So I run an in-person security workshop for about 16 attendees. The day is split into exercises where I get the attendees to pair up and break into example applications that have a specific vulnerability.
I’m trying to come up with an online version of the security workshop I run but there are a few things that make this altogether a worse experience for the attendees:
Since they’re offline, there’s no real way that they can ‘pair’ on an exercise. This means that if someone gets stuck, they will require a little more hand-holding via chat/video than I may be able to handle (in pairs normally between them they can figure the exercises out).
Sitting at your computer for eight hours straight is a bit of a drain! I’m thinking of combatting this by splitting it into two 3-4 hour sessions over two days.
Can you think of any other ways to provide value-add to an online workshop (as opposed to an in-person one)? The plan is to funnel readers of the email course to buying the online workshop + book/screencasts when they’re done.
As before I’m pretty scared of running this workshop and it not being great, so like I did with the in-person workshop, I’m tempted to do a cut-price edition first to test the waters and then do a full-price version once I’m a little more confident in the offering.