On July 15th we will be holding our first virtual content hackathon. The event will last 24 hours, to give everyone a chance to participate for a few hours no matter where they are. The goal is the creation of new educational content, as well as the translation of existing content.
We’re happy to work on translating any of our content into any language, but based on the number of Dojos and where we’re anticipating growth, we’re particularly interested in translating to:
As for creating new content, we’d love to take this opportunity to have you either share content ideas that have worked in your Dojo in the past with the wider community, or to work on something from our never-ending to-do list. Here’s a few ideas that might be of interest (more details/updates coming on them closer to the date):
Ruby: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Python: Beginner (rewrite) / Intermediate (rewrite) / Advanced
Specific JS Libraries: jQuery, others?
HTML/CSS: Bootstrap, Font Awesome
CSS tricks/libraries: Less/Saas, Animation libraries
Raspberry Pi: Intermediate / Advanced
Arduino: Intermediate / Advanced
If you’re interested in getting involved please fill in this form and add any suggestions for other content topics we might want to consider in the thread below.
Really looking forward to creating new content and seeing both old and new content translated so that more children can access and learn programming skills for free
So I’ve signed up, and I’m super excited to contribute some new content!
For those who might be a bit occupied with commitments on the day of, is there anything information about how this will work ahead of time? Or how exactly we can submit things, or anything like that?
@Omar-Shehata I’m in the process of creating and sending out instructions/guidelines on how this will all work. We’ve had a sudden explosion in the number of sign-ups—which is great, but is leaving me running around getting things ready. We’ll mostly be coordinating via the global slack both in advance and on the day. Look for all the channels that start with #content. As for getting started early: I notice you want to do content creation, so I can send you the details on projects you can do on your own, whenever you have time.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Ciara and I recorded this quick video to say thanks and there’s going to be a longer blog post out this week with details on the outcomes from the event and when the next one’s on!
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