Firstly, thanks for the ideas.
Right up, I'd suggest that a few sessions helping the audience
to speed with installation, configuration and basics about using
networking, version control, mailing lists, IRC etc should suffice.
Given that you say this is a set of 'novice skills' forming an User
Group and interacting intensely with projects would lead to a quicker
round of knowledge sharing.
We already have had an installation workshop, networking,advantages of
OSS, workshop. Will need to take up version control, IRC related stuff
then. (will need to learn version control myself - isn't it that CVS
thing? ;) -any pointers in this regard? )
The FAD page on the wiki is organic - any set of activities that
should help a group of people develop into better contributors evolves
into an Activity Day. So, it is up to us to choose what should such
activities be :) Nice isn't it ?
noh :( Its always easier if one is spoon-fed. But I do understand a
cub has to fend for itself sooner or later. Thanks for the enthusiasm
in this low-key event.
p.s.-suggestions, personal experiences, ideas will be welcome.