Open Source Summer Experience - July 5 to 9th in CaliforniaI wish that the new Pittsburgh Public School called Sci-Tech would be teaching Open Source. If they were, and they should, this would be a great place to send a person or two.
Have you considered the benefits of teaching open source participation in the classroom?
More than teaching tools and technology, teaching open source is about giving students a chance to get hands on with real code in real situations. A chance to build skills and experiences that scale to fit the classroom.
Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, or POSSE, is a week long class taught by open source community experts from Red Hat and the Open Source Initiative, for those who teach higher education or advanced students in computer science/engineering and electrical engineering (CS, CE, EE.) In this class we teach the skills to be "productively lost" through participation in actual projects. These skills are transferable directly to teaching open source participation in the classroom.
We're offering the first California POSSE in Mountain View, 05 to 09 July. If you or someone you know is interested, read more here:
POSSE itself is free; attendees pay their own travel, lodging, and expenses. To find out more or to apply, check out the program page and send in an application.
If you have questions, our general Teaching Open Source mailing list is used for support, networking, and discussion amongst teaching colleagues and open source experts:
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
name: Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Sr. Community Gardener
team: Red Hat Community Architecture