Ubuntu Open Week is a set of IRC Q&A sessions with prominent members of Ubuntu community. Everyday from today untill Saturday (April 28), seven meetings are held. Each lasts one hour. The first one begins at 15:00 UTC.
Jono Bacon is hosting an introductory meeting (Joining the Ubuntu community) as I'm writing these words. He split this meeting into two parts - at first he gave a presentation of the community in a big pictured - talked a bit about various projects around Ubuntu (such as Ubuntu Women, Ubuntu Marketing), things that are going to happen during the Open Week and his own experiences - problems in LoCo projects at the time he joined the community (lack of documentation, disorganised information, poor membership in some areas of the World and no precise goals) and how they were solved (regular meetings devoted to documentation, USTeams project that was set up to help new US teams, establishing leadership in LoCo teams). In the second part he proceeded to answering that people were asking in #ubuntu-classroom-chat.
I'm definitely going to try to attend at least some of them. The ones I'm the most interested in are:
- Packaging 101 - Jordan Mantha (Monday, 16:00 and Wednesday, 16:00)
- MOTU - Daniel Holbach (Tuesday, 16:00 and Thursday, 16:00)
- Ask Mark - M. Shuttleworth (Tuesday, 17:00 and Friday, 17:00)
- Ubuntu Marketing Team - Jenda Vančura (Wednesday, 18:00 and Saturday, 16:00)
It looks like UOW will be an awesome event. Come and participate! Ubuntu Open Week wiki page contains a detailed schedule. Meetings are held in #ubuntu-classroom (moderated), questions are asked in #ubuntu-classroom-chat. Both are on Freenode IRC servers. It's time to finish - Packaging 101 is starting now :)
Please spread the word! Blog about it and ask your friends to come.