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@alexellis

Alex Ellis

alexellis
United Kingdom

Become an Insider and join my journey

When you join GitHub Sponsors you become an Insider because you're joining my independent Open Source journey. You'll be right there with me each week reading my email updates on: independent open source and the challenges of monetisation (sustainability).

Keep these projects independent, free and actively developed

Are you already a user? Perhaps you just appreciate developer tools that make your job easier. Including: k3sup, arkade, openfaas, inlets and derek.

These projects do not receive external funding, but are free and open source. I don't want to have to shut any of them down, but have to be honest with you. They cost time and money to maintain and develop. This is where you can help.

What do you get? 🧑‍💻

Not only do you get bragging rights about actually supporting Open Source, but all Sponsors get access to a premium newsletter called Insiders Updates. Each week I email you a digest of all my OSS projects covering news, tutorials, events and promotions. As an Insider, you'll also be able to send me content to include for your latest blog posts.

You don't have to specifically use OpenFaaS or inlets in production to take part, although you really should if you do.

Here's a taster of recent Updates on the industry with free additional resources:

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 over 18 months of updates, tips & tricks, and downloads.

Including:

  • 20% discount for my eBooks: Netbooting the Raspberry Pi w/ K3s, Serverless For Everyone Else and Everyday Go
  • Book a 1:1 with Alex at a discounted rate

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How my work benefits you 🎯

If you've ever searched for a topic on Go, Docker, Raspberry Pi, or Kubernetes, then the chances are that you've already benefitted from my work. You might have also seen one of my blog posts on Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News or in a newsletter.

As a CNCF Ambassador I volunteer my time to help the community understand how to use and benefit from Cloud Native and open source technology.

OpenFaaS is the largest project with over 27k GitHub Stars, more than 350 contributors, and hundreds of blog posts and conference talks recorded from around the world. This project takes up the majority of my time and focus, but unfortunately, many end-users do not contribute any resources to its upkeep or continued development.

Join me on this journey 🙋‍♂️

Open Source is not sustainable without external funding, and I don't expect GitHub Sponsors to ever pay the bills. So over the past 2 years I've built a Premium Consulting business. I help companies reach developers, show off their technology, get connected with influencers, and to build their own communities.

The more funds we can raise through GitHub Sponsors, then the more I can focus on what you know me for: open source software, technical tutorials, building community, and creating more value for you.

If OpenFaaS creates direct value for your team or workflow, then sponsor openfaas directly.

I believe open-source should stay open and that we need to sustain both people and projects. If you do too, then Sponsor today and join my journey 🏆

Expand my horizons with a book

🤓 Expand my horizons by sending me a book from my Amazon wishlist

157 sponsors are funding alexellis’s work.

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I need your help to secure the future of OpenFaaS, inlets, k3sup and arkade. These projects do not receive external funding from the companies that rely on them in production, so it's up to all of us to keep them alive. Your sponsorship means that these projects can continue to exist for everyone to use and benefit from. The more we raise here, the more I can serve the community.

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Featured work

  1. openfaas/faas

    OpenFaaS - Serverless Functions Made Simple

  2. alexellis/k3sup

    bootstrap Kubernetes with k3s over SSH < 1 min 🚀

  3. alexellis/arkade

    Open Source Kubernetes Marketplace

  4. alexellis/derek

    Reduce maintainer fatigue by automating GitHub

  5. inlets/inlets-operator

    Get public LoadBalancers on your local Kubernetes clusters

51% towards 300 sponsors goal

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affix and 154 others sponsor this goal

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You believe in my Open Source and community work. This tier is going to help me spend more time on Open Source and giving back.

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