Code for America: accepting applications for 2011 fellows program
Jun 21, 2010 GMT
Found this gem in my overflowing, post-vacation in-box today:
Code for America is a new non-profit organization, loosely based on Teach for America, which recruits talented web professionals to give a year of service building technology for city governments. We are now accepting applications for its 2011 fellows program. We're seeking developers, designers, product managers, data wranglers and researchers who wants to make a difference. It's a unique opportunity to build a new generation of Gov 2.0 apps to make city governments... more »
POSSE Worchester State
Jun 07, 2010 GMT
POSSE Worchester State, the Red Hat-sponsored open source bootcamp for professors, starts tomorrow. Our blogger Bruce Byfield more »
SC10: Take advantage of Education, Diversity, and Volunteer Programs
Jun 03, 2010 GMT
Thought you couldn't afford SuperComputing 2010? Rethink it! In addition to job fairs and networking opportunities, SC10 announced that it will have education, diversity, and volunteer programs at the November 13-19 event in New Orleans. The... more »
Ohio LinuxFest Call for Presentations Open
Jun 01, 2010 GMT
Thanks to Mackenzie 'maco' Morgan for submitting this:
The Call For Presentations is open for exactly one month more!
Prior speaking experience is not necessary. It was the first place I ever gave a technical presentation, and the crowd is very welcoming of first-time speakers. This conference's audience is very broad, so the speaker committee tries to get a nice spread of topics. System administrators, developers, and desktop users all attend, and really, over the last two years I've noticed... more »
7 Tips to help your friends move to Linux
May 28, 2010 GMT
One of my favorite geek shirts is my ZaReason 'Friends help friends use Linux' shirt, which I was in the mood to wear last night after I helped my friend move to Linux. My non-technical friend was suffering from a sickly Windows Vista PC. She'd caught herself a nasty virus (she blames an old Red Hot Chili Peppers video, but we'll never know for sure). Other people had suggested that my budget-conscious friend move to Linux.
Tip #1: Don't tell your... more »
Open Source Security Galore
May 18, 2010 GMT
Cynthia Harvey rounds up 50 Open Source Tools to Replace Popular Security Software. I feel more secure already.
(Thanks to Carla over on LinuxPlanet for the link!)
Video Editing With Kdenlive
May 13, 2010 GMT
Akkana Peck posted a Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive tutorial over on LinuxPlanet. She makes it sound soooo easy, I guess I'll add this to my list of things to learn (right below the 'hook up your handy new turntable and turn all your fabulous Hank Williams and Ramones vinyl into convenient MP3s').