Open Source Week at SitePoint

Since you stumbled across this blog, you either know me well, or know the projects I’m involved in. Keeping this in mind, you might have had to deal with anything remotely related to Open Source. defines it in a simple manner:

The term “open source” refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.

The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Today, however, “open source” designates a broader set of values—what we call “the open source way.” Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.

I have been writing at SitePoint since May 2014 and working as a Community Lead since late 2015. For many years SitePoint has been a proud supporter of Open Source. Open is in the DNA of many topics we cover by design; GitHub alone is evidence enough, as it’s pretty much a standard tool for most developers nowadays.

Last year, we brought Sourcehunt to life to help potential contributors find great open source projects and vice versa. SitePoint proudly sponsored OSCAL and helped open source communities organize their own meetups as well, among the our semi-regular SitePoint Albania meetups. In fact, SitePoint itself runs on the most popular open source CMS platform. You might have heard of it — WordPress.

With IoT Week earlier this year, we had our first themed week at SitePoint dedicated to the Internet of Things. All week long, we covered the exciting cutting edge topics of the IoT scene across our channels at SitePoint. There seemed to be great interest and for many it was a conversation starter.

We were eager to organize another week like that, but this time focused on everything Open Source. Enter Open Source Week.

Open Source Week

During the week of 21st – 27th November you can immerse yourself in open sourced goodness, from a variety of channels of your liking. Over 20 handpicked articles await to be read. Just keep looking for the osw tag to stay in the loop with Open Source Week. Also, ff you want to share the love on social media, #OpenSourceWeek is the hashtag you are looking for.
Furthermore, our great JavaScript editor Jim Hibbard broke the ice with his editorial earlier this week, dedicated to Open Source Week.

So, let me not hold you any longer. Enjoy Open Source Week and remember: Sharing is Caring