beginners in open source week

Blockly makes it easier to learn to code

Blockly is a visual coding program that helps people understand the basic logic behind computer programming. Neil Fraser, from the Blockly...Read more

A developer's guide to getting into open source

Get started with open source, orange flames
Contributing to open source can be incredibly rewarding. You'll meet lots of like-minded people and make many friends along the way. Here are some...Read more

12 videos to you get started with open source software

How-to videos for getting started with open source software
Getting started with new software can be overwhelming. It's even more frustrating when you transition from one tool to another, because you have to...Read more

A beginner's guide to understanding OpenStack

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...Read more

How to get started in civic hacking

citizen participation
What is civic hacking? Seventy people gathered together one sunny Oakland afternoon to volunteer and improve their city. There were no rakes or yard...Read more

Making the case for the non-techie to jump into Linux

developing possibilities
Are you an XP user looking for a similar alternative? Is your PC aging but you don't care for the Windows 8 Metro interface?Read more

5 ways open source is transforming tech in 2014

think laterally
For the last decade we’ve watched an epic contest unfold between open source and proprietary technology, and 2014 is the year that this dynamic will...Read more

Building an open source community

Building an open source community
I have told the story of how FinTP, the first open source application for processing financial transactions, was born. Here, I would like to present...Read more