The ReadME Project
What hacking AOL taught a generation of programmers
The open source ethos behind rogue AOL add-ons.
Challenging the expectations of open source
Rose on the art of observation, projecting confidence, and seizing opportunities to learn.
Lorin Hochstein // Netflix
Making operational work more visible
How to shoulder-surf remotely and learn from the experiences of others.
There are no warranties on open source
Feross on building OSS building blocks, rewriting the rules, and releasing obligations.
Taking a DevRel approach to developer onboarding
Maximizing community participation is a journey, not a destination.
John Allspaw // Adaptive Capacity Labs
What we talk about when we talk about ‘root cause’
It’s a lot more nuanced than you might think.
Keeping an Ace up your sleeve
To make a global impact, Adewale shines the spotlight on Nigerian developers and prioritizes accessibility.
Monica Powell // Newsela
Brag now, remember later: Document your accomplishments
In Part Four of her series, Monica shows how you are in a unique position to be your best advocate.
Issy Long // Homebrew
Learning, connecting, and building a routine
Issy stresses the importance of staying patient with themself and taking breaks.
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THE README PODCAST // S2.8
Hosts in the hot seat
Neha and Brian turn the interview tables on each other.
THE README PODCAST // S2.7
freeCodeCamp: For curious people, by curious people
Founder Quincy on his journey from journalist to OSS pioneer.
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Astronomy is a software based field, and the community is building their own open source tools.
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Move intentionally and fix things
Tatiana on chasing good energy, considering intent, and judging yourself on your last action.
Pedro Nauck // Docz
Prioritizing health and balance over Docz
Pedro went from unhealthy, anxiety-filled days to a more sustainable, creative lifestyle.
Felipe de Morais // AfroPython
Lowering the barrier of entry into open source
Felipe does all he can to make it easier for others to get involved and thrive in the IT world.
Keeley Hammond // Electron
All it takes is one ‘yes’
Keeley on prioritizing your passion, assigning equal roles in OSS, and paying contributors fairly.
Juan Pablo Buriticá
The good, the bad, and the ugly of making decisions in open source
Using RFCs to support decision-making when working in public.
Monica Powell // Newsela
Your future self will thank you: Building your personal documentation
In Part Three of this series, Monica explains how to build a second brain of knowledge you’ll use over and over.
Jon Parise // Pinterest
Knowing when to say 'no'
Recognize which contributions are a good fit for the project—and which are not.