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Lynn Lambert Honored as Open Source Software Leader

Computer Science professor is one of only 21 educators nationwide recognized for teaching the collaborative method.

  Friday, March 31, 2017
Dr. Lynn Lambert
Dr. Lynn Lambert

Dr. Lynn Lambert, Associate Professor of Computer Science, is one of 21 higher education instructors recognized by Red Hat for their continuing efforts to incorporate open source philosophies, methods and tools into their academic work. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions – software for which the original source code is made freely available to others for distribution and modification.

The instructors who are honored have proven their commitment to teaching open source by running workshops, creating an open source program at their institution, contributing materials to the growing open source curriculum base or speaking about teaching open source at conferences.

"Red Hat is thrilled to recognize the professors who are teaching a new generation about the potential available in open source. By creating pathways for their students to work in open source projects, these instructors provide real-world experiences that help students build a technical portfolio. And because everything these instructors create is under an open source license, other instructors can benefit from the pathways they’re forging," says Tom Callaway, University Outreach Lead for Red Hat.

"The open source process allows students to see the code, to learn how changes are managed and to contribute to applications they use every day," Lambert says. "Students' contributions also add to their resumes in a public way that class assignments usually don't, which helps them get ready for life after CNU."

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