In just eight 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 and On Air! 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 irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions) for IRC, and www.ubuntuonair.com for On Air!.
This cycle it will start on October 24th, and finish October 26th each day with sessions from 13 to 18 UTC, having a special Ask Mark! session on Thursday, at 10 UTC. All sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will run as usual, on IRC (links above), and on Friday, we’ll close up with some Ubuntu on Air! sessions, so you can actually see the instructors.
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 JoseeAntonioR or philipballew will be selecting specific questions to pass along to Mark in the main #ubuntu-classroom channel.
Then, from October 24-26th from 13:00 through 18:00 UTC, we will be hosting several sessions from different teams, including the Development, News, Flavors (including Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Ubuntu Studio), Translations, QA, LoCo, Women, Accomplishments, IRC, App Development, Desktop, Manual and MOTU teams.
To check out the full schedule and learn more about the event, visit the Ubuntu Open Week page on the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek
We hope to see you there! But if not, as always, logs will be available after each session, and linked to the schedule at the end of each day.
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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek.
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!