In the New Year we want to experiment with helping students to develop technical skills outside of the "normal" ITP classes by leveraging some of the freely available resources on the web.
There will be light refreshments during the week and a small show of work at the end. This is free. There is no academic credit available for this but maybe a nice badge will be awarded. If it works well we will repeat it another time.
In the end this activity is mostly about setting aside time to teach yourself a new skill in the physical presence of people trying to do the same thing.