Archive | January 2012

Ubuntu Developer Week – Outlook Day 1

Today is Day 1 of this cycle’s Ubuntu Developer Week.

We will have three days of tutorial and hands-on sessions to learn more about Ubuntu Development and what’s going on behind the scenes. As the whole event is happening on IRC, it’s very easy to join in: either use an IRC client (there’s a web client as well) or install Lernid. If you can’t attend due to the time, we will put up logs on the UDW page afterwards.

Let’s have a quick look at today’s schedule to whet your appetite:

  • 15:00 UTC: Introduction to Ubuntu development — Daniel Holbach will start of Ubuntu Developer Week and give you an introduction to Ubuntu Development. He will give you an overview over all the important moving parts and which considerations are taken into account.
  • 16:00 UTC: Getting set up for Ubuntu development — Daniel will then continue and help you get an Ubuntu Development environment set up. All the important tools, all the configuration bits that are necessary.
  • 17:00 UTC: Ubuntu Technology overview — Michael Hall is up next and will give you an overview over the most important technologies used in Ubuntu. This is very useful information for everyone who wants to integrate their software closely with Ubuntu.
  • 17:30 UTC: What’s new in Edubuntu — Edubuntu has been taking Ubuntu to schools around the globe for years now. One of its developers, Jonathan Carter, will introduce you to Edubuntu and explain what’s cooking right now.
  • 18:00 UTC: Ubuntu TV – what’s what — Michał Sawicz and Michael Hall will talk about a topic which has gotten many eyeballs recently: Ubuntu on TVs. Join the session and learn more!
  • 18:30 UTC: Testability and Qt – Intro to automated UX testing for Qt apps — As Ubuntu becomes part of mainstream, automated testing is playing a more and more important role in Ubuntu. Gerry Boland will talk about automated user experience testing for Qt apps.
  • 19:00 UTC: Unity Lenses! — Unity lenses are a great way to bring new data into a unified and easily findable interface. Find out from David Callé and Michael Hruby how to write Unity lenses easily.
  • 20:00 UTC: QA: Automated Testing and Jenkins — As mentioned before: Ubuntu places a lot of importance on automated testing. Enjoy the session with Carlos de Avillez who will introduce you to Ubuntu’s testing machinery and how you can make good use of it.
  • 21:00 UTC: Packaging Do’s and Don’ts — Clint Byrum has been doing packaging in the Server/Cloud team for quite a while. He has put together a list of things he learned during the time, which he will share with you for your benefit.
  • 21:30 UTC: Incorporating upstream changes in Ubuntu — The last session of the day will be held by Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre. Ubuntu works together closely with many other projects. This collaboration makes it necessary to share information and code regularly. Here you will learn how to incorporate changes into Ubuntu which were made in upstream projects.

It’s easy: check the schedule, invite and bring your friends, join in, and ask all the questions you have.


Another Successful User Days!

From Saturday, the 14th to Sunday, the 15th, the Classroom team hosted User Days for the Oneiric cycle.

Our gratitude to all the instructors who took time out of their weekend to present a session.  Special thanks to Beginners Team members who volunteered to lead sessions.

Finally, thanks to everyone who attended, and everyone who asked questions during the sessions.

If you missed a session you wanted to catch, the logs from all the sessions are available on the wiki.

In case you attended and haven’t filled it out our survey, please fill it out!

Ubuntu User Days — This Weekend!

This weekend from Saturday 13:30 UTC through Sunday 03:00 UTC the Classroom team will be hosting Ubuntu User Days!

User Days was created to be a set of chat-based classes offered during a one day period to teach the beginning or intermediate Ubuntu user the basics to get them started with Ubuntu. User Days sessions include:

  • 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 (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions) this weekend!

Our full schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Time (UTC) Subject Presenter
13:30 Introduction to User Days pleia2nigelb
14:00 Launchpad and How to Use Restricted Drivers ashickur-noor
15:00 Introduction to Ubuntu holstein
16:00 Firewall Basics the_hydra
17:00 I have an idea to improve Ubuntu – what should I do? Cheesehead
18:00 Unity Lenses davidcalle
19:00 Installing Software stlsaint
20:00 Accessibility in Unity AlanBell
21:00 Finding Help in Ubuntu bkerensa
22:00 Customizing Unity philipballew and jrgifford
23:00 Introduction to Firefox JoseeAntonioR

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Time (UTC) Subject Presenter
00:00 Ubuntu Equivalents sagaci
01:00 How to Get Involved with the Community benonsoftware
02:00 Commandline Basics tonyyarusso
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