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Ubuntu Open Week for Quantal: Call for Instructors

The Ubuntu Open Week is one of the big Classroom events we have each cycle. This time, it will be taking place from the 24th to the 26th of October, and sessions will last from 13 to 18 UTC. For those of you who do not know what this is all about, it is a community-oriented and community-driven event where people from different teams explain what work they do in the community, so you can choose the areas you like the most, and help us grow as a strong community. You can find more information about it in

Now, we are looking for instructors. But before explaining anything, let me remind you that for this cycle, as accorded during UDS, we will be having 2 days of lovely-IRC sessions (Wednesday and Thursday), and we’ll be wrapping up with a day full of On Air! sessions (Friday). So, based on that, we are looking for people who have been involved with a team for a long time, and would like to explain clearly how things work on it. That way, people around the world would be encouraged to join in what they like the most.

If you want to take a slot, just grab it, but make sure to let me (JoseeAntonioR on #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on freenode, joseeantonior at ubuntu dot com) or Philip Ballew (philballew on #ubuntu-classroom-backstage on freenode, philipballew at ubuntu dot com) know, by pinging us on IRC, or sending us an email. Please make sure to pass on this announcement to anyone who can be interested on being part of this event. Thanks for your interest!

Ubuntu Open Week Day 3

On Friday, May 4th, we hosted our third (and final!) day of Ubuntu Open Week sessions where we had the following sessions (click topic for link to full sessions logs):

Big thanks to all our organizers, instructors and participants for a great week!

Ubuntu Open Week Day 2

On Thursday, May 3rd, we hosted our second day of Ubuntu Open Week sessions where we had the following sessions (click topic for link to full sessions logs):

Ubuntu Open Week continues Friday, May 4th, at 13:00 UTC with: How to use Ask Ubuntu, How to contribute translating Ubuntu, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Users and Ubuntu Women Project.

Ask Mark & Ubuntu Open Week Day 1

On Tuesday, May 1st, the Ubuntu Classroom hosted our bi-annual “Ask Mark” session.

Logs are available here.

A few articles have popped up covering the session, including:

On Wednesday, May 2nd, we kicked off Ubuntu Open Week where we had the following sessions (click topic for link to full sessions logs):

Ubuntu Open Week continues Thursday, May 3rd, at 13:00 UTC with: Submitting your apps to the Ubuntu Software Centre, Ubuntu Development – how it all works, Ubuntu Development – fixing bugs, Starting, Maintaining & Expanding Ubuntu Hours and Ubuntu Brainstorm – great ideas to improve Ubuntu

Ask Mark on May 1st & Ubuntu Open Week from May 2-4

In just seven years, Ubuntu has become one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world with millions of users and a thriving community. Ever wondered what all the fuss is about? How have we achieved such a great feat in such a short space of time? Here’s where you can find out. Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community. We organise this week for the beginning of a new release cycle to help new contributors get involved.

Ubuntu Open Week takes place in #ubuntu-classroom on (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

This cycle we’ve condensed it to 3 days, from May 2nd through 4th and have a special “Ask Mark” session on May 1st at 21:00 UTC.

During the “Ask Mark” session, community members are invited to ask Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) questions about the Ubuntu project. You will ask your questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat with the prefix QUESTION: and DJones will be selecting specific questions to pass along to Mark in the main #ubuntu-classroom channel.

Then, from May 2-4 from 13:00 through 18:00 UTC, we will be hosting several sessions including:

  • Scaling wordpress with juju, the OMG!Ubuntu! story
  • Gaming on Ubuntu
  • Submitting your apps to the Ubuntu Software Centre
  • Ubuntu Development – how it all works
  • Starting, Maintaining & Expanding Ubuntu Hours
  • How to contribute translating Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Users

And much more! To check out the full schedule and learn more about the event, visit the Ubuntu Open Week page on the Ubuntu wiki:

We hope to see you there! But if not, as always, logs will be available after each session.

OpenWeek ready to go, 2 May – Friday 4 May, call for instructors

The IRC workshop extravaganza known as Ubuntu OpenWeek is ready to go. For those of you not in the know, this is a weeklong (sort of) IRC event where we have instructors and classes on various topics in Ubuntu. The wiki page is now ready to go:

I am looking for instructors (especially those of you who have never given a workshop before) to give classes on Ubuntu. This can range from “How do I use Unity?” to “How do I contribute to Ubuntu development. So if you’re interested in participating, grab a slot or ping me offlist.

Of note, we’ve shortened the “week” to Wednesday through Friday, but the amount of sessions are the same, the days are just a bit longer so we can cover more time zones.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel mailing list by Jorge Castro on Mon Apr 9 15:58:12 UTC 2012

OpenWeek Summary for Thursday

It’s been an exciting Ubuntu Open Week so far with sessions yesterday, Thursday, October 20, 2011 which included:

The final day of Ubuntu (11.10) Open Week sessions start today, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 1400 UTC.

Day 5 Sessions include:

  • How to use Ask Ubuntu effectively
  • Accessibility in Ubuntu
  • Using Unity like a Boss, tips and tricks
  • Best ways to find technical support help in Ubuntu

Session Logs:

For those of you who may have missed sessions this weeks the logs are linked to each session listed on the schedule.


Please see the Ubuntu Open Week participation wiki page for more information.

Originally posted here by Amber Graner on Friday, October 21, 2011

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