Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus

Added by Naike Beggiato almost 5 years ago

BO: Peter Pröll
Income: 89'740.00 Spending: 179'090.00 Sum: 89'350.00

Abstract:

The Education Committee aims to set up the TYPO3 Campus, which includes an e-learning platform (with gamification and helping companies with further education of their employees, broaden the TYPO3 community, identify new developers for the core teams, making it easy for newcomers to learn TYPO3), educational events, planning new certifications, a mentorship programme for newcomers, a trainer marketplace, employment ads and much more. We consider the TYPO3 Campus to become a key factor in fostering the community and rising the knowledge level. This is especially true for new technologies (Neos). The project is not a short term project. It started in 2014 with the Certification Preparation Workshops and a lot of strategical plannings and first preparations and will be launched in 2015 partly. It will be extened with all functionality during 2016 and 2017.

Subprojects

Certification Preparation Workshop: A 4 hour introduction to the integrator certification including the certification book and a certification voucher. Aims to raise the number of certifications per year and to help people with the preparation for the certification.

Badges: All activities of the Education Committee will be fitted with underlying gamification. Base for it is the badges concept known from computer games. We will use the openbadges.org concept. The actual concept will include not only Education Committee activities but also reach out to other parts of the TYPO3 project (i.e. code sprints, events, …).

Alumni Days: Target group are the existing Certified TYPO3 Integrators. Besides that this event will be for networking, it will provide workshops to get up-to-date with the latest development in TYPO3 CMS. The idea is that participants will also automatically be re-certified for one year by visiting the event.

TYPO3 Campus is the home of all our projects will be a moodle based extension of typo3.org with online learning units. It will offer a company integration to help companies with their continuous training of their staff. It also will provide a mentorship programme for newcomers and a trainer integration.

Task Forces of the Education Committee:

Certification-Preparation-Workshop TF, Company Integration TF, Curriculum TF, Events TF, Gamification TF, Infrastructure TF, Learing Units TF, Mentorship & Concierge TF, Trainer Integration TF


Replies (8)

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Philipp Gampe almost 5 years ago

This means we will additionally get a generic badges implementation for typo3.org, that can be used by other teams to provide pages too?

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Marcus Schwemer almost 5 years ago

Hi,

did you think about combining the alumni day with "T3DD15" or "TYPO3 Dialog 2015"? 300 € seem to be quite expensive ... esp. if you think about freelancers and small agencies which have to cover travel and hotel costs additionally.

Best regards,
Marcus

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Andreas almost 5 years ago

I'm curious - literally there is nearly no money for code development of Typo3 CMS (200€ for 50 persons as appreciation; rest is for meetings, management activities, heart-lung machine of the remaining core activities). If you look a little bit closer at all the applications and there items - the great measure of the money get's into NEOS and FLOW or education or marketing money for this projects.

Typo3 CMS still has the biggest performance problems and this since over two years, lots of unresolved bugs and suffers from the Janus strategy of the Marketing.
If the Typo3 association is actually Neos Association, than this should be stated to give the developers and the core team a chance to make there best out of the development state of Typo3.
I plead for a split up in the nearest future (1), or to make it clear (2) that Neos is the future and the next year Typo3 is just at the heart-lung machine so all people have the chance to switch properly.

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Jo Hasenau almost 5 years ago

Andreas no-lastname-given wrote:

I'm curious - literally there is nearly no money for code development of Typo3 CMS (200€ for 50 persons as appreciation; rest is for meetings, management activities, heart-lung machine of the remaining core activities). If you look a little bit closer at all the applications and there items - the great measure of the money get's into NEOS and FLOW or education or marketing money for this projects.

Don't know where you got that information from, but the budget applications tell me a completely different story.

There is a large amount of "non EN" costs in the CMS application. Actually the Neos team applies for just a third of the work time amount, so your "Neos association conspiracy theory" is not in accordance with the facts. And there are other applications (i.e. the TYPO3 User Experience Week) which will give at least the same amount as a ROI even though there is no paid worktime for these kind of sprints. This year's T3UXW was 30.000€ enabling costs as an investment for a return of unpaid work of 30 participants worth 120.000€. Not to mention the real impact this valuable voluntary input will have for the future especially of TYPO3 CMS.

The interesting thing about the work time budget of TYPO3 CMS is, that even though there always has been a budget for paid coding available, just a few people applied for it, while the rest remained unused or was redirected for other purposes. So throwing in more money would not necessarily give you more quantity and definitely not more quality of code, while enabling people to work in a nice and hassle free environment with a good service will increase productivity a lot.

I recommend watching these videos, to get a grasp of what is really going on in the TYPO3 world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPySET0Beew, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvxgPTWk_Ec

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Andreas almost 5 years ago

Thank you for the rapid answer. I appreciate your work e.c. in the T3UXW. But to tell that this is the Typo3 world is not quite right. This is the necessary protected Typo3 area or development playground and not the wild.

Typo3 lost a huge amount of credibility (Janus marketing, still going on problems) at the customers side and with agencies - this you grasp of the Typo3 world out in the wild.

I believe your long time experience about motivation problems in this organizational environment to solve problems or develope code. Even though - Neos has had 2014 and 2015 a clear application forms for development. But still this is feedback and critic to the budget plan of the association, right!?

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Jochen Weiland almost 5 years ago

1) I'm wondering why the calculation states hotel costs at the max. allowed rate of 100 EUR/night per person. Most other budget applications assume hotel rates from 45-80 EUR, and there are nice hotels available for that rate (i.e. Motel One).

2) From the description it appears that in 2015 we will achieve the basic functionality with extended functionality in 2016 and 2017. What budget is planned for these days and how usable will the platform be if there is no (or a limited) budget is granted for 2016/2017?

3) How can we measure the results of this project? For example, how many learning units will be available by the end of 2015? We just have to make sure, that we not only have 16 sprints during the real, but also usable results.

Best regards
Jochen

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Jo Hasenau almost 5 years ago

This is not about motivation problems, the information I gave was just meant to explain, that having more paid code than there is already, is just not necssary, because unpaid code works out quite well. And since your arguments against the budget plan are based on wrong assumptions, they can be easily proved wrong by just reading the numbers of the 2015 budget applications and the real budgets assigned to the different teams in 2014.

So the only problem that might still be valid is your personal perception of the credibility of TYPO3 "out in the wild", but actually - as your whole discussion topic - this does not belong to the budget of TYPO3 campus at all.

RE: Education Committee / TYPO3 Campus - Added by Andreas almost 5 years ago

Typo3 campus I chosen since in there application form it's stated that Campus especially is needed for the new technologies (like Neos). I would like to see more money on Code Sprints or User Experience Sprints where bugfixes are made or two special Code Sprints for performance of 6.2 (or 7.0). So on this big item of the buget Education Committee you see that new technologies bring a rat-tail of lots of new expenses and codependance to comanies and teams which want there part of the cake. No offense to this team!
But I'd like to see better performance and a bug free CMS and I daresay that this is one of the most important parts of promotion and a cms-community.

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