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How my work benefits you 🎯

You may have already benefitted from one of my blog posts, tutorials, conference-talks or workshops, which are regularly featured on Hacker News, Twitter and in newsletters. I cover topics like: Linux, Golang, OSS, Docker, Kubernetes, Raspberry Pi, Serverless and Cloud computing.

As a CNCF Ambassador, I practice building OSS communities and helping contributors grow and thrive through relationship.

OpenFaaS is used in production by dozens of companies 👔, some of which have joined the end-user community and have their logo listed on I have written hundreds of blog posts 📝, code samples on open source tech.

I also lead and curate a number of Open Source developer tools such as openfaas, inlets, k3sup, arkade, and derek, which you can view on my profile.

What do you get? 🎁

All sponsors get access to a premium email newsletter called Insiders Updates. Each week I'll email you a digest of all my OSS projects covering news, tutorials, events and promotions. You don't have to specifically use OpenFaaS in production to take part, although you really should if you do.

Let me offer you a free gift of two recent Insiders Updates:

Treasure Trove 🏝

Qualifying tiers also get complete access to all past Insiders Updates over at The Treasure Trove - log in with your GitHub account to access every update I've written at any time.

What am I creating? 👋

Hi I'm the founder of the OpenFaaS project, an open-source platform that brings a portable Serverless experience to developers anywhere. OpenFaaS has become one of the leading projects in this space and has helped form an industry. Within the project there's been over 250 contributors from all-around the world and we now have > 21k GitHub stars

I believe open-source should stay open and that we need to sustain both people and projects. If you do too, then subscribe to my newsletter via GitHub Sponsors today 🏆.

Why do I need you to subscribe? 🙋‍♂️

It is a full-time job to build, lead, maintain, and grow the project and for this reason, with support from my wife and family I decided to quit my job. Unfortunately GitHub stars do not pay the bills and end-user companies also don't contribute financially.

So I founded OpenFaaS Ltd to offer cloud native consulting and support services for OpenFaaS, Open Source, and Kubernetes. The more funds we can raise through sponsorship on GitHub, then the more I can focus on OSS, tutorials, and community, and returning value to you.

Want to sponsor OpenFaaS directly, as a commercial user or professional developer? View the separate OpenFaaS Sponsor page

Watch my new video update - My Mission for 2020

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How am I sustaining my open source and community work? What's next for 2020? And how you can get involved.

160 sponsors are funding alexellis’s next goal


This goal will help me continue to work on OpenFaaS, inlets, k3sup, arkade and my many premium tutorials whilst keeping the OSS projects free, active, and independently owned.


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53% towards 300 sponsors goal

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westonsteimel and 159 others sponsor this goal

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🎯 You may have benefitted from my blogs, tutorials, or one of the projects I maintain like OpenFaaS, inlets, k3sup, or Derek. Choose this tier, or upgrade for more benefits.

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🏝 Treasure Trove - access the complete backlog of Insiders Updates at any time

You're making a contribution to sustaining my OSS and community work.
You're supporting my tutorials, blog posts and OSS projects on: OpenFaaS, inlets, k3sup & Derek.

Enable me to continue to give free community-support on Slack and GitHub coaching and leading the community.

💻 Early access to qualifying tutorials and workshops

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👑💻🎒🐳 #TeamServerless premium tier with SWAG! ✉️📭 Upon request I'll ship you some OpenFaaS stickers and magnets along with an exclusive #TeamServerless patch that you can attach to your bag or hoodie. Thank you for your generous support.

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🏝 Treasure Trove - access the complete backlog of Insiders Updates at any time
🚀 Enable me to continue working on OSS
🎁 Claim an exclusive #TeamServerless patch and stickers
👕 10% off all OpenFaaS SWAG in the store

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$150 a month


🥉 Bronze sponsor.
An entry-level sponsorship tier for small start-ups who want to connect their brand to a thriving developer community or who use OpenFaaS in their workflow. You'll be listed in the file in openfaas/faas.

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