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CONSEGI - The International Congress of Free Software and Electronic Government

The International Congress of Free Software and Electronic Government (Consegi) presents to government and society solutions developed for Electronic Government (e-Gov), based on free software. Solutions that can be copied, modified and distributed for free - basic principles of free software. The congress also offers opportunities for exchange of experiences on information technology and communication (ICT) to government and society.
In this edition the The CCSL-USP will participate in lectures, discussions and a chapter of the book of the event on "Collaboration and Free Software."

Legislative Radar Project wins a prize in the “Mario Covas Award 2013”.

On 27 May 2013, in a ceremony which took place at the famous “São Paulo Hall”, it was announced the winners of the “Mario Covas Award” 9th edition. The award promotes innovative practices to improve the quality on public services and to increase citizens welfare in São Paulo state. In the category “Open Government”, the project Radar Parlamentar (Parliamentary Radar) won the “Excellence in the Public Spending” prize.

Radar Parlamentar was created by the PoliGNU team and by the student Leonardo Alexandre Ferreira Leite, a Computer Science master student at IME USP and member of the CHOReOS project, developed by CCSL. The Radar Parlamentar project is an application that shows “similarities” among political parties based on mathematical analysis of bills voting data retrieved from parliamentary houses. Such similarities are presented in a bi-dimensional graphic built of circles representing parties, and the distance among these circles represent how similar these parties give their votes on bills.


Inspired by CCSL-USP, a new CCSL opened in Rio Grande do Norte

A new Free Software Competence Center opened in Brazil. Inpired by CCSL-USP, in the last April, 25th the CCSL of the Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN) was officially born. The CCSL-USP congratulates the initiative and wish success for the Rio Grande do Norte "brother".

Economic perspective to online privacy

CCSL promotes the presentation “Economic perspective to online privacy” by  Vijay Erramilli, a research at Telefonica Research.

Date: 10/05 (sexta-feira)
Time: às 10hs
Where: Sala B-05 IME-USP

IME-USP students are awarded on Educational Data Hackaton promoted by Lemann Foundation and INEP

The 1st Hackathon of Educational Data promoted by INEP and the Lemann Foundation was held at Brasília, the capital of Brazil, from April 12nd to 14th. The team, with students from IME - USP, formed by Carlos Eduardo Moreira dos Santos, Fabrício de Sousa Nascimento, Marcelo Granja, Pedro Luis Furio Raphael e Thiago Oliveira de Paiva won the third place.

2nd USP FLOSS Week

The USP FLOSS Competence Center with the help of the PoliGNU group invite everyone to the II FLOSS Week at USP (SSL-USP)

From April 22rd to 27th, the week will feature several lectures and workshops in multiple campus of the University of São Paulo to promote and discuss about FLOSS and related topics.

Talks with Carolyn Seaman

On March 26 and 27 we will have the pleasure of attending the lectures on Using Qualitative Methods in Empirical Studies of Software Engineering and on Measuring and Monitoring Technical Debt by Carolyn Seaman, Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Maryland  and research Fellow at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering.

Date: March 26th and 27th
Room 144, B building, IME-USP

The View From Inside the Dropbox: How It Evolved, Where It's Going Next

The CCSL invites everyone to attend a sandwich-lunch+lecture on Dropbox with Dan Wheeler, one of the developers of the system.

Date: 13/03/2013
Time: das 12 hs às 14hs – lunch will be served during the meeting
Where: Auditório Antonio Gilioli – Bloco A - IME-USP

Master's degree defense involving OpenSource Software and Natural Language Processing

On Wednesday, March 06, 2013, a master's degree defense titled "Improving Grammar CoGrOO Broker" will be held at IME/USP. CoGrOO is a project of the FLOSS Competence Center at USP (CCSL).

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2013.
Place: Sala 7, Bloco B do IME
Time: 14h00

Linux-savvy IT pros are in high demand, low supply


Linux-savvy IT pros are in high demand, low supply
Hiring managers are paying top dollar for open source smarts, but struggle to find IT workers with sufficient skills.

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