I've been trawling the madison.craigslist job boards, but having nosed around here for a bit [and being a S67 member] I find this a bit less anonymous, the people more qualified, and the gene pool decidedly healthier. I also have a problem with most of the current "authority," everybody who totes their degrees around with a sense of entitlement, and everyone who takes a degree as the sole token of ability. In the pursuit of a new education paradigm, one based on apprenticeship and a rounded curriculum that includes meaningful contributions to society and self, I obviously had to come across S67. Having just exited the k12 system, I can say, with the authority provided of fresh experience, that it could use a lot of work. I saw a lot of the cream get mixed up with the dregs, and it seems to me that we lost some of my classmates to some part of the machine's cogs and belts, when they should have landed in with the controlling wires and circuits. Undoubtedly they will attain their lot of silicon and a constant current source in time, but the economy is bad, we have a massive national debt, and a few wars that should be dealt with. Their slow rise back through society will take time. We [of course this is quite generous, most of this existed before I joined, and I have contributed little] have already created a sort of melting pot at Sector67, and I was wondering if there is any interested in taking that a few steps farther, including jobs and a more structured education framework into the mix. I know a lot of you have your fancy degrees lying around :3. I also know y'all have full time jobs and tons of other stuff to do, but perhaps if there was community support and cashflow (dare I say prestige?) we could sucker you into a part time position at Sector67, lecture style.
Anyway, this is two posts now hopelessly merged into one, vague, gaseous planet of a post, but the two main points are; Jobs board, and Classes board (or something similar) where people can see times and dates, talk to each other, etc? Perhaps including online payment options would keep attendance up
I'd really love to be able to take some programming classes, math classes or something along those lines and I'm sad to see no upcoming events.
I can do/ help with coding, etc. (all of you exhausted S67 webdevs and your naysaying!) I need experience and portfolio padding (I don't have any fancypants degrees yet.)
Anywhoom, it's past time to put this to bed.