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Katie McLaughlin tells us about octohat, a tool for keeping track of both code and non-code contributions to GitHub projects.
1 comment Posted 15 Oct 2015 by Katie McLaughlin Feed
In his latest Six Degrees column, Jono Bacon discusses the intangible value of meeting in person.
1 comment Posted 12 Oct 2015 by Jono Bacon Feed
Major Hayden offers tips for dealing with impostor syndrome, a feeling that's far too common in open source projects.
4 comments Posted 18 Aug 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed
Open source on the seven seas
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.
0 comments Posted 18 Aug 2015 by Mikey Ariel (Red Hat) Feed
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.
2 comments Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
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.
7 comments Posted 2 Jun 2015 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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
2 comments Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
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.
0 comments Posted 9 Apr 2015 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
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
0 comments Posted 25 Feb 2015 by Noel Peatfield Feed
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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.
6 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Elizabeth K. Joseph Feed