Ok putting it out there...
In order to encourage community members to participate in the Arducopter, Ardupilot, AP Planner project code base ,I think it would be a great idea for a series of live recorded online presentations to be conducted by those actively involved in the code base. I envisage this to be similar to online corporate seminars where the audience can ask questions etc. The idea here is to provide a quick start and less daunting way to enable and engage community members that would like to be involved in code development to further the Arducopter project. The recorded presentations can then be viewed at a later date.
This will be an opportunity for the wider community to see how the 'big boys/girls' cut and roll code, learn the gottchas and peculiarities of the Arduino environment and promote the widening of the number of people engaged in the code base.
Some presentation ideas that come to mind are:
1. Overview of code architecture. What parts do what e.g. global constants, classes, variables, methods/functions timers etc.
2. Devleopment environment requirements. Live demonstration of tool chains and code development, e.g. bug diagnostic and general code development workflows.
3. Use of HIL simulator for development.
What are your thoughts?