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Getting Started with Open Source as a Beginner | Prathima Kadari | TGV Episode #171

Getting Started with Open Source as a Beginner | Prathima Kadari | TGV Episode #171

Genre: IT and Software, Open Source Software, Embedded Systems and Automation.

Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.

"Source code" is the part of software that most computer users don't ever see; it's the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a "program" or "application"—works. Programmers who have access to a computer program's source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don't always work correctly.

Tune in to know how open source works is different from Commercially off the shelf software (COTS) and also various advantages, facts and trivia about open source contribution.

 In the episode: 

  • Pratima’s top 3 skills for a better professional journey. (2:25)
  • Introduction to open source software. (3:19)
  • Difference between Open Source and COTS. (5:27)
  • Advantages of contributing towards open source. (6:50)
  • Prerequisites to start open source contribution (9:55)
  • Ways to get indulged and start with open source (12:25)
  • Top open source programs right now (17:33)
  • Rapid fire questions (18:35)
  • Advice from Pratima for aspiring open source beginners (22:28)
  • Trivia on Video games (24:22)


Pratima is a proactive, goal-oriented professional and is highly experienced in automation and embedded software industry. She has a specialization in embedded system software and is passionate towards contributing to open source software through various platforms. She is also an avid traveler and loves to explore new technologies. 

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