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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.

FEATURE STORY

How open source maintainers keep contributors—and themselves—happy

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

Limor Fried // Adafruit Industries

Leading the community of Adafruit

Limor Fried on making firm decisions, weeding out negativity, and building something better, together.

FEATURE STORY

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

Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.

THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 9

From comics in Virginia to React Core at Facebook

How Rachel Nabors brought the developer world to them.

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

Angie Jones // Applitools

Demystifying Developer Advocacy

A seasoned developer advocate's answers to the most common DevRel FAQs.

Kevin Riggle

How to write an internal production failure incident communication

What do you say when the system is down?

THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 8

curl: 25 years and 200 releases later

Creator and maintainer Daniel Stenberg on his user-driven journey.

Safia Abdalla // nteract

Dream big, and follow through even bigger

Safia leverages her position as a maintainer to empower underrepresented contributors

FEATURE STORY

You use more open source software than you think

It’s time to stop taking open source infrastructure for granted.

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THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 10

Changing the hardware development game at Adafruit

How Limor Fried paves the way for millions of makers.

THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 7

Quitting a steady job to chase intuition

Babel maintainer Henry Zhu on taking a leap of faith with open source.

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React’s greatest power may lie in its open source ecosystem

React changed the way people build apps.

Developer Stories

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Nader Dabit // react-native-elements

From finding his calling to mastering React Native

Nader is energized by getting vulnerable on open source, learning, teaching, and connecting.

Shirley Wu

Chasing dreams, data, and creative coding

Shirley on creating art, representing Asian women in tech, and finding the work that resonates.

Monica Powell // react-ladies

Elevating others and making open source approachable

Monica nurtures inclusive spaces to educate, learn, be creative, and collaborate.

Segun Adebayo // Chakra UI

Coding at the speed of design with Chakra UI

Part designer, part UX engineer, Segun is all about accessibility, inclusion, and empathy.

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Gina Häußge

A dev’s guide to open source software licensing

A crash course in licensing.

Joe Lust // mabl

Walking the walk: bringing end-to-end automation and testing to internal teams

On creating streamlined workflows and a seamless developer experience with built-in CI/CD.

George Swan // Autodesk

Transforming productivity with a ‘whole product’ CI/CD pipeline

How a shift towards innersource and shared best practices unified teams on a single DevOps pipeline.

Kevin Mo // Front

Boosting speed and scalability with continuous deployments

Why building fast means balancing risk and practicality—from infrastructure migration to project management.

The ReadME Project

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