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Careers in Open Source Week features professionals' tips and lessons learned in the field

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Last week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source—they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source projects and for teams that are part of open source businesses.

This week, we'll publish articles from open source professionals who have been working in the field for a significant portion of their careers or who have at some point in thier careers worked on an open project.

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Read this series

  1. The future of scientific discovery relies on open by Marcus Hanwell, an interview with Ross Mounce of the University of Bath on scientific research in the open.
  2. How to think like open source pioneer Michael Tiemann by Bryan Brehrenshausen, an interview with Michael Tiemann of Red Hat on open source's past, present, and future.
  3. Everyone's your partner in open source by Nicole Engard on her experience working for ByWater Solutions and with Koha communities, an open source library system.
  4. 4 lessons from the trenches of community management by Jason Hibbets on what it's like to be the community manager at
  5. From bench scientist to open science software developer by Marcus Hanwell on his journey from the sidelines to the frontlines of science discovery and research that matters.
  6. Does having open source experience on your resume really matter? by Aseem Sharma on the critical role software plays in today's economy.
  7. We cannot do modern science unless it's open by Peter Murray-Rust of the Blue Obelisk community gives an exclusive at the past, present, and future of open science.
  8. Want a fulfilling IT career? Learn Linux by Shawn Powers gives tips on how to get a job in Linux.
  9. Everyday I help libraries make the switch to open source by Kyle Hall on his job with ByWater Solutions, helping libraries upgrade to open source with Koha.
  10. Upgrading libraries to open source Koha system by Nicole Engard, an interview with Melissa Lefebvre on her jobs as an operations manager for ByWater Solutions, implementing Koha in libraries.

From the archives

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    About the author

    Jen Wike Huger - Jen Wike Huger is the Community Manager for Catch her at the next open source virtual event, or ping her on Twitter. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.