ESP Biography

LUKE W FARAONE, Empl. №2 at a tech startup building on open source

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: N/A

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I work on software at Humbug, Inc.. Not too long ago I was at Google.

I previously studied applied computer science at George Mason University. I'm currently a special student at MIT.

In my free time I'm usually volunteering for Ubuntu and Debian working on distribution development and packaging, or helping out with One Laptop per Child or Sugar Labs.

Past Classes

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C7183: Open Source: Contributing to free culture in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Free and open source software powers the world's computer systems, from Cray supercomputers to smartphones to popular websites like Google and Facebook. Involvement in open source can provide a chance to hone one’s own software development skills, to show off technical prowess, or simply to learn from the missteps made by other developers. This class will cover a brief history of open source and provide a jumping-off point for students' own contributions to the open source software ecosystem. Students will be expected to work through simple coding exercises in-class.