1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
We have the ‘Guardians’ community, which serves to acquire technological group knowledge, maintain the laboratories and develop solutions for the use of the Computer Science course. In addition, we have the PET, Tutorial Education Program, which also provides support to students and mini-courses. I feel that the areas of action of these communities are restricted. I imagine that a more open community that students could attend and teach each other would be a good idea.
2. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
I imagine that the Github Student developer pack provides materials and tools that are great for exercising the technological learning, in addition, Git as a version control tool helps the organized development of student projects and solutions. As such, GitHub Classroom allows for more detailed classroom monitoring and how projects are being developed. Through the Campus Advisor, I intend to influence the communities of my campus, and to increase the technological knowledge of the community. I also want to join the Campus Expert Program, and be able to further encourage the community.
3. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
I think the materials provided by GitHub are good. I also think that alone, the work will be more costly. So having more people I can count on would be good. I will recommend colleagues to join the program so that we can have a better outcome with the community. I hope to have the support of the course coordination to implement strategies to increase the knowledge of students and stakeholders through internal programs, hackathons, etc …
My present knowledge is still little compared to what I have yet to learn. A very important thing would be to have the help of someone who could help me gain knowledge so that I could pass it on. Apparently this will not be a problem, as I have you and the entire github education community.