Meet the people building the software you love.
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
Women in Software Development
Celebrating individuals, companies, and open source teams making a difference for women in deveopment.
Creating opportunity for women in development
Now is the time to remake the workplace.
Lorena Mesa // pyladies
Building a globally diverse, welcoming Python community
Lorena finds the sweet spot between Python, politics, community governance and open source.
Jory Burson // jquery
Setting the right bar for open source standards
Jory takes matters into her own hands and asks the tough questions to optimize collaboration.
Marcy Sutton // whatwg
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.
Chasing challenges to ship developer solutions
Armed with research, conviction and user empathy, Kath is determined to find answers.
Meet the maintainers and developers whose contributions move the open source world forward every day.
Stories showcasing the projects and people building on GitHub to solve the world’s most intractable problems.
As the pandemic raged, open source developers sprang into action to leverage data for the greater good.
Security pros talk about what keeps them up at night--and what they’re doing about it.
Expert developers and teams share best practices in software engineering, collaboration, and culture.
George Swan // Autodesk
Transforming productivity with a ‘whole product’ CI/CD pipeline
Kevin Mo // Front
Boosting speed and scalability with continuous deployments
Austin Hemmelgarn // Netdata
Connected by collaboration: unifying DevOps and open source
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.Nominate a developer
Recognize developers working behind the scenes and help open source projects get the resources they need.
Nominate inspiring developers and projects you think we should feature in The ReadME Project.
The GitHub Stars program offers impactful developers an opportunity to showcase their work, reach more people, and shape the future of GitHub.