I’ve just got word this evening that QUB students will be able to apply for Degree Plus for attending^ the BelFOSS event.
Throughout the 2015/2016 academic year the following events will be organised:
- BelFOSS – a full one-day conference, run in conjunction with Belfast Linux User Group and QUB, with talks on FOSS including Linux, Programming and DevOps. Both international and local companies will be in attendance (8 hours)
- BlenderBash – A movie showing and workshop based on the open-source Blender software (4 hours)
- Data Centre Tours – A guided tour of a real-world working data centre (1 hour)
- CSIT Cyber Security Lab Tour – A guided tour of a live network lab devoted to cyber-security(2 hours)
- IT Start-Up Talks – Talks from experienced individuals on the topic of starting your own IT company (1 hour)
Students should attend at least 12 hours of the 16 available and write a short (1000 word) reflective write-up on a Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS) topic of their own choosing, demonstrating an understanding of FOSS terminology and issues.
I will add another post on this site shortly with a few examples of FOSS topics for students looking for inspiration.
^and a few other things