Nikita Prokopov

is creating Fira Code and Clojure open-source

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About

Hi!

My name is Nikita Prokopov, but you might know me as @nikitonsky as well. I’m the author of Fira Code, a popular programming font, AnyBar, a universal status indicator, and some open-source Clojure libraries: DataScriptTongueUberdepsAlabaster etc. I also occasionally blog about programming at tonsky.me and about UX at grumpy.website.

I’ve worked professionally as a Software Engineer for 15 years, but lately I took some time off and want to focus on my own projects. Meaning: support, improve, write about, talk about, educate, and of course build more new stuff. And since I'm not making any money off my open-source, that’s where I need your help! So if you’re interested, keep reading.

Why do I need this?

Supporting open-source takes time. Projects need to be maintained, people need to be helped, bugs need to be fixed (or at least checked), new features need to be developed, documentation needs to be written, and so on. This takes serious contribution, more than I was able to provide working a full-time job. And I want to see my projects in good health, well maintained and alive. This is as important to me as it is to you, people who enjoy and use them, maybe even have businesses built around them (let me know btw—I always love to hear stories of my projects been used in the wild).

Enter my Patreon campaign! I decided to buy some time off my day job and commit it to support projects I created and maybe even develop new ones.

How does it work?

Simple: you set up a monthly donation for any amount you feel comfortable. That will cover my expenses and pay for the time I would commit to my open-source projects. Everything I do, I share with you.

Also a simple and efficient way to help is to share this page with your friends!

What’s in it for you?

Early access: Every patron with any pledge will get early access to my blog posts (drafts) with an option to review and give feedback before it’s published. I’ll also post occasional early access “backstage” videos about my process: how Fira Code is created, how I program Clojure etc.

Shout out
: Names of all $5+ patrons will be put on my site (updated monthly) and in release notes, e.g. Fira Code (unless you explicitly don’t want to—that’s fine too, just let me know).

Stickers: $10+ patrons can get Fira Code and DataScript stickers: just message me with your physical address.

Personal contact: For $50+ tiers, you can also ask for a specific issue to be fixed, if it comes to that. Or jump on a call to discuss any stuff you’re interested in.
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One full week per month dedicated to open-source. This is enough to develop new features regularly
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