[imc-scotland-discussion] Indymedia website training as part of evening workshops in Infoseed.
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Sun Apr 16 05:55:39 PDT 2006
An Indymedia website training session will take place from 7.30 on
Thursday 27 April 2006 at Infoseed. It will be a chance for people to be
shown how to use the site to post their reports. No previous knowledge
required. Also if people wish to get involved in editorial please come
along. Often these sort of things turn into one 2 one sessions as people
pair off around a computer. So it would be good if others who know how
to use the site already can be there to help show others step by step.
At moment 3 computers are permanently online in place but as we are
beginning workshops more should be soon. But if people wish to being
laptops with either wireless or RJ45 socket then those can be used too.
Also it is good for those already involved in managing the site to meet
up and get interactive feedback from each other.
If this is a success then a repeat can be arranged.
This workshop is part of an ongoing series so here are details of those
arranged so far:
Workshops at the Infoseed Hacklab
These will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in our space in
the basement below the Forest Café/Art Space at 3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY
The workshops begin at 7.30pm but space should be open from 7pm and
maybe earlier, feel free to ring ahead to see if open.
The space is also open for general access noon - 3pm every Thursday, and
other times by arrangement.
Monday 17/04/2006: Creating text adventure games
Thursday 20/04/2006: Unix command line
Monday 24/04/2006: Programming in python
Thursday 27/04/2006: Using the Indymedia Website
Monday 22/05/2006: Programming in python
Creating Text Adventure Games (Monday 17/04/2006)
Text adventure games are an old-fashioned kind of game, pre-dating fancy
graphics, where the computer and the player interact to create a story.
No commercial games like this have been made since the 1990s or so, and
no one will ever make money from them again, but quite a few enthusiasts
such games will be presented in this workshop by its author.
These games take a while to make -- each one is a short novel multiplied
by a long coding project -- so it is hoped that after this workshop it
would be helpful for authors to have a regular meeting where they can
swap ideas, debug for each other, and generally hack together. But even
if you're simply curious and want to learn more about these games, come
Unix Command Line Workshop (Thursday 20/04/2006)
The command line is the lowest level and most readily available way to
work with unix/linux systems. The purpose of this workshop is to
introduce people to it, and to provide basic knowledge about the way it
works. No previous familiarity is required. After this session,
attendants should be able to navigate through the unix filesystem and
use the basic commands to manage their files.
Programming in Python (Monday 24/04/2006 repeat: Monday 22/05/2006 )
Programming gives you the opportunity to really take control of your
computer! Especially in the free software world, programming makes it
possible to improve on programs you're not satisfied with -- or even
write your own. This workshop will attempt to teach programming basics
in Python, a powerful yet novice-friendly programming language. Anyone
with basic computing skills should feel free to come along, as no
previous knowledge of programming is required.
Using the Indymedia Website (Thursday 27/04/2006)
Indymedia Scotland runs a website http://scotland.indymedia.org where
news reports, pictures, audio and video can be posted. This workshop
will show the basics of using the site as well as how to get the best
out of using this website. And offer a chance to get more involved in
editorial process of the website. Feel free to bring a digital camera if
you have one if you wish to go through how to get your photos on the site.
Other workshops planned include encryption, phone calls over the
Internet, audio editing with free software, creating websites and
whatever there is demand for and those willing to give.
Practical sessions at the Infoseed could be follow ups to other meetings
Also discussions on social/political aspect of free software are envisaged.
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