Communities and the value they inherently have in our lives has never been more highlighted than over the past year as we deal with a global pandemic keeping us home, away from conferences and events, and busy with the complexities of childcare, elderly care, working remote, and more.
I've been a part of the Opensource.com community for almost eight years, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that these are a group of honest, earnest, curious, and nerdy-funny people. Some of them help us keep the lights on, and they are the backbone of the articles we publish every single day. Others pop into and out of our lives as the editors as they are drawn to and away from writing, as it should be. No matter the cadence, the Opensource.com editorial team is grateful and filled with hope working with this community.
I especially enjoy our time together during weekly Correspondent calls. And I am truly eager to open my email each day to engage in conversation about article ideas and edits. Best of all are the true relationships we are building that exist outside of the confines of "work."
Every January, we take the time to celebrate this community and its accomplishments. So, without further adieu, let's hear it for the People's Choice Award winners for 2021!
Our community votes with its attention. With that in mind, we take the top 10 categories by readership for 2021 and list the top five authors (non-staff) for each category. Note that there may be fewer than ten authors per category due to multiple articles written by the same author. Authors are also eligible to be award winners in multiple categories.
All authors in these lists are officially the People's Choice Award winners for 2021. Click on each winners' name to read more about them and see a collection of their articles.
2021 People's Choice Award for Linux
2021 People's Choice Award for Linux commands
2021 People's Choice Award for Programming
2021 People's Choice Award for Sysadmin
2021 People's Choice Award for CI/CD
2021 People's Choice Award for Python
2021 People's Choice Award for Bash
2021 People's Choice Award for Kubernetes
2021 People's Choice Award for DevOps
Community is life. The people who contribute to Opensource.com with their time, energy, and expertise are the strength and heart of who we are and help us achieve our mission to share open source with the world.
To every single author who wrote for Opensource.com in 2020, thank you and we celebrate you today! For more authors and great articles, check out a few of our other favorite categories: