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The Professors' Open Source Summer Experience (POSSE) is a Red Hat sponsored program on incorporating open source community participation into the design of courses. Beginning with an in-person cultural immersion workshop for professors and continuing with teaching support throughout the school year, it bridges the gap between academic theory and open source practice. POSSE video
There are more professors than ever hoping to teach the open source development process to their students -- but working in the open source world can be a daunting proposition. Professors themselves have only a limited amount of time to learn about open source, and are often unsure about how, exactly, to get started.

POSSE (Professors' Open Source Summer Experience) is a Red Hat sponsored week-long workshop of cultural immersion in the tools and practices of open source communities, designed for professors looking for ways to bring their students into active participation in those communities. 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.

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Apply now. Learn more about the application process and what it takes to become part of a POSSE cohort.

See the curriculum. All open content, all the time.

Alumni stories. What is it like to attend a POSSE? Professors tell how.

Student work. When POSSE alumni go back to the classroom, what happens to the students they teach?

Teaching Open Source. A community of practice for teaching open source community participation in an academic context. Read the Teaching Open Source community's blog aggregator or find out about upcoming events.