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  • A hands-on look at SparkFun's new Spectacle kit July 20, 2017
    As an artist and technology teacher, I jumped at the opportunity to test out SparkFun's new Spectacle kit. Spectacle is based entirely around the idea that artists shouldn't need to spend years studying electronics in order to use them in their art. To aid me in my review, I enlisted the help of Sophia, one […]
    Cyanide Cupcake
  • How open is your organization? July 20, 2017
    The open organization community at is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its newest resource: The Open Organization Maturity Model. read more
  • The truth about sysadmins July 20, 2017
    You've probably heard many stereotypes about system administrators and the job itself. Like most stereotypes, they have varying levels of accuracy, so it's worth digging a little deeper if you're considering a career change. Here's the truth about are some of the things you may have heard about network and system administration. read more
  • Does your software development team use scrum? July 20, 2017
    To scale successfully, every software development team needs to have a plan in place to plan and manage their work, and open source is no different. For many software teams, a scrum methodology is the framework they use for project management. Scrum is all about making development agile while keeping work sprints on a regular, fixed cadence […]
    Jason Baker
  • Neo4j in your own software: Very basic Perl hacking July 19, 2017
    In the prior articles in this series, we've looked at the fundamentals of graph databases and installed and started using Neo4j, a popular open source graph database. In this final article, we'll write some Perl code to do the same things as we did in the second article and point you to some other libraries for […]
  • If you were on a desert island, which license would you take with you? July 19, 2017
    First, we need to ask ourselves why we should bother choosing a license? Are you: presenting your software to the public? representing your software in a way that leads others to believe they can copy it or build on it? Then, yes, you should choose a license. Be fair to your visitors and back up […]
  • Learn IRC commands with new cheat sheet July 19, 2017
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    Rikki Endsley
  • Lessons in OpenStack: New tutorials and how-tos July 18, 2017
    If you're working in open source cloud infrastructure, there's a good chance that you're working with OpenStack. And OpenStack is no small thing to learn about. Made up of dozens of related projects working together to power your cloud infrastructure needs, even those immersed in OpenStack every day need good resources for keeping up. read […]
    Jason Baker
  • How do we fix the state of technical documentation? July 18, 2017
    Over 90% of respondents to a recent GitHub survey said that one of the top problems with open source projects is incomplete or confusing documentation. What can we do to fix it? GitHub users identified poor documentation as one of the top problems with #opensource projects. How can we fix it? read more
  • Top 4 reasons I use dwm for my Linux window manager July 18, 2017
    I like minimalistic views. If I could run everything in a terminal I would. It's free from shiny stuff that hogs my resources and distracts my feeble mind. I also grow tired of resizing and moving windows, never getting them to align perfectly. read more