Geoffrey is creating open source software, community support, and training materials
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🙌 I'm Geoff, an open source maintainer and as a maintainer, I have a serious load on my shoulders. I'm responsible for authoring and maintaining tools that enable developers to deliver business value faster and easier.

Gone are the days where a developer has to start every project by defining their own IO, data structures and sub routines. Modern developers rely on frameworks, third party libraries and other niceties that use to take hundreds of developer man hours before writing any business logic. Being a maintainer, and focusing that level of effort is a labor of love, but a labor not the less.

If maintainers aren't supported then communities won't grow and there may not be a fresh package when you need a bug fixed. I urge you to get involved. We don't want a tragedy of the commons.

So What's Patreon?

Patreon (this site) is a service that enables you to support a creator through monthly payments. It's a way for someone to support themselves doing exactly what they're passionate about: whether it's creating books, videos, art, and in my case code (or something more abstract like project maintenance). By users supporting them directly, creators won't need to resort to doing unrelated side work, quick, low-quality content to pay the bills, or even sponsorships for specific features.

Why Donate?

If you or your company uses open-source software or appreciates the work I do in open source, please consider supporting me directly so I can continue maintaining it as my full-time job! I think it's pretty clear that software actually costs something, and that even though it may be offered freely, somebody is paying the cost.

You'll be helping to ensure I can spend the time not just fixing bugs, adding features, releasing new versions, but also keeping projects afloat and growing. Think of investing in me not just for the output of my code but my continued role in the open-source ecosystem.
Tiers
Coffee Support ❤️
$5 or more per month
Things that take mental energy just work better with coffee! 


I (almost always) brew my own coffee unless I'm in the city in which case you'll usually find me hanging out at Espressory


If you're in town (and I'm there) the coffee is on me.

Pen Pal ✍️
$10 or more per month
Thanks for supporting my work! 


I'll add you to the Supporter section at ghuntley.com/thanks 🙌.


If I start writing more, you can get early access to posts before  they come out. Then you can pay to help improve my writing 😂


(+all previous rewards)

Hops Sponsor 🍺
$20 or more per month
If you're in town (and I'm there) it's my shout. If you don't drink then we can do high-tea ☕ or whatever.


(+all previous rewards)

50cc Racer 🍄
$50 or more per month
When not maintain software I'm usually playing Mario Kart on Switch with my kids. When they retire for night - game on. If you don't have a Switch then we could do Overwatch where I Orissa Protector main.


(+all previous rewards)

Bronze Sponsor🎖
$100 or more per month
Publicity and services, inc priority response to enquires on any open-source software that I maintain. 


(+all previous rewards)

⚡️ Support Contract ⚡️
$1,000 or more per month
Bespoke offerings territory.  Get hands-on help from from an experienced consultant, solution architect and software engineer.  


Ask development questions via email or a private support desk and get prompt answers from an expert. 


If you want general help for per hour of time (whether it's for help on  open source, a workshop, training, or contributing), you message me here  or on Twitter for more details. We can use Patreon itself or I can provide an invoice under a contract.


(+all previous rewards)

Goals
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You'll be making dreams come true!

I'll be able to send down the ladder and be in a financial position to do micro-grants for folks with less privilege than I and support other open-source maintainers to work on new features, do A+ level community management, mentor newbies and ship solutions to defects in < 24 hours.
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🙌 I'm Geoff, an open source maintainer and as a maintainer, I have a serious load on my shoulders. I'm responsible for authoring and maintaining tools that enable developers to deliver business value faster and easier.

Gone are the days where a developer has to start every project by defining their own IO, data structures and sub routines. Modern developers rely on frameworks, third party libraries and other niceties that use to take hundreds of developer man hours before writing any business logic. Being a maintainer, and focusing that level of effort is a labor of love, but a labor not the less.

If maintainers aren't supported then communities won't grow and there may not be a fresh package when you need a bug fixed. I urge you to get involved. We don't want a tragedy of the commons.

So What's Patreon?

Patreon (this site) is a service that enables you to support a creator through monthly payments. It's a way for someone to support themselves doing exactly what they're passionate about: whether it's creating books, videos, art, and in my case code (or something more abstract like project maintenance). By users supporting them directly, creators won't need to resort to doing unrelated side work, quick, low-quality content to pay the bills, or even sponsorships for specific features.

Why Donate?

If you or your company uses open-source software or appreciates the work I do in open source, please consider supporting me directly so I can continue maintaining it as my full-time job! I think it's pretty clear that software actually costs something, and that even though it may be offered freely, somebody is paying the cost.

You'll be helping to ensure I can spend the time not just fixing bugs, adding features, releasing new versions, but also keeping projects afloat and growing. Think of investing in me not just for the output of my code but my continued role in the open-source ecosystem.

Recent posts by Geoffrey

Tiers
Coffee Support ❤️
$5 or more per month
Things that take mental energy just work better with coffee! 


I (almost always) brew my own coffee unless I'm in the city in which case you'll usually find me hanging out at Espressory


If you're in town (and I'm there) the coffee is on me.

Pen Pal ✍️
$10 or more per month
Thanks for supporting my work! 


I'll add you to the Supporter section at ghuntley.com/thanks 🙌.


If I start writing more, you can get early access to posts before  they come out. Then you can pay to help improve my writing 😂


(+all previous rewards)

Hops Sponsor 🍺
$20 or more per month
If you're in town (and I'm there) it's my shout. If you don't drink then we can do high-tea ☕ or whatever.


(+all previous rewards)

50cc Racer 🍄
$50 or more per month
When not maintain software I'm usually playing Mario Kart on Switch with my kids. When they retire for night - game on. If you don't have a Switch then we could do Overwatch where I Orissa Protector main.


(+all previous rewards)

Bronze Sponsor🎖
$100 or more per month
Publicity and services, inc priority response to enquires on any open-source software that I maintain. 


(+all previous rewards)

⚡️ Support Contract ⚡️
$1,000 or more per month
Bespoke offerings territory.  Get hands-on help from from an experienced consultant, solution architect and software engineer.  


Ask development questions via email or a private support desk and get prompt answers from an expert. 


If you want general help for per hour of time (whether it's for help on  open source, a workshop, training, or contributing), you message me here  or on Twitter for more details. We can use Patreon itself or I can provide an invoice under a contract.


(+all previous rewards)