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digital girl of the year
Lune van Ewijk is ten years old and already a role model for kids and adults alike. Last year, she won the Digital Girl of the Year 2013 award from the European Commision, who had this to say about her: Lune develops her own games and interactive movies, designs robots, and dreams of becoming an... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Jan 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
youth programming for open source
I’m a 15 year old programmer. I started at nine and by now have written a lot of code. To me, programming is creating, and I've created many projects—from a pure Java 3D projection engine to a web spider. Today, I'm sharing my story with you for Opensource.com's Youth in Open Source Week.
7 comments Posted 15 Jan 2014 by Dylan Katz Feed
open source event calendar
Are you planning, hosting, or going to an open source conference in 2014? If so, help spread the word about it by submitting it to our events calendar. Opensource.com maintains a calendar of user group meetups, seminars, webinars, and more. It's an easy place to share and discover open source-... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
share your code
Last year, Lauren Egts designed and programmed a game (The Great Guinea Pig Escape) using a youth-focused programming language called Scratch. She presented it at the 2013 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire where it caught the eye of Element14's David Hamblin. He was impressed, and in June, Opensource.com ... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Jan 2014 by The Dave and Gunnar Show (Red Hat) Feed
kids and teens in open source
The first Europe Code Week was held two months ago at schools and CoderDojos in 26 countries around Europe—Ireland and Croatia being the most active. The event was launched to help increase the knowledge shared with school-age children about coding, computer science, and technology by The Young... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Jan 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 6-10, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, you'll learn about some new partnerships that could lead to some new open source tech. Here's what we found:
0 comments Posted 10 Jan 2014 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
OpenStreetMap conference presentation
Kate Chapman, executive director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, gave Tuesday's keynote at Linux.conf.au about preparing and responding for disasters with the help of communities.
3 comments Posted 9 Jan 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Michael Davies, a part of the Linux.conf.au (LCA) conference talk review committee, spent a session at this year's conference talking about how they review talk submissions and choose which ones to accept for this large Australian open source conference. While he spoke specifically about LCA, his... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Linux reader poll
We did this poll over a year ago and felt it was time once again to ask our readers: Which Linux distro do you use? And, once again, we pulled our list of choices from DistroWatch.com's page hit rankings. These are the top 10 Linux distributions over the last month.
65 comments Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Linux reader poll
We did this poll over a year ago and felt it was time once again to ask our readers: Which Linux distro do you use? And, once again, we pulled our list of choices from DistroWatch.com's page hit rankings. These are the top 10 Linux distributions over the last month.
65 comments Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed

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