This Week's Ubuntu Q & A: Allison Randal

This Week's Ubuntu Q&A Session:

This week's session will be with Allison Randal, Ubuntu Technical Architect at Canonical on Friday, February 18, 2011, 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)

  • 25 Feb 2011 - Rick Spencer, Ubuntu Engineering Director
  • 4 March 2011 - No Session - Ubuntu Open Week
  • 11 March 2011 - Marjo Mercado, Ubuntu QA Team Manager
  • 18 March 2011 - Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu Program Manager and CTO
  • 25 March 2011 - Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager
  • 1 April 2011 - David Mandala, ARM Engineering Manager

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

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

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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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