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Workplan

The interactions between the mentors and the mentees forms the core of the project.

The mentors and mentees will have four quarterly face-to-face sessions lasting 1 and a half days each. In addition, mentees are expected to spend 20 - 30 hours per month on projects developed during the course of the project. And mentors are expected to devote 15 - 20 hours per month providing supporting and feedback to both assigned mentees via email, online chat, and telephone.

For the pilot project, we will recruit four mentees who will be mentored by two established techies. In addition, we will recruit additional trainers for the four face-to-face sessions.

The face-to-face meetings will last one and half days and will be scheduled during the work-week. We will house travellers via solidarity housing. All meals will be provided as will the cost of transportation.

First Quarter

June 26 & 27, 2012 -- at the Allied Media Conference, Detroit

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Presentation: Purpose of Training -- How and Why
  • Discharge Sessions: Technology Feelings
  • Skills Sharing -- Install Linux on your laptop and explanation of everything else we'll be doing during this quarter

First Quarter's work:

Perfect the Installation, troubleshoot problems and familiarize yourself with Open Source communications tools:

  1. Install specific software to enhance Linux OS
  2. IRC
  3. SSH
  4. GPG

Second Quarter

Sept. 15 & 16, 2012 (New York City)

Agenda:

  • Participants' Initial Reactions to Course -- Go Round
  • Individual meeting sessions with Mentor and Trainer on Course issues
  • Presentation: Role of Racism in Technology
  • Full group summary and discussion of Course issues
  • Explanation and Discussion of Next Stage

Second Quarter's Work:

  • Installing Virtual Servers
  • This stage involves virtualization and the development of a real server environment. On their laptops, the participants will install, configure and learn to fully use:
    • Web Environment
    • Email system
    • File Server/Samba server

Third Quarter

Dec 8 & 9, 2012 (New York City)

  • Participants' Reactions: Where Am I? -- Go Round
  • Presentation: The Politics of Servers -- How doing one for an organization is very different from doing your own
  • Individual meeting sessions with Mentor and Trainer on Course issues
  • Full group summary and discussion of Course issues
  • Explanation and Discussion of Next Stage

Third Quarter's Work:

Develop your production server:

  1. Will vary depending on needs of mentees - could be an Internet server, could be a office file server
    1. Prepare server for production use and environment
  2. Install, document, and publicize

Fourth Quarter

Face to Face:

March 15 & 16, 2013

  • Participants' Reactions: What More Do I need? -- Go Round
  • Presentation: Where are we going as an Internet community? FOSS, social networking software, use of web, commercial providers...and our communities' struggles.
  • Individual meeting sessions with Mentor and Trainer on Course issues
  • Full group summary and discussion of Course issues
  • Explanation and Discussion of Next Stage

Fourth Quarter Work:

Final "touches" - may change depending on progress, but could include:

  1. Virtual private networking
  2. Internet-based file sharing
  3. Git, Puppet and other Server Admin tools
  4. Installation and Configuration of Supporting Programs (Drupal, Word Press, Mailman, etc.)
  5. Activation of full public server incorporating the needs (or some of the needs) of your organization.

Budget

  • Mentor Fees (for two trainees each): $3600 per year
    • Total Mentor Fees: $7200
  • Face to Face Trips for Trainees
    • Per trip per Trainee: $500
      • (4 trips for 4 trainees): $9,000
    • Meals During Face to Face Sessions (for 4 trainees):
      • Breakfast (2): $50
      • Lunch (2): $150
      • Dinner (1): $150
    • Total per Face to Face: $350
    • Total Year: $1,400
  • Laptop computer for each trainee: $400
    • Total: $1,600
  • Total for Year Project: $19,200

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