Stage 2 Activities Draft

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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


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 1.1 Welcome
  • Plan for the day
  • Welcome to Philadelphia
  • Introducing everyone
  • Workshop overview and schedule
Greg, Lori
2:45 1.2 HFOSS in Education - (Activity 75 minutes, Slides 15 minutes)
  • 50 Ways to be a FOSSer
  • Examples of actual student contributions
Clif, Heidi
4:15 BREAK All
4:30 1.3 HFOSS Process and Tools
  • How tools fit and support HFOSS culture
  • Upstream Adoption
    • How to get a change committed.
  • Licensing and Intellectual Property
    • FERPA considerations
Stoney, Tom (licensing)
5:30 Dinner - working / social dinner All
6:45 1.4 Git Intro Activity
  • Hands-on exploration of managing a local repository
Stoney, Darci
8:00 Return to the hotel All
8:30 Social Hour - Optional All
Day 2
7:45 Leave the hotel for POSSE All
8:00 Breakfast All
8:30 2.1 Models of Learning Greg, Clif
9:00 2.2 GitHub Workflow Activity
  • A common workflow for HFOSS contribution
Darci, Stoney
10:30 Break All
10:45 2.3 Understanding Open Source Communities
  • Perspective on basic characteristics common in HFOSS communities
    • FOSSisms that capture FOSS culture and methods
Clif, Lori
11:15 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
12:30 Lunch - Tom Callaway, Red Hat All
1:30 2.5 Project Evaluation Activity
  • Review critical criteria for a chosen project
  • Go through secondary criteria for chosen project (if time permits)
Heidi, Lori
2:30 2.6 Planning for HFOSS Participation
  • Small Group Discussion about Stage 3
3:00 Break All
3:15 2.7 Group Hands-on Work
  • Continuing work on task selected by each group in 2.6
  • Report out
5:30 Return to Hotel All
6:00 Dinner at Pietro's 1714 Walnut St. All
Day 3
7:45 Leave the hotel (checkout first) All
8:00 Breakfast All
8:30 3.1 Understanding POSSE Stage 3
  • Experience reports
Greg, Alan, Chris, Tom

3.2 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities

  • Goal: to create a shared set of HFOSS learning activities
  • Standard information to define each learning activity
  • Existing learning activities and places to share new ones
  • Identify kinds of contributions students can make
  • Brainstorming session
    • Using the template, start to create the activity whose development began in 2.6
      • Make sure to make a copy of the template for each activity
Heidi, Greg
10:15 Break All
10:30 3.2 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities - Continued Stoney, Darci
12:00 Lunch All
12:45 3.2 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities - Continued
  • Groups report back on work done before lunch
  • Groups continue to work
Stoney, Darci
1:45 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
Heidi, Greg
2:45 3.4 Going Forward
  • Evaluation form
  • Open discussion
  • Closing remarks
3:30 End - shuttles and taxi to airport All


Here are the presentation materials for stage 2:



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