In this lightning talk presentation, Remy tells us about the first academic minor in open source software at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) that has both a technical and non-technical track. The courses in this minor all use open source software in some way, shape, or form. Additionally,... Read more
Opensource.com covers open education in 2014. In this article, find a summary of the topics covered this year as well as the 10 most read articles.
Last year, Hour of Code aimed to introduce ten million students to coding in one week. What they actually got was fifteen million. CodeCombat participates this year and gives us the scoop on what they hope to accomplish.
Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi's engineering team, recently announced the new Raspberry Pi A+ model. Luis Ibanez buys one and tinkers around. Read his review and how-to article on this great gadget.
Google Code-in is an initiative for 13-17 year olds to get involved in open source software projects. Participating organizations select its top five participants as finalists and its top two to win the grand prize of a trip to Google headquarters in California, USA with a parent or a guardian.... Read more
Coder is an experiment for Raspberry Pi, built by a small team of Googlers in New York. It converts a Raspberry Pi into a friendly environment for learning web programming. It is ideal for beginners and requires absolutely no experience with coding.
Phil Shapiro, one of my fellow Opensource.com Community Moderators, gave a talk at All Things Open 2014 about open source and libraries. This is a recap of that talk.
Bio4J was selected to be part of Google Summer of Code 2014 this year, and what began this summer has recently culminated in great success, after months of work by the Era7 Bioinformatics team.
Charlie Reisinger from the Penn Manor School District talked to us next about open source at his school. This talk was an expanded version of his lightning talk from the previous night.
Aseem Sharma writes that improving the state of education and making children better learners is a human endeavor. It requires understanding the behavior of children, what motivates them, and what demotivates them. Technology solutions based on open data can strengthen and fuel that human endeavor... Read more