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The people behind the code

Open source software is made by people just like you. Here’s how they got started.

Katrina Owen

Katrina Owen created Exercism, a platform to gain fluency in programming languages, to solve her own needs. Today, Exercism supports more than 50 programming languages, written and used by developers in over 190 countries.

Amjith Ramanujam

Amjith Ramanujam couldn't find a tool he wanted, so he wrote pgcli, a command line interface for Postgres. A few years later, he passed the torch to another contributor, Irina, to focus on being a father.

Eric Holscher

Eric Holscher started Read the Docs, a documentation hosting platform, as a side project. Now that it generates over 250 million page views a year, Eric has begun to explore a path to sustainability.