Welcome to the new teachingopensource.org!! The old site will be available at old.teachingopensource.org until June 15, 2017, 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!!
- 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 ...
- POSSE Alumna Named New Hampshire TechEducator Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Mihaela Sabin, a 2010 Professor’s Open Source Software Experience alumna has been recognized as New Hampshire’s TechEducator of the year. Congratulations Mihaela!!
- Hunter College Students Learning About Open Source Sunday, April 2, 2017 In the fall 2016 semester, in the Computer Science Department at Hunter College, computer science majors and a few non-majors were exposed to the concept of open source software, open data, and HFOSS. To the best of my knowledge (and I have been teaching there ...
- Open source job opportunities grow at crisis groups Saturday, April 1, 2017 Interesting article about the needs and opportunities in humanitarian open source development (HFOSS) — yet more reason to incorporate HFOSS: Open source job opportunities grow at crisis groups
- November POSSE at Red Hat in Raleigh Friday, November 18, 2016 Another successful Professors’ Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) was held at Red Hat headquarters, in Raleigh, NC from November 16-18, 2016. Participants came from Eastern Michigan University, California State Long Beach, Howard University and more. In fact, the entire CS department from Berea College was in ...
- HFOSS Pathways Sprint Friday, January 8, 2016 Research has shown that students, and especially female students, are motivated by the ability to “do good”. Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) allows students to contribute to society while learning about open source tools and practices. The foss2serve team has received NSF funding to explore how to ...
Blog posts from TOS Members
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 […]
Celebration of Women Faculty in Computing
by Greg Hislop on July 25, 2016 at 12:31 pm
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing feels a bit like a mirage for any computing faculty member who has […]
Building a Pathway to HFOSS Contribution
by Heidi Ellis on February 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm
Our most recent NSF proposal was funded! In September we heard that our project, “OpenPath – Improving Student […]
Microsoft… and Hard… and a little bit Open
by Greg Hislop on October 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm
Skimming Microsoft’s most recent annual report provides some interesting insights. Among them: While many people […]