Teaching Teachers Open Source

Ping @matthias

I got intrigued by you comment mainly.

Ok, but I have a challenge, I have got another consultant job and I don’t know if I can make it at the 28/11.



I’m super excited to soon meet you all to have this workshop going. I’ve been preparing and been waiting to see how many would join and what background you all have. It seems from the signup, the group we are at the moment is just about perfect to make this workshop truly interactive! But feel free to pull in more of your personal contacts if you think you have some more that would be interested in participating.

Use this simplified signup form which will take them/you through the registration process: https://register.edgeryders.eu/

I have made preparations for the frame of the workshop - as you all have read. But, in the end - its we all, who brings to the substance. My part is of equal weight as yours - we need you.

With this post, I hope to spark this weeks conversation that will continue into the workshop.

Below is insight into the group that you are part of. Its not a complete description, but it shows how amazing and wide set of skills we have in this community.

  • Someone thinking about starting a tech-school looking for networking!
  • An open source officer for a large company.
  • A start-up co-founder of a open source education platform in Africa.
  • A crypto currency open source software engineer with a range of future visions.
  • A politically curious university teacher in areas such as cloud, network, security with connections in the broad Stockholm FOSS community.
  • A leader and inspirational source for young engineers within a large company with a playful mind.
  • A project lead at the Stockholm public library with access to a “learning lab” and a vision to build ethical, open and social context for everyone.
  • A member of a group aiming to teach programming for young children with an ethical approach.

We will have a food truck coming our way - @MariaEuler have the details if you have any special input about the food. There will also be coffee. But, please also bring your own gifts - that is always appreciated.

As you know, a #nospectator event, like this, only becomes as good as what the participants make it. So, during this week - we depend all on the collective effort in making also the schedule fit our ambition:

“Find ways to influence the educational system towards open source values.”

The below is my initial attempt - now its your turn to improve it.

Discuss the content during the week here in this thread and go from here during the coming week! Once the schedule and content seems good for our ambition - then we go with it

MORNING: 10:00

  • Social - Introduction to Hus Blivande and Edgeryders.

  • Information and organization - Describe the targets of the workshop.

  • Learning - Everyone fill in some basic questions for research.

  • Strengthen our community - Getting everyone on-board to the collective documentation.

  • Strengthen our community - Getting everyone on-board to the Edgeryders communication platform.

  • Learning - Have everyone get a chance to briefly describe their current activities around open source and/or learning, what resources you bring and what motivates you to be at this workshop.

  • Learning - Fundamentals about FOSS and its core values for learning by @erik_lonroth

  • Workshop/productivity: “What would you like to learn more about about open source?”

  • Workshop/productivity: “How can we help you?”

LUNCH: 13:00-14:00
Workshop/productivity: “What do we need to do to get teachers to teach open source in school?”

Workshop/productivity: “What first steps can we take to get there using our collective strength?”

ACTION points:
“What is being done today in politics?” - What can we do to reach politics?

“What is being done today in corporate?” - What can we do reach corporate?

“What is being done today in academia?” - What can we do to reach academia?

“Influence?” - What can we do to reach out?

“Community?” - What can we do to grow and nurture our community?




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Btw I find the video at https://publiccode.eu/ a good summary of some of the issues. It exists in many languages (if you visit the webpage).


@felix.wolfsteller Grymt, ta med dig något av detta till workshopen. Det kommer finnas utrymme.

@LinneaPC - the above is the draft content of the workshop. The ambition is to be able to continue the discussion and work afterwards also. Pulling you in to this work is important.

Je suis désolé, ne sera pas là.

@felix.wolfsteller Ah. “You could bring some of it to the workshop. There will be room for that.”

I encourage you all to bring a computer if you can. This helps us all to document our work and start establish a communication between us all.

Also, bring snacks to share if you like!

This is stellar work, @erik_lonroth. Major kudos. :star:

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Nu börjar workshoppen! Välkomna alla nu kör vi!

Här är en länk till ett gemensamt dokument: http://nextcloud.lonroth.net/index.php/s/8BRnY7NiMxKwJeR

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Assorted thoughts about IT that I wish I knew when growing up


Ett sätt att bygga ett open source privat moln: https://jaas.ai/u/erik-lonroth/nextcloud-collabora-tls/bundle/15

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Are you guys ok with me uploading one of the photos of you working here?


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Thanx for a great time today. I’m a bit tired, but really happy with meeting you all. Special thanx to @MariaEuler who did so much for us to get this event flying. Also bit thanx to @hugi and the team at Blivande. We hope to be back again soon for follow up workshops!

I will create a summary from our day and post here along with the next step ambitions for the group.

If you didn’t manage to attend this time, this thread will be used for the continued discussions and connections. Participation and contributions to our work is welcome.