In this interview with Pia Mancini, I investigate the technologies and background of DemocracyOS, a platform for open government.
The life of a community manager is challenging and rewarding. Building systematic ways to engage a community and understanding why they value being part of the group they've chosen is what I find most challenging. Celebrating the successes of the community is what I’ve found most rewarding.
When I first started working at ByWater Solutions the company was in its infancy, and as such couldn't afford a full time employee, but that didn't stop them from hiring me. ByWater Solutions provides support, hosting, training, and development for the Koha open source integrated library system.... Read more
Paying talented developers to write high quality code isn't cheap; why on Earth would you then turn around and give that code to your competitors? Turns out, there's probably a competitive advantage in doing so.
Last week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source—they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source projects and for teams that are part of open source businesses. This week, we'll publish articles from open source professionals who have been working in the... Read more
The Friday afternoon I received an offer for an internship at Red Hat was hands down one of the most important days of my career. Every time people asked me where I was working and I saw their reactions when I told them, I knew I was in a fortunate position.
We're back with keynote coverage on Day 3 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.
Milind Bhandarkar gives a talk about open source and big data at Great Wide Open 2014
Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python.
It is possible to build a business around open source. It's not easy, but it can be done. Patrick McFadin talks to us about how.