Phil Shapiro has been an educator, teaching students from pre-school to graduate school for the past 30 years. He currently works at a public library in the Washington, DC area, helping youth and adults use 27 Linux stations. Between 2007 and 2012, he blogged for PC World magazine on various technology topics and currently writes for Ars Technica, MAKE magazine, FOSS Force, TechSoup for Libraries, and Visit him at his antique ebook store. For more about Phil, follow him on Twitter and see his videos on YouTube.

Updated resume (2020)

Authored Content

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Wouldn't it be great if you asked an open source question at a library reference desk and was met...
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Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source...
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When people are experiencing hardship in their lives, Phil Shapiro tries to lessen their burden...
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How to build a Linux laptop to help an immigrant family learn English.
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OSCON speaker Ian Varley talks about the nuances and effects of open source culture.