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#1 2020-07-05 15:30:58

gaekwad
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Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

I’m scoping out demand or interest for self-hosted, streaming live coding / how-to sessions and site tours. I’d appreciate your input.

From a technical standpoint, one person would schedule a session where they share the subject matter ahead of time, whether it’s a Textpattern how-to, perhaps some tag sorcery, theme development specifics, anything that’s connected to Textpattern. Perhaps you have an established site using some neat tricks behind the scenes – it doesn’t have to be limited to actual live coding.

One person broadcasts (uploads), everyone else watches (downloads) in a media player of choice, and we can have some sort of backchannel comms for Q&A. We can store the streams for the community to refer to, perhaps turn into docs or knowledgebase articles, this all depends on the presenter’s wishes.

Without obligation, is this of any interest to you? If so, would you be a viewer or a broadcaster, or both?

Thank you.

Edit: clarification of subjects.

Last edited by gaekwad (2020-07-06 09:25:44)

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#2 2020-07-06 07:05:42

jakob
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

I’ll get the ball rolling: That sounds like a fun idea. I almost always learn most from seeing how other people do things in ingenious ways, or getting feedback on how one could do things more simply or better.

I could imagine being both viewer and (very occasional) broadcaster. For myself, the bigger problem is finding the time for the many great initiatives afoot, but that’s not something you can solve!


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#3 2020-07-06 07:31:53

gaekwad
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

jakob wrote #324300:

I almost always learn most from seeing how other people do things in ingenious ways, or getting feedback on how one could do things more simply or better.

Exactly this! You read my mind!

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#4 2020-07-06 07:40:43

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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

It sounds interesting and it may expand our user base. I’m for it more as a viewer as I do not consider myself to be an excellent coder. I love the idea of the backchannel for interactivity.


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#5 2020-07-06 07:47:46

jakob
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

gaekwad wrote #324302:

Exactly this! You read my mind!

:-) … and the other way I learn is from mistakes.


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#6 2020-07-06 07:53:19

Dragondz
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

Hi,

Good idea, but it should be enough viewers to make sense!

Cheers.

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#7 2020-07-06 08:21:30

gaekwad
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

colak wrote #324303:

It sounds interesting and it may expand our user base. I’m for it more as a viewer as I do not consider myself to be an excellent coder. I love the idea of the backchannel for interactivity.

It could also extend to non-code things: architecture of how a Textpattern site is constructed and maintained, some interesting hacks that make clever stuff work, that sort of thing. I remember seeing a YT video some time ago of a behind the scenes (admin) tour of a very old Textpattern site, and there were things I learned because I’d never considered certain approaches until I’d seen it done elsewhere.

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#8 2020-07-06 09:18:52

Bloke
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

colak wrote #324303:

I’m for it more as a viewer as I do not consider myself to be an excellent coder.

As Pete says, I don’t see this as just about coding. Any tips, tricks, things you do, plugins you use and how it helps your workflow or your clients. Ways you use shortcodes or forms or your page layout flow. Heck, if there was enough time in the universe, you could talk us through your behemoth .htaccess file :D


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#9 2020-07-06 10:48:28

colak
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

Bloke wrote #324309:

As Pete says, I don’t see this as just about coding. Any tips, tricks, things you do, plugins you use and how it helps your workflow or your clients. Ways you use shortcodes or forms or your page layout flow. Heck, if there was enough time in the universe, you could talk us through your behemoth .htaccess file :D

I’m slowly preparing a shortcode with a GDPR complient consent which would allow users to embed videos from youtube, vimeo, the Internet Archive, dailymotion and I am still investigating other video hosting sites. Maybe it would be of use to the community.

As you said, there isn’t enough time to expand on the htaccess file:)

I’ll need about a month to complete and test the shortcode as I am working on converging deadlines for other projects.


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#10 2020-07-06 11:59:06

michaelkpate
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Re: Livestream sessions - Textpattern, web dev, admin tours

If anyone has any aspirations to be the Ninja of Programming, Twitch has a Coding Section. And there is also Education Ecosystem

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