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THE README PODCAST // S2.5

Three careers and motherhood are just the start

Salma on staying visible, advocating for accessibility, and coding for a better future.

Liyas Thomas // Hoppscotch

Hoppscotch’s maintainer builds open solutions for all

When Liyas sees an opportunity to make a developer’s life easier, he doesn’t hesitate.

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Open Source is enabling the "Tech for Good" movement

There’s a growing global movement applying cutting edge open source projects to humanity’s thorniest problems.

Cassidy Williams

Lift as you climb

Cassidy on creating content, building relationships, and how much you get by giving back.

Monica Powell // Newsela

Using code as documentation to save time and share context

In Part 1 of this series, Monica shares how to do documentation to help yourself and others.

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

THE README PODCAST // S2.2

A master in both piano and WordPress

How Helen found herself at the inspiring intersection of music and open source software.

THE README PODCAST // S2.4

Where utility meets beauty: Hoppscotch

Liyas blends a passion for art with a talent for coding.

Cassidy Williams // Netlify

Get your first software developer job

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

Tasha Drew // VMware

Charming Pirates: Reframing user acquisition and referral for OSS

A proposal for strategically growing open source project maintainership.

James Turnbull // Sotheby's

Optimize local dev environments for better onboarding

Empower your new engineers to hit the ground running.

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THE README PODCAST // S2.3

Giving 110% in the right place at the right time

Astro founder Fred on luck, motivation, and breaking into OSS.

THE README PODCAST // S2.1

Python enthusiast, Twitch streamer, et. al.

Anthony on the importance of learning, teaching, and communicating.

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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?

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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.

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.

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Anthony Sottile // Stripe

Code review is too late for code quality

Let the computers fight the style war so you can focus on what really matters.

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.

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.

David Noël-Romas // Stripe

Time management for makers

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

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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