Developing Open Source Skills in the UK | OpenUK's Upcoming Kids Camp and Digital Gloves Giveaway


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This week, Ryan is joined by Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK, a not-for-profit company that harnesses the power of collaboration around open technology in the UK. They discuss OpenUK's upcoming Kids Camp programme of lessons using digital gloves, which they are giving away for free to thousands of children in the UK. (Learn more at Their conversation also explores the nuances of open source, including licensing, applications beyond software, and commercialization.


  • What is open source software and how does it work?
  • Socioeconomic implications of open source
  • OpenUK's focus on open technology: software, data, and hardware
  • How to use open source software with proper governance to avoid licensing issues
  • OpenUK's skills development programmes: kids programs, education, and mentorship
  • What Imogen Heap and Ariana Grande have to do with coding gloves
  • OpenUK's initiative to distribute digital gloves to kids
  • Open Kids Camp starting September 27:
  • Commercializing open source & open source market developments

Meet Our Guest
Amanda Brock is CEO of the UK body for Open Technology, being open software, open hardware and open data, OpenUK; Board Member Cabinet Office Open Standards Board; Advisory Board Member, Government Energy Sector Digitalisation Task Force; European Representative of the Open Invention Network; OASIS Open Projects’ Advisory Council Member (open source and open standards); Advisory Board Member KDE; Charity Trustee, Creative Crieff; Member of various commercial Advisory Boards including Mimoto and Everseen; and mentors C suite individuals. She is a regular international keynote speaker, podcast guest and panel member, and author covering digital, business and revenue models, Open Source, policy and legal issues, with a particular focus on open for good. She writes regularly for both academic journals and the tech press including Information Age, The Reg and CBRDigital. She is an Executive Editor and co-Founder of the Journal of Open Law Technology and Society (formerly IFOSSLR), a Fellow of the Open Forum Academy and a guest editor of an IEE Special Edition on Open Data.

Amanda is the Editor of the book, Open Source Software: Law, Policy and Practice”, 2nd Edition, to be published by Oxford University Press in September 2021 with open access sponsored by the Vietsch Foundation and contributed to by 20 leading figures in open source.

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