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Open Source: Executive Briefing

by Ryan H. Lewis

Open source has changed the way that businesses develop and maintain software. In this executive briefing, you’ll learn how open source works and why it’s necessary to utilize it at your company.

What you'll learn

Using and navigating the world of open source software that underpins nearly all software products can be confusing and difficult. In this course, Open Source: Executive Briefing, you’ll learn how open source software works, who it’s for, and how to use it effectively and safely in your companies. First, you’ll explore what open source software is and how it’s used in the industry today. Then, you’ll learn the benefits and downsides of using open source. Finally, you’ll discover the responsibilities and decisions you’ll face as a technology leader in your company or team. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of open source needed to take your company’s software to the next level.

About the author

Ryan Lewis is a Software Engineer who specializes in ambitious single page web applications. He started building websites over 15 years ago to promote his bands and record label. After traveling around the world playing music, he brought his talents to the Pacific Northwest, where he utilizes open-source technologies, such as Backbone, Ember, and Node.js, to build business intelligence and customer facing applications for companies such as Expedia and T-Mobile. In his current position, he works ... more

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