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Articles and series about getting started in open source. We share tutorials, tips, and advice—plus, great open source projects and communities for those new to open source.


Tools illustration

You may be surprised to learn that the tools you use every day are open source.
Brain on a computer screen

Just months after dipping my toes into open source, I learned lessons as a college intern that will help anyone writing and contributing code to a community.
Programming keyboard.

Python is a good language for young and old, with or without any programming experience.
People meeting

Help your friends dump their proprietary operating systems and make the move to open source.
Contributor versus participant

Contributing to open source projects can be an overwhelming experience, and some project are more welcoming to newcomers than others. What was your experience like?
People meeting

The First Contributions project bridges the gap between projects looking for new contributors and those trying to get started in open source.
6 paint brushes

Unleash your creativity with Inkscape, fun, powerful, free, and open source software for creating scalable vector graphics.
Artistic spraypaint bottles

Learn common ways to view and modify images with this lightweight image editor.