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  • Applications for GitHub (Student) Campus Experts Open! February 15, 2021
    GitHub has a GitHub Campus Experts Program which supports student leaders who foster student communities on their campuses in order to help other students learn industry skills and become better software developers. Applications are open now through February 28th. To qualify for the GitHub Campus Experts ...
  • FarmData2 in Phase 3 of GNOME Challenge!! February 10, 2021
    The saga continues!!!  The FarmData2 project has been selected to continue to Phase 3 of the GNOME Community Education Challenge! The team of  Grant Braught, Farhan Siddiqui, Michael Skalak, and Allen Tucker is one of only five teams to make it to the final round ...
  • Open Source Projects for Students January 30, 2021
    The Geeks for Geeks site recently published a list of avenues for student contributions to open source projects.  There are a variety of communities represented including Outreachy, Hyperledger, and the Free Software Foundation.   
  • Outreachy Internships – Deadline Feb 1 January 21, 2021
    Outreachy has announced applications will open February 1st for their next round of internships that start  May 2021.  If you’re in an open source project interested in mentoring students, sign up here. Details about the internships: remote internships with communities located around the world diversity is supported: ...
  • Open Source 101 January 17, 2021
    Open Source 101 is a great way to get students started in open source. Produced by All Things Open, Open Source 101 is a one day virtual conference intended to educate students (and professionals) on how to get started in open source as well as ...
  • GitHub Student Survey Results December 29, 2020GitHub Student Survey Results
    GitHub’s latest “Classroom Report” indicates that students are increasingly likely to join open source projects with the most common programming language being Python. The results are based on a survey of 7070 students and 165 teachers who have participated in GitHub Education.    Read the ...
  • HFOSS Project FarmData2 wins GNOME Challenge Phase 1! December 15, 2020
    The HFOSS team of Grant Braught, Farhan Siddiqui, Michael Skalak, and Allen Tucker has been selected to continue to Phase 2 of the Community Education Challenge! The Challenge is supported by the GNOME Foundation and Endless and has the goal to engage new coders with ...
  • NSF Continues to Support Open Source Education November 27, 2020
    The National Science Foundation has awarded almost $2 million to thirteen researchers across 10 different organizations. The grant titled “Collaborative Research: OpenPace – Broadening Participation in Computing through Authentic, Collaborative Engagement with Computing for the Greater Good” builds on a foundation of four prior NSF ...
  • Sloan Foundation Grant for Open@RIT November 15, 2020
    RIT’s open programs office has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to measure and strengthen support of the faculty and staff who do work in the open community. Our own Steve Jacobs, director of Open@RIT, and Mel Chua did the ...
  • Becoming an Open Source Engineer September 7, 2020
    Anisha Swain is an Associate Software Engineer in the Performance and Scale team of Red Hat. In this article, she  describes her journey to becoming and open source engineer. She recounts how she went from hating open source to loving it. https://opensource.com/article/20/9/open-source-story
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