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Maintainer Andrew Kamal thrives on innovation

Meet Andrew Kamal, maintainer of decentralized-internet, an open source library he maintains across languages from JavaScript to Ruby. Andrew has ...
Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on April 8, 2021

How urllib3 maintainer Seth Larson streamlined the release process

By Amy Hays on August 18, 2020
Seth Larson has a history of adopting unmaintained open source libraries. It’s not that he seeks out orphaned packages—it’s usually because an ...

How Jordan Harband maintains hundreds of npm packages

By Amy Hays on June 25, 2020
Meet Jordan Harband: he currently maintains more than 200 npm packages.

Meet Joda maintainer, Stephen Colebourne

By Amy Hays on November 5, 2019
One day back in 2000, Joda maintainer Stephen Colebourne decided to contribute to the Apache Commons Project. His goal? He wanted to help improve the ...

Changelog’s maintainer spotlight featuring Mongoose maintainer, Val Karpov

By Amy Hays on October 10, 2019
Each month, we partner with the podcast The Changelog on a new Maintainer Spotlight featuring an open source maintainer who is doing interesting work.

Check out The Changelog's maintainer spotlight, featuring lifter Feross Aboukhadijeh

By Amy Hays on September 3, 2019
A few months ago, we announced our partnership with the podcast The Changelog. Each month, we partner with them on a new Maintainer Spotlight podcast ...

Project Lombok's Roel Spilker: Why rejecting good ideas is the hardest part of being a maintainer

By Brenna Heaps on August 27, 2019
Project Lombok maintainer Roel Spilker thinks the hardest part of being a maintainer is rejecting good feature ideas. It’s heartbreaking, he said, to ...

How an annoying Python package led Alex Clark to create Pillow

By Brenna Heaps on August 15, 2019
While working in a Python CMS called Plone, Alex Clark kept running into issues with its imaging library, PIL, caused by the non-standard way it was ...

Project Lombok core maintainer Reinier Zwitserloot shares his open source journey

By Brenna Heaps on August 8, 2019
Reinier Zwitserloot’s journey into the world of open source is a familiar one: he discovered a problem he thought he could fix, so he and his ...

Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari shares his open source software journey

By Brenna Heaps on July 30, 2019
Meet Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari. Olivier is a software engineer from France, and he’s a core maintainer of Material-UI, a ...

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