The title says “Free software training, free software training, or just GNOME Training!” because a couple of our most popular Google Adwords for it are free software training and free software class. Since none of those clicks have resulted in sales, I’ve been wondering if the clickers were looking for free training or free software training. I supposed I’ll never know. But we have GNOME training!
The training is for developers and it’s split into four modules. You can sign up for the whole thing or for just the modules you are interested in.
- Developer tools and development environments. Source control, autotools, dependencies, compliation environments, debuggers, etc.
- The GNOME Platform. Glib, GObject, GTK+, Clutter, Glade, GtkBuilder, DBus, GConf, GStreamer, Telepathy, etc.
- A hands-on practical workshop. Set up a GNOME development environment, write a complete GNOME application in Python and integrate with the GNOME desktop.
- Community development. Community communication forums, effective community participation, getting changes upstream, getting to maintainer and building a vibrant community
As for cost … it’s not free. (But it is free software!) The trainers and organizers need to eat. And the GNOME Foundation hopes to be able to expand where we offer training to places like … Cambodia. (We did get pinged about someone in Cambodia interested in attending.)
This training should grow the GNOME developer community and the use of GNOME within organizations.