Nick Penston // Fidelity Investments
Scaling standards and community in your organization
Learn how to implement open source community ideas to spread best practices.
Tramale Turner // Action IQ
Turbulent times call for adaptive leadership
Learn what adaptive leadership is, how it compares to other leadership styles, and how you can adopt its principles.
Aaron Francis // PlanetScale
Finish your projects
Don’t let fear, or that last 10%, hold you back.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 28
Fusing tech and progress
How open source is powering nuclear fusion research, advise for fortifying your career against change, and practical tips to get going with Git and GitHub.
Dr. Johanna Pirker
Twitch: A game changer for developers
Gaming technologies offer real benefits for virtual spaces.
Jerome Hardaway // Microsoft
Junior to senior: An action plan for engineering career success
Enhance your engineering career prospects using this systematic guide for skill development and growth.
How to put the plus in ‘staff+’ engineer
Whether you’re already a staff+ engineer or you’re looking to advance, here’s how to be a force multiplier for your teams and organization
Dave Farley // Continuous Delivery Ltd.
What is “engineering for software?”
Applying scientific-style reasoning to improving our chances of success.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 21
Build your own luck
A new co-host, a new format, a functional programming renaissance, and strategies to increase your luck.
Mahmoud Hashemi // Stripe
Tap into creativity with the 4 Cs: Consume, critique, curate, create.
Kathy Korevec // Vercel
Interview the interviewer
It’s not presumptuous to turn the tables on an interviewer.
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.
Lorin Hochstein // Netflix
Making operational work more visible
How to shoulder-surf remotely and learn from the experiences of others.
Monica Powell // Newsela
How to hone your new superpower: teaching
In part two of Monica's series on the value of documentation, she discusses the mindset, process and benefits of public documentation.
Scott Triglia // Stripe
Using ‘Roofshots’ to make impossible decisions
A developer superpower to tackle complicated projects.
The secrets to onboarding new open source contributors
Mentorship and documentation are the keys to making open source a better place for everyone.
David Noël-Romas // Stripe
Time management for makers
As makers, software engineers should adopt these seven essential habits.
Cassidy Williams // Contenda
Get your first software developer job
Tips, tricks, and general advice for how to get in the door in tech.
Jerome Hardaway // Vets Who Code
Teaching in public with GitHub
Uplift others by sharing your knowledge.
Angie Jones // Applitools
Demystifying developer advocacy
A seasoned developer advocate's answers to the most common DevRel FAQs.
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.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 1
From a 3D side project to the dream job
A full-time, community-backed maintainer, Gina sets boundaries but stays visible.
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.