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From Adam Kocoloski <kocol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal for Intro to CouchDB Coding class
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:06:17 GMT
Great idea, Joan.  I'll be sure to make myself available for "guided tours" as needed.  I think
LYSE is great as far as Erlang reference materials are concerned.  Cheers,

Adam

On Nov 23, 2011, at 1:24 AM, Joan Touzet 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  |  joant@atypical.net  |  wohali most other places


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