Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu 18.04, Bionic Beaver, on 26 April 2018. To celebrate this event Ubuntu-Arizona Local Community Team will conduct a Release Party at the home of Walter and Ingeborg Mack, 5831 W. Kesler St. Chandler, AZ on 21 April from 2-6pm. The AZLOCO/PLUG Installfest for the same day at the University of Advancing Technology will be relocated to that location also starting at 2 pm. instead of the normal 10 am. Internet will be available, installs will still be conducted and problems will be solved while we celebrate the release of Bionic Beaver and enjoy some excellent food, great camaraderie, and some serious (and some not so serious) discussions. More details to follow. Pencil in the event on your calendar now. Everyone interested in Free and Open Source Software is invited. Please bring a dish to share. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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After the release of Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, on 21 April, there was much anticipation of the AZLOCO Release Party which took place on Saturday 14 May. Invitations to attend were sent via the Team mailing list, announcements were made at the weekly Sunday Team meetings, and postings were placed on the Team web site. There were 15 attendees.
The plans for the party have been finalized. 14 May 2016, from 2pm until it is over. Location: 5831 W. Kesler St., Chandler. Please RSVP to email@example.com with a number attending and whatever type of food that you will be bringing to share with your fellow team mates. The hosts are providing hot dogs and burgers, so they want to have a general idea of a number of attendees.
The Release Party scheduled for 14 May to celebrate the release of the new LTS version of Ubuntu now has a home. It will take place at 5831 W. Kesler St., Chandler AZ 85226 from 2 PM until ??. While primarily a social gathering to meet and greet Team members, wireless will be available and you will be able to install the new version. As previously published if you have already installed the new version feel free to bring it along to show it off.
For those of you that provided input, thank you. The AZLOCO Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS release party is now tentatively scheduled for 14 May at 1500 hours. It will be pot luck. While the party is primarily intended as a social event and will occur 24 days after the scheduled release, we will have wifi available to install the new version if you so desire. If you have already installed it, feel free to bring your laptop and show Xenial off to your friends. Details are being ironed out and will be released as they are firmed up.
I just created a linked in page for the Arizona Ubuntu LoCo team: (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3014215&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr) in an attempt to make us more visible on the internet and, perhaps, make us easier to find for people needing/wanting our help. If you can think of other places where we can make our presence known, please let us know so we can make use of that info or create an entry for the team and give us the info so we can keep track of it.