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Open Source Heroes is a series dedicated to recognizing and sponsoring up-and-coming open source developers who are motivated to unleash their potential every day. “Thanks for listening, go follow me on Twitter and contribute to my open source project.” That’s what you usually hear at the end of a developer’s talk at a conference. But when we heard Kyle Mathews give his lightning talk at React.js Conf 2016, his final line grabbed our attention: [...]

Open Source Heroes is a series dedicated to recognizing up-and-coming open source developers who are motivated to unleash their potential every day. Yoshua Wuyts is unstoppable. There are few developers today as driven and active as Yoshua is. Just read his Twitter feed for a minute and you'll get a sense of his hustle. His release of Choo, a "5kb framework for creating sturdy applications", has racked up 2k+ stars on Github, and that's just the [...]

What motivates developers to contribute to open source? Is it the fame and the followers? The thousands of stars on Github? Why sacrifice your time to write code for free? If you ask a man who’s collected 20,000+ stars on Github, he’ll tell you it was more about the journey than the fame that comes with surpassing Django, Redux or Golang in stars. “Star count is not really all that matters,” says Evan You, creator of Vue.js. “It’s a self-improvin [...]

When we recently did research for “How to contribute to open source communities” by talking with X-Teamers and developers from many different open source projects, we discovered the five most important ways that developers can contribute to help create a sustainable project and community. Below you’ll find my 10-minute lightning talk slides for PHPFest tonight about being a GIVER, someone who focuses each day on giving an hour to do one of those [...]

Although contributing to open source isn’t a revolutionary idea, if you ask most developers how to do it, very few know how to get started or even what it really entails. ContributeX, an X-Labs sponsored event and fund, looks to solve that by removing some of the barriers to entry. It’s a call to begin the journey and find ways to work with others of the same mind. We want developers around the world to feel empowered to contribute to an open sou [...]

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