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Explaining the Ubuntu on Air! Collaboration

As many of you may know, some of the sessions we have during events, or even standalone sessions, may be hosted with Google+ Hangouts on Air. This is because we are collaborating with the Ubuntu on Air! team to give the opportunity of showcasing and demonstrating processes live to our instructors. But don’t worry, we will still be having IRC-based sessions. In this post, you will find a bit more of information about this collaboration.

Ubuntu on Air! is an online show which can be found at here. As said before, it consists of Google+ Hangouts on Air on different topics, including Classroom events. So, when an instructor decides he or she wants to do a live session so they can demonstrate a process, the event will be added, both to the Ubuntu on Air! and to the Classroom calendar. In case of the Classroom calendar, it will have an [On Air] tag before the session name; same happens for the Ubuntu on Air! calendar, just that the tag is [Classroom] in this case.

While the session lasts, the video can be streamed at ubuntuonair.com. All discussion for Ubuntu on Air! Classroom sessions will take place at #ubuntu-classroom-chat on irc.freenode.net, so you don’t have to move around.. There will be an embed IRC widget on the webpage so you can have everything on your browser, and it will point to the channel. Questions should be asked the same way as on an IRC-based session, all of them should be prefixed with the word ‘QUESTION:’ without quotes. In this case, the instructor or the host will read and answer the question aloud, on the live stream.

After the session, a recording of it will be automatically uploaded to the Ubuntu on Air! YouTube Channel, and can be watched at any time.

Make sure to subscribe to Ubuntu on Air! on YouTube and follow us on Twitter to get constant updates on all of our sessions.

If you have any doubts about this collaboration you can send me an email to joseeantonior AT ubuntu DOT com, or ping JoseeAntonioR on IRC. Happy learning!

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Ubuntu User Days next weekend!

Next weekend, from Saturday at 14:30 UTC to Sunday at 03:00 UTC the Classroom team will be hosting the Ubuntu User Days!

User Days was created to be a set of chat-based classes offered during a two days 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
  • equivalent programs
  • and much more!

You can check the full schedule here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays

The best thing is, everyone can come! If you want to participate, you just need to join #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom chat on your IRC client, or just click here: Webchat.

We hope to see you next weekend!

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