Google Summer of Code celebrated it's 10th year last year, so if you haven't heard of it, maybe you live under a rock? In this interview with program manager Carol Smith, the program's not only continuing on into a new decade, it's thriving. How? Why? What are they doing that's so special? In this... Read more
Barzan Mozafari, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), will be giving a talk on the predictability of performance in database systems at the OpenStack Live conference in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday, April 14.
ApacheCon is coming up, and within that massive conference there will be a glimmering gem: a forum dedicated to Spark. The Spark Forum will have speakers from the Hive project, the Pig project, and the Sqoop project. Plus, two talks about Spark Streaming—one will be introductory, and the other... Read more
In this interview, Tesora founder and CTO Amrith Kumar provides an update on the Trove project and explains important management considerations for databases in the cloud.
In this contributor spotlight, meet David Both, a regular contributor to Opensource.com, most notable for his Linux philosophy series. He tells us what his favorite open source tools are, what he wishes were more open, and more.
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source... Read more
In this interview with GitLab co-founder and CEO Sytse Sijbrandij, learn more about this open source tool for managing git repositories.
Last year Pamela Fox, Computing Curriculum Engineer at Khan Academy, was part of a panel on called "Disruptive Innovation in CS Education." I spoke with her afterwards to get her thoughts on how open source fits into education and the future of computer education.
In this interview with Sarah Novotny, community leader at NGINX, we talk about web servers, Docker, and more.
In this interview with Jon Cruz from Samsung's Open Source Group, we ask him to explain the Wayland project and what he wishes were more open in our world.