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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.
To participate you must be a junior or senior in CS (having completed CS 25200). Browse the set of projects below and send your 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.
|November 20||Release of open source projects (see list below)|
|December 9||List of the students and their preferences for the projects sent to Open Academy organizers|
|Late December||Students are assigned to projects and are introduced to their mentors|
|Late December/Early January||Students receive a 1-2 page “how to prepare to work on this project” document from mentors|
|January 13||Students begin formal work at start of semester|
|February 7-9||Kickoff event at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California|
|March/April||Virtual project showcase (format TBA)|
|May 9||Grades submitted/classes conclude|