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Henry Zhu

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Hiya friends,

I left my job back in March 2018 to pursue working on open source, intending to be full funded by the community! (I've had a Patreon for over a year now but will be moving over to GitHub over time)

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I've been working on Babel since 2015 (I'm not the creator; I joined long after it was renamed from 6to5 and already popular). I've moved from hopeful onlooker to stumbling into becoming a still hopeful maintainer. Yet I care deeply about open source as a whole; not just asking the hard questions but living them out.

If you would like to support my current work in open source as well as initiatives like Hope in Source and Maintainers Anonymous, consider joining me as a sponsor! 🤗


And note about sponsorship: I wouldn't think of it as a transaction; I want to think of it like a relationship. I don't want anyone to feel guilty for not supporting me. Similarly, I hope to continue work in open source because I want to, not because I have to. In this vein, I made my tiers just things I like!

I love what Nadia says about this:

Like any other relationship, if someone loves and cares about your work, you don’t need to bribe them to stick around. Mentors and advisors (good ones, anyway) don’t invest in people because they want to get paid. Friends (good ones, anyway) don’t hang out with you because they need something in return. They’re there because they weirdly fell in love with what you’re doing, and they want to see you succeed.

Let's be friends.

-Henry

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$5 a month

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Coffee Support ❤️ | You will receive a Sponsor badge 🎖 on your profile!

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7 Wonders Friend 🎲 – Let me know about playing some board games together (e.g. Dominion, Codenames, Kingdomino)!

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Pong Partner 🏓 – Let me know if your office has a table, or if you are in the city!

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"Platenum" Sponsor 🍛 – Let me know if you want to get some KBBQ together!

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50cc Racer 🚗🍄 – Let me know about joining me for Mario Kart on Switch or some video games!

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Silver Sponsor 🥈– You'll get your name or company logo (medium) on the homepage of babeljs.io

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