Wesley D. Turner
Wesley D. Turner is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Rensselaer Center for Open Source in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Founded in 1824, RPI is "the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world."
Dr. Turner's primary focus at RPI is undergraduate teaching, and he is currently teaching the introductory programming course CS1 and advising the Rensselaer Center for Open Source (RCOS) a 120 member center on campus that mentors students doing open source projects.
Dr. Turner's scholarly interests include open source software development, computational computing and medical imaging exploitation.
Dr.Turner has over 30 years of computing experience and has been working in or with open source software for over 17 years. He has only recently returned to academia and turned his attention to teaching open source rather than just using it.
Dr. Turner is a supporter of FIRST Robotics and serves as a mentor and board member on FIRST Team 20, The Rocketeers one of the founding teams in FIRST.