Nikita Prokopov is creating Fira Code and Clojure open-source
81

patrons

$725
per month
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: DataScriptRumTongueClojure Warrior 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 13 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?

Names of all patrons will be put on my site (unless you explicitly don’t want to—that’s fine too) in a “sponsored by” section.

Every patron with $10+ 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 “backstage” videos/posts about my process: how Fira Code is created, how I program Clojure etc.

For bigger 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.
Tiers
Fan
$5 or more per month 29 patrons
A real fan: you get mentioned in “Patrons” section on my website
Supporter
$10 or more per month 33 patrons
A real supporter: all fan benefits + early access to article drafts and backstage videos. Let me know if you want any stickers ;)
Sponsor
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
A real sponsor: you fund a huge part of my work. All supporter benefits + personal help if you have any issues with my projects
Business
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
If you use my projects in your business, this layer is likely for you. Same benefits as in Sponsor
Goals
$725 of $1,500 per month
One full week per month dedicated to open-source. This is enough to develop new features regularly
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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: DataScriptRumTongueClojure Warrior 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 13 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?

Names of all patrons will be put on my site (unless you explicitly don’t want to—that’s fine too) in a “sponsored by” section.

Every patron with $10+ 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 “backstage” videos/posts about my process: how Fira Code is created, how I program Clojure etc.

For bigger 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.

Recent posts by Nikita Prokopov

Tiers
Fan
$5 or more per month 29 patrons
A real fan: you get mentioned in “Patrons” section on my website
Supporter
$10 or more per month 33 patrons
A real supporter: all fan benefits + early access to article drafts and backstage videos. Let me know if you want any stickers ;)
Sponsor
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
A real sponsor: you fund a huge part of my work. All supporter benefits + personal help if you have any issues with my projects
Business
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
If you use my projects in your business, this layer is likely for you. Same benefits as in Sponsor