4 years ago
Three and something years ago we started a weekly Linux user group meeting in Andorra (now monthly). After some experience with (X)Ubuntu we turned soon to LinuxMint and since the first Linux Install Party we are more or less a complete LinuxMint user group, mainly supporting LinuxMint Mate and, on older hardware, LinuxMint Xfce.
Read our guide for starting a LinuxMint meeting in your own hometown, based on the first weekly and still ongoing LinuxMint meeting worldwide (and many other regular software meetings as well). It is not meant to be complete but to give you a confident feeling that most important issues are covered already before the launch.
If you like what you read please support my idea to promote local LinuxMint user groups on:
community.LinuxMint.com: LINK to Idea (pending) ...
Examine some further links in the LinuxMint promotion forums, which suggest additional promotion:
Linux/Freeware meetings using this list (partially):
with tutorials like this, people can see the big picture of linux-mint community. we should use all of our power,knowledge, experience and any existing science, to make the community bigger and better. this goal cant be reached only by coding and upgrading the OS.
Many times i read this sentence in comments to tutorials:
"This is not a Tutorial. ... " (here @Hammer459, similar @MintMagic)
Thanks to the moderators to review this as an article though.
GREAT!!! This week I have started a "Free software Weekly Meeting" in Salou (about 100 km in the south of Barcelona, at only 5 miles to where "Port Aventura" is) even feeling "the only free software fan in miles/km around" thanks to the support of the "Andorra Free Software Team" and, specially, thanks to Mr. lib2know.
Share software, knowledge and/or experience is for me one of the most funny & great things to do, lately ;-)
Great & very useful guide! I didn't know if I was on the right way, but now, knowing that I am following MORE than 75% of this guide, I am sure that AT LEAST I am doing a lot of things quite well, even without local help ... yet.
With all due respect to your effort, a tutorial isn’t meant to be a spin doctor’s guide. But you’re right, this kind of activity is very well part of the Linux Mint community :-)
thanks for your very welcoming comment :-)
Of course, my text how to start a LinuxMint meeting,
is only a short introduction for people who do it the first time.
If it's you to say, that is not a tutorial,
who in the world might contradict?
Anyway, call it effort, howto, introduction or schnitzel.
It is not a discussion at all, so it fits better here.
In the meantime i'll visit your profile to learn there what a real tutorial is ;-)
This is not a Tutorial.
General discussion belong in the Forums (link at bottom of this page)
I welcome this kind of effort but discuss it in the correct place and you get more response.