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Command Line Heroes

Hear about the developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels revolutionizing the technology landscape. Podcast host Saron Yitbarek tells the epic true tales of the people who attempt the extraordinary and persevere against all odds.

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About your host

Saron Yitbarek is a developer and the founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. She hosts 2 other fantastic shows: CodeNewbie Podcast and Base.cs Podcast.

Meet Saron

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Staff favorites

Season 1, OS wars_part 1

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Season 1, OS wars_part 1

It feels good to start at the beginning. Especially when the beginning is a dating game hosted by Steve Jobs.

Aaron Williamson
Web Lead

Hear where we began

Season 2, Fail better

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Season 2, Fail better

I love how this episode celebrates events we’re conditioned to fear—and shows how success often comes from stumbles.

Johan Philippine
Managing Editor/Writer

Learn to fail better

Season 4, Smarter Phones

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Season 4, Smarter Phones

A truly fascinating story about a product just ahead of its time, told by the team that laid so much of the groundwork for the defining technology of the 21st century—smartphones.

Justin Braun
Creative Strategist

Listen to the story

Beyond the podcast

Practice what you learn from the podcast. Help build open source games inspired by Command Line Heroes—all done the open source way. Play for free, share your thoughts, and contribute anything from code to design.

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Presented by Red Hat

For 25 years, Red Hat has been bringing open source technologies to the enterprise. From the operating system to containers, we believe in building better technology together–and celebrating the unsung heroes who are remaking our world from the command line up.