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The ReadME Project

Melanie Ensign // Discernible

Effective communication is not about what you say

How to craft the messages people need to hear to get the right results.

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What we can learn from “_why”, the long lost open source developer

What happens when your impact outlives your code.

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.

Colby Fayock // Applitools

Overcoming human error with code automation and testing

From linting to deployment, here’s how to use automation to cut back grunt work and maximize fun.

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How Rust developers are making the web safer

The Rust programming language makes it easier to build safer software. What will it take to Rust All the Things?

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

Cassidy Williams // Netlify

Get your first software developer job

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

David Noël-Romas // Stripe

Time management for makers

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

THE README PODCAST // S1.3

Taking Das Blog into the future

Maintainers Scott Hanselman and Mark Downie on breathing new life into old software.

THE README PODCAST // S1.1

From a 3D side project to the dream job

A full-time, community-backed maintainer, Gina sets boundaries but stays visible.

THE README PODCAST // S1.2

How one idea grew into a popular JavaScript ecosystem

Creator of Vue, Evan You is building an accessible framework for developers, and the door is always open.

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THE README PODCAST // S1.12

Prioritizing empathy and taking risks to build Chakra UI

Founder Segun Adebayo on creating opportunities.

THE README PODCAST // S1.11

Creating space and opportunity with She Code Africa

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

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How open source software powers modern filmmaking

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

Developer Stories

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Anthony Sottile

Learning by doing, from Python to Twitch

Drawn to the community aspect of open source, Anthony uses Twitch as a modern classroom.

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.

Limor Fried // Adafruit Industries

Leading the community of Adafruit

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

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Jerome Hardaway // Vets Who Code

Teaching in public with GitHub

Uplift others by sharing your knowledge.

Gina Häußge

A dev’s guide to open source software licensing

A crash course in licensing.

Kevin Riggle

How to write an internal production failure incident communication

What do you say when the system is down?

Angie Jones // Applitools

Demystifying Developer Advocacy

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

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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