- I specialise in accelerating individual and collective mastery.
- I would like to collaborate - part-time - in the application of my thinking technology to learning and mastering Meteor.
- What we create will support rather than replace what’s already out there.
- Reply (on- or off-forum) to indicate your interest in (a) Building the content or (b) Using the content to learn Meteor.
The Basic Idea
I’m just beginning my Meteor journey and would like to explore the interest in and merits of collaborating in the building of a simple framework for learning Meteor more quickly and easily. The intention isn’t to replace what’s out there already, but to enhance and support it.
I’ve browsed the various free resources available - and bought a couple of commercial ones. I applaud the effort and dedication taken to build such high-quality material.
A critical dimension is missing, however, and I would like to contribute that missing dimension, in collaboration with someone or a group of people who already understand Meteor at a deep level (and ideally, have built or are building training material of some sort) and are looking for a way to accelerate learning and enhance the impact of the material they’ve built.
What I have to Contribute
I’m not a full-time developer, but have developed .NET, PHP and VBA apps over the years: some for clients and some for internal use.
I’m a dramatic improvement specialist, consulting to senior execs in global and national brand companies. I work in the intersection between system science (leverage points in complex systems) and cognitive science (leverage points in individual and collective behaviour).
My time is spent (a) developing counter-intuitive dramatic improvement solutions and (b) helping execs and departments create a compellingly attractive virtuous-cycle pull-system for change that people embrace with a passion - to replace the conventional and dreaded vicious-cycle push-system for change that people can’t help but resist with a vengeance.
I’m learning Meteor in order to prototype a set of SPAs for disseminating these dramatic improvement frameworks via a SAAS platform.
The technique I want to apply to learning Meteor is called Deliberate Mastery. It’s a cognitive framework for deliberately and systematically accelerating capability - virtually at first and then natively. The first framework will target Meteor novices who have a basic understanding of traditional js - because that’s where I am at present. Subsequent frameworks will take people deeper - and extend backwards, possibly even to beginner developers.
The first layer of Deliberate Mastery, as far as accelerating learning Meteor is concerned, is to create the cognitive operating framework first (with minimal conceptual support) and only then illustrate with examples and support with concept in the conventional way. The “cognitive operating framework” is what is missing in conventional approaches. As a result, this framework gets built as a result of doing and so learning, rather than enabling and accelerating the learning and doing.
Simply: If people understand, in simple terms that they already understand, how things work together, the specific step-by-step instructions actually make sense in real-time, rather than only at some point in the future, in retrospect.
There are other layers to Deliberate Mastery - no need to cover them at this point.
I expect that the collection of cognitive frameworks that we build will be open source and that nearly every Meteor training material producer will adapt them for his/her own particular style and target market.
More people (including me!) will learn Meteor faster and more easily. There will be more more useful contributions to the community over time. Meteor will evolve faster, as a result.
Please indicate your interest (on- or off-forum) in either:
- Collaborating to build the frameworks or
- Using the frameworks to accelerate learning Meteor yourself.
Thanks very much.
gary dot bartlett at prodsol dot com