Robbie Williamson to Host the Ubuntu Weekly Q&A Session Today

Announced last week, the Ubuntu Managers at Canonical are giving weekly Q & A sessions to the community. Originally to be held in the ubuntu-meeting channel, these sessions have been moved to the moderated #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat IRC channels on

Last week's session was with Pete Graner, the Ubuntu Kernel Team Manager at Canonical. Talking About Ubuntu has a great easily readable (not in IRC log form) summary of this session.

Today's Q&A Session:

Today's session will be with Robbie Williamson, Server Engineering Manager at Canonical at 5:30pm (UTC) in the #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat IRC Channels.

How To Participate:

To participate join the following IRC channels on #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat. Williamson will be presenting and answering questions in the #ubuntu-classroom channel with participants asking the questions and chatting in the #ubuntu-classroom-chat channel. Remember to preface your questions with QUESTION. For example, "QUESTION: What is the primary difference between the Ubuntu Desktop and the Ubuntu Server releases in Ubuntu 11.04? " (without the question marks)

There is a bot in the #ubuntu-classroom-chat channel that knows to pull the questions that are phrased in that format and post them in the #ubuntu-classroom channel.

If you don't have or want to install and IRC client you can use the web interface as well—

Ubuntu Weekly Q&A Schedule:

Each session takes place at 5.30pm UTC in #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat ( to find out what time that is in your time zone)

In addition to these sessions Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager also hosts a weekly interactive Q+A videocast on UstreamTV at 7pm UTC.

Other information:

I'll also add summaries (link above to last weeks session) and links to the logs here (last weeks logs weren't posted due to the changing of the irc channels) on You-In-Ubuntu in case you missed the meeting. In addition if there is something you would like asked during these sessions let me know and I'll see if I can get your questions posted so they can be part of the questions and answer session. Just let me know your name so I can attribute the questions to the right person.

As the wiki is updated I'll also update schedule.

For more info on how you can download, use, participate and contribute to Ubuntu, visit:

Questions, Comments suggestions can be sent to Amber at: amber [AT]



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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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