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Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app... Read more
5 comments Posted 27 Jul 2016 by James Falkner (Red Hat) Feed
The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest
OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech communities.
0 comments Posted 27 Jul 2016 by VM (Vicky) Brasseur Feed
Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talks: Ginny Ghezzo
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?
0 comments Posted 15 Jul 2016 by (Red Hat) Feed
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 (Red Hat) Feed
How a student in India got started with open source
In this interview, Trishna Guha explains how an open source community in India taught her to become a successful developer.
5 comments Posted 17 Jun 2016 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
7 tips for bringing open source to networking
Jay Turner gives tips for attracting and maintaining an open source community around networking.
0 comments Posted 26 May 2016 by Jay Turner Feed
Ask Safia
This month Safia answers questions about how to move from a proprietary software background into open source, and how to pick a license for a new open source project.
1 comment Posted 24 May 2016 by Safia Abdalla Feed
5 keys to hacking your community. What works?
One of the many great keynotes given at the Community Leadership Summit (CLS) this year was by Rod Martin of Mautic, creator of marketing automation software.
1 comment Posted 18 May 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
4 ways to share power, not hoard it
Tessa Mero and Guy Martin kick off CLS 2016 with how to lead an open source project and how to select the right tools for the culture.
0 comments Posted 17 May 2016 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Ask Safia postcard of a pier and water
  Dear Safia, I work in a research laboratory facility and I've developed some open source tools to interact with research equipment. After doing some Googling, I discovered that there were multiple open source projects that did the same thing with various degrees of completion and complexity. I... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Apr 2016 by Safia Abdalla Feed