On June 23-24th we hosted the 6th Ubuntu User Days!
Logs from all sessions are now available:
- Introduction to User Days by pleia2
- Introduction to Ubuntu by JoseeAntonioR
- Rockin the Cloud with Juju and Ubuntu Server by m_3
- Switching to Ubuntu from Windows by nik90
- Protecting your server: iptables basics, fail2ban and ssh by stlsaint
- Using Unity by bobweaver
- Commandline Basics by imbrandon
- Accessibility Applications by AlanBell and Pendulum
- Installing Software by JoseeAntonioR
- Ubuntu Community Roundtable by various community members
- Finding Helpful Resources by OutOfControl
- Ubuntu Flavors: Lubuntu (LXDE) and Xubuntu (Xfce) by kanliot and pleia2
- Using screen by the_hydra
Huge thanks to all our instructors and the attendees who make the work that goes into organizing these days worthwhile. Great work everyone!
The Spanish Classroom team also hosted a User Day on June 23rd, El Día del Usuario Ubuntu
Logs for the 7 sessions they hosted are linked on their wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DiaDelUsuarioUbuntu
¡Buen trabajo, todos!
And finally, a special thanks to José Antonio Rey (JoseeAntonioR), who not only did the majority of recruiting for User Days, but also contributed sessions and helped run both the English and the Spanish events.
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:
- how to get help
- the basics of how to use the command line
- different ways to install software
- some tips to secure your server
The full schedule is available here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDaysTeam/precise
So join us by coming to #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions) this weekend!
“I will be teaching a Class On How to find fixs on the Ubuntu Forums. And how to make Package (Debian(.deb)) For these fixes. Think about it as a crash course in packaging …
We will be looking a a b43 driver(wireless broadcom) and the awful “missing firmware” Bug. There is a Fix for this. We will be making a package that does all the work for the end users.”
In preparation for the class, he asks that attendees install the latest version of teamviewer here and install the following packages: ubuntu-dev-tools dpkg-dev dh-make
More details in his post on the forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2002423
Ubuntu Classroom sessions take place in #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).
As we’ve mentioned previously, we’ll be hosting our next Ubuntu User Days on Saturday June the 23rd, 14:30 UTC – Sunday the 24th 2012, 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”
User Days is just 2 weeks away and the following timeslots still need to be filled:
- Saturday, June 23rd at 21:00 UTC
- Saturday, June 23rd at 22:00 UTC
- Saturday, June 23rd at 23:00 UTC
- Sunday, June 24th at 01:00 UTC
You can check out the full schedule here to see what’s already being covered.
- Software Installation (cover Software Center, PPAs, source)
Finding Helpful Resources (cover IRC, forums, Ask Ubuntu and more)
- Desktop Environments: Unity, Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE (recruit an expert you can team up with to hit all the DEs!)
- More ideas here!
Think you can teach one? Please contact the Classroom team by sending an email to myself (lyz at ubuntu.com), the ubuntu-classroom at lists.ubuntu.com mailing list or on IRC by stopping by #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on irc.freenode.net.