Books for geeks

One of my favorite perks of working at GitHub is the fact that the company covers all your work-related reading. That (plus a good deal of travel over the years) means that I’ve read quite a few books about technology, about open source, and about business.

If those topics sound interesting, here are some of my favorite books for hackers, for geeks, and for open source developers.

Of course, if you have a recommendation, I’m always looking for new books to read. Let me know in the comments below.

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Prior to GitHub, Ben was a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows where he served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the role of technology in brokering the relationship between citizens and government. Ben has also served as a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer within the Executive Office of the President where he was instrumental in drafting the President’s Digital Strategy and Open Data Policy, on the SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team, the White House’s first and only agile development team, and as a New Media Fellow, in the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of the Managing Director. His paper, Towards a More Agile Government was published in the Public Contract Law Journal, arguing that Federal IT Procurement should be more amenable to modern, agile development methods. More about the author →

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