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Writing Topics & Ideas

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Read our A to Z list of writing ideas for stories, tutorials, and opinion pieces. From personal open source and Linux experiences, to more technical tutorials on everything from the command line to open hardware, Opensource.com editors want to know about your article ideas.

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Series & Themes

Month Series & Themes Schedule
June 2017

Entertainment
Article ideas:

X open source projects / tools to run your home entertainment system
Describe and explain your home entertainment system
Getting started with X open source tool or hardware for entertainment
What do you do for fun? How does open source fit in?
Other ideas? Let's see them! Send story ideas to open@opensource.com or using our webform

Proposals due: May 20

Drafts due: June 3

July 2017

Sysadmin tools
Article ideas:

Do you have a favorite sysadmin tool? Tell us why you like it best.
X ways to get started as a sysadmin
What are the best sysadmin resources?
Describe how you got started as a sysadmin and what open source tools you use
A beginners guide to X sysadmin tool
Other ideas? Let's see them! Send story ideas to open@opensource.com or using our webform

Proposals due: July 1

Drafts due: July 15

August 2017

Back to School
Article ideas:

What's new in education? How does open source fit in?
X open educational resources used in your classroom
What are the best open educational resources?
Share your open education story with readers
How to create an open education resource
Getting started with X tools for education
X open source tools for kids
Other ideas? Let's see them! Send story ideas to open@opensource.com or using our webform

Proposals due: July 13

Drafts due: July 27

September 2017

Linux containers
Article ideas:

How you use Linux containers?
X ways to get started with Linux containers
What are the best Linux containers resources?
Other ideas? Let's see them! Send story ideas to open@opensource.com or using our webform

Proposals due: July 20

Drafts due: August 14

October 2017

Big data
Article ideas:

How is big data using open source?
X open source big data tools to do Y
Other ideas? Let's see them! Send story ideas to open@opensource.com or using our webform

Proposals due: August 24

Drafts due: September 11

November 2017

DIY
Article ideas:

What are your favorite DIY projects using open source hardware or software?
X open DIY projects to do Y
What are the best open DIY resources?
A beginner's guide to DIY the open source way
Other ideas? Let's see them! Send story ideas to open@opensource.com or using our webform

Proposals due: October 9

Drafts due: November 1

December 2017

Best of Opensource.com
Check out last year's series.

Collected by staff.

 

Community Columns

Doc Dish

A column dedicated to documentation, including best practices, case studies, open source projects that need documentation contributions, events, tools, and tips.

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My Linux Story

A community column with stories about how people got started on their Linux journeys.

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My Open Source Story

Do you have an open source story to share? Tell us about your favorite open source tool, your involvement in an open source project, or how your organization uses open source solutions.

Send us your story idea

Columnists

Multimedia Makers

Every month Seth Kenlon, in partnership with slackermedia.info and gnuworldorder.info, shares tutorials and tips on creating multimedia with Linux and its vast creative toolkit.

Nooks and Crannies

D. Ruth Holloway's Nooks and Crannies column explores open source projects that you might not have heard of.

Open Art

Jason van Gumster keeps us up-to-date on the latest open source tools and tricks for creating art.

Open Music

Chris Hermansen shares ideas on how to enjoy music in an open environment, how to tinker with music using open source tools, and much more.

Opening Up Education

Don Watkins examines how educators and students can utilize Linux, open source hardware and software, and open educational resources in the classroom.

The Queue

Welcome to our Q&A with LinuxQuestions.org founder Jeremy Garcia. Submit your question.

Raspberry Pi

Ben Nuttall, community manager for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, shares news and stories from the world of tiny computing.

Six Degrees

Every month Jono Bacon, leading community manager, shares thoughts and perspectives on the culture, communities, and trends in open source.

 

Past Series & Themes

Month Series
May 2017

Hardware
PyCon
OSCON
OpenStack Summit

April 2017

Programming

March 2017 Raspberry Pi
February 2017 Careers in Open Source
January 2017 Getting Started with Open Source
December 2016 Open Source Yearbook
October 2016  All Things Open 2016
September 2016 Open Source Worldwide
August 2016 Back to School / Open Education
July 2016 Open source tools for sys admins
June 2016 Open Source in Entertainment
May 2016 Open Hardware
April 2016 Open Science
March 2016 Diversity in Open Source
February 2016 Careers in Open Source
January 2016 Getting Started in Open Source

Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 14x) series