Work The Web - Summer Camp 2021
June 8th, 2021
We are happy to announce the dates for our latest initiative: A 9-week long instructor-led training program on Web-technologies.
The curriculum of Work The Web is be based on professional training courses delivered pro-bono by trainers from the IT industry and will cover Agile Methodologies, Software as a Service, Back-end development (NodeJS and Ruby on Rails), and Front-end application development (ReactJS). We will also cover testing and best practices.
- Delivered by a Coaching Team of 1 Head Coach and 2 Assistant Coaches
- Instructor-led training sessions (1.5 hours) 2 times per week Tuesday and Thursday at 17:30 UTC
- Instructor-led support sessions (2 hours) 1 per week on weekends at 17:30 UTC
- Comprehensive course materials delivered through an anline Learning Management Plattform
- Individual progress assessment by 2 Training Exams and a Final Exam
- Team-based Capstone Project with planning, implementation and delivery.
- Certificates issued by Craft Academy and Agile Ventures
- Personalized Letter of Recommendation from the Coaching Team issued at graduation
Start date is Tuesday July 6th - End Date Thursday Sept 2nd with a Graduation ceremony Saturday Sept 4th.
If you feel that this is something for you, or if you know of an individual that might benefit from this program - make sure to submit an application to applications[@]agileventures.org
AgileVentures goes live on Twitch!
June 8th, 2021
Streaming has been an integrated part of the Agile Ventures process since its inception. Most of the Scrums and Pair Programming sessions of the early days of the community were streamed to YouTube and contributed significantly to community engagement. The AgileVenture community was a pioneer in bringing live coding and project work live on the internet.
Over the recent years, live streaming has become more and more mainstream, and co-working and co-study groups have gained a lot of popularity and could be a way to potentially expand the member and volunteer base of Agile Ventures. We believe that live streaming technical sessions can play a vital role in developing engagement among community members. All developers suffer some form of imposter syndrome at some time, and being a beginner programmer makes it worse. Joining a live session (like on Google Meet or Jitsy) is a threshold that can be off-putting and can hinder individual members to start participating in community events. Streaming, on the other hand, is more passive and can be perceived as a way to ease in into live coding. Viewers can only participate over chat, and if they dont want to interact with the host, they can stay in the background and lurk.
We have a vision of an AgileVentures Team on Twitch.tv where our members and Community Organizers can organize co-working and co-study groups. The number of co-study/co-working streamers has increased dramatically over the last few months and co-working is likely to become a very popular niche on Twitch.
The first step in going live on Twitch is happening as you are reading this. You can find our community channel at Twith and we have two of our members stream live coding on regular basis.
- Arc_Anya strams co-working sessions on most weekdays and is part of our community sponsorship
- Thomas Ochman is streaming AV Community Follow-ups and Q&A sessions and quite a lot of his own personal coding.
- AgileVentures is the channel where we will stream more community events in the upcomming months.
Check out these streamers and become a part of the movement of Live, Social Coding. If you are considering setting up your own channel on Twitch, please reach out to us and we are more than happy to help!
AgileVentures is an official UK Charity dedicated to crowdsourced learning and social coding. As a charitable organization, we are committed to providing training for those who need it the most, but also empower them to share their skills with others, and use them for a good cause.
We follow the Agile approach to software development, and practice social coding using remote pair programming technologies such as Google Meet or Zoom. You can also join our community streams on Twitch.tv. Anyone at any skill level can participate or simply observe in the remote pair programming sessions and planning meetings as we develop solutions for real customers in the non-profit sector. There are no minimum requirements, simply an interest to learn.
We meetings and pair programming sessions every day with participants from all time zones and on all levels. Be on a lookout in Slack and feel free to join to contribute, or just say hello and hear about what’s going on :-)
What exactly can you get out of participating in AgileVentures?
As a developer
- Learn and gain experience
- Participate in a real project, collaborate in a real team and work with real customers
- Learn to program, manage a project and manage a team
- Learn the industry tools for software development and project management
- Get immediate help and guidance on technical issues
- Get feedback on your work and ideas
- Realize yourself
As a bonus
- Get hired
- Just have fun, meet new people from all over the world and socialize
Please see the following document: /getting-started