Hearing about the Prefect team’s open source sponsorship budgets in https://www.prefect.io/blog/why-prefect-invested-in-textualize/ I started thinking about where I would direct money if my manager told me I had some to contribute.
My spontaneous thought was Ajv, used for Node-based JSON schema validation (we’re using it in our event collection pipeline). Where would your money go?
04/28/2022, 11:09 AM
I'm personally intrigued about tools in those two areas:
• data management and quality
• data infrastructure - tools that try to make it easier for data professionals to manage code dependencies and not have to worry about infrastructure, Docker images, and things like CI/CD
Alternatively, the budget could go to... prefect2
04/28/2022, 1:23 PM
Great question 😄 it’s also interesting to consider relative impact — definitely important to sponsor the larger projects that power business outcomes, to ensure they have the resources they need to keep the project healthy, but there’s also those diamond-in-the-rough projects that maybe have only one maintainer or haven’t gained a ton of visibility, but sure are useful. Sponsorship can really make a critical difference there!