Ubuntu Cloud Days

Welcome to Ubuntu Cloud Days! Welcome to the very first dedicated Ubuntu Cloud Days event from March 23rd 2011 to March 24th 2011!

With faster on-demand resources, and a flexible usage and payment model, Cloud computing is changing the face of IT! Ubuntu Server is arguably the most popular Cloud based Operating System with millions of instances launched a year. Are you interested to know more about using Ubuntu Server on the Cloud ? Find out from March 23rd 2011 to March 24th 2011!

Ubuntu Cloud Days is a series of online sessions where you can learn more about:

  • Answering your questions about Ubuntu and the Cloud
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Images, using Ubuntu with Amazon EC2 cloud
  • Building your private cloud over Ubuntu Server platform
  • New virtualization and container technologies in Ubuntu Server
  • Crunching Big-Data on the cloud with hadoop
  • Scaling your web-apps on the cloud with Ubuntu
  • much more…

The sessions will happen in #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net.

Additional links:


The timetable


If you’re unsure about UTC times: just run dateĀ -u in a terminal to find out what the current UTC time is.



Wed 23rd Mar

Thu 24th Mar

16.00 UTC

Cloud Computing 101, Ask your questions — kim0

rebundling/re-using Ubuntu’s UEC images smoser

17.00 UTC

Scaling shared-storage web apps in the cloud with Ubuntu & GlusterFS — semiosis

UEC persistency — tetet

18.00 UTC

Connecting Organizations with Multiple Availability Zones — ‘zeeshan@pdc’

TBC — Daviey

19.00 UTC

Using Linux Containers in Natty — hallyn

Using hadoop, divide and conquer — edulix

20.00 UTC

What is Ensemble? – Presentation and Demo — SpamapS





Joining The Sessions





You use an IRC client already


Use your IRC client (such as xchat, irssi or mIRC) to connect to the freenode IRC network at irc.freenode.net. You can do this manually by typing:

/server irc.freenode.net


Then join #ubuntu-classroom for the time and date of the session you want to attend. You can manually join the channel by typing:

/join #ubuntu-classroom


You should also join #ubuntu-classroom-chat which is the general discussion channel for the session. Questions should be posted there. You should prefix your questions with QUESTION: to make them easier to spot.

Most sessions last for around an hour. Contact kim0 on IRC if you have any problems.

For instructions on how to use the various IRC clients, see XChatHowto and Irssi, respectively. General information about IRC is located at InternetRelayChat. For Windows users just getting started finding out about Ubuntu, you can use XChat for Windows from http://silverex.info/download/ or Pidgin from http://www.pidgin.im/download/ For Ubuntu users pidgin is installed from the repositories.


Simple Web IRC

For users who cannot or will not use IRC software (corporate policy, blocked IRC ports, etc.) you can click here to join in the discussion, just give yourself a nickname and press connect, you can switch between the classroom and the chat room using the buttons at the top of the page.

Originally posted on the Ubuntu Cloud Days Wiki page.

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