[TOS] Meeting to discuss HFOSS bootcamp / POSSE

Ralph Morelli ralph.morelli at trincoll.edu
Thu Mar 4 16:27:33 UTC 2010

Hi Mel,

Trishan and I sent around the following basic outline/framework to the other
HFOSS professors, but haven't received any feedback yet.  I think this means
that Trishan and I will have to try to flesh this out a bit more and send it
around again.  I'll be seeing some of our new participants next week in
Milwaukee and we'll try to firm this up a bit. Perhaps we can add a 4th day
if the participants are game.  I'll keep you (and the TOS list) posted on
our progress.

But here's our plan so far.  As you can see, we try to fit the orientation
into three days, focusing for approximately one day on the actual projects
that new faculty will be working on.

-- ralph
Day 1
 FOSS History and Culture
Communications tools, practices,
etiquette: wiki's IRC, email

Networking Activity: Evening BBQ
Day 2
  Code Management Overview:
issue-tracking, etc.. +exercise
 Breakout Session:
Communication/Code management for specific projects
Sahana, POSIT, OpenMRS, setting up your own project

Evening: Working on Exercise?
Day 3
  Breakout Session II:
Exercises and continued orientation for specific projects
 Debriefing: Discussing issues, making plans for follow-up,
mentoring, etc.

  Evening: Return trips
Possible Instructors:

Some other ideas:

* We would want to recruit mentors/collaborators from the various
communities we'll be working with:

   - OpenMRS( Darius?)
   - Sahana (Mark Prutsalis, Chamindra?)
   - POSIT (In house expertise)
   - GNOME (William Walker?)
   - We want to include some role in this for the Oregon State folks (Carlos
   Jensen and Tim Budd)

 * We will setup HFOSS-IRC service dedicated to HFOSS related projects and

-- ralph

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Mel Chua <mel at redhat.com> wrote:

> Checking in on how this is going - is there anything we can do to help out?
> The Manila folks are in a similar boat - they just decided their "summer
> professor training" thing was not a POSSE, but that they'd like to find ways
> to draw from POSSE resources. So I'm guessing if we start talking about this
> on the TOS list, we'll be able to quickly find things that help both groups.
> --Mel
> On 02/19/2010 05:14 PM, Ralph Morelli wrote:
>> Thanks Mel.  We'll take a look at first opportunity.
>> It was good talking with you both.  We'll get back to you with a plan
>> for our orientation in a few days, hopefully.
>> Regards,
>> -- ralph
>> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Mel Chua <mel at redhat.com
>> <mailto:mel at redhat.com>> wrote:
>>    What's happened at past POSSEs - remember that this is like saying
>>    "what happened at this Barcamp" - it's hard to capture what's going
>>    to happen in advance because the point is the immersive
>>    improvisation, but we can tell you what we did improvise the past
>>    two times. ;)
>>    http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE - program overview
>>    everyone has likely read already, and then...
>>    http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_2009 - best-documented
>>    one, so if you only look at one past POSSE, look at this one. Look
>>    at the blogs first (they will give you the best idea of the
>>    experience), then skim the IRC logs and the mailing list archives if
>>    you have time.
>>    http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_APAC - not as well
>>    documented, but again, look at the blogs, then skim the mailing
>>    list, and then the IRC logs, in that order.
>>    If you only read one thing, read all the blog posts from
>>    http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_2009 and you'll have a
>>    reasonable idea of what goes on.
>>    --Mel
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