[Linux-aus] EOI for Online Open Source Developers Conference?
russell at coker.com.au
Tue Sep 15 20:11:53 AEST 2020
On Tuesday, 15 September 2020 6:18:42 PM AEST Arjen Lentz via linux-aus wrote:
> Just gauging whether there might be interest in an Online OSDC ?
The LUV server can probably host up to 60VMs for running hands-on training
(depending on the resources required for each one). We can distribute images
for people to run their own VMs, but that involves support for various
virtualisation issues. So I think the best result for training is to have VMs
setup for people who want it and make the images available for anyone who
wants to run it on their own hardware (who probably won't need help).
Giving an effective lecture on a video conference is a specific skill. I gave
my first video lecture at a LUV online meeting a few weeks ago and it didn't
go that well. I've had a lot of practice at giving Linux lectures, but my
usual style doesn't work well when I can't see the audience. I think there
are two broad ways of giving a lecture, one is to plan out every aspect of it
and give a well rehearsed performance (like a TED talk), the other is to not
try to predict every aspect of how the audience understands the concepts and
to go into more detail on the things that they seem confused about - which
doesn't work well if you can't see them.
The tradition of university lectures was established before video cameras were
invented. Does it make sense to follow that tradition of having the lecturer
speak live without being interrupted for ~30 minutes and then have questions
afterwards when they aren't in the same room as the delegates? Would it make
more sense to play a pre-recorded video and then have Q/A live?
What type of IM should we use? Matrix? Should we set that up now so we can
use it for planning things?
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