THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 11
Creating space and opportunity with She Code Africa
Founder Ada Nduka Oyom on giving women the tools to thrive as developers.
How open source maintainers keep contributors—and themselves—happy
It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about contributor relations.
Limor Fried // Adafruit Industries
Leading the community of Adafruit
Limor Fried on making firm decisions, weeding out negativity, and building something better, together.
Open Source on Mars: Community powers NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter
Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 9
From comics in Virginia to React Core at Facebook
How Rachel Nabors brought the developer world to them.
Angie Jones // Applitools
Demystifying Developer Advocacy
A seasoned developer advocate's answers to the most common DevRel FAQs.
How to write an internal production failure incident communication
What do you say when the system is down?
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 8
curl: 25 years and 200 releases later
Creator and maintainer Daniel Stenberg on his user-driven journey.
Safia Abdalla // nteract
Dream big, and follow through even bigger
Safia leverages her position as a maintainer to empower underrepresented contributors
You use more open source software than you think
It’s time to stop taking open source infrastructure for granted.
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THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 12
Prioritizing empathy and taking risks to build Chakra UI
Founder Segun Adebayo on creating opportunities.
THE README PODCAST // EPISODE 10
Changing the hardware development game at Adafruit
How Limor Fried paves the way for millions of makers.
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Nader Dabit // react-native-elements
From finding his calling to mastering React Native
Nader is energized by getting vulnerable on open source, learning, teaching, and connecting.
Chasing dreams, data, and creative coding
Shirley on creating art, representing Asian women in tech, and finding the work that resonates.
Monica Powell // react-ladies
Elevating others and making open source approachable
Monica nurtures inclusive spaces to educate, learn, be creative, and collaborate.
Segun Adebayo // Chakra UI
Coding at the speed of design with Chakra UI
Part designer, part UX engineer, Segun is all about accessibility, inclusion, and empathy.
A dev’s guide to open source software licensing
A crash course in licensing.
Joe Lust // mabl
Walking the walk: bringing end-to-end automation and testing to internal teams
On creating streamlined workflows and a seamless developer experience with built-in CI/CD.
George Swan // Autodesk
Transforming productivity with a ‘whole product’ CI/CD pipeline
How a shift towards innersource and shared best practices unified teams on a single DevOps pipeline.
Kevin Mo // Front
Boosting speed and scalability with continuous deployments
Why building fast means balancing risk and practicality—from infrastructure migration to project management.
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