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Teaching and learning build on sharing and communications, and should be a good match for the similar values of Open Source. Learn about ways open source is helping people learn.

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Education | Geek Lifestyle
Portland 256
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Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 21 ratings)
This tutorial explores a set of simple and practical techniques for giving better, more effective, more entertaining technical presentations. Discover how to capture an audience, hold their interest, convey your message to them clearly…and maybe even inspire them. Read more.
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E147/148
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Jennifer Davidson (ChickTech), Janice Levenhagen-Seeley (ChickTech)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Are you a software person? An artsy type? Never thought you would like hardware? Or perhaps you love hardware? No matter what your skill level, this workshop is for you. Get in on the open hardware movement and join ChickTech to create your own “soft circuit” using conductive thread, fabric, inputs/outputs, and a microcontroller! Read more.
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Education | Open Hardware
E143/144
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Michael Shiloh (Arduino)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
The new Arduino Yun contains both an Arduino Leonardo and a full Linux system on a chip with built-in Ethernet and Wifi. This intermediate level hands-on tutorial will teach you how to use the Yun to communicate between Yun and Yun, Yun and laptop, and Yun and internet services, such Gmail, Twitter, and other services with APIs Read more.
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Education
E146
Peter Sand (Modular Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
This talk will introduce a new open source platform for citizen science data. It allows anyone anywhere to create online data sets by uploading data from their own environmental sensors, mobile devices, do-it-yourself science equipment, and other measurement tools. The talk will describe the design and use of the platform, covering multiple applications and alternatives. Read more.
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Education
F151
Arun Gupta (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Devoxx4Kids is a worldwide initiative that introduces programming, robotics, and engineering to kids by organizing events and workshops. This session will share how Devoxx4Kids is giving Scratch, Greenfoot, Minecraft, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NAO, Tynker workshops. The session will show a path that can be followed by parents to keep their kids engaged and build, instead of just play games. Read more.
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Education
F151
Greg Bulmash (Microsoft.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Most Saturday mornings, Greg Bulmash brings together 70-80 boys and girls, dozens of parents and volunteers, and they teach the kids to code at a free club called CoderDojo. Come learn how to start a CoderDojo in your city and join the hundreds of cities around the world where kids are learning everything from 'hello world' to NodeCopters to building apps. Read more.
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Vanessa Hurst (CodeMontage)
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(3.40, 20 ratings)
Technology moves too quickly for us to ever really stop learning - but how can we establish and maintain a culture of continuous learning in our business teams? And how can we ensure that continuous learning is effective? Read more.
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Catherine Farman (Happy Cog), Corinne Warnshuis (Girl Develop It)
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(3.75, 4 ratings)
Women make up only 11% of open source developers. As Girl Develop It leaders in Philadelphia, we’ve learned about what works to get women involved in open source projects at the grassroots level. We’ll share our experience encouraging women to make open source contributions, using concrete methods that can be replicated in your own communities. Read more.
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F151
Robert Lefkowitz (Sharewave)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 6 ratings)
Aside from the fact that high school programming curricula often require proprietary IDEs, they also don't involve examining any source code from Open Source software projects. What changes would be required in programming curricula to incorporate Open Source? And is that a desirable objective? Read more.
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Portland 252
Scott Chacon (GitHub), Jay Borenstein (Stanford)
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(3.57, 7 ratings)
Scott Chacon, co-founder of GitHub, and Jay Borenstein, CS professor at Stanford and founder of Facebook's Open Academy, a program designed to match university students with open source projects for academic credit, will discuss how to bring the best of the open source community's learning frameworks into formal computer science education. Read more.
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Education
F151
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Open edX is an open-source platform for delivering online courses. It's in use by the 31 member universities of edx.org (Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, etc), as well as Stanford, Google, and many other colleges and universities. This talk will describe the platform and show you ways to participate, as a course author, tool developer, or offering institution. Read more.
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Community | Education
D137/138
Elaine Marino (LadyCoder Productions), Jessica Goulding (Self-Employed)
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(3.00, 2 ratings)
This talk is going to provide insight into what’s it’s like to view Software Development as an outsider, who happens to be an experienced successful professional. I will also tackle the issues that are implicit with imposter syndrome, such as how to grow developers, how to grow diversity, fixing broken hiring practices, and what it’s like to be afraid of open source. Read more.