[consulting] Re: consulting Digest, Vol 3, Issue 25

Dan Robinson dan at civicactions.com
Thu Feb 23 16:33:23 UTC 2006

yeah - we have already talked about video taping an entire course.  It
would make a lot of sense for people interested in writing documentation
to attend as well and write their documentation in real time.


> This was the strength of ARS Digita's approach.
> They created a set of problem sets that you needed to "solve". Those
> problem sets were free on the web.
> Then they created a camp where you could get together with your peers
> and work on the problem sets.
> So what we really want to get to in the end is:
> (1) A self study course
> (2) A way to collaborate online to do the 'course'.
> (3) A real-world get together to do the course.
> Best of all worlds :)
> david
>> Camps are nice.  I think you should do them.  It makes sense for 
>> businesses to recruit local developers at these events.
>> But if you write a good page of documentation then hundreds , 
>> thousands, and even tens of thousands of people will read it and use 
>> it 24/7/365 from all around the world.   I have included a partial 
>> days handbook traffic on programming topics alone.  If every Drupal 
>> volunteer and Drupal related business spent just 1 hour a month 
>> helping with developer training documentation we could train 
>> thousands of developers to use the platform in an economically 
>> accessible way.
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