Reflections on Judging Open Source Software Development
On June 28th and 29th, I had the opportunity to participate in judging the Open Source Software Development (OSSD) competition at the 2014 National Technology Student Association Conference.
This competition was quite exciting for me — it’s one I wrote in early 2009.
OSSD made its debut at the 2013 national conference, but this was the first year I was able to judge. To summarize, I’m very impressed by the quality of work entered. Several of the entries displayed a level of technical knowledge unmatched in many professionally developed open source projects.
In reviewing and scoring real entries, the other judges (Angela Roller and Rob Little), event coordinator (Brandon Frye), and I had the opportunity to review the competition guidelines and scoring system in context. I’d like to reflect a bit on some personal observations and lessons learned; in the spirit of open source, it seems...
Continue reading →