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  • 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
  • Patti Ordonez Promotes Women in Computing! August 21, 2020Patti Ordonez Promotes Women in Computing!
    Check out Patti Ordonez’s segment on Computing for National Geographic’s “I Can Science”.  She speaks eloquently about the need for women computing instructors. Go Patti! (Patti attended one of the first Professors’ Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshops.)
  • HFOSS and POGIL at SENCER Annual Meeting July 29, 2020
    The Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) project is hosting their annual meeting July 30 – August 2nd. Our very own Clif Kussmaul will be presenting a POGIL session Saturday at 1:00 PM and an HFOSS session Saturday at 2:30 PM.  SENCER ...
  • Please Support the Software Freedom Conservancy! December 14, 2019Please 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, 2019Open Education Book available
    Now 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 ...
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