#215 Innovating classrooms by sharing ideas
Opened a year ago by nasirhm. Modified a year ago

The Classroom project is maintained by the Join SIG to help newcomers learn about different technologies that can facilitate one to learn more about different tools that can help one with contributing to fedora effectively too.

In the past few months, we've observed that we are not conducting classrooms, Some of the problems that we can see is (If you know others, feel free to comment below):

  • Finding an instructor is really a tough job.

We're thinking for new ideas to derive activity in the Classroom project, Kindly share your ideas below on how we can get more people to get involved in organizing classrooms.


I think that a classroom could cover also a more complex topic. I mean, the audience is not only newcomers or newbies.
Said that the main problem remains in place: instructors, people who like (an have the time) to record or live stream a talk about any topic.

How about we recycle past sessions to start with? Here are some videos on RPM packaging:

I had this in mind. There is some assistance needed and questions to be answered before we do it.

Suggested session: L10N using Weblate. Looks pretty low tech?

https://translate.fedoraproject.org

It'll be good to see if a video how-to exists about this, otherwise it'll be nice to convince an L10N volunteer to help us make one.

@alciregi
I think that a classroom could cover also a more complex topic. I mean, the audience is not only newcomers or newbies.
Said that the main problem remains in place: instructors, people who like (an have the time) to record or live stream a talk about any topic.

Hmm, there could be a huge variety of topics either complex or beginner friendly but the issue persists of finding instructors. I wonder what we as a SIG can do to improve it ?

How about we recycle past sessions to start with? Here are some videos on RPM packaging:

http://youtu.be/H4vxkuoimzc
https://youtu.be/KdIsoYGSNS8
http://youtu.be/4J_Iksu1fgo
Advanced RPM packaging: https://youtu.be/vdWnyIbN8uw
@ankursinha

This sounds like a good idea, this way, we would be able to have the RPM Packaging Classrooms in place, we have some good docs available for Packaging the GNU Hello World app but it's breaking, I believe fixing it would be a good idea and then redirecting newcomers to it if someone would like to get to know what Packaging looks like.

Suggested session: L10N using Weblate. Looks pretty low tech?
https://translate.fedoraproject.org
It'll be good to see if a video how-to exists about this, otherwise it'll be nice to convince an L10N volunteer to help us make one.

L10N sounds like a good idea, It would be good to reach out to L10N team and ask if someone from there would like to help us with it.

I see @shehroz working with the L10N team for quite some time now and would like to help newcomers with L10N. @shehroz would you like to take this classroom ?

Well thanks @nasirhm for kind words.

I feel like i can record a short video tutorial on How to translate using
weblate; i would share a YouTube link and would like to have feedback from
Join SIG members about it.

On Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 19:11 Nasir Hussain, pagure@pagure.io wrote:

nasirhm added a new comment to an issue you are following:
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@alciregi
I think that a classroom could cover also a more complex topic. I mean,
the audience is not only newcomers or newbies.
Said that the main problem remains in place: instructors, people who
like (an have the time) to record or live stream a talk about any topic.

Hmm, there could be a huge variety of topics either complex or beginner
friendly but the issue persists of finding instructors. I wonder what we as
a SIG can do to improve it ?

How about we recycle past sessions to start with? Here are some videos
on RPM packaging:

http://youtu.be/H4vxkuoimzc
https://youtu.be/KdIsoYGSNS8
http://youtu.be/4J_Iksu1fgo
Advanced RPM packaging: https://youtu.be/vdWnyIbN8uw
@ankursinha

This sounds like a good idea, this way, we would be able to have the RPM
Packaging Classrooms in place, we have some good docs available for
Packaging the GNU Hello World app but it's breaking, I believe fixing it
would be a good idea and then redirecting newcomers to it if someone would
like to get to know what Packaging looks like.

Suggested session: L10N using Weblate. Looks pretty low tech?
https://translate.fedoraproject.org
It'll be good to see if a video how-to exists about this, otherwise
it'll be nice to convince an L10N volunteer to help us make one.

L10N sounds like a good idea, It would be good to reach out to L10N team
and ask if someone from there would like to help us with it.

I see @shehroz working with the L10N team for quite some time now and
would like to help newcomers with L10N. @shehroz would you like to take
this classroom ?
``

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https://pagure.io/fedora-join/Fedora-Join/issue/215

@alciregi
I think that a classroom could cover also a more complex topic. I mean, the audience is not only newcomers or newbies.
Said that the main problem remains in place: instructors, people who like (an have the time) to record or live stream a talk about any topic.

Hmm, there could be a huge variety of topics either complex or beginner friendly but the issue persists of finding instructors. I wonder what we as a SIG can do to improve it ?

How about we recycle past sessions to start with? Here are some videos on RPM packaging:
http://youtu.be/H4vxkuoimzc
https://youtu.be/KdIsoYGSNS8
http://youtu.be/4J_Iksu1fgo
Advanced RPM packaging: https://youtu.be/vdWnyIbN8uw
@ankursinha

This sounds like a good idea, this way, we would be able to have the RPM Packaging Classrooms in place, we have some good docs available for Packaging the GNU Hello World app but it's breaking, I believe fixing it would be a good idea and then redirecting newcomers to it if someone would like to get to know what Packaging looks like.

Suggested session: L10N using Weblate. Looks pretty low tech?
https://translate.fedoraproject.org
It'll be good to see if a video how-to exists about this, otherwise it'll be nice to convince an L10N volunteer to help us make one.

L10N sounds like a good idea, It would be good to reach out to L10N team and ask if someone from there would like to help us with it.
I see @shehroz working with the L10N team for quite some time now and would like to help newcomers with L10N. @shehroz would you like to take this classroom ?

Done!

Uploaded the tutorial to YouTube!

See the link https://youtu.be/PFOesx6Zh-k

The comment @nasirhm made about a couple of months ago just recently caught my eye. So here goes the experience that I had in creating and delivering the Git 101 with Pagure classroom session.

For an individual like me who predominantly uses Git with the help of GUI tools, it was very important for me to get down into the gritty syntax of Git. You see I had used Git for so many years now but the assisting GUIs for version control pampered me so much that I kind of lost my touch with the Git syntax. The classroom session helped get that back in a good way for I could not have become a good Senpai if I would not have been good at it.

I am not much of a speaker myself, so I decided to keep my camera shut for good reasons. :laughing: Facts about version control tools and sites were easy to come by but the thing I struggled with a lot was to make sure that the flow of delivering the information should be pleasing enough for people to stay for almost an hour. I covered the said theory first before jumping into the said hands-on - which I further divided into 4 parts for viewers' convenience.

It was truly a fun experience. Apart from the Git syntax, I got to learn Open Broadcaster Studio too and got to know how I can avoid cutting video parts by using shortcuts commands for starting, pausing, and stopping the recording. You would be surprised to know that I finished the recording in a single go. Also, if somebody listened close - they would hear the dogs barking halfway through the video. One secret though that I would want to share - the host I used for recording the video was Arch Linux. :wink:

If folks found this session to be good enough, I would love to be the instructor of more such sessions down the line.

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