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Code for America: accepting applications for 2011 fellows program

Jun 21, 2010 GMT

Found this gem in my overflowing, post-vacation in-box today:Code for America is a new non-profit organization, loosely based on Teach for America, which recruits talented web professionals to give a year of service building technology for city governments. We are now accepting applications for its 2011 fellows program. We're seeking developers, designers, product managers, data wranglers and researchers who wants to make a difference. It's a unique opportunity to build a new generation of Gov 2.0 apps to make city governments work better. CfA fellows get a crash course in how cities work, mentorship and networking with the top names in tech and government, and a platform to launch...
POSSE Worchester State

Jun 07, 2010 GMT

POSSE Worchester State, the Red Hat-sponsored open source bootcamp for professors, starts tomorrow. Our blogger Bruce Byfield wrote about the event last year. I first heard about POSSE at the Community Leadership Summit last summer, when I met Mel Chua. (That just reminded me to register for CLS!)Check out Mel's blog to hear more about what happens at POSSE Worchester State.
SC10: Take advantage of Education, Diversity, and Volunteer Programs

Jun 03, 2010 GMT

Thought you couldn't afford SuperComputing 2010? Rethink it! In addition to job fairs and networking opportunities, SC10 announced that it will have education, diversity, and volunteer programs at the November 13-19 event in New Orleans. The announcement says, "In keeping with the theme for this year’s conference, 'The Future of Discovery,' SC10 is now offering opportunities to students, faculty, and emerging leaders from groups traditionally underrepresented in computing to discover the international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and...
Ohio LinuxFest Call for Presentations Open

Jun 01, 2010 GMT

Thanks to Mackenzie 'maco' Morgan for submitting this:The Call For Presentations is open for exactly one month more! Prior speaking experience is not necessary. It was the first place I ever gave a technical presentation, and the crowd is very welcoming of first-time speakers. This conference's audience is very broad, so the speaker committee tries to get a nice spread of topics. System administrators, developers, and desktop users all attend, and really, over the last two years I've noticed it's the desktop-user focused talks which are really lacking in the proposals. So, if you think you can't possibly have something technical enough to say in front of all these people without sounding...
7 Tips to help your friends move to Linux

May 28, 2010 GMT

One of my favorite geek shirts is my ZaReason 'Friends help friends use Linux' shirt, which I was in the mood to wear last night after I helped my friend move to Linux. My non-technical friend was suffering from a sickly Windows Vista PC. She'd caught herself a nasty virus (she blames an old Red Hot Chili Peppers video, but we'll never know for sure). Other people had suggested that my budget-conscious friend move to Linux. Tip #1: Don't tell your non-technical friends to move to Linux. Please, just don't do this. If you do this, you set them up to hate it. Your friend might be like my friend, who just wants her email, music, and internet to work. My friend doesn't want to install,...
Open Source Security Galore

May 18, 2010 GMT

Cynthia Harvey rounds up 50 Open Source Tools to Replace Popular Security Software. I feel more secure already.(Thanks to Carla over on LinuxPlanet for the link!)
Video Editing With Kdenlive

May 13, 2010 GMT

Akkana Peck posted a Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive tutorial over on LinuxPlanet. She makes it sound soooo easy, I guess I'll add this to my list of things to learn (right below the 'hook up your handy new turntable and turn all your fabulous Hank Williams and Ramones vinyl into convenient MP3s').
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