POSSE 2018-06

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POSSE - The Professors' Open Source Software Experience

June 18-20, 2018 - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA



Applications due: April 6, 2018; Notifications: April 16, 2018

Please note that due to NSF funding, only faculty members at U. S. institutions who are teaching in the United States are eligible for support.

POSSE has three stages of participation:

  • Stage 1 includes approximately 20 hours of online activities (both asynchronous and synchronous) over 8 weeks
  • Stage 2 includes a 2.5 day face-to-face workshop
  • Stage 3 is ongoing participation in a community of faculty members who use HFOSS in their classes


Welcome to POSSE! This page provides some basic information to help you get started.

Set Up

There are several things that you should do to get set up for the POSSE experience. First, read this page thoroughly. Next, check that your login for this wiki works.


This POSSE will include three stages. The schedule for these stages is shown below.

Stage 1: April 23 - June 17 - Online activities

The Stage 1 activities have been subdivided into three segments. Click on the link for each segment and please complete the activities by the due date.

Part A Due by May 6, 2018
Part B Due by May 27, 2018
Part C Due by June 17, 2018

Stage 2: June 18-20, 2018 - Workshop in Philadelphia, PA

The Stage 2 activities occur face to face.

Note that funding support for Stage 2 is dependent on completing all Stage 1 activities.

Stage 3: June 20th and beyond - Small group participation in HFOSS projects and the POSSE community


This POSSE provides support for travel, lodging, and meals. Details will be provided to participants by email.


POSSE 2018-06 Participants


  1. IRC:
    1. First connect to the server via the command: /server irc.freenode.net
    2. Second, join the foss2serve channel via the command: /join #foss2serve
  2. Wiki
  3. POSSE HFOSS projects

IRC Meeting Minutes

Additional Information

If you have questions contact one of the team members. For local arrangements, contact Greg Hislop at hislop at drexel.edu

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HFOSS Projects