We are generating some interest around the great state of Wisconsin in having Wisconsin LoCo Members participate in Ubuntu Hours. So far, we have interest in Duluth(MN)/Superior(WI) and some people from the Madison Linux User Group (Madlug). What are Ubuntu Hours, you ask?
According to the Ubuntu Hour Wiki, it's a pretty simple event.
- Head over to a public place (like a local coffee shop, etc) and use Ubuntu in a place that you will be visible to others.
- Of course, check with management before you do this.
- Perhaps have a sticker and/or make your desktop more easily visible that it's something different.
- A stock theme is pretty distinguishable from Windows or OSX, which is probably the method I'll use.
- Wobbly windows or the desktop cube can be eye-catching.
- Maybe have a stock of Live CD's and some documentation about it if anyone were to ask what OS you're using.
- Of course, follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct while you're there.
- Remember kids, stay safe offline - meet in a public place and take a friend.
- Document! Send an email to the mailing list, blog about it, etc. We'd like to hear what's going on!
- Be approachable (it's kinda the point)!
It's a pretty laid-back event with little expectations. If nobody asks one week, maybe you'll talk to 4 people the next week. It's a good time to get some coffee, catch up on some work, or just browse the internet. I'll probably even take pictures of where I am each week.
Please, don't forget to document, tell us what you've been up to, when and where you are, etc.