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UW CSE joins Facebook Open Academy

fbFacebook Open Academy is a program designed to provide a practical, applied software engineering experience as part of a university student’s computer science education.

At the beginning of the term, students and mentors from open source projects come together at Facebook HQ for a weekend of learning and hacking. After this kickoff session, students return to their universities and continue to work in virtual teams. Open source mentors support their teams by helping students find and understand tasks and review code contributions.

Students and mentors from 24 universities kicked off this term’s Facebook Open Academy this weekend. Eight UW CSE 495 students, mentored by Dan Halperin, will be spending winter and spring quarters working as part of distributed development teams with four different open source projects.

Pictured, left-to-right: Hongying Sophie Zhang, Whitney Schmidt, Panji Wisesa, Eli Elefson, Dan Halperin, Grant Timmerman, Noah Lindner, Erik Chou, and Jesse Warren.