[TOS] Meeting to discuss HFOSS bootcamp / POSSE
gdk at redhat.com
Thu Mar 4 16:41:28 UTC 2010
On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Ralph Morelli wrote:
> Hi Mel,
> Trishan and I sent around the following basic outline/framework to the
> other HFOSS professors, but haven't received any feedback yet. I think
> this means that Trishan and I will have to try to flesh this out a bit
> more and send it around again. I'll be seeing some of our new
> participants next week in Milwaukee and we'll try to firm this up a bit.
> Perhaps we can add a 4th day if the participants are game. I'll keep
> you (and the TOS list) posted on our progress.
> But here's our plan so far. As you can see, we try to fit the
> orientation into three days, focusing for approximately one day on the
> actual projects that new faculty will be working on.
I like, mostly. Comments inline.
> Day 1
> FOSS History and Culture
> Communications tools, practices,
> etiquette: wiki's IRC, email
> Networking Activity: Evening BBQ
> Day 2
> Code Management Overview:
> issue-tracking, etc.. +exercise
> Breakout Session:
> Communication/Code management for specific projects
> Sahana, POSIT, OpenMRS, setting up your own project
"Setting up your own project" could be perilously large. :) What do you
mean by this? In the textbook, I assume that this part is "getting the
code from your chosen project to build on your system." Is that kinda
what you mean?
> Evening: Working on Exercise?
> Day 3
> Breakout Session II:
> Exercises and continued orientation for specific projects
> Debriefing: Discussing issues, making plans for follow-up,
> mentoring, etc.
> Evening: Return trips
> Possible Instructors:
> Some other ideas:
> * We would want to recruit mentors/collaborators from the various communities we'll be working with:
> * OpenMRS( Darius?)
> * Sahana (Mark Prutsalis, Chamindra?)
> * POSIT (In house expertise)
> * GNOME (William Walker?)
> * We want to include some role in this for the Oregon State folks (Carlos Jensen and Tim Budd)
Yeah, this sounds essential. What's your sense on how firm these
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