On September 24th and into the 25th the Classroom team hosted the 4th Ubuntu User Days!
Logs from all sessions are now available:
- Ubuntu Q&A by pleia2 and nigelb
- Introduction to User Day by pleia2 and nigelb
- What you should know when shopping for your next Ubuntu system by starcraftman
- Contributing to Ubuntu by akgraner
- Commandline Basics by the_hydra
- Finding Help Resources in Ubuntu by starcraftman
- Desktop Alternatives: KDE and XFCE4 by DarkwingDuck and pleia2
- Ubuntu Equivalent Programs by philipballew
- Accessibility Applications by charlie-tca
- Switching to Ubuntu from another OS by nhaines
- Introduction to Firefox by JoseeAntonioR
- Launchpad Basics by benonsoftware
- Increasing your productivity using by sagaci
Thanks to all our instructors and the attendees who make the work that goes into organizing these days worthwhile.
If you attended and would like to offer feedback, please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey, all questions are optional and submissions are anonymous: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5D8JQX8
This upcoming Saturday, September 24th the Ubuntu Classroom team will be hosting Ubuntu User Days!
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. User Days is a series of online courses where you can:
- find equivalent programs in Ubuntu
- learn how to get help
- learn the basics of how to use the command line in Ubuntu
- learn how to get involved in the community
So join us by coming to #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).
In the coming months the project will host one of these days per month covering professions such as:
- Tech journalist and author
- Chief Technology Officer
Career Days is the brain child of Cheri Francis who was inspired by her own experiences in tech and studies which continue to show that women lack female role models and exposure to tech career opportunities.
So join us in welcoming the project to our channel by coming to their first session on Saturday, September 17 at 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).
These sessions are open to the whole community, you don’t need to be a woman to attend or participate.
David Planella has written wrap-up posts for each of the Ubuntu App Developer Week days.
- Great Is The Art Of Beginning: Ubuntu App Developer Week – Day 1
- Ramping Up: Ubuntu App Developer Week – Day 2
- Knowing Your Destination Is Half The Journey: Ubuntu App Developer Week – Day 3
- All Good Things Come To An End: Ubuntu App Developer Week – Day 4
- Goodbye And Thanks For All the Apps: Ubuntu App Developer Week – Day 5 And Wrap-Up
You can also read the logs, linked to the subject of each session on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuAppDeveloperWeek
The next Ubuntu User Days event is scheduled to take place from Saturday September 24th 2011, 13:30 UTC until Sunday September 25th 2011, 02:00 UTC. To quote the wiki page:
“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”.
Logs from the last Ubuntu User Days event are also available for anyone who might be interested.
In order for this event to be a success, we need lots of help leading sessions. To volunteer to lead a session, you can contact a member of the Ubuntu User Days Team by sending an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list or on IRC by stopping by #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on irc.freenode.net. If you are unsure of a topic for your session, you can visit the Course Suggestions page. Please be sure to pass this announcement along to
any of your friends who might be interested in either participating or leading a session.
Join us for Ubuntu App Developer Week September 5th through 9th 2011 in #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions)!
Ubuntu App Developer Week is a week of sessions aimed at enabling and inspiring developers to write applications that scratch their itches. Our goal is to give all attendees a taste of the wide variety of tools on the Ubuntu platform that can be used to create awesome applications, and to showcase some applications that have been created and explain how they were put together.
See the full timetable here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuAppDeveloperWeek/Timetable
David Planella discusses some of the highlights on his blog: Announcing Ubuntu App Developer Week