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.
How open source software powers modern filmmaking
From editing to animation, open source is part of how movies get made.
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.
Jerome Hardaway // Vets Who Code
Teaching in public with GitHub
Uplift others by sharing your knowledge.
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.
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.
A dev’s guide to open source software licensing
A crash course in licensing.
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.
Open Source on Mars: Community powers NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter
Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.
How Python is building a welcoming community for women
The Python community is setting an example other open source communities can follow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.