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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Proposal: Intro to CouchDB Programming class
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:19:36 GMT
This sounds like a great idea!

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Robert Newson <robert.newson@gmail.com>wrote:

> Happy to help out if time zones line up, excellent project!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On 25 Nov 2011, at 22:39, Joan Touzet <joant@atypical.net> wrote:
>
> > Hello CouchDB Developers,
> >
> > Based on an informal survey of CouchDB users who are interested in
> > contributing to the project, two key items tend to hold people back:
> >
> >  1. Knowing Erlang (and the CouchDB coding style)
> >  2. Knowing the CouchDB code base
> >
> > So I decided to further my own grad research in Education, and
> > contribute back to CouchDB, by volunteering to coordinate a class for
> > 6-20 students.
> >
> > ** I'd like to propose an Introduction to CouchDB Programming course,
> > kicking off January 5, 2012, and ask for support from the current devs
> > on this list.
> >
> > This won't be a traditional classroom course! Students themselves will
> > be shaping the direction of the course, the topics covered, and will be
> > expected to lead at least one week of online discussion. (I'll be
> > providing the pedagogical framework for this Collaborative Learning
> > model. This is my area of active research.)
> >
> > The idea is that, by the end of course (10 weeks or so), participants
> > will have learned enough Erlang to have basic competency, and enough
> > about the CouchDB code base to contribute. The "final exam" would be
> > completing and submitting some number of patches from the outstanding
> > bin of bugs in JIRA.
> >
> > ** I NEED YOUR HELP in two ways:
> >
> >  A. Suggestions for good reference material (e.g. learnyousomeerlang)
> >  B. Volunteers from the current devs to conduct a "guided tour" of
> >     1 or more parts of the code
> >
> > The "guided tours" are the essential bits for this class to be
> > successful, and I'd like them as much as possible to be accurate and
> > accessible to newbs. These tours could take many forms:
> >
> >  * A screencast of you talking about some code, e.g. ScreenFlow
> >  * A live walkthrough over Adobe Connect video (time donated by my
> >    University dep't for the class)
> >  * IRC-based runthrough
> >  * "Ask the developer" - respond to questions about code on the class
> >    forum
> >  * You fly everyone out to your house for dinner :) Etc.
> >
> > ** If you're willing to help out, please reply on or off list and let me
> > know. Let's grow the contributor community!
> >
> > All the best,
> > Joan Touzet (Wohali)
> >
> > --
> > Joan Touzet  |  joant@atypical.net  |  wohali most other places
>

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