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About the Network

We’re a network of university students and clubs who share the belief that open source software – technology built with code that is open for view, use, and modification – is the engine that powers innovation.


Members of the Open Source Student Network contribute to the open source ecosystem by learning, sharing, and supporting each other to meaningfully advance open source projects.


Network members are from schools all over the country, they speak many languages and span many disciplines. But we all have a passion for open source, and believe that together we can keep the building blocks of technology open and accessible to all.

What do members get?

  1. ACCESS to our members-only chat channel and network calls where you can learn, collaborate, and connect with like-minded students and open source experts from all over the web.
  2. A SUBSCRIPTION to our members-only email newsletter which includes invitations to career-building opportunities, profiles of open source projects, exciting contribution opportunities, occasional offers and contests, and much more.
  3. ACCESS to open leadership development and training through the annual OSSN Leadership Summit and Open Leadership Training.
  4. ONGOING personalized support and mentorship for new and established clubs, in setting-up, running, and growing healthy clubs.
  5. PERKS like access to design tools, free pizza, stickers and more.

Sign up with a club as a club captain or member.  


Membership is currently only available to people or clubs at post-secondary institutions in the US or Canada.

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