September 26, 2008

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Regular Bug Jams in Berlin kicked off!

Regular Bug Jams in Berlin kicked off!

Rock and Roll! There are no other words for it!

Yesterday we had the first of our regularly happening Bug Jams and it was awesome. ~15 people showed up, most of them very new to Bug Triage, but very excited. Thankfully holding bug jams is not very complicated any more. The Material section on the wiki has lots of good stuff, including a great presentation about getting started with Bug Triage.

We set up 5-A-Day and ran into a bug I introduced that day, and fixed on the fly. After 15 minutes of building in PPA everybody upgraded and was ready to go with 5-A-Day. Here the quick overview for everybody who’s not 5-a-day’ing yet:

  • add the 5-a-day PPA to your repositories
  • sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install five-a-day
  • bzr launchpad-login
  • If you haven’t done so, add your SSH key to Launchpad.
  • 5-a-day –add
  • Done.

We didn’t get too many bugs done, but more importantly:

  • We had lots of fun.
  • There was lots of interest in Upstream’ing bugs.
  • We have active 5-A-Day’ers in the Ubuntu Berlin team now.
  • Everybody left very excited.

Two things we learned are going to change next time: have lists of bugs we work on together and rearrange tables so we sit together in working groups.

You can’t imagine how incredibly proud I am of this team. The organisation was seamless, everybody’s fully excited and is deeply interested in making Ubuntu better. Very sharp questions asked yesterday, I know the Berlin team is going to make an effort to make Ubuntu better.

Which Loco is next to have regular Bug Jams? :-)

My 5 today: #252812 (linux), #236780 (pidgin-otr), #274524, #215221 (gthumb), #273627 (haxe)

Do 5 a day - every day!

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