[ubuntu-us-ut] Ubuntu Open Week

Mike Basinger mike.basinger at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 11 18:51:45 BST 2007

Jono Bacon announced Ubuntu Open Week for the week of Oct 22nd. Our own
Aaron Toponce will be running a couple of sessions on LoCo teams. The
sessions will run from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM MST. A full schedule can be
found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek.



With the up-and-coming release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon coming, I am
pleased to announce another Ubuntu Open Week, this time taking place the
week following the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon launch - Mon 22nd Oct - Sat
27th Oct on #ubuntu-classroom on Freedode. The sessions take place from
15.00 UTC to 21.00UTC

Ubuntu Open Week is a week full of 42 IRC tutorial sessions on a range
of subjects, designed to help people get involved in the Ubuntu
community. It is given by many of the brightest, most capable members of
the Ubuntu community, and covers a range of subjects including
packaging, bug triage, translations, accessibility, automated testing,
loco teams, mentoring, Launchpad, kernel team, desktop team, training
team and much more. In addition to this there will be sessions for
Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and the newest member of the Ubuntu
family, Gobuntu.

There will also be a special Ask Mark session (Wed 24th Oct @ 16.00UTC)
in which you have two hours to ask Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of
Ubuntu, your burning questions. I will also be providing a Community Q+A
session (Wed 24th Oct @ 15.00UTC) in which you can ask your questions
about the community, Ubuntu, Canonical and anything else.

I am particularly excited to see Daniel Holbach, packaging king, provide
two two-hour tutorial sessions on packaging - if you want to get
involved in Ubuntu packaging and join the incredible MOTU project, be
sure to get along on Tue 23rd Oct @ 15.00UTC and Wed 24th Oct @
19.00UTC. Speaking of MOTU, there will also be a MOTU Q+A session on Fri
26th Oct @ 21.00UTC - so you could learn to package and then ask your
MOTU questions at that session.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and see the timetable and then see how
to attend. I look forward to seeing you all there at Ubuntu Open Week.
Oh, and lets spread the word!
The Sessions

These are the sessions on offer in Ubuntu Open Week:

    * Welcome! How to Join our Community - in this introductory session,
Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager welcomes everyone to Ubuntu
Open Week and explains how to get involved in the Ubuntu community.
    * Ubuntu Server - this session explores how to get involved in
growing Ubuntu Server team.
    * Introduction to Launchpad - want to get started with Launchpad and
its wide arraay of features? This is the session for you.
    * Accessibility - Ubuntu has always been an accessible platform, and
this session explores how you can help to make it even more accessible.
    * Bug Triage - all software has bugs, and Ubuntu is no different,
and we rely on a team of people to help maintain the bug list and ensure
it is properly managed (known as triaging). This is an excellent way to
get involved in the Ubuntu project!
    * Kernel Team - in this session we explore how to get involved in
the kernel team that maintains the Linux kernel in Ubuntu.
    * LoCo Teams - the LoCo project has grown to epic proportions in the
last year, and these sessions cover how to get involved spreading the
word of Ubuntu and building a local Ubuntu community in your area.
    * Packaging 101 - packaging is the meat and potatoes of Ubuntu, and
Daniel Holbach, packager extraordinaire provides some double-size
packaging tuition sessions to get you started.
    * Automated testing - with a system as large and expansive as
Ubuntu, automated testing is essential, and more and more automated
testing is being rolled out. Join in with this session to find out more
and get involved.
    * Launchpad Q&A - want to know more about Launchpad? Have some
burning questions? These are the sessions for you.
    * Edubuntu - Ubuntu’s education orientated brother, Edubuntu, has
proven very popular in recent years. Come along to this session to learn
how to get involved and make it rock that little bit harder.
    * Kubuntu - come along to this session to learn how to join in the
Kubuntu effort and build the KDE based distribution.
    * Community Q+A - ask Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager,
about anything you like, including his beard and musical tastes, or more
likely, the Ubuntu community.
    * Ask Mark - in this session, the floor is opened up for questions
to Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu.
    * Gobuntu - the new Ubuntu family member with the strongest
commitment to freedom is discussed here and how to get involved.
    * Ubuntu Training Team - as part of Ubuntu Certified Training
programmes, training materials are developed online in the community.
Come along to this session to find out more and how to help create
world-class training materials.
    * Managing Ubuntu bugs in Launchpad - in this session, we discuss
how to use Malone, the bug-tracker component in Launchpad.
    * Translating with Launchpad - Ubuntu is a hugely translated
project, and much of this is thanks to the ease of use of Rosette, the
translation tool in Launchpad. Come along to this session to find out
how to get started with Rosetta.
    * Screencasting Team - a large and growing collection of Ubuntu
screencasts has built up over the last year, and everyone is welcome to
contribute more - come to this session to find out how.
    * Launchpad Personal Package Archives - the addition of Personal
Package Archives (PPA) to Launchpad brings a huge amount of flexibility
to packagers. Come to this session to find out more and get started with
    * Hosting code with Launchpad - want to know more about hosting your
code on Launchpad? This is the place for you.
    * Planning features and sprints in Launchpad - this session is ideal
for projects who want to organise feature goals and sprints using
Launchpad. Come along to learn how to get started.
    * Launchpad Answers: troubleshooting problems - the Launchpad
Answers component has proved popular for Ubuntu, and this session
explores how to make the most of it.
    * Xubuntu - the popular XFCE based Ubuntu derivative is always
looking for help, and this session shows you how to get involved.
    * Ubuntu Women - this session covers the aims, intentions and plans
of the Ubuntu Women project and how to help.
    * Patching Packages - this session provides a tutorial on how to
patch packages, ideal for new packagers and MOTU enthusiasts.
    * Mentoring LoCo Teams - using the experience of the excellent
USTeams project, this session covers how mentoring can help new LoCo
teams and user groups get up and running quickly.
    * Getting Started With Bazaar - this session gets you started with
the Bazaar distribution revision control system.
    * Desktop Team - a session to discuss the aims and direction of the
Ubuntu desktop team, and how to get involved.
    * Documentation Team - this session helps documentation fans to get
started with this important team.
    * Mythbuntu - if you want to see MythTV run perfectly on Ubuntu,
complete with the ease of use that you expect from Ubuntu, come along to
this session to find out more about this impressive project.
    * MOTU Q+A - for current and future Ubuntu packaging fans, come
along to this session to get your questions answered about joining the
MOTU project.

Mike Basinger
mike.basinger at ubuntu.com

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