Well-known open source projects

Someone asked me this week: "What are some examples of open source software that most non-technical people have heard of?" I had a few answers off the top of my head, but not nearly enough. Anyone that uses a computer likely interacts with hundreds of open source components every day.

May 14, 2015

Open Source Basics

I stumbled across this great open source basics video while preparing some materials for the GitHub sales team. It gives a pretty good introduction to open source by comparing it to a family cookie recipe.

May 14, 2015 opensource

On the importance of junk drawers

Create junk drawers; for things, for ideas, for time, for relationships. Make space for things that don't fit in. Let all the things that don't belong gather in one place. You may be surprised at what emerges to demand its own place.

March 18, 2015 observation

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I am Brandon Keepers.
I build Internet things,
work at GitHub,
and live in Holland, MI.