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On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 6:31 PM, Nelson Marques email@example.com wrote:
If there is possibility of me, or anyone else, or even me and other volunteer to give them a small 10 hour crash course on how to jump into openSUSE and explore possibilities with a group of students... Would anyone be interested in developing the contents for a 10 hour event with students ?
That's a great idea. Usually people just give talks up to 45 minutes and most of the time is spent on non-technical aspects which are what people typically are not interested in.
Count me in on whatever you may need to organize these crash courses in Portugal.
Has someone done this before or has anything we can use? Anyone can share some experiences on this field ?
I've seen lately some activity around this topic on PlanetSUSE, but can't find right now the blog posts I saw the other day with a class room full of people learning on how to use openSUSE, etc.
Would you mind that I would make this happen around openSUSE ?
I'm pretty confident that the anyone's opinion is "Go for it! Thanks!" ;-)
What would be the steps that one would take inside the openSUSE community to prepare a crash program to present to 'new users' on openSUSE. How would we split the topics and fit them... for example:
- 1 theoretical group -- The open source vision -- Value and Deployment -- The openSUSE values and Community -- the openSUSE resources to the community -- Ramp into openSUSE enrollment - 1 practical group -- Installing openSUSE Linux -- Configuration openSUSE Linux / YaST -- Repository management / info -- Software Groups -- Basic Service Configuration (popular stuff: apache, mysql, postfix, etc)
I might be forgetting things that are important, but this is pretty much a mockup of a potential 'service plan'.
As said above, people don't pay much attention on theory because it's bored (most of it is, we must admit it) and as so I truly recommend only to spend, say, 1/10 of the crash course time on theoretical stuff.
Keep up the good work!