Welcome to UCOSP!

UCOSP is a program that brings together students from across Canada to work together on open source projects. Students learn how open source software development takes place, practice distributed development, and have the opportunity to work on project with knowledgeable industry or faculty mentors on software with real users.

Aug 22, 2017 - Fall Projects

The fall projects are now available. We are happy to welcome back six projects from recent years. These include two projects that have been with us since the beginning or nearly the beginning of UCOSP: Reviewboard and Umple. We are welcoming back Julian and the Formulize project as well as three projects from Mozilla: Firefox development tools, Code Coverage, and Task Cluster.

Our new projects include another Firefox Development Tools project on the React debugger, and two new projects with a more analytic focus. The WALA and Swift project is a collaboration between IBM and the University of Alberta. The Safe Browsing and Tracker Prevention will involve some data collection and analysis.

I think I would have a hard time making my choices if I were a student with these options. Thanks again to the mentors for volunteering their time to work with UCOSP students. I’m sure we will have a great term.

Aug 4, 2017 - Fall 2017 Preparation

Preparations for the next term are well underway. We are finalizing projects with our project mentors, including some exciting potential new projects. We haven’t updated the project list yet, so stay tuned.

The code sprint will be at the Mozilla offices in downtown Toronto Sept 22-24. Students will be getting email shortly to start booking flights.

Dec 5, 2016 - Winter 2017 UCOSP Projects

Preparations for the winter term are well underway. We have 34 students signed up and ready to travel to Calgary in January for the code sprint. Thanks to our enthusiastic and generous mentors, we have 7 projects lined up.

I encourage you to go read the project descriptions.