- Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
On my campus there is a mobile application development group organised by our computer science students and guided by lecturers. The interest across our final year students is high as there is a mobile app development course in the final year across our major CS and SE courses. There is an active gaming group and we are trying to kick start a general computer science group on the campus.
- Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
I trialled GitHub in my course in Object Oriented programming with C++ last year. It will be used more extensively going forward with GitHub Classroom. In terms of education programs, I will encourage students to sign up for the GitHub campus experts programme. I can see how this will really add value to the employability of our students and personal/professional development. If we manage to get enough student support for the computing society then we will try to organise several cross disciplinary hackthons and request GitHub support.
- What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
Build an active student let network. Promote the opportunities (professional and person) for growth and development. Get support from colleagues, industry and local employers.