The workshops are usually prepared and given by the same people, so there’s a group of experienced trainers on gvSIG Desktop and gvSIG Mobile products. Nowadays we’re preparing next users oriented workshops:
- Amelia del Rey, José Vicente Higón and me will go to the Open Source GIS UK conference, at Nottingham in early June. We will give a 8 hours workshop on gvSIG Desktop and Mobile.
- In July there will be held in Caracas the Second Latin-American and Caribbean gvSIG Conference and there will be both, users and developers workshops. I suppose I will take part on the users one with Manuel, Victoria or Mario and Joaquín del Cerro and Jorge Piera will prepare the developers workshop.
- Finally, at least as far as I know, Victoria and me will give the FOSS4G gvSIG Desktop user workshop of 3 hours.
One of the most important things about doing a workshop, in my opinion, is collecting feedback before and after the session. On the last workshops we’ve used a web-based survey to collect information about the kind of people is attending the workshop, their expectations and so on. The post-session survey is really useful to get some feedback about how good the facilities are, the materials we prepare, the exercises, etc.
I love to do this kind of training, it’s cool to be in touch with end users, to see what they expect and complain about the software and their previous experience with it.
See you in the classroom!!