Incoming Video Tutorials

gasto Esta serie de vídeos deberían de guiar al usuario a usar Blender desde el inicio. Blender [...]
Dai Introduction to Scribus. Thei s first video will introduce you to Scribus the open source [...]
Rocky Bernstein I introduce extensions I have made to GNU Make which allow better error messages, tracing [...]
mro and Ian Ozsvald and Lucas Holland and Dai and gasto See great applications in action. We're gathering examples of really nice applications - [...]
Dai one of or odd videos an a particular subject
Grant Paton-Simpson How to use SOFA Statistics version 1 to produce reports, tables, and charts, and run stat [...]
jharvey HamCAP amateur radio HF propagation prediction and analysis tutorial.
jharvey A quick view of the basics of KICAD a Printed Circuit Board layout tool.

Most Viewed Video Tutorials

Ian Ozsvald Python is not added to the DOS path by default. If you run 'python' from the command li [...]
steve A introduction to using and getting started with OpenStreetMap. Topics covered include us [...]
Dai In this tutorial you will learn how to create a table in OpenOffice Base
Siddhi In this tutorial, I introduce the basics of Django by walking you through the development [...]
Kyran Dale Python offers powerful and convenient tools for working with databases. Here we summarize [...]
Ian Ozsvald I'm often asked 'what are the resources and tutorials like for Python?' so here I try to [...]
Erik Thompson This is the first video in this tutorial series. It briefly discusses where to find inform [...]
Kyran Dale Here we take you through the simple steps required to have wxPython up and running on your [...]

Most Commented Video Tutorials

Ian Ozsvald Python is not added to the DOS path by default. If you run 'python' from the command li [...]
Dai This tutorial shows you how to create a database. A populated databse for learning can be [...]
Ian Ozsvald I'm often asked 'what are the resources and tutorials like for Python?' so here I try to [...]
Dai This first video will introduce you to Scribus and give you an overview of the programme [...]
Aaron Fay In this first Photoshop ShowMeDo, we look at the most obvious differences between raster ( [...]
Steven Devijver A short introduction to running Perl scripts on a Unix, Linux or Cygwin system. In this v [...]
John Montgomery In this ShowMeDo John demonstrates how to create a project in Eclipse, then write and run [...]
Ian Ozsvald This free overview will give you a taster for what's covered in this long series. In tot [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

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