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  • Can you hack it? The importance of hackathons

    Back in the summer of 1999, 10 programmers from around the globe congregated in a room in Calgary, Alberta, to work on the obscure open source operating system known as OpenBSD. This was, in fact, the first ever recorded hackathon – a portmanteau of the words ‘hack’ and ‘marathon’ – anywhere in the world. Since…

  • Fynd Organizes Hackxagon, an Open Source Challenge for Its Engineers

    As an initiative to give back to the open source community, Fynd, the unique fashion e-commerce portal had launched gofynd.io, a few months ago. This project enabled the engineers of the fashion e-commerce portal to learn new technologies, improve the core infrastructure and enhance the Fynd platform. However, Fynd wanted to streamline the open sourcing process for which, the fashion e-commerce portal introduced Fynd Hackxagon—Open Source Challenge. The tech team open-sourced 13 projects in a day that were later made available in the Fynd GitHub public account.

  • South African Linux and Postgres conferences planned for October

    The South African open source, Linux, and Postgres community will be treated to two conferences in October – LinuxConf on 8 October and PostgresConf on 9 October.

    LinuxConf is a one-day conference in Johannesburg aimed at the Linux and open source community.

    Topics covered at LinuxConf will include Linux Kernel and OS, Linux distributions, virtualisation, system administration, open source applications, networking, and development environments.

    PostgresConf is aimed at the database administration and developer community, where they will exchange ideas and learn about the features and upcoming trends within PostgreSQL.

  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E14.5 – Fourteen and a Half Pound Budgie - Ubuntu Podcast

    This show was recorded in front of a live studio audience at FOSS Talk Live on Saturday 9th June 2018! We take you on a 40 year journey through our time trumpet and contribute to some open source projects for the first time and discuss the outcomes.

  • EzeeLinux Show 18.23 | Ubuntu is NOT Spying on You!

    We take a look at Ubuntu’s data collection and talk about how it effects you. I also comment on some goings on in the Linux YouTube community and look at the new EzeeLinux web server.

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