Open source code is widely used in education and training events. On this thematic evening, we’ll look into various aspects.
18:15 – Join online meeting to chat with other participants
18:30 – Short introduction (5 min) of the evening by Julian Kunkel and Marry Bennett
18:35 – Presentations
20:35 – Closing Discussion
We were live streaming via BigBlueButton and recording the talks for later posting on YouTube.
The videos are available in the playlist here.
Digital freedom with youth and education
Open Source in Teaching RISC-V
RISC-V is an open instruction set architecture, attracting both open source and proprietary processor implementations. This makes it very attractive for education in computer organization and other courses. In this talk I will present our efforts to use and share open source implementations and tools for educational purposes.
Stefan Wallentowitz is Professor at Munich University of Applied Sciences, on the board of FOSSi Foundation and RISC-V.
At the University of Edinburgh our Content Management System is based on Drupal and we try to support this by running code sprints, sponsoring events and giving venues space. However, we do find it hard to contribute code and are exploring ways to improve this. We also work with OpenUK and want to support running an event for UK University academics. This is a course aimed to help academics understand ‘open source participation and the curricular and pedagogical considerations of teaching open source’.
Bruce Darby is Product Owner for the University of Edinburgh’s Content Management System which is based on the Open Source CMS Drupal.
Open HPC Certification and Relationship to OSS
The diversification of High-Performance Computing (HPC) practitioners challenges the traditional training approaches, which are not able to satisfy the specific needs of users, often coming from non-traditionally HPC disciplines and only interested in learning a particular set of skills. HPC practitioners are expected to have various HPC skills, however, those “skills” have not been well-defined until now. The ability to speak a common language – among HPC educators and users – is critical.
The HPCCF strives to identify this set of competencies for HPC users. It is our aim to thereby facilitate course offers across HPC sites and to provide a certification procedure for HPC practitioners. Ultimately, we aim for the certificates to be recognized and respected by the HPC community and industry. In the competence standard, we already have many open-source skills as open source fuels HPC systems. In this talk, technical details of how the certification uses open source software is presented.
Note: Please aim to connect at the latest by 18:25 as the event will start at 18:30 prompt.