu because that's the project I volunteer with
and I can help put us into contact with the developers as we test the
ISOs and submit bugs. The ISO and package trackers used for Xubuntu
are used for all recognized flavors of Ubuntu, so what you learn from
this event will transfer into testing for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu
GNOME and all the rest.

And Quality Assurance is not as boring as it sounds, honest :) Plus,
one of the best things about doing testing on your hardware is that
your bugs are found and submitted prior to release, increasing the
chances significantly that any bugs that exist with your hardware are
fixed prior to release.

The event will begin with a presentation that gives a tour of how
manual testing is done on Ubuntu releases. From there we'll be able to
do Live Testing, Package Testing and Installation testing as we
please, working together as we confirm bugs and when we get stuck.
Installation Testing is the only one that requires you to make any
changes to the laptop you bring along, so feel free to bring along one
you can do Live and Package testing on if you're not able to do
installations on your hardware.

I'll also have the following two laptops for folks to do testing on if
they aren't able to bring along a laptop:

PowerBook G4 for Lubuntu ISO testing

Lenovo G575 for Xubuntu installations

I'll also be bringing along DVDs and USB sticks with the latest daily
builds for tests to be done and some notes about how to go about
submitting bugs.

Please RSVP here:
or email me if you're interested in attending. Also please feel free
to contact me if you're interested in helping out (it's ok if you
don't know about QA, I need logistical and promotional help too!).

Food and drinks will be provided, the current menu is a platter of
sandwiches and some pizzas, so please let me know if you have dietary
restrictions so we can place orders accordingly. I'd hate to exclude
folks because of our menu, so I'm happy to accommodate vegan, gluten
free, whatever you need, I just need to know :)

Finally, giveaways of stickers and pens for everyone and a couple
Ubuntu books (hopefully signed by the authors!) will also be available
to a few select attendees.

Elsewhere in California and interested in hosting an event? The Ubuntu
Global Jam is an international event with teams focusing on a variety
of topics, details at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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