System engineer, software developer, and educational enthusiast — this is the combination I have been describing myself as for some time now. It means that I mostly emply my technical background in working at Teckids, the free software organisation, to drive forward free software in education, and help children become contributors in free software projects.
Digitisation and Education — How the AlekSIS project fosters co-creation of school software by young people
Free software is all about participation, and projects can empower young people to participate by designing their software in a way that opens it up for learning and teaching in education. This talk reports from the AlekSIS project that develops real-world educational software that is intended to be extended by the students that actually work with it.