We often advise graduates to get involved in open source software development and have been involved in various schemes and events to encourage involvement in the industry.

We were recently asked by an undergraduate what the best way to get started was and one of our members, Denise Wood, kindly pointed out this post which is highly recommended for anyone interested in open source software development.

I would also recommend reading Ben Evans description of open source software.

Finally it’s also worth having a look at my reasons why it’s a bonus to get involved while still at university.

Barry Cranford