Imagine a world where you could access information as easily as you could breathe.
You can stop imagining: this is the world we live in.
With Google, almost everything can be a finger tap away. With the right keywords, you can access the right information.
The challenge now isn’t a lack of information—it’s how to access that information in a curated fashion.
In that sense, Github, the hub for open source software has become a good way to organize information. By modifying the README files typically used to document how software is used into a list or a resource itself, the open source movement is applying yet another twist to how it can leverage existing resources in new ways to solve old problems.
It is innovation in action. The best part of it is that you can contribute even if you’re non-technical by getting an account, and making pull requests that change the text: you update the text how you will, and then you can push the changes to moderators who will look over your proposed changes, or reject them.
Here’s a guide on how to go about doing that:
Now to take a look at the resources that have been assembled for you to learn code and entrepreneurship.
https://github.com/athivvat/Startup-Resources: A list of startup resources that’ll help you get your feet set to build something.
https://gist.github.com/ndarville/4295324: A list of digital business models, along with a comparision to a company or startup known to be using that strategy.
https://github.com/bayandin/awesome-awesomeness: An overarching framework of most of the coding resources on Github, including a bunch of resources on technical topics.
https://github.com/gloparco/Master-List-of-HTML5-JS-CSS-Resources: A special list for HTML/CSS/JS resources.
https://github.com/vinta/awesome-python: A list of the Python frameworks you can use.
https://github.com/akullpp/awesome-java: A similar list as awesome-python, this time for Java frameworks.
https://github.com/vhf/free-programming-books: An awesome curated list of free programming books.
https://github.com/dypsilon/frontend-dev-bookmarks: A list of resources a front-end developer has bookmarked over many years.
What are some awesome resources you’ve seen on Github? If I’m missing any, let me know in the comments below 🙂