You use more open source software than you think
It’s time to stop taking open source infrastructure for granted.
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.
The ReadME Podcast // Episode 06
From a master’s thesis to a global go-to
webpack’s maintainer Tobias Koppers on continuous innovation, open collaboration, and flexibility.
The ReadME Podcast // Episode 04
Humanizing bots and building community
A Python core developer, Mariatta Wijaya is right where she belongs.
Chasing dreams, data, and creative coding
Shirley on creating art, representing Asian women in tech, and finding the work that resonates.
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.
Elevating others and making open source approachable
Monica nurtures inclusive spaces to educate, learn, be creative, and collaborate.
Building a globally diverse, welcoming Python community
Lorena finds the sweet spot between Python, politics, community governance and open source.
Segun AdebayoChakra UI
Coding at the speed of design with Chakra UI
Part designer, part UX engineer, Segun is all about accessibility, inclusion, and empathy.
Paulus SchoutsenEpisode 05
Keeping the lights on with Home Assistant
Maintainer Paulus Schoutsen balances function, innovation, and playfulness.
Scott Hanselman and Mark DownieEpisode 03
Taking Das Blog into the future
Maintainers Scott Hanselman and Mark Downie on breathing new life into old software.
Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.
Learning to code against all odds
After a challenging 15-year education journey in Yemen, Salah pays it forward by teaching aspiring young coders.
When open source is symbiotic with your business
Hooked on open source, Tanner has a knack for building solutions people need.
Setting the right bar for open source standards
Jory takes matters into her own hands and asks the tough questions to optimize collaboration.
Making accessibility in tech the rule, not the exception
Marcy on the power of advocacy to normalize accessibility and bring more voices to open source.
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.
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.
Boosting speed and scalability with continuous deployments
Why building fast means balancing risk and practicality—from infrastructure migration to project management.
Connected by collaboration: unifying DevOps and open source
On building a developer-first release process for all: remote teams, enterprise users, and the open source community.
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