The benefits of adopting a new approach to hiring cannot be overstated. Stephen O’Grady, co-founder of RedMonk, perhaps best states this imperative in his book, The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World:

"Businesses that will be successful over the next decade will be those that understand and appreciate the importance of developers. Whether they’re lowering costs and accelerating infrastructure, building the applications that make a platform more compelling, or leveraging the APIs that drive revenues, developers will be the determining factor between success and failure."

As the nonprofit consortium behind Linux, and the largest open source project in the history of computing, The Linux Foundation has a deep knowledge of the world of open source developers, its culture, and its business applications. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation supports its member companies and the open source developer community, sponsoring events and open source projects that bring companies in direct contact with some of the most respected open source developers from around the world. If you want to learn for those developers that are creating Docker, Cloud Foundry, OPNFV, and so much more, you should be involved with The Linux Foundation. We also work with and employ some of the world's most elite programmers, including the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds. 



Developer-Centric Events

Many industry events are keyed toward product marketing and business development executives and will offer little chance for a company to connect with open source developers. Companies looking to connect with and recruit open source developers are going to events that are designed for open source developers or skilled systems administrators. The Linux Foundation sponsors and produces events for the leading open source technologies so that developers can work directly with the project maintainers or become one themselves. 

  • ApacheCon
  • Apache: Big Data
  • Linux Plumbers Conference
  • Tizen Developer Conference
  • Xen Project Developer Summit
  • OPNFV Plugfest

Do you want to interact with peers and share ideas on how open source software should be developed? Then attend a Linux Foundation developer event and get on your way to improving your marketability and learning about open source software from the experts, like the founder of Docker, Solomon Hykes, who spoke at The Linux Foundation's Cloud Open event.



Training and Compliance Resources

The Linux Foundation has a mandate to train the next generation of open source developers. To carry out this mandate, we created an open source training program packed full of comprehensive Linux and open source software development courses that are vendor-neutral, direct from the source, technically advanced, and tailored to suit your needs.

The Linux Foundation Training program is:

  • For the community, by the community
  • The most up to date with advances in the Linux kernel
  • Built by Linux experts to be technically advanced

To be a good open source developer, it is critical to have a working knowledge of open source licensing and compliance. Compliance Basics for Developers is designed to teach software developers and producers why it is important to add copyrights and licenses to their code, as well as how to do so.

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