Call for Participation: Spring 2021 Tech4Good Lab Web Development Skill Building Groups

The Tech4Good Lab is seeking students to participate in our 4-week skill building groups to learn web development this quarter. These groups are great if you are looking for a casual way to learn some HTML, CSS, and Typescript. No prior experience is required and we encourage all students to join. 

The groups will run for 4 weeks. During those 4 weeks you will be placed in a group with 4-5 students to work together as you learn web development. You will be required to attend two 1.5 hour meetings, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:45am-1:15pm, where you will be put into a breakout room to work with your group. During those meetings you will be using Causeway, a platform we've been developing to learn web development while working on real-world projects. In Causeway, individuals progress their learning through small roles where you contribute to a larger project, rather than simply topical textbook problems.

Groups will meet on the following dates, 11:45am-1:15pm PDT: 

  • Week 1: 4/6, 4/8
  • Week 2: 4/13, 4/15
  • Week 3: 4/20, 4/22
  • Week 4: 4/27, 4/29

Additionally, we will be having a kickoff meeting that all participants are required to attend the first week of the quarter on Thursday 4/1 11:45am-1:15pm. 

If you can commit to attending all meetings, including the kickoff meeting, and want to participate please sign up here by Wednesday 3/31 at 5pm: https://forms.gle/dG5m5qCDF2RRT7n38. Please note that if you completed all 4 weeks of the groups in Winter 2021 quarter, you will not be able to participate this quarter. However, if you dropped before the end of the 4 weeks last quarter, you are welcome to sign up again. 

Since the platform is relatively new, the skill building groups are also part of a study to understand and improve the learning experience with Causeway. Therefore, by participating in the skill building groups you are agreeing to being part of the study as well. There is more information about the study in the sign up link. 

If you have any questions, please email Veronica Rivera at veariver@ucsc.edu. Otherwise, looking forward to working with you soon!