Vancouver’s 500 Strong Ubuntu Community

Friday was a great night at the Blenz coffee shop on Seymore Street. The Ubuntu community in Vancouver hit the 500 members mark and we had a great celebration. I love having a party in a coffee shop since these days I don’t drink much alcohol–or coffee either for that matter. I had a delicious cappuccino which is a real treat for me and gets me a bit giddy these days, so I fit right in with all the wine drinkers.

As usual I am continuously amazed by the cool people I meet in this alternative group of practical revolutionaries. My night started out learning about the history of kyaking in Vancouver Island and at some point moved on to discussing Hacktivism and even more exciting stuff. Although I don’t know that much about computers, I sure love hanging around with people who do and feeling like I am on the cutting edge of something–even if I am not really sure what it all is. That is the great thing about being part of a community like this, there is always someone who will know and who will be willing and able to help you out. I had a few glimpses of whole worlds that I didn’t know existed, or just never thought much about–gaming was one of those, although there aren’t many games offered via Ubuntu.