[Discuss] Careers in OS Hardware Communities

Nancy Ouyang nancy.ouyang at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 22:28:41 UTC 2015

...I don't think one exists? When I was looking for contract work I looked
around http://adafruit.com/jobs/ but ultimately found jobs through
friends-of-friends. I had two major-ish contracts that agreed to my having
the option to license under oshw licenses, but they were academic labs. I
don't think there's even a hardware engineering specific listing of job,
internship, or volunteer openings.

I founded NarwhalEdu and we had both paid college interns and unpaid high
school interns last summer, I would say we are more in the "hibernating,
possibly dead" state than the "growing rapidly" state though. Are you
thinking of something like WWOOF <http://www.wwoof.net/>?

I was thinking of forking https://www.biostars.org/
https://github.com/ialbert/biostar-central and running that for the
hardware engineering community as a stopgap. Perhaps you could look into
doing so, or go with a site for oshw specifically, or something between the

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On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:52 PM, Emily Dixon <egd.box at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good Evening!
> I am a graduating senior studying engineering at Smith College in
> Northampton. I am curious about the availability of job opportunities and
> careers within existing open source hardware projects. Are there any
> projects growing rapidly enough to need support staff? I spent last summer
> at Open Source Ecology, am currently working with a team on FarmHack, and
> am looking forward to continuing to grow my experience and network within
> the OS hardware world.
> I initially sent this question to Alicia who pointed me towards Making
> Society
> <http://makingsociety.com/2013/03/the-worlwide-list-of-open-source-hardware-online-stores/> which
> is a useful resource especially for creating a new hardware start-up. I
> think it would be useful to organize a similar hub for job, volunteer, and
> internship opportunities in this field and am looking forward to learning
> about these resources. Any thoughts and ideas would be appreciated.
> I look forward to hearing from you all -
> Emily
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