[OLPC-NYC] Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Flier
John.Sincak at riverdell.org
Mon Mar 7 13:15:16 EST 2011
HFOSS @ BCC
Humanitarian Free and Open-Source Software Workshop at Bergen Community College
Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 8:00am – 1:00pm
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 – Technology Education Center – Room 128
Join us for a half-day at Bergen Community College where we will explore the Open-Source world and share experiences getting students involved in real-world software projects that often have humanitarian goals in mind.
What you will gain from this workshop:
- A set of take-away open-source lesson plans you can use right away that get your students using and, perhaps, contributing to and/or creating open-source software projects.
- Exposure to App Inventor, Google’s visually-oriented open-source product for developing applications for Android smart phones.
- An introduction to what Open-Source is all about: history, goals, accomplishments
- Practical ideas for exploring open-source products, especially in environments with limited resources and/or heavy security restrictions
Testimonials from colleagues and students who are using and/or working on real-world open-source software projects
Explore this fascinating world of freely available products and platforms that will excite and engage your students. The Open-Source software movement has been thriving for close to 30 years and in the last 10 years has emerged as an important enterprise-level player, providing solutions to business, industry, education and government across a wide variety of platforms and environments.
Guest speakers include:
- Prof. Ralph Morelli, Trinity College, Hartford, CT; founding member of the HFOSS project.
- Prof. Heidi Ellis, Western New England College; founding member of the HFOSS project.
- Prof. Greg Hislop, iSchool, Drexel University
See the attached agenda for details.
For more information and details, please contact us:
inf at bergen.edu<mailto:inf at bergen.edu>
Bill Madden, Associate Professor Anita Verno, Associate Professor
Bergen Community College Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
bmadden at bergen.edu averno at bergen.edu
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