I’m a Discourse enthusiast who tried himself to implement such thing but found no community to build it up so far. As such, I found it simply amazing when a friend pointed me to this school of yours and I realized you have done it so! It’s the first Discourse community I find in the wild!
But then, I could find no topics explaining what it is. Sure, the website does say:
Hi, we are OpenTechSchool, a distributed community initiative organising welcoming and inclusive code learning happenings with real people in the real world. Our offers are for technology enthusiasts of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and experience levels. On top, we invite anyone to become an organiser themselves, set up their own local chapter organising learning events and join our community of coaches everywhere in creating original teaching material under the open Creative Commons Licence.
I just think this should also be pinned to this “forums”! Shouldn’t it?
What it says under foundation is also very relevant, IMHO:
The OpenTechSchool e.V. has officially been established January 5th, 2013. As of March 25th, 2013 it is officially registered as a “gemeinütziger e.V.” — a non-profit foundation under German law. The main objective of creating the OpenTechSchool e.V. was to have a legal entity to help with sponsoring and structural things. Generally the foundations goal is to provide any kinds of service and help to nurture the OpenTechSchool movement all over the globe.
In any case, I wanted to introduce myself and see how it goes from there.
I would also love to visit you guys one day and maybe even bring a new location to where I live, but this is just a far-reach wet dream of someone who barely knows you guys!
Let me also ask you this… Would you call yourself a Business Incubator? I hardly know what this even means, but I’m currently looking for such a similar place or space here in Sao Paulo.
Hope those are not too many subjects for a topic…