France Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
To learn more about open-source technology in France, there are several resources available online. Here are some suggestions:
  1. Join the French open-source community: There are several online communities of open-source enthusiasts in France. Some of the popular ones include:
  • Open Source School: This is a community of students, professionals, and individuals who are passionate about open-source technology. They organize workshops, hackathons, and other events to promote open-source in France.

  • Open World Forum: This is an annual conference that brings together experts in open-source technology from around the world. It is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with like-minded individuals.

  • French Open Source Association: This is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of open-source technology in France. They provide training, consulting, and other services to individuals and companies interested in open-source.

  1. Attend open-source events and conferences: There are several open-source events and conferences held in France throughout the year. Attending these events is a great way to learn about the latest trends in open-source technology and network with other professionals. Some of the popular events include:
  • Paris Open Source Summit: This is an annual event that brings together over 5,000 professionals and enthusiasts from the open-source community. It includes keynote speeches, workshops, and roundtable discussions.

  • Solutions Linux: This is another annual event that focuses on open-source technology and solutions. It attracts over 10,000 attendees and features over 250 exhibitors.

  • Capitole du Libre: This is a free event that focuses on open-source software, culture, and communities. It includes talks, workshops, and an exhibition area.

  1. Read open-source publications: There are several online publications and blogs that cover open-source technology in France. Some of the popular ones include:
  • This is a French website that covers open-source technology news, events, and tutorials. It is a great resource for staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry.

  • LeMagIT: This is a French online publication that covers open-source technology and related topics. It includes articles, interviews, and opinion pieces.

  • Open Source Today: This is an online magazine that covers open-source technology in France and beyond. It includes news, reviews, and tutorials.

Notable technologists from France throughout history include:

  1. Blaise Pascal: Pascal was a mathematician, physicist, and inventor who made significant contributions to the development of the mechanical calculator and probability theory.

  2. Gustave Eiffel: Eiffel was an engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower and several other notable structures, including the Statue of Liberty.

  3. Louis Pasteur: Pasteur was a microbiologist and chemist who made significant contributions to the understanding of germ theory and the development of vaccines.

  4. Claude Shannon: Shannon was an American mathematician and electrical engineer who was born in Petoskey, Michigan, but whose mother was from France. He is considered one of the founders of digital circuit design theory and information theory.

  5. François Flückiger: Flückiger is a French computer scientist who made significant contributions to the development of the World Wide Web. He was the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) from 2001 to 2013.

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