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What’s in a name? Moving GitOps beyond buzzword

An open source effort to define GitOps might save it from becoming just another buzzword.

Amit Saha

Middleware for web applications: it’s not just for enterprises

Write cleaner, more maintainable code—and reuse it in many different contexts.

Leonardo Javier Russo // MobilityLauncher

Raising the bar for open source standards

Leonardo is working toward a future where everyone can seamlessly participate in open source.

Naveen Srinivasan & Brian Russell // OpenSSF

In Scorecard we trust

How to strengthen your software supply chain security, improve best practices, and build trust in your projects.

Noah Gift // Pragmatic AI Labs

Scaling MLOps education

Manage the complexity of MLOps by centralizing the process on GitHub.

The ReadME Project amplifies the voices of the developer community by telling stories about:


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

How maximalism creeps into places where it doesn’t belong, finding mentors, following what energizes you, and the power of Ping Pong.


Let the games begin

Getting real about VR, the role of open source in game dev, a new perspective on functional programming, and more

Safia Abdalla // Microsoft

How to optimize your code reviews

It’s wise to think of them as a bridge to empathy, knowledge-sharing, and team-building.

Jana Iris

Building super fans through genuine human connections

Jana’s successful career is driven by her empathy and love for the developer community.

Monica Powell // Newsela

Using code as documentation to save time and share context

In part one of her series, Monica shares how to do documentation to help yourself and others.

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Cue the command line

The thrill of a blinking cursor, using the community as a mirror, managing a business on open source, and more.


Code like it’s 1995

Go back to basics, tips on securing your OSS project, developer happiness with GitHub’s CEO, and more.

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What we can learn from vintage computing

Thanks to open source, nothing is ever obsolete.

Developer Stories

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Avi Press

The purest form of collaboration

Avi on the beauty of open source, versatility of computer science, and a viable solution to support burnt-out maintainers.

Dr. Johanna Pirker

(Virtual) reality check

Johanna on the colorful, cross-disciplinary world of computer science, and making education accessible to all.

Aaron Francis

Sometimes they say yes

Aaron on playing it uncool, advocating for yourself, and asking for your dream job.

Kara Carrell

Stewards of code, stewards of each other

Kara on supporting, sharing, and contributing to the contributors of open source.


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Gabriel Kohen // Blue Yonder

Autonomy vs. governance: a delicate balance of power

How Blue Yonder uses GitOps to break silos with GitHub Enterprise.

Ayden Férdeline

Privacy engineering: 8 tips to mitigate risks and secure your data

Understand what can go wrong and how to protect against the most likely scenarios.

Justin Trugman & Babitha Singh // Caregility

Incorporating security in Enterprise DevOps workflows

How Caregility prepared for third-party security audits with GitHub Advanced Security.

Cassidy Williams // Contenda

Documenting knowledge: a guide to successful note-taking

How building a team culture around thoughtful note-taking can improve collective understanding.

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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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