#22 Fedora classroom v2

Created 2 months ago by ankursinha
Modified a month ago

Come up with a new improved classroom programme!

We have discussed this at devconf briefly, we should definitely sit down and put our heads together after fosdem when all the madness tones down hehe

Awesome! This was discussed at our meeting on January 30 2017 too. This is what we thought:

  • the process is already setup pretty well: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Classroom. What tweaks, if any, do we need to make to it?
  • IDEA: have a group of people who serve as "Classroom wranglers". It is their responsibility to seek out community members and request them to teach sessions. It'll also be their responsibility to communicate with CommOps + Mktg + Join to publicise classrooms and collect metrics.
  • IDEA: a "passing the baton" system? After you teach a class, you must find a person who will take the next one, and so on?
  • How do we ensure that classrooms are available to people of different timezones? Should we have different threads for different TZs, or do we just let the teacher pick the time and let folks that can manage attend the session?
  • We should ensure that we have a session every few weeks to keep the wheel turning.

@rhea, can you please tag the others that are interested so that they can comment here?

@eischmann , @mailga, @kevin - what do you think? (Please tag others that may be interested in the idea).

It would be lovely if we could revive the classroom.

I'd advise lining up a number of talks before starting them (that way you don't just have one and then nothing and lose momentum). Happy to help out as my time permits.

:steam_locomotive:

I could do short intro to dotnet on Fedora, with followup classes/talks later on, about similar topics - e.g. short intro into azure, how to create fedora machine there, later on setting up asp.net website (including quick apache in front of it) aand i dont know what else, i'll cover all the weird topics nobody in linux world cares about :D

I would not run it on irc though eh, can't imagine how that would work. Bluejeans for me :]

@ankursinha not sure who was it though :p @jflory7 bee2502 ?

As I mentioned in the meeting, I remember of something called as Fedora University. I don't remember where I read it but I believe the idea was similar to Fedora Classroom. Note that this is not the University Initiative that I'm talking about. If anyone has heard about any such initiative, please shed some light here. Else, let's just safely discard it and conclude that I'm being paranoid.. :sweat_smile:

It would be lovely if we could revive the classroom.
I'd advise lining up a number of talks before starting them (that way you don't just have one and then nothing and lose momentum). Happy to help out as my time permits.
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+1

Should we follow the same system, format and resources to begin with, and then we can tweak things as we go along?

I could do short intro to dotnet on Fedora, with followup classes/talks later on, about similar topics - e.g. short intro into azure, how to create fedora machine there, later on setting up asp.net website (including quick apache in front of it) aand i dont know what else, i'll cover all the weird topics nobody in linux world cares about :D

Sure! I'll start setting up a list of ideas and volunteers as @kevin suggested!

I would not run it on irc though eh, can't imagine how that would work. Bluejeans for me :]
@ankursinha not sure who was it though :p @jflory7 bee2502 ?

I haven't used Bluejeans - is it open source software? I'd use IRC myself, but I don't see why we can't use other tools too.

Question - is it OK to re-use the classroom mailing list and IRC channels? I think they're fine, aren't they? Some of us can take over administration duties?

Volunteers for admins please comment here, and I'll open a ticket with infra to get us the permissions.

Question - is it OK to re-use the classroom mailing list and IRC channels? I think they're fine, aren't they? Some of us can take over administration duties?
Volunteers for admins please comment here, and I'll open a ticket with infra to get us the permissions.

Sure, should be fine.

@ankursinha I suggest waiting for meeting before we do anything with any of the things. Don't push too fast please... I'm afraid that it wouldn't end well to jump in all hyped into several different projects all at once (mentors, classroom, mentors of different kind, join itself...) -> plenty of work to go around.

Especially with devconf and fosdem messing everyone up - need to catch up

I haven't used Bluejeans - is it open source software? I'd use IRC myself, but I don't see why we can't use other tools too.

IRC is text, you can't teach much with text. I need to show, draw, and type, hence why BlueJeans would be my choice, which is paid service, used by RedHat. Example talk done via BlueJeans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLJZ6sWQFPI

I haven't used Bluejeans - is it open source software? I'd use IRC myself, but I don't see why we can't use other tools too.

IRC is text, you can't teach much with text. I need to show, draw, and type, hence why BlueJeans would be my choice, which is paid service, used by RedHat. Example talk done via BlueJeans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLJZ6sWQFPI

You'd be surprised actually, but anyway, the teacher can pick the tool - I don't see any trouble there.

@ankursinha I suggest waiting for meeting before we do anything with any of the things. Don't push too fast please... I'm afraid that it wouldn't end well to jump in all hyped into several different projects all at once (mentors, classroom, mentors of different kind, join itself...) -> plenty of work to go around.
Especially with devconf and fosdem messing everyone up - need to catch up

Sure, but it makes more sense to have most of it fleshed out here and to then use the meeting for the final consensus votes - the meetings are an hour only, and we cannot use them for detailed discussion on all aspects of all our tickets. :(

Please tag any others that you think should get involved here, that way they can comment whenever they have time.

Next meeting should be in a week. I've written a summary blog post that's on the planet now - should help to spread the word a bit.

Sure, but it makes more sense to have most of it fleshed out here and to then use the meeting for the final consensus votes

Yes it does, but from your question it seemed to me like we were already making decisions here, not just throwing in ideas and working on them. I can't participate in ticket-decision-making as i said in the other comment...

@porfiriopaiz - sorry, missed you on the IRC channel. More hands are always welcome :)

IDEA - badge series for both teachers and attendees.

+1 badges, everyone loves badges, that could encourage some more teachers.

a month ago

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue untagged with: next-meeting

Updated the ticket to reflect what this is really about. While we work on this, I'll resurrect the classic IRC classroom programmes so that we can get the ball rolling. We can then upgrade to this once we have it worked out.

a month ago

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue tagged with: classroom

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