@paulo @Fox Thanks! I would suggest posting at least a few different ideas, especially in the current phase (1), which is a brainstorm of all talks we can think of, whether we would present them ourselves or not. It’s meant to help everyone else get more ideas, and have a big pool of talks to pick from.
A few ideas on my side:
"So you want to become a core contributor?" Presentation of the core contributor program (what it is, who is part of it, what is done with it), with a focus on advertising it to people who aren’t core contributors currently, hopefully motivating a few people to start contributing more to become a core contributor themselves. Presenting also the advantages for companies to have core contributors among their employees. Maybe this talk could be a collaboration with @sarina ? That would bring back good memories from past conferences to prepare another talk together
"Learning from open source communities" Open edX is one of many open source communities. What can we learn from others? Through a review of other large open source projects and of the literature on the topic, we identify where the Open edX project differs compared to the established practices, and what we can all do to improve our community.
"Building collaborative classes - Borrowing from open source practices" For educators willing to build a more collaborative environment in their online courses, we present a few of the recognized best practices in open source. Many open source communities have successfully mastered many of the challenges related to building collaborative online projects. Their experience can provide a useful perspective to those looking to develop a different kind of engagement with their students. To not have students just consuming a course to pass it, but contributing to building and improving it too, for the benefit of everyone’s knowledge.
I might also experiment with using Secure audience engagement tool | Poll Everywhere in a talk this year, it can make the experience more involved. I had also suggested it to Ned last year, ideally they would make it a conference tool, and people will already be familiar with it before the talk.
PS: Also I’m making this thread public, as there shouldn’t be anything confidential in there (?) – those are after all talks we mean to present in public :) And this way we can also more easily involve other community members, for ideas of talks to collaborate on?
PS2: Here is the link to the 2020 brainstorm thread, which went unused: https://forum.opencraft.com/t/2020-open-edx-conference-talks-topics-brainstorm/403 - maybe we could actually also make that one public? Let me know if there are any objections, otherwise I’ll make it public in a few weeks.