[Bf-education] Trainer Certification Entry

Willem Verwey willem at 3danimationnetwork.com
Fri Apr 20 16:07:01 CEST 2007

Hi Ton

The 3d Animation Network would love to get involved it the certification
We also would like to help to get tutorials up to date.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ton Roosendaal" <ton at blender.org>
To: "Blender Education and Training projects" <bf-education at blender.org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Bf-education] Trainer Certification Entry

> Hi Igor & everyone here,
> Yes, we need to get the certificate program going... but the bottleneck
> seems to be still that it takes so much time to organize it. The  Blender
> Foundation should hire someone for it.
> (And I also agree our wiki needs to be cleaned up and structured, it
> totally lacks nagivation structure).
> Now, let's go back to the original certificate plan:
> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Bf-education/certification
> Igor: you definitely have proven to be a great tutorial writer. :)
> So at least for this first step you are eligable for a certificate.
> To get things speeding up, let us move forward like this; instead of
> requiring someone to both do a substantial wiki tutorial + video, it is
> also OK to do either one.
> Meaning; Igor qualifies for a certificate!
> Question: who on this list wants a certificate too, and qualifies in  one
> way or another?
> I can just decide to hand out certificates as first round, make the web
> page for it, and hope the certified trainers team will help organizing  it
> further...
> -Ton-
> On 17 Apr, 2007, at 14:25, Igor Križanovskij wrote:
>> Ok, now I read more about ~3 years progress in Blender Education  Topic.
>> I also talk on IRC from time to time with some members on
>> #blendereducation (but lately I'm mostly alone there)...
>> Here is my point of view about Blender Education topic:
>> First, Blender is huge, really huge, so huge that most likely no one
>> (yes, even kaito! :) knows all about Blender tools, actuators, nablas,
>> connectors and ocean of other Blender stuff which is constantly
>> changing, of course. This mean that we don't have trainers who knows  all
>> about Blender. So, for a proper Blender Education there must be  more
>> than one trainer. Trainers group also need additional  coordinations and
>> that's why it's better to be physically together.  Such Education can
>> organize Blender Organization (Orange).
>> Second, Blender World is atm. multilingual group of self-educated  users
>> around the globe who knows 'something' about Blender. Some of  them will
>> sooner or later get opportunity to 'go pro' with the  Blender. For some
>> of those people is Blender Official Certificate  important because of
>> easier talk with other Official Organizations,  especially if they get
>> opportunity for a Blender courses (like I did,  here in Slovenija).
>> Third, Blender Documentation is still as decentralized as Blender
>> Community itself. BlenderWiki is most likely most important
>> Documentation (heh, which is unfortunately mixed with Blender3D: on
>> WikiBooks, en:, de:, ... ).  I think that we can make with a 'simple'
>> on-line Certification program this situation better! Good example is
>> BSoD (hmm, but where can I find 'Stretch to Constraint' file  example?).
>> Because I couldn't get any Official Blender Certificate (yes macuno, I
>> would like to even pay for it!), I've made a example material for
>> getting Blender Basic Certificate (or whatever it will be called),  with
>> a title 'ActionBook', but because I can't find any other Blender
>> Official person except Ton Roosendaal for proofreading (sorry, I'm not
>> an English native speaker), quality check and review of text and files
>> is this project on stale now (which I expected anyway :).
>> So, Ton please pick some people for this task or delete my current
>> Blender Certification 'bug' from my head! :)
>>    Igor
>> ps. Btw, where can I find current Blender Organization Contact List?
>> User: Korc was ready and able to make 'compatible' Blender skin for
>> BlenderWiki, but I didn't know who to ask for access to MediaWiki  system
>> files (yes, I didn't want to bother kaito for this & others  didn't
>> respond, hmm or perhaps didn't find my message?).
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