CO.LAB at Red Hat Summit 2018

Working on the CO.LAB initiative has been the most rewarding project of my career. So far, we’ve been to 4 cities and have taught nearly 100 middle school girls in underserved areas how to code their very own Raspberry Pi computers into digital cameras. But it’s more than just coding. It’s about collaboration—the students are

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Red Hat design awards | 2017 roundup

2017 was an incredible year for creative work at Red Hat, and I know I speak for a lot people when I say that we are proud of what we accomplished this past year. Many of the projects we worked on were submitted to a variety of design competitions and film festivals. Here is the

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Art of Exchange: Lincoln Theater Premiere

Creating a short documentary film takes a lot of work—months of pre-production, production, and post-production, gigabytes of footage, hundreds of hours of editing and graphics time, and dozens of people. When you’re lucky enough to create these amazing short documentaries as part of your day job at Red Hat, that sometimes means you don’t get

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Open Source Stories: CO.LAB

What happens when 25 middle school girls get together to build and code their own Raspberry Pi digital cameras, take a deep dive into a public domain poem, and then try to visually re-interpret that poem with the cameras they’ve just built—ultimately creating an entirely new collaborative work of art all their own? Whether they

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Technical Scouting at Tate Modern

As filmmakers, we’re tasked with telling compelling stories through the visual medium. However, I believe that filmmaking is about problem-solving. One of the biggest challenges in documentary filmmaking is figuring out how to use the limitations of your space to your advantage. Technical scouting is an industry practice that involves viewing a shoot space ahead

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You got this.

I’ve worked as a graphic designer for the last 7 years, and I have never once illustrated anything worth mentioning. My illustration skills past college consisted of drawing stick people or the occasional flower. So you can imagine my sheer terror when my manager approached me last December to tell me that I would be

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2017 American Advertising Awards

Red Hat went to the local American Advertising Awards at the Durham Armory last Thursday night. And we got a little fancy, as we do. This is our second year in a row entering our work into this distinguished national competition, whose aim is “to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the

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Where Open Source Stories can come from and why sharing them is important

The Open Patient has humble beginnings rooted in the open source way where good ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. Rushing out the door into the gray morning for another business trip, Mark Coggin, director of product marketing for Red Hat, grabbed the damp copy of the Boston Globe lying in the driveway. He

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Open source storytelling: Bringing our passion for filmmaking to the festival crowd

The West Chester Film Festival is an annual film festival dedicated to short films of all genres, and was held April 22-24 in West Chester, PA. Our short documentary, e-NABLE: Open technology, faster progress, was not only accepted into the film festival, but it was also nominated for and (spoiler alert) won Best Documentary! Here’s

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