I turn 70 on my next birthday, and it's well known that people my age aren't computerate, at least here in Australia.
Here at Opensource.com, we cover ways to contribute to open source projects on the regular. A few of our favorites are:
Google Summer of Code celebrated it's 10th year last year, so if you haven't heard of it, maybe you live under a rock? In this interview with program manager Carol Smith, the program's not only continuing on into a new decade, it's thriving. How? Why? What are they doing that's so special? In this... Read more
Code review is common among proprietary software development firms, yet the nature of open source development can pose some challenges. Many industry leaders are now turning to peer review techniques as criteria for quality control.
A reformed "Ad-girl," Elaine Marino of LadyCoders Productions tells me why some marketers should learn to code. Should you?
Last year, Hour of Code aimed to introduce ten million students to coding in one week. What they actually got was fifteen million. CodeCombat participates this year and gives us the scoop on what they hope to accomplish.
Google Code-in is an initiative for 13-17 year olds to get involved in open source software projects. Participating organizations select its top five participants as finalists and its top two to win the grand prize of a trip to Google headquarters in California, USA with a parent or a guardian.... Read more
Europe Code Week is organized by Neelie Kroes' Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission and runs from October 11 - 17 this year. It's a program all about teaching kids and adults how to code and understand more about technology.
Scratch is a great tool for teaching programming to young children, but what happens when kids outgrow Scratch? Among Raspberry Pi aficionados, the typical answer is to advance to using Python, which is an excellent choice. However, in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC, I would like to suggest... Read more