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About Us

We are a group of masters willing to assist users of Linux, whether they be new or old, to become more than just users. This project is backed up with experienced users willing to give their support and experience in order to help others, these are the masters. Padawans are the people interested in moving from role of 'user' to the role of 'helper'. Both master and padawan are inspired from Star Wars with padawan meaning apprentice. Eventually, a padawan should be elected as a master. A master in areas that they have expertise in can also be a padawan as they learn new fields.

We do not discriminate against any Linux/UNIX distro or desktop environment/user interface (BSD, Debian, Gentoo, openSuSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, etc.), but we require one thing: humor! If you want to share knowledge, atmosphere is what counts. Everybody has been in school where no joy was allowed. But school is out!

LinuxPadawan is a place to meet with like minded people on the look-out for fun and knowledge. Feel free to join us! We primarily use IRC so that padawans can chat to their masters in real time. A master and padawan can also decide to keep in touch by other means that suits them both.

About You

As you will be interacting with experienced people from many projects, padawans are expected to present a positive impression for the Linux Padawan project. By doing so, any padawan should be able to ask and seek out any master for advice. Once accepted as a padawan you can request an IRC cloak.

Requesting a Master

In order to request a master, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Read and understand our terms and be sure you agree to them. It is assumed if you proceed to additional steps that you do agree with them.
  2. Make your self known on #linuxpadawan.
  3. Ask an admin in IRC to create an account for you and add you to the Padawan group. You'll get your password from [email protected] Look in spam if it's not immediately there.
  4. Make yourself a wiki page.
  5. Add yourself to the waiting list below.
    • Don't know which master to pick? Just leave master blank and we'll get in touch and help you find the right one.
    • It is possible to request more than one single master if your interests are broad.
  6. Don't forget to ask for an IRC cloak if you want one.

Please be patient with the process. While you wait, you are welcome to chat with us on the IRC channels.

Padawan[1] What I want to learn UTC[2] Master asked for

Becoming a Master

In order to become a master, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Read and understand our terms and be sure you agree to them. It is assumed if you proceed to additional steps that you do agree with them.
  2. Check out our mastering guidelines.
  3. Make your self known on #linuxpadawan.
  4. Ask an admin in IRC to create an account for you and add you to the Master group. You'll get your password from [email protected] Look in spam if it's not immediately there.
  5. Make yourself a wiki page.
  6. Add yourself to the list below.
  7. Watch this page and keep an eye out for new padawans, especially if they request you!
  8. Don't forget to ask for an IRC cloak and/or an email if you want one!

Masters and Padawans

Here is the current list of masters and respective padawans/apprentices.

Please keep it in Time Zone order, then name order - it just makes things a lot easier to look up :)

UTC[2] Master[1] Areas of experience Padawan[1] Padawan curriculum Padawan UTC[2]
-8 Brendan Perrine (ianorlin) Testing; Reporting bugs; IRC Support
-8 Kamilion (Kamilion) General technologist, Hardware & troubleshooting, Security issues, IRC support
-8 Valorie Zimmerman (valorie) Testing, Community, Kubuntu, KDE, Listowning, Docs
-8 Walter Lapchynski (wxl) Testing & Bug squashing, Community, Programming, SysAdmin, (L)ubuntu, BSD
-6 Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian packaging, Programming, Documentation, Testing/Bug squashing, irssi/IRC, Git, GitHub, GitLab
-5 Svetlana Belkin (belkinsa) Ubuntu Community stuff
-5 Charles Profitt (cprofitt) Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS - Systems Administration, nginx, Raspberry Pi, Python Programming, Git, GitHub, Information Security, Community - Outreach, Organizing and growth
-5 Israel Dahl (israeldahl) Scripting, Packaging, Programming, Ubuntu
-5 Jason Odoom (JasonO) Ubuntu server, Server administration & other server stuff, Documentation, Technical Support, Wiki, Community IRC, Hacking, General Linux Support, Content Management Systems, IT & Network Security, a little Web Dev
-5 Caleb Howland (SonikkuAmerica) Basic/Intermediate GUI configuration; Quality Assurance (testing!)
-5 Thomas Ward (teward) Ubuntu Server, NGNIX, Ubuntu Bug Triage, Ubuntu/Debian Packaging, IT and Network Security.
+1 Naeîl Zoueidi (NaeiL) Ubuntu, Wiki & Documentation, General Linux Support, Hacking, Scripting (Python, perl, Bash), a little Graphics & Layout (Gimp, Inkscape, etc), Web Development
+1 Rafael Laguna (rafaellaguna) Graphics and Layout (gimp, inkscape, scribus, libreoffice, etc)

Contact

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

Main Channel

#linuxpadawan on Freenode: open in your web browser or open in your client

Offtopic / General Chat Channel

#linuxpadawan-offtopic on Freenode: open in your web browser or open in your client

Mailing List

list at linuxpadawan dot net (public archives)

To join:

  1. Make an account at Launchpad
  2. Request membership of the linuxpadawan group
  3. Click the subscribe button under the mailing list section

Administration

Area Admins
General wxl, belkinsa, tsimonq2
Wiki wxl, teward
IRC wxl
Email wxl, teward
Blog wxl, tsimonq2
Facebook wxl, tsimonq2

What's new

The blog is the best place for new information and the TODO page covers what we're working on.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Make sure to include both name and IRC nick and link your wiki page in there, too, e.g. [[User:wxl|Walter Lapchynski (wxl)]].
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 This is your time zone relative to Universal Time and note it is listed without Daylight Savings Time (DST) aka summer time.