[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu User Days - Announcement and Call for Volunteers

Hardik Dalwadi hardik.dalwadi at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 7 06:24:42 GMT 2009

Nigel Babu wrote:
> Hey folks,
> At the Ubuntu Developer Summit for version 10.04 a couple of weeks ago,
> there was a discussion for extending Ubuntu Open Week throughout the
> release cycle by having a few smaller "days" in #ubuntu-classroom which
> were devoted to certain things.
> The idea for a Day that took shape was "Ubuntu User Day" where a
> series of beginner-ish level sessions would take place. Our vision is
> for this to happen on a Saturday and probably last 8-10 hours,
> depending on how many folks we get volunteering to host sessions.
> A wiki page is taking shape here:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDaysTeam
> We are pleased to announce the first User Day on January 23rd, Saturday
> from 1200 UTC to 2200 UTC, which comes to 1730 IST to 0330 IST. It drags
> a bit late, but that is to accommodate a wide range of time zones.
> The proposed topics can be seen in the link above.  If anyone is
> interested in leading sessions, please add your name, topic, and time
> slot at the bottom of the above link.
> Right now, we don't have many volunteers, so we're looking for a bit of
> participation from the Indian LoCo both in terms of teachers (and
> participants too).  I'd like to re-emphasize that most of this is going
> to be beginners friendly.
> For those who haven't understood the concept, we generally have sessions
> using IRC on during the Ubuntu Open Week and Ubuntu Developer Week. If
> you are new to IRC and want to participate, please see
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat

If you are very new user to IRC, I would also recommend Lernid [1] 
(Development Branch). Now it's in version 0.2. I hope it should contain 
the entries for Ubuntu User Days :)

[1] http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/11/25/introducing-lernid/

Hardik Dalwadi

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