Next monday, September 19th, the Free Software Office and the International Relations Department of La Laguna College (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain), has invited me to give a talk about how good is for teachers and student to become part of a mature Free Software Community.
The benefits of defining and executing a long term program that promotes the involvement of teachers and students in projects like KDE (and others) are well known....by us. Most people out there have no idea about it
My goal is to structure the arguments, present them in a simple way and support them with examples and success stories from KDE. I'm open to also show examples from other communities, so feel free to add a comment about it, with references, please.
Although the conference will be in spanish, I'll do the slides in english. I hope I'll have time to translate them into Spanish. I have plans to give this talk in other colleges so I would improve it.
We need to get teachers involved in our communities since they are the front door to get students' interest. KDE, along with other mature community prjects, offer an incredible opportunity for both groups to learn, contribute and create an innovation and knowledge trasfer node in colleges. We need to create a shared enviroment where our projects, students, teachers and local corporations get benefit of that collaboration.
I'll publish the slides in my slideshare account.
- Title: Generación en la Universidad de polos de innovación, inserción laboral y transferencia tecnológica a través de comunidades de Software Libre
- Conference location: Room 2.9, Computer Science School, Science Campus, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
- Time: 17:00 (local time)
- Further information in Spanish