FSOSS 2009 - Call for Presentation Proposals Fri, May 22. 2009
For the eighth year in a row, the Centre for Development of Open Technology at Seneca College is holding the Free Software and Open Source Symposium. This year's event will be on Friday, October 30, with optional hands-on workshops on Thursday, October 29. We're expecting around 300 open source developers, community leaders, business people, and students from Toronto, throughout Ontario, and around the world.
Are you passionate about an open source project? Do you have new insight into open source (or open content, or open formats)? Tell the world: we've put out a call for great presentation proposals on the FSOSS website.
Registration for FSOSS 2009 will open in June... and yes, we pronounce it "eff-sauce"!
POSSE (Professors' Open Source Summer Experience) - Application deadline approaching! Sat, Mar 28. 2009
Greg DeKoenigsberg's POSSE program -- Professor's Open Source Summer Experience -- is a week-long immersion in the world of community-based open source open to any professor teaching programming.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get up to speed on open source development: working (1) at scale, on large codebases used on production systems, and (2) in community, collaborating on a global scale and leveraging the network effects of an open source community.
The application deadline for POSSE is this Friday, April 3. Red Hat is picking up all costs except for transportation -- you just have to get yourself there. Don't delay: read the wiki page and send your application!
TeachingOpenSource.org is Two Weeks Old Wed, Mar 18. 2009
TeachngOpenSource.org has been running for two weeks now. So far we have:
- over 100 posts to the mailing list
- 81 mailing list members
- 51 members of the wiki
- a couple of dozen people who have dropped into the IRC channel #teachingopensource
- an active blog planet
- four projects under discussion on the list, three with some initial wiki content
- plans for a monthly conference call
TeachingOpenSource.org: Get on the List Fri, Mar 6. 2009
TeachingOpenSource.org is Online Wed, Mar 4. 2009
Teaching community-based Open Source software development is a surprisingly difficult task. Many educational institutions, open source projects, and companies have started educational initiatives, but these exist in isolation.
To enable and empower collaboration across boundaries, and after extensive consultation, I announce TeachingOpenSource.org, a neutral collaboration point for everyone and everything involved in Teaching Open Source.
As a collaboration point, the success of this initiative depends on participation -- so if you have any interest in seeing Open Source taught effectively in our college, universities, and schools, please jump in!
CDOT Wiki has a New Front Page Mon, Feb 23. 2009
I just installed a new front page on the wiki of the Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) -- hopefully this will make the site a bit easier to navigate. It also puts the last 16 planet posts right in your face.