Patricia Torvalds isn't the Torvalds name that pops up in Linux and open source circles. Yet. Patricia tells us how she got into computing and her interest in feminist issues, and she talks about why the lack of diversity in tech is a mistake. (And she was raised not to make excuses for mistakes.)
Teachers learn how to create curriculum courses through a sprint. The sprint was supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to investigate the potential for student learning from a professional open source community (called "vertical teaming").
Red Hatter Anderson Silva shares how young people interested in technology can use a $35 Raspberry Pi to get started contributing to open source.
I wasn't weird, but now I am. It's a challenge that I feel almost destined to have come up against. How one Linux noob is learning about open source.
The free Raspberry Pi version of the game is the only one that comes with a programming interface, allowing players write code and manipulate the world around them. It's based on Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android, and a Python API is provided. It's bundled with Raspbian, the Pi's main supported... Read more
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.
This week's article and video Top 5 covers a classroom full of handmade 3D printers, open source at Netflix, David Both on Linux, and more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads.
Dealing with many different viewpoints can be a challenge for many open source community moderators. Moodle's Samantha Gartner explains how her team prioritizes feature requests and manages community feedback.
In Michigan Tech's open source 3D printing course, students build their own 3D printers and use them to complete various class projects. The entire course—from hardware, software, firmware, and course materials—is free and open source.
Robots for Good is a project with roots in 3D printing, open source, and education. In this interview with Richard Hulskes, co-founder of Wevolver, he tells me what Wevolver is up to at the moment, which includes collaborating with the e-NABLE project, a group of makers creating open design files... Read more