Module 4 Exercise 1: Student programs


(Eduardo Gutierrez) #61

These questions are not for me. Im a teacher in a post obligatory studies at the level of secondary in a little town. Also we are from Spain so language would be a big problem.
As an idea many people get involved in some LAN Parties, that are organized in different towns. Although there are focused on gaming, there are meetings where people know each other and all have passion and interest in computer ( games, hardware, network and some developing)


(Chris Cannon) #62

@ygorcanalli having a hackathon is an awesome way to inspire technical creativity on your campus! Unfortunately, since our hackathon monetary support goes through MLH, I’m not sure that we can support you monetarily at this time (thought I will check on that). We can definitely provide advise, help, and best practices through this forum as well as swag that we provide to campus advisors.


(Chris Cannon) #63

Sounds awesome @mberasategi! We’re here for any questions/refreshers you may need!

I’m very excited to meet some of these students! It’s great to have interdisciplinary students in tech!


(Chris Cannon) #64

Sounds awesome @CharlotteMorrison! Florida isn’t too far from where I am in NC, feel free to reach out if you get a hackathon organized and I’ll see if I can get down there to support/bring presents :grin:


(Derek Land) #65

Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
I am working in an applied physics department. IT is not our core-business, so student communities are focused around physics. Students are using the computer but only slowly starting to use development tools (GIT).

Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
The developer pack! The freebees help getting the students into the idea of using professional tools for (software) development and teamwork.

What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
The campus experts are interesting. I like the idea of support from within the community. At the moment the community is not aware of github yet… A few students have used the developers pack and are enjoying it. But time is needed to get the momentum going.

@mozzadrella thanks for the fun and useful course!


(Docmilo) #66
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


(Chris Cannon) #67

This is such a great idea that I wish other schools utilized.

10/10 swag for days :fire:


(Chris Cannon) #68

I look forward to seeing your students in Campus Experts!


(Chris Cannon) #69

We’re glad you enjoyed it @ddland! I hope to see some of your students in the Campus Experts training soon :wink:


(Ivonetafe) #70
  1. The technical student communities on my campus consists of student cohorts participating in web, programming and gaming courses.
  2. It is great that GitHub Education supports student communities by providing the Student Developer Pack. The availability of the GitHub Classroom is also a feature that I will introduce into the course this year.
  3. Other ways we can support our students is by encouraging them to attend webinars, mentor at CoderDojo groups, and get involved in working on an Open Source online project.

(Lescano Micaela) #71
  • Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?

We are a tech dedicated bootcamp, coding bootcamp to be more specific.

  • Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?

GitHub developer pack would be amazing for our students, we are training coders, and this feautures would really help them to start building a career.

  • What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
    As mention we are a tech community, but hackatons would really help our students to get out there and meet people with the same interests, and to work on real projects.

(Adarshreddy adelli) #72
  1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?

Lots of studrnt communities like cyberarmy( working on cyber secuirity ) , vengixlabs ( labs that go on working with Artificial intelligence in python) , python society ( who loves python ) , NSS (social service ) ,
SAC ( cultural events) . I work as head to vengixlabs.

  1. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
    Ofcourse the developer pack .

  2. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?

When i have recieved a mail from github on campus experts . A strong idea is generated into my mind that , we gonna use github to connect the students on same interests and planning a weekend meetup, For this we have doing great things like creating a website and speaking with all the managements .


(Jaime Rabasco Ronda) #73
  1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?

We go to IT events such as Qurtuba (https://qurtuba.es/2017/), High School Security (https://securityhighschool.es/), Betabeers (https://betabeers.com/community/betabeers-cordoba-17/), hack&beers (https://twitter.com/hackandbeers)
Our School organizes a IT event during 1 week once year called Sysmana(http://informatica.iesgrancapitan.org/sysmanas/sysmana-x/). Last year was 10 Edition

  1. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?

