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Submit your open source event to our calendar

open source event calendar

Are you planning, hosting, or going to an open source conference in 2014? If so, help spread the word about it by submitting it to our events calendar.

Opensource.com maintains a calendar of user group meetups, seminars, webinars, and more. It's an easy place to share and discover open source-related events. We already have a slew of events listed for 2014, but we know there are many more. Anyone can submit an event, whether you're a speaker, sponsor, organizer, attendee, or just a fan. » Read more

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Young coder on Raspberry Pi, Scratch, and Gluster

share your code

Last year, Lauren Egts designed and programmed a game (The Great Guinea Pig Escape) using a youth-focused programming language called Scratch. She presented it at the 2013 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire where it caught the eye of Element14's David Hamblin. He was impressed, and in June, Opensource.com shared Lauren's interview with David about how she got started programming and what her dad, Dave Egts, thinks of her hobby. » Read more

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On Europe's first Code Week with Irish Ambassador Julie Cullen

kids and teens in open source

The first Europe Code Week was held two months ago at schools and CoderDojos in 26 countries around Europe—Ireland and Croatia being the most active. The event was launched to help increase the knowledge shared with school-age children about coding, computer science, and technology by The Young Advisors (a group of young people dedicated to advancing a digital society working closely with the Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes).

During the events, kids from schools all over Europe used Scratch, Arduino boards, and other open source software and hardware to build thier projects (including robots)!  

Each country that took part in Europe Code Week appointed an Ambassador to lead their event. I reached out to Ireland’s Julie Cullen, a teacher at St. Oliver’s College, Drogheda, Co. Louth, to get her take on the event. In this interview, Julie shares just how excited the kids were to work with code and computers, what open source software they hacked on, and what projects got underway. She also tells us what’s in store for this year’s #codeEU 2014.

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Top 10 open source stories in 2013

open source stories

What a year for open source and the Opensource.com community! We shared almost 600 stories on how the open source way is influencing our world. From business to government and from education to life, we collected inspiring stories, highlighted new projects, and shared how using an open source approach is a better way. These stories were all gathered from various open source communities and we thank you for sharing and contributing. » Read more

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Open source scales from the individual to the enterprise

open source community interview

Aseem Sharma got his first major exposure to open source in a large scale enterprise setting. Aseem is a great guy to ask about how to use open source software to learn and conduct research, too, as a frequent user of open source for scholarly work.

At Opensource.com, Aseem has recently joined the Community Moderator program. 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.

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Year-in-Review: Education hot topics on Opensource.com

Top 10 open education articles in 2013

The popularity of our Education channel on Opensource.com continued to soar in 2013, with our education-related content consistently drawing outstanding page views on the site. In fact, our top two education stories (listed below) were among the top three most-viewed articles on Opensource.com in 2013!

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Best of Opensource.com: Top open source news of 2013

top open source news

In June this year, we launched a new weekly feature on Opensource.com highlighting some of the most interesting open source news from around the web. Each Friday, we share our take on recent open source news from around the globe, including some stories you may know well and some you may have missed. » Read more

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Five community management tips for 2014

open source community managers

The role of community managers continues to evolve. I started to realize this after attending my first Community Leadership Summit earlier this year. My biggest take-away from it? Community management is an investment and its value is increasing. Heads up to employers: buy, buy, buy, and then invest some more. » Read more

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OpenHatch brings open source to campus

OpenHatch brings open source to campus

A little less than a year ago, I was asked to direct OpenHatch's Open Source Comes to Campus event series. This event is a workshop designed to introduce college students to open source, to teach them how to use tools like version control and issue trackers, and to guide them through making their first contributions. When I joined, OpenHatch was averaging two events a year. I was asked, hopefully, if I could run seven events in 2013. » Read more

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Recipes from open source thought leaders

flour + butter + stuff

We like to use the analogy that open source is like a recipe. It's a great way to explain what open source is to non-technical folks. Last year, this pumpkin spice latte recipe was popular with our community. So, we thought it would be fun to share more recipes with you this year.

We collected some great ones from a few of our open source friends: Chris Aniszczyk, Erica Brescia, Simon Phipps, and Jim Whitehurst. Share yours with us in the comments! » Read more

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