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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

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State of the Octoverse

Exploring the impact 2020 had on developer lives, the global open source community response to COVID-19, and securing the world’s software.

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How InfoSec Pros Keep Open Source Safe--And How You Can Help

Security pros talk about what keeps them up at night--and what they’re doing about it.

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How Open Source Maintainers Can Maintain Balance in Turbulent Times

Open source maintainers are working harder than ever. Here’s how to maintain your passion during trying times.

Community Stories

Meet the maintainers and developers whose contributions move the open source world forward every day.

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Kath Korevec

Brian Douglas




Oakland, CA

Angie Jones




New Orleans, LA

Safia Abdalla




Redmond, WA

Feature Articles

Stories showcasing the projects and people building on GitHub to solve the world’s most intractable problems.

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Black voices bring much needed context to our data-driven society

Black communities are working together to democratize data and make the field more inclusive.

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Veterans mobilize to help each other break into tech

Veterans face significant barriers to getting into tech. So they’re tapping their greatest resource: each other.

Community Contributions

Expert developers and teams share best practices in software engineering, collaboration, and culture.

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