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open source contributors

How to Retain Open Source Contributors

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By Nisha Kumar, open source engineer, VMware I recently wrote about my experience running a developer sprint at this year’s PyCon, the big annual Python conference. But another important side of conference going is the opportunity it affords for impromptu conversations with fellow developers. Specifically, I had an insightful discussion about how to effectively retain open Read more...
OpenFaaS

OpenFaaS Mid-Year Recap

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Here’s some vital information you should know: You can package anything as a serverless function with OpenFaaS. The open source project, founded by VMware’s Alex Ellis, makes serverless functions simple for Docker and Kubernetes so that you can build a scalable, fault-tolerant, event-driven serverless platform for your applications. Now here’s some exciting breaking news: OpenFaaS Read more...
PyCon

Reflections on Running a Development Sprint at PyCon

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By Nisha Kumar, open source engineer, VMware I’m a longtime Python developer, but until this year I had never been to PyCon, the largest international conference for Python users. I went this year because I wanted to run a development sprint for Tern, the open source project that I maintain. PyCon’s development sprints are a Read more...
Open vSwitch

Looking Ahead as Open vSwitch Hits Its First Decade

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Earlier this year, Open vSwitch received the 2018 Software Systems Award at the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) annual Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) in Los Angeles. The award recognizes a software system that’s been instrumental to SDN research. As the co-originator of Open vSwitch, I was honored to receive the award with my colleague Read more...