open source career
Ross Brunson, director of member services with the Linux Professional Institute, offers advice for those looking to work in open source and shares his own story.
Rikki Endsley reflects on how open source conferences and events helped advance her career in the field. She also interviews others from the industry on how volunteering and speaking at events changed the course of their careers.
The demand for people in open source is at an all-time high. Open source technologies such as programming languages, libraries, and tools, are now mainstream. Participating in an open source community can help you learn those tools, and when you go on job interviews you can not only discuss your... Read more
Kyle Hall of ByWater Solutions shares with us what it's like to help libraries switch to open source, by the hundreds.
Shawn Powers shares his experience with a career in Linux and shares tips on how you can get a job in Linux too.
"Work on stuff that matters" is a famous call to action from founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly. But, how about working on stuff that matters while getting paid for it? There are an abundance of open source-related jobs out there if you’ve got the right skills.
For most students, an internship presents a major opportunity to learn and grow in a real-world environment. Interns who join an open source company or project also seem to learn a lot about themselves along the way. Recently, I asked some former Red Hat interns—both newly hired and long-time Red... Read more
I grew up in the 1980s in Columbus, Georgia. You needed a car to get around, so I did not work until I could drive. Within months of getting my driver's license, I got my first job as a part-time computer programmer for a stockbroker. It is easy to forget that in the 80s, computers and programming... Read more