Archive for February, 2010

Re-booting the Packaging Training Sessions

February 22, 2010

Last month saw another successful Ubuntu Developer Week, but our community has a lot more useful knowledge to share than can fit into one week. With that in mind we’re re-launching the weekly Packaging Training Sessions.  These one-hour sessions in #ubuntu-classroom are held every Thursday on a rotating schedule.

  • 1st Thursday of the month, 6:00 UTC
  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 12:00 UTC
  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 18:00 UTC
  • 4th Thursday of the month, 0:00 UTC

The sessions consist of short demonstrations and offer plenty of time to ask questions. We’ve gotten a great response to this initiative in the past. It’s both a great door way into Ubuntu development and a way for old hands to stay up-to-date with new techniques. Previous sessions have included such topics as:

In order to make this happen, we’re looking for folks willing to lead sessions. If you’re interested, whether you have a specific topic you think other developers should know about or you just want to pitch in, contact the Packaging Training Coordinators. Short presentations are absolutely OK. A 15 minute demo is exactly what we’re aiming for to allow enough time for questions afterward.

Of course, we’re also always looking for new ideas for session topics. If there’s something you’d like to learn, let us know in the comments or on the wiki.

Stay tuned here for announcements of up-coming sessions…