Open-source contributions are one of the best ways to demonstrate our awareness. Not just of the tech, but how to work as part of a tech team!
The difficulty is finding projects that are accessible to beginners.
We already have an open-source project baked into our curriculum through ScreamFreely’s *Activist Project.
By practicing through building web-scrapers, our students re-enforce their understanding of how the world wide web actually works, from response status codes to HTML and beyond.