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[Session] Conversation about ways to enabling more people to learn coding
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List some tags to let participants quickly get an idea about the session, for example: Documentation, Maintenance, Open source tools for events, Wikidata, Wikipedia, Gadgets, etc.

Session type (select one):

  • Discussion (including Q/A) - 55 mins

Venue (select one):

  • I need a Jitsi room for the session

When are you available to have the session?
Saturday 22th May from 10 am UTC to 10pm UTC, Sunday 10 am UTC to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm, preferably on Saturday so that people can extend their knowledge during the Hackathon.

Session Details

Short description of the session (~150 words):

I want to talk with the attending people about how it is possible to enable more people to learn coding and to use it in the Wikimedia projects. I use spreadsheets a lot and Wikifunctions as a new Wikimediaproject has as one goal that the functions who are collected in that wiki can be used by spreadsheet users. After Spreadsheets are used by a lot of people this can help expanding the number of people who are able to code and I want to talk with the people what they think can help learning it. I have a bit experience with SQL and R.

Target audience:

new contributors and people with experience in coding to share what they think helps learning it
What will participants get out of this session? (~50 words)
Understanding the needs of people who want to learn coding and what projects for supporting them exist

(Optional) Additional resources:
This is a link to the mission statement of Wikifunctions

Event Timeline

Hello @Hogue and thanks a lot for proposing this session!

We would love to schedule it on the hacking room track on Sunday, 23rd of May at 11:00 in UTC. You would have 55min, questions and discussions included.

Does this timeslot work for you? We kindly ask you to confirm before May 17th, so we can complete the schedule.

As a speaker in a hacking room, you will use Jitsi, where you will be able to present, share your screen, and interact directly with the participants. We will send you more details closer to the event. If you’d like to schedule a testing session to have a look at Jitsi, just let us know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. Thanks!

Hello @Nes,

the timeslot works for me.

Jhernandez renamed this task from Conversation about ways to enabling more people to learn coding to [Session] Conversation about ways to enabling more people to learn coding.May 11 2021, 6:39 PM
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