19 topics our readers want in 2019

Write for us: Our 19 most-popular topics

Make the resolution to write for Opensource.com in 2019. Here's how.

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Opensource.com published more than 1000 articles last year by talented people in tech from various backgrounds and with various skills. No two writers are the same, and we aim to keep it that way. 

Join us in 2019 by making a resolution to pitch an article idea to us. We'd love to have you join the hundreds of writers sharing their expertise with others this year.

It's easy. Here's how to do it.

Review our list of hot topics

  1. Alternatives -- Open source instead of proprietary
  2. Automation -- Ansible, Bash, Perl, and others
  3. Command line -- Tools, tutorials, and tips for Linux
  4. Data science -- Python, and more
  5. DevOps -- Tools and lessons learned
  6. Hardware --Tutorials for the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and more
  7. IoT -- Home automation projects, and more
  8. Java -- Tutorials, tips, tools
  9. Linux -- Getting started with a Linux command or distro
  10. Machine learning / AI -- How to get started with a tool
  11. Multimedia -- Music, audio, video, editing, 3D rendering, and more
  12. Networking -- Tutorials, introductions, and recommendations
  13. Personal stories -- Open source / Linux experiences, tips, and more
  14. Productivity tools -- Linux, open source, and more
  15. Programming -- Go, TensorFlow, Perl, JavaScript, MySQL, Rust, and more
  16. Python -- Tutorials, tips, tools
  17. Systems administration -- Sysadmin tools, tips, and more
  18. Tools -- Tell us what it's for, how it works, and where to learn more
  19. _______ (What's important for people in tech to know more about?)

Pitch your article idea

Send us your article idea via our online form or email us directly at open@opensource.com.

Write your article

Before you put pen to paper, read our article submission and style guide. If you're writing a technical or how-to article, review our technical style guide.

Once a draft is in hand, our editorial team will copy edit and prepare it for publication. We also promote articles on our social media channels, and we highly encourage you to promote it as well.

Tell your friends

Do you know someone with great stuff to share? Send them this article, tell them how easy it is to get started, and if they need convincing share our list of 7 big reasons to contribute to Opensource.com.

About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen is the managing editor for Opensource.com. On any given day, you'll find her running the website's publication schedule and editorial workflow (on kanban boards), as well as brainstorming the next big article. Learn more about her at Jen.io.