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Ubuntu Open Week wrap-up

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From April 22nd through April 24th the Ubuntu Classroom team worked with teams across the Ubuntu community to bring together 12 sessions exploring various parts of our community, from Documentation to Core Apps to the Kernel team to present Ubuntu Open Week.

The event was a huge success! If you missed anything, logs (for IRC-based sessions) and videos (from On Air! sessions) are now available:

Tues 22 Apr Wed 23 Apr Thu 24 Apr
Introduction to Open Weekjose Ubuntu Women Projectpleia2 and belkinsa Ubuntu Development Teamdholbach
Ubuntu Server Teambeisner Get started contributing to Ubuntu Core Apps [ON AIR!]popey and dpm Organizing Ubuntu App Dev Schoolsdholbach and dpm
Ubuntu Documentation Teampleia2 Ubuntu Kernel Teamjsalisbury Kubuntu TeamQuintasan, ovidiu-florin
Getting Acquainted with the Juju Review Queue and Process [ON AIR!]lazyPower Ubuntu Quality Teamballoons Ubuntu LoCo Teamsjose

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this event, from presenters who lead sessions to attendees who came with their curiosity and questions!

Ubuntu Open Week for Trusty: Starting Soon!

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And the Ubuntu Open Week for this cycle is just around the corner! This will be three days full of excitement, where you will be able to know what different teams and people in the community do. Whether you are a developer, a designer, a tester or a community member, this is the right event if you want to get involved with the community and are looking for a starting point.

The event will take place from April 22nd to April 24th 2014, from 15 to 19 UTC each day. During these three days we will have people from various teams, such as the Server, Documentation, and Juju teams. There are twelve different sessions scheduled, so make sure to find which ones interest you and write the times down in your calendars! The full schedule can be found at the Open Week Wiki page.

All sessions will take place at #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on irc.freenode.net (click here to join from your web browser). There are three sessions in the schedule which are labeled with the [ON AIR!] tag, which means the session will be streamed live at the Ubuntu on Air! webpage.

In the case you can not attend the event, logs will be linked in the schedule as soon as they become available. For On Air! sessions, they will be available at the Ubuntu on Air! YouTube Channel. Hope to see you all there!

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 Open Week Wrap-up

This week from May 21st-22nd the Ubuntu community celebrated the development full swing of Saucy Salamander by giving community members a glimpse into several of the teams that build Ubuntu during Ubuntu Open Week!

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Logs from all the sessions available here:

Time

Tue 21 May

Wed 22 May

1300 UTC

Ubuntu Touch Teamsergiusens

How to contribute to the Ubuntu Touch Core Appsdpm

1400 UTC

Lubuntu Teamphillw

Ubuntu Development Teamdholbach

1500 UTC

Ubuntu LoCo Teamscoolbhavi, SergioMeneses

Ubuntu Kernel Teamjsalisbury

1600 UTC

Ubuntu Quality Teamballoons

Ask Mark!sabdfl (Hosted by philipballew)

1700 UTC

Ubuntu Women Teampleia2

Ubuntu News Teamakgraner

Thanks to our coordinator, José Antonio Rey, and all of our classroom volunteers, instructors and participates!

Ubuntu Open Week for Raring: Almost Here!

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In just nine years, Ubuntu has become one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world with millions of users and a thriving community. Ever wondered what all the fuss is about? How have we achieved such a great feat in such a short space of time? Here’s where you can find out. Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community. We organise this week for the beginning of a new release cycle to help new contributors get involved.

Ubuntu Open Week takes place in #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions), on May 20th-21st, from 13 to 18 UTC each day. We will be having people from different teams in, such as the Quality team, the Development team, the News team, and more! We are also going to have an “Ask Mark!” session with Mark Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu Community founder!

During the “Ask Mark!” session, community members are invited to ask Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) questions about the Ubuntu project. You will ask your questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat with the prefix QUESTION: and philipballew will be selecting specific questions to pass along to Mark in the main #ubuntu-classroom channel.

To check out the full schedule and learn more about the event, visit the Ubuntu Open Week page on the Ubuntu wiki (we’re finishing to nail the schedule!)

We hope to see you there! But if not, as always, logs will be available after each session, and linked to the schedule at the end of each day.

