Ubuntu User Days - Scheduled for July 10-11, 2010


The dates for the upcoming Ubuntu User Days has been announced! Mark your calendars for July 10-11, 2010 .

What is Ubuntu User Days?

The Ubuntu User Days wiki page describes Ubuntu User Days as:

User Days was created to be a set of courses offered during a one day period to teach the beginning or intermediate Ubuntu user the basics to get them started with Ubuntu. User Days is a series of online courses where you can:

  • learn how to install Ubuntu
  • find equivalent programs in Ubuntu
  • learn how to get help
  • learn the basics of how to use Ubuntu
  • learn how to get involved in the community

This is the second Ubuntu User Days Events to take place and is growing in popularity as other languages are holding Ubuntu Users Days as well. If you are interested in Ubuntu User Days in Spanish please click here.

What Classes are being offered during Ubuntu User Days?

The classes being offered in the upcoming Ubuntu Users Days are:

Time Classes Being Offered Instructor
09:30 UTC Introduction to User Day  
10:00 UTC Basic Ubuntu Installation and Setup zkriesse
11:00 UTC Partitioning 101 AlanBell
12:00 UTC Using Ubuntu One shrini
13:00 UTC Gnome-Do ccm
14:00 UTC Package Management Basics qense
15:00 UTC Ubuntu Equivalent Programs leogg
16:00 UTC Getting involved in the Ubuntu Community doctormo
17:00 UTC Finding Helpful Resources starcraft.man
18:00 UTC Command Line Basics Part 1 imbrandon
19:00 UTC Command Line Basics Part 2 markthecarp
20:00 UTC What is a kernel, and why do i need it? JFo
21:00 UTC Accessibility Features & Programs Pendulum
22:00 UTC Using IRC maco
23:00 UTC Trusted Software, Where to find it, and why paultag
24:00 UTC Using Launchpad ddecator
01:00 UTC Desktop Environments: Gnome, KDE, XFCE DarkwingDuck, pleia2
02:00 UTC Choosing hardware that works with Ubuntu cyphermox

Where and When will Ubuntu User Days take place?

These awesome Ubuntu User Days classes will be taking place in #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on freenode.net from 09:30 to 02:00 UTC on July 10-11, 2010.

How can I participate in Ubuntu Users Days?

You can access the Ubuntu User Days classes using your browser by clicking here or by joining #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on the freenode IRC network using your favorite IRC client. Check out How to Participate for more information.

This sounds like a great event how can I help promote it?

  • Plan to participate.
  • Then Use Social Media to tell the world about your plans to attend Ubuntu User Days. (Tweet/Dent, Blog, Facebook etc) - Use #UUDJUL10
  • Bring your friends
  • Encourage others to do the same
  • Don't forget talk to people about the Ubuntu User Days sessions.

Is Ubuntu User Days only in English?

There are Ubuntu User Days in Spanish. Also, if you speak a language other than English and would like to know more about how you can participate in or help organize an Ubuntu User Days event please click here.

If I missed the previous Ubuntu User Days event can I still see what classes were held?

Yes! The schedule and logs from previous classes offered can be found here.

Remember, YOU'RE INVITED!!!

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and join all the great session leaders as they bring exciting and educational classes to Ubuntu users during Ubuntu User Days on July 10-11, 2010 from 09:30 UTC to 02:00 UTC .

For more information on how you can participate in the Ubuntu Community go to: http://www.ubuntu.com/community

To get Ubuntu go to: http://www.ubuntu.com/

If you have suggestions on how people can participate and contribute to Ubuntu let me know. Know of an event that is happening in your area and want to get more Ubuntu users there - let me know about it. For questions, comments, suggestions email me at: amber [at] ubuntu-user [dot] com


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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