The Pennsylvania LoCo Team has been appproved!

We've done it! Below find the transcript from the event where the Pennsylvania Local Community was approved by the Ubuntu Community Council.

Everyone on the team deserves a huge round of applause! I am honored and proud to be working with such great people.

03:51jsgotangcook let's move to pennsylvania
03:52jsgotangcoZic: i doubt he'll come today
03:52cypherbiosSounds really great! Thanks all!
03:52freelancer317That's us! I'm the team contact!
03:52dholbachcongratulations :)
03:52freelancer317Our application page is http://wiki.ubuntu.com/PennsylvaniaTeam/ApprovalApplication
03:52Zicjsgotangco: ok ... thx
03:52freelancer317Congrats to Brazil!
03:52pleia2I'm here for pennsylvania too :)
03:52freelancer317That's me
03:52jedijfpa here
03:52rpereiraThanks everybody. :)
03:52Joe_CoTI'm not from Pennsylvania, but i live very close!
03:52jedijfcongrats serbia and brazil!!
03:52lamalexPA here
=== etank is cheering for pennsylvania \o/
03:52Ubuntuserthis is begin... ;)
03:52teddy-dbearPa here
03:52freelancer317Thank you for the opportunity to review our application to become and approved Local Community Team! First off we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the great people who have joined this team, and although I started it, without them, there would be no application in front of you now, nor would there be for a very long time.
=== andrew is here for PA
03:53freelancer317The US-Pennsylvania LoCo Team was established in March by freelancer317 (Bret Fledderjohn) with the assistance of Vorian (Ohio Team Contact). Since that time, we have grown to 51 direct members on Launchpad. We have also established strong bonds with active LUGs, had four successful events, and are building several ongoing projects and events which will not only spread the word about Ubuntu, but also (in many
03:53freelancer317cases) will help make our local communities better places.
03:54freelancer317http://www.meetlinux.com is our website.
03:54dholbachwhat has the team been concentrating on in the last time? how did you find new members?
03:54freelancer317We've initially been working with LUGs and several Nonprofits
03:55lamalexWe've been working with a lot of non-profits to help under priveleged people benefit from technology and free software
03:55freelancer317the forum and Launchpad have also been attracting alot of attention
03:55jedijfand with local lugs to cross-promote events
03:55freelancer317We had a joint installfest with the Central PA LUG and we had our own installfest in Philly
03:55jsgotangcoi see lots of activites with non-profits on the website
=== jwendell [n=wendell@ubuntu/member/wendell] has left #ubuntu-meeting ["Bye"]
03:56jedijfthat is an ongoing thing - now that we've started relationships, the projects flow from one to the next
=== myriam_rs cheers for US-Pennsilvania LoCo Team too!
03:57dholbachthat sounds good - launchpad says you have 55 members - do you have a chance to meet often as a team?
03:57pleia2thanks myriam_rs :)
03:57freelancer317We are also putting together a statewide media contact list, and will have a subteam working on distributing press releases and interacting with the media
03:57lamalexnot in person as a whole team
03:57lamalexpennsylvania is a large state
03:57freelancer317dholbach outside of irc meetings, no
03:57jedijfweekly irc chats
03:57lamalexwednesday nights, 8:30pm est
03:57jedijfand active daily irc contact
03:57jsgotangcoyeah i saw the calendar
03:57freelancer317we have subteams that cover the different regions
03:58VorianPennsylvania has been doing wonderful things in the name of Ubuntu. I strongly recommend them for a +1
03:58freelancer317Thanks Vorian
03:58jsgotangcohow is the team preparing for SFD?
=== etank agrees with Vorian
03:58jedijfwe are promoting a major event with PACS - phila area computer society -
03:58lamalexphilly team is working with the philly area computer society for a large bbq/speech/party
03:59freelancer317Well, there is an event being planned up in the northeastern part of the state. Philly is planning a big thing with PACS, and Harrisburg is working with CPULG
03:59jedijfproviding a speaker and demonstrations from 8 am to 3 pm
03:59freelancer317oops cplug
03:59freelancer317we hope to have an event in most major cities and towns in PA
03:59freelancer317Pittsburgh is in the infancy of developing the event
04:00dholbachnice - the team looks well organized to me
04:00lamalexthey are beginning to form in pittsburg
04:00lamalexthere is interest, but it hasn't fully come together. Progress is being made and other regions are encouraging them
04:00freelancer317dholbach thanks! We've got a real good core group of people working to get this going
04:00jsgotangcoa lot of stuff looks solid to me as well, but i advice taking advantage of SFD to have a big get-together, should be fun, the bbq party is a nice touch, i give my +1
04:01dholbachI'm happy to give a +1 for Pennsylvania as well
04:01MikeB-+1 for me
04:01freelancer317thanks dholbach and jsgotangco and MikeB!
=== georgia [n=georgia@pdpc/supporter/basic/Georgia] has joined #ubuntu-meeting
04:02dholbachcongratulations! :)
=== lamalex throws his cap
04:02dholbachok, let's move on to member applications
04:02myriam_rsCongratulations from the SwissTeam to Pennsylvania LoCO Team!
04:02pleia2thanks everyone!
04:02dholbachbashelier: it's your stage
04:02VorianYay Pennsylvania!!!!!!
04:02freelancer317thanks myriam_rs!

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