Earlier this year I delivered a half-day workshop entitled Configuration Management with Ansible and Git. I spent a lot of time preparing the notes for the workshop, and as a result I’ve got a 22 page document which I think is a reasonable introduction to both topics, though there are a few things I will change if I deliver the workshop again (e.g. half a day is not really long enough to introduce version control and configuration management).
At the moment, you can only get a copy of the notes if you attend my workshop. However, I’m considering one of the following options:
- Make the notes available separately, for a small fee, to allow those who don’t want or need the guidance of a tutor (I have learnt everything I know about Ansible and Git from reading and experience).
- Make the notes available for free, on the basis that they may result in people asking me to deliver the training.
At the moment I’m leaning towards the second option — I see it as being a bit like how bands make money nowadays, by focusing on live performances instead of record sales.
Does anyone else who offers training have any thoughts on what works for them?