Flossie 2013 London

Hi everybody!
On 8th and 9th of November there will be Flossie Conf in London - A Conf. about woman a software libre

And we, as OTS, will be there!
We will run 2 workhsop - Python (90min) and Html/css (60min).
Each workshop will be up to 10/15 learners so not so big but is an important chance for us to make London knows about OTS

We are currently looking for a coaches! (better if they could coach in both workshop, but not necessary) in London (or maybe willing to fly there).
If you want, have a contact or know someone willing to coach there, please write here or to me.
The material is already ready, needs maybe just some adjustment.

Looking forward to hear from you!

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ciao @anaketa ,

cool thats exciting!
is there a blog post or something looking for coaches in london or how are you promoting it?
i can retweet and ask around,i know a couple of people there,maybe some of 'em can help spread the word.
nice job coordinating this!


Share the link to this post, I’d say. Maybe we could also post this on social media channels…?

Yes, already ask for it! :slight_smile:

More info:

8th Nov. - Flossie 2013 Conf at Queen Mary University

Html/css workshop from 14.00 to 15.00
Here the material: https://github.com/OpenTechSchool/html-css-beginners

Python workshop from 16.00 to 17.30
Here the material: https://github.com/OpenTechSchool/python-beginners

There is no strict teaching involved, coaches are just around to answer questions from learners as they go through the tutorials by themselves.
It’s literally volunteering.

Hey, I’m happy to help out with either/both workshops if you’re still looking for volunteers? :slight_smile:

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Hi @vikkiread! Yes, we are still looking for coaches and if you can help with both that’s amazing!
Are you from London, isn’t it?
Do you attend the Conference by your self or you need a ticket?

If you have any question about the material or about anything else, just ask :slight_smile:

I would be happy to volunteer! I’m from London and my schedule is free.

Is there any age restrictions? I’m 18 and I know Python/HTML/CSS/C etc.


Hey @anaketa, yep I’m in London, I don’t have a ticket for the conference though sorry, totally didn’t think of that, is that a problem?

@vikkiread nope thats perfectly fine-- we can get you a ticket:)

@hako nice to have you on board, there are no age restrictions in Opentechschool , we are very happy to have young brain to help us :wink:

OK, ace :slight_smile: Is there anything I need to do before the day? I think I’ve seen the material before ( I may have done a workshop based on it as well, but not sure), and I’m pretty familiar with css/js/html/python, but don’t know if there’s anything I need to do?

no, nothing in particular. Just be ready :slight_smile:
Coaching at OTS isn’t really about be a teacher. Usually in our workshops people arrive, start to read the material we prepared for them and if they are stack we are there for help them.
So is more be around, be aware if someone is in need (lot of people are to shine for ask lot of questions but we are actually there for this reason, right? ), always help people while smiling and be patient.

That’s all :slight_smile:

Hi coaches!
Flossie 2013 is just over a week away, are you ready?
So I am writing the final details.

Flossie 2013 will be at Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS in the Maths building. Nearest Tube stations are Mile End and Stepney Green. Here is a map showing the location http://tinyurl.com/o6vwmxh
You can download a copy of the Flossie 2013 programme for reference http://tinyurl.com/lduo4rd

Please ensure that you have booked your free ticket for the event using the code Flossie2013contribx467 - refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

On arrival please report to reception - your contacts for the day will be me, Giorgia Sambrotta. If you have a problem please email giorgia@opentechschool.org or text/call +49 152 08141291.
If you can’t get in contact with me and is important, you can write to iscoordinate@flossie.org.

On Friday 8 November the OTS workshops is running in the Codesprint space in Room 103 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and 4pm to 5:30pm.
Please check the time, they modified it.

Looking forward to meeting all of you!

Hi all. I’m Tessa - a web developer working at the University of Bristol. I’ll be helping out with Python workshop at the FLOSSIE conference. I look forward to meeting you all.


Hi everyone. My name’s Christopher, I run a small music education tech company. I’ll be coming along to help out at the Python workshop on Friday. Look forward to meeting you then!

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@vikkiread @hako @cjerrells @assetweb hey guys, today is the day, ready ?! :slight_smile:
if you could come here between 30min and 15min before the workshop you should be coach for, is great.
i will wait for you there :smiley:
see u later!

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Hi Giorgia,

Great, I’m looking forward! I just tried texting you (to say exactly this!) on the number given above, but my message was undeliverable. Is this the correct number? +49 152 08141291



Update: Never mind, it just sent when I tried again!

Hi everybody!
Sorry for getting back so late but I had some stuff to work on in these days.
I wanna thank all of you for coming, was a great sessions of workshops even if there were not so many people. But that was also the reason why many learners have a very good feedback from the workshops.
You all did a very great job and thank you for spending your free time there.

The conference was nice in general, very friendly atmosphere and lot of people were asking when will be the next workshop or where they can find OTS again in London.
We also already have at least 3 people interest in start an OpenTechSchool in London so please if you are also interest on it, let me know and I will include you as well in the organizer list/discourse post.

I hope to see you all again somewhere in the world!

@cjerrells @assetweb @vikkiread @hako