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 29, 2018 - Welcome to a new school year!

Students are starting to move into residences on campus so it must be time for the fall term to start (even if our weather here in Toronto doesn’t feel like fall.)

The code sprint will be in Toronto at the Mozilla offices in Toronto. We have 7 projects lined up. A huge thanks to Mozilla since 4 of the projects come from Mozilla. Thanks also to the Review Board team and mentors for the Umple and Formulize teams for their long standing work on this program.

Dec 18, 2017 - Winter is Here!

As I write this the snow is falling outside my office and fortunately, it isn’t too cold!

We are off to Ottawa in January for our code sprint thanks to Shopify and the University of Ottawa for their generous offer of space.

The winter projects are posted, so students can have a look.

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.