DevRel MENA Study Jams / TOT

Frequently Asked Questions

Participant FAQ

Are you a participant? Below are some of the FAQs you might have before attending your Study Jam.

Study Jams are community-run study groups for developers on Google Developers content, on various product topics. The objective of Study Jams is to raise the technical proficiency of our global community members through the highest possible course completion rate.

Study Jams and the studied courses both are free of cost.

One in-person session of 4-5 hours, plus 2-8 hours of self-study at home.

Your registration is not a confirmation. You will receive an email confirming your participation as a study jams participant. You may also start the pre-work from the course.

You will need your laptop & laptop charger. If you like to take notes, you can carry your notepad & pen too.

We bring members of the community together to learn something new or advance their knowledge, with the help of an expert facilitator.

Learn ! Network ! Build !

At the least we expect you to complete the concepts from the studied course.

Gaining better understanding and solid knowledge in the selected track, with practical skills and realworld examples of the technology. Skills learnt in this workshop can be used for personal development or career advancement.

  • You need to be familiar with Python. You don't need to be an expert.
  • You need to know at least a little about linear algebra, calculus and statistical mathematics.
  • If you are not well equipped with both the above prerequisites then complete the MLCC prework before your study jam to make the most of your learning experience. 

Machine Learning Crash Course contains some Python programming exercises. However, those exercises comprise only a small percentage of the course, which non-programmers can easily understand and learn.

Many of the Google engineers who took MLCC didn't know any Python but still completed the exercises. That's because you'll write only a few lines of code during the programming exercises. Instead of writing code from scratch, you'll primarily manipulate the values of existing variables. That said, the code will be easier to understand if you can program in Python.

MLCC relies on a variety of media and hands-on interactive tools to build intuition in fundamental machine learning concepts. You need a technical mind, but you don't need programming skills.

Facilitator FAQ

Are you a facilitator? Below are some of the FAQs that you might have to conduct a Study Jam.

To spread awareness of the selected track & improve the technical efficiency of participants.

  1. Make sure all your participants complete the Course in order to learn all concepts of selected track.
  2. Make sure all your participants fill participant feedback form.
  3. Fill the facilitator feedback form and send event report at the end of your event. 

Yes, you can conduct more than one. Make sure you register each event separately here

Resources - Google Engineers have built ILT Courses for making it easier for you to learn and train others. We have made it accessible to all and you can use this as a training course in your sessions. We will also support selected events with SWAG and food & beverages.

To conduct at least one Study Jam per quarter to train 25-40 participants and help them complete the course in order to learn the selected track concepts. We recommend to learn while building a project with your study group.

To make it more flexible for the facilitator we have left it to the facilitator to plan, organize and invite their participants.

You can start by creating an event online with registration form. Publicize your event in your region/communities. You can reuse the communication email templates for sending mails to the participants.

No, Please do not charge any fee for your events. We will be helping you with food & beverage and SWAG for motivating participants. We will also help you connect to incubators for venue wherever possible. We request you to find a free venue to conduct your event. We highly encourage you to collaborate with other facilitators, sponsors and communities for your events.

While this is voluntary efforts, and should be passion driven, and considered an act of giving back to the community, some incentives won't hurt! Here's some that you may get:

  • Attendance certificate by DevRel.
  • Become a qualified trainer to do the Study Jam.
  • Exposure on social media and within MENA GDG Communities.
  • Priority access to the training content and slides from DevRel and GDEs.
  • Exclusive invitation to private instructors Slack channel for follow-up and discussions.
  • Being added to the trainees slack channel as a trainer for people to reach you and ask questions.
  • Stickers to use and distribute to classes (through the GDG chapter).
  • Top FIVE trainers per year are invited to one of the following events (Cloud Next, Firebase Summit, Android Dev Summit, TensorFlow Dev Summit, Chrome Dev Summit, Google I/O) – Free conference ticket.
  • Exceptionaly performing and top trainers will be added to the GDE pipeline.