[p2pu-webcraft] Webcraft standup [Monday, August 08 2011]!

Jessica Ledbetter jessica at jessicaledbetter.com
Tue Aug 9 15:17:21 UTC 2011

Hello everyone!*

Re: What's up in my neck of the woods as a participant/organizer
*Really dedicated to doing each assignment of the Django course [1] as a
participant. I'm hoping to learn things I missed by diving in the deep end
:) It's going well! I have some code up on github [2] and hopefully will
have a fully functioning site by the end. It's hard not to jump ahead.

Recently, there was a meetup of hopeful Lernanta (our platform) developers
in Toronto! I was on IRC a couple hours that day, but Zuzel, our lead
developer, was there in person. I saw questions. I saw answers. I saw
commits [3]! I hope that they continue. It was interesting to participate
from afar vs the online study group I created [4]. Zuzel used a fork of the
group for the meetup. Makes me wonder if I should try that locally or next
trip to Mountain View :)

Re: Popcorn.* I have looked at that for a while and have some ideas of what
I'd love to do with it -- mostly academic. Unfortunately, I accepted a
contract that has taken up the free time I had left. It's done in September
though. Maybe by then they'll have the spiffy creator I heard about?

I wonder if art students would be a good audience too. I know at my local
community college they have a computer arts program that I was in (and asked
to teach at) that has a few web development classes and videography classes.
I remember for one assignment that I did a Flash cartoon instead of a live
video :) Why Popcorn might work there: 1) Students are poor 2) Open web
rocks 3) It's great to experiment

Plus, selfishly, I'd love to see what artists would make!

[1] http://p2pu.org/en/groups/introduction-to-django/
[2] https://github.com/jledbetter/cookbook
[3] https://github.com/p2pu/lernanta/commits/master (Jon Pipitone, gvwilson,
[4] http://p2pu.org/en/groups/introduction-to-contributing-to-lernata/

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 5:02 AM, Pippa Buchanan <Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks for the update Nicholas!
> re provoking discussion between programmers and videographers: Could you
> setup an "Ask the developer" task / discussion space and an "Ask the
> filmmaker" space too?
> Does anyone else have some ideas for Nicholas? Or some updates?
> Pippa
> On 8 August 2011 20:10, Nicholas Doiron <ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> Hi everyone:
>> I just finished participating in the Knight-Mozilla Learning Lab, a
>> journalism-technology mash-up.  The course page recorded amazing guest
>> speakers representing the New York Times, Wired.com, and Al-Jazeera
>> English. Start with Jeff Jarvis:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXjWeqFs-Ik
>> I'm also a course organizer for "Interactive Open Video with Popcorn.js" -
>> http://bit.ly/p2puvideo .  The Knight-Mozilla group has re-ignited
>> people's interest in learning Popcorn.js, and I have some new posts coming
>> up this month.  What I could use help on is figuring out how to get some
>> discussion going between people with different skill sets (the programmers
>> and the videographers).
>> Regards,
>> Nick Doiron
>> On Mon, August 8, 2011 8:57 am, Pippa Buchanan wrote:
>> > It's time for School of Webcraft standup, you can respond with your
>> > update whether you're a participant or a course organiser.
>> >
>> > Please let the community know the status of your course or group. Things
>> > to include are:
>> >
>> > 1. *what you've been working on*
>> > 2. *what you plan on doing next*
>> > 3. *anything you'd like the community to help with*
>> > 4. *links to really cool demos people in your group have been working
>> on.
>> > *
>> >
>> >
>> > ps. it's great if you can share who you are and which group you're
>> > involved with.
>> >
>> > From Pippa, in lieu of a friendly standup bot.
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