• 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.
  • 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.)
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