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Administration tasks for Upstream Training


Used to create the event. The signup process requires applicants to specify their intentions, which areas to focus on.

Engage with applicants at regular intervals to make sure they are fully engaged and understand what they sign up for. 4 weeks before the event send them a notification to start engaging with teachers and mentors. 2 weeks before the event, remind them to pick a bug and setup their development environment.

Email messages

First welcome email:

       Nice to e-meet you and thanks for subscribing to the OpenStack 
        University course.
        I see from your submission that you're willing to start to
        improve your Free Software contribution skills. This is exactly
        what it is about, although most people think it is just for
        beginners :-) Could you send me a few URLs of your past
        contributions ?
        A week before the course, we will choose a contribution that
        your expectations. Something not too easy so you get to learn as
        much as possible. But not too difficult either so you can
        complete it in a reasonable timeframe. Do you already have
        something in mind ? Or a specific contribution skill that you
        would like to improve ?
        Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions regarding the
        training program.

Second email

TL;DR: pick three bugs from [3] and mail them asap :-)

The OpenStack Upstream Training[1] is just one week away, in Atlanta[2]. 
Time flies !

Could you please pick a few (3 or so) bugs (from the low hanging fruit 
list[3] or elsewhere, it is up to you) that look like good candidates 
for you to work on during the training ? Send me your choice by mail as 
soon as possible and I'll help you pick one. The goal of the training 
will be to get your work accepted upstream. It is best to chose a 
contribution that looks easy. Even the simplest work is an opportunity 
to learn. Keep in mind that we will get started next week-end (10/11 may 
2014) and that we will meet online afterwards, a few times a week, until 
the work is complete.

During the training you will need:

  * A laptop with Wifi
  * A virtual machine running Ubuntu (or any other operating system you 
feel confortable with when working on OpenStack)

It is worth double checking that this works well in advance.


[1] OpenStack Upstream Training 
[2] May 10/11 session in Atlanta 
[3] low hanging fruit 

A link to all Low Hanging Fruit bugs 

Lego management

The Lego need to be shipped weeks ahead of time to volunteers near the convention center. They will help assemble the buildings and bring them to the facility the morning when the training starts, or the evening before, as soon as the rooms are ready.

After the class, the Lego can be displayed in the expo floor.

After the show, the Lego need to be packaged and shipped back to FNTech facilities.

Lego material

  • estimate per student 750g of assorted bulk Lego bricks for the creative session
  • at least two buildings per classroom of the Lego City series

Currently the Foundation owns London Bridge, Sidney Opera House, Pet Store, Cinema, French Restaurant.