Fedora Classroom Sessions are here!

The Fedora Join SIG is proud to announce Classroom sessions. The Fedora Classroom is a project to teach interested users how to better use, understand and manage their Fedora system, and to show how the community works. The idea is to reach interested people and, if they desire, bring them closer to the Fedora community.

Almost all classes will be held on IRC in the #fedora-classroom channel on Freenode (irc.freenode.net). If you’re not familiar with IRC, check out the Beginner’s guide to IRC. Also we’ll use BlueJeans, a video conferencing platform that works from browsers, mobile devices and a desktop application. If you have trouble connecting to Blue Jeans, please refer to the support page.

The schedule

The following Classroom sessions are currently scheduled (subject to change):

Date Time (UTC) Class topic and Instructor
2017-07-28 13:00 UTC – 14:30 UTC FOSS 101 – David Kaspar
2017-08-04 15:00 UTC – 16:00 UTC Fedora Magazine 101 – Eduard Lucena
2017-08-07 – 2017-08-11 TBD Command line 101 – Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”
2017-08-14 – 2017-08-18 TBD VIM 101 – Eduard Lucena/Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”
2017-08-21 – 2017-08-25 TBD Emacs 101 – Sachin Patil
2017-08-28 – 2017-09-01 TBD Fedora QA 101 – Sumantro Mukherjee/Amita Sharma
2017-09-04 – 2017-09-08 TBD Git 101 – Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”
2017-09-11 – 2017-09-15 TBD Fedora packaging 101 – Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”

This week’s session

Here are details about this Friday’s upcoming session.


David Kašpar (a.k.a. Dee’Kej) started working for Red Hat as an intern in Quality Engineering in 2012. Nowadays, he’s a package maintainer for both Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In addition, he’s also a strong believer in free/libre and open source software principles, advocating for their usage even outside the IT industry. He regularly introduces students to meritocracy, the open source world, and the so-called Open Source Way. But he has other big passions as well — music, gaming and capoeira (Brazilian martial arts).

Topic: FOSS 101

A fly-through the history of Free/Libre & Open Source (FOSS) to let you know how it all started, how did it go, what have we achieved so far, and what can we expect in the future.

Joining the session

This session will be held via BlueJeans. The following information will help you join the session:

We hope you can attend and enjoy this experience from some of the people that work in the Fedora Project.

Photograph used in feature image is San Simeon School House by Anita RitenourCC-BY 2.0

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  1. Oleg Pykhalov

    Hello. Will video archive available for download?

    • Yes it will be. In a next update we will share the links for videos and logs (some of the sessions are intended to happens at IRC)

  2. This is a great idea!

  3. Jonas

    Thanks for adding the classrooms events in Fedora Calendar! https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/classroom/

  4. murph

    Sadly, you can’t listen in without enabling microphone and/or camera?

    Since I can’t do this at work, I cannot attend. I hope it will be recorded for later viewing.

    • You are supposed to be able to listen in on a camera/mic-less system. Simply join without enabling them (whether they exist on your system or not, it won’t matter). I tested this on a F26 system with no camera or mic, and it worked OK.

  5. Are they going to post the Videos at a later time, as I missed the live session?


  6. Sergio

    Why would they use some ‘free trial’ sort of software for video conferencing instead of Jitsi?

    • Sachin S. Kamath

      We’re working on it. We are trying to setup Jitsi on our servers. We did not use jitsi.org because we couldn’t find their data policy anywhere.

  7. Sachin S. Kamath

    Hi David,

    Yes, it will be. We will be posting it on the Classroom wiki page as soon as it is processed.


  8. me

    Love the idea but don’t you think that time frame is quite difficult for most people, as it is during the typical work or school day.?.?

    • Timezones differ — remember that Fedora is used by people all over the world. However, we are asking the Classroom providers to do audio/video recordings they can share, so if you can’t make it, you can catch up with the recording later.

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