Open Source Summer School
We believe that Open Source is more than an open model of developing software. We believe that Open Source is a way of spreading ideas, of building communities and providing education. Open Source is as much about the technology behind it as it is about the people taking part in the community projects and activities surrounding it. We value the benefits of Open Source, the freedom it offers, the tools it provides and the vast amount of knowledge and skills that may be grasp through a single click on the Internet.
Currently, at its 3rd edition, the Open Source Summer School aims to encourage the use of the Open Source development and community model to bridge the gap between passionate young students and the successful projects taking part in the collaborative environment provided by the Internet. We offer our experience and knowledge to all those interested in getting their first steps in open source projects.
The Open Source Summer School will consist of technical talks, presentations and seminars and hackathons. Talks and seminars would provide the basic skills and knowledge required to take part in the project; we will focus on tool such as versioning control systems, wikis, issue trackers, unit testing, automated build and deployment, frameworks, editing, IDEs. As involvement in an open source project will always deal with working with others, we will stress on communication, collaboration and team working skills. Contributions to projects will take part within hackathons, coding parties involving participants and mentors alike.
During hackathons, participants will have opportunity to develop small software projects based on the Open Source values.
Talks and hackathons will be held in direct collaboration with ROSEdu, a local UPB open source community. During the last years, ROSEdu has been actively involved in open source projects an activities, part of which will form the basis of the summer school.
- June 6 - June 15: Application period
- Monday, June 22, 2015: intro of OSSS - presentation of people involved
- June 23-26, June 29 - July 3, 2015: presentations and hackathons
- July 3, 2015: diplomas and prizes, closing
We welcome enthusiastic young students with yearning for knowledge in open source projects and skill in open communities. The Open Source Summer School will welcome 12 passionate students to take part in the inquisitive presentations and challenging projects.
The presentations and hackathons are going to take place in the lab room EG106. The lab provides hardware systems, whiteboard, projector and projector screen. All is well prepared to allow fructuous collaboration and contributions into upstream.