Register for the OSRE 2023 Mentor Info Session

We will give a brief overview of the program and discuss the benefits of being an OSRE mentor. Join us on December 13 at 10am Pacific Time.

In case you missed our December 13 mentor info session, the recording is available now! (youtube channel)

The UCSC Open Source Program Office is excited to once again be sponsoring the Open Source Research Experience (OSRE) program in the Summer of 2023 and is looking for researchers and academics interested in being OSRE mentors.

For those of you unfamiliar with the OSRE, this program is modeled after the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) which matches undergraduate student contributors with mentors working on open source projects. The goal of the OSRE program is to seed contributor communities of UC-based open source research efforts and to help make computational research efforts reproducible. With this program the OSPO participates as mentor organization in Google Summer of Code and other outreach and sponsorship programs.

The OSRE began in 2020 and has included mentors from multiple UC campuses. (Find information about the 2022 OSRE here.) A new feature for 2023 is the NSF funded Summer of Reproducibility (SoR) program! A part of the new NSF-funded, collaborative Repeto Project (U Chicago, UC Santa Cruz, NYU Tandon), the SoR will focus on producing and using reproducibility artifacts as well as give summer students the opportunity to help out in this cutting-edge effort and acquire valuable skills related to reproducibility.

We will give a brief overview of the program and discuss the benefits of being an OSRE mentor. Join us on December 13 at 10am Pacific Time. Registration for this online event is now open. We will be asking a number of our mentors the OSRE 2022 program to join in the discussion to share their experiences and we will also highlight the changes in the 2023 program aimed at making the OSRE even more rewarding for both mentors and students.

For a quick overview of what to expect of the OSRE 2023 please see information on the OSPO website. Iā€™m also happy to answer any questions prior to the December 13 session.

Please feel free to share this invitation with any colleagues who you think might be interested or could benefit from participating in this program ā€“ both UC-affiliated colleagues working in open source and non-UC researchers that might benefit from the Summer of Reproducibility.

Stephanie Lieggi
Stephanie Lieggi
Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS