An Untapped Channel: Open Source Education in the Universities of Technology and Research Labs in South Africa

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Fri, 2009-10-30 14:00

Many postgraduate students get stuck in their research projects. The reason is that they often propose what they can not implement. The implementation becomes a problem when they lack information on how to get started or they lack the required skills. This presentation shares my personal experience as a postgraduate student at one of the South African Universities. In my presentation, I will be talking about my effort to help my colleagues and interested students, who want to use FOSS for research purposes, get involved in FOSS or start a career in software development.