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VALS Project & Semester of Code 
Juan Cruz-Benito 
GRIAL Research Group 
University of Salamanca 
juancb@usal.es 
@_juancb...
Outline 
1. Introduction 
2. Previous projects 
3. VALS Project 
4. VALS path 
5. Semester of Code 
6. Win-win solutions 
...
Introduction 
Virtual Alliances for Learning Society 
(VALS) - European Project 
Virtual placements for informatics studen...
We expect to achieve success! 
540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
Previous projects 
Google Summer of Code 
https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/ 
Undergraduate Capstone Open Sour...
VALS Project 
Consortium: 
• Universities (University of Salamanca, University 
of Bolton, University of Cyprus, Universit...
VALS Project 
Goal: 
• Build partnerships between HE & Business 
• Create virtual placements: Students solving 
real probl...
VALS path 
• Begins: October 2013 
• Ends: September 2015 
• Semester of Code pilots: 
• September 2014 – January 2015 
• ...
Semester of Code 
• VALS initiative for virtual placements 
• Pilot phase in 2014-2015 
• Several universities engaged apa...
Win-win solutions 
• The VALS project and Semester of Code approach is to 
provide win-win solutions for all stakeholders....
Find us! 
http://virtualalliances.eu 
http://semesterofcode.com 
540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
VALS Project & Semester of Code 
Juan Cruz-Benito 
GRIAL Research Group 
University of Salamanca 
juancb@usal.es 
@_juancb...
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Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics: the VALS case

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Francisco J. García Peñalvo, Juan Cruz-Benito, Dai Griffiths, Paul Sharples, Scott Wilson, Mark Johnson, George Papadopoulos, Achilleas Achilleos, Marc Alier, Nikolas Galanis, Miguel Ángel Conde, Elena Pessot, Raymond Elferink, Edwin Veenendaal and Steve Lee.
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Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics: the VALS case

  1. 1. VALS Project & Semester of Code Juan Cruz-Benito GRIAL Research Group University of Salamanca juancb@usal.es @_juancb TEEM’14 Conference, October 2, 2014 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  2. 2. Outline 1. Introduction 2. Previous projects 3. VALS Project 4. VALS path 5. Semester of Code 6. Win-win solutions 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  3. 3. Introduction Virtual Alliances for Learning Society (VALS) - European Project Virtual placements for informatics students Semester of Code initiative 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  4. 4. We expect to achieve success! 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  5. 5. Previous projects Google Summer of Code https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/ Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects (UCOSP) http://ucosp.ca/ 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  6. 6. VALS Project Consortium: • Universities (University of Salamanca, University of Bolton, University of Cyprus, University of Udine, OSS Watch – Oxford University) • SMEs (Raycom BV, Open Directive Ltd, Mindshock) European funded project: 533.337€ - 2 years 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  7. 7. VALS Project Goal: • Build partnerships between HE & Business • Create virtual placements: Students solving real problems from Business through Open Innovation & Open Source (FOSS / OSS) Target of the project: • Students, Universities (European scope) • Enterprises / foundations (World scope) 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  8. 8. VALS path • Begins: October 2013 • Ends: September 2015 • Semester of Code pilots: • September 2014 – January 2015 • February 2015 – July 2015 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  9. 9. Semester of Code • VALS initiative for virtual placements • Pilot phase in 2014-2015 • Several universities engaged apart of those present in the Consortium (University of León, UPC Barcelona, Paris 8, etc.) • First pilot: September 2014 - January 2015 • 228 projects engaged • We are engaging students at this moment 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  10. 10. Win-win solutions • The VALS project and Semester of Code approach is to provide win-win solutions for all stakeholders. • Win-win solutions: • Students get academic rewards and some professional experience before leave their degrees related to CS, informatics, etc. • Universities solve the problem of placements (mandatory in some of educational systems) through offering virtual placements for their students. • Companies receive students from all HE levels that solve real problems from their business, and finding talent by this way if they want. 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  11. 11. Find us! http://virtualalliances.eu http://semesterofcode.com 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA
  12. 12. VALS Project & Semester of Code Juan Cruz-Benito GRIAL Research Group University of Salamanca juancb@usal.es @_juancb TEEM’14 Conference, October 2, 2014 540054-LLP-L-2013-1-ES-ERASMUS-EKA

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