HTML5 video seems better suited to a regular presentation slot than to a
half-day workshop. I just don't think there is enough content there to
fill the half day. It would have to be combined with something else (video
editing? video delivery and usability? something else?).
On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think both ideas are excellent.
> As for the Ruby on Rails intro, the RailsBridge Curriculum mentions an
> "install-fest" happening the night before. In the interest of time, I
> would recommend distributing a VM with all the required software
> pre-loaded. While part of programming involves setting up one's
> environment, it will be more inspiring to get right to the "fun".
> On 11/8/12 10:12 AM, Jason Ronallo wrote:
>> I have a couple ideas for preconf sessions, but I am wondering whether
>> anyone would be interested in them before further committing by posting
>> to the wiki. Would you be interested in attending or suggesting someone
>> attend either of these?
>> 1. An introduction to coding through Ruby and Rails. I'm looking at
>> something like the RailsBridge Curriculum  as a quick, gentle
>> introduction to getting started coding web applications. It seems that
>> the bigger venue that more folks may be attending that do not do coding in
>> their regular job but may like to get started. Is there something like a
>> basic training that the Code4Lib conference and community can do to bridge
>> that gap and get more folks in libraries coding and having a better
>> understanding what is involved in the work? Anyone else who would be
>> interested in helping to lead this or help field questions and help folks
>> work through problems?
>> 2. An HTML5 Video workshop. I've pitched a talk on HTML5 Video that I'd
>> really like to give, but wonder if there would be enough interest to do a
>> 1/2 day workshop on the topic? It would allow time to do some hands-on
>> with the whole process of making video available this way. Anyone else
>> experience with video who would like to help put this together?
>> Interest in either of these? Would you commit to attend one? Willing to
>> help plan one?
>>  http://curriculum.railsbridge.**org/curriculum/curriculum<http://curriculum.railsbridge.org/curriculum/curriculum>
> Shaun D. Ellis
> Digital Library Interface Developer
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