Archive | June 2012

Ubuntu User Days Wrap-up

On June 23-24th we hosted the 6th Ubuntu User Days!

Logs from all sessions are now available:

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:

¡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.

Ubuntu User Days this weekend!

This weekend from Saturday 14:30 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:

  • 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:

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

Packaging From Scratch class

On Thursday, June 14 at 17:30 UTC Ubuntu Classroom welcomes Joseph James Mills (bobweaver) for “Packaging From Scratch” as part of the MOTU Packaging Training.

“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:

Ubuntu Classroom sessions take place in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

A few instructor spots left for Ubuntu User Days on June 23-24th 2012

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:

You can check out the full schedule here to see what’s already being covered.

Class suggestions:

  • 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, the ubuntu-classroom at mailing list or on IRC by stopping by #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on

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