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Get Involved with the Ubuntu Manual project this Monday & Tuesday

The Ubuntu Manual project are hosting “48 hours of Ubuntu Manual learning this Monday and Tuesday.

The interactive event aims to: -

“…provide information on the tools that the Ubuntu Manual Project uses to help both new and existing contributors to better understand the workflow process. This should enhance productivity and team communication, while reducing interior support requests and overall improve the efficiency of the team and the quality of the final product.”

Huh? Come again?!
In short – if you’ve always wanted to get involved with Ubuntu project but haven’t ever really known how then where better to start than the Ubuntu Manual Project? Espeically when they’re making it easy for people of all levels of experience, talent and acumen to dive on it and get involved!

Learnid Via Lernid
The entire session will be taught via the awesome Lernid application.

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!

We’ve written and reviewed Lernid previously so for a useful introduction to how the rad application handles check out this article.

To install Lernid via the Lernid PPA:

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

Sessions
There are various sessions available for you to get stuck into. The full (and most up-to-date) timetable can be read on the Manual wiki @ wiki.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-manual/48hours

Through the power of copy and paste here is the class lineup (and times in UTC/GMT) for the next two days: -

Monday

Class

Time

An introduction to the project and Quickshot

1500

Writing style

1600

Using Ground Control to make changes

1700

LaTeX for Authors and Translators

1800

Using Launchpad to manage the project

1900

Translations and how they work

2000

The project and social media

2100

Tuesday


Class

Time

An introduction to the project and Quickshot

0400

Using Ground Control to make changes

0500

Translations and how they work

0600

Writing style

0700

The project and social media

0800

LaTeX for Authors and Translators

0900

Using Launchpad to manage the project

1000

Finishing comments

1100

More Information
Find out how to take part by checking out the wiki page @ wiki.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-manual/48hours

Why not read our interview with Ubuntu Project leader Benjamin Humphrey @ here

For our rundown of the Ubuntu Manual Alpha release see @ here