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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.
4 comments Posted 29 Sep 2014 by Matt Micene Feed
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... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Dec 2013 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
Experiential learning using open source is fraught with opportunities for disaster.
0 comments Posted 28 Apr 2011 by David Nalley Feed
Read part 1 of this story about launching a weekend course to teach college students how to get involved in open source projects. After Saturday's classroom-style work, we used Sunday for an open projects day, where students could drop in and get help contributing to a project. Perhaps because we... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Nov 2010 by Asheesh Laroia Feed
From Blake Ross to Linus Torvalds, students are credited with major achievements in the open source community. But that's not the picture Yuvi Masory painted as he sat across the table from me at an OpenHatch meetup in Philadelphia.
18 comments Posted 5 Nov 2010 by Asheesh Laroia Feed
In 2007, Sean O'Sullivan, one of the founders of MapInfo, graciously made a donation to his alma mater, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with the specific goal of creating a center for the promotion of open source among undergraduates:
2 comments Posted 8 Sep 2010 by Luis Ibanez Feed
In early 2009, as the stories of many websites begin, a few college friends were considering what kind of project they might start together. In this particular case, the result was OpenHatch. OpenHatch is a place for developers who want to be involved in open source but don't know where to start.... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed