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This follows up on How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?. The answer by jokerdino suggesting Ask Ubuntu Classrooms was very popular so this post is an attempt to start organising it. I have also posted about making a banner or other means of notifying people about events.


The idea is to have learning sessions (most likely in chat) about things we can do in Ubuntu, around the time of Ask Ubuntu's 10th anniversary in October.

Please post an answer here to

  • Request a session about something you would like to learn
  • Offer a session you would like to teach

If you can offer a session that has been requested, it may be sufficient to comment on the request, rather than posting a new answer.


Note: Other ideas may also be taken forward. Everyone is hereby encouraged to post on meta or in chat (feel free to ping me) about implementing any other celebration ideas.

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I would like to learn about writing a new gnome-shell extension from scratch as jokerdino suggested.

Shell extensions are used quite often and are very useful. Even the official wiki is not completed yet, and there aren't many good resources available for this. I think Learning by building a extension will be fun and insightful.

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I am willing to do a very beginner level introduction to command line and basic file permissions, if it is of interest

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Offer

Learning by doing: How to host a package in PPA and Snapcraft.

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    This is awesome! I was going to ask for this as a "request" but kept procrastinating. Thank you for reading my mind! – Dan Jul 27 at 9:01
  • Hi! The lessons are now being scheduled. Please check out the new meta post and post an answer to schedule your lesson, if you are still willing to teach it - thank you! – Zanna Oct 3 at 17:03
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I would like some tips on using Vim efficiently and doing clever things with it.

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Setting up regular backups like using rsync

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    I've recently been fiddling with an rsync backup script, so I feel I could give some hints and tips to general CLI usage of rsync. However, I'm not sure I would feel comfortable by hosting an entire session by myself, but maybe I could supplement someone: 1) Teaching the graphical rsync interface or 2) As an addon to an existing CLI session. @Zanna what do you think? :-) – Artur Meinild Oct 13 at 11:39
  • Sounds awesome @ArturMeinild – Zanna Oct 14 at 9:10
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I would like a lesson on how to use the perl rename command.

-- Reddit user SpecificHat

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  • I nominate terdon to give that lesson :D – Zanna Aug 10 at 15:56
  • @Zanna I'm happy to share what I know. I might need some help organizing it though since i) I'm not very good at organizing and ii) I really don't have much free time these days. If it's just a question of churning out a few rename examples or fielding questions from interested users, then I can do it with no preparation. If I need to create some sort of course, I will have to ask for help on what it should cover. It basically comes down to "Here are some fancy things you can do with PCRE regexes". – terdon Aug 10 at 16:19
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    Ah. Eliah is at least as knowledgeable about this as I am, most probably more, and has been known to produce a book on any given subject at the slightest provocation. Maybe I'll ask him! – terdon Aug 10 at 16:20
  • @terdon anything goes! Examples and/or Q&A would be great. I could come up with some "and how do I do such-and-such?" type stuff or whatever else would help and participate. It will be done in chat I guess. As for organisation, we will take care of it. But, it's totally cool if you are too busy, I really get that! – Zanna Aug 10 at 16:45
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    If it's something I can do off the top of my head (it probably is, unless you need some clear structure), then it should be fine in October. – terdon Aug 10 at 16:52
  • @terdon sorry not to have followed up earlier. The lessons are now being scheduled via this meta post. Please post an answer to schedule your lesson if you are still willing to teach it :) – Zanna Oct 3 at 17:04
  • @Zanna ah, crud. I'm actually flying back to London on that Saturday, and this week looks like I'm going to have an insane amount of work. I might try for Sunday but I can't commit right now. – terdon Oct 3 at 17:35
  • @terdon it's the week after, or basically whenever you feel like it :) – Zanna Oct 4 at 1:50
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I would like to learn about using Windows and Android programs on Ubuntu.

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Precautions and safety measures to be taken while running commands (that could affect our system).

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It would be nice lesson for systemd. Like make own target or service system-wide or for user associated with udev.

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Tricks to speed up Ubuntu ⚡🚀⚡.

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