This past weekend I hosted the UCOSP code sprint at the University of Alberta. About 40 students and 7 project mentors came here for an intensive weekend-long session of software development.
UCOSP – the Undergraduate Capstone Open-Source Project – is a distributed software-engineering course that brings together undergraduate students across Canada (and sometimes North [...]
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about mentors and mentoring. Several unrelated events have conspired to keep the subject relatively prominent in my thinking stack for some time, and I started drafting this just around Thanksgiving time but I did not make it on time. But it has simmered enough, and I have now [...]
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