GitHub developer pack is wonderful for our students

  1. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?

Hackathon, bootcamp, IT congress. There, students could meet IT expert people, other estudent and professional to learn last tecnologies, to work real project, to have job opprtunity,…


(Sara Marín-López) #74

1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
Ubiqum is a bootcamp where you can find two different courses: Java Web Developer and Data Analytics & Machine Learning

2. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
The GitHub Student Developer Pack would be great, this way the students would be able of using private repositories and the free domain names for getting better jobs.

3. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
Maybe we would need to involve students in social events like hackathons or meetups. This way they would have the opportunity to collaborate on real projects and learning from more experienced people.


(Vasil Markov) #75

1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
*We are a coding bootcamp where you can find our The Java FullStack Web Developer and Data Analytics & Machine Learning.
2. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
*Oh here without any doubt, “The GitHub Student Developer Pack”. It’s full of helfull and amazing staff.
3. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
*Here the best option will be hackathons, where the students can meet with other people united from the same interests get experience working on a real projects.


(Dr. Ayaz H. Khan) #76

Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
We have several student clubs but nothing specific for Students Collaboration using GitHub.

Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?

Students can work on projects using GitHub developers pack.

What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?

We need to setup software development competitions using the GitHub developers pack.


(Isg75) #77

1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
Ubiqum is a bootcamp where you can find two different courses: Java Web Developer and Data Analytics & Machine Learning

2. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
Git knowledge will definitivelly help our students to get hired as I’m starting to see job offers asking about git knowledge

3. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
May be to promote hackathons


(Yann Thierry-Mieg) #78
  1. Sorbonne Université is a large uni, I can mostly describe what happens in CS studies. We have a nice existing technical network, we do organize hackathon like events, we had a hub up for the Google HashCode challenge https://hashcode.withgoogle.com/ for instance, but also other more local events like “La nuit de L’info” https://www.nuitdelinfo.com/. There are also smaller clubs doing stuff like drones, robotics, AI, etc…
  2. Yeah, well the classroom component is the one I’d like to try. We are currently set up using separate gitlab that we administrate, the workflow is OK, but could be better. So students submit work by pushing to their fork of the exercise depot + we hang CI on it to run tests.
  3. We would need to welcome you to make a talk I think, or maybe if we can get a bag of goodies, that would grow our community as well. More seriously we have plenty of that, most of them already using github in one way or another.

(Nathan Eloe) #79
  1. We have several organizations on campus: ACM/ACM-W/ACM-G, Cyber Defense Club, etc. We also have a Programming Competition team that trains to take place in ACM style programming competitions at conferences. Any student can join these groups, though their direction is more student driven (and so may be different each year).

  2. I would love to see students try to take advantage of the Campus Expert program and by extension the GitHub Internship program. Our Department (shcool, actually) very strongly pushes for internships for our students, so expanding that program would bean incredible boon for our students.
    I would also love to have a hackathon style competition for our students, so the availability of the hackathon grant is exceptionally interesting to me.

  3. One of the biggest hurdles is always administrator (and IT) buy in. However, our school is very big on profession based learning; working with a company that produces tools and experiences that our students would use on a regular basis in the “real world” would go a long way in securing administrator support. Additionally the availability of tools and resource for my students to use at no cost (and no additional support time from the IT department)allows me and my students to start being more creative with what our communities can do.


(Christian Nievas) #80

1. Describe the existing technical student communities on your campus. Who is served? Where are there gaps?
Many people know and use git but they don’t announce it sometimes to the students. So my plans are being GitHub Expert (I sent the request recently) and start to publish courses about GitHub.

2. Choose one GitHub Education program. How could it support your on-campus student communities?
GitHub developer pack is amazing because the pro GitHub features used for example to create private repositories to upload the practices exercises that is required.

3. What would you need to do in order to support the growth of student tech communities on campus?
May be to promote hackathons in Argentina, Buenos Aires.