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Re: Skill badges, mentors, and apprentices

From: Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 17:13:16 +0000
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CCE7E185.341F6%ameissne@adobe.com>
Don't forget: "DocSprint Organizer", and possibly "DocSprint Participant"
(might be too hard to verify?).

*Jay

P.S.: No, not a selfish thought!!


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Datum: KW 49 | Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012 13:14
An: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Betreff: Skill badges, mentors, and apprentices
Neu gesendet von: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Neu gesendet am: KW 49 | Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012 13:14

>(Another action item form the last general meeting - write this up as a
>formal proposal. I thought I'd send my initial thoughts around for
>comment first, before recording them on the site anywhere)
>
>We should start a system whereby people are given recognition for the
>skills they possess, as well as the contributions they have made to the
>site. So for contributions, you could have badges for
>
>* Q&A moderator
>* Numbers of answers in Q&A
>* IRC moderator
>* Number of new articles
>* Number of edits
>* Number of template updates
>* Translations contributed
>
>And then for skills, you could have
>
>* Editor
>* Writer
>* Template ninja
>* Design smarts (for those like Seb and Lea, who have contributed styling)
>* International superhero: Germany, or France, etc. (awarded for certain
>language contributions)
>* Domain expert: HTML, or CSS (you have certain specific knowledge of
>different subjects)
>
>This would act as recognition, as well as letting others know what skills
>you have, so they can determine who best to approach if they have a query
>or problem.
>
>Moving on from this, we should also run a system whereby experts in
>different skills should act as mentors for those who want to learn. This
>is especially relevant to WPD specific skills like editing and template
>modification, but could perhaps be extended to other things. The idea
>would be that the mentor could train the apprentice in that specific
>skill, and then once the mentor is satisfied that the apprentice has
>reached a certain level of proficiency, award them a skill badge to say
>so.
>
>This would probably require the creation of a nice new icon set for this
>purpose. Would Mozilla's open badges project have anything to help with
>this?
>
>Chris Mills
>Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
>Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
>Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
>(http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-
>finally-published)
>
>* Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
>* Learn about the latest open standards technologies and techniques:
>http://dev.opera.com
>* Contribute to web education: http://www.w3.org/community/webed/
>
>
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