The ReadME Project
Decisions, decisions: Principles for making important choices in open source
Decisions are the essence of open source maintainership.
Kathy Korevec // Vercel
Interview the interviewer
It’s not presumptuous to turn the tables on an interviewer.
Driven by conversation and connection
Mahmoud on projects for the public good, sticky challenges, and the purity of open source.
Mahmoud Hashemi // Stripe
Tap into creativity with the 4 Cs: Consume, critique, curate, create.
Great leaders create more leaders
Frances on building community, gaining social capital, and embracing your identity.
Chaos engineering helps DevOps cope with complexity
How open source is spreading chaos thinking.
Dana Lawson // Netlify
Hiring technical talent: An exercise in clarity, patience, and preparation
The two-way experience is as much about technical skills as it is about team fit.
The art of learning a little about a lot
Karthik goes with the flow, follows his passions, and gives back to the community.
Creating a popular OSS library is a marathon, not a sprint
How to stay sane and keep your project on the right path.
Championing the nontraditional path
Peggy creates more value than she captures, amplifies underrepresented contributors, and champions as many people as possible.
The ReadMe PodcastSee all
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.
Featured ArticlesSee all
The open source ethos behind rogue AOL add-ons.
Developer StoriesSee all
There are no warranties on open source
Feross on building OSS building blocks, rewriting the rules, and releasing obligations.
Challenging the expectations of open source
Rose on the art of observation, projecting confidence, and seizing opportunities to learn.
Move intentionally and fix things
Tatiana on chasing good energy, considering intent, and judging yourself on your last action.
Keeping an Ace up your sleeve
To make a global impact, Adewale shines the spotlight on Nigerian developers and prioritizes accessibility.
Taking a DevRel approach to developer onboarding
Maximizing community participation is a journey, not a destination.
Lorin Hochstein // Netflix
Making operational work more visible
How to shoulder-surf remotely and learn from the experiences of others.
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.
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.