Recap of December 21, 2017 meeting

GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. Updates

@juliekuehl: I have been considering using a GitHub page to organize/describe our lesson plans… kind of like we had Theme, User, Speaker groups before. I think that’s the last piece of the GitHub architecture that needs to be thought through/built out before we can move to filling it up with good content! Once that is in place, I think we’re ready to create the screencast of how to use GitHub for our contributors.

Also will probably have a report on the screencast at the next meeting.


Still testing. No results yet. @josh_mcintyre and @chetan200891 offered to help with testing.

Questions & Announcements

@juliekuehl: I don’t want to deal with this today, but we should put the lesson plan format on the agenda for after the new year.

Also: Continue to do everything in Make until we make the switch to GitHub. The move won’t happen quickly.

@jillbinder questions for @bethsoderberg:

1. How do I create workbooks that are nicely formatted and still editable by #2:
2. We had talked about these modules having a gatekeeper (myself and now also my Community team), so how to move that forward.
3. If there is a way to ensure that any changes are reflected in the course content, slides, and workbooks. Other than just informing the gatekeepers to ensure they do this.

@jillbinder also said: Just wanted to share that I’m actively training people to run the speaker training modules as part of an initiative I’m running in Community and it’s going very well.

2018 Items

Lesson Plan Format

@estes.chris will add lesson plan format to @bethsoderberg goals in tab of HotMess Spreadsheet.