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Re: Xenial Xerus Release Parties in Canada

Bob Jonkman
Hi Allen: I'm game to try a virtual Ubuntu Release Party! We had that at
the 14.04 release party, and were joined by some other Ubuntu LoCos from
South America.

I'd like to find a Free Software solution to video conferencing, but we
have used Google Hangouts in the past:

Depending on our venue, we may be a bit bandwidth restricted here in
Canada.  Telecom monopoly, you say? Pity!


On 2016-03-16 08:28 PM, Allen Graham wrote:

> Hola Bob,   from Mazatlan.
> If I was in country I'd probably go to Kitchener.
> Maybe it's time to try "online parties".
> Lately the Ubuntu forums have been somewhat weak, other than a few dingbats
> asking Windows problems. Or Apple.
> Here in Maz we're getting 50mpbs down and 10 up.
> A round table on Google Hangouts would be easy.
> What's your take on the X-X release ?
> hasta lluego,
> Allen
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Bob Jonkman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi Everybody! Next month on 21 April 2016 the next version of Ubuntu
>> will be released: Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
>> Traditionally, some local Ubuntu Canada chapters hold release parties.
>> So far, I know of two: One in Toronto, and one being planned in the
>> Kitchener-Waterloo area.
>> If you're somewhere else and want to have a local Ubuntu Release Party
>> then you should take charge and hold one! It's easy: Just pick a time, a
>> date, and a location, announce it to everyone, and show up. The Release
>> Parties I plan usually involve going to my favourite local restaurant
>> and eating Egg Rolls, but you can have a Release Party at a coffee shop,
>> community hall, or even your living room. You can have presentations, an
>> installfest, or just sit around and chat about computers.
>> Here's the info on the Toronto Release Party:
>> *What*: Toronto Xenial Xerus Release Party
>> *When*: Thu, 21 April 2016 20:00 - 23:45 EDT'
>> *Where*: Alio Lounge, 108 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
>> *Map*:
>> *LoCo Event*:
>> The Kitchener-Waterloo Release Party is still in the planning stages.
>> You can help choose a date by adding your name and availability at the
>> Framadate scheduling tool (which is Free Software!):
>> Once we have a date we can decide on a venue.
>> If you're not already on the Ubuntu Canada mailing list, I recommend you
>> sign up:
>> The mailing list has lots of discussion, questions and answers, and info
>> about Release Parties :-)
>> Hope to see you at an Ubuntu Canada Release Party!
>> --Bob Jonkman [hidden email]
>> (contact for Ubuntu-ca)
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