we were discussing a quarterly event in order to improve engagement in the community and get new people into RIOT OS. There are two possible ways we can imagine such an event. I am going to present you the two options and would like to know what you prefer. You can, of course, give your input on each one. Both events would be completely online, in order to reach a global audience. Matrix channels, website etc. would be needed for such an event and created accordingly.
Option 1: Hackathon
This event would function like any other Hackathon. You get together with a couple of other people and create some application. We would rate the applications and choose some winners. We cannot offer any prizes, but we can shoutout the winner via Twitter. Optional we could also have a couple of people helping the contestants with their little projects. This would requires enough people who are willing to support newcomers.
Option 2: Hands On Training
This event would rather focus on ready to use applications. There are a couple of examples which can be used and the newcomers try to run them on their microcontrollers. There would be some sessions in which different perspectives of RIOT get explained. This event would rather be educationally focused and less hands on app development.
- Option 1: Hackathon
- Option 2: Hands On Training
- One week
- 2 days during the week
This event would be aligned with other W3C and IETF in order to get more people from there involved in RIOT OS.
Do you have any other important events, we should take into considerations?