OpenPowerlifting is creating a public-domain archive of powerlifting history
51

patrons

$223
per month
We're archiving the history of powerlifting and building cool and helpful things, like the Lifter Rankings. The goal is to remember every lifter at every level of the sport across every federation, and bring them all together. All the data and code are released for free!

Although this project is a volunteer-run service to the powerlifting community, we need funds for things like servers and paid help with data-entry work. There are lots of things that we'd like to be able to do, but that require dedicated hardware.

We've kept our Patreon pledge tiers very low because honestly the project's projected costs are not tremendous, and it's possible that we can become sufficiently funded with only a small amount of support. But please know that everything contributed will all go back into making the project better.
Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Preserve all of powerlifting history for future generations -- not just the record-holders, but of everyone who ever competed!
Supporters Plus
$3 or more per month 45 patrons
Support the project, and style your name however you want, as long as it doesn't break the site. Pink text! Comic Sans! Small Caps! Other good ideas.

Plus sincere thanks for helping the project stay alive.
Goals
$223 of $300 per month
Expand Internationally!

We've deployed our new server architecture to the site -- it's now the fastest sports site on the planet, and very light on computer resources.

But it's currently just one small server in NYC. That works well for people in the USA and Western Europe, but people elsewhere have slower connections to the server simply because of the distance the information has to travel.

Our current architecture scales roughly linearly with how much we can spend on it. We want to expand to have servers that are globally-distributed, with more memory/CPU, to serve communities on the other side of the world from us.
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We're archiving the history of powerlifting and building cool and helpful things, like the Lifter Rankings. The goal is to remember every lifter at every level of the sport across every federation, and bring them all together. All the data and code are released for free!

Although this project is a volunteer-run service to the powerlifting community, we need funds for things like servers and paid help with data-entry work. There are lots of things that we'd like to be able to do, but that require dedicated hardware.

We've kept our Patreon pledge tiers very low because honestly the project's projected costs are not tremendous, and it's possible that we can become sufficiently funded with only a small amount of support. But please know that everything contributed will all go back into making the project better.

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Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Preserve all of powerlifting history for future generations -- not just the record-holders, but of everyone who ever competed!
Supporters Plus
$3 or more per month 45 patrons
Support the project, and style your name however you want, as long as it doesn't break the site. Pink text! Comic Sans! Small Caps! Other good ideas.

Plus sincere thanks for helping the project stay alive.