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Monica Powell react-ladies

Elevating others and making open source approachable

Monica nurtures inclusive spaces to educate, learn, be creative, and collaborate.

Feature Story

How Python is building a welcoming community for women

The Python community is setting an example other open source communities can follow.

Feature Story

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.

Kath Korevec

Chasing challenges to ship developer solutions

Armed with research, conviction and user empathy, Kath is determined to find answers.

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

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

The ReadME Project

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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