[ddj] FREE online course "Introduction to Databases" from Stanford University School of Engineering

Nicola Hughes nicola at scraperwiki.com
Thu Sep 22 11:23:15 UTC 2011

Dear all

I'll leave the voting
until the end of the month, will then see which 'place' is the most
popular to host the study group, set it up and them email this list to get
everyone who's interested joined. Whatever it is I'll leave it open so that
anyone who stumbles upon it can still take part. So far it looks like P2PU
is popular. If you haven't seen it please do check it out. An IRC chat room
is always good to outsource the online chat function. The wider world of
twitter is also fine but not very well contained. Either way, we can get
everyone to put up their handles and what not.

So you've got just over a week to cast your votes. I suggest you download an
IRC GUI, I have Colloquy as I'm a Mac user.

Will set up P2P class, Facebook group (ps: not too many developers like
Facebook), Google group, EJC forum (Liliana, I think we'll need more
infrastructure than a forum) , whatever you decide.

I suggest #ddjdb for twitter once the course starts.

Anyway, cast your votes. This is purely experimental and I'm not a born
admin so this will have to grow organically. Might attempt a Google Hangout
at some point. We're all internet savvy here. I'm sure we'll work it out.

PS: I'm building an IRC NewsBot in an attempt to create a social command
line built from newsroom functions so my bot will reside in the IRC channel.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Liliana Bounegru <bounegru at ejc.net> wrote:

> Dear all,
> The Stanford University School of Engineering offers a free online
> course "Introduction to Databases" from October 10 through December 12. The
> instructor will be available for online discussions. The course does not
> assume prior knowledge of any specific topics, however a reasonable amount
> of programming, as well as knowledge of basic computer science theory will
> make the material more accessible.
> To sign up for the course and get more information check this page<http://db-class.org/>
> .
> Nicola Hughes of ScraperWiki (in cc) is interested in creating a study
> group for this course. If anyone is interested to join her please reply to
> this email.
> Best,
> Liliana
> ===
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