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How NOT to get help in open source
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.
3 comments Posted 12 Jul 2016 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Beginners to Open Source, code background
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Gina Likins from Red Hat at the 2015 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): South Central conference about teaching open source.
9 comments Posted 27 Apr 2015 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
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Victoria got started contributing to other projects with a pull request challenge to open source projects on GitHub.
1 comment Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Victoria Holland Feed
Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
Lending a digital hand for humanitarian projects is just a click away. Whether you have five minutes or a few hours, you can make a difference with a variety of HFOSS projects. The level of skills required vary from web search, verification, mapping, translation, training, and open source software... Read more
6 comments Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Heather Leson Feed
Beginners to Open Source, code background
Next week, Opensource.com will begin publishing a series on Beginners to Open Source. This collection of articles will live as a resource that anyone can access anytime to learn more about what it's like to get started in open source, in any position and for any type of open source project.
2 comments Posted 13 Feb 2015 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Beginners to Open Source theme: Hello World on bread
Beginners in Open Source articles will be published between February 16 - 27. If you would like to contribute an article to Beginners in Open Source, follow our submission guidelines. Submissions are due by February 6, 2015.
0 comments Posted 19 Jan 2015 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Arduino open electronics
"When you go to a store and buy an electronic gizmo, does it ever occur to you that you could make one yourself? Or even that it would be FUN to make one yourself?" This is how John Baichtal's Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs begins, and that same curiosity and ingenuity... Read more
3 comments Posted 26 Mar 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed
The more I learn about OpenStack, the more I see why there is so much buzz about the technology as well as about the community of developers and users. In a poll hosted on Opensource.com, we discovered that many of our readers are curious and eager to learn more about OpenStack. For those new to... Read more
5 comments Posted 27 Feb 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
newbies to open source
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Feb 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
While Opensource.com is preparing for our upcoming Beginners in Open Source Week starting February 17, we want to hear from our readers about which open source projects are best for beginners. After you've responded to the poll, mark your calendars for:
33 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed

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