Six non-code opportunities for contributing to open source software code and communities.
When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and perspective about real-world software development, and—most importantly—students can get extra mentorship while gaining hands-on experience in their... Read more
The technical lead on the Pinterest Growth engineering team, Ludo Antonov says that the Growth team builds the features, core products, and systems that directly help sustainably grow Pinterest to billions of users worldwide. In this interview, he explains the roles open source software plays at... Read more
One night, after reading the Who’s Hiring Freelance thread on HackerNews, I decided there had to be a more efficient way to match programmers with freelance jobs. While sites like oDesk and eLance are general-purpose marketplaces for freelance workers, they seem to have more of an emphasis on price... Read more
We're happy to announce another new feature on opensource.com. The Contributor Spotlight now appears on the homepage and features users from our community. Right now, we don't have any specific rules about who can go there or how long they stay. Our current thinking is the Contributor Spotlight... Read more
The experience of growing up online will profoundly shape the workplace expectations of “Generation F” – the Facebook Generation. At a minimum, they’ll expect the social environment of work to reflect the social context of the web, rather than as is currently the case, a mid-20th-century Weberian... Read more