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Monday, August 17 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Failing to Prepare - Why Higher Education Programs Need Open Source - Tom Callaway, Red Hat

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Failing to prepare - Our day to day life is increasingly reliant upon Linux and Open Source, but the vast majority of college students are unaware of open source technologies, methodologies, and tools. In this presentation, Tom Callaway will discuss the problem of how higher education fails to prepare their students for an Open Source workplace (and world), why it is critical that we take steps to incorporate it into their CS and Engineering curriculums, and how some schools are already ahead of the curve.

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Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
Tom Callaway has been working for Red Hat since 2001, and is currently leading an effort to promote open source in higher education. Tom also maintains a large number of Packages in Fedora (350+), and is responsible for managing Fedora's Legal issues. Tom frequently represents Fedora and Free Software at conferences around the world, and tries his best not to make too big of a fool of himself. When not working, Tom enjoys geocaching, ice... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 3:20pm - 4:10pm

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