Open supply powers software program on a planetary scale: 99% of code is constructed on it. The rewards and challenges of making open supply are deeply acquainted to the maintainers and builders who create it, however they typically go unseen by others. We learn loads concerning the preeminence of software program, much less so concerning the communities of individuals pouring their efforts and passions into it.
This is why we’re launching The ReadME Project, a brand new area for the neighborhood to share their tales, and to be taught from one another. Today, and all through the approaching months, you’ll learn tales of private development, skilled challenges, and classes discovered—the journeys you won’t see behind tasks you most likely use daily.
We’re excited and grateful that the primary profiles function Henry Zhu, Samson Goddy, Sonia John, Ovilia Zhang, and Dirk Lemstra. Their tales are dwell proper now, prepared so that you can discover, and there are such a lot of extra to come back. Nominate an inspiring developer whose work you’ve been following or unsung contributors which have performed nice issues to your challenge.
We hope you are taking one thing constructive from these private profiles and merge it with your individual story. Open supply is unimaginable, uplifting, and collaborative, nevertheless it’s additionally imperfect. All of us can be taught from the creativity, grit, and perseverance of the people who construct it.
The ReadME Project options the tales of the folks behind open supply. We need this to be an enticing vacation spot for you, so please ship us suggestions and contribute your concepts that may encourage and inform all of us. We’ll proceed to shine the sunshine on people, however you possibly can anticipate us to experiment with some new tasks alongside the best way. We can’t wait to listen to what you suppose!