Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Gina Likins

Gina Likins
University Outreach, Red Hat

Website | @lintqueen

Gina Likins is part of the University Outreach team at Red Hat, which exists to help universities incorporate open source into their curriculum. Currently, she is driving a project that she hopes will make it easier for instructors to find open source projects to work with and has spent the past two years talking to and working with instructors who are interested in open source. Gina has guest lectured for numerous university classes as part of her university outreach role, led sessions at two CCSC conferences, presented at SCALE13x, OSCON 2015, and LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle and Europe, and keynoted at ApacheCon 2015. She’s a frenetic crafter and is sometimes a backup singer.


5:10pm–5:50pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Open Source 101
Location: Meeting Room 9C Level: Intermediate
Gina Likins (Red Hat), Heidi Ellis (Western New England University), Gregory Hislop (Drexel University)
To contribute to an open source project, students must first learn open source methods, tools, and culture. However, few CS degree programs cover these topics. Gina Likins, Heidi Ellis, and Gregory Hislop outline an NSF-funded effort to advance FOSS learning in undergraduate computing programs and solicit input about the FOSS skills and abilities community members would like to see addressed. Read more.