The HFOSS Project (www.hfoss.org), an NSF-funded collaboration between the Computer Science departments at Wesleyan, Trinity College and Connecticut College, will be holding its 2010 Summer Institutes Workshop on the Wesleyan campus on Friday, July 30.
The aim of the HFOSS Project is to reinvigorate Computer Science education by incorporating free and open-source software methodologies into the curriculum, with a focus on humanitarian software. The Summer Institute, a major component of the program, is a 10-week summer internship during which students work on developing software for well- established free and open-source projects. In 2010, Summer Institutes were held at Wesleyan, Trinity College, Connecticut College, Bergen Community College (New Jersey), Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts), and Oregon State University.
At Wesleyan, Julian Applebaum ’13 and Ryan Gee ’11 worked on software designed to enable users with fine motor skill impairments to effectively enter text using only a mouse, and Jeffrey Ruberg ’12, Michael Vitale ’11, and Kathryn Wagner ’11 developed monitoring software for a global network that allows individuals to access and provide resources on the web anonymously.
Students and faculty from all six Institutes will attend the Institutes Workshop, where the students will given presentations on and demonstrations of their accomplishments.
More information about the Summer Institutes at Wesleyan, Trinity College, and Connecticut College can be found at http://notes.hfoss.org.