POSSE is a bootcamp sponsored by Red Hat designed to immerse computer science instructors in open source projects, with the commitment that each participating instructor bring their classes into open source project participation over the next school year.
Individual writings by POSSE Doha participants reflecting on the event.
Follow the POSSE
There are a number of spaces where POSSE participants interact aside from the physical <location> location.
- Wiki: this POSSE is using the TeachingOpenSource wiki space. Please feel free to edit any of these pages. If you’re creating new pages, please prefix the page title with Name of POSSE (for instance, POSSE APAC).
- IRC: The channel on Freenode will be used for POSSE-specific IRC communication. Participants are encouraged to join the larger TeachingOpenSource community in the #teachingopensource as well.
- Mailing list: Join the teaching open source mailing list for discussion and ongoing session notes.
January 10-14, 2010
- Mel Chua, Red Hat
- Sebastian Dziallas, Fedora Project & Olin College
- Affan Syed
- Saquib Razak
- Citizen Ben
- Bilal Zafar
This was the first deployment of the POSSE intensive curriculum. The syllabus as deployed is shown below. The intent was to deploy a first rough draft of the curriculum to get feedback for a fairly major revision later on, before its next deployment.
|10:00-11:30||Introduction, culture, and communication.Quick round introducing our objectives for the day, introducing who’s here, then dive straight into learning IRC, wikis, and collaborative text editing.||
|11:30-Noon||Project introduction. An overview of the community and project you’ll be making your first contribution to this afternoon.||Be able to describe your goals and timeline for the afternoon project.||A document with notes from the Q&A session.||To be added.|
|Noon-1pm||Lunch||Eat, relax, decompress, and plan ahead for the remainder of the day.||None.||We’ll get food for everyone.|
|1pm-3pm||Your first open source contribution.||
||An agreed-upon commit to an open source project. In this case, we did an update to the Sugar on a Stick spin page.||To be added by participants during class.|
|3pm-3:30pm||What’s next? Future curricular models, resources, events, and networking and learning opportunities available.||
||An etherpad document noting the future FOSS study plans of each member of the group, and an updated POSSE modules page if curriculum changes have been requested. We did this as individual followups instead.|
||See #Blog reflections.||See POSSE blogs and Planet to see what others are writing.|
Anyone is welcome to help organize and plan this POSSE.