|FROM ||Kevin Mark
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Professors Open Source Summer Experience @RIT
|On Sat, Mar 06, 2010 at 07:02:40PM -0500, Ruben Safir wrote:
> Just a quick note about the Professors Open Source Summer Experience, AKA a
> POSSE, that's scheduled for RIT this June since it's probably time for
> anyone wanting to attend to be thinking about it.
> If you're not familiar, POSSE is a program of TeachingOpenSource.org and
> it's intention is to get the FOSS development model integrated into formal
> Computer Science curricula.
> "the POSSE program is a week long boot camp that will immerse professors
> in open source projects. Participants spend a week of intensive
> participation in selected open source projects, led by professors with
> experience in teaching open source development, in partnership with
> community members who have deep experience and insight. By the end of the
> session, participants should have a much better understanding of the
> workings of open source projects, and a strong network of contacts to lean
> on as they begin to bring students into the open source world. "
> Details about POSSE in general at
> RIT's POSSE wiki Page- http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_RIT
I was a remote observer of this, as an OLPC alum (and now Fedora employee) Mel
Chua was involved. Great project.
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