Nadia Eghbal

I'm a writer and researcher who likes to understand how people work. I try to engage in both theory and practice, which means I'm always cycling between writing to understand a topic, then finding ways to test those ideas in the "real world."

I'm currently interested in parasocial communities and reputation-based economies. I work at Substack.

Previously, I focused on open source software, working independently and at GitHub to improve the developer experience. I recently published a book about open source developers called Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software (available here).

I occasionally write on this website (RSS), and I also publish my notes every month. For future updates, you can sign up for my monthly newsletter, where I share my writing, notes, and anything interesting I've read.

If you'd like to get in touch, find me on Twitter @nayafia or email nadia.eghbal@gmail.com. Fair warning: I am overwhelmed by messages right now. I'd love to be able to respond to everyone, but if you don't hear back, it's not personal! I'm trying my best. (I am also more responsive to short emails.)

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