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Oneiric Ocelot release parties!

[The Oneiric Ocelot] Ubuntu 11.10--the Oneiric Ocelot--is set to release this week, and we've got release parties!

  • Quebec City: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6pm at La Korrigane
  • Toronto: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7pm at Alio Lounge
  • Kitchener: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4pm at Kwartzlab
  • Montreal: Friday, Oct. 21 at 5pm at Foonzo Cafe-Lounge

Join us and celebrate the latest and greatest release of Ubuntu! Release parties are a fantastic opportunity to meet other Ubuntu users face to face.

At Kwartzlab, we'll have a fast repository proxy to help with upgrades, cake, devilled eggs and commemorative collector's CDs!

If there's no party in your area, you should host one! Join the Ubuntu Canada mailing list and let us know where and when your party is. Tell your friends and post on local message boards. We'll help do what we can to announce it to the Canadian Ubuntu community.

Oneiric Ubuntu Global Jam

To date, there are three teams participating in the Ubuntu Global Jam across the country:

Vancouver will be updating their Unity documentation to 11.10, and will offer an area to socialize over jam.

KW will be starting a project to build a GUI tool to help with packaging. Help with the usual 11.10 installation and upgrade testing will also be available. And we'll order out for pizza, of course.

Montreal's event will be hosted at the Canonical offices in that city. If you find problems with your hardware, you'll be able to talk directly to some of Canonical's Ubuntu developers and support professionals who can help sort it out and get the fixes in.

Canada's Jammin'!

Natty Narwhal Is Here!

Ubuntu 11.04, "Natty Narwhal" is out!

Natty CDs

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 30), there are going to be release parties in Montreal, Toronto and Kitchener. Toronto will have cupcakes. Kitchener will have CDs, a natty narwhal cake and an approx for fast updates.

If all goes well, we'll have a LAN party server up, and we'll be playing some Nexuiz, Teeworlds, Hedge Wars and Armaggetron (amongst others). Tune in on the mailing list or IRC for details!

IRC Meeting IRL

This Tuesday is our monthly IRC meeting. I'd planned to have the Waterloo Ubuntu Hour this week as well. But a conflict on my usual Wednesday and the fact that April is kind of a busy month in Ubuntu LoCo land conspired together to give me an idea.

How about we hold the IRC meeting in a public place, and allow other Ubuntu people to join in? And we can just hang out afterwards. So that's what we're doing.

Tonight at 7pm I'll be meeting up with Ralph at Kwartzlab for the IRC meeting and then we'll stick around to chat about the release party, politics (undoubtedly), or anything else people want to talk about. You're welcome to join us.

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