Our community has its own celebs and high-profile founders, but let us say up front that Follow Friday isn’t about popularity alone. Instead, we’ll feature GitHub users who contribute to and truly influence the open source community on GitHub.
Blake’s Sinatra and its simple DSL have inspired more tribute bands than perhaps The Chairman himself. The next time you hear “it’s like Sinatra, but for…”, think of Blake. Blake has over a hundred repos on GitHub, his most recent is Swirl, a version agnostic EC2 client.
Outside of Ryan Dahl, perhaps nobody else as avidly contributed to Node.js than Felix. Felix also has created projects like node-dirty, a tiny and fast key value store for Node that should be ideal for apps with < 1 million records.
You probably know Jeremy’s superhero alter-ego Document Cloud under which he’s released popular projects like Underscore.js. But lately Jeremy’s own project CoffeeScript has also become quite popular. Jeremy is the first two-time guest on The Changelog, appearing on Episode 0.0.5 and Episode 0.2.9.