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Community meeting/workshop schedule

On Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others gather together to learn and discussion various topics. The community workshops provide us an opportunity for engaging with a broader community to spur our creative processes with topics that may align with our projects, be tangential to, or challenge our ideas and notions by providing alternative perspectives. 

To join the conversation please come to the IDRC office in Toronto or remotely through our Vidyo conference in the fluid_standup room. You may need to install the Vidyo app on your computer or portable device before joining.





Links / Notes
Post Infusion 2.0 Review
Dec 21Mailing List Thread
Cancelled - Due to holidays
Dec 28
Cancelled - Due to holidays
Jan 4
GSoC 2017 BrainstormingJustinJan 11
Inclusive Design OERKobi and DavidJan 18
Using Small Computers (C.H.I.P., Arduino, Raspberry Pi)SimonJan 25

I've created a wiki page for the workshop. Please feel free to edit and add any topics that you would like the meeting to cover:

Small Computers Community Workshop January 2016

TBDEmily McIntyreFeb 1

Suggested Future topics



Agile development: planning

Assistive Technology demos from actual usersGuest?
Teacher to talk about education plans (EP)Guest?
Students with learning disabilities to talk about their experiencesGuest?
People working with students on mindfulness and mental healthGuest?
Talk to people who teach children to programGuest?
Someone from able gamers to talk about how people with various disabilities interact with gamesGuest?
People working with young adults with autismGuest?
Rose? How people engage in social connections and relationshipsGuest?
Empathy Toy
Engage with OCAD students to talk about their projects and/or areas of study. ( MDes and others)Guest?
Music TherapyTheresa
Someone who has developed software for older adults


Someone who works with brain sensing techGuest?

Someone to talk about entrepreneurship and marketing ( how to reach people to use our software and services e.g. P4A, Outside-in, hack-a-thons, etc.)

Latest A11y models and principles to follow, and language to use ( e.g. things that the MDes students are taught )Jutta?
Accessibility in the Toronto Public LibraryGuest?

Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing (Monthly)

  • Minecraft (led by: Michelle and other)
  • Sound Shapes ( Shaw Han??? )
  • IFTT (Jon)
  • etc

Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact

BluedotDesign practices and considerations

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute

IDI Partners (e.g. UofT, Ryerson, etc)

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

KidsLearningCode/GirlsLearningCodeTeaching children to programKathryn Barrett
Centre for Social InnovationEntrepreneurship and marketingAdil Dhalla
Cognitive Aging Lab (Ryerson)Designing for older adults ( ? )

Sara Gallant

Challenges / Hack Session / WorkshopFacilitator


Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community Workshop Topics page.




Links / Notes

Pair/Mob Programming - Part 2Alan / MichelleDec 14Remote Programming Instructions
Inclusive Design OER - Design CritDavid / KobiDec 7 - Github Page - project plan, google docs. - raw git user page

Accessibility in MOOCs: The current state and next stepsFrancisco IniestoNov 30Presentation
Hive Toronto: Community Building and Web LiteracySimona RamkissonNov 23Slides
Pair/Mob ProgrammingMichelle / AlanNov 16
Douglas C. Engelbart's 1968 demo - Video ( last 30 minutes ) + DiscussionJustin / MichelleNov 9
Ursula Franklin: The Real World of TechnologyMichelle / DanaNov 2
Visualization of Complex Medical Data using Next-Generation Holo-graphic TechniquesMichael Page ( Phase Lab OCADU )Oct 26

Video Recording

Douglas C. Engelbart's 1968 demo - VideoJustin / AlanOct 19



Applying Market Research and Analysis Practices

Jim Tobias

Oct 5

GSoC Projects DiscussionGSoC StudentsSep 28

Data Visualizations:

Responsive Music UI Controls:

Discovery Cat:

UIO/Learner Options:

Site deployment tasks

JustinSep 21Website Deployment Checklist
Infusion 2.0 release prep ( pre-testing, discussions, and etc.)JustinSep 14 Infusion 2.0 Release Status
Sonification Primer - Video ( Part 2 )Video / JonSep 7
Sonification Primer - Video ( Part 1 )Video / JonAug 31
Computer Studies in Public High SchoolPak WongAug 24


Video Recording

Discussion on Accessible GamingGodfrey and TimAug 17Google Doc
Introduction to DesignDana and SepidehAug 10
Discussion: Interactive Touch Inputs with Screen ReadersJon / Justin

Aug 3


PhET Sims:


Introduction and Discussion of the GPII NexusSimonJuly 27Repo
Self assessment strategy for measuring and tracking software skills like collaboration and creativityJulia / Evangelos KaprosJuly 20

SkillTrack Report Presentation HCII2016.pdf

Learnovate Centre_Grow Your Skills with Peer Feedback.pdf

Discussion of use cases for built-in a11y features on Windows and Mac: Continued from June 22ndJuliaJuly 13a11y features
Discussion: Screen Reader StrategiesJon HungJuly 6

Discussion Guide and Notes (google doc)

Video Recording

Surfing the Internet with JAWS and MAGic!

Discussion: Working with students with Developmental Disabilities and how they use technology / sharing IDRC projectsDragan Pausak / Michelle D'SouzaJune 29

Applewood School

Video Recording Part 1

Video Recording Part 2

Discussion of use cases for built-in a11y features on Windows and MacJuliaJune 22a11y features
Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: "Self: The Movie"Video and Group DiscussionJune 15


"Self: The Movie"

Inclusive Design Mapping Tool exerciseJuttaJune 1Requirement Mapping (Petals & Flowers)
Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: "Twine"AlanMay 25Presentation / Demo
Requirement Mapping ( Petals & Flowers ) ( Staring at 3pm )JuttaMay 18Requirement Mapping (Petals & Flowers)
Introduction to ProgrammingAlanMay 4Workshop Twine  

Presentation Slides 
Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: LogoAntranigApril 27

MetatectureSteveApril 20


Wiki GardeningFluid TeamApril 13
Reserved for OCADU Vision & Mission Project
March 30
SEOKatya BovykinaMarch 23 Slides
Discuss about onboarding into the Fluid communityJustinMarch 16Notes
APCP Self-assessment dashboardJuttaMarch 9
IDRC Web Site Design: ( site map )Sepideh, Dana, JonMarch 2Notes
Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Super Mario MakerSimonFebruary 24

Super Mario Maker: Nintendo's essence, in your hands by Christian Nutt (Gamasutra)

Moneyball, but for Mario—the data behind Super Mario Maker popularity (Ars Technica)

Super Mario Maker Bookmark (Nintendo web catalogue of courses)

Mario Maker Mornings: Part 83 [Don't Underestimate 8-Year-Old Kids]

IDRC Web Site Design: (next steps, who will do what, goals, and etc.)

MichelleFebruary 17


Design Sketches

Start Focused Fluid Infusion 2.0 release testing.Justin/MichelleFebruary 10

Test Plans

Testing Tasks

Mailing List Thread

Communication in Open Source Communities: How we can make things betterJustin / MichelleFebruary 3Fluid Project Communication Synchrospetive
Communication in Open Source CommunitiesJustin / MichelleJanuary 27Fluid Project Communication Synchrospetive
GSoC 2016 project brainstormingJustinJanuary 20

Project Ideas - Brainstorming

GSoC 2016 Projects


eHealth and Digital Services Innovation in SwedenVivian VimarlundJanuary 13

Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

Check out the Collaborate page for more ways to get involved!

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