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Open source moves from accepted to expected

Dwight Merriman is executive chairman and co-founder at MongoDB, an open source document database. Prior to MongoDB, Dwight was also co-founder at DoubleClick and Panther Express (CDNetworks). In this interview, Dwight discusses open source and how it has moved from being accepted to expected.

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Coding is fun! Europe Code Week is back

Europe Code Week is organized by Neelie Kroes’ Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission and runs from October 11 – 17 this year. It’s a program all about teaching kids and adults how to code and understand more about technology.

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Elasticsearch director tells us how the magic happens

Leslie Hawthorn is a well known figure in open source and chances are you’ve heard or attended one of her talks. Prior to her talk at the All Things Open conference, coming up in October this year, I asked her a few questions about her passion for open source and community management. In this interview, Leslie discusses big data, Elasticsearch, and more.

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Project Gado: On a mission to digitize and share the world’s visual history

Thomas Smith will be speaking at OSCON 2014 about Project Gado. He has always wanted to be an inventor, and I spoke with him about what it’s like to work as a technology consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this interview, Thomas tells me more about how Project Gado came to life, how the Gado community evolved, and how open source is applied to everything.

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CloudBees programmer on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python. It was Python that introduced him to the world of open source, and from there, as he learned more about open source and the dynamics of community-based development, he never looked back.

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What is open knowledge and how do you spread it?

Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this year. This time she tells me what it’s like to bring to fruition an event like OKFestival 2014, organised by Open Knowledge. How does a gathering organized by one organisation (and a small team) reach out to the global ecosystem of open communities? How can participants co-create its message and mission?

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It’s better to share with functional programming

Katie Miller is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat for the open source Platform as a Service, OpenShift, and co-founder of the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming. She has a passion for language and linguistics, but also for the open source way. In this interview, Katie shares with me how she moved from journalism to a job in technology. Also, how she got introduced to functional programming, the Haskell programming language, and how open source is part of her daily life.

Talking open source software and Arduino-powered jackets at Mozilla Festival. London, UK. Photo by Sammy James Dodds. (CC BY 2.0) 1

The daily mission to spread open data at Open Knowledge

Beatrice Martini is the Event Manager at Open Knowledge. With a successful event behind her, the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva (2013), she is now organizing the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin that will take place July 15 – 17. In this interview, she shares with me what a regular day at Open Knowledge looks like, highlights from the Open Knowledge Conference, and what she envisions for the upcoming Open Knowledge Festival.