My journey from bench scientist to open science software developer and how I develop better tools for open, reproducible scientific research.
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly... Read more
Sandstorm.io is a radically easier way to run personal instances of web apps. It allows you to have your own personal server and install apps to it through an app store interface as easily as you would install apps on a phone. Here at Sandstorm, we talk a lot about the need for privacy, security,... Read more
Open source games roundup Week of July 27 - August 2, 2014 It's that time again. In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at a WWI shooter for Linux where trench foot is conspicuously, blessedly missing from the feature list, as well as a remake of one of my... Read more
Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 26 - August 1, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OpenStack as the future of cloud computing, New Zealand's new government website, the stable release of CoreOS, and more!
This summer I started my first ever internship. It's certainly a culture-shock to transition from school to the workplace, but I generally like to pride myself on being a quick learner. At Red Hat, as a Systems Management intern, I learned a lot in just the first week.
Just a week after my first day at Red Hat, my friends were convinced that I had been brainwashed by open source culture.
Open source tools give journalism organizations and journalists on a limited budget the ability to get the information that they need.
The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and... Read more
Open source games roundup Week of July 20 - July 26, 2014 It's good to be back! I had a blast at the beach last week and avoided looking at screens pretty much the whole time. Aside from some Cards Against Humanity and some Jungle Speed, the only games I played were rum- and beach-related. In this... Read more