DevCSI on the Ubuntu Podcast
Mahendra Mahey was recently interviewed about the DevCSI project by Mark Johnson on the Ubuntu Podcast. The Ubuntu Podcast covers all the latest news and issues facing Ubuntu Linux users and Free Software fans in general, so they were interested to hear about the project and the events we facilitate in the UK.
Mahey provided a background to the DevCSI project and discussed the roles developers may take within the education sector, observing that the project was effectively born from a need for greater support for developers to help them get together and share ideas, experience and knowledge. He described some of the ways in which the DevCSI project has enabled developers to get together from across different domains to stimulate innovation since 2009, and provided examples some of the positive outcomes we have seen as a result.
“The universities that are going to survive austere times are the ones that are able to innovate.”
Mahey also got to discuss Dev8D and the various challenges DevCSI supports, including the Open Repositories developer challenge, and gave us a sneaky insight into the planning process for this year’s challenge.