Stage 2 Activities

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Participants completing the Stage 2 workshop will be able to:

  • Describe the variety of learning activities that student participation in HFOSS projects may include
  • Implement HFOSS activities appropriate for a particular curriculum and student population
  • Explain challenges and opportunities of student HFOSS participation
  • Discuss key aspects of FOSS culture and process
  • Use a selection of tools common in HFOSS projects
  • Select an HFOSS project well-suited for student participation
  • Identify key sources of information for learning about HFOSS
  • Identify other participants with similar ideas about applying HFOSS
  • Participate in POSSE Stage 3

Schedule April 2017 POSSE

Below is the schedule for the during-workshop activities.

Time Activity Team
Day 1 (Afternoon and Evening)
1:30 PM Leave the hotel for POSSE All
2:00 Welcome to Google - Cat Allman, Senior Manager, Google Open Source Program Office All
2:15 1.1 Welcome
  • Plan for the day
  • Welcome to San Francisco
  • Introducing everyone
  • Workshop overview and schedule
Greg, Lori
3:00 1.2 HFOSS in Education - (Activity 75 minutes, Slides 15 minutes)
  • 50 Ways to be a FOSSer
  • Exploration of student contributions
Clif, Heidi
4:30 Break All
4:45 Sarah Novotny - Building Community All
5:15 1.3 HFOSS Process and Tools
  • How tools fit and support HFOSS culture
  • Upstream Adoption
  • Licensing - Tom Callaway
Stoney, Tom
5:45 Dinner - working / social dinner All
6:45 1.4 Git Intro Activity Stoney, Darci
8:00 Return to the hotel All
8:30 Social Hour - Optional All
Day 2
7:30 Breakfast All
8:00 Leave the Hotel for Google All
8:30 Google OSPO - Cat Allman, Senior Manager, Google Open Source Program Office
8:45 2.1 Approach to HFOSS Learning
  • Pathways
Greg, Clif
9:15 2.2 GitHub Workflow Activity Stoney, Darci
10:45 Break All
11:00 2.3 Understanding Open Source Communities
  • Perspective on basic characteristics common in HFOSS communities
    • FOSSisms that capture FOSS culture and methods
Clif, Heidi
12:00 Lunch All
1:00 Student Experience as Contributors and Open Source Clubs Matt
1:30 2.4 HFOSS in the Curriculum Activity (60 minutes)
  • Discussion (15 minutes)
    • Options for getting started in courses
    • HFOSS beyond the curriculum
    • Trying to find the right size student project
    • Evaluating student work
    • Instructional style: mentoring vs. lecturing; instructor as co-learner
Clif, Heidi
2:30 2.5 Project Evaluation Activity
  • Review critical criteria for a chosen project
  • Go through secondary criteria for chosen project (if time permits)
Greg, Darci
3:15 Break - Tour of Google All
4:00 2.6 Planning for HFOSS Participation
  • Form groups (based either on courses or HFOSS projects)
  • In each group:
    • Identify three things that you would like to get done by the end of POSSE
    • Plan a schedule for accomplishing these
5:30 Return to the hotel and Dinner All
Day 3
7:45 Breakfast All
8:15 Note: Meeting will be at the hotel

3.1 Understanding POSSE Stage 3

  • Experience reports
Greg, Becka, Cam

3.2 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities

  • Review of Activity Template
  • Group work
10:15 Break All
10:30 3.2 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities - Continued All
11:15 Lunch All
12:30 3.2 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities - Continued
  • Groups report back on work done before lunch
  • Groups continue to work

3.3 Stage 3 - First Steps

  • What will the group do together?
  • Plan some initial activities (faculty only or faculty and students)
  • Discuss group communication
Lori, Greg
1:45 3.4 Going Forward
  • Evaluation form
  • Open discussion
  • Closing remarks
2:00 End - BART to airport All


Presentation materials for stage 2:

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