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5 Ways to Invigorate Education with Raspberry Pi

Recently I was invited to talk to a group of eighth grade students about the Raspberry Pi. Of the 15 students and three teachers there, only a few had heard of the Raspberry Pi. None had ever held one in their hand, nor did they know how to set one up or even where to look for information to do so. I spent 40 minutes talking to them and inviting them to explore the Raspberry Pi and the wealth of high-quality, open source software that comes with it. They were energized and eager to learn more...I think something needs to be done, so I am inviting fellow open source advocates to join me in making minor investments in their communities to move the ball forward.

How Gratipay Helps Solve the 'Free Rider' Problem

Open source has come a long way, but the "free rider" problem still exists. In a lightning talk at All Things Open, Chad Whitacre shared how his company, Gratipay, is helping companies pay for open source software. While companies like Red Hat have figured out how to make open source development sustainable, Whitacre points out that there are still big parts of the open source ecosystem that aren't sustainable. These projects are plagued by what he calls the "free rider" problem...

How to Grow Healthy Open Source Project Infrastructures

In 2013 I joined the OpenStack Infrastructure team. In the four years I spent with the team, I learned a considerable amount about the value of hosting an infrastructure for an open source project in the open itself. In 2014 I gave a talk at All Things Open and was interviewed by Jason Baker about how we'd done our systems administration in the open. My involvement on this team led me to advocate for systems administrators to use revision control and learn about tools for working with a distributed team. At the OpenStack Summit in Austin in 2016, our team did a talk on navigating the open source OpenStack Infrastructure...

Jono Bacon's Top Open Source Conference Picks for 2017

Many of you reading this will be fans of open source who would love to get out and meet open source leaders, companies, and users at conferences. With most of us having to prioritize conferences either due to budgetary or family reasons (or both), knowing which events we should prioritize can be difficult. I have spent my career treading the boards from conference to conference all over the world, so I figured I would share some of the conferences that I would heartily recommend for 2017...

Community Leadership Summit 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 6, 2017 - 10:30am - May 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States

The Community Leadership Summit 2017 is a free conference designed to foster community and collaboration by bringing together community leaders, managers and organizers, as well as the projects and organizations, to discuss building effective communities through community management, relations and online collaboration. The event is designed with an "open summit" nature to allow for a wide-ranging set of topics and also for active attendee participation. The Community Leadership Summit will be held the weekend before OSCON in the same venue and will feature a number of speakers from the open source community in a mixed format that includes keynotes, unconference sessions, and panel discussions...

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All Things Open 2019

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 13, 2019 (All day) - October 15, 2019 (All day)

All Things Open is the largest open technology event on the East Coast. It is a polyglot technology conference focusing on the tools, processes and people making open source possible. Target audience includes designers, developers, decision makers, entrepreneurs and technologists of all types and skill levels. More than 240 speakers from around the world will present at more than 250 sessions. Conference organizers expect over 4,000 participants to attend the conference. 

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