And the last Olin Etherpad FAD thing (for now). Doing some initial
"research" on student interest on the FAD.
I don't expect much from these results, but I would like to get some student
buy-in (seems to work better if people respond, they some how accepted).
And if my psychology doesn't work out, at least they get exposed to the FAD
another time. People tend to get less angry about survey + invitation
than invitation + invitation + invitation.
Next step is to work on advertisements. Olin doesn't need them until 2 weeks
prior (we can't plan, love spontaneity). But the community needs them now!
Got enough propellor-heads I feel comfortable going public.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Colin Zwiebel <colin(a)zonion.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 3:13 AM
Subject: Olin Etherpad Hackathon Planning
To: Most of Olin College
You've used it, loved it, wished it was still improving?
(If you haven't, check out a video
We're organizing an Etherpad Hackathon to take a significant whack at the
project. Sound interesting? Tell us how we can make this even 100% awesome:
If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out
Olin Etherpad Hackathon Planning
Help us plan an awesome Hackathon around Etherpad. We want to know (within
bounds) what you're into.
What Class? * 2011, 2012, ...
Have you heard of Amarok? *
- I'm super-interested
- Heard of it
- What's that?
How do you feel about Etherpad? *
- Never heard of it
- Wish etherpad.com
- I still use Etherpad clones (typewith.me, piratepad, etc)
- Want to know how Etherpad works
Would you be interested in a mini-summit / Hackathon on netbooks? *
- Eh, if it was convenient
- No, not really... at all
Have you ever contributed to Open Source software? *
- Well... I've submitted a few bugs
Which of these would interest you most? *
- Learning how cool software/web-service work (like Etherpad, ajax heavy
- Hearing about UI design and project management
- Learning about software libraries and frameworks
- Digging right into projects, testing, coding, documenting
- Avoiding computers
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