Ubuntu Open Week for Raring: Call for Instructors

The Ubuntu Open Week is one of the big Classroom events we have each cycle. This time, it will be taking place the 21st and the 22nd of May, and sessions will last from 13 to 18 UTC. For those of you who do not know what this is all about, it is a community-oriented and community-driven event where people from different teams explain what work they do in the community, so you can choose the areas you like the most, and help us grow as a strong community. You can find more information about it in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek.

Now, we are looking for people who have been involved with a team for a long time, and would like to explain clearly how things work on it. That way, people around the world would be encouraged to join in what they like the most. During this cycle we will only be hosting sessions during two days, and they will only be on IRC.

If you want to take a slot just grab it, but make sure to let me (JoseeAntonioR on #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on freenode, joseeantonior at ubuntu dot com) know, by pinging me on IRC or sending me an email. Also, make sure to pass on this announcement to anyone who can be interested on being part of this event. Thanks for your interest!

Ubuntu Quantal OpenWeek and Ask Mark!: October 24th-26th

In just eight years, Ubuntu has become one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world with millions of users and a thriving community. Ever wondered what all the fuss is about? How have we achieved such a great feat in such a short space of time? Here’s where you can find out. Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC and On Air! tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community. We organise this week for the beginning of a new release cycle to help new contributors get involved.

Ubuntu Open Week takes place in #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions) for IRC, and www.ubuntuonair.com for On Air!.

This cycle it will start on October 24th, and finish October 26th each day with sessions from 13 to 18 UTC, having a special Ask Mark! session on Thursday, at 10 UTC. All sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will run as usual, on IRC (links above), and on Friday, we’ll close up with some Ubuntu on Air! sessions, so you can actually see the instructors.

During the “Ask Mark” session, community members are invited to ask Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) questions about the Ubuntu project. You will ask your questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat with the prefix QUESTION: and JoseeAntonioR or philipballew will be selecting specific questions to pass along to Mark in the main #ubuntu-classroom channel.

Then, from October 24-26th from 13:00 through 18:00 UTC, we will be hosting several sessions from different teams, including the Development, News, Flavors (including Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Ubuntu Studio), Translations, QA, LoCo, Women, Accomplishments, IRC, App Development, Desktop, Manual and MOTU teams.

To check out the full schedule and learn more about the event, visit the Ubuntu Open Week page on the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek

We hope to see you there! But if not, as always, logs will be available after each session, and linked to the schedule at the end of each day.

Ubuntu Open Week for Quantal: Call for Instructors

The Ubuntu Open Week is one of the big Classroom events we have each cycle. This time, it will be taking place from the 24th to the 26th of October, and sessions will last from 13 to 18 UTC. For those of you who do not know what this is all about, it is a community-oriented and community-driven event where people from different teams explain what work they do in the community, so you can choose the areas you like the most, and help us grow as a strong community. You can find more information about it in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek.

Now, we are looking for instructors. But before explaining anything, let me remind you that for this cycle, as accorded during UDS, we will be having 2 days of lovely-IRC sessions (Wednesday and Thursday), and we’ll be wrapping up with a day full of On Air! sessions (Friday). So, based on that, we are looking for people who have been involved with a team for a long time, and would like to explain clearly how things work on it. That way, people around the world would be encouraged to join in what they like the most.

If you want to take a slot, just grab it, but make sure to let me (JoseeAntonioR on #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on freenode, joseeantonior at ubuntu dot com) or Philip Ballew (philballew on #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on freenode, philipballew at ubuntu dot com) know, by pinging us on IRC, or sending us an email. Please make sure to pass on this announcement to anyone who can be interested on being part of this event. Thanks for your interest!

Ubuntu Open Week Day 3

On Friday, May 4th, we hosted our third (and final!) day of Ubuntu Open Week sessions where we had the following sessions (click topic for link to full sessions logs):

Big thanks to all our organizers, instructors and participants for a great week!

Ubuntu Open Week Day 2

On Thursday, May 3rd, we hosted our second day of Ubuntu Open Week sessions where we had the following sessions (click topic for link to full sessions logs):

Ubuntu Open Week continues Friday, May 4th, at 13:00 UTC with: How to use Ask Ubuntu, How to contribute translating Ubuntu, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Users and Ubuntu Women Project.

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