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Who you are and why you're joining.

Your first task is to copy and paste your answers to these questions:

  • What made you interested in this topic?
  • What do you hope to achieve by participating?
  • Are you interested in helping with the study group organization?
  • You should also copy in your bio.


We hope that this will help to create more cohesion and will allow affinities to form. People in the same town may be able to meet up, people with skills you don't quite have yet may be willing to 'buddy up' with you.

The more actively we share with eachother, the deeper the learning experience will be.

Share your answers as comments below.

Task Discussion

  • Francisco Nuñez   July 21, 2011, 7:01 p.m.

    What made you interested in this topic?
        cause i`m using GNU/Linux since last 4 years and i want to learn more about it and i`m little tired of windows


    What do you hope to achieve by participating?
        improve my knowledge about GNU/Linux

    Are you interested in helping with the study group organization?
        yes, Willing to help when I can.

  • Anonym   May 28, 2011, 11:11 a.m.

    1) I love technology, pure and simple.

    2) Learn more about Linux and its various distros.

    3) Willing to help when I can.

    4) Have no bio.

  • Dan Hassan   May 24, 2011, 3:30 a.m.

    Having had a look at the course structure document, it seems like a great idea to share why we're here. ( From these accounts it will be easier for us to set our learning objectives.

    I'll start.

    My name is Dan Hassan and this is the third Linux course that I will be attending. I decided to start learning 'programming' after going to an event in Bradford called HacktionLab ( A project I had been working on was having issues with it's website ( We were going to be charged to have the issue fixed. I decided to go to HackLab and see if I could learn how to fix it myself. The event was amazing and there were a few people who ran a workshop on another project called Indymedia ( on Hyperactive - a Ruby on Rails application. threadme is also a RoR application, so I came away enthused and determined to learn Ruby!

    I got home and didn't know where to start. My background was in printing, bike mechanics and food growing.

    After some failed attempts at trying to 'learn Ruby' a friend got in touch to tell me another friend was going to run a 10 week course in Linux Systems Administration. I attended that.

    I have since started a one night a week course called Linux Systems Administration at City University in London and now this p2pU course with you guys.

    My interest is to try and capture those early learning experinces, crystalize and share...





    London based. Teaching myself Linux Administation off the back of a co-operative printing project (, wanting to bring more of our services in house. This splintered off into a multi-vendor project ( The co-operatives I am a member of are members of the secondary co-op Radical Routes ( I did handle the IT infrastructure at Footprinnt, too (

    I'm a bike mechanic at an anarchist bike space in London ( I am interested in spaces like these which are held in common, where environments of mutual learning are fostered. Spaces where the lines between learner/teacher, mechanic/customer, friend/stranger are blurred.

    I'm currently attending two night courses; one in Networking and Linux Administration and another in SQL and Database design.

    I'm also interested to hear how people self-organise their time outside of institutions. How to set goals and feel successful with your acheivments. There seems to be a tyranny to structure-less-ness which easily slips into longer working hours with less and less contentedness with what does get done... That said I'm not sure I'd have it any other way. I love learning.