Twice a month we bring you updates on School of Webcraft, Mozilla‘s free web-development training community organised in partnership with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). We also use this update to let you know about the great new features that have been released in P2PU’s new site.
Groups currently open for sign-up
- Beginning Game Development with HTML 5
- HTML 5 Introduction
- Introduction to Contributing to Lernanta
- Mozilla Jetpack
- Python Programming 101
- Find more…
New Groups and Courses you can help organise
- Paws on Web APIs
- Help Hemanth as he develops a group learning to analyse, design and develop web APIs
- Introduction to Django
- Alex wants to learn more about the Django web framework for Python. Can you help him?
- Federated Social Web
- Work with Elf as he finds more about the protocols used to federate open social networking.
- PHP Fundamentals
- Praveen’s created a group for learning the fundamentals of PHP, however he needs assistance defining tasks and finding resources. Can you help?
If you can’t find a study group or course that suits your needs, get involved and create your own! Our community of passionate web developers is here to help you with advice about resources and useful tasks to learn your topic.
New P2PU Feature – “Branch” from an existing course or study group.
P2PU is almost ready for the final transition to its custom-developed Lernanta platform. The P2PU Dev community has been updating content and adding features to make this transition easier for all learners.
- Our favourite new Lernanta feature lets you easily import past courses, and clone existing study groups.
- Base your group on a previous School of Webcraft course! Here are some ideas of courses you could re-run:
- Explore other Webcraft courses to be inspired by.
2nd Phase of the School of Webcraft Badge Pilot
Together with P2PU, Mozilla is working on Open Badges, a framework that tracks your learning achievements. Our first focus for this new technology is providing peer-assessed badges for Web Developers.
- Explore the first phase of the School of Webcraft badge pilot.
- We’re working on phase two of the badge pilot. Find out more.
Group Spotlight – HTML and CSS from the Beginning
Jamie Curle’s running a great course about HTML and CSS from the Beginning. He’s writing HTML in his greenhouse and making ordered lists of meat.
Next week we’ll be interviewing Jamie to learn more about his reasons for getting involved with School of Webcraft and to find out his tips for organising an exciting project.
If you know of some exciting School of Webcraft news we should be reporting – let us know!
Need advice? Want to get the most out of School of Webcraft and P2pU?
Take a look at the Help Desk group on the new site for answers to any questions you may have about participating in P2PU, and regular updates about the new site’s features.
There are lots of great ways to get involved with School of Webcraft and help build our community of web developers.
- Start a learning project at School of Webcraft
It’s easy, just create a P2PU account and follow the prompts.
- Got a question about School of Webcraft?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Join the Webcraft Discussion List
To participate in ongoing discussions about the project, sign-up here.
- Dying to just hack?
Learn more at the Contributing to Lernanta group.
Submit a bug on the trackerContribute to the code at Github
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