A skillshare-like learning platform for the Flatiron community
Flatiron students are an eclectic and talented bunch. Our alumni and admitted students also are, doubly so. We wanted to create a platform to help connect those with things to teach to those with a desire to learn, and help promote the flow of knowlege with the Flatiron community.
We specifically hope to help admitted students find guidance as they progress through the Flatiron pre-work, which has traditionally been done independently.
- Ability to filter lessons based on interest and availability
- Easy to request or offer lessons based on interest or need
- Community-oriented design makes it easy to assess interest before committing resources to teaching
- Integration with github to calculate 'github score' based on user's repositories
- Twitter Bootstrap
Users log on through github, and can immediately browse for available courses, request new courses, or volunteer to teach a course. Potential teachers can browse for requested courses and volunteer to teach them. Potential students can browse courses on offer and sign up to take them. Students may also request courses, and multiple students can sign on and show interest -- helping potential teachers identify and meet those needs.
Scheduling features! Once students and teachers have been connected, how can we make help them find a time to meet? Auto-pruning: A weekly task which messages students to confirm interest, or else it automatically drops them from the lesson -- important to prevent large numbers of abandoned lessons.
- Built-in calendar system to improve coordinating of lessons
- Regular notifications to encourage active maintenance of lessons
Sam Schlinkert: @sts10
Daniel Kronovet: @kronosapiens
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