Involving Students in Open Source

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Elin Waring, one of Joomla!'s mentors for the Google Highly Open Participation Contest (GHOP), recently presented at the Computer Science Teachers Association's CS & IT Symposium. Elin spoke to a packed room on Involving Students in Open Source, using Joomla!'s participation in the GHOP contest as a model for discussing engaging younger people in Computer Science and Information Technology. You can read more from Elin about her experiences at the conference, as well as check out the slides from her presentation. You may particularly enjoy some of the quotes in Elin's talk from Joomla's GHOP students about their experiences in the contest.

And for those of you eagerly awaiting all news GHOP, we just hosted our ten Grand Prize Winners last Friday for a day of talks, fun, cake and, of course, awards. We'll have more news, including interviews with all the winners, on this blog later this week. Stay tuned!