Open Source is a fashionable phrase that gets casually thrown around these days but what does it actually mean, where does it come from and what can you do with Open Source tools? On this course you'll get an insight into the history and philosophy of Open Source and Free Software while completing practical workshops demonstrating how Linux, Blender, Audacity and many other FOSS projects can work to your advantage. Whether you're an artist, developer or just an enthusiast. You'll also be able to take home on a provided USB, the tools on you need legally and completely free of charge.
is a broadcaster, musician, writer and web developer from Liverpool in the UK. He has become a recognised authority on Open Source matters via the popular podcast and show on the . Prior to becoming a broadcaster and journalist he worked as a developer for the NHS, building custom systems to satisfy the needs of doctors and patients in many areas. Today he focuses on open technologies such as Linux, PHP, Python, Django, MySQL, Postgres, Git, Wordpress and many more. He has also worked for Universal Music Group delivering large scale websites with and developing custom modules.