How to help others and learn web development (at the same time)

Across the world, volunteers are celebrated and thanked as part of Volunteer Weeks and Days:

The (primary) spiritual home for School of Webcraft is the Mozilla offices in Toronto, ON, so we’re recognising our volunteers as part of Canada’s National Volunteer Week (April 10-16, 2011).

With the community driven organisations of Mozilla and P2PU behind School of Webcraft, it’s not surprising that our community is primarily made up of volunteers. Many School of Webcraft participants contribute to P2PU’s technical platform: most importantly they’re the people creating, organising and participating in courses and study groups.

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thank you note for every language / woodleywonderworks / CC-By-2.0 ()

That’s right, everyone who creates a study group or course, provides us with content or helps a fellow learner has volunteered their time. There’s no way we could provide free web development learning opportunities if it weren’t for our volunteers sharing their time and effort to share their learning with others.

Of course, there’s the obvious added benefit of volunteering your time with School of Webcraft – you’re learning open and standards-based web development.

So, thank you to everyone who’s helped School of Webcraft get to where we are today and welcome to anyone who’s about to get involved.

If you’d like to feel the warm glow that learning with others (and helping them learn) brings, you can participate in a number of ways:

  • Create a study group (and beta test our new platform)
    • Please note: currently has a minimal feature set but upgrades occur every two weeks.
  • Organise a course at
    • Please note: this platform will be phased-out from mid-July
  • Join up to an existing course or study group.
  • Sign-up to the School of Webcraft community list.

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