School of Webcraft Update – Study Groups, Badges and Derbys! Oh My!

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School of Webcraft has a new home!

As part of the P2PU community, the School of Webcraft made the transition to our new, custom built Lernanta platform last weekend. Hooray!

From all of us here at School of Webcraft we’d like to thank P2PU’s Technical Lead, Zuzel and our amazing team of volunteer contributors for all their hard work so far. We’re looking forward to all the great new features to come!

Got an idea of how to make the School of Webcraft’s new pages rock?
Let us know your ideas in the Webcraft discussion list!

Join, Branch, or Create a New Group

So far, over 25 groups and courses have been setup on the new School of Webcraft site and range from learners asking for help as they program for the first time, through to more formal courses and structured study groups:

Remember, the content for all groups on P2PU are always open to explore, even if you’re not a participant and the group is already full. If you really like what a group is learning, you can make your own version of it, invite participants and create your own versions of existing tasks to work through together.

To find out more about creating groups and making your own branch of an existing group, watch this screencast on Creating a Study Group at P2PU.

Help review our upcoming School of Webcraft badges

Along with the Mozilla Open Badges project we’re working on the 2nd phase in our pilot phase of web developer badges. Erin, our badge lead has written up the draft badge criteria and now we need you to review them.

To give feedback on the draft criteria for badges on HTML, CSS, Popcorn.js, HTML5 and CSS3 visit Erin’s blog post.

Learn cool new web technologies and enter the MDN Dev Derby!

MDN is the codename of our friends over at Mozilla Developers Network.

  • MDN run the Hacks blog featuring cool things built with Mozilla Firefox and the open web.
  • They curate the Mozilla Docs Centre: one of the best technical resources for Web Developers ever.
  • And now, every month they’re running the Dev Derby – a web demo competition!

In July the Dev Derby is focused on HTML5 . MDN curated great resources about the new video features which would be perfect as the basis for a School of Webcraft study group. We’d love to see some School of Webcraft participants get their demos featured in July’s derby!

To get started learning and preparing your HTML5 demo for a chance to win some pretty wicked prizes from MDN, create a study group. Remember to check out MDN for the documentation and learning resources you’ll need for your group.

Get Involved

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 tracker
    Contribute to the code at Github

Do you have some exciting news, or a request for help we should be sharing in our Webcraft updates? Don’t keep it a secret, let us know!

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