Free
Course

Introduction to Open Source

Learn how to contribute to, create, and maintain open source projects!

4.36 out of 5 stars
Start
2,214 learners enrolled
  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 3 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Open source software is open to distribution and modification by anyone in the world - that could be you! Open source projects are not only a way to contribute to the free technology movement, but also a great way to experiment with new languages and frameworks in a welcoming community.

The open source community has created a wide array of projects from software to games to video editors to music to cryptocurrency! The open source community is truly everywhere, contributing to projects by giants like Google or adding to digital public goods for collaborative healthcare efforts worldwide.

Syllabus

1 lessons • 4 quizzes
The platform

4 out of 5 Codecademy learners achieve their goals

"Codecademy gave me the tools I needed to land my first job as a developer, completely changing my career from the waste industry." - Jonathan Manner, Sweden
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

Introduction to Open Source course ratings and reviews

4.36 out of 5 stars
110 ratings
  1. 5 stars
  2. 4 stars
  3. 3 stars
  4. 2 stars
  5. 1 star
  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
  • I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.
    Rodrigo
    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
    John-Andrew
    Codecademy Learner @ USA

Our learners work at

  • Google Logo
  • Meta Logo
  • Apple Logo
  • EA Logo
  • Amazon Logo
  • IBM Logo
  • Microsoft Logo
  • Reddit Logo
  • Spotify Logo
  • Uber Logo
  • YouTube Logo
  • Instagram Logo

Unlock additional features with a paid plan

  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
  • Assessments

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.

Join over 50 million learners and start Introduction to Open Source today!

...