Community meeting/workshop schedule

Every Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others get together to learn and chat about some introductory topics as a form of knowledge sharing. Users who are remote typically join via Vidyo.

To join the conversation please login to our Vidyo conference in the fluid_standup room. You may need to install the Vidyo app on your computer or portable device before joining.

Upcoming

Topic

Facilitator

Date

Links / Notes
Discussion of use cases for built-in a11y features on Windows and Mac: Continued from June 22ndJuliaJuly 13a11y features
Self assessment strategy for measuring and tracking software skills like collaboration and creativityJuliaJuly 20 
Introduction on Design PrinciplesDana and SepidehJuly 27 
TBD 

Aug 3

 
TBD Aug 10 
TBA: Related to Accessible GamingGodfrey and TimAug 17 
TBD Aug 24 
TBD Aug 31 
TBD Sep 7 
TBD Sep 14 
TBD Sep 21 
TBD Sep 28 

Suggested Future topics

Topic

Facilitator

Agile development: planning

Michelle
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

Guest?

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.)

Guest?
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
Mozilla  
BluedotDesign practices and considerations 
STEAMLabs  
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
  

 

 


Past

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

Topic

Facilitator

Date

Links / Notes

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

Video

"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

Demo

http://metatecture.ca

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

Notes

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

GSoC

eHealth and Digital Services Innovation in SwedenVivian VimarlundJanuary 13 

 

 

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