Looking back, I miss a lot of things that should've been in the curriculum of my education. I've said something about reading source code, but what most computer science students also miss, is a feeling for the difficulty of managing software engineering of big projects. In my opinion, every student should have a look at the issue system of a big project. I had some irritations in using OpenOffice and decided to see what the problem was with the bug I was experiencing. Take a look at Tracking Issues.