Ubuntu Community Hack Fest

Tonight I had an idea I wanted to run past Ubuntu community folks. I think it could be fun to have an Ubuntu Community Hackfest. In it we would pick two days and devote them to hacking on software projects that are community-related. This could include existing project such as:

  • LoCo Directory
  • Harvest
  • Quickly
  • Hall Of Fame
  • The Fridge
  • Lernid
  • Brainstorm
  • Improvements to the Ubuntu Forums

It could also include ideas for other projects we have discussed at UDS such as the Governance Tracking System. This could also be a great time to build that new website your LoCo needs, work on a new Quickly application that can help the community or some other kind of project.

I would recommend that those who get involved would share their work as they do it on blogs, post screenshots, share snippets, and of course twitter and dent all the while.

So, would anyone be interested in getting involved with this?

  • http://gordallott.com Gord Allott

    We have jam’s already, the thought comes to mind that maybe it could be integrated with that

  • http://beuno.com.ar Martin Albisetti

    YES! I would love to do another round of work on Quickly! :)

  • http://jamalfanaian.com Jamal Fanaian

    I think this is a fantastic idea, and I would love to be involved. I think this is a great way to improve our community.

  • http://jamalfanaian.com Jamal Fanaian


    That’s a decent idea, we could start doing “Hack Jams”.

    The only thing that I see, is that if it is incorporated into a Jam-event, we will have to set time aside to teach other LoCo members, the same way we teach them how to Triaging or Packaging.

    I guess it would be up to each community to decide how they would want to get together for a Community Hack Fest.

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  • http://wrevolution.org/ dan

    Agreed jamal. lets make this happen in florida.