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📆 Techspo - August 31 - September 1 | London
TECHSPO London brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.
📆 The Linux Foundation Europe Member Summit September 18 | Bilboa, Spain
Where LF Europe participants foster collaboration, open innovation & partnerships to advance Europe-wide open source strategy and mobilise resources in their organisations to collaboratively influence the largest shared technology investment of our time.
📰 White House launches AI cyber challenge to identify and fix open-source software vulnerabilities
"Teams that compete in the DARPA-led challenge will be able to win for prizes worth a total of more than $25 million."
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📰 New group creates OpenTF, a fork of HashiCorp's Terraform
"Earlier this month HashiCorp announced that it was changing the open source license it uses for Terraform and its other developer tools. The change triggered an uproar in the open source community. On Friday, a splinter group announced it was developing an open source fork of Terraform, and officially launched the OpenTF project."
“I didn’t intend to stay in tech when I got into it, but the people are what really kept me here. In this career, you get to continue working with the same people in different ways. In open source, you get to work with your competitors. I have friendly relationships with people who work at companies that are our technical competitors, and that’s normal. That’s the way this industry is supposed to work." - Rikki Endsley
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→ 📖 Diving Into the GitHub Octerships program with OpenSauced "In my last blog post, I shared how I got selected for the GitHub Octernships program and how you can too. If you haven't read it yet, you can check it out here. For this post, I'll talk about what I actually did in the Octernship, how it helped me improve as an open source developer and grow professionally."
→ 📖 What Does an Open Source Triage Team Do? "You might have seen the word triage thrown around when talking about open source. Maybe you wondered what it meant and how that role impacts open source. If we think of open source like a journey, then the role of someone on the triage team is an explorer who helps to discover hidden challenges and helps to chart a path forward."
→ 📖 How to build a blog with NextJs 13, Typescript, and Tailwind CSS
🎤→ Data-Driven Decisions: Uncovering the Key Metrics Shaping OSS
"In this episode of the podcast, Grizz sits down with Brian Douglas, CEO, of OpenSauced to talk about his OSFF talk: "Data-Driven Decisions: Uncovering the Key Metrics Shaping Success in OSS". We talk about his developer evangelist journey, open source project analytics, accessing talent, and a little Steph Curry."
→ 📽 GitHub's Impact on the Open Source Ecosystem "Gregor, a staff software engineer at GitHub, shares his journey into open source and how he became involved in projects like Hoodie and Greenkeeper. We also discuss the power of GitHub apps and the impact they have on the developer community.
📆 OpenSauced Weekly Chat, Every Tuesday in Discord, 12p EDT. All things open source chat. Let us know what questions you have, what you're working on, and how we can support you!
🎤 Open Source Hour, Twitter Space with BekahHW talking all things open source, answering your questions, and giving you a chance to grab the mic!
Recap: With this challenge, we hope to help contributors enhance their skills, expand their abilities, and gain practical experience over 100 days, as well as support maintainers, onboard more contributors into open source, and expand the OSS community.
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