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Winners of the Opensource.com 2014 Community Awards

Opensource.com 2014 Community Award winners

Every year Opensource.com awards members of our community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about how open source is changing the world.

This year we present the 2014 Opensource.com Community Awards to these outstanding community members in the following categories.

The winners are...

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Open source achievements based on merit, not age

Learners and teachers

Lauren Egts is a student who loves technology. She teaches children and adults alike about computer programming, presenting about Raspberry Pi and Scratch at local area Mini Maker Faires and at the Akron Linux User Group. She's enrolled in the Hathaway Brown School's Science, Research, and Engineering program, and is a member of her school's robotics team, The Fighting Unicorns. She also won a 2014 Ohio Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women in Technology.

Learn more about Lauren and her ties to the open source way in this Community Spotlight interview.

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2014 Reader's Choice Award: Cast your vote

vote now

In 2013, Opensource.com racked up more than 2,100,000 page views and 1,000,000 unique visits. Those numbers are due to a fantastic community of readers and contributors. So, help us celebrate our Article of the Year award by voting! » Read more

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in March 2014

Top 10 posts

Opensource.com was firing on all cylinders in March bringing in 400,487 page views and 224,116 unique visits. And, we published more than 60 articles in a month. During our Open Hardware Week (March 17-28), we 18 featured articles, added three new contributors to the community, and landed an interview with Jeff Moe, CEO of Aleph Objects (LulzBot 3D printers). » Read more

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2014 People's Choice Award: Cast your vote

Vote now for the 2014 People's Choice Award

We're happy to announce the nominees for this year's People Choice Award. Each year Opensource.com enjoys recognizing our top contributors as a way to celebrate our community. Those people who submit their open source stories to us and become authors on the site are a big part of what makes our community vibrant and inspirational. They invest time in sharing their knowledge and thoughts with us, so the People Choice Award is one way we can give back and recognize them. » Read more

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Opensource.com now using Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license

new and improved

TLDR: Opensource.com is now using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license as our preferred license for all original content. You are still responsible for ensuring that you have the necessary permission to reuse any work on this site. » Read more

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Top 10 posts from Opensource.com in February 2014

The top ten monthly highlights

We had a stellar February and a new record for Opensource.com bringing in 325,775 page views and 219,300 unique visits. We finished our Women in Open Source Week at the beginning of the month, then featured Beginners in Open Source Week. These stories were gathered from developers, designers, educators, and more in the open source community who may not have considered sharing their story before but were encouraged to do so because of our focus on "women" and "beginners" in open source. » Read more

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Upgrade complete: New community badges and levels

upgrade complete

We've recently made some changes to the Opensource.com points and badge system that we'd like to inform you about. Based on feedback we got from our readers and Community Moderators, we have recently implemented the changes outlined below. Depending on how many points you have accumulated, you may have a new badge assigned to your account due to these recent changes. » Read more

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Report and results from our Youth In Open Source Week

Event report

Opensource.com held its first Youth in Open Source Week from January 13 - 17, 2014. Articles published during this time were focused on how kids and teens are using open source today and how we can get more young people involved in open source.

We announced this series by publishing an article on Friday, January 10, 2014. This article was updated throughout the week as new articles were published. It now contains the full list of articles published for Youth in Open Source Week (YOSW).

During the week of January 13 - 17, we published nine articles as part of the series. We also published three regular articles for a total of 12 articles published during that week. » Read more

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Beginners in Open Source Week

how to get started in open source

Opensource.com will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips for how you can get your newbie friends into open source.

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