If you’re like me, you aren’t very familiar with open source. When I started working for IT-oLogy over a year ago, I had never heard of it. POSSCON came around, and I had to get on board quickly! Once I started learning more, though, I realized open source is behind a lot of the technology we use every day! I use Twitter everyday. I use Firefox all the time. Did you know those are both open source?
What makes open source so different? First, it’s a non-proprietary form of hardware and software. This means that it is not locked down with a license. Second, developers can change and alter it to make it better and fix bugs.
Want to learn more? Check out our FREE opportunities in May and June! Register for any of them by emailing email@example.com!
-Every Wednesday: Come by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a tour of the Open IT Lab and a chance to try stuff out!
-May 2: Micro-controllers – SparkFun’s Inventor’s Kit workshop (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) (Space is very limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability)
-May 5: Drupal 101 – Hello Drupal! (9:30 a.m. – Noon)
-Digital Design 101: An Introduction to GIMP DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
-June 6: Open Source 101 (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)