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How to learn Open Source

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Pick up some required reading

A well-written and thorough book can be an amazing path to build deeper understanding on Open Source and also act as a handbook as you discover the internet's vast resources.

Many resources around the web are based on these books, so they are a great place to start.

Consult places like Goodreads and Amazon to get the widest possible selection, as well as input from other peers on which books to pick.

Work with one of our 11 Open Source mentors available

Self-teaching is a great tool, but working with an experienced mentor can accelerate your learnings by 10x.

Our mentors are hand-picked Open Source experts who will help you learn Open Source and guide you towards your goals.


Full-stack web development can be hard, there's so much to learn. Let me be your full-stack web dev mentor, show you the best tools for the job, and cut your learning curve into a small fraction of what it would take you otherwise. I've been a software engineer, developing and …

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Greetings! My name is Praveen and I am a Software Engineer II at Microsoft. It brings me great pleasure to serve as your mentor and share my expertise to help you achieve your full potential. I am thrilled to offer my guidance and support in areas such as React development, …

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💼 Davide is a Software Engineer @Microsoft and a top-tier mentor for anyone aspiring to break into the big tech industry, scale up their startups, acquire new technical skills, or wish to collaborate on innovative projects. With a rich background as both a Product Manager and Software Engineer, Davide brings …

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I'm a Software Developer since 2008, Data Scientist since 2014, with experience in predictive modeling applied to lending, consumer packaged goods, online advertising, and other industries. Open-source software is a common thread and passion though out my career - I would be happy to mentor anyone actively contributing back to …

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I completed a full spectrum accounting education from my bachelor's, master's, CPA to working at a big accounting firm. This was all in a half-hearted attempt to rebel against my parent's wanting me to be a doctor/lawyer. In the end, I lost years of doing the work I actually love: …

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Work under great Open Source instructors through courses

Get a bit more hands-on with your learning by taking a course. Courses are a great way to get started with Open Source and get a bit more practical experience.

Many courses are also accompanied by a community, which can be a great way to get feedback and help from peers.

Finally, courses can get you beyond the basics of Open Source and into more advanced topics, certifications and even job opportunities.

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