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CROSS - Center for Research in Open Source Software

Open Source Research Experience, Summer 2020,, photos of mentors Prof. Jose Renau,
        Prof. Jeff LeFevre, Akhil Dixit, and Ivo Jimenez, Ph.D.

Please Join Us! 
Baskin School of Engineering

Open Source Research Experience

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, 2-3pm

Founder and Director of the Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS), Carlos Maltzahn, Assistant Director of CROSS, Stephanie Lieggi, Senior Director of Corporate Development, Frank Howley, and the Mentors of the Open Source Research Experience Jose Renau, Jeff LeFevre, Akhil Dixit, and Ivo Jimenez invite you:

Baskin School of Engineerings Open Source Research Experience — Project Ideas for Summer 2020
Tuesday, June 30th
Zoom Webinar (registration required)
2-3pm Pacific Time

You are invited to join us to hear about the Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) at UC Santa Cruz where we teach students how to productively engage in open source communities, fund high-impact research with a plausible path to successful open source projects, and incubate developer communities around research prototypes.  During the first 20 minutes, CROSS founder and director Carlos Maltzahn will provide a brief context and overview of the Open Source Research Experience, in which CROSS fellows provide project ideas and offer their excellent mentorship to undergraduate students. Interested students apply for particular project ideas, and fellows identify the best matches. Industry partners can help support this program by "up-voting" CROSS fellows (or their advisors) to signal their interest in particular project idea portfolios. An up-vote costs $9,500 which will be used to fund student summer internships, prioritizing students matched to project ideas by the most up-voted CROSS fellows. In return, up-voted CROSS fellows invite sponsors to participate in a blend of open source software strategies with graduate-level research in a concentrated environment of mentorship, including the opportunity to meet and interact with students and mentors, and an invitation to an end-of-summer presentation where they will show off the results of their work. The remaining 40 minutes are dedicated to fellows presenting the context of their project ideas. Project ideas are available at and cover hardware synthesis and simulation, storage and management of tabular data in Ceph, querying inconsistent databases, and container-native workflow authoring and execution. 
Please click here for the list of pojects and visit to learn more about the Center for Research in Open Source Software.

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