[LRUG] Mentoring Meetups
peterbjones at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 3 14:17:32 PDT 2007
I had an idea for an LRUG mentoring/tutoring type
Basically someone could make a request to be
mentored/tutored on a Ruby/Rails subject using the
application and a more experienced LRUG person would
hopefully do so. The only condition is that the person
who has been mentored/tutored (and now knows about
that subject) would have to agree to mentor/tutor two
other LRUG members on that topic should they request
The application would build up a database of LRUG
member skills/expertise that was available to other
I'm not sure if this would be suitable for your
meetups. Hopefully we can chat about it after the next
--- Stephen Bartholomew <steve at curve21.com> wrote:
> Hey All,
> Sorry for the lack of progress on the previous
> mentioned ideas about
> mentoring meetups. I've had a number emails from
> some of you who are
> interested in group developing a basic web
> application from concept
> to deployment. I realise that lax group development
> quite often
> leads to the non-completion of said project.
> However, as I've
> mentioned before, the application itself is merely a
> way to focus
> meetups on a particular subject.
> To this end, the structure I would like to propose
> o An application for LRUG - attendee profiles, a
> place for code to be
> stored etc etc
> o Each meetup covers a small iteration and focuses
> on a particular
> o At the end we can also discuss any issues people
> are having with an
> applicataion they're developing (ala-pub after lrug)
> We're also defining 'mentor' as 'one who guides' as
> opposed to 'uber-
> coder'. Everyone will hopefully have something to
> contribute, rather
> than a tutor style approach.
> As for the dates of the sessions, there can be no
> expectation as to
> the frequency. Everyone has other commitments I'm
> sure so the only
> expectation at this stage is that there will be at
> least one meet.
> After that we will have a review and decide the next
> steps. It may
> prove to be a waste of time. Or useful. Who knows?
> Next steps:
> 1. Decide on a date - weekend or evening?
> 2. Decide on the application
> 3. Decide the first iteration to cover
> So - do post your comments and thoughts. If nothing
> else it will be
> a good excuse to sit in a cafe and look cool.
> chat mailing list
> chat at lrug.org
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