Six Horsemen. 24 Hours of Work. Good Causes. Let's Do It.
We kicked off the 24h marathon at: Thursday, 4th October 2012, 10:00 UTC.
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|Nick Skaggs is supporting WaterAid and he says "Water has always played a role in my life. I grew up on the Great Lakes, which are huge reservoirs of fresh water. The lakes, rivers and streams I grew up near at one time were quite polluted -- the town I was born in had several dysentery outbreaks in it's early history. It's sad to see such waste of fresh water. Water to me is beautiful, and my favorite beverage ;-) There's nothing like a glass of water to quench your thirst. Provided of course, that water is clean. WaterAid has a mission to deliver long-term sustainable drinking water to the world, via wells and better sanitation efforts to keep local water sources pure. Water is crucial to life, ourselves and nature is highly dependent upon it. Access to clean drinking water is the most basic of all human survival needs. We can go for days with food, get by without shelter, but we cannot survive long without water".
Visit Nicholas' donations page.
|Jono Bacon is supporting Homeless International and because "I have always been aware of homelessness and poverty but it never really touched me until I saw an old man, bleeding, clearly exhibiting schizophrenia, walking through a city street in the rain. Many homeless and those in poverty are our elderly, our veterans, and our sick and vulnerable. No-one is immune to homelessness and poverty...many become homeless or fall into poverty due to health and trauma problems. Homeless International is a wonderful organization who helps provide shelter, aid, and support homeless people across the world. Your donation will provide help the elderly, sick and vulnerable to have shelter. Thanks for your donations!".
Visit Jono's donation page.
|David Planella is supporting Greenpeace and he says "Having grown in an environment very close to nature has made me appreciate how big a gift and how fragile this planet we live in is. I've chosen to support Greenpeace as an organization whose core values are to "change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace", with which I very much identify. Help me support an NGO that gives voice and acts to protect the place we all share and spend our lives in".
Visit David's donation page.
|Daniel Holbach is supporting Oxfam and he says "Nobody deserves to live in poverty or endure injustice. The reasons for this can be manyfold and are different in different parts of the world. In most cases hunger relief is good, but not good enough. Oxfam deeply understand this and make a long-term commitment to the areas in which they are present. They are also active in education and campaign for policy change to help those in need. The perseverance and simply not accepting injustice has deeply impressed me. Oxfam are very creative (check out their shop for many cool gifts) and they have gained my trust through the years in which I supported them and some of my friends have volunteered for them as well".
Visit Daniel's donation page.
|Jorge Castro is supporting Little Kids Rock! and he says "In Junior and High Schools I played trumpet, tuba, Sousaphone, electric bass, and a double bass. I made lots of friends, got to do great things like play festivals, and expanded my mind by learning to appreciate everything from jazz to classical to rock and roll. I can't imagine growing up without playing music, and every kid should have the opportunity to do so. Little Kids Rock helps not only by providing disadvantaged schools with instruments, but with a curriculum that's modern and not boring. Instead of sitting in a room playing scales all day, the students are taught popular songs and are encouraged to learn by just playing together".
Visit Jorge's donation page.
|Michael Hall is supporting Autism Research Trust and he says "Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders are developmental disorders that affect a large number of us in the open source community, our friends and our families. Despite it being wide-spread, very little is know about its cause, and the only proven treatment is early detection and intervention. The Autism Research Trust funds the ongoing scientific research at Cambridge University into the cause and interventions for Autism".
Visit Michael's donation page.
- 10.00pm UTC - Laura Czajkowski and Alan Pope - What are Ubuntu LoCo teams and how can I find and get involved with one near me?
- 11.00pm UTC - Rick Spencer, Ubuntu Engineering Manager Q+A - bring your questions!
- 12.00pm UTC - Marco Ceppi - Using Ask Ubuntu
- 1.00am UTC - Stay tuned for more details!
- 2.00am UTC - DJing with Ubuntu Demo - Love music and have a party lined up? Use Ubuntu and want to keep everybody dancing? Find out from Daniel how to use xwax and how it works.
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- 6.00am UTC Composting at home with Worms - join Jorge as he shows you how to use live worms to compost your junk mail and leftover food.
- 7.00am UTC - Martin Pitt - Daniel will talk to Martin to find out how automatic testing works, how hard it is to help out and what needs to get done.
- 8.00am UTC - Didier Roché - Creating Ubuntu apps with Quickly: the roadmap - (David / Michael / Jono)