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Debian Academy : Beginner How_to

Beginner How_to

While the Debian Academy page has links to the various required resources, it was pointed out, that all this information needs to be easy to find.

There are several key parts to the Project infrastructure

  1. Mailing list
  2. Storm
  3. GitLab
  4. IRC
  5. Moodle
  6. Peertube
  7. Adapt
  8. H5P

So to take each one of the above, in turn and explain how to engage with each

Mailing list

This is our primary method of communication, if you have e-mail, you can subscribe to the mailing list, any e-mail sent will be picked by other subscribers.

You do not need to be subscribed but it may help if you would like to be more involved with the project.

*List subscription page here

Enter your e-mail address.

*Importantly this page also lets you unsubscribe from the list, if you wish to do so*


Storm (also known as SandStorm) is an online collaborative text editor that the team is using to brainstorm and gather ideas, thoughts etc for the project.

This is hosted on the Debian server here Where you will find a link to the Academy team page

You can sign up to a free account and your thoughts / ideas to the document.


Once you are signed up to gitlab, you can request team access. You can also use your credentials to sign in to Moodle.


As with other Debian projects we are hosted on the OFTC. To gain access to the IRC channel, goto:

1 OFTC 2 In the form in the upper right enter * #debian-academy * Nickname

Then press !chat

This will take you to a web based chat interface. This channel may seem quiet.

If you are already familiar with IRC please feel free to use your favourite client software.


We are using Moodle to create and present courses for the Academy project,


Peertube is a decentralised, privacy friendly video sharing platform.


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