Scheduled on Saturday October 23, the event will be held simultaneously in the different parts of the Philippines. The participating regions are Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa and Zamboanga among others.
Release parties are fun. I enjoy the freebies, talks and/or hackathons. Sometimes even just plain geekery. But most of the time, I get to meet people of different opinions revolving around how Ubuntu affects their lives in front of the computer. Some users showcase their customizations, while some share stories on how they battled configuration issues. Some victories, some tragedies. The mix keeps it interesting.
I've been to a couple release parties so far. The first was the hilarious flash mob and the second was the event sponsored by our office, both in Manila.
It's a good thing our company supports events related to Open Source and technology, it exposes us employees to a variety of ideas and communities.
This time will be different for me, I'm celebrating it in Cebu! This will be Cebu's first time to hold an Ubuntu release party, after a failed attempt for last summer's Lucid Lynx. What makes it more different is that I volunteered to act as spokesperson to the Cebu Ubuntu Users Group in behalf of the official Ubuntu-PH LoCo. I'll be reaching out to them, to help them get recognized as part of the official LoCo.
There will be lots of things to talk about and many experiences to share! But for now, party time first! As a treat, I'll be bringing a box of pressed CDs from Canonical c/o the LoCo head Zak.
I'll see you on Saturday! It's gonna be at JIVE RestoBar in Lahug, starting at 6:00pm until 10:00pm.
For the Cebu party, here's the forum thread and registration page.
For the Manila party, follow the thread here and register here.
For the Puerto Princesa party, you may register here.