So I was thinking it might be fun to organize a kickoff event of sorts. Obviously, with people being scattered all across the world, it is going to be impossible to organize anything in person, so I think the appropriate place is in the IRC channel/chat room.
A couple of months ago, when we tried to organize the video/screencast thing for Mercurial tutorials, I think the time we came up with that worked best was 17:00 UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time), because it was afternoon and evening for most of Europe, it would be early afternoon for South America, and late morning for most of the United States. (17:00 UTC is 12:00 EST and 9:00 PST.) It's quite early if you're in Japan, and a terrible time if you're in China, etc. But to my knowledge so far, everyone is in Europe, the US, or South America.
(If this time doesn't work for you, we can schedule another event exactly 12 hours off of that as well. That should cover everybody. Just say the word!)
Here is a site that you can use to figure out what a specific time in UTC means in your local time zone: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx?y=2014&mo=2&d=8&h=17&mn=0.
I actually think that site is smart enough to pick up your local time zone, based on your IP address.
If anybody wants help double checking their math, leave a comment here, or send me a PM or an email, and I'd be more than happy to double check things for you.
I think we can schedule the event for maybe 2 hours (17:00 UTC to 19:00 UTC). People can come and go as they please, or stick around long after the kickoff event.
I know, that's actually Day #2, but seeing as how it's a Saturday, I think more people will be available.