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Comment: Contribute to free software projects (Score 1) 540

by drange_net (#25366443) Attached to: Getting Hired As an Entry-Level Programmer?
If you've got the time, use some of your spare time (or at work) contributing to free software projects of your will. You will find lots of projects on SourceForge, pick one of your favourite language and start developing. When written properly, a thing like that can count as a programming job on your resume. It also counts as a major plus for companies that are into free software. YMMV, especially if you're a bad coder!
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Decius6i5 writes "Caltech grad student Virgil Griffith has launched a search tool that uncovers whitewashing and other self-interested editing of Wikipedia. Users can generate lists of every edit to Wikipedia which has been made from a particular IP address range. The tool has already uncovered a number of interesting edits, such as one from the corporate offices of Diebold which removed large sections of content critical of their electronic voting machines. A Wired story provides more detail and Threat Level is running a contest to see who can come up with the most interesting Wikipedia spin job. I'll bet Slashdot readers know of some interesting IP address ranges to check."
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