FAQ: Training Certificate Program
Is there connectivity? Is it abundant and strong?
There are two networks (SSINs) you can use: Digital Methods and UvAGuests. Both require passwords. You'll be provided with them upon arrival.
What do I bring?
Bring your computer and your good spirits. Don't forget the VGA adaptor for connecting to a projector, your power and if needed the converter plug for European power outlets.
What happens when I arrive?
You may wish to grab a coffee at Coffee Company or elsewhere before arriving. There is a coffee machine at the University that accepts coins. Next to the coffee machine are a snack machine and a machine with soft drinks that accept only bank cards with an embedded chip (so make friends with a local person with such a card). You may proceed into room 0.13, and find a chair, and power. There will be lots of people to meet.
What are we going to do for 2 weeks?
We'll meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the days are interspersed with talks, discussions, scheduled coffee breaks and working sessions. You'll also present work often. You're welcome to use the facilities on off-days as well. One of the Summer School team members will open the door.
Are there preferred channels of communication?
Yes, we'll have an open Skype channel for all participants, so it's a good idea to have a Skype account, perhaps a dedicated Summer School one, or just your own normal one.
What is expected of me to be able to gain 'certification'?
The Digital Methods Certificate Training Program awards a certificate upon conclusion, in a festive closing moment. To be eligible for the certificate, you must attend all sessions, and make a steady contribution in the form of research, a wiki entry and/or blog posting by Friday, 9 July, 4pm. The closing moment is at approximately 4:30pm.
What if I would like to continue doing this kind of work?
Please go ahead. Please continue to contribute to the wiki with your project(s), or otherwise make known, or cite in some way, the Digital Methods Initiative, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, http://www.digitalmethods.net/
. If you would like to stay on for the Advanced Projects Program later in the Summer, please be advised that it is full, but there may be a cancellation or two.