So, it’s close to the beginning of a new year. New sights, new (and some old) resolutions, and a completely new LoCo calendar full of events! For this new year, here’s a heads-up for what we will be doing over the next year.
First, there will be a LoCo kickoff meeting over in the IRC channel on Jan. 13, at 8pm. There we will discuss the plan for the year, as well as answer any questions. After that, it’s open chat with anything goes.
Now that I mentioned the schedule, there will be several changes. First, the IRC meetings will move from a weekly schedule to one of necessity. If we need to hold a meeting, we’ll call it on. This way, we will not have meetings where there is a complete absence of things to talk about, and we can also change the schedule so that those who need to be able to attend can.
Next, face to face meetings will not occur every month as in the past, as this has been shown to be hectic, and during months where folks are out of town, only a few people show. So, we will be moving face to face meetings to months where there are no events occurring, and away from most holidays. Release parties will now be held for every release, typically a day or so after the download links hit the ubuntu.com site. InstallFests will happen a month after each release (typically June and November). And most importantly of all…
The Atlanta Linux Fest 2009! It will be held on Sept. 19 (tentatively set for Software Freedom Day). We are still in the planning stages, but I’ll talk more about that event later on.
The web site, http://ubuntu-georgia.org, will also see some changes, such as a new help page, filled with helpful how-tos for Ubuntu with answers to common questions.
Right now, you may be wondering why we have made these changes. The main purpose is that we are working to streamline the schedule so that we can make the most out of the year and make the events as good as possible. As always, we will continue to provide support on the Georgia LoCo forums and on the IRC channel. The Georgia LoCo has now been around for two years now — we’ve come a long ways since then, and we can make 2009 the best year yet!