OS and Editor stats from the embedded project at IT University

This year’s embedded project (at IT University in Gothenburg, Sweden) is over and the grade have been set. During the oral exams we (teacher/supervisor) asked them tons of questions. A funny biproduct of the oral exams are user stats.

We asked the students (50 of them) to report their first and second (if any) operating system they used during the project. We also asked them about their favorite editors. Yeah, and the most popular GNU/Linux distribution was Ubuntu, followed by Debian and linuxmint.

Operating system used (first and second choice):

GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac

Operating system used (only primary):

GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac

Editors used:

Embedded project at IT Univ, fini

I’ve had the pleasure to be the supervisor for the 2nd year students at IT University in Gothenburg. The students decided early on to build a Mars lander, using LEGO.

I will not spend too much time on elaborating on that but I got a couple of links from the demo and a video that I want people to see. I think that the video and the photos pretty much captures the work they did. Oh yeah, and what’s best, I am in the video. The skinny bearded man that tries to hide (and fails) from the camera.

Here’s the video: http://animoto.com/play/F1xXwDkjRZSGeMEh1qkQCg

Photos: http://camera.ituniv.org/gallery/?album=1&gallery=12

After the examination (of the students above) I will focus on the Advanced Free Software Tools (temp info available here and here). Hopefully I will see a few of them again. We have some pretty interesting projects going on with a municipality near Gothenburg that I am looking forward to start working on with the students in the course.

Univ Course: Advanced Free Software Tools

Advanced Free Software Tools prepares you, theoretically and practically, for working in a distributed FLOSS development environment.

So, if you want to learn about motivation behind FLOSS, basics of copyright and other legal concepts, licensing, code evaluation, code coverage, profiling, coding practices, development infrastructure, release management, version control, test environments, communication with projects and developers … and much more?

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