Talks, hackathons, and meetups.
A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming OpenHatch to Northeastern's campus for a day-long open source software immersion event. Our students started off learning about open source licensing and the collaboration tools that are used today in open source projects. Later that afternoon, students were able to learn how to make use of the open source community and contribute to projects.
OpenHatch is a Massachusetts-based non-profit with the goal of expanding the open source community and lowing the barrier of entry for those wanting to get involved. You can find more information about them at their website or on Freenode at #openhatch.