Welcome to the new teachingopensource.org!! The old site will be available for a little while longer at old.teachingopensource.org, so please migrate any content that has not been migrated yet.
Open source software development is growing in importance every year. So it’s critical that the technical leaders of tomorrow — software developers, computer scientists, system administrators, analysts, and build engineers — understand open source tools, culture, and concepts.
The best way to do that (we believe) is by participating in open source community projects.
This site, and the TOS (Teaching Open Source) community behind it, is dedicated to bridging the gap between traditional CS/SE curricula and student work in open source communities. This is a community where professors, institutions, communities, and companies can come together and make the teaching of open source a global success.
Like any community, we’re only as strong as our members, so we need you to join us!!
- Hacktoberfest is on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software in partnership with GitHub. Submit enough pull requests and get a special T-shirt. It may be a good way to encourage students to participate.
- Handy IRC cheatsheet Thursday, September 28, 2017 Thanks to Opensource.com for their handy IRC Cheatsheet: opensourcedotcom-irc-cheatsheet
- Teaching Open Source recognized in Educause article Thursday, September 21, 2017 EDUCAUSE’s 7 Things You Should Know About …™ is a series of publications that address a diverse range of professional challenges in higher education IT, from updates on current developments to explorations of important overarching issues. In August of 2017, the organization offered insights in ...
- BOF on using Open Source for Diversity and Inclusion at Tapia Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Chris Murphy, Nanette Veilleux and Jan Pearce and Judy Weng (a graduate student at UPenn) will be leading a Birds of a Feather on “Addressing Diversity & Inclusion Issues in Computer Science through Contributions to Free and Open Source Software” at this week’s Tapia Celebration of Diversity ...
- Apply for POSSE (Raleigh, NC, Nov 16-18, 2017) Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Where: Red Hat offices, Raleigh, NC Would you like to support student involvement in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS)? Full-time faculty at U.S. institutions are invited to join us at the Professors’ Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshop. Over 100 faculty members have attended the workshop ...
- Wrap-up of POSSE in Italy from Google Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Google showcased their involvement with POSSE in a recent post on the opensource.googleblog.com blog: This year Google was proud to not only host a workshop at our San Francisco office in April, but also to collaborate with the organizers to bring a POSSE workshop to Europe for ...
- POSSE in Italy a success! Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Gustavo Pinto, a participant in the recently completed POSSE held in Bologna, Italy, has written up a great experience report about the workshop. SaveSave SaveSave
- Teaching Open Source joins the Software Freedom Conservancy Thursday, June 15, 2017 Software Freedom Conservancy is proud to announce that Teaching Open Source has joined Conservancy as a member project. Teaching Open Source (TOS) is a community of educators, developers, and organizations who create resources and document best practices for teaching free and open source software development, ...
- Live Coding – every Wednesday! Thursday, May 18, 2017 We’ve heard that it might be useful for students to be able to watch someone live code — well, guess what?! We’ve found someone at Mozilla is doing it — every Wednesday at 1pm Eastern! Find the list of upcoming topics here, and check out ...
- In progress — POSSE in San Francisco Saturday, April 22, 2017 We’ve been here in the downtown Google offices in beautiful San Francisco for the past few days, exploring how to teach open source and incorporate humanitarian free and open source (HFOSS) project work into computer science and software engineering classes. We even escaped being part ...
Blog posts from TOS Members
by Heidi Ellis on September 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm
I’m currently at the Open Source Summit in LA and I’ve been reflecting on our progress so far in our […]
by Heidi Ellis on September 1, 2017 at 11:39 am
This first week has been an adjustment week for all of us. My Freshman Seminar class (2 sections) meets twice a week […]
On an Adventure
by Heidi Ellis on August 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Today I’m starting on an adventure. I’m teaching two sections of Freshman Seminar using Open Organization […]
Course Prep: Open Educational Materials Grant Proposal
by Karl R. Wurst on June 16, 2017 at 12:59 am
The Worcester State University Library has called for proposals for Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) […]
New Course Prep: Learning UML
by Karl R. Wurst on May 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm
I am preparing for a new (for me) course for the Fall 2017 semester: CS 343 Software Construction, Design, and […]
POSSE Moves to the West Coast!
by Heidi Ellis on January 28, 2017 at 11:04 pm
After hosting six Professors’ Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshops on the east coast, several […]