Q3 2019 Survey Results and Call for Proposals
Thanks so much for your support and feedback in the latest survey. We value your opinions and always take suggestions into account as we make changes from quarter to quarter.
The call for proposals for new projects will close on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.
We are checking our funding levels to work out how many projects we will be able to fund this quarter. We plan to fund each project at $3,000 USD/month for 3 months ($9,000 USD total). ~We’ll update this post when we have final figures on how many projects we can fund before we select the projects.~
We’ll be funding four projects this quarter due to having extra cash built up that we hadn’t previously spent. We will be funding each project for $9,000 over three months.
There were 64 respondents to the survey, up from 57 in the last survey. The highlights are presented below.
Which Clojure dialects do you regularly use?
- Clojure - 62 (93%)
- ClojureScript - 45 (67%)
- Clojure CLR - 0 (0%)
Which platforms do you target?
- Clojure JVM Server (93%)
- ClojureScript Browser (67%)
- ClojureScript Node Server (13%)
- Clojure JVM Client (7%)
- ClojureScript Desktop Application (8%)
What areas of Clojure would you like to see improvement in?
The main things people were interested in:
- developer experience tools (49\%)
- build tooling (37\%)
- documentation (19\%)
- error messages (33\%)
- IDE support (30\%)
- test tooling (24\%)
- linters (34\%)
If you work on any of these kinds of projects, please look at applying for funding.
Are there any particular libraries, tools, or projects that are important to you that you would like to see supported?
shadow-cljs, Duct Framework, Core.typed, CIDER, Clojuredocs, clj-doc, Eastwood, Cloverage, buddy, clj-kondo, Reagent, re-frame, FIgwheel Main, Cursive, Leiningen, Calva, Chlorine, Sente, Nippy, Rum, core.async, incanter, clj-pdf
If you’re a maintainer of any of these projects, please consider applying.
Have you seen any direct benefits from improvements to the projects we have funded?
A sampling of comments:
- “Not yet, but I’ve used both Aleph and Fireplace in the past, and I appreciate work going into them!”
- “Yes I use Neanderthal and it is improving.”
- “No, because I don’t use many of the funded projects, and those I do use (CIDER and clj-http) I was already pretty happy with. But, I give because if more people do that, the ecosystem can be a better place for everybody.”
- “Fireplace in particular is a core tool as a Vim clojurian, so 👍”
- “Yes: we very recently adopted Kaocha at work and are liking that.”
How would you like us to allocate our funding?
69% of respondents wanted us to fund a mix of established and speculative projects, and 18% wantