Next monday, tomorrow that is, I’m starting a weekly event at Helsinki Hacklab on mondays after working hours.
The curriculum is centered on the skills necessary to remotely participate in a group effort shared on Github. Traditionally most projects hosted in Github are programs, but this does not need to be. Files of almost any kind can be hosted in the change control system.
The big idea is that we collect people of different skill levels to tutor each other, as we all know different areas bad or well. We’ll sort out the details as we go and after tomorrow we’ll have a better idea on what things we start with. My hunch is that we’ll be setting up repositories and learning to deal with everybody having their own version of a common file and then somehow merging the changes together. This is what change control systems do well.
Anybody attending should bring a computer of some sort. Laptops being the most common but tablets can be made to work partially as well. You need to know how a text editor works.
Ping me on irc if you wish, temmi_hoo on IRCNet and Teemu on Freenode.