Ubuntu Global Jam. The half-yearly Ubuntu event organized all around the world to get interested contributors into Ubuntu. And it’s coming!
Wondering what you want to do? Let me give you a quick overview and some tips:
– Testing / Quality Assurance
The Ubuntu Quality Assurance Team is constantly in a need for people to help write test cases or execute these test cases.
* You have non-expert-like Python coding skills (I’m sure some people in your Local Community certainly has)? Help us to write Autopilot test cases that will ensure the packages are executed at the package level to prevent regressions.
* You like to write and document applications instead? Join us to write manual test cases so we can benefit from spotting bugs.
* You have a spare machine? Test installing Ubuntu’s daily images into it and see if it works great or not.
* You just have a computer that lives on the edge (i.e. running the development release)? Consider testing the applications you use daily.
Don’t hesitate, just do it!
The Ubuntu Documentation team is seriously under-staffed. They are preparing the newest documentation, so why not lend them a kind and helpful hand?
* The Documentation Team has a Bash script that is currently not actively maintained and has been broken for a few development cycles. If you want to give yourself a challenge, hack it and make it work! You can even assemble some coders in your Local Community to help, just make it a session at the Ubuntu Global Jam.
* Or maybe you want to help Ubuntu users understand how to use Ubuntu? Join in the effort of helping to write documentation. It can be, of course, a collaborative effort of your Local Community.
– Packaging / Development
Want to write some code? Want to make yourself a Ubuntu Developer? Hop on!
* The deadline for the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest is on 15th September. If you have a App ready, share it with the Jam people so they can test it and maybe fix some bugs with you. Who knows, that might be an extra point from the 5 judges!
* If you are very interested in cloud technology, try the Juju Charm Championship. With a prize money of $10000 U.S. Dollar per category, it is very attractive. Brainstorm with the people in your Ubuntu Global Jam event to try it out?
* Ubuntu Touch is great, but it is missing something: Portability. If you find out that your device does not have a port of Ubuntu Touch, why not port it yourself or with your Jammers?
* Want your favorite software into Ubuntu? Organize a packaging fest at the Ubuntu Global Jam event to make the software available for millions!
* Want everyone in your Local Community to use Ubuntu? Translate it with your Jammers so that everybody can use Ubuntu without having to learn an extra language.
* Thinking that there are too many bugs out there, but you aren’t a geeky developer? No worries, you can help out triaging bugs to squash the number of unfixed bugs!
This is just a summary of events available for your Jam event. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam for details, and we hope you to join in to make Ubuntu great!