Back in March 2009, I started hanging out in the #ubuntu-meeting channel on Freenode to see first hand how IRC meetings in the Ubuntu Community are conducted. I noticed there were specific actions/commands that were being used in the meetings; I wanted why and what they were, so I asked :-). I found out the #ubuntu-meeting Channel on Freenode uses mootbot. This great little bot that makes keeping track of action items and gathering meeting minutes/notes really easy. The Scribes Team which was... more »
New to Ubuntu? Looking for classes to help you become a more proficient Ubuntu User? Then Ubuntu User Days are for you! Ubuntu User Days are a set of courses offered during a one day period to teach beginning and/or intermediate Ubuntu users the basics to getting started with Ubuntu and You're Invited!What: Ubuntu User DaysWhen: Saturday, January 23, 2010 Where: #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat(You will need to join both channels on Freenode. #ubuntu-classroom will be where the in... more »
On January 10, 2010 the Ubuntu Women Project announced an International Women's Day Competition. Are you a women who uses Ubuntu? Then send to the email below in the announcement, how you discovered Ubuntu. Since the original announcement Sponsors now include: Canonical, Linux Pro Magazine and Ubuntu User Magazine. Prize packs at the time of this post include Ubuntu Backpacks, women's t-shirts, key chains, 1 year digital subscription to Linux Pro Magazine or a 1 year print subscription Ubuntu... more »
Have you heard of Full Circle Magazine? Yes, well I hope are enjoying it. No, well let me tell you a little about it. Full Circle Magazine (FCM), is the independent (online) magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community. FCM has sections that cover - MOTU and Ubuntu Women Interviews, Media, Command and Conquer, Ubuntu Games, a section for people to tell their Ubuntu Story,Letters, How to Program and much more. Banners on each site show the cross-promotion efforts that are happening between Ubuntu U... more »
I mentioned "sustained contribution " in my last post; let's take a look at contributing to the Ubuntu Project. There really is something for every skill set. If you don't know how to do something and want to learn chances are there is a project, LoCo team member, or mentor for that skill somewhere in the Ubuntu Community.When I started looking at where I could get involved in the community I found the Get Involved page on the Ubuntu site under community participation that listed th... more »
Comment: Ubuntu membership is not new! It's been around for several years now. This interview is to let those who are new to the Ubuntu Community as well as those who are already contributing know a little more Ubuntu Membership Process. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to seeing all the places people can contribute to the Ubuntu Project. Today I wanted to take a look about what happens with sustained contribution to the Ubuntu project and what is available to those who actively contribut... more »

Follow along as Ubuntu enthusiast and Community organizer Amber Graner helps put the "You" in Ubuntu.

Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member and organizer who encourages everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Ubuntu and Open Source. With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone in the Ubuntu community – regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof). She is constantly looking for people, places, and events within the Ubuntu community that help inspire Ubuntu users to participate actively within the Ubuntu community. Email Amber at amber AT ubuntu-user DOT com.


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