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  • Please Support the Software Freedom Conservancy! December 14, 2019 Please Support the Software Freedom Conservancy!Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. Conservancy member projects include Git, Wine, and QEMU as well as outreach-oriented projects ...
  • Open Education Book available October 7, 2019 Open Education Book availableNow available: a new, free-to-download, Creative Commons-licensed book about how open can work in education, called “The Open Organization for Educators.”  The book, which is free to download here: http://bit.ly/open-edu-book or can be ordered hard copy at-cost from http://bit.ly/hard-copy-open-ed-book contains content authored by Teaching Open Source members Heidi ...
  • Next POSSE in Philadelphia, PA at Drexel University! March 31, 2019 The next POSSE will be held in Philadelphia, PA June 17-19.  All U.S.-based college-level faculty and instructors who teach computing are invited to join us! Join the over 175 instructors from over 150 academic institutions who are supporting student learning via Humanitarian Free and Open ...
  • Next POSSE to by Hosted by City University of New York October 30, 2018 The next POSSE will be in New York City in January 2019.  This POSSE will be hosted by the City University of New York and attendees will primarily be City University faculty.  Faculty at John Jay College have graciously agreed to provide meeting space and ...
  • Trouble teaching Git? New tool to try! July 25, 2018 I discovered this interactive, online Git training tool: https://www.katacoda.com/courses/git and thought it might be of interest. The advantage (IMHO) is that students do not have to have anything other than a browser with an internet connection on their machine at all: no need for a CLI (or ...
  • Privacy Policy Updates May 24, 2018 Teaching Open Source is committed to our users’ privacy and protection of their data. On May 25, 2018, extensive changes in EU data protection law (General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) go into effect. We are using this opportunity to make improvements for all users, ...
  • Sabine Wojcieszak’s Working in and with Free Open Source Software Course March 5, 2018 Sabine Wojcieszak, (Bologna POSSE July 2017), just published a blog post on her experiences offering a course tiled “Working in and with Free Open Source Software”.  She describes her class and how she mastered being “productively lost”. Great job Sabine!!  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/being-productively-lost-experiment-teaching-open-tos-wojcieszak/
  • Red Hat Honors Instructors Who Champion Open Source Education March 1, 2018 For the second year, Red Hat is honoring the work of higher education instructors who are committed to teaching the open source development process to their students.   The majority of honorees are past participants in Professor’s Open Source Software Experience (POSSE). Launched by Red ...
  • Next POSSE in Philly — applications open! February 20, 2018 Next POSSE in Philly -- applications open!The next POSSE workshop will be held June 18-20 at Drexel, in Philadelphia PA.  For more info and application instructions:  http://foss2serve.org/index.php/POSSE_2018-06.  Applications are due April 6. SaveSave
  • TOS Happenings at SIGCSE! February 17, 2018 If you’ll be at SIGSE, make sure to attend these Teaching Open Source-related sessions (use this quicklink while you’re there for easy reference: bit.ly/TOS-SIGCSE) Time: Thursday 10am Activity: Demo Session #1 Title: Teaching “Blinky Flashy”:​ ​Best Practices and Helpful Tips for Teaching eTextiles to a Wide Range of Students Location: Exhibit Hall Speaker(s): ...
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