This is an old revision of the document!
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 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.
|November 20||Release of open source projects (see list below)|
|December 9||Applications for course admission (including project choices) due; 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|