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Becoming the first sponsor for an open-source project. 💛

I love open-source. 🌐

And given that open source is so ubiquitous now within the tech industry and basically lays the foundation for all the applications we know and love, you probably should too! 😊

I love sharing everything I’ve worked on without expecting anything in return and I love it when I benefit from others who have done the same.

BUT for far too long (I joined GitHub in 2013), I have been consuming open-source projects and allowed myself to reap all the benefits others have put hard work into. 😓

So I’m finally deciding to put my money where my heart is and start giving back to the open-source community. 💛 

So I’m donating $2 each month indefinitely to future docsify development. I know it’s not a lot in the grand scheme of things but damn, I just got out of college so I’m not rich people. 💸

I actually ended up being the first sponsor for docsify which describes itself as a “magical documentation site generator”. 🔮

Now magical may seem like an exaggeration but docsify seriously does make it as easy as fuck for anyone with basic knowledge of JS and Markdown to create a beautiful and responsive documentation site.

I encourage everyone to pay it forward and make a small donation to your favorite open-source project or docsify just because it’s amazing! 🎉

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By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.