Will you have Ubuntu Touch at your Jam?

Global Jam

This weekend, March 1st – March 3rd, the Ubuntu Community is holding our twice-annual Global Jam. So far this cycle we have announced and released the Ubuntu Touch shell for phones and tablets, and what better place to show it off than with your local community! Instructions of installing Ubuntu Touch on several devices can be found here.

If your team is already planning a Global Jam event, and you can bring a device capable of showing off Ubuntu Touch, be sure to let everybody know by putting it into your event’s details. If your team doesn’t have an event scheduled yet, then you should go and make one! Anybody can register a Global Jam event, and it doesn’t need anything more than you and a friend at a local cafe or park.

LoCo Team Jams

Here are the LoCo Teams that currently plan on showing of Ubuntu Touch at their Global Jam event.

Catalan LoCo Team on 2013-03-02 10:00:00 UTC

Learning about Ubuntu mirrors, virtual machines on Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on phones and Catalan translations

Ubuntu Indonesian Team on 2013-03-02 01:00:00 UTC

Demo Experience with Ubuntu 12.10
Using Ubuntu tablet

Arizona LoCo Team on 2013-03-02 17:00:00 UTC

The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of 1st – 3rd March 2013 to work together to improve Ubuntu. we should have working ubuntu tablets and phones to show off.
Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference.
The Ubuntu Global Jam incorporates events that have been organised over the world to get Ubuntu contributors and fans together to have a great time and improve Ubuntu. Each event has one or more of our themes:

Ubuntu Vancouver LoCo on 2013-03-02 13:00:00 UTC

The Ubuntu Vancouver Local Community will be jamming on marketing, documentation and other priority tasks. We’ll have the Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet on display. We’ll also take some time to enjoy Jam!

Ubuntu Colombia on 2013-03-02 19:00:00 UTC

Evento en G+: https://plus.google.com/events/c769asqdbp1qmnpe6rs4klhn0sc
Evento en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/212012785606964/
Aprovechando que Canonical, empresa que desarrolla y mantiene Ubuntu, libero [1] el pasado jueves 22 de febrero su versión para celulares Android (Dispositivos Nexus unicamente), en @HackBo junto a Ubuntu Colombia, queremos hacer un Hackaton que intente derivar una nueva ROM de Ubuntu Touch, para algún otro tipo de celular que no sea Nexus. El porqué del Hackaton, se desprende por la dificultada del procedimiento y en algunos casos la inviabilidad de tener drivers apropiados o incompatibles con los diversos celulares que hay en el mercado.
Actualmente en @Hackbo ya tenemos dos dispositivos Nexus funcionando, y servirán como norte de lo que se quiere, pero el objetivo principal sera tenerlo en un nuevo dispositivo, por ejemplo un Motorola Atrix, S3, Sony, tablet chino, etc. Entonces:
> Entender procesos como root, instalación de recovery, instalación de ROMs, creación de backups, herramientas de Android, fastboot, etc
> Personalizar el código fuente de Canonical para un dispositivo determinado
> Resolver problemas de compilación para cada dispositivo y entornos determinados Hacer pruebas de la ROM personaliza da y determinar problemas de drivers
> Búsqueda y solucion a problemas de drivers
> Compilación final de una nueva ROM
> Documentación del procedimiento
> Maquina Linux preferiblemente, o si no una maquina virtual con Ubuntu 12.04.2 o superior
> Tener un celular o tablet el cual se este dispuesto a:
-Perder la garantía
-Posiblemente pero en un % muy muy pequeño, brikearlo
> Descargar ANTES del evento las fuentes necesarias:
– apt-get install phablet-tools
– Determinar el VENDOR deacuerdo a su celular, a partir de este enlace: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Devices#vendor=;
– Si NO aparece su VENDOR, entonces hacer: phablet-dev-bootstrap micelular (~16 GB)
– Si SI aparece: phablet-dev-bootstrap -v MIVENDOR micelular
– Mas detalles en el enlace [2] (Es el procedimiento a grandes rasgos que seguiremos, pero la idea es entender bien esto en el Hackaton, entonces solo se requiere pre-descargar las fuentes)
> Portátil, en lo preferible bueno si es posible
> Cables USB para cada dispositivo
> Opcional: investigar como rootear su dispositivo he instalarle recovery
@Hackbo y Ubuntu Colombia.
[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install#Instructions_for_flashing_a_phone_or_tablet_device_with_Ubuntu
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Porting

Ubuntu-Michigan on 2013-03-01 05:00:00 UTC

For the entire weekend of March 1st through March 3rd, we’ll be jamming
online, primarily in our IRC channel (#ubuntu-us-mi on Freenode).
Participation is simple:

1) Log into IRC (there’s a client available on http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-michigan under Resources if you don’t already have one handy) and join #ubuntu-us-mi

2) Say “I’m jamming” (or use some variation thereof. Examples include: “we be jammin'”, “I like toast and jam”, “Jam on it”; something with the word “jam” in it will suffice.)

3) Find something to work on and announce it to the channel. Perhaps you’d like to answer questions on http://askubuntu.com? Great! Want to test out 13.04 on your machine? Awesome.

4) OPTIONAL: If you’d like to join a Google Hangout and hang out with folks, we’ll post instructions in channel.

Some ideas for jam topics:

1) With the recent announcements about Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet, consider using this Jam as an opportunity to try them out. Bring your hardware and show others, even (and especially) people who have never
seen Ubuntu on these form factors.

2) Consider doing some testing. Ubuntu always benefits from the extra energy the community invests in making sure Ubuntu is as solid and bug-free as possible.

3) Simply have fun! Jams don’t have to be “all work and no play”. Some teams just get together to build community and strengthen friendships. A stronger local community makes Ubuntu better!

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