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

Heidi Ellis
Professor of CS & IT, Western New England University

Website | @heidijcellis

Heidi Ellis is a professor at Western New England University and has been active in software engineering education for the past 20 years. Heidi has been involving students in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) since 2006 and has been co-PI on four different NSF grants to support this effort. She is part of a group of academics who are working with Red Hat to support Professor’s Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshops, which bring professors up to speed on student involvement in HFOSS projects. Heidi has multiple publications and presentations related to student participation in HFOSS.


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.