Study Group Learning Calls: Github Edition

Study Groups are one of our most popular projects at the Mozilla Science Lab. For those as yet unfamiliar, the project is an open source kit that allows you to build community groups around learning, schedule events via your own website, and lead a team of peers in studying topics of technical or research interest.  At 209 forks and counting, Study Groups have been growing steadily over the past year, and to support that growth, we’re opening up our Study Group leads call to all members of our community, and particularly to the curriculum curious who might be interested in contributing or learning from the Study Group Lessons.

Lessons range from technical tutorials in R and Python for scientists to bootcamps and workshops on version control, open source, and open science. We’d love to build that core curriculum beyond our current lessons, and network the improvement of those lesson plans with our community.

Our Study Group Leads Calls are held once monthly, first Fridays from 11:00 EST to 12:00 EST, here’s a snapshot of last month’s call on youtube, and in the etherpad notes here.

This month, we’re hosting again on Friday, July 15th at 11:00 (yes, this coming Friday), and we’ll be focusing on lesson planning in Github, and sharing some stellar curriculum from our community. We’ll also feature a guest speaker, Joey K Lee, who will be sharing his lessons learned from building the Friendly Github Intro. Each month, we’ll feature a new theme, and a new curriculum set or regional study group focus.

Learn more about setting up your own study group here. If you’d like to join us, or just casually listen in, please sign into the call notes, and join us at 11:00 EST on Vidyo; call in details are linked in the notes.

Next Call:

Friday July 15th

Agenda here

Meantime, happy learning!