The culture of open source continues to make an impact beyond software and programming. The ethos of open source has helped fuel the makers movement. In the open source convention(#OSCON 2014), speakers reviewed the impact of open source in government, education, manufacturing, and making. The OSCON event is one of the most popular forums reviewing the best of open culture.
It has been cool to see technology conferences including educational tracks. As a community of technology professionals, we know that we need to inspire and engage young makers. We need to find ways to make science, technology, engineering, art, and math exciting, relevant, and meaningful. I think it’s so cool that OSCON included content to help kids get started with computer programming. The first keynote from the conference was given by a young maker. (see video below) To learn more about the educational track of OSCON Kids Day, check out this discussion from FLOSS weekly.
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Thanks to oreillyconf for sharing this photo.