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

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What we can learn from “_why”, the long lost open source developer

What happens when your impact outlives your code.

Highlighting the global impact of the open source community

The far-reaching impact of open source and its interconnected community touches every corner of the globe. These feature stories highlight the people and projects that power this important work and drive humanity forward.

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How Rust developers are making the web safer

The Rust programming language makes it easier to build safer software. What will it take to Rust All the Things?

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How open source software powers modern filmmaking

From editing to animation, open source is part of how movies get made.

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Glia uses open source and 3D printing to enable universal access to medical equipment

From conflict zones to COVID-19 shortages, Glia is bringing medical equipment to those who need it most.

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How open source maintainers keep contributors—and themselves—happy

It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about contributor relations.

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You use more open source software than you think

It’s time to stop taking open source infrastructure for granted.

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React’s greatest power may lie in its open source ecosystem

React changed the way people build apps.

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How Global Forest Watch uses open source to fight deforestation

Global Forest Watch uses open source to turn satellite imagery into actionable insight to save forests.

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Open Source on Mars: Community powers NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter

Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.

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How Python is building a welcoming community for women

The Python community is setting an example other open source communities can follow.

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Creating opportunity for women in development

Now is the time to remake the workplace.

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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.

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How the open source community came together to fight COVID-19

As the pandemic raged, open source developers sprang into action to leverage data for the greater good.

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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.

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