So just did my monthly class, and after some no shows last month decided to go back and teach something programming related because of the usually good turnout. This time around things did not go so smoothly, didn’t get to the points I wanted to talk about and making sure everybody had everything installed and code outputting correctly was unexpected.
How do I make these classes work? With most other classes I just bring my materials and open up with what I know generally but with classes on programming I have to make sure everyone has everything installed, that they can follow along with the syntax when its sometime unintuitive, and make sure everyone is on the same page more often than not. I want to cover some interesting topic like Data science, presentation, and libraries in R that people would be most interested in knowing without having to be bogged down in certain fundamentals. Should I just make it multi-part, extend time, or just should refine my the way I teach??