@faceyspacey that's great.
We are thinking about creating our own learning platform as our own learning material, but to be honest, I don't want that to be overwhelming to new developers so I'd like to keep it around basics and have the group members themselves build it up and out. I myself won't probably contribute much code, rather assist. It would be the group's product in the end.
@aadams I am not getting paid for this and I don't want to. Not for this group at least. And I really want to keep this under control so that this "experiment" can become a substantial "experience" for everyone involved, furthermore, I would love to see this become a structured, repeated and evolving thing.
@chat is trying to organize slack into groups right now and we'll keep using it until our own product becomes usable in that sense.
Come join in, we'll try to do our best to accomodate everyone, but let's please also actively look for other people to join in as "mentors" so that we don't get overcrowded with our video chat sessions. We were 6 people yesterday and 1 hour was merely enough. I can't imagine if we do it with 10 people But please do come join in, I don't want to see eager people like yourself left out.
About that $100. Keep that in your bank account. The way you can pay would perhaps be to ping some other community members who have not heard about this initiative and perhaps try to persuade (not by money) one to come join in as a mentor
Finally, our video sessions are more like "here are some resources you can check out and here's what you need to watch out for" and they are not in the form of tutorials. Ther are so many great resources out there but it is overwhelming for a new meteor developer to find the right gems. That's what I'm trying to do, point in the right direction, at least the ones I personally believe are right at this time for this experience level. I believe the "project" itself will be the actual self-learning experience where I'll only be providing guidence.