As the Community Manager of GovLoop—a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick suspects his role is pretty similar to leading an open source project.
Hear Andrew speak more on this at the 2012 National Conference for Government Webmasters this year on September 11th in Kansas City.
Meet Barry Peddycord III, a PhD student in computer science at North Carolina State University. He wishes academia were more open so work like his can reach as many audiences as possible. Barry's insightful comments on articles across many opensource.com groups enhance our conversations about the open source way. You can read his thoughts on open education at his blog. We hope you enjoy getting to know Barry.
Meet Harish Pillay. An open source all-star in Singapore. He runs a personal blog called "life one degree north, one-o-three degrees east" that focuses on technology, FOSS, and open source. If you don't have @harishpillay on your Twitter stream, he's definitely worth a follow. We thank him for sharing many of our articles with his followers. You might find him in person at FUDcon or other open source events in the Asia-Pacific region. In his spare time, he's an active contributor to Fedora.
Meet Marek Mahut. He's a system administrator in Brno, Czech republic, works for Red Hat, and has an interest in the public sector—particularly in how it can be more open and transparent. Read more about Marek and his contributions to opensource.com.
David Doria is currently working on a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He works in the field of computer vision and image processing. David recently contributed his first article: Open source software gains ground in higher education.
Seth joined opensource.com in October with a post about Novacut. Since then, he's been sharing his knowledge of Kdenlive in an ongoing open video editing series that has been very popular with our readers. Ant there's more on the way. He's an independent multimedia artist and free culture advocate. We'd like to thank Seth for his current and future contributions. You've never seen open video editing like this before!
Daniel is the Head of Engineering at Artsy who recently wrote How to become an amazing contributor (to an open source project), where he explores the qualities he values most in engineers who contribute to open source. dB also explores domain driven design and corporate change with open source in previous articles. His family recently welcomed a new addition.
Meet David Both. He's a regular contributor to Opensource.com, most notable for his Linux philosophy series. There's so much goodness in this Q&A, including a long list of favorite open source tools, that I'm going to quickly pass the mic over to him. But first...
These "contributor spotlights" are a way for us to shine a light on the people who make up our great community. David once was just a reader, now he's sharing his experiences as a Linux user, and more. If you'd like to share your open source story with us, we'd love to hear from you. See what we're looking for and submit your story to us.
Now, let's hear from David...