New round of Debian IRC Training Sessions

June 17th, 2011

The Debian project is pleased to announce the forthcoming start of a new round of IRC Training Sessions, which will be held on IRC by experienced community members. There will be two different series of sessions:

  1. Ask the ..., dealing with the organization and structure of the Debian project, will consist of talks delivered by people who have a specific role within the Debian organization, taking a closer look at the Debian infrastructure and constitution, plus a Q&A part.
  2. One day with ..., a more technical session, during which people from various essential Debian teams will talk about their packages, day-to-day tasks, and specific issues.

All sessions will be held on #debian-meeting channel on irc.debian.org. The first session, scheduled for Wednesday 22th at 19:00 UTC, will be Ask the DPL: Stefano Zacchiroli, current Debian Project Leader, will tell us about what exactly the DPL does, according to the constitution, folklore, and personal experience. Future sessions will be held on a regular basis, and will deal with various aspects of the Debian organization and different teams. Please, visit the official wiki page regularly to check the up-to-date agenda and follow us on identi.ca. You may also refer to the wiki to suggest new topics or sign yourself up as a trainer: we are always looking for more people to share knowledge and complete the schedule, so don't be shy!

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.