Alex Ellis

is creating OpenFaaS - Serverless Functions Made Simple

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Hi 👋 I'm the founder of the OpenFaaS project, an open-source platform that brings a portable Serverless experience to developers anywhere. OpenFaaS has become one of the leading projects in this space and has helped form an industry. Within the project there's been over 250 contributors from all-around the world and we now have 20k GitHub stars. I've built up a team of regular contributors and core team members who help lead and direct the project.

I believe open-source should stay open and that we need to sustain both people and projects. If you do too, then become my sponsor today 🏆.

How my work benefits you 🎯

You may have already benefitted from one of my blog posts, tutorials, conference-talks or workshops, which are regularly featured on Hacker News, Twitter and in newsletters. I cover topics like: Linux, Golang, OSS, Docker, Kubernetes, Serverless and cloud.

As a CNCF Ambassador
, I practice building OSS communities and helping contributors grow and thrive through relationship.

OpenFaaS is used in production by dozens of companies
👔, some of which have joined the end-user community and have their logo listed on I have written hundreds of blog posts 📝, code samples on open source tech.

It is a full-time job to build, lead, maintain, and grow the project and for this reason, with support from my wife and family I decided to quit my job. Unfortunately GitHub stars do not pay the bills and end-user companies also don't contribute financially.

So I founded OpenFaaS Ltd to offer cloud native consulting and support services for OpenFaaS, Open Source, and Kubernetes. The more funds we can raise through sponsorship on GitHub, then the more I can focus on OSS, tutorials, and community, and returning value to you.

What do you get? 🎁

All sponsors get access to a premium email newsletter called Insiders Updates. Each week I'll email you a digest of all my OSS projects covering news, tutorials, events and promotions. You don't have to specifically use OpenFaaS in production to take part, although you really should if you do.

Let me offer you a free gift with the February 2020 newsletter

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