Heidi Ellis

Heidi Ellis has been active in software engineering education for the past 15 years. She is PI on the NSF-funded project "SoftHum: StudentParticipation in the Community of Open Source Software for Humanity,” which is investigating the development of course materials to support student open source participation within the classroom. She has been involved with the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project (hfoss.org) which has a goal of building a community for supporting the involvement of students in HFOSS projects since its inception and has multiple publications related to involving students in HFOSS projects.

Posts by Heidi Ellis

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Open source 101

Open source software is everywhere, but do you know where to start if you want to contribute, convince your manager your next project should be open source, or avoid recreating the wheel?