Call For Ubuntu LoCo Stories

Look at this man. Do you recognize him? does he look familiar? If not you should. His name is David Planella and he works on my team at Canonical as the horseman responsible for ensuring we have a rocking Ubuntu translations community. He is doing a stella job.

As part of his role I have asked him to contribute to making the incredible Ubuntu LoCo Community rock too. For a long time now we have said that what the community needs is a regular stream of case studies of the great work our incredible LoCo teams are doing. Well, I have asked David to write and release a case study every two weeks as part of his work. This case study will appear on The Fridge.

While David has many talents, mind-reading is not one of them. As such, LoCo superstars, he needs to hear your stories. If you have organized an event, performed some work/advocacy in your local community, have built some resources, performed meetings or installfests or otherwise have an interesting story to tell, please [email David](david.planella AT ubuntu DOT com). This is a great way to (a) build awareness of your team and (b) build awareness of the wider Ubuntu community. David will hear your story and write the article.

Also folks, please point your LoCo teams to this post – we need to raise awareness of these articles across the community. So here are the essential steps:

  1. Think of something interesting your LoCo has done.
  2. Email David.

I can’t wait to read the stories!

  • spelling police

    s/stella/stellar/

  • http://identi.ca/notice/9662328 László Torma (toros) ‘s status on Tuesday, 08-Sep-09 18:05:57 UTC – Identi.ca

    [...] http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/09/08/call-for-ubuntu-loco-stories/ a few seconds ago from Gwibber [...]

  • http://identi.ca/notice/9662682 Jono Bacon (jonobacon) ‘s status on Tuesday, 08-Sep-09 18:17:31 UTC – Identi.ca

    [...] Teams – we need your stories! http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/09/08/call-for-ubuntu-loco-stories/ !ubuntulocoteams [...]

  • Pasi Salonen

    I have liked really much to work whit ubuntu. first i scared littlebit put that to my laptop, but after 2 hours test. i putted vista to carbage can and started to use ubuntu. everysthing works, No bluescreen No Bullshit! I installed this also to my dads computer and he said: Fast and easy to learn and use.. and he is not fastest computer user on the world.

  • Brian McCullough

    @spelling police: Maybe he meant that David was doing a job worthy of Brando … ok, maybe not.

  • http://hulllug.org Dave Harding

    What’s David’s e-mail address?

  • http://igneousquill.net Adam Gonnerman

    I’d love to get involved in a LoCo group, but the one for New York State meets too far from where I live and work, from what I can tell, and the New Jersey team apparently rarely has “in-person” meet-ups. I realize geeks are busy and many generally avoid daylight and social situations, but a little real life community couldn’t hurt. How localized can LoCo teams be? Maybe I could get one going for the city of New York, or else northern NJ.