[IAEP] Getting Involved

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Wed Jan 21 11:31:25 EST 2009

Hi Caroline,

On 21 Jan 2009, at 15:06, Caroline Meeks wrote:

> How about combining Developer, Web Developer and Administrator into  
> one and adding "Educator"

Hmmm, developer and web-developer are pretty different skills/tasks to  
fold into a role, I was actually in mind that really the developer  
role should be split into core-developer and activity-developer as the  
skill/knowledge sets can be so different (a teacher is unlikely to be  
a core-developer, but hopefully very likely to be an activity- 

I agree that an educator role is an obvious add, but in reality I'd  
want to put just about every other role skill under educator as I  
think we need educators working in all roles! Anyway, perhaps having  
educator skills/knowledge pushing all roles is enough; here's a quick  
stab at a possible Educator role text (please do make some edits!!)

Description of this role: Focus on Sugar's educational needs.

Skills you possess or want to learn: Explaining complex ideas well,  
people skills, teaching through digital objects, understanding of  
educational theories and obstacles, paedagogy, ability to communicate  
with and influence develkopers.

Teams associated with this role: EducationTeam, ActivityTeam,  

Tasks typical in this role: Lesson plans, teacher guides, text book  
templates/samples, articles, leverage Sugar as an ideal platform for  
learning, provide guidance and feedback to those working on technical  
aspects of Sugar, setting educational goals.

For the record, from feedback so far (and my own opinion) leans me in  
the direction of adding 3 new roles; an educator role, a testing-QA  
role, and splitting out a separate activity-developer role from the  
core-developer role.

Anymore for anymore? :-)


> I think technical people are more clueful about what their skills  
> are and will click through to the next page where we can spell out  
> specific skills and specific tasks.
> I think we need to be explicitly welcoming to Educators. I think a  
> teacher looking at the current page would not know where to click.
> Caroline
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Bernie Innocenti  
> <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> Gary,
> your work on http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/GettingInvolved is
> Thank you very much for taking care of it.
> --
>   // Bernie Innocenti - http://www.codewiz.org/
>  \X/  Sugar Labs       - http://www.sugarlabs.org/
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