[TOS] Update on Open Doors X Open Source project

Heidi Ellis heidi.ellis at wne.edu
Sun Aug 29 00:24:51 UTC 2021


Hi Folks,

Kinnis Gosha has provided an update on the Open Doors X Open Source project:

The Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative was the recipient of a recent grant from the Alford P. Sloan Foundation to infuse Open Source Software Development programming across the consortium. Principal Investigators Drs. Talitha Washington and Kinnis Gosha oversaw the 10-week postdoctoral program (Open Doors x Open Source) that provided an open-source development learning experience for 32 underrepresented computing graduates from various schools across the nation. The goal of the program is to leverage open-source software development to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who enter careers as software engineers. Additional funding to support the program was provided by Expedia Group and Dell Technologies. The Atlanta University Center Consortium is comprised of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College.
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