[Discuss] Careers in OS Hardware Communities

Gerrit Niezen gerrit.niezen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 14:34:34 UTC 2015

Hi Emily,

Having a hub for jobs or volunteer/internship opportunities sounds like a
great idea! I was also thinking that since most OSHW communities tend to
work in a distributed fashion, remote work opportunities should be
feasible. As long as you have a fablab or hackspace in your town, you
should be able to work remotely. I was thinking something along the lines
of http://authenticjobs.com or https://weworkremotely.com/, but then
focussed on OSHW opportunities.

Or is it possible that there are not enough OSHW jobs out there at the
moment to make this feasible?


On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:52 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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