What is Open Source? Open source usually refers to software that is: • Released with source code • Under a license that ensures that derivative workswill also be available as source code • Protects certain rights of the original authors • Prohibits restrictions on how who can use code
Linux/UNIXDNSMySQL,PostgresApache, NGINXPHP, Perl,Ruby, PythonCMS,Drupal,WordPressBrowserOpen source is theengine that powersmost of theInternet! 71% 77% 54% 72% 60% 60% 60%
Linux Use Rising Rapidly Linux Foundation Survey 2012 • 1,893 Large-Enterprise Administrators Surveyed • Linux use increased at expense of UNIX Windows • 84% prefer using Linux and are expanding usage • 8 out of 10 adding more Linux Servers in 2012/13 • 75% have “Big Data” concerns, plan Linux solutions • More than 2/3 consider Linux to be more securethan other Operating System options
What You Need Getting an OSS job (typically) requires 3-4 things: • Some education (college, tech school) • Experience (chicken vs. egg problem) • Provable Passion (book, articles, blog etc.) • Independent proof of your skill-set You probably have the ﬁrst one… But what about the rest?
Getting Experience Experience doesn’t just happen – You Have to Pursue It! Do you have any of these in your life? • A Religious Organization? • A Special Interest Group or Club? • An Alumni Organization? • A Group of Peers? They all need I.T. support, services, email, calendar, awebsite etc., Right?
Getting Experience Does your College/University have: • A Computer Lab? • Student Clubs or organizations? • Sororities and Fraternities? Apply for a job/volunteer with one or more… You won’t get paid much, but it’s great experienceand you can put it on your resume!
Join an Open Source Project Go ﬁnd and research Open Source Projects Ask questions and see what they need done Volunteer to do something and do it well Get known for your work (Are You Google-able?) Put your participation on your resume.
Demonstrate Your Passion If I am a Hiring Manager and you tell me: “I love Linux and Open Source and want a job.” I WILL Google you -- what will I ﬁnd? Your “I LOVE LINUX” blog? Pictures of you volunteering at OSS events? Your HowTo Videos and Articles?
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