Three tales of Free Software in my teaching at Unicamp

By Islene Calciolari Garcia, Institute of Computing – Unicamp

For over 15 years I’ve worked on bringing Free Software practical and philosophical experience to undergraduate and graduate classes. I’ve hosted lecture series with speakers from various communities, and invited students to hack on distributed systems and low-level operating system components. I will tell some developing success stories, but also a few failures and how I’ve overcome them. I will also discuss the importance of this experience, and how to integrate Free Software wisdom and development skills in computer science curricula.


Islene C. Garcia is an assistant professor at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas, Brazil. She received her Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2001. Her research interests include distributed systems, operating systems and free software.