SIGCSE 2019 POSSE Roundup

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February 27, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

NOTE: Registration for this event is limited. See registration instructions at the bottom of this page

Overview

The workshop will explore approaches to student participation in HFOSS that provide more scaffolding and control for faculty taking initial steps with students. The discussion will focus on two areas:

  • Practice environments - Current software development tools allow snapshots of entire projects to be saved and then used to provide static practice environments to support demonstration and practice of HFOSS skills. These practice environments can be paired with community-developed learning activities to make it easier for instructors to teach open source skills and practices.
  • Instructor-Led HFOSS Projects - There are a handful of cases where faculty or college staff are the core contributors to open source projects. Student participation in these projects may have a different dynamic that can improve predictability and instructor control over student participation.

At the workshop, short presentations will summarize existing work in these areas. Breakout groups will generate ideas for application of these approaches in specific courses, and create specifications and prototypes of learning activities to support the identified uses.

POSSE, the Professors’ Open Source Software Experience, prepares instructors to guide student participation in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) projects. This POSSE Roundup is a workshop for instructors who have previously attended POSSE, or who have open source experience including contributing to an open source project.

Meeting Location

In the SIGCSE venue, exact location to be determined.

See SIGCSE 2019 for general information about the location.

Agenda

Time Activity Facilitators
Wednesday February 27, 2019
8:30 AM

Welcome and Overview:

  • Introductions
  • Plan for the day
  • HFOSS updates
Lori, Greg
9:15 AM Potential Uses of Practice Environments Greg, Cam
10:15 AM Break All
10:30 AM Breakout: Applications and Activities for Practice Environments All
12:00 Lunch - TBA All
1:30 PM Instructor-Led HFOSS Projects Grant, Steve, Allen
3:00 PM Break All
3:30 PM Breakout: Exploring instructor-led projects All
4:45 PM Wrap-up
  • Opportunities for HFOSS participation
Greg, Lori
5:45 PM Dinner - TBA All



Information for Attendees

To Register

This POSSE Roundup is a workshop for instructors who have previously attended POSSE, or who have open source experience including contributing to an open source project. If you would like to register, please email Lori Postner at Lori.Postner@ncc.edu or Greg Hislop at hislop@drexel.edu. If you are not a POSSE alum, please provide a short summary of your experience with open source, including contributions to FOSS projects.

NOTE: seating is limited, so please do not assume you are attending before receiving a confirmation from us.


Meeting Minutes

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Opportunities for POSSE Alum

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