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Yes, Open Source Jobs are Hot - and We Have Stats to Prove It

Aug 22, 2013, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

There I was, at perhaps the biggest hard-core, open source conference of them all these days, OSCon. The buzz was that everyone, and I mean everyone, was looking to hire. So I thought to myself, “Are they really?” I set about asking every OSCon exhibitor, more than a hundred of them, if they were indeed looking for new staff and ready to make job offers.

Would you care to guess the percentage of the OSCon exhibitors who replied, “Yes, we’re hiring?” I’ll give you a minute to come up with a number.

It was 100%.

Every last vendor there was hiring. Every one.

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