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SIGCSE 2008 Workshop
Teaching and Building Humanitarian Open Source Software
Ralph Morelli, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Norman Danner, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Janardhan Iyengar, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Heidi Ellis, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Trishan de Lanerolle, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Abstract. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the world of free and open source software (FOSS) development and how to incorporate FOSS into undergraduate computing curricula. We will focus on existing humanitarian FOSS projects that the presenters are involved with. Participants will learn how FOSS projects are organized and how to set up a small scale project at their own schools. Introduction will be provided to FOSS development tools, including Eclipse, Subversion, MediaWIKI, and Trac. Participants will install a development environment on their laptops and build a simple module for an existing humanitarian FOSS project. See http://www.hfoss.org for further details.
Laptop Required. Software needed for the workshop will be provided for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux platforms. Macintosh users will need to know the Administrator passwords in order to install the software.