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Hi there 👋

I'm Erika Heidi (she/her), a creative developer and technical writer passionate about open source, Linux, and PHP. I'm also a published author, conference speaker, and have been nominated GitHub Star.

I currently work as Developer Experience Engineer at Chainguard, where I create educational resources linked to Supply Chain Security. Previously, I worked as Technical Writer at DigitalOcean, where I wrote tutorials and other educational resources about Linux, systems administration, devOps, and PHP / Laravel.

I thoroughly enjoy working on experimental applications and small side projects. If coders had a style, I'd say mine is minimalist and/or indie.

Open source has always taken a special place in my heart, and what I like the most about it is the aspect of "learning in public", essentially sharing what you are working on and feel excited about, since it may be useful for other folks even if just as an inspiration. Here's some projects I'm excited about right now:

  • Minicli - A minimalist framework for command-line centric PHP apps.
  • GDaisy - A templating system for dynamically generating images with PHP-GD.
  • Dynacover - A CLI app to dynamically generate and upload profile covers to your Twitter profile, showing latest followers and other information.
  • Librarian - An experimental file-based CMS / markdown document indexer in PHP.

If you would like to support my open source work, consider becoming a sponsor. Also, consider sponsoring the awesome folks at


  1. minicli/minicli minicli/minicli Public

    A minimalist framework for command-line applications in PHP

    PHP 1k 55

  2. autodocs autodocs Public

    Automated Documentation

    PHP 18

  3. librarianphp/librarian librarianphp/librarian Public template

    A static site generator and markdown indexer inspired by Hugo and DEV, written in PHP

    CSS 130 10

  4. Public

    My Personal Website

    CSS 2

  5. sponsoropensource sponsoropensource Public

    A list of underrepresented open source developers that can be sponsored through the GitHub Sponsors program

    CSS 8 1

  6. librarianphp/parsed librarianphp/parsed Public

    A generic content parser based on the devto markdown + frontmatter format, with liquid tag support

    PHP 19