Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bringing Linux to your car's dashboard, investing in diversity outreach, and more



WEEKLY NEWS

FROM THE ARCHIVES

OPEN SOURCE EVENTS

Here's what's coming up:

  • OW2con'13 focuses on innovation developments in open-source, storage-related solutions. The summit is Oct. 22-24 in Santa Clara, CA.

  • London Open Government Summit 2013 is the fifth edition of the annual community event that brings together technology experts, software architects, IT developers, project managers and decision-makers from 50 countries around the world. It takes place Nov. 12-14 in Paris-Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

  • Check out the events calendar to see other upcoming open source events and submit your own!


When open source communities invest in diversity outreach, everyone benefits says Jessica McKellar, director of the Python Software Foundation. Jessica explains how she increased the number of women participants in the Boston Python user group.


Drupal core co-maintainer Angie Byron has her finger on the pulse of the Drupal community, helping to manage over 1,600 contributors from all over the world. In this interview, Angie shares the top five things she loves about Drupal.


A new project by free music composition and notation software provider MuseScore aims to make all 50,000 of the scores on its site available in Braille.