As increasingly poweful digital tools become part of our daily lives, it's more important than ever to learn technical skills.

OpenTechSchool Matera addresses this need as a part of the global OpenTechSchool network, 

a movement aiming to offer free tech education. Our events are open to technology enthusiasts of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels, willing to coach or learn in a friendly environment. 

Currently at the unMonastery, we hold several workshops weekly in the Sassi Barisano of Matera, Italy. Some topics include game and web design, Arduino, mobile app development, and Git for open source collaboration. We offer instruction in languages like Python and Java and in visualization tools like D3 and Gephi. #OTSMatera ultimately works to teach people how to teach others, forming a community around skillsharing—an initative to make learning tech skills fun, easy, and inherently social.
 


 

How can you participate?

Whether it's facilitating workshops remotely, pointing us to fun how-to tutorials, or being a community manager, you don't have to live in Matera to participate. Look out for our weekly workshop schedules and calls for participation.

Follow us on Twitter: @OTS_Matera
Join the Facebook group: OpenTechSchool Matera

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Hi, nice to meet you.

My name is Kei Kreutler. I'm relatively new to the Edgeryders community, and I've been living at the unMonastery Matera prototype since mid-February, working on establishing a node of OpenTechSchool.

Coming from a background in a range of areas from visual arts to computer science, I strongly believe that knowledge in any form - from skills grouped as "technical" to more "creative" practices - should be accessible. Often all it takes is interest and a fun, supportive and socially engaging approach.

What is #OTSMatera?

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  • 2-3 free, weekly workshops on technical skills held at the unMonastery and several other sites
  • A calendar to communicate weekly unMonastery events and workshops on the website, blog, EdgeRyders, Facebook and Twitter
  • Hosting projects as a co-working space with facilitation and technical support as needed
  • A platform to realize digital components of other projects and events, either through open workshops or interested and developing community

 

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Hi, nice to meet you.

My name is Kei Kreutler. I'm relatively new to the Edgeryders community, and I've been living at the unMonastery Matera prototype since mid-February, working on establishing a node of OpenTechSchool.

Coming from a background in a range of areas from visual arts to computer science, I strongly believe that knowledge in any form - from skills grouped as "technical" to more "creative" practices - should be accessible. Often all it takes is interest and a fun, supportive and socially engaging approach.

No documents have been added to this group.

What is #OTSMatera?

Functions

  • 2-3 free, weekly workshops on technical skills held at the unMonastery and several other sites
  • A calendar to communicate weekly unMonastery events and workshops on the website, blog, EdgeRyders, Facebook and Twitter
  • Hosting projects as a co-working space with facilitation and technical support as needed
  • A platform to realize digital components of other projects and events, either through open workshops or interested and developing community

 

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