9am - 9:30am: Breakfast

9:30am - 10am: Checkin

10am - 12:15pm: Course Material: Core Skills

12:15 - 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm - 4:30pm: Open project time, self-directed, team/group activities

4:30pm - 5pm: Checkout, goal of the day, what’s tomorrow?

Four areas of skill building:

  • Technical (coding, automation, testing, version control, patches, bug tracking, staging/dev env)
  • Community (open, communication, documentation, blogging, IRC, being mentored & mentoring others)
  • Web Literacy (exploring, building, connecting)
  • Business Skills (interviews, resumes, portfolio, social media, clients, gathering specs)

There will be badges:

Two kinds of badges:

  • Created by Ascend leader-mentors to mark a specific skill
  • Created by participants to mark breakthroughs, creating a path for others to follow you