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| 10 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC || Learn about exciting Fedora 13 Features - [[User:Kevin|Kevin Fenzi]]
| 10 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC || Learn about exciting Fedora 13 Features - [[User:Kevin|Kevin Fenzi]]
| 24 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC || Introduction to cronjobs - [[User:Ardchoille42|Ian MacGregor]]
| 24 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC || Introduction to crontab - [[User:Ardchoille42|Ian MacGregor]]

Revision as of 23:23, 9 May 2010

Upcoming Classes

These are the classes that are scheduled currently. Make sure and check the UTC time and date for the class you wish to attend.

Find out your local time.

Date and Time (UTC) Class topic and Instructor
10 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC Learn about exciting Fedora 13 Features - Kevin Fenzi
24 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC Introduction to crontab - Ian MacGregor


The Fedora Classroom is a project to teach interested users of Fedora how to better use, understand and manage their Distribution. Currently, All classes are held on IRC in the #fedora-classroom on If you are not familiar with IRC, see the Fedora IRC HowTo .

If there is a session you would like to see, please suggest it and we'll do our best to accommodate the request.

Mailing list

For discussion and feedback or to sign up to teach a class, use the Classroom mailing list at:

Help wanted

If you would like to help out the Fedora Classroom effort, we are currently looking for assistance in several areas. Please see the Classroom Help Wanted Page.

Classroom etiquette

The purpose of the classroom is to provide instruction about a specific topic. As such, it is beneficial for classroom sessions to adhere to a certain standard. Please try to adhere to the following during sessions:

  • Keep in mind that classroom sessions may be logged
  • Adhere to teacher instructions regarding questions and input
  • Avoid unnecessary actions, nick changes and away messages
  • Avoid off-topic conversation

The point is to help maintain a classroom environment that promotes learning while avoiding extraneous content.

Teaching a class

If you would like to teach a class on any Fedora related topic, please mail an introduction of yourself and outline of your proposed class to the classroom mailing list. Some things to keep in mind:

  • We recommend sessions be approximately 90 minutes This allows for an hour long session and enough time for questions and answers.
  • Make sure you know your subject and know where to point students who wish more detailed information.
  • Note at the beginning of your class if you would like students to ask questions as you go, or would prefer them to wait until the end.
  • Remember that typing is slower than talking in front of a class or speaking on a phone call, so keep in mind you will not cover as much on IRC.

(Note: Check out The World Clock Meeting Planner for time zone syncing.)

Suggest a class

If there is something you'd like to see during Fedora-Classroom sessions, let us know below, or mail your suggestions to the mailing list.

  • A Moodle install for Fedora Classroom.
  • Beginner's Guide to SystemTap
  • A short introduction to Bug Triaging (with some examples of untriaged bugs)
  • Testing/QA of the Fedora Desktop
  • Intermediate SELinux topics (follow-up to previous beginner topics)
  • Introduction to gconftool-2 and configuring the GNOME desktop from config files
  • How to use the wiki.
  • Beginner's topics on Python like the Perl and Bash ones
  • Setting up a local server with Apache,DNS, Mail, basics of LAMP
  • Basics of kernel development, modules
  • Writing patches, device driver modules for beginners
  • Bacula HowTo
  • Directory Server HowTo
  • Networking Server HowTo (DNS, DHCP, iptables, etc)

Classroom archives

This is a list of the previous Fedora Classroom sessions. Each session includes links to minutes and full logs.

Classroom sessions for the years: