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Getting started in open source can be daunting—especially if you're new to the world of open source software (or hardware), or if you are a minority in the space. But, never fear! We've got you covered with excellent reads to help you navigate the territory. First, vote in our poll and let us know... Read more
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Victoria got started contributing to other projects with a pull request challenge to open source projects on GitHub.
1 comment Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Victoria Holland Feed
Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Feb 2015 by Noel Peatfield Feed
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From Google to The White House, everyone is on GitHub and it can be argued that if you're not, your open source project pretty much doesn't exist. Find out more about the popular Git repository hosting service, including some of its best features.
13 comments Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Aleksandar Todorović Feed
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How to evaluate yourself, including your skills and time, before jumping into an open source project. Then, how to evaluate an open source project before stepping into the community. From seasoned open source developer, Matt Micene.
8 comments Posted 29 Sep 2014 by Matt Micene Feed
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It doesn't matter whether it is pianos or teddy bears, containers provide consistency that manufacturers and transporters can rely on. Just as shipping containers have revolutionized the import/export industry, you've heard that Docker is doing the same in tech.
0 comments Posted 19 Aug 2014 by Vincent Batts (Red Hat) Feed
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"When you go to a store and buy an electronic gizmo, does it ever occur to you that you could make one yourself? Or even that it would be FUN to make one yourself?" This is how John Baichtal's Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs begins, and that same curiosity and ingenuity... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Mar 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed