Contributing to open source can be incredibly rewarding. You'll meet lots of like-minded people and make many friends along the way. Here are some tips to help you get started.
I didn't have confidence in my programming skills, and how could I? I was isolated in my own little world where I didn't see other people's code, and nobody saw mine. Then Amsterdam and the PHP community happened.
In this interview with Bill Fitzgerald, head of FunnyMonkey, learn how he got started in open source and how it led him to supporting open access to education.
Natalie Kozlowski is a front-end web developer at CodeGuard. She's a self-taught coder who embraces open source and will be giving a talk about how to interact with your front-end developers at this year's All Things Open conference in Raleigh. In this interview, I caught up with Natalie prior to... Read more
Women in open source are making revolutionary contributions and paving the way for others as they innovate in the field. Today, get a healthy dose of knowledge on the subject with a quick spotlight on five talented women in open source. And, a few give advice on working in tech.
Interview with Greg Avola of Untappd, a check-in app for beer lovers.
The beauty of open sourcing development resources is that a single library or wrapper, once released to the world, can be integrated and built out by thousands of other people. And because the future of any new platform depends on what people can do with it, over the past few months Leap Motion has... Read more
My journey from bench scientist to open science software developer and how I develop better tools for open, reproducible scientific research.
The people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make your Linux distribution run smoothly are the packagers. The vast majority of Linux packagers are volunteers who dedicate their evenings and weekends to create and maintain the gears of the Linux distributions they love. The Linux ecosystem is... Read more
What are the ways we can give to an open source community without contributing code? A recent comment to an Opensource.com article a career in open source went something like that they wanted to contribute to open source but lacked coding skills. In fact, code contributions are very helpful and... Read more