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The ReadME Project amplifies the voices of the developer community:
the maintainers, leaders, and teams whose contributions move the world forward every day. Learn more

  • developers
  • students
  • journalists
  • parents
  • authors
  • activists
  • CTOs
  • podcast hosts
  • public speakers
  • musicians
  • chefs
  • self-starters
  • partners
  • veterans
  • immigrants
  • gamers
  • freelancers
  • 9-5ers
  • 5-9ers
  • board members
  • grandparents
  • volunteers
  • educators
  • community-builders
  • leaders
  • contributors
  • maintainers

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About The ReadME Project

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.

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Support the community

Recognize developers working behind the scenes and help open source projects get the resources they need.

Nominate a developer

Nominate inspiring developers and projects you think we should feature in The ReadME Project.

Nominate a GitHub Star

The GitHub Stars program offers impactful developers an opportunity to showcase their work, reach more people, and shape the future of GitHub.