You're Invited: Karmic Ubuntu Open Week

You're Invited
What: Karmic Ubuntu Open Week
When: November 2 -6, 2009
Where: #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat

Have you been wondering how you can learn about different areas of the Ubuntu Project without the hassle of searching through wikis or tracking down individual people? Have you been looking for a point of entry into the community beyond your Local Community Team? Have you been using Ubuntu for a while and are now thinking, "Hey I'd like to do more?" Then Ubuntu Open Week is just the thing for you!

What is Ubuntu Open Week? One week after each Ubuntu release comes Open Week, a week-long series of Ubuntu-related tutorials. The Ubuntu Open Week wiki lists all the session leaders, topics, and session dates and times.

The highlight of each Open Week is the Ask Mark session, which is when Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth takes time to answer questions from the community. Other topics include Leadership (Jono Bacon), Introduction to Gimp (Akkana Peck), Basics and Behavior in Ubuntu IRC channels (Jussi Schultink), How to Write a Book, Ubuntu One, Screen Casts, Giving Good Feedback, Running Foss Events, Filing Bugs, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Kernel Q&A, and more.

What am I looking forward to? All of the sessions. I always walk away from Open Week with some new understanding of an area of the Ubuntu project I didn't know much about before. The folks who run the sessions are patient, helpful, and teach to all skill levels. Regardless of your level of open source experience, Open Week offers an opportunity to learn about the various parts of the project.

If you don't want to set up an IRC client, click here and follow the instructions and you'll easily connect to the correct IRC channels.

Remember: There is no commUnIty without U and I, so I encourage you to participate in Ubuntu Open Week! Hope to see you there!


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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