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Why get involved in open source development?

5.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Forget Halloween, October is all about Hacktoberfest! The annual event is a great reminder of all the reasons to get involved with open source development, shining light on the growing community of students, developers and businesses making exciting contributions.   What is open source development?  Opensource software (OSS) is software where the source code is available publicly, for anyone to view, modify, and enhance. These projects welcome collaboration and encourage anyone who wants to get involved to modify, develop and use the software for any purpose.   People who give time to opensource projects are called contributors and people who create or manage these projects are called maintainers. The projects themselves are typically hosted…

Stay ‘Appy, Avoid Rejection

9.9.2014 by Jenn Granger

Oh rejection, why are you the worst?? We’ve all been there – unpublished articles you wrote, family holidays you weren’t invited on (don’t ask), the boy you fancied like mad in nursery school who went out with your best mate…