QTraining3 | Bronze-Qiskit | May 22-29, 2021

We use our tutorial Bronze-Qiskit released in February 2021 with the support of IBM Quantum during this training program. We aim to make ready several mentors to take part in the upcoming QBronze Workshops using Bronze-Qiskit.

The main prerequisite for the application is being familiar with tutorial Bronze, i.e., the ones who have successfully completed a QBronze workshop or already done some mentoring in such workshop(s).

Contact: qtraining3 [at] qworld.net


Commitment

Each participant of this program should commit to accepting the invitation of being a mentor or lecturer in the QBronze workshops: being a mentor in at least three QBronze workshops or being a lecturer of four different sections in one or more QBronze workshops until the end of 2022.


Participation & Program

We accepted more than 40 applications, and 33 of them joined the program.

We used Discord server for our communications, Zoom for daily meetings, and Canvas to manage the questionnaires and written materials. We recorded the Zoom meetings on YouTube to be able to watch later within the program.

Our program was dense, and each participant was expected to spend 10-15 hours as individual work and to participate in 8 hours live sessions (or watch asynchronously).

Assignments

There were 4 assignments in the survey form.

  • 1st assignment (Bronze-Qiskit): The participants were asked to review the tutorial Bronze-Qiskit and make certain proposals to improve the content or to explain it in alternative ways.
  • 2nd assignment (Question answering): The participants were asked to answer 30 questions in written form from our database about Bronze-Qiskit with certain questions on quantum systems.
  • 3rd assignment (Mentoring): The participant were asked several questions about mentoring and organizing a QBronze workshop, i.e., what a mentor should do or not to do, privacy issues, code of conducts, possible challenging situations and how to react, how to plan a workshop, how to form a team, how to prepare a program, etc.
  • 4th assignment (Final report): The participants were asked for their feedback about this program and their post-program suggestions about the Bronze-Qiskit with their contribution plan (if any).

Live Sessions

There were five live sessions.

  • Monday session (90 minutes): The first half of Bronze-Qiskit was reviewed from a educator point of view, and several details including the related part of the first assignment were discussed together.
  • Tuesday session (90 minutes): The second half of Bronze-Qiskit was reviewed from a educator point of view, and several details including the related part of the first assignment were discussed together.
  • Wednesday session (90 minutes): The questions in the second assignment were reviewed together.
  • Thursday session (90 minutes): Another 20 questions from the database were answered together.
  • Friday session (120 minutes): Mentoring and organization issues were discussed in details and several suggestions were collected.

Post-program

15 participants were able to submit all assignments on time.

June 5-13, 2021

We plan to revise the assignments and then give a second chance to the remaining participants to complete the program.

June-August 2021

We will process all outcomes obtained from this program and make them available for future programs and mentor candidates.

Some of the participants will be contributing Bronze-Qiskit by adding more visual and interactive elements.


Project Team

Abuzer Yakaryılmaz (QWorld & University of Latvia)
Discord and technical support: Şefaat Durmaz (QTurkey), Uzay Nağme Oruz (QTurkey), and Yasir Olmez (QTurkey).

Yakaryılmaz is partially supported by ERDF project Nr. 1.1.1.5/19/A/005 “Quantum computers with constant memory”.

Code of Conduct


Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.

We respect the minors (children under age 18) and we must make every effort to protect their rights. All private relationships, private communications (including social media channels), or sexual contacts with minors are prohibited.

The default communication channel between the organizers and participants is e-mail and using the tools mentioned above. Except filing the application form, the contact info of any attendee or participant cannot be requested by any person from organizer side (i.e., mentor, educator, speaker, organizer, sponsor, or volunteer). On the other hand, any person from organizer side may share his or her contact info with a participant who is not a minor, upon request by the participant.

A minor can access the emails of the main organizers on the event’s website. If a minor interested in working with a person from organizer side for scientific or pedagogical purpose, then he or she should read this document before contacting this person: https://qworld.net/code-of-ethics-and-conduct/#minors

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the organizers immediately.

Check this link for more details: https://qworld.net/code-of-ethics-and-conduct/