When contributing to open source projects and communities, one of the many benefits is that you can improve your tech skills. In this article, hear from three contributors on how their open source helped them get a job or improved their career.
As a computer science professor, I'm often asked by parents how they can prepare their children for jobs that haven't been invented yet. I call them cyborg jobs, inspired by the 2010 Wired article Clive Thompson on the Cyborg Advantage. Cyborg jobs combine tech-savvy humans with technology in all... Read more
Autodesk's Guy Martin shares his open source story.
Open Source Careers A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source. What can OpenStack do for you? How about helping you along your career? OpenStack is a growing space and there are more than enough jobs still to go around for qualified seekers. So how do you go about getting one... Read more
In this interview with Bill Fitzgerald, head of FunnyMonkey, learn how he got started in open source and how it led him to supporting open access to education.
"Code is the next resume." These words by Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation tell profoundly about how our technology industry, and the many businesses that depend on it, are transforming. The unprecedented success of open source development methodology in the recent past raises... Read more
Last week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source—they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source projects and for teams that are part of open source businesses. This week, we'll publish articles from open source professionals who have been working in the... Read more
On every floor at Red Hat Tower in downtown Raleigh, you’ll find a brand message sign that describes Red Hat’s values and culture. On the floor where I intern, the brand message is “Leaders are catalysts, turning shared purpose into shared results.” I see this sign multiple times everyday. Coming... Read more
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
Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to... Read more