Subject: Re: anyone want to help teach online class on NetBSD
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dunceor <email@example.com>
Date: 09/20/2006 06:44:37
On 9/19/06, Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> (I bcc'd this to tech-kern.)
> It seems like it would be very useful and quite interesting to have online
> instruction covering:
> 1) how to port NetBSD
> 2) developing (or porting) drivers
> This would be useful for existing developers and for potential
> Porting the NetBSD class maybe could be done by using an emulator or cheap
> hardware. (The instruction could be just one area of the porting, such as
> boot loader.)
> And the driver class could be done by using some inexpensive hardware (or
> maybe non-hardware based driver).
> The courses could be informal and students join as they please.
> But the actual class would have a defined start date, course session
> times, and ending date.
> The class could include a weekly or twice weekly lesson (maybe an hour in
> length). This lesson could be done as an HTML (or other presentation) and
> using irc (or other). Then this would be immediately be made available as
> a webpage for those who miss the class and for reference. (I am sure
> students can help make the webpages.)
> The group of students and interested experts and instructors can have a
> mailing list to discuss questions of the development.
> This could be done as a volunteer basis, or if instructors need to be paid
> I am sure students could pay some.
> I can coordinate this.
> Basically the instructor(s) would:
> - choose the hardware they will cover,
> - define their goals for the training sessions,
> - provide students with tasks to do and other exercises,
> - point the students to examples and documentation (and/or write new
> - participate on the mailing list about class questions,
> - and select some dates for the training.
> Anyone interested in teaching?
> Anyone interested in participating?
> Jeremy C. Reed
Its a very interesting idea and I bet there are tons that would want to
participat in this (I know I would if I had the time). Either way it will be
available online later which will probobly help a lot of people wanting to
get into helping NetBSD (or other *BSD) and it will provide the push.
Sounds great, good for it!