SPEAKER B introduces themselves and says they’re a junior developer advocate and advocate of open source. SPEAKER A notes that they’re a technical community builder at deepgram. SPEAKER D says they’re a developer advocate at super tokens. SPEAKER F notes that they’re a front end developer and an open source nerd. SPEAKER A says they’re a token ambassador. SPEAKER B notes that they’re focused on the community aspect.

SPEAKER B talks about julia, the programming language designed to fill the gap between c and python. SPEAKER C discusses typescript, a language that adds type checking and type safety awesomeness to javascript. SPEAKER D talks about building an open source authentication solution.

SPEAKER B and SPEAKER A talk about the sponsors program. SPEAKER B and SPEAKER A discuss the community, and SPEAKER A says they’ve got 500 members. SPEAKER B and SPEAKER A talk about the sponsorship program.

SPEAKER C mentions getting sponsors on get up sponsors. SPEAKER B says every team should have sponsorship in their plans. SPEAKER D talks about how sponsorship is important for both from a company standpoint and for broadening a community’s perspective.

SPEAKER B and SPEAKER A note how they collect sponsorship money. SPEAKER B and SPEAKER F talk about getting the first few initial sponsors.

SPEAKER C says they write blog posts and have a link in all their social media profiles. SPEAKER B notes how they’ve been able to get about 35 monthly sponsors. SPEAKER B says to shout out to logan and the rest of the julia community. SPEAKER B notes that they decided in january 2021 that they didn’t know what was going to happen.

SPEAKER A mentions that if you’re already on sponsors, you could leverage them further. SPEAKER A discusses new features coming up. SPEAKER A notes that it’s possible to track incoming campaigns by adding metadata to your sponsors landing page. SPEAKER A mentions that using the goals feature on sponsors is really powerful. SPEAKER A talks about the custom funding tiers they’ve launched.

SPEAKER D mentions managing people to get sponsorship. SPEAKER B notes that they enabled their own sponsorship last year, and they’re getting 75 dollars per month.

SPEAKER B talks about doing a monthly newsletter, writing everything down, and getting feedback. SPEAKER B notes that it’s important to infuse money into a space that needs motivation for people to work financially.

SPEAKER G mentions that the biggest fear is that sponsors will not support their work because they’ve been doing it for three months or four months. SPEAKER D notes that you should initiate the dialogue and take a break. The Speakers discuss how people can convince their companies to sponsor projects.

SPEAKER B and SPEAKER C overview companies that don’t give back. SPEAKER C mentions that it’s good for them to show why it’s important to sponsor open source. SPEAKER B says corporate sponsors should be more involved.

SPEAKER B mentions how they hope to see sponsorships evolve over time. SPEAKER F notes that it would be 100% double down to increase the network effects of sponsors. SPEAKER B and SPEAKER D overview the gate sponsorship program.

SPEAKER B notes that they reached 100 and they don’t want to keep people any longer. SPEAKER E says thank you for having them and says they’re stoked that sponsors are useful.