Lauren is a strategist and editor for She is fascinated by how open source principles can help solve all types of problems, particularly those involving local government and citizen engagement. When she's not digging into the data, she loves going on adventures with her family and German shepherd rescue dog, Quailford.

Authored Content

Family learning and reading together at night in a room

These open source boredom busters will keep kids of all ages busy having fun.
Twitter birds

Influential and inspiring developer advocates, sysadmins, and open source leaders to follow in 2020.
Old UNIX computer

Take our poll to let us know what programming language you learned first. Share your earliest programming memories in the comments.
Education is essential to being a sysadmin, developer, or any type of IT professional

Learn how to incorporate open source principles and technology into the classroom.
A dollar sign in a network

Find the right solution for you in this roundup of open source budgeting tools. Plus, learn about an open source tax preparation software.

Contributed Content

Community awards

Thank you to all of our community members.
Terminal window with green text

We asked our community to tell us about their experience with terminal emulators. Here are a few of the responses we received. Take our poll to weigh in on your favorite.