Just how do I run an effective Ubuntu Hour?
I'm taking my be-stickered laptop computer to a coffee bar tonight for an Ubuntu Hour. I've allow a number of neighborhood LUG individuals find out about it. Just how can I make certain individuals leave from it seeming like the experience was beneficial? Exists something you've done that was specifically effective?
There is a wiki page concerning Ubuntu Hours which is really handy. I'm interested in accumulating ideal techniques from the community.
Try and also make it as normal as feasible, in this way you'll reach fulfill individuals regularly yet others will certainly have the ability to appear if they recognize it's mosting likely to take place to make sure that it does not need to be pre prepared. In Ireland we have 3 of them running, Dublin gets on the last Wednesday of the month and also individuals picked that day and also it's exercised well.
What we've located is by selecting someplace main to assemble, individuals can eat to consume, or beverage and also conversation. Making it loosened up and also not an official occasion is key to making it enjoyable and also for it to take place time and again.
It's an enjoyable means to explain/show individuals new attributes you've located in an informal means, so I've revealed the Loco Directory and also allow individuals utilize my laptop computer if I was running the most up to date release.
See to it every person rates, if there are new much less technological individuals existing and also the subjects are obtaining also technological, talk with them independently or probably recommend techy talk for afterward.
Most importantly simply enjoy and also conversation concerning your community. Ubuntu hrs have to do with your town and also individuals in your community.
The means we run our Ubuntu Hour is primarily among a really loosened up social communication. No person requires to speak about Ubuntu if they do not intend to and also we usually allow the circulation of the hr or 2 take us to arbitrary areas.
Primarily we simply appreciate each others firm.
It's vital to not place way too much of a worry or assumption, those sort of even more targeted occasions need to be conserved for details points, like the Ubuntu Workshops etc
Oh and also see to it you select an area that participants can reach.
I've constantly assumed that the Ubuntu Hour isn't intended to teach Ubuntu to the Linux transformed (although if that takes place, it's not always a negative point), it's even more intended to be attempt and also urge individuals that do not have any kind of experience of Linux, not to mentioned Ubuntu to offer it a shot.
Take into consideration making a tiny indicator (simply an A4 sheet folded up right into 3 - making a triangular needs to be great) and also write in VERY clear message "Give Ubuntu Linux a shot". See to it you've obtained Ubuntu photos to hand, and also if you've obtained a 2nd equipment that you can bring along too, probably play some sort of trial video clip on there - probably something similar to this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll3yDLeioXQ (there are several various other duplicates of this!)
A person I've seen doing a wonderful work of demoing Ubuntu at BarCamps over the previous couple of months is http://twitter.com/biglesp http :// identi.ca/ biglesp and also he's urged individuals right into doing a couple of installs at occasions lately.
I've constantly aided recognized individuals's demands and also revealed them just how Ubuntu's applied those demands. My target market is generally Mac and also Windows individuals - yet it's the very same suggestion. Invest a couple of mins discussing the new attributes in 10.04 after that allow the inquiries begin. I've additionally located that investing a little time highlighting what you such as and also utilize it for is additionally handy to show why you like/use Ubuntu.
Attempt not to (as I've made the blunder in the past) to be THIS IS > ALL OF YOUR ALTERNATIVES as it's generally discredited.