POSSE

Africa is the world's second-least developed continent--after Antarctica. If you look at a world map of computer science and open source contributions, you will be struck by the blank canvas that is Africa. We are quite isolated over here and don't really have the habit of open source participation...
1 comment Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Grant Hearn Feed
Experiential learning using open source is fraught with opportunities for disaster.
0 comments Posted 28 Apr 2011 by David Nalley Feed
In Meadville, Pennsylvania, it's snowing. And when we get lake effect snow this many days in a row, the only thing to be done is to pour a cup of hot chocolate, put your feet up by the fire, and tell a yarn about open source in education. Specifically, I'm going to tell you a story of how the... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Dec 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
A number of folks from the Teaching Open Source community had a panel at the Frontiers in Education 2010 conference, which is attended by college and university professors interested in improving engineering education.
1 comment Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Read part 1 of this story about launching a weekend course to teach college students how to get involved in open source projects. After Saturday's classroom-style work, we used Sunday for an open projects day, where students could drop in and get help contributing to a project. Perhaps because we... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Nov 2010 by Asheesh Laroia Feed
From Blake Ross to Linus Torvalds, students are credited with major achievements in the open source community. But that's not the picture Yuvi Masory painted as he sat across the table from me at an OpenHatch meetup in Philadelphia.
18 comments Posted 5 Nov 2010 by Asheesh Laroia Feed
What can you do with a boardroom, a projector, and a wifi access point? A movie night, you say? Nope. Just a few tools is all it took to get Mel Chua and Jan Wildeboer (from Red Hat) and Pierros Papadeas (from Fedora) together with local organizer Michael Adeyeye from the Cape Peninsula... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2010 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Next week, we'll be live blogging from POSSE South Africa on opensource.com, and you'll get to witness some of the bridge-building between academia and open source.  You and others like you can take away lessons that help universities evolve in a world where open source is a major focus and enabler... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Sep 2010 by Karsten 'quaid' Wade (Red Hat) Feed
One of the challenges of working in the space between academia and open source communities is translating the cultural and timescale differences. One approach to bridging the gap is to empower people already in the academic space–like professors--to navigate the free and open source software (FOSS... Read more
1 comment Posted 2 Sep 2010 by Mel Chua Feed

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