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We did it! Today we celebrate our 1000th developer on the platform since our public launch in December 2022.
Seven months ago, we started building this project to encourage contributions to open source. It began by supporting maintainers and companies just trying to understand the frequency of contributions. Recently we added the ability to auth using your GitHub to give us a better idea of where a developer might want to contribute.
There are a lot of barriers to contributing, and I don’t think finding projects to contribute to should be the first hurdle. More companies are starting open source by default, and employees are choosing to work for open-source projects thanks to the trend towards remote work we saw in 2020. Now is a better time than ever to participate.
Also, in 2020, we built app.opensauced.pizza, a CRM-like experience to manage your existing contributions. In 2021, we built an hot.opensauced.pizza, a discovery engine, and API to find the hottest up-and-coming projects to contribute. Today, we plan to close the gap between the best developers and great projects by combining our learning into the newest tool in our kitchen, insights.opensauced.pizza.
Developers want to be connected to something bigger than what they are building. Open source is more than a project. It is a movement. As the world continues to become more connected, developers have an opportunity, despite their physical location, to participate in building the next phase of technology.
Companies are already choosing open source more often when building their future roadmaps. The innovation we have seen in Ai, Frontend Tooling, and Infrastructure has been fueled by the advent of open-source. The best employers use a lot of open-source and allow employees to contribute back to projects or, even better, to use company time to do it.
82% of IT leaders are more likely to select a vendor who contributes to the open source community (source).
We are no longer limited by where we went to school or were previously employed. Our resumes can live as Highlights on OpenSauced, a shareable validation for previous work. Open source is ushering in a new generation of developers not limited to Cracking the Code Interviews. OpenSauced will catalyze change in how we approach sourcing the best talent.
Connect your GitHub today and join us in our movement towards 100k developers that choose open source.
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