Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
Our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Team will be telepresenting for the RIT SURF Symposium their work on social coding and gamification of FOSS project contributions from Red Hat HQ in Westford, MA! Our on-site Red Hat co-ops will also be presenting their work on Open Badges and Kernel tuning during the symposium during that same block.
We are truly excited to share our progress with fellow researchers at RIT and Red Hat, and to bring our team to Boston. This is going to be a good one folks :)
The 140 Characters Conference: Syracuse will be taking place on April 19, 2012 in Schine Student Center, on the campus of Syracuse University.
Our very own Remy DeCausemaker will be giving a talk at 3:15pm entitled "Social Coding and Civic Hacking."
#140cuse will expose you to the power the real-time web has to disrupt businesses, change lives and create serendipity. You will leave with a fresh outlook on how the real time web can be used in your business and/or personal life to do something meaningful.
"Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them."
The 2012 North America FUDCon will be held in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the campus of Virginia Tech, January 13 - 15, 2012.
FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. FUDCon is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops, and hackfests in which contributors work on specific initiatives. Topics include infrastructure, feature development, community building, general management and governance, marketing, testing and QA, packaging, etc.
RIT will be hosting POSSE, an intensive summer bootcamp for professors to learn how to integrate FOSS community best practices into their classes, projects, and curriculum. Hands-on immersive exercises, community mentorship, and hackfests are key components of the bootcamp. For more information, visit the POSSE RIT page on TeachingOpensource.org below: