SIGCSE 2014 BoF
Teaching Open Source - Birds of a Feather - SIGCSE 2014
- SIGCSE ID: Birds of a Feather 23
- Location: Edgewood
- Time: Thursday, 3/6/2014 @ 6:10 - 7:00 PM
Integrating Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) into our curricula can provide students with a rich, motivating learning experience that helps them develop technical as well as soft skills. However, integrating FOSS into curricula does have its challenges. This birds-of-a-feather (BoF) seeks to bring together faculty to discuss challenges, share resources, share solutions, and make connections. So, whether you are considering integrating FOSS into a class for the first time, or you are looking for ways to improve what you are already doing, this BoF is for you. Members of the Teaching Open Source (http://teachingopensource.org) and the foss2serve (http://foss2serve.org/) communities will help guide the discussion and be on hand for questions.
- Karl Wurst - Worcester State University - Has been working with students in a number of FOSS projects as part of his department’s Capstone course for the last 3 years. Has taught a course on open source.
- Lori Postner - Nassau Community College - Member of the foss2serve team.
- Stoney Jackson - Western New England University - Mentors students from different institutions working together on GNOME's MouseTrap project. Member of foss2serve team.
- Introduce organizers
- Considering doing something with students with FOSS?
- Have done something with students with FOSS?
- OpenFE - NSF funded research effort to help faculty integrate HFOSS into curricula.
- http://foss2serve.org - created as part of OpenFE effort
- Workshop created by Red Hat to train faculty in open source devel stuff.
- Adopted and augmented by OpenFE
- Next one is FIXME
- http://teachingopensource.org - FIXME
- Other efforts and resources? FIXME
- Goals of this BoF
- Discuss challenges
- Share resources
- Share solutions
- Make connections
- Q&A session
- Any questions about POSSE, OpenFE, and/or foss2serve.org?
- What have people been doing?
- Is it working?
- Road blocks?
- Has http://teachingopensource.org been useful?
- What resources are helping?
- TOS.org - should we build on it?
- Remind POSSE