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Neha Batra

Open source momentum and how to find it

Neha knows that to drive value, we have to start by focusing on everyone’s experience.

David Noël-Romas // Stripe

Time management for makers

As makers, software engineers should adopt these seven essential habits.

Cassidy Williams // Netlify

Get your first software developer job

Tips, tricks, and general advice for how to get in the door in tech.

Aaron Turner // WebAssembly

From hacking prepaid phones to maintaining WebAssembly

Aaron Turner learned code to upgrade his phone, change his life, and give those with limited means access to better tools.

Tracy Hinds // Open Source Initiative

Asking tough questions to make room for valuable projects

Tracy Hinds works behind the scenes to resolve conflicts so open source developers can do their best work.

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How open source software powers modern filmmaking

From editing to animation, open source is part of how movies get made.

Jerome Hardaway // Vets Who Code

Teaching in public with GitHub

Uplift others by sharing your knowledge.

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Glia uses open source and 3D printing to enable universal access to medical equipment

From conflict zones to COVID-19 shortages, Glia is bringing medical equipment to those who need it most.

THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 12

Prioritizing empathy and taking risks to build Chakra UI

Founder Segun Adebayo on creating opportunities.

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How open source maintainers keep contributors—and themselves—happy

It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about contributor relations.

THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 11

Creating space and opportunity with She Code Africa

Founder Ada Nduka Oyom on giving women the tools to thrive as developers.

Gina Häußge

A dev’s guide to open source software licensing

A crash course in licensing.

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How Global Forest Watch uses open source to fight deforestation

Global Forest Watch uses open source to turn satellite imagery into actionable insight to save forests.

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Open Source on Mars: Community powers NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter

Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.

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How Python is building a welcoming community for women

The Python community is setting an example other open source communities can follow.

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How the open source community came together to fight COVID-19

As the pandemic raged, open source developers sprang into action to leverage data for the greater good.

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How open source maintainers can maintain balance in turbulent times

Open source maintainers are working harder than ever. Here’s how to maintain your passion during trying times.

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How InfoSec pros keep open source safe—and how you can help

Security pros talk about what keeps them up at night—and what they’re doing about it.

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Black voices bring much needed context to our data-driven society

Black communities are working together to democratize data and make the field more inclusive.

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Veterans mobilize to help each other break into tech

Veterans face significant barriers to getting into tech. So they’re tapping their greatest resource: each other.

Ovilia Zhang // Apache ECharts

Finding inspiration from, with, and for the community

Ovilia makes an impact by dedicating time to both code and creativity.

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ReadME Project

Coding is usually seen as a solitary activity, but it’s actually the world’s largest community effort led by open source maintainers, contributors, and teams. These unsung heroes put in long hours to build software, fix issues, field questions, and manage communities.

The ReadME Project is part of GitHub’s ongoing effort to amplify the voices of the developer community. It’s an evolving space to engage with the community and explore the stories, challenges, technology, and culture that surround the world of open source.

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