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.
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!
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!