Open Source on Mars: Community powers NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter
Developers around the world contribute to historic flight.
Monica Powell // react-ladies
Elevating others and making open source approachable
Monica nurtures inclusive spaces to educate, learn, be creative, and collaborate.
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.
How Python is building a welcoming community for women
The Python community is setting an example other open source communities can follow.
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.
Taking a chance on others, and yourself
Bdougie on the pivotal (often heartbreaking) moments that led him to find his true calling.
Learning to code against all odds
After a challenging 15-year education journey in Yemen, Salah pays it forward by teaching aspiring young coders.
Setting the right bar for open source standards
Jory takes matters into her own hands and asks the tough questions to optimize collaboration.
When open source is symbiotic with your business
Hooked on open source, Tanner has a knack for building solutions people need.
Making accessibility in tech the rule, not the exception
Marcy on the power of advocacy to normalize accessibility and bring more voices to open source.
Chasing challenges to ship developer solutions
Armed with research, conviction and user empathy, Kathy is determined to find answers.
Building a globally diverse, welcoming Python community
Lorena finds the sweet spot between Python, politics, community governance and open source.
My differences are my superpowers
Angie makes a point to stay empathetic, share her knowledge, and give back to the community.
Dream big, and follow through even bigger
Safia leverages her position as a maintainer to empower underrepresented contributors
Caleb PorzioLaravel Livewire
Bringing simplicity, joy, and order to web development
Caleb on monetizing his craft and the value of transparency and sustainability in open source.
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.
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.
Boosting speed and scalability with continuous deployments
Why building fast means balancing risk and practicality—from infrastructure migration to project management.
Connected by collaboration: unifying DevOps and open source
On building a developer-first release process for all: remote teams, enterprise users, and the open source community.
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