Machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, HPC, and more news CFP and September preview

We're looking for machine learning, AI, big data, HPC, and supercomputing articles for upcoming themes, and we're working on the 2017 Open Source Yearbook.

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We're looking for open source-angled articles for a few upcoming themes:

Machine learning and AI

In September, we'll be taking a deep dive into the world of deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. We want to hear more about how you're using TensorFlow, DSSTNE, Apache MXNet, and other open source projects and tools. Proposals due by September 9. Drafts due by September 18.

Big data and high-performance computing

In October, we're thinking big—as in big data, high-performance computing, and supercomputing. We want to help share your stories about big data projects using open source technologies, or research you're working on with help from Linux supercomputers. Proposals due by September 20. Drafts due by October 2.

Send story proposals (along with brief outlines) to us at

2017 Open Source Yearbook

We're also working on the 2017 Open Source Yearbook. If you have an article idea, send it our way. See past yearbooks for examples of the kinds of articles we're looking for, then send us your ideas. Proposals due by October 2. Drafts due by October 16.

Fall conference series

We've been publishing articles from speakers who will be presenting at a variety of conferences. We already have articles from speakers you can meet at the Open Source Summit (North America) and Connect.Tech. Articles are still rolling in, so check back to hear from speakers you can meet at Strange Loop, SeaGL, All Things Open, and other upcoming events.

Will you be speaking at a conference this fall? Send us an article idea based on or inspired by your talk.

The Open Org

The open organization community has a fascinating September lined up for us. For starters, they're capping off two series from Open Organization Ambassadors: Ron McFarland will continue his writing on open collaboration with external partners, and Jen Kelchner plans to offer her checklist for making digital transformation conversations easier. On top of that, ambassador Allison Matlack will explain the role that open managers play in employees' professional development. And new writer Ingrid Towey offers her take on the value of scaling organizational culture through an onboarding "buddy system." On top of all that, I also hear we can expect a surprise announcement from the community.

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Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community manager and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.