Life

Open source solutions impact our daily lives in an interesting variety of ways. Read our collection of articles on how open source technologies are making lives better.

How to get started with 3D printing in Blender

Opensource.com 3D printed coin
We explain how to get started using Blender to bring your 3D designs to life with a 3D printer.Read more

6 reading recommendations from a total book nerd

6 book recommendations
Nicole Engard shares 6 of the book recommendations she received while at OSCON earlier this year.Read more

Flow is a mental state of intense focus for programming

Open Source Bridge interview with Lindsey Bieda
Lindsey Bieda talks about how she got involved in coding, her day job, game development, and her upcoming talk at Open Source Bridge.Read more

What cognitive linguistics can teach developers

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At SouthEast LinuxFest this year, Chris Prather explained how a better understanding of metaphor can change the way we code.Read more

Make things 'til you make it at the Blowing Things Up Lab

Make things 'til you make it at the Blowing Things Up Lab
The Blowing Things Up (BTU) lab is located at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where Emily is a student of Alicia Gibb's, the executive...Read more

Enter to win a book from our 2016 Summer Reading List

Enter to win a book from our 2016 Summer Reading List
We're kicking off our annual reading list giveaway, and five lucky readers will win a copy of the summer reading list book of their choosing.Read more

Bringing Mozilla to the IoT era

Open Source Bridge interview with Rabimba Karanjai
Rabimba Karanjai will give a talk at this year's Open Source Bridge about using old smartphones as IoT devices.Read more

A 5-step plan for making sure new contributors have a positive experience

A 5-step plan for making sure new contributors have a positive experience
You've got your first swing at the project up on GitHub; you've been promoting it and have some new contributors coming around. Now, how do you keep...Read more