Webmaking for Nannies Vol. 2 Day 2 Recap
And we’re done (again)!
I just concluded the Webmaking workshop with The next group of nannies, caregivers, and volunteers at the Kababayan Community Centre in Toronto.
It’s always a tired, yet great feeling to finish a workshop and see how the participants understand the web better and be excited about being makers of the web, rather than just spectators.
What I like about this group is that the ones who finished has a better grasp of the Webmaker tools and are very comfortable with remixing web pages and Webmaker makes.
Here are some of my own personal takeaways from the last couple of weeks:
- Persona issues - There were a couple of participants that had issues with Mozilla Persona (Mozilla’s identity platform that Webmaker uses). Upon investigation, the issue stemmed from the behavior that Persona will generate an error if a third-party authentication fails (e.g. Yahoo email).
- Attrition - From an orginal 20 sign-ups, the session finished with 10 people. Based on feedback, those who did not come today found the last session too difficult.
- Time - This is a bit odd, but I actually did not run out of time today. I guess it’s because the participants who were still here were more familiar with the platform already compared to last week.
I also want to share what the participants presented:
- Ezra - https://rtcanlas.makes.org/thimble/ezra-1
- Romy - https://rtcanlas.makes.org/thimble/rtc-world-news-event
- So l- https://smreportado.makes.org/thimble/boracay-
- Liberty - https://libertyatiwon.makes.org/thimble/volcanoes
- Jenie - https://jenied.makes.org/thimble/cruises-holidays
- Randy - https://apple56.makes.org/thimble/furniture-shop7
- Milet - https://trishaganda.makes.org/thimble/batangas
- Jayneth - https://arjay1978.makes.org/thimble/jayneth-murillo-
- Carmelita - https://carmi.makes.org/thimble/hometown
- Paula - https://ezelala2.makes.org/thimble/music-
All of those projects were based on a template I made from Foundation and asked the participants to remix based on their interests.
Based on the feedback from the participants, they were very optimistic on what they have learned and are very willing to share the information they learned to their family, friends, and employers/wards.
The next step for me now is having a “Train the Trainer” session with the community centre staff so they will be able to run these sessions with more regularity and even tweak the program to make it more suitable to the audience further.
I personally like this approach as it makes more Webmaker mentors who are helping out the nanny/caregiver community in the city and potentially expand the Webmaker community by manifold. I personally think this move will diversify the Webmaker community even more and increase the number of new Webmaker mentors.