Are you a professor teaching a Computer Science or Software Engineering class next school year?

Would you like…

Learn about POSSE in this video from opensource.com with Chris Tyler, Professor at Seneca College, and Mel Chua, Community Engineer at Red Hat.

Give us a weekend of your time this summer. We’ll give you that — and more.

Over 50 professors have attended Red Hat’s 6 workshops on 3 continents. Be the next.

POSSE, the Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience, is a faculty workshop that immerses professors in the culture, tools and practices of open source communities. It’ designed to teach you what you need to know to help your students get started as contributors to those communities — and as part of that, you’ll spend a portion of each day making your own contribution to an open source project.

You’ll also learn how to translate open source experiences back to the reality of academia — how does this work with required courses, grading, publications, semester schedules and course evaluations?

No experience with open source communities or contribution is necessary — you don’ even have to run Linux.

Date and location

Hosted at Red Hat’s corporate headquarters in Raleigh, NC from July 23–24, 2011.

How to apply

Learn more about the application process and how to be part of the experience.

Open curriculum

The POSSE curriculum is made of entirely open content and is available as 2- or 5-day workshops for academic and corporate audiences. Interested in hosting one? Check it out.

For more information and applications, visit: www.teachingopensource.org/POSSE