Ben, Justin, Dev, Miao, and I had a nice wide ranging talk today. Some points of interest:
a. Doing the 5 minute teaching part of the checkout is hard but Miao thought it might be easier if he taught the lesson at a workshop first since then he would have first hand experience with it. (I'll add after the meeting that just watching it be taught
at a workshop would probably do as well.)
b. I reminded everyone that finishing the check-out is not required to teach, see a. above. There are still a couple sessions available to teach if you're interested.
c. The lessons have challenge sections. This time can give you an opportunity to re-group and refresh your memory on what comes next to help you keep the flow of the lesson going. You don't have to remember hours of material, just to the next challenge when
you can look at your notes again.
d. Dev wants to do a workshop Jan 27 & 28, likely an R based Software Carpentry.
Anyone else have thoughts they want to share from this afternoon?
Join us next week Thursday 8/3 at 4:00 in the UFII conference room.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the whenisgood. It looks like Thursday afternoons are the best time for the most people. I've scheduled the following three events:
Thursday, 7/27 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 8/3 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 8/10 4:00 - 5:00 pm
at the UFII conference room.
Notice that the last meeting is conveniently the week before our planned workshops. Please come to any or all of these if you would like to discuss:
- The instructor checkout process
- How workshops are organized
- How the Carpentries work
- Questions about specific lessons
- Coordinate with your fellow workshop instructors
- Anything else, including just to hang out (there might be chocolate)