[IndiChix] [x-post] how can floss bridge the gap?

॥ स्वक्ष ॥ vid at svaksha.com
Mon Feb 7 17:23:44 UTC 2011


Apologies for the cross-post but the concept of FLOSS bridging the gap
is a very interesting suggestion and I wanted to pick your brains
about this.
The original thread was on HN:
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2179081, which was discussing a
thread on SO: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/43528/im-graduating-with-a-computer-science-degree-but-i-dont-feel-like-i-know-how-to


Personally I would love to see a community effort to put together a
free, open source "bridge the gap" curriculum for new college grads.
It would focus mostly on coding best practices, code reviews, the
importance of tests, engineering work flows, version control, staging
servers, etc. In particular I think it should focus on real-world
codebases as opposed to the one-off programs you constantly write in
academia. Sure you can learn most of this stuff at your first job, but
I think there are a ton of people out there who would love to learn
this stuff, but they don't really know what they need to learn or
where to start.

Any thoughts...

vid ॥ http://svaksha.com

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