Ubuntu 11.04 Release Party

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=== Ubuntu resources ===
=== Ubuntu resources ===
* [http://www.ubuntu.com/ Official Ubuntu Website]
* [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NattyReleaseSchedule Official Natty Release Schedule]
* [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NattyReleaseSchedule Official Natty Release Schedule]
* [http://www.ubuntu.com/community Official Ubuntu Community Support]
** [http://ubuntuforums.org/ Ubuntu Forums (English)]
** [http://ubuntuusers.de/ Ubuntu Community (German)]
** [http://ubuntu-fr.org/ Ubuntu Community (France)]
== Involve non-linux users ==
== Involve non-linux users ==

Revision as of 19:02, 10 March 2011

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Ubuntu 11.04 Release Party
Type of Event: Party
From: 2011/04/29 06:00:00 PM
Till: 2011/04/30 03:00:00 AM
Recurring: no
Cost: 0 EUR0 $
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Mandatory registration:
Website: http://ubuntu.com/
Attendees: the_metalgamer, prometheus, Bisly, Kwisatz, SteveClement, Azunix
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Contact Person(s): The metalgamer (mail), prometheus (mail)
Where: Hackerspace, Strassen (11, rue du Cimetière, L-8018 Strassen, Luxembourg)
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If you plan to attend, please do either drop us a line at info<at>hackerspace<dot>lu, rsvp at one of the social networking sites, or add yourself to the attendee list on this page.


The evening's menu


  • 7.00 - 7.20pm, Jan Guth (syn2cat): What the heck is GNU/Linux and what does Ubuntu stand for?
A short history lesson and an introduction to the world of free software, open knowledge and no borders for innovation and creativity.
Without loosing focus of the party's objective: Ubuntu.


  • 7.30 - 8.00pm, Jan Guth (syn2cat): Ubuntu: One small click for a user, but a giant benefit for mankind
This will help you getting through the first minutes with Ubuntu. It is quite easy to install and get into it, but a little support isn't that bad, especially for the first time when trying to install besides Windows or MacOS.
If you want to encrypt your disk or have some other additional feature, don't be shy, just ask!
First we'll have a look over the requirements and accomplish these as good as possible, won't be that hard. Secondly, we'll go on with the installation process itself and accompany you while it. The last step will probably be the biggest one: looking into Ubuntu. How it works, what you can do with it, where are its strengths and where its foibles.
  • 8.00 - 8.30pm, Dennis Fink (syn2cat): Introduction to the shell
What is a shell? What can it do for you? Why is it so powerful?
This will be as the title says, a little introduction into the bash shell. I will introduce the basic commands, and some cool features.


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Ubuntu resources

Involve non-linux users

As Ubuntu is probably the most popular GNU/Linux version for beginners and switchers it would be a great contribution to the free software & culture world, if we could get new people involved with Linux. So what is left to do?

As already mentioned, providing folks with enough Ubuntu CDs as well as a information sheet with helpful information about the beginning or switching to GNU/Linux. A few boxes with prepared operating systems would be recommendable as well. A small presentation about GNU/Linux, the philosophy and the main features of Ubuntu. Don't forget the kids - there are very good educational an games applications for the youngsters.

At the end we can call it an evening.

Invitation letter

Don't hesitate to do your own presentation or workshop, even though already listed. Don't forget that joining an activity to contribute is also welcomed. :)

Ladies and Gentlemen,
dear syn2cat Members, Linux-Lovers and other Hackers,

On April 29th we will celebrate the release of Ubuntu 11.04 at the
syn2cat Hackerspace in Strassen [0].

As last year, we shall adjust to the times and have an early barbecue
if the weather permits. (Maybe some different food if it doesn't.)
There will also be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at very
affordable prices.

Different from last year, we're looking into having some programme along
the party such as talks, workshops and potentially some entertainment
for the young and older hackers.

This is why I'd like to profit from this opportunity to join a Call for Proposals
to this invitation. If your association or company is working with Unix tools or
systems, I'd kindly ask you to email your suggestions for talks or workshops
either to me or to info@hackerspace.lu

More, and semi-regularly updated, info will be at your disposal on our
wiki [1].

Looking forward to seeing you in April!

[0] https://www.hackerspace.lu/wiki/Location
[1] https://www.hackerspace.lu/wiki/Ubuntu_11.04_Release_Party
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