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dc.contributor.author Butgereit, L
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-15T09:33:17Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-15T09:33:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.citation Butgereit, L. 2007. Using open source software contributions in an internship program. IST-Africa Conference, Mozambique, 9-11 May 2007, pp 5 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1607
dc.description 2007: IST-Africa Conference, Mozambique en
dc.description.abstract Interns and new employees right out of university or technicians need practical experience in software development projects before they can effectively contribute to an organization's own software development. Encouraging such interns and/or employees to contribute to existing open source software projects during the first few months of employment gives the interns/employees an opportunity to take part in a larger project, hone their software development skills, and learn to develop while collaborating with remote partners without the stress of hard and firm deadlines. Depending on the project, such contributions can also help codify indigenous African knowledge systems and/or aspects of African culture. This paper examines a program where interns made positive contributions to the Apache Lucene open source project during their internships en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Interns en
dc.subject Open source software en
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en
dc.subject Apache Lucene en
dc.subject Human capacity development en
dc.subject IST-Africa Conference, Mozambique, 9-11 May 2007 en
dc.title Using open source software contributions in an internship program en
dc.type Presentation en


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