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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.
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.
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 PODCAST // S2.2
A master in both piano and WordPress
How Helen found herself at the inspiring intersection of music and open source software.
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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Open source momentum and how to find it
Neha knows that to drive value, we have to start by focusing on everyone’s experience.
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.
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.