Heiko Rupp, a contributor to Opensource.com and Principal Software Engineer and Project Lead for the RHQ project at Red Hat, shares with us in this Community Spotlight the hardware he wishes were more open in his life. Heiko also gives a glimpse into his day-to-day on the RHQ-Project, an enterprise management solution for JBoss middleware projects and other server-side applications.
In Nitish's first article for Opensource.com, he explains how to write secure code using Open Web Application Security Project guidelines. In his second, Nitish compares three giants in open source content management—Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress—based on 4 categories of criteria. Most recently, Nitish shares his thoughts on Andriod's rise to popularity in the hearts of million through open source. We're excited to have Nitish as a part of our writer community at Opensource.com, and we hope you enjoy his contributions. Get to know him in this Community Spotlight.
Scott Wilson agrees that open source matters because of open code, but just as important is the process in which the code is made. Open development of code is in the social nature of many programmers, hackers, documentors, and project managers. So, what is it about open development? Find out what developing and working in the open is like for Scott Wilson in this Opensource.com Community Spotlight.
The OSS Watch blog has been on our radar for a while now as a great resource for open source commentary. We've looked to their team, including development manager Mark Johnson, for thought leadership on how open source software is being used and to gauge the pulse of the open source movement. We invited Mark to be answer a few questions about what he does to promote better understanding of open source. He's got a knack for it. Read the interview.
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 is a member of her school's robotics team, The Fighting Unicorns, and 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.
At Opensource.com, Aseem has recently joined the Community Moderator team. He writes mostly about the impact of open source on teaching and learning, from bridging the digital divide to the open source way in higher education. You'll also frequently find him in the comments section adding to our community discussions. Outside of work and learning, Aseem uses a variety of open source applications as a part of his everyday productivity.
Learn more about how Aseem uses these tools in his life in this Community Spotlight interview.
Marcus works for Kitware and is a member of the Community Moderator program here at Opensource.com. He writes about everything from specific tools to open access of scientific publications to event recaps. You might also find him in the comments helping drive discussion.
Learn more about how Marcus uses these tools in his life in this Community Spotlight interview.
Joshua Holm is the kind of guy you want to have on your chat list if you’re ever looking for an open source tool to tackle a task. That’s because he actively keeps up with the latest open source tools and projects because much of his work involves helping people find the right software tool to meet their needs. So if you’re looking for an open source version of something, chances are Joshua can make a recommendation.
Robin Muilwijk is a frequent contributor—he recently wrote Building a scalable open source business model in the 90s and consistently adds insightful commentary to others' articles. He has earned the role of a comment gardner in our community.
He won a 2013 People's Choice Award from the opensource.com community and is one of our new community moderators. Among his many roles in the open source community, he is a contributor to ITK and Director of Science and IP at OSEHRA. He wants Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems to be more open and believes in the open source way because it empowers us to drive change.
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Every municipality should have an open data champion like Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant for the City of Raleigh. He's been breaking down silos, changing the culture about open data, and showing the value to policy makers, citizens, and start-ups. Let's find out more about Hare and why he wants all data to be open by default.