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Dr Nic Williams

CEO at Stark & Wayne
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He writes blog posts for developers; creates tools, libraries and text editor extensions for developers; and speaks to developers at conferences.

He’s the CEO of Stark & Wayne, a consultancy for people who love Cloud Foundry and Jenkins.

He has contributed to over 300 open source projects. He is known for creating or curating projects such as Bosh, App Scrolls, Rails Installer, Composite Primary Keys, Choc Top, App Scrolls, Rails TextMate bundle, New Gem, Tab Tab, GitHub Badges, Install Theme for Rails, and Dr Nic’s Magic Models.

He’s Australian and now living in the Bay Area.

And he’s funny; if you can understand his accent.

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Beaver 4aaa0657e89d77a213defc49d173e7bca9b1e93222cdb2c9ae814380fdd4ea38
Beaver
Have at least one original repo where go is the dominant language
Forked100 eb3235ebeb00483ef070677bead3e2c4037d5b3f9197d3f6c524a0b0bf185587
Forked 100
Have a seriously badass project that's been forked at least 100 times
Forked50 dfb43b5a47a4ee100a1d56e45ef509ffd0aab7612db3bdcb625a9ba4f7a8a346
Forked 50
Have a project with a thriving community of users that's been forked at least 50 times
Velociraptor b40b0403f8d1440d76f05964955b1aab10f73b8ee6dc17bc195414f84defebca
Velociraptor
Have at least one original repo where Perl is the dominant language
Python df746136c133c10a796100239e3563e3419fb4d5a7b8cc9bed181c941f6dbf55
Python
Would you expect anything less? Have at least one original repo where Python is the dominant language
Moongoose rails 61a44b75d25bd09e63c2780a21585332438ff57f0e9e00b022f625170133ef69
Ashcat
Make Ruby on Rails better for everyone by getting a commit accepted
Honeybadger e6a507524dd5b8b273f39b437d9da1c1bbbb434a59a060a1fe67e3ad83736261
Honey Badger
Have at least one original Node.js-specific repo
Raven 35923a69492045dffe4dfe0d7ebf31da4e76efabbbdaa090acd59d17debb3087
Raven
Have at least one original repo where some form of shell script is the dominant language
Philanthropist e34b034d62cd2d6ac58047fef0d94b5f203d416dd6a8f344f9d94c07d71b8dab
Philanthropist
Truly improve developer quality of life by sharing at least 50 individual open source projects
Octopussy 751c849dad4adc53baa5c9f9f269a5e3810f8d8b85d348f1c629e0e8fea26ef9
Octopussy
Have a repo followed by a member of the GitHub team
Walrus 1f517cbbd8f030099b8386c53d4ee40fece3fa146b6362accb3abddb436482cb
Walrus
The walrus is no stranger to variety. Use at least 4 different languages throughout all your repos
Altrustic fea3bde05a17a18ff6420dbd7a646cc4536c51f46db27536401e56bee0dc086a
Altruist
Increase developer well-being by sharing at least 20 open source projects
100lemming 75ef69b417fed814e00911c952268ec8f46e670b2b7f1d3197e95e531530c5f3
Lemmings 100
Write something great enough to have at least 100 watchers of the project
Forked20 d8399a08bf011790a855bcc59ae5ffe039e48f3ca9094f9425d6685a2b7fd330
Forked 20
Have an established project that's been forked at least 20 times
Forked1 63f23ad054823f6065b4526f8552dbc2c4fbaa75d22db7150d700201218ac426
Forked
Have a project valued enough to be forked by someone else
Charity bab6d575c53894cc9e395db7cdb1f0f91f176fa0cc8122c5f824e672f3d556a4
Charity
Fork and commit to someone's open source project in need
Mongoose3 3c4898df9b91ea4bec8bce0c83908998df630cbbf749d2dcfadba121af2bf1fa
Mongoose 3
Have at least three original repos where Ruby is the dominant language
Mongoose 299fb33af2a4e416505b484d73e79ee3ff1840f3c7385d6bbbc158f76be054cb
Mongoose
Have at least one original repo where Ruby is the dominant language
Bear 5c19af6347f82c65ad573ca74334eb155a8b3bb617607752895dc6751c6c88fc
Bear
Have at least one original repo where Objective-C is the dominant language