Nick Penston // Fidelity Investments
Scaling standards and community in your organization
Learn how to implement open source community ideas to spread best practices.
Mike Gifford // CivicActions
Treat accessibility issues as bugs, not feature requests
Follow Drupal’s lead: Prioritize and systematically squash accessibility bugs.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 29
The open/closed equilibrium
Striking a balance between openness and control in open source projects, preserving the integrity of community insights, and how humor can transform communities.
Coding accessibility: Disability as catalyst for creativity
Faced with accessibility barriers, developer Paul Chiou turns obstacles into innovative solutions.
Open source is fueling the future of nuclear physics
This once secretive scientific field is embracing openness in a big way.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 25
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
How maximalism creeps into places where it doesn’t belong, finding mentors, following what energizes you, and the power of Ping Pong.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 24
Let the games begin
Getting real about VR, the role of open source in game dev, a new perspective on functional programming, and more
What we can learn from vintage computing
Thanks to open source, nothing is ever obsolete.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 23
Cue the command line
The thrill of a blinking cursor, using the community as a mirror, managing a business on open source, and more.
Marie Kondo your software stack with open source
Mindfully consider each choice—and remember that simple is not necessarily easy
Alexandra Sunderland // Fellow
The impact of culture on code
How to eliminate misunderstandings and create a stronger team from anywhere.
Open source is democratizing video game development
The evolution and future of open source games and game development.
Building the future of the command line
Open source developers are making the command line more friendly—and more powerful.
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.
How open source software powers modern filmmaking
From editing to animation, open source is part of how movies get made.
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.
A dev’s guide to open source software licensing
A crash course in licensing.
You use more open source software than you think
It’s time to stop taking open source infrastructure for granted.
React’s greatest power may lie in its open source ecosystem
React changed the way people build apps.
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 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.
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.
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.