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

We’ll be hosting our next Ubuntu User Days on Saturday January 25th, 14:30 UTC – Sunday the 26th 2014, 3:00 UTC.


“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 (lyz at, the ubuntu-classroom at mailing list or by contacting us on IRC by stopping by #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on

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

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

Please be sure to pass this announcement along to any of your friends who might be interested in leading a session.

Ubuntu QA sessions for Saucy!

The QA / testing team are the ‘sharp end’ of ensuring each release is a good release. It is a busy area, but one where a sense of humour is needed.

The team test, update and write test cases to ensure each release is better than the last. Our results get fed into ensuring bugs are not only found, but resolved..

Following on from the 1st sessions we held in Raring. We learned a lot from the questions asked and updated the wiki area etc.

But, for someone coming into testing for the first time, this can seem an impossible hill to climb…. we’re happy to say it’s not! New people coming into test is one of the most important things for this team. We can only explain and update our wiki areas, improve on how they link to each other write and update test cases with YOUR input.

As such, each cycle, we hold a series of classroom sessions over the next couple weeks; each building on the questions that new people asked last time.

These new Classroom sessions may seem a blur of so much information at one time, but do not fear. The sessions are fully logged and have wiki pages linked to them. You are always more than welcome to ask on either the ubuntu-quality email list, the IRC channel #ubuntu-quality or even contact the tutor(s) of the classroom session directly when you have questions.

Remember: In testing, there is no such thing a dumb question, it is more a case of us not having explained it better / made the link to answer better.

The details of the classroom sessions and what you need to get the best out of them can be found at (Note: all times in UTC).

We look forward to seeing you there.


QA / Testing / Bugs / Release Teams.

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!


Logs from all the sessions available here:


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!


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 (#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

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 User Days Wrap-up

On February 9-10th we hosted our 7th Ubuntu User Days!


Logs from all sessions are now available:

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

The Spanish Classroom team also hosted a User Day on February 9th, el Día del Usuario Ubuntu.


Logs for the 6 sessions they hosted can be found in their wiki page:

¡Felicitaciones por el buen trabajo, muchachos!

I really hope you enjoyed this User Days, and that all the shared knowledge is useful to you. Again, a huge thanks from all the Classroom team, and stay tuned so you make sure you learn something new every day!

Your first ISO test

We’re happy to announce that next week, on Wednesday, February 13th at 13:00 UTC, in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions). Howard Chan (smartboyhw) will be hosting the final scheduled session by the Quality team, Your first ISO test. Phill Whiteside (phillw) and Nicholas Skaggs (balloons) will also be available during this session to assist with questions. Please visit the Section 3 requirements wiki page if you wish to actively follow the exercises in this class.

In other Quality news, the logs for our most recent sessions with the team are available. The first is their series on bugs by Phill Whiteside (phillw) and Gema Gomez-Solano (gema):

We then had a series of laptop testing sessions presented by Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) Carla Sella (Letozaf) and Sergio Meneses (SergioMeneses):

Today Phill Whiteside (phillw) and Jackson Doak (Noskcaj) of the Quality team hosted a series of sessions in #ubuntu-quality about the QA tools available for ISO testing:

Thanks to everyone who participated and the effort put into making the schedules work!


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