#184 [TALK-25]: Students in Developing Nations and FOSS Contribution Limitations
Opened 2 months ago by pac23. Modified a month ago

1. What is your proposal?

Students from Developing Nations face some unique academic(i.e unsupportive teachers),social challenges that limit or even stop them from contributing to open source. In this session we will highlight some of the problems that we have faced as students from such nations.How that can be improved,and general brainstorming.

2. Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed? This could be the audience you need to reach, other participants in the conversation, or other stakeholders.

List each person by their name and FAS ID, as shown below:

Speakers:

3. Is this a…

  • 25 minute Talk

4. Anything else we need to know?

Projector needed as a Digital slide deck would be involved. Also we have plan to skype/zoom in additional speaker/student from Zambia/Nigeria/Camaroon so a stable internet connection would be required.

5. Who are you?

  • Name: Manas Mangaonkar
  • FAS ID: pac23
  • IRC Nick, if not FAS ID: pac23

I'm definitely interested in this and how it relates to Fedora Summer Coding initiatives.

Adding a point here because there is no option to make edits on the main proposal:

The main underlying issue resides in the foundation of the education system structure in these countries. Coursework is considered the ultimate benchmark for success, and extracurricular has negligible weight for university or job applications

@orionstar25 only the person who wrote the proposal can edit it, so in this case @pac23 :)

This sounds like an interesting topic :)

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