SIGCSE 2017 – March 8th – 11th, Seattle, Washington

POSSE – April 20-22, 2017:

NSF-funded workshop for full-time instructors
April 20-22, 2017
Google’s San Francisco office

This three-stage faculty workshop will help you prepare to support student participation in a Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project. HFOSS is open source software that has a humanitarian purpose such as disaster management, health care, or economic development. Over 100 faculty members have attended the workshop and we have a growing community of faculty members who are helping students learn within HFOSS projects.

Join us if you would like to:

  • Join the community of educators that involves students in HFOSS
  • Learn how to support student learning within a real-world HFOSS
  • project environment
  • Motivate students and raise their appreciation for computing for the social good
  • Meet and collaborate with other instructors who have similar interests and goals
  • Grow professionally

Workshop Format
Unlike many workshops in which the content is concentrated in the face-to-face meeting, this workshop has three stages:

Stage 1 – Starts February 23rd, 2017 with online activities. These activities will take 2-3 hours/week and include interaction among workshop instructors and participants.

Stage 2 – The face-to-face workshop held in San Francisco, CA, April 20-22, 2017.  Participants will include the workshop organizers, POSSE alumni, and open source community members.

Stage 3 – Starts immediately after stage 2 and consists of online activities and interactions among small groups so that participants will have support while involving students in an HFOSS project in the classroom.

How to Apply:
To apply, please complete and submit the application available at: Prior work with FOSS projects is not required.
Submit your application by February 13th. We will notify you of the status of your application by February 23rd, 2017.

Participant Support
POSSE is supported by the National Science Foundation and Red Hat, Inc. Due to the funding source, we can only support US-based faculty members. However, if you can support your own travel, please do submit an application.

NSF funding will provide 2 nights lodging and meals during the workshop. Travel costs will also be covered up to $500.