About the Orientations on December 12th and 13th.
Some are confused about what's going on about the Orientations on the 12th and 13th and regarding the Aoirthoir's Toolkit course. So here's the skinny (or fat if you are looking at my belly...):
There will be two classes run each week.
The first will run on Thursday morning at 10am.
The second will run on the weekend at a as yet to be determined day and time. (Discussion with the group will determine this...).
These two classes will be teaching the same subjects albeit in different orders.
The Orientation on Sunday December 12th and Monday December 13th are essentially the same orientation. I am running two of them to give everyone a chance to attend one or the other. The orientation is designed to let everyone know what's going on and how the classes are going to be conducted.
Additionally it will allow members of The 396 team to get with students, set up their student web account, host, mysql database, wordpress installation, Linux shell files and so on. And then to provide to the students all of their sign on information, verify skype tests, and irc tests.
So yes Laptops are very helpful to bring along.
Hope that helps.
Aoirthoir The Bellied.