Archive | September 2011

Ubuntu User Days Wrap-up

On September 24th and into the 25th the Classroom team hosted the 4th Ubuntu User Days!

Logs from all sessions are now available:

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:

Announcing Ubuntu User Days: September 24th

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

The day will start with an introduction at 13:30 UTC on Saturday the 24th and will end at 02:00 UTC on Sunday the 25th, the full schedule is available on the wiki:

So join us by coming to #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

Classroom welcomes Ubuntu Women Career Days

Tomorrow (Saturday the 17th) at 16:00 UTC the Ubuntu Women Project is launching their Career Days initiative with a session about and what it’s like to be a Linux Systems Administrator.

In the coming months the project will host one of these days per month covering professions such as:

  • Programmer
  • Tech journalist and author
  • Chief Technology Officer

And more!

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 (#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.

Ubuntu User Days on September 24-25th: Call for instructors!

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

Ubuntu App Developer Week: September 5th to 9th 2011

Join us for Ubuntu App Developer Week September 5th through 9th 2011 in #ubuntu-classroom on (#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:

David Planella discusses some of the highlights on his blog: Announcing Ubuntu App Developer Week

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