Tech Job Watch Sep 17 2010

English 2.0: 'Code is the New Resume'

By john shinal

"Code is the new resume." -- Jim Zemlin, executive director, the Linux Foundation (Sept. 2010)

For open source programmers who want the best jobs, a resume showing a degree in a computer-related field from an elite college or an internship with an innovative company isn't enough.

What employers want to see, Jim Zemlin told FINS this week, is working code that candidates have developed in an open source forum. It not only proves their technical skills, it shows they know how to work collaboratively with strangers -- a must in the world of non-proprietary software development.

Related: Open Source Opening Doors for Developers

Write to John Shinal

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