[BangPypers] [X-Post] PythonExpress challenges
vnbang2003 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 08:25:33 EDT 2017
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:35 PM, Anand B Pillai <anandpillai at letterboxes.org>
> On Saturday 05 August 2017 02:07 PM, vijay kumar wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > As we discussed couple of months ago, PythonExpress project requires
> > funding to take care of certain things.
> > a) Keeping the tutor motivated and encouraged to conduct multiple
> > seems to be tough. Even though we take care of travel and accommodation
> > with or without the help of colleges, we find short of tutors some times.
> > IMO, we should provide a small token amount to tutors to show
> > b) we should think of an option to provide college students certificates
> > a workshop without certificates is not welcomed as much by all colleges
> > students.
> > I think that this can be resolved in 2 ways.
> > 1. Request college to pay us if they need certificates - hard copy.
> > 2. Generate soft copies of certificate (PDF) and share it with students
> > once college uploads the student details.
> > Also,
> > c) Conducting Intermediate level workshop for the students who has taken
> > the the beginners level since we are not able to find tutors.
> What we have in India is a lack of mentors. This is no just with
> PythonExpress but with any similar project providing post-collegiate
> education free or at a minimal cost.
> There is the need for a system that will train the trainers, teach the
> PythonExpress should think of conducting intermediate level workshops
> with a view of teaching the tutors, training the trainers. For this a
> certification can be introduced and a very nominal fee charged to take
> care of the expenses.
> This model will work out better in a long time frame since are
> replenishing the supply side (provider side) of the equation. The demand
> side will always be there and growing.
> Experienced people can be asked to give such workshops. If we do this, I
> will be glad to volunteer.
I had gave thought on this but was not able to conclude how it will work in
Concern I can think of
1) It has too many logistics issue
2) We need experienced volunteer to help with from different states.
3) With money, Expecation become one more problem and can sometime back
This is just thought
We even get workshop request to train professors via pythonexpress that
could be good place to experiment with this idea and request PSSI, FOSS or
PSF to help us Pay tutor directly and request college to donate to
We need to come with policy to enforce attende for this kind of workshop to
condcut workshop as give back to python community .
> > Kindly let us know your thoughts on the same.
> >  : http://lists.pssi.org.in/pipermail/pythonexpress/2017-
> > April/000182.html
> Software Architect/Consultant
> anandpillai at letterboxes.org
> BangPypers mailing list
> BangPypers at python.org
More information about the BangPypers