Open Source Education at UCSC
CROSS affiliated faculty and students have established course work at UCSC that aims to increase the pool of talented students familiar with open source software. CROSS affiliated faculty at UCSC offer coursework that covers themes such as Linux kernel programming and open source software tool chains. These courses include class projects that frequently seed new research projects. CROSS also offers presentations and seminars by invited guest lecturers on topics specific to open source software. Additionally, our prestigious practitioner-in-residence program brings well-known leaders of open source projects to visit UC Santa Cruz for an extended amount of time during which they teach especially themed versions of existing courses and mentor CROSS students.