Session 6L: Curious about Student Participation in Humanitarian Open Source Software?
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri Mar 1, 2019
Hyatt: Regency (2nd floor)
Special Session


This special session is intended for people who are curious about integrating Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) into their courses and involving students in HFOSS projects. HFOSS participation provides an excellent vehicle to introduce students to computing for social good while also giving them experience with real-world software development. The session will begin with a series of lightning talks by faculty who have incorporated HFOSS participation into one or more of their courses. This will be followed by a small group activity to allow attendees to ask questions and discuss individual interests in integrating HFOSS activities and to become familiar with HFOSS educational resources available for instructors. The session will conclude with some closing comments on current and planned activities of instructors who are teaching with HFOSS and suggestions for faculty who would like to pursue this teaching approach themselves.

Darci Burdge Professor, Nassau Community College
Gregory Hislop Professor, Drexel University
Grant Braught Dickinson College
Josh Dehlinger Towson University
Christian Murphy Associate Professor of Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Joanna Klukowska Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University
Lynn Lambert computer science professor, Christopher Newport University
Patricia Ordóñez Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Karl R Wurst Professor of Computer Science, Worcester State University

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