My Open Source Story column

Do you have an open source story to share? Tell us about your favorite open source tool, your involvement in an open source project, or how your organization uses open source solutions. Submit your proposal.

6 open source tools I use on my Windows machine

6 open source tools I use on my Windows machine
These are Jimmy's six favorite open source applications that he immediately installs on a new Windows-based work computer.Read more

How I became a project team leader in open source

How I became a project team leader in open source
Read this open source story of how a contributor became a team leader through hard work and good relationships.Read more

Using Blender and Python to 3D print a dress

Using Blender and Python to 3D print a dress
During the opening ceremony at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, snowboarder Amy Purdy wearing a 3D printed dress made using Blender and Python.Read more

How Minecraft got me involved in the open source community

My open source story: Justin Flory
Editor-in-chief of Fedora Magazine shares how he got involved with the open source community.Read more

A beginner's bumpy journey to find a few good bugs

A beginner's bumpy journey to find a few good bugs
Beginners to open source should ask lots of questions, even if it's scary.Read more

Student's open source project takes him around the world

Student's open source project takes him around the world
His open source web application took him to the Open Source Software World Meeting in 2008.Read more

A daughter of Silicon Valley shares her 'nerd' story

My Open Source Story: Larissa Shapiro
Larissa Shapiro shares her journey to Mozilla, where she works to create a more open and inclusive web.Read more

Why and how I became a software engineer

My Open Source Story: Gloria Bwandungi
Open source software played an instrumental role in Gloria Bwandungi's journey to becoming a full-stack engineer.Read more