Looking for some LoCo Team Portal Developers
Being able to find each other is a key part of building community. I mean, what’s the point of having a release party if no one knows where to go? This is why we have tools for bringing people together. We call it the LoCo Team Portal. It’s a portal where local community teams can claim their space, list their events and meetings, as well as allowing people to show their interest, check out where events will be, register their interest, and so on.
It’s got nice map integration too, tell me this isn’t nice:
Nice huh? It’s all in Python and django, and Chris Johnston’s looking to see if anyone is interesting hacking on it with him. You can find their info here: http://loco.ubuntu.com/about/
FOSSCON @ RIT
I got to spend the weekend at FOSSCON, hosted at RIT in Rochester, New York. First of all, Rochester is a great town, we had a good time checking out the sights (like the Erie Canal and the zoo.)
I learned more about OpenHatch, the OpenCourseware Consortium, more about Open Streetmap, I gave a talk on how to find good linux help on the internets, and was also given a chance to do a lightning talk on the upcoming Unity interface for UNE.
The event itself was small, but like Ohio and Ontario a few years ago it laid down the foundations for something great. Thanks to the New York Local Team for having me and running the booth, and to the organizers for putting on such a great event! And thanks to RIT for not just hosting us, but for totally “getting it”.