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Introducing the values of open communities to students: A podcast with Grant Hearn

Podcast series: Those who can, teach and do: An interview with Grant Hearn

As the 2011-2012 academic year rolls in, we're starting something new: a podcast series titled, Those who can, teach and do. Over the past several months, I've been interviewing people who find themselves playing the role of both educator and practitioner. The initial series of podcasts come from interviews gathered at SIGCSE 2011 in Dallas, Texas (March), at POSSE 2011 in Raleigh, NC (July), and ICER 2011 in Providence, RI (August). » Read more

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Can an open, collaborative approach still work when not everyone has opted in?

Over the past two weeks, I've been reading the book Power and Love by Adam Kahane (thanks to Eugene Eric Kim for the recommendation). » Read more

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Teaching open source in South Africa: Part I

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. » Read more

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