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The Commons Initiative at SF State

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A presentation on The Commons Initiative at SF State University. Presented to a visiting group of students from Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA

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The Commons Initiative at SF State

  1. 1. The Commons Initiative at San Francisco State University http://commons.sfsu.edu Unless noted otherwise Sameer Verma, Ph.D. Professor, Information Systems College of Business, San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 94132 USA http://verma.sfsu.edu/ sverma@sfsu.eduPresented to: Hilltop High School Chula Vista, CA http://hth.sweetwaterschools.org/
  2. 2. 2 SF State University (1899 - present) • 29,000 + students • Colleges: Business, Creative Arts, Education, Ethnic Studies, Health and Human Services, Humanities, Science and Engineering • Campus: O Main Campus: 1600 Holloway Ave. San Francisco O Downtown Center: 835 Market St., San Francisco O Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon http://www.sfsu.edu
  3. 3. 3 Information Systems • Data • Information • Knowledge • Information Systems vs Information Technology • Information Systems Department at SF State O http://is.sfsu.edu
  4. 4. 4 Commons Initiative - Mission • Two-fold: O To connect people, so they can communicate their ideas, and collaborate on projects in the digital commons space at SF State. (inward) O To foster an environment where SF State commons can participate in the commons worldwide. (outward) http://commons.sfsu.edu
  5. 5. 5 Digital Commons • Free and Open Source Software • Creative Commons media • Open Data
  6. 6. 6 Two-fold mission Drupal at SF State Drupal Worldwide for instance...
  7. 7. 7 Did you know... ...that Whitehouse.gov runs on Drupal?
  8. 8. 8 Upstream - Downstream Campus projects Worldwide Commons for instance... How?
  9. 9. 9 Not a committee A community initiative. Open to all: Students, Staff, Faculty
  10. 10. 10 Lenses • Education O How to bring “commons” into the classroom. • Technology O Neat stuff happens on campus. Share! • Outreach O Sustained collaboration and participation.
  11. 11. 11 Advisory Board Upstream connections
  12. 12. 12 Alexis Rossi, Internet Archive
  13. 13. 13 Alolita Sharma, Wikimedia
  14. 14. 14 Asheesh Laroia, Openhatch
  15. 15. 15 Brian Behlendorf, Apache
  16. 16. 16 Stefano Maffulli, Openstack
  17. 17. 17 Tim Vollmer, Creative Commons
  18. 18. 18 Projects
  19. 19. 19 3D Printing • Length (X), width (Y) and depth (Z) • Icing on a cake. O Make a flower from butter and sugar icing. • Affordable O Printrbot (http://printrbot.com) O $500
  20. 20. 20 OpenData • Hackathons O National Day of Civic Hacking (http://hackforchange.org ) • Code for America (http://codeforamerica.org ) • Code for the Caribbean (http://codeforthecaribbean.org )
  21. 21. 21 One Laptop per Child • 8 years of OLPC San Francisco (http://olpcsf.org ) O Hosted at SFSU O Projects  Jamaica  India  Madagascar
  22. 22. 22 Internet-In-A-Box • http://internet-in-a-box.org • 1 Terrabyte O Wikipedia in 37 languages O 40,000 Books O All of OpenStreetMap O All videos of Khan Academy O All videos of TED Talks
  23. 23. 23 RACHEL • http://worldpossible.org • Similar to Internet-in-a-Box • 64GB • Content for schools • Solar powered!
  24. 24. 24 HTML5 for Mobile • HTML5 apps O Sugarizer (http://sugarizer.org ) O HTML5 apps from OLPC/Sugar project. O Run as an Android app or directly on the Web! • Ubuntu mobile O Apps and Scopes O HTML5
  25. 25. 25 Cloud Computing • OpenStack • Build your own cloud platforms • Virtual machines O http://virtualbox.org/ • Cloud on a laptop (devstack) O http://docs.openstack.org/developer/devstack/
  26. 26. 26 Commons Initiative • http://commons.sfsu.edu • commons@sfsu.edu • Sameer Verma (sverma@sfsu.edu)

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