Do wlug members want to form a team?
I cant say I know much about bug-jams / hackfests / hackathons, but I suggest we discuss
the idea of participating in the Ubuntu Global Jam (weekend of 27-28 August and weekend of
24-25 September), at next Monday's wlug meeting.
While on the this subject, you may have seen in the news that in Australia the Australian
Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are having some problems with their on-line census. It appears
that a recent hack-a-thon may have produced a more viable solution...
"One of the fundamental problems with the 2016 online census was the architecture.
Not the building the ABS works in, but the way the computer system built to handle
millions of Australians was designed. Turns out two uni students designed a better way to
do it in just 54 hours on the weekend - at a cost of just $500.
The ABS proposed and tested their site for 1 million per hour. The magic "260
submissions per second" they keep banging on about.
On the weekend "Make Census Great Again" was load tested to 4 million page views
per hour. And 10,000 submissions per second - insane numbers."
From: wlug-bounces(a)list.waikato.ac.nz <wlug-bounces(a)list.waikato.ac.nz> on behalf of
rowan schischka <rowanschischka(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:00 a.m.
Subject: [wlug] ubuntu global jam
This should be an interesting event; fixing bugs in ubuntu at the Ubuntu global jam.
Fri, 26 Aug. 2016 01:00 - Sun, 28 Aug. 2016 13:45 UTC
I have zero experience in fixing bugs in ubuntu but it would be a great learning
experience. Do wlug members want to form a team?
Ubuntu Global Jam 2017, Part One: Bug