[TOS] Humanitarian Open Source for Student Learning - Deadline Friday April 5th

Heidi Ellis heidi.ellis at wne.edu
Mon Apr 1 15:58:29 UTC 2019

Want your students to be motivated by "doing good"? Join the community of over 175 faculty members who are supporting students "doing good" via humanitarian free and open source (HFOSS) software.

What: Professors' Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshop
When: June 17-19, 2019
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Application:  http://foss2serve.org/index.php/POSSE_2019-06
Additional Information:  http://foss2serve.org
Deadline: Apply by April 5th, 2019

This faculty workshop will help you prepare to support student participation in a Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project.  HFOSS is open source software that has a humanitarian purpose such as disaster management, health care, or economic development.

Workshop Format: This workshop has three stages:

  *   Stage 1 - Starts April 22, 2019 with online activities. These activities will take no more than 2-3 hours/week and include interaction among workshop facilitators and participants.

  *   Stage 2 - The face-to-face workshop held in Philadelphia, PA June 17-19.  Participants will include the workshop organizers and POSSE alumni.

  *   Stage 3 - Starts immediately after stage 2 and consists of interactions among small groups so that participants will have support while involving students in an HFOSS project in the classroom.

How to Apply:   http://foss2serve.org/index.php/POSSE_2019-06

Prior work with FOSS projects is not required. Application deadline is April 5th 2019. We will notify you of the status of your application by April 15th, 2019.

Participant Support: NSF funding will provide up to $500 for travel, and also 2 nights lodging and meals during the workshop.

Contact me (Heidi Ellis, ellis at wne.edu<mailto:ellis at wne.edu>) with questions.
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