Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

Celebrate good times,come on! (Let’s celebrate) ~Cool and The Gang

Can you believe it  Two more days and there will be people all over the world  celebrating the release of the next LTS in the Ubuntu –Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu 10.04.

What’s stopping you from joining in the fun?  It doesn’t have to be a huge event, it just needs to be where you are having fun in your living room, pub, friends house, back yard, etc and sharing your knowledge and excitement for Ubuntu with someone else.

So here’s all you need to do

Step 1. Pick a Date.

Decide if you can Celebrate the Release of Ubuntu 10.04 on Thursday (Official Release Day) or Friday, Saturday, Sunday or even the following weekend.  (Really there is no wrong way for you to celebrate)

Step 2. Pick an Objective/Goal.

It doesn’t have to be a complex objective or goal – Having Fun while talking about Ubuntu is a goal :-D!

Want to just get together and socialize and talk all about how cool Ubuntu 10.04 is?

Or maybe you did a ton of stuff this cycle and you want  kick back take a deep breath, and just take in that Ubuntu 10.04 is out the door and you have a few days before you hit the ground running on -M.

Or Maybe you want to do an install fest?

Or you want to have a 4 hour mini Ubuntu Fest or something?

(The sky is the limit)

Step 3. Pick a place

Pick a place. Living Room, Back Yard, Pub, Civic Hall, Local School, Convention Center, Computer Lap etc. What ever will work for your goal and budget.

Step 4. Invite People

Get the word out – again nothing fancy.  Couple phone calls.  Couple dents/Tweets.  Quick Blog Post, Mailing List, Forum and or IRC shout out.  DON’T feel like you have to have someone skywrite, or take out full page ads, or send engraved personal invitations to be successful.  Just say “Hey! I’m celebrating the release of Lucid Lyxn- Ubuntu 10.04 on Date and Time at this location – You’re invited! Feel free to join me! etc”

Step 5. * Bring SWAG (Burn some CD’s, Print some Fliers, etc) – * Optional

Remember this is OPTIONAL

Step 6. Have Fun!

Seriously this, to me, is the *most* important part.  Release Parties aren’t meant to be a source of stress, but a means to celebrate success!

Want to see if there is a release party happening near you  – or if you are planning a release party and just haven’t added it to the current list of Release Parties then check out these links.

– https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseParties/ConfirmedParties
– https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseParties/ProposedParties
– http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/16/detail/
– http://houseparty.cx/

How you can add information to the LoCo Directory.

Visit: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/team/add/

If you need to add a party and you don’t know how or you don’t have access or whatever the reason is, don’t worry about it – Just pop into #ubuntu-locoteams on Freenode.net and say something like -“I have a released party planned, can someone help me add it to the right places”

What did I tell ya? Easy Right? No Fuss No Muss!  Celebrate Good Times Come On…..


3 Responses to “Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

  • Paradiesstaub
    12 years ago

    … and join #ubuntu-release-party on IRC 🙂

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