Q3 2019 Funding Announcement

By Daniel Compton

Clojurists Together is happy to announce that for Q3 of 2019 (August-November) we are funding four projects:


For those who are new to Clojurists Together, our goal is simple: Fund critical Clojure open-source projects to keep them healthy and sustainable. Clojure companies and individual developers sign up for a monthly contribution, and we pick projects to fund each quarter. Previously we have supported datascript, kaocha, cljdoc, Shadow CLJS, clj-http, Figwheel, ClojureScript, CIDER, Aleph, Neanderthal, and Fireplace.

Funding details

We support our grantees by paying them a total of $9,000 over three months ($3,000/mo).

Shadow CLJS

Why is Shadow CLJS important?

Shadow-cljs is a fully featured CLJS build tool with seamless integration into the npm ecosystem.

Thomas' plans for the next three months are:

Finalize and properly document react-native/expo support. More detailed documentation for all build targets with proper up-to-date examples, including proper deployment examples using common platforms.


Why is Meander important?

Meander provides a uniquely transparent way of performing data manipulation that aims to be declarative, performant, and safe. These properties are important because they enable Clojure developers to write correct data manipulation code using a common language which encourages collaboration and thoughtful design without sacrificing dynamism. And because Meander has been designed with both transparency and accuracy in mind, Clojure code written with it can be an asset to a development team and, thus, a business.

Joel’s plans for the next three months are:

I plan to invest heavily in my next version of the library: epsilon. My primary goals for this funding would be to improve the performance of the code emitted by the pattern matching and substitution compilers, begin working on a compiler specifically for rewriting (matching + substitution), and greatly improving the documentation.


Why is Calva important?

VS Code is the editor of choice for many developers and having good Clojure and ClojureScript support on the platform helps newcomers find the joy of Clojure faster. VS Code also is easier to use than many other development environments, and by leveraging this, Calva can make Clojure more accessible generally.

Peter’s plans for the next three months are:

With the latest major release of Calva it was made easier to use and also much easier to start with, for people not familiar with the tooling dependencies in Clojure and ClojureScript development.

But it is clear from the questions people pose and the help they require that there is still work to do to make it easier and less confusing to start with Clojure using Calva.

My time with Calva during funding will be spent on the following tasks:

I’d also like to find some time to:


Why is CIDER important?

CIDER is a very popular programming environment and its infrastructure (nREPL, cider-nrepl, piggieback and orchard) powers many of the other tools out there (e.g. vim-fireplace, vim-iced, calva, etc). Improvements to CIDER and its foundational pieces generally benefits most of the Clojure community.

Bozhidar’s plans for the next three months are:

Voting details

The projects that applied this quarter were:

Q3 2019 Funding

We had a bunch of great applications from great projects. If you’d like to see more projects get funded, then please join. If you applied for the last funding cycle, we will re-use that application for future funding cycles. If you maintain a Clojure/ClojureScript project that is important to the community, consider applying for funding so we can help you keep it sustainable.

Lastly, a big thank you to all of our members. We couldn’t have done it without your support.