[Numpy-discussion] NumPy video content: creating a YouTube channel
jh at physics.ucf.edu
Tue Jan 26 00:50:28 EST 2021
On 1/25/21, 12:44 PM, Melissa Mendonça <melissawm at gmail.com> wrote:
> The NumPy Documentation Team has been discussing video content as part
> of our outreach and documentation efforts, in part inspired by the
> excellent Spyder IDE channel . At our last meeting, we realized
> there is already a good amount of content about NumPy on YouTube (a
> few examples [2, 3, 4]). We thought about creating a YouTube account
> for NumPy and listing those videos in a playlist, initially.
> Eventually, we can also add our own videos about how to contribute -
> we're still brainstorming on those.
> I'm writing to the mailing list to ask the community for input on
> creating this as an official channel for NumPy. If you have any
> thoughts or questions regarding this, please let us know.
>  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAOyvaOj7dMnavvGUkz9Djg
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBTJD_FDVjU
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHJqOE5j6xE
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB7BZMhfPgk
I like the idea of there being such a channel very much! However,
whether it's formally a project of NumPy or just run by community
members makes a difference. If it's formally part of the project, you'd
expect those to be 100% current and the best content on the topic, or at
least highly competitive with the best. They should get updates with
each significant release.
For example, I think it's safe to say that nobody else has produced a
reference manual that competes with the reference pages. They're kept
up to date and are pretty readable.
It's harder to spot-edit video, though, to keep up with changes. Unless
you have a lot of volunteers and are ready to coordinate them all, a
video project might best be done as a side venture or with a beta label
until it demonstrates that it can keep its content fresh. An indexing
effort for existing, high-quality video might be more valuable in the
short term than shooting all-new video, too.
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