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OpenDS4All is Live!

By Ana Echeverri posted Fri February 28, 2020 02:54 PM

  

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In early October, IBM announced that it was working with the university of Pennsylvania and the Linux Foundation to develop a starter kit of educational modules that can be used as the basis for the development of a data science curriculum by academic institutions. Today, I am excited to announce that this starter kit is now available on Github https://github.com/odpi/OpenDS4All

This is a new/revolutionary approach to education: not only is the starter kit developed on Python, an open source programming language, it is also an open source project which means it is now possible for anyone to take these modules and use them for free to develop their own Data science programs. Additionally, community members have the opportunity to contribute to continuously enhance/update the modules and therefore this curriculum kit will remain updated and relevant to the latest and greatest data science techniques and technology updates. It is available under Creative Commons 4.0 and Apache 2.0 licenses. 

How can people collaborate with the project?

  • Any institution building Data Science educational programs can download the materials, update them, and use them in any way as long as they ensuring attribution is given to the project
  • Faculty and academic institutions can contribute to the project by donating additional educational modules
  • Faculty can become committers to ensure the integrity of future educational modules
This project has the potential to positively impact the availability of data science programs at academic institutions worldwide.
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Tue March 17, 2020 09:16 AM

Getting the OpenDS4All project to this stage is a tremendous achievement and involved a lot of hard work! The next phase of building a community around the project is equally important. As this project is run with open source principles and guidelines in mind, we need to actively recruit committers and contributors to use, contribute and expand the current content. If this can be achieved, the impact of this project will be huge!

Tue March 17, 2020 09:16 AM

Getting the OpenDS4All project to this stage is a tremendous achievement and involved a lot of hard work! The next phase of building a community around the project is equally important. As this project is run with open source principles and guidelines in mind, we need to actively recruit committers and contributors to use, contribute and expand the current content. If this can be achieved, the impact of this project will be huge!