Archive by Author | nhandler

Q and A with Jamie Strandboge, Ubuntu Security Team Manager

On Friday, June 10, 2011 at 16:30 UTC, we will be having our next question and answer classroom session. This time, Jamie Strandboge, the Ubuntu Security Team Manager, will be answering any questions you might have in #ubuntu-classroom on You can find more information about these Q and A sessions on the wiki. Finally, if you ever miss a session, you can find logs on

Ubuntu App Developer Week Summaries

Ubuntu App Developer Week took place last week. Many people participated in our 29 sessions designed to showcase tools and applications that our developers have created and inspire other people to create their own applications. In case you missed any sessions, logs are available on the wiki.

David Planella has also prepared daily summaries of the sessions.

Day 1 Summary
Day 2 Summary
Day 3 Summary
Day 4 Summary
EDIT: Summary now available: Day 5 Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event and helped to make it a success.

Packaging Training: Head Start into Ubuntu Development

On Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 15:30 UTC, Bhavani Shankar will be leading a Packaging Training Session about starting up with Ubuntu Development. If you are interested in starting up with Ubuntu Development, you will not want to miss this session.

Like all of our sessions, this one will take place in #ubuntu-classroom on Logs for this session will be posted afterwards.

Announcing the next Ubuntu User Days Event

We are pleased to announce that the next Ubuntu User Days event is scheduled to take place from Saturday January 29th 2011, 09:45 UTC until Sunday January 30th 2011, 03:00 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 ubuntu-classroom at mailing list or on IRC by stopping by #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on If you are unsure of a topic for your session, you can use the Course Suggestions wiki page as a reference. Please be sure to pass this email along to any of your friends who might be interested in either participating or leading a session.

Packaging Training: Tutorial on Debian/Ubuntu Packaging

Have you ever wanted to package an application so that you can easily distribute it to your Ubuntu or Debian friends? On Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 14:00 UTC in #ubuntu-classroom on, Bilal Akhtar will teach you all you need to know to do just that. As always, logs will be available following the session.

Shortly after this session, you can then proceed to learn how to get your newly packaged application into the Ubuntu repositories through Debian in Paul Tagliamonte’s Packaging Training Session.

Packaging Training: Packaging Alley-oop — Getting your package into Ubuntu through Debian

NOTE 2: Third time is the charm. We are sorry for all of the confusion, but we have a guarantee from Paul that the session will take place onWednesday, November 24, 2010 at 00:00:00 UTC.

NOTE: Due to some date confusion, this session did not happen. It has been rescheduled for Monday, November 22, 2010 at 00:00:00 UTC

Although he might not be an official Ubuntu Developer, Paul Tagliamonte has plenty of experience working with packages. He has recently gone through the process of getting a new package added to the Ubuntu repositories via Debian, and he is here today to share this knowledge with us. The session will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 00:00:00 UTC in #ubuntu-classroom on Logs will be available following the session.

If you enjoy these types of sessions, I would encourage you to check out Daniel Holbach’s recent blog post, which is trying to gather suggestions on ways to improve these types of events. Additional information on Packaging Training Sessions is available on the wiki.

Packaging Training: Tips and Tricks for New Developers

On October 15, at 01:00 UTC, Nathan Handler will be leading a Packaging Training Session about tips and tricks for people getting into Ubuntu development. The session will take place in #ubuntu-classroom on These tips will mainly be geared towards new developers. The session will be followed by a period for asking questions. In case you are unable to attend, logs will be available after the session.

%d bloggers like this: