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Live ‘Lernid’ Demo with Jono Bacon Today @ 7PM UTC

Lernid is a desktop application designed for connecting to and participating in online learning events for Ubuntu such as Ubuntu Open Week and Ubuntu Developer Week – all in one application. No more masses of open browser tabs and IRC clients – just Lernid. Awesome!

Live Demo
Now, I’ve held off discussing Lernid prior to now because there hasn’t been an “event” to use it with. Today folks, we get to see it in action!

In just under one-hour (7PM UTC/GMT) the irrepressibly nice Jono Bacon (Developer and Ubuntu Supremo) will be hosting a demo to show off the Lernid to the masses and you, too, can join in!

Install Lernid
First things first, you’ll need to install Lernid. The safest and easiest way is to install it via its PPA.: -

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lernid-devs/lernid-releases
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lernid

Join In
Open up lernid NOW from the Applications > Internet sub-menu.

Once open, choose’ Ubuntu Example Week’ from the drop-down menu in the pop-up and enter a username.
Click connect and you’ll be taken to the main application; a window full of information – a wiki page, a classroom list (empty) and an IRC ‘connect’ box. Like so: -

Now you’re all set up to get learned!

You can close Lernid for now, but open it back up around 7PM UTC to take part in the class!