The ReadME Project amplifies the voices of the open source community:
the maintainers, developers, and teams whose contributions move the world forward every day. Learn more
- business owners
- podcast hosts
- public speakers
- board members
Meet the people behind the projects you love.
About The ReadME Project
Coding is usually seen as a solitary activity, but it's actually the world's largest community effort led by a small group of open source maintainers, contributors, and teams. These unsung heroes put in long hours to build software, fix issues, field questions, and manage communities, often without funding or recognition. The ratio of consumers to maintainers can be as unbalanced as 2,000 to 1.
The ReadME Project is part of GitHub's ongoing effort to amplify the voices of open source software: We want the world to know these inspiring people, hear their stories, and understand what drives them.
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