open source community
Katie McLaughlin tells us about octohat, a tool for keeping track of both code and non-code contributions to GitHub projects.
In his latest Six Degrees column, Jono Bacon discusses the intangible value of meeting in person.
Major Hayden offers tips for dealing with impostor syndrome, a feeling that's far too common in open source projects.
When society pushed her toward a job as an accountant, Victoria Martinez de la Cruz decided to forge her own path and pursue a career in IT.
Open sourcing, Jim Whitehurst says, is different from crowdsourcing is several ways, not least of which is its tendency to reciprocate—and often multiply—community efforts. But open sourcing requires a new mindset.
In an open organization, measuring performance for particular roles like community managers may not be straightforward, especially when comparing those roles to others with more defined success metrics, goals, and outcomes.
We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red Hat founder Bob Young once said that a community is nothing more than a group of people with something in common, and he's right. There's nothing... Read more
ScrollBack is a new, open source community management tool that aspires to offer the extensive reach of social media, the engagement and archival abilities of forums, and the interactive and real time experience of chat.
Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to... Read more
Getting started with contributing to open source can be tricky, so the following is a list of suggestions I have as a women in the community for other women and girls out there to make it easier.