We just held South Africa's (possibly Africa's) first PackageJam! I would like to thank everyone who attended for making it such an enjoyable event.
There were 10 of us that made it, and although only planned for a morning, we ended up staying until late afternoon.
My personal aim for the event was to just assist enough to get people over that first 'i don't know whats going on hump' and hopefully encourage and get some more developers and MOTU's from South Africa!
Very often the MOTU wiki pages can appear daunting, but its really not that bad, but you have to just start somewhere.
We started with general introductions, watched all the awesome dholbach MOTU videos and landed up in the lab where everyone looked at packaging specific things they were interested in.
We had the upstream author of 'gosmore' and 'virtaal' and also two bzr developers which was awesome!
Although nothing was actually packaged on the day, im hoping to be sponsoring some stuff really soon!
Rock on guys :)
More photo's can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35619044@N07/sets/72157620498148669/
Some resources that we used: