Open source is definitely hot in 2013, and it looks like it will grow even faster in 2014. As more companies start to incorporate open-source technologies into their business operations, more job opportunities should open up as well. In fact, at the recent OsCon Open Source Conference in Portland, one blogger found that nearly all the companies in attendance were looking to hire people to fill open-source jobs.
If you’re a stay-at-home programmer, you have myriad opportunities for applying to open-source programming jobs. An at-home career of this type requires the fastest Web speeds available, so make sure you check into using fiber optic technology. You can check setups in your area at fios.verizon.com—FiOS is the fastest, most reliable data transmitter of fiber optics.