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The ReadME Project

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Chaos engineering helps DevOps cope with complexity

How open source is spreading chaos thinking.

Dana Lawson // Netlify

Hiring technical talent: An exercise in clarity, patience, and preparation

The two-way experience is as much about technical skills as it is about team fit.

Karthik Iyer

The art of learning a little about a lot

Karthik goes with the flow, follows his passions, and gives back to the community.

Segun Adebayo

Creating a popular OSS library is a marathon, not a sprint

How to stay sane and keep your project on the right path.

Peggy Rayzis

Championing the nontraditional path

Peggy creates more value than she captures, amplifies underrepresented contributors, and champions as many people as possible.

The ReadME Project amplifies the voices of the developer community by telling stories about:

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What hacking AOL taught a generation of programmers

The open source ethos behind rogue AOL add-ons.

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Move over JavaScript: Back-end languages are coming to the front-end

A new crop of server-side tools is making it possible to build web UIs without JavaScript.

Feross Aboukhadijeh

There are no warranties on open source

Feross on building OSS building blocks, rewriting the rules, and releasing obligations.

Lorin Hochstein // Netflix

Making operational work more visible

How to shoulder-surf remotely and learn from the experiences of others.

Rose Judge

Challenging the expectations of open source

Rose on the art of observation, projecting confidence, and seizing opportunities to learn.

The ReadMe Podcast

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THE README PODCAST // S2.8

Hosts in the hot seat

Neha and Brian turn the interview tables on each other.

THE README PODCAST // S2.7

freeCodeCamp: For curious people, by curious people

Founder Quincy on his journey from journalist to OSS pioneer.

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Astronomy community shapes their own destiny with Astropy

Astronomy is a software based field, and the community is building their own open source tools.

Developer Stories

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Adewale Abati

Keeping an Ace up your sleeve

To make a global impact, Adewale shines the spotlight on Nigerian developers and prioritizes accessibility.

Tatiana Mac

Move intentionally and fix things

Tatiana on chasing good energy, considering intent, and judging yourself on your last action.

Pedro Nauck // Docz

Prioritizing health and balance over Docz

Pedro went from unhealthy, anxiety-filled days to a more sustainable, creative lifestyle.

Felipe de Morais // AfroPython

Lowering the barrier of entry into open source

Felipe does all he can to make it easier for others to get involved and thrive in the IT world.

Guides

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Sonia John

Taking a DevRel approach to developer onboarding

Maximizing community participation is a journey, not a destination.

John Allspaw // Adaptive Capacity Labs

What we talk about when we talk about ‘root cause’

It’s a lot more nuanced than you might think.

Monica Powell // Newsela

Brag now, remember later: Document your accomplishments

In Part Four of her series, Monica shows how you are in a unique position to be your best advocate.

Monica Powell // Newsela

Your future self will thank you: Building your personal documentation

In Part Three of this series, Monica explains how to build a second brain of knowledge you’ll use over and over.

About The
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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