01- About the Program & Key Concepts


Read About the Program

If you’re reading this, it’s because you have volunteered (or been volunteered) to be part of the UWA Library’s 23 Things Program, or are following the blog without coming to the workshops. Or, well, I suppose you may be looking over someone’s shoulder, or have stumbled across this while looking for something else, or have gotten a trackback ping, or, heaven forbid, be one of our bosses.

Anyway, no matter who you are: welcome to the program!  We aim to make your stay a pleasant one.

Now, there are a couple of things that you need to complete in order to, er, complete your First Thing. These tasks are intended to make sure that you have an idea of what to expect from the program, and also have an idea of what I, the Practically Perfect Programmer, expects from you.

To Complete Task 1

  • Read the About page
  • Check out the Timeline
  • Find time each week to dedicate yourself to the program and block it out on your calendar. You should budget at least an hour. If you’re having trouble, Kathryn Greenhill has some advice to offer in this regard.
  • Make sure you’re scheduled to attend the first workshop. This is the only one that you must attend, and we’ll try to make it worth your while. All the other workshops are voluntary.
  • Do the survey.  I’d really appreciate it if you’d take this survey, which will help us tailor the course to your needs.

Got all this? Now go to the second half of this week’s tasks, Thing #2.


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