The Ubuntu Florida LoCo Team is my home team, and this cycle I will once again be meeting up with Chris Johnston to participate in the Ubuntu Global Jam. Since Chris is the one organizing this event again, I asked him a few questions about it.
Tell me about yourself and how you are involved in Ubuntu
My name is Chris Johnston. I got involved in Ubuntu about 3 years ago. I started by attending a Florida LoCo Team event at Michael Hall’s house. I got involved with the Ubuntu Beginners Team, the Classroom Team, and the BugSquad. I was one of the original planners of Ubuntu User Days and I got involved in developing for what is now the LoCo Team Portal. After attending my first UDS I saw a need and started coding on the Summit Scheduler. Now days I spend most of my time developing on Summit or the LoCo Team Portal.
Have you organized a Global Jam event before, and if so what was your experience? How did you choose a venue and select activities?
I organized a Global Jam event last cycle. We ended up with only 3 people participating, but we had a productive day hacking on summit.ubuntu.com and even got a new developer involved.
What kinds of activities do you plan of doing as part of your upcoming jam?
During this Global Jam, we will again be working on some of the community supported websites, including Summit and the LoCo Team Portal.
How do you spread the word about your event to get more people to participate?
Through the LoCo Team Portal and talking to people about it.
Now it’s time for you all to share your stories about past and future Global Jam events!