[Baypiggies] [OT] Ideas for Plone training location?
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Sat Jun 28 22:56:17 CEST 2008
I have taken technical courses online:
I started working for my current employer in QA with no programming
experience and have worked my way into software engineering. As part
of that process I took 3 online classes in C++ thru foothill college
(they were each one quarter, about 3 months, long). It worked really
well for me. The "lectures" were just web pages to read, there was a
book we worked out of and there were weekly assignments that were to
be turned in. The most important part (arguably the part I paid for)
was the user forums, where we could talk about the current coursework
and get help from the instructor, and eachother.
If you set up a similar thing that was some number of weeks long and
included forums for help with specific technical issues or questions,
I think it could work quite well.
On Jun 28, 2008, at 1:40 PM, Donna Snow wrote:
> Hi Wesley,
> I'll message you offlist..but I wanted to respond onlist to address
> a couple things I'm considering.
> Has anyone taken a technical course online? Did you find it as
> satisfactory (or learn as much) as an in-person?
> What I'm thinking is that with gas being so expensive (and therefore
> travel) that a well organized online training session might be a
> better alternative? (just thinking out loud). My only concern would
> be the chance for more technical issues on the user side and the
> inability to figure out what the user is doing wrong and help them
> through it. The session would be less expensive (no room rental, no
> transportation. no provision of food..etc) but does an online
> session seem less valuable than in person? Is it taken as seriously?
> Donna M. Snow
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 1:13 PM, wesley chun <wescpy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Does anyone know of a place I could rent with space for at
> least 20
> > > people? I'd probably hold the session in September. (I'm
> > > possible locations on my own but wondered if anyone has
> > > with a particular location)
> as a trainer myself, i'm aware of various places to hold technical
> sessions. pls write me off-list and discuss your needs, a real
> classroom or a hotel conf room, do you need computers with monitors,
> an OS already installed -- what OS, what version of Python (if any),
> and/or Plone, other software, the number of people expected, do you
> need a Kinkos close-by for material duplication, should it have a free
> shuttle to/from the airport, is providing food and drinks an option,
> your budget, etc.
> -- wesley
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