CodeSee Open Source Hub GA
June 30, 2022
Source Hub is a community for developers of all skill levels to
learn, contribute, explore, and connect through open source
communities across the globe.
The majority of existing open source communities are primarily
issue aggregators, used as a location to highlight projects for
developers to work on. OSH provides developers tools to onboard
and understand the massive amount of code in an open source
project, making it easy to contribute, collaborate, and make a
meaningful contribution. This is the first open source community
on the web to bring together maintainers, contributors,
projects, mentorship, support, and communication alongside a
Discord community, the popular online voice, video and text
Contributing to open source has been a valuable way for
developers to learn to code, practice or show off a new skill,
and contribute to “passion projects” by giving back to important
causes. OSH provides tools and information to all
developers–whether they are a recent graduate or a 20 year
veteran, a peer, mentor, or mentee–to contribute and grow in a
safe trusting community.
“We haven’t changed how we read and understand code in 50 years
but open source has engulfed us all, and CodeSee was built to
make understanding code easier. We need more developers learning
from and contributing to open source so that all of our
codebases are more maintainable and resilient. Every codebase is
affected by open source so we need to help each other ramp up in
these codebases quickly and support one another right now,” said
Shanea Leven, co-founder and CEO at CodeSee. “Open Source Hub is
more than a product or network, it is a movement. A movement for
developers at all skill levels to come together, learn,
collaborate, and contribute to and support open source with the
code visibility tools and manpower it desperately needs.”
CodeSee is committed to supporting all developers who
participate in open source projects with confidence and ease.
Originally launched in 2021 as OSS Port, CodeSee’s open source
community started simply as a place to post about and find
projects to work on. By working with community members and other
developers to understand what tools and capabilities the open
source community needed, CodeSee was able to create a unique
experience built for open source developers.
With the launch of OSH, developers can:
the impact of changes using CodeSee to create a visualization of
the codebase making it easy to walk others, both technical and
non-technical people, through the changes.
Build personal profiles and portfolios that visually showcase
their contributions and its impact. Community members can
participate as maintainers, contributors, or both.
Search for and begin projects that fit their needs and areas of
passion including climate change, social activism, and machine
Access engaging content and programs regularly.
Participate in events including livestreams, public stages and
With these additional capabilities, the OSH community has grown
rapidly, demonstrating the need for ease of access to a central
location for developers, projects and communication. For OSH
community members, CodeSee will be forever-free—a commitment
made by CodeSee leaders in support of open source innovation.
What community members are saying:
"MSI is proud to support CodeSee's Open Source Hub in their
endeavors to make coding accessible to all - we are excited to
participate in the launch and can't wait to see what's in store
for the 2022-2023 year!" said Christine Fan, EDU Program Manager
"The Open Source Hub is a great place for technologists of all
skill levels to talk shop while learning about new and emerging
trends in all aspects of open source and technology." said Derek
Murawsky, OSH Community Member Expert.