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The dissemination of ideas throughout a research field is absolutely critical. For example, recent algorithms have become quite complex and ideas are tightly coupled to their implementations. The ability to share and obtain these implementations quickly is crucial to the future success of many... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Apr 2011 by David Doria Feed
We asked you earlier what you'd ask 1,200 computer science professors about open source given the chance. So when I headed down to Dallas, Texas for SIGCSE 2011, the largest CS education conference in the world, I took your notes to the Teaching Open Source (TOS) birds of a feather session and... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 Mar 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
Recently, Red Hat held a panel discussion for the North Carolina STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organization. There were lots of great conversations around education and how to prepare students for careers in technology. One recurring theme was passion.
8 comments Posted 29 Mar 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
I presented at POSSCON this week on introducing and using open source software in your school or classroom. Now I’d like to take a few minutes to hit some of the high points and give you a look at how you can bring open source to your school with a minimal of effort. First . . . why? Why would you... Read more
3 comments Posted 25 Mar 2011 by David Trask Feed
The Palmetto Open Source Conference (POSSCON), currently happening in Columbia, SC, has a large number of students and people new to open source attending. Leslie Hawthorn of the OSU Open Source Lab gave them an introduction yesterday afternoon for how students can get started in open source. Why... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I first learned of the idea of OERu from a webinar coordinated by Steve Hargadon at FutureofEducation.com's lecture series.
6 comments Posted 23 Mar 2011 by Joseph Thibault Feed
Raising open source awareness in any organization is a very important, and sometimes difficult, task. Particularly important is open source awareness among college students. These are the engineers and computer scientists of the next generation who will be able to usher these modern practices into... Read more
4 comments Posted 17 Mar 2011 by David Doria Feed
Marrying technology, innovation, and this curious Internet thing of giving stuff away for free, consultant and Cong-base Englishman, Lloyd Hardy, is hoping to kick start an online learning revolution.
6 comments Posted 15 Mar 2011 by John P. Muldoon Feed
Here at PyCon2011, there are quite a few open source rock stars in attendance. Software hackers of various stripes, developers from the corporate and community realms, and many other technically savvy and interested folks.
0 comments Posted 11 Mar 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker (Red Hat) Feed
The third annual Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) Symposium took place today, once again convening as a pre-conference activity for the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education Conference (SIGCSE). The theme for this year's symposium was the impact... Read more
8 comments Posted 10 Mar 2011 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed

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