Ubuntu Open Week for Trusty: Call for Instructors

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So it’s this time of the year again! As the end of the current cycle approaches, the Ubuntu Classroom Team is starting the planning of the next Ubuntu Open Week, for the Trusty cycle.

The Ubuntu Open Week is a series of classroom sessions which will guide many people in their way for contributing to the Ubuntu community. For this, we need actual Ubuntu contributors from different teams to help us run one-hour sessions, explaning what you do on the team you currently work on, as well as how to get started working on the team. We have three days with 5 one-hour slots each, making it 15 slots in total. The event is scheduled to run from 15 to 20 UTC, from the 22nd to the 24th April.

If you are interested in running a session, please send an email to myself (jose at ubuntu.com), ubuntu-classroom at lists.ubuntu.com, or let us know on IRC at the #ubuntu-classroom-backstage channel on irc.freenode.net. Logs from out past Open Week can be found here. Please, make sure to give the link to this announcement to anyone who may be interested in running a session. Thank you for your interest!

Ubuntu Documentation Day wrap-up

Interested in getting involved with documentation for Ubuntu, but not sure where to begin?

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This weekend the Ubuntu Documentation and Ubuntu Manual teams got together to offer 5.5 hours of documentation-related sessions in Ubuntu Classroom.

In case you missed out, the logs from the sessions are now available:

Also thanks to classroom helper Jose Antonio Rey who was available to help instructors throughout this event.

Reminder: Documentation Day in the Classroom is just a week away!

Interested in getting involved with Ubuntu Documentation, but not sure were to begin? On Sunday, March 2nd, the Ubuntu Classroom team is hosting a day of Documentation-related chat (IRC) sessions to get new contributors ready to participate.

Schedule as follows (all times UTC, click on time for link to time conversions):

  • 16:00Introduction to Docs docs by Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph (pleia2)
  • 17:00Getting started contributing to Desktop docs by Kevin Godby (godbyk)
  • 18:00Getting started contributing to Server docs by Doug Smythies (dsmythies)
  • 19:00Getting started contributing to the Wiki docs by Svetlana Belkin (belkinsa)
  • 20:00Getting started contributing to Manual by Kevin Godby (godbyk)
  • 21:00Ubuntu Manual versions explained by Thomas Corwin (tacorwin) and Patrick Dickey (patrickdickey)

Sessions all take place on Internet Relay Chat (IRC). If you want to participate, you just need to join #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on irc.freenode.net in your IRC client, or just click here for browser-based webchat. The instructor will give the class in #ubuntu-classroom and attendees can chat about the class and ask questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat.

If you’re unable to attend, logs of each session will be made available following the event.

We hope to see you on Sunday, March 2nd!

March 2nd is Ubuntu Documentation Day in the Classroom!

The Ubuntu Classroom team is happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with the Documentation and Manual teams to offer a day of Documentation-related Classroom sessions on Sunday, March 2nd.

The day will start off at 16:00 UTC with a session by Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph (pleia2) consisting of a quick tour of all the Documentation resources available, including Desktop, Server, Wiki and Manual.

The next five sessions will give potential contributors an overview of contributing to each of the resources (all times UTC, click on time for link to time conversions.

  • 17:00: Getting started contributing to Desktop docs by Kevin Godby (godbyk)
  • 18:00: Getting started contributing to Server docs by Doug Smythies (dsmythies)
  • 19:00: Getting started contributing to the Wiki docs by Svetlana Belkin (belkinsa)
  • 20:00: Getting started contributing to Manual by Kevin Godby (godbyk)
  • 21:00: Ubuntu Manual versions explained by Thomas Corwin (tacorwin) and Patrick Dickey (patrickdickey)

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So come learn how to contribute to documentation with us!

Sessions all take place on Internet Relay Chat (IRC). If you want to participate, you just need to join #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on irc.freenode.net in your IRC client, or just click here for browser-based webchat. The instructor will give the class in #ubuntu-classroom and attendees can chat about the class and ask questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat.

If you’re unable to attend, logs of each session will be made available following the event.

We hope to see you on Sunday, March 2nd!

Saucy Ubuntu User Days Wrap-up

On January 25-26th 2014 we hosted Ubuntu User Days in the Ubuntu Classroom.

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If you weren’t able to join us, or just want to refresh your memory about what you learned, logs from all sessions are now available:

We are very thankful to our instructors and attendees who made the work of these last weeks worthwhile, we feel very proud of all of them. Congratulations!

Ubuntu User Days coming up!

Next weekend, from Saturday the 25th at 14:30 UTC until Sunday the 26th at 01:00 UTC the Classroom team will be hosting the Ubuntu User Days!

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User Days was created to be a set of chat-based classes offered during a two days period to teach the beginning or intermediate Ubuntu user the basics to get them started with Ubuntu. Sessions this cycle include:

  • Command line made easy
  • Unity: Tips, tricks and configuration
  • Equivalent Applications
  • Finding Support for Ubuntu

You can check the full schedule here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays

The best thing is, everyone can come! If you want to participate, you just need to join #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on irc.freenode.net in your IRC client, or just click here for browser-based Webchat.

We hope to see you next weekend!

2nd Call for Instructors: Ubuntu User Days on Jan 25-26th 2014

The Classroom Team is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting our next Ubuntu User Days on Saturday January 25th, 14:30 UTC – Sunday the 26th 2014, 3:00 UTC.

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“User Days was created to be a set of courses offered during a one day period to teach the beginning or intermediate Ubuntu user the basics to get them started with Ubuntu”

In order for this event to be a success, we need instructors to lead sessions.

To volunteer to lead a session, you can contact a member of the Ubuntu User Days Team by sending an email to myself (jose at ubuntu.com), the ubuntu-classroom at lists.ubuntu.com mailing list or by contacting us on IRC by stopping by #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on irc.freenode.net. We still have plenty of slots open for the two days, so make sure to grab yours now!

If you are unsure of a topic for your session, you can visit the Course Suggestions page:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDaysTeam/CourseSuggestions

If you are unsure about expectations for class instructors, please ask! You may also visit the logs from past Ubuntu User Days:

We are always keen on seeing new instructors around, if you have any doubts on how all of this is ran you can visit us on our IRC channel (#ubuntu-classroom-backstage on irc.freenode.net). Please be sure to pass this announcement along to any of your friends who might be interested in leading a session.

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