The Learning Materials and Working Group goal is developing open source training material (licensed as specified by the Hyperledger Charter) to educate people interested in expanding their knowledge of Hyperledger and its projects. The working group will consult with other Hyperledger working groups, Hyperledger team members, and the project maintainers to identify training needs and develop strategies, as well as, material to address those needs. The output of this working group will be targeted towards both technical and non-technical audiences.
The Learning Materials working group has maintained a core group who are dedicated to increasing membership. The newly designed Wiki page's makes it easier to on-board newcomers. The Resource Library is currently the main source for learning materials and documentation for projects. We continue to collect documentation that the community is generating and store it in the library. The Task Sign up / Team Members page serves the dashboard for members to pick up some project work or sponsor a task. The group completed the edits for the new EdX course "Blockchain for Business" that went live in July and are scheduled to edit the Sawtooth technical application course early this Fall as well as the Indy-Aries-Ursa (IAU) course due in October. We are assisting the Special Interest groups by supplying templates, for example, White Paper templates for Telecom and Public Sector, and Use case template for Healthcare. The LMDWG is working on a community Survey, with the help of the TSC, to collect information for the Resources Library as well as to gain contact information from Working Groups, Special Interest Groups, and project maintainers. We developed a project for the Meetup Groups based on a Social Impact summer project . The Hyperledger Princeton Meetup group with the help of the LMDWG group created a project using a checkpoint format and a Sawtooth platform to change the local charity giving model.
We hold our Bi-weekly meetings consistently with agendas, minutes and recordings posted to the Wiki page. The vice chair resigned due to personal reason and we are creating a survey for the community to locate a new one. We are seeing an increased interest in the group and we have geared up for new members by updating our Wiki page. This quarter we completed the edits on the Edx course LFS171x that went live in July. We created the templates for whitepaper and use cases and are working closely with the Special Interest Groups to supply the guidance needed for documentation development. We created a structure to manage a community wide survey and are in the process of developing questions for each survey (1. Projects 2. Special Interest Groups 3 Working Groups) . The work for the Community Glossary began by creating a wiki page to store definition and we have started gather the common terms used. The LMDWG was active in the Hyperledger Meetup project to create a white label program to guide the Meetups in creating a social impact blockchain project."The Giving Chain" and the D2R application was a huge success ( www.bcprinceton.com/project-day ) and will be a featured demo at the Big Apps Blockchain Day October 3rd in New York City.
Since interest in the group has increased, we are actively seeking new leadership and members. Recruitment has begun with in our group and we are reaching out to the marketing department for assistance in getting the word out. With the exposure on the Hyperledger website we anticipate new interest in the group. We plan on getting the Projects, Special Interest Groups and Working Group involved through understanding their needs better with the survey.
Special thanks to the community for the spotlight. We hope this exposure will drive our new member to our Working Group. It is a privilege to be a part of the Hyperledger community. https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2019/09/05/community-spotlight-meet-bobbi-muscara-hyperledger-learning-materials-development-working-group-chair.