Yesterday Ubuntu Oregon joined Softlayer’s Catalyst Program as such Softlayer will be providing Ubuntu Oregon with assets that will allow us to further our goal of advocating for Ubuntu and Open Source in general while also enabling us to have resources to do Demos, Offer Webspace for Presentations and do Packaging at Bug Jams. So a big thanks goes out to the folks at Softlayer for supporting developers and open source projects.
Additionally I would like to take an opportunity to give a big thanks to the folks at InkTank who work behind the scenes on Ceph for their sponsorship of our 12.10 cycle release party shirts.
If you are an Oregonian (heck or Southern Washington Resident) who uses Ubuntu or just interested in it or perhaps you would like to contribute to Ubuntu then stop by the Ubuntu Oregon 12.10 Release Party next month more details are available with RSVP at the link below:
I would like to take an opportunity to thank the follow Corporate and Individual Supporters of Ubuntu Oregon for their contributions and I will continue to post over time any new sponsors or contributions we get:
FreeGeek has been an excellent supporter of Ubuntu Oregon through a grant for a Laptop which we use for Demo’s at events and a Server which we will be co-locating to further our development efforts. Additionally FreeGeek has hosted one of our Bug Jams and we hope to partner with them much more in the future.
We love the folks at PuppetLabs who have always made their space available to us and often sponsored food and beverage for our community and development events. PuppetLabs is no doubt a leader among companies in Portland that are striving to grow the Open Source Community locally.
PSU has sponsored one of our Bug Jam events by providing a large class room to accommodate our ever-growing group and we appreciate not only the space the allow us but also the fact that a number of PSU students are heavily involved in our LoCo and that PSU will be co-locating our server.
Rentrak is an amazing company that enjoys supporting the local Open Source community and we appreciate their past contributions towards food and beverages.
Ross at Inktank has now sponsored some of our conference costs for two years in a row and we love the incredible drive that he has towards supporting the Open Source Community.
Eucalyptus sponsored t-shirts for our recent release which allow every member of our Local Community to have a t-shirt to celebrate the latest Ubuntu release.
Linux New Media has kept Ubuntu Oregon supplied with Ubuntu User magazines and other amazing swag whenever we have requested.
Rackspace was our first t-shirt sponsor and has been very supportive of our efforts towards working with the Rackspace Cloud to further our goals of contributing to Ubuntu and the greater Open Source Community.
Minuteman Press is our most recent sponsor who has agreed to print a sizeable quantity of tri-fold brochures which we will be distributing throughout the state in an effort to further grow our community and further advocate for Ubuntu and Free Open Source Software.
Thank you all again for supporting Ubuntu Oregon and the Ubuntu Community!
I’m proud to announce that Ubuntu Oregon was offered a booth by O’Reilly for OSCON 2012 as such members of our Local Community will be available to answer your questions about Ubuntu and to tell you about the exciting things were doing in Oregon.
Remember OSCON has a number of wonderful discounts you can find by click below:
Ubuntu Oregon now has a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Web-Based Tour available for the public at the below link:
Feel free to share the Tour link with friends and family to help them make the decision to switch to Ubuntu today!
Ubuntu Oregon will be having its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Code Name: Precise Pangolin) Release Party at PuppetLabs in Downtown Portland, Oregon on Sunday, April 29th, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm
This event is open to the public although we do ask all attendees to RSVP at the following link:
We look forward to seeing you there!
So, originally, we started with just me and JVLB being people who attend at least fairly regularly. and then we slowly got to a point where there is 3-4 others excluding me but including JVLB most of the time. There are times where it’s just me or just me and JVLB hanging out.
I am looking for a more suitable place than a coffee shop in the case that this gets to be a good amount of people, and Borderlands Games looks promising, I am going to call them as soon as I can.
Apart from all that, I had someone from a local tech news show that apparently also is on local broadcast stations after an Ubuntu Hour, and sadly I couldn’t come, and neither could JVLB who is helping me keep this organised. but the following week (which I was not at, but JVLB made it) there was a bit of an interview type thing from what I hear. apart from that, things usually are pretty laid back, and we just talk, sometimes helping each other out with problems we have with Ubuntu.
We usually have a device with us, I my Laptop adorned with Ubuntu stickers, and the others with whatever they choose to bring.
I usually hang out on IRC while hanging out there.
With the 12.04 LTS release well on its way towards a final release now is the time for beta testing and we encourage users to check out the 12.04 Beta 1 release and assist in testing and reporting of bugs.
More information can be found here:
This month’s IRC Meeting will be on Sunday the 12th of February at 7PM.
I will link the Current Agenda page when that is done.
The monthly IRC Meeting for January will be on the 8th of January at 7PM on #ubuntu-us-or on irc.freenode.net
The agenda is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OregonTeam/Meetings/CurrentAgenda
Feel free to add items to the agenda that you would like brought up.