Skip to content

The ReadME Project

Featured stories

Mikio Braun

The unique origins of open source in machine learning

How open source came to dominate machine learning and what that means for today.

Anton Mirhorodchenko

Harness the power of generative AI for software development

Tools like GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT can change the way you build software.

Claudio Wunder // Hubspot

Find edge case errors in your code base

GitHub Copilot offers some surprising benefits for solving particularly stubborn problems.

Gio Lodi // Automattic

Accelerate test-driven development with AI

Get faster feedback loops by letting GitHub Copilot augment your TDD workflow.

Noah Gift // Pragmatic AI Labs

The case for using Rust in MLOps

Level up your Rust skills and push MLOps forward with GitHub Copilot.

Stories by topic

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

Community stories


Powering public goods

Exploring developer happiness through the vibrant Laravel community and the impact of digital public goods on open source, AI models, Wikipedia, and more.

Annalu Waller

Champion accessibility to unleash untapped potential

Dr. Annalu Waller on the intricate, interdependent network of support that shapes our lives.

Featured Article

Coding accessibility: Disability as catalyst for creativity

Faced with accessibility barriers, developer Paul Chiou turns obstacles into innovative solutions.


Bridging code and community

Navigating open source in a regulated environment, the crucial role of non-code contributions to open source success, and lessons from scaling projects like Kubernetes.

Aaron Francis

Sometimes they say yes

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

Josh Goldberg

Formatters, linters, and compilers: Oh my!

An overview of how those three kinds of static analysis tools work in the JavaScript/TypeScript ecosystem.

Featured Article

Coding accessibility: Disability as catalyst for creativity

Faced with accessibility barriers, developer Paul Chiou turns obstacles into innovative solutions.

Featured Article

Is Laravel the happiest developer community on the planet?

How the PHP framework maintains a perpetual honeymoon period.


(De)coding conventions

The evolution of TypeScript and the future of coding conventions, AI’s role in improving accessibility, and practical advice on encouraging non-code contributions.


Kelsey Hightower—Present

Kelsey shares his origin story, insights on the future of Kubernetes, and advice on making complicated technology easier to understand.

Coding accessibility: How Della found her voice with open source AAC

When proprietary apps failed, Della’s brother built an app that incorporated her needs and feedback into the design.

Anton Mirhorodchenko

Realizing potential with AI

Anton uses AI to write code and tackle more projects.

Kyler Middleton

From fixing computers on farms to democratizing DevOps

Kyler discusses her path from rural tech repair jobs to revolutionizing tech education.

Aaron Gustafson

Advancing inclusion with progressive enhancement

Aaron’s journey towards progressive enhancement and inclusive design.

Ruth Ikegah

Putting the African open source community on the map

Ruth’s dream is to show people that Africans aren’t just consumers of open source: They’re creators as well.

Nick Penston // Fidelity Investments

Scaling standards and community in your organization

Learn how to implement open source community ideas to spread best practices.

Denys Lashchevskyi // Betsson

A beginner’s guide to running and managing custom CodeQL queries

Transform your code into a structured database that you can use to surface security vulnerabilities and discover new insights.

Niek Palm // Philips

Provisioning self-hosted GitHub Actions runners on demand

How Philips optimized their CI/CD process using GitHub Actions and self-hosted runners.

Mike Gifford // CivicActions

Treat accessibility issues as bugs, not feature requests

Follow Drupal’s lead: Prioritize and systematically squash accessibility bugs.

About The
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.

Follow us:

Nominate a developer

Nominate inspiring developers and projects you think we should feature in The ReadME Project.

Support the community

Recognize developers working behind the scenes and help open source projects get the resources they need.

Thank you! for subscribing