By this time tomorrow I am going to be on a plane heading to Professors Open Source Summer Experience South Africa I have the honour to be invited over as an instructor on this POSSE concerning Fedora Project and involvement on Open Source communities.
POSSE is an initiative of teachingopensource.org aiming to educate people within the academic environment to use foss practises and procedures, and engage them in foss projects from around the world. It is kindly sponsored by RedHat.
Mel Chua (one of three instructors) of Fedora and Sugar fame, is doing a fantastic job organizing this POSSE (thanks Mel!)
The schedule is well articulated and the sessions shall be very interesting I am supposed to fill in on Community aspects and describe the “insides” of an foss community. The basic concept behind those classes will be to train the attendees into becoming active contributors, engaged in various foss projects and even trainers themselves
Pass on the awesomeness!
On the practical side I am looking on a 20hrs flight through Dubai, reaching Cape Town Saturday evening. My colleagues Mel and Jan will arrive the next day, so I am thinking on how to spend some time on Cape Town (plz comment with proposals!) I try to contact the local hackerspace (robotics mainly) to see if I can host a session on Fedora (or even Fedora Electronic Lab).. will see
More updates to come on the next days (with many photos and details)
Cape Town get ready for Fedora-style awesomeness 😀