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Facebook Open Academy

New for the spring 2014 semester at Purdue: Computer Science juniors and seniors can enroll in a course to participate in the Facebook Open Academy. Join students from 21 other universities to learn about the world of open source software development. You choose from a set of open source projects (see below), are paired with a professional software mentor, and dig in to making a contribution. The course includes an intensive long weekend in California to work face-to-face with your teammates and mentor.

Here is a flier about the course and some recent publicity.

To participate you must be a junior or senior in CS (having completed CS 25200). Browse the set of projects below and send your rank-ordered choice of five projects to me. Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 9, 2013.

Note: This course is available for Software Engineering Senior Project credit. Please see Prof. Dunsmore, if you are interested in this option.

Purdue Course Schedule

November 20Release of open source projects (see list below)
December 9Applications for course admission (including project choices) due; sent to Open Academy organizers
Late DecemberStudents are assigned to projects and are introduced to their mentors
Late December/Early JanuaryStudents receive a 1-2 page “how to prepare to work on this project” document from mentors
January 13Students begin formal work at start of semester
February 7-9Kickoff event at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California
March/AprilVirtual project showcase (format TBA)
May 9Grades submitted/classes conclude

Projects Involving Purdue Students (Spring 2014)

Available Projects

facebook_open_academy.txt · Last modified: 2014/08/21 04:20 by jtkorb