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Ideas become stronger with open source


This simple yet powerful belief has transformed technology. But it doesn’t end there. Open Source Stories celebrates how community, meritocracy, and a free exchange of ideas can unlock potential across a range of disciplines. We hope these stories inspire others to embrace open source in their own work and communities.

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The science of collective discovery

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How is open hardware helping people make groundbreaking scientific discoveries?

The key to coding progress

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Saron Yitbarek makes the case that it’s not just code that moves the tech industry forward—it’s also emotion.

Jewelbots

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Sara Chipps discusses innovative ways to get young girls excited about coding.

Lessons learned from teaching young coders

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Femi Owolade-Coombes discusses how the power of open source and community can unlock potential for young coders.

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E-nable

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A global community of volunteers design, fabricate, and distribute open source 3-D-printed prosthetics for free.

The physical future of open source

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Alicia Gibb talks about bringing open source to a new layer of products through open source hardware.

Penn Manor

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An IT director, teachers, administrators, and students help bring an open educational model and a 1:1 laptop program to Penn Manor High School.

Road to A.I.

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Self-driving cars are here, and it’s starting to get weird. This is a story about data, decisions, and the future of an entire industry.

Open agriculture

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Caleb Harper discusses how open source technology is changing agriculture.

CO.LAB: The future is collaborative

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CO.LAB teaches students how to solve problems, share ideas, and create collaboratively.

Open source hardware and innovation

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Nathan Seidle discusses how open source is good for both humanity and business.

Because we had to

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A mammoth laser cutter. An Arduino development kit. A hackerspace. Three women making art with open hardware.

Art of exchange

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How is Tate Exchange at Tate Modern using open source principles to transform itself into a 21st-century museum?

A.I. Revolutionaries

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Intelligent machines are taking over. But not how you might think. Meet the people behind the AI revolution.

The open patient

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Two brain cancer patients open their healthcare journeys for all to see.

SPARKcon

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What happens when you close city streets for a weekend and turn over control to creative people?

Girl Develop It

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Corinne Warnshuis talks about creating open source opportunities for women.

InMoov robots for good

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Richard Hulskes discusses his favorite project and how the open source mindset is radically changing hardware development.