Ubuntu Global Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo

Kwartzlab is hosting Ubuntu Waterloo‘s Global Jam a week from Saturday (Sept. 2).

{ first jam / premier bœuf }

Along with the usual upgrade and install testing, bug triage, documentation work and so on, Ralph has a project idea. We’re going to run a hackathon to build a new GUI packaging tool, starting with the relatively straight-forward process of upgrading an existing package to the latest version.

So if you’re interested in learning about packaging, GUI development in Qt or Ubuntu development in general, be sure to come by!

If development isn’t your thing, we still need lots of people trying out Oneiric Ocelot on their hardware and submitting any bugs they might find.

Come out and see how you can contribute to make Ubuntu better!

Hi, Planet!

[ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Ubuntu Membership]As of last night, I am an [Ubuntu Member](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership). Which means I have a bunch of new readers on [Planet Ubuntu](http://planet.ubuntu.com).

Hey, guys. :D

I’m one of the LoCo contacts for [Ubuntu Canada](http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-ca/) (along with [Ralph](http://drupal.txwikinger.me.uk/). I live in the lovely and exciting city of [[wiki:Waterloo, Ontario]] and I’m president of [Kwartzlab](http://kwartzlab.ca/) the local hackerspace. I throw awesome, nerdy Ubuntu release parties, complete with cake. Because all parties need cake.

[Me at our Karmic release party. With cake]

You can read more about the stuff I’ve done on my [wiki page](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/dscassel/).

As for what I’m doing, tomorrow I leave for Montreal, and I’m looking forward to meeting [Fabián](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FabiánRodríguez), [Eric](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/sipherdee) and other folks from [Ubuntu Quebec](http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-qc/). If you’re in Montreal, [you should come too](http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-qc/1161/detail/)!

And we’re only two weeks away from the Ubuntu Global Jam. If you’re in KW or the surrounding area, you should [join us at Kwartzlab](http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-ca/1103/detail/), Saturday, September 3. We have a [development project idea](http://drupal.txwikinger.me.uk/content/ubuntu-ca-loco-project-global-jam-september-2011) which, if we’re successful will help package maintainers with future Ubuntu upgrades. And, of course, we’ll have the usual testing and triaging if coding up packaging tools isn’t your thing.

So stay tuned! And, Planet, it’s a pleasure meeting you at last.