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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.

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Date Time (UTC) Class topic and Instructor
2011-09-11 13:00 UTC (tentative) Fedora Brand To Be Updated - English
2011-09-15 21:00 UTC Iptables - bodhi.zazen - English
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM UTC Example class - 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. If you are working actually on a draft to give a class, share with us and reach potential contributors to help you!

In Draft
Themes suggested by other contributors

Education with Free/Libre Open Source Software:

  • A Moodle install for Fedora Classroom.

Development tools and process

  • Revision Control (SVN git Mercurial)
  • Translation Transifex, (co-operative tools)
  • How to use the wiki.
  • A short introduction to Bug Triaging (with some examples of untriaged bugs)
  • Testing/QA of the Fedora Desktop

Desktop user basics

  • JessyInk (slideshow tools based on standard SVG+JavaScript, easy to make with Inkscape)
  • How to read backtraces and deal with abrt reports

Graphic Art:

  • Blender
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
  • Darktable & Co.

System Administration and Security:

  • Bacula HowTo
  • Virtualization (also : Security and networking with VMs, LXC containers)
  • iptables (Firewalling et al.)
  • Intermediate SELinux topics (follow-up to previous beginner topics)
  • Setting up a local server with Apache,DNS, Mail, basics of GLAMP
  • Directory Server HowTo
  • Networking Server HowTo (DNS, DHCP, iptables, etc)
  • About NFSv4 and Kerberos Model and GSSAPI Framework


  • Server side coding
  • Beginner's topics on Python like the Perl and Bash ones
  • Basics of kernel development, modules
  • Writing patches, device driver modules for beginners


(or, i don't know where to put this. Please clarify some obscure acronyms --Tezcatl 18:32, 20 January 2011 (UTC))

  • Beginner's Guide to SystemTap
  • GFS (er, what?)

Upcoming classes

  • Iptables - bodhi.zazen - 2011-09-15 21:00 UTC
The objective of this first class is to review the "basics" of iptables, primarily filtering, although I will cover NAT as time allows. To get the most out of this topic it helps if you understand some "basic" networking concepts such a tcp/ip protocols. I posted a hand out at IPTables.odt

Classroom archives

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

August 20 2011 (20110820)

1300 UTC

Overview of the Fedora project and who are FAms - Buddhika Kurera

Classroom sessions for the years: