Hi! I’m Thibaud :)
This is me:
I’m an open-source contributor, core developer of Wagtail, specialised in front-end development: React, accessibility, pattern libraries, automation, and more.
If you use Wagtail you probably use something I've contributed to: the new editor Draftail, the explorer menu with React, Awesome Wagtail, Made with Wagtail, and many more. Over the years I’ve worked on 100 pull requests to Wagtail, from myself and from others.
Why a Patreon?
Towards the end of 2017 I was busy working on Draftail, a new rich text editor for Wagtail. Now Draftail is part of Wagtail and people seem very happy with it, but my day job is no longer related to any of those things. I'm contributing to those projects in my free time, and it isn't sustainable. That’s why I’m asking for your support!
Building and maintaining a rich text editor is a big endeavour. Draftail has a lot of potential to do so much more, and I would love to take it to the next level. I’m also involved with efforts to make Wagtail accessible, and build a Django Girls tutorial extension for Wagtail. All of those things take commitment, and they will happen much, much faster if I can get financial support for this work.
Why should we support you?
If you’re an organisation – you likely benefit from the projects I’m working on. Supporting my work is an occasion for you to contribute to the future of those projects in a very real way: you can steer their direction with me, and ensure they keep getting maintained.
If you’re working on your own – I love to help around open-source projects, I can help you to contribute the things you are working on. With your patronage, I get to keep answering all the questions and reviewing all the pull requests 🌈.
And you could also get very sleek stickers!
How does this work?
It's super simple:
- Pledge more than $10 per month to get to vote on what my monthly goals will be.
- Pledge more than $50 per month to propose ideas of your own (limited spots).
Yup. I don’t want to be building things no one cares about – so let’s decide together what I should aim for on any given month. Eligible patrons will have access to a monthly poll to prioritise proposals. Here is what this could look like – pick the ones you would like to see progress on this month:
- Django Girls tutorial extension for Wagtail
- Emoji support for Draftail
- Make Wagtail accessible for users with disabilities
- Build a Draftail code block with syntax highlighting for Wagtail
Now let’s build great things together!