The preview: May 2016

The preview for May

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The preview brings you highlights from last month, editorial announcements for coming months, and other tidbits.

In April, we made print editions available of the 2015 Open Source Yearbook, in paperback and hardcover. On the editorial side, we published five series, launched a new column, and welcomed 17 new authors. Read about more of our April achievements in Rikki Endsley's April review.

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Upcoming series:

  • Open Source & Hardware covers stories about open hardware and open source software for devices (begins May 23)
  • Open source & Entertainment aims to show how open source tools, projects, and communities keep us entertained (drafts due May 27)

Submit your story ideas, and see our editorial calendar and columns for additional writing opportunities. We've rounded up 7 big reasons to contribute to Got questions? Email us at

Where to find us

In May, we'll have staff in-person at:

Are you organizing a 2016 open source conference or event? Be sure to add it to our community calendar.

If you have questions, you can email us at or find us on Freenode IRC at

Live Twitter chat: The Open Org

On May 12, we'll host a live Twitter chat with Charlie Reisinger (@charlie3), Heidi Ellis (@heidijcellis), and others! The theme for this #OpenOrgChat is the intersection of education and open organizations. See our 2016 #OpenOrgChat Twitter Chat Schedule for more details.

About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen is the managing editor for 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