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How Men and Women Approach Open Source Differently

With open source software becoming more and more a requirement for job searchers, job seekers are finding that it is critical to becoming a part of this community. Many would rather see a GitHub profile than a CV. But currently, only about 10 percent of open source contributors are women. For this...
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Seven Remarkable Takeaways From Massive Kubernetes Conference

The 8,000 attendees attending the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s(CNCF) KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Kubernetes conference this week in Seattle demonstrated the exponential growth in interest in this complex, technical combination of open source technologies. I attend many technology conferences,...
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Nithya Ruff
Nithya Ruff talks with Swapnil Bhartiya about Comcast’s contributions to open source and more.

Nithya Ruff on Open Source Contributions Beyond Code

Sometimes when we think about open source, we focus on the code and forget that there are other equally important ways to contribute. Nithya Ruff, Senior Director, Open Source Practice at Comcast, knows that contributions can come in many forms. “Contribution can come in the form of code or in the...
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This year’s LiFT recipients represent the potential for greatness in future participation in the open source community. Learn more.

The Linux Foundation Awards 31 Open Source Training Scholarships

The Linux Foundation training (LiFT) program provides advanced open source training to existing and aspiring IT professionals from around the world who might not have the means for specialized training. Since 2011, the Linux Foundation has awarded 106 training scholarships worth over $220...
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At Open Source Summit, Linux creator Linus Torvalds sat down with VMware's Dirk Hohndel to discuss hardware, code complexity, kernel maintenance, and more.

Open Source Summit: Innovation, Allies, and Open Development

August was an exciting month for Linux and open source, with the release of Linux kernel 4.18, a new ebook offering practical advice for enterprise open source, and the formation of the Academy Software Foundation. And, to cap it off, we ended the month with a successful Open Source Summit event...
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Diversity Empowerment Summit provides insights, ideas, and examples to help open source projects and professionals adopt inclusive practices.

Diversity Empowerment Summit Highlights Importance of Allies

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as projects compete to attract more talent to power development efforts now as well as build their ranks to carry the projects into the future. The Diversity Empowerment Summit co-located with Open Source Summit coming up in Vancouver August 29-31, will offer...
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Tips for Hiring Women in Tech

I fully believe that diverse teams are better teams. As a female CEO I thought it would be easier for me to find strong female candidates than other male founders, but historically, we have received 95% male applicants for all job postings which has led to a male-dominated team. ... Diversity...
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Becoming a 10x Developer

When I was first learning to play water polo, a coach told me something I’ve never forgotten. He said, “Great players make everyone around them look like great players.” A great player can catch any pass, anticipating imperfect throws and getting into position. When they make a return pass, they...
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This Week in Numbers: Discrimination in the Tech Industry

Regardless of their sex, one in three people would recommend an employer even if they had seen discrimination while working there. That is one takeaway from the Dice Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018. Based on a survey of US and UK tech professionals using Dice or and eFinancialCareers, the...
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10 Principles of Resilience for Women in Tech

Women in technology roles have dropped from its peak in 1991 at 36% to 25% today, according to a report by NCWIT. Harvard Business Review estimates that more than half of the women in tech will eventually leave due to hostile work conditions. Meanwhile, Ernst & Young recently shared a study and...
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