I’m going to send this email out later today, but here’s a head start for my blog readers. Feel free to comment.
Yeah, school is okay, but theres another way to learn things. People I know have lots of skills. They are willing to share them, and they want to learn new ones, and nobody has to spend any money–just a little time. So I am putting together Slackademics Vancouver. Every week or two, a few of us get together. Someone is designated the teacher for the evening/day. Whatever is in demand and is available. In trying to get the first session off the ground, Id like to find out: Whos interested in participating
Whos willing to teach
What your skills are
What you want to learn
To kickstart the procedure, Ive compiled a list of some skills and spheres of knowledge. If you are interested in participating, please indicate what skills you are willing to teach, and what skills you are interested in learning. Note that this is for people in and around Vancouver BC.
Guitar, piano, other instrument; read music; drawing; painting; knitting; language (Mandarin, Cantonese, German ); tennis; culture jamming; screen printing; art history; writing; grammar; cooking; hairdressing; bike repair; miniature painting; nutrition; optimizing computer; exercise/personal training; building a web site; flash; photoshop/other programs; first aid; investing/finances; yoga; tai chi; gardening; woodworking; plumbing; job hunting; acting; vocal training; mediation; marine biology; running a business; counseling; photography; animation; dance; filmmaking; origami; stained glass; jewelry making; sculpting; airbrushing; astronomy; tattoo; time management; auto mechanics; floristry; electronics; graphic design; wiring; health; sound engineering; poetry/songwriting; art history; music history; other (describe!)
Additionally, if youve taken any college/university courses, please consider sharing your knowledge on the subjects.
Im trying to figure out how best to manage this, so please let me know if you have a preference as to how youd like to be contacted/not contacted. Do you prefer email only? A yahoogroup? LiveJournal community? Myspace forums? Google group?
For now, you can just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org