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This week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source—they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source projects and for teams that are part of open source businesses. Next week, we'll publish articles from open source professionals who have been working in the... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Aug 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
On every floor at Red Hat Tower in downtown Raleigh, you’ll find a brand message sign that describes Red Hat’s values and culture. On the floor where I intern, the brand message is “Leaders are catalysts, turning shared purpose into shared results.” I see this sign multiple times everyday. Coming... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Jul 2014 by Sarah Shelton Feed
The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jul 2014 by Levi Bostian Feed
Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Jul 2014 by Kristen DeMaria (Red Hat) Feed
There's no such thing as "just a Linux sysadmin," which is what makes Linux professionals so incredibly valuable. We've all been hearing that the demand for Linux professionals is "at its highest ever!!!" for years. In recent years, though, it hasn't just been Linux nuts like me saying it. You may... Read more
3 comments Posted 5 Jun 2014 by Shawn Powers Feed
open source on the job
If you work in an organization that isn’t focused on development, where computer systems are used to support other core business functions, getting management buy-in for the use of open source can be tricky. Here's how I negotiated with my boss and my team to get them to accept and try open source... Read more
27 comments Posted 12 May 2014 by Robin Isard Feed
OpenStack jobs
Whether you love living in the cloud or still cling to your desktop applications whenever possible, it has become increasingly clear in recent years that the cloud is where computing is headed. And if you’re seeking to keep your skills relevant to the IT jobs of today, and tomorrow, understanding... Read more
4 comments Posted 13 Mar 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Open source lessons for life
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
2 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
CodeDoor: get a job based on your contributions to open source
One night, after reading the Who’s Hiring Freelance thread on HackerNews, I decided there had to be a more efficient way to match programmers with freelance jobs. While sites like oDesk and eLance are general-purpose marketplaces for freelance workers, they seem to have more of an emphasis on price... Read more
8 comments Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Ronnie Cheng Feed
What I've learned the open source way
During my second year at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University, the first of its kind in India as well as in South-East Asia, I attended a workshop on Python and Orca by Krishnakant Mane. My classmates and I were novices to free and open source software (FOSS) and... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Trupti Rajesh Kini Feed

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