Workshops for Trusty

Nicholas Skaggs nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com
Wed Oct 23 19:10:26 UTC 2013


I agree Jackson it can be hard for folks to attend a seemingly random 
time for the sessions.

Any thoughts on producing these and then allowing folks to get the 
information anytime? Should we make wiki tutorials? Video tutorials? 
Have open question days after releasing the tutorial?

Nicholas

On 10/23/2013 03:05 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:
> The workshops are very useful, although we haven't had much in the way
> of audiences. I've done one on testdrive for the last few cycles.
>
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 6:01 AM, Nicholas Skaggs
> <nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com> wrote:
>> No worries. Let me copy my reply to everyone if that's alright Juan :-)
>>
>> Basically at the beginning of each cycle now for several cycles, we as a
>> team take time to host a series of classroom sessions, or workshops to
>> instruct people on specific topics.
>>
>> So for example, Javier gave a session last cycle on bzr last cycle. You can
>> see the log here:
>>
>> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/07/01/%23ubuntu-classroom.html#t16:01
>>
>> Traditionally the instructor types out the information in an IRC channel and
>> folks are able to then ask questions as he speaks. We are trying to emulate
>> attending a class like at school, with an instructor and you attending as a
>> student :-)
>>
>> Topics have traditionally centered around skills needed for testing.
>>
>> Nicholas
>>
>> On 10/23/2013 02:52 PM, juanfrancois1997 at yahoo.com wrote:
>>
>> Hey
>> I don't qute understand what do you mean by the term workshops ?
>> Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!
>>
>>
>>
>> On 10/23/2013 02:44 PM, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
>>
>> It's the traditional time of year for us to plan our workshops to help
>> newcomers build skills and contribute. You can see past sessions here:
>>
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Activities/Classroom
>>
>> This time around I'm open to ideas about changing the format, structure and
>> topics. Think outside of the box! What ideas do you have to making workshops
>> easier for people to attend? More relevant to people attending? Do we want
>> to do screencasted video?
>>
>> Let's gather some thoughts before we come up with a list of topics we want
>> to cover (but don't be afraid to toss in a "new" or "different" topic idea
>> now). After we select topics we'll ask for instructor volunteers and finally
>> schedule them. I suspect most will occur during the month of November /
>> early December once everything is said and done.
>>
>> Nicholas
>>
>>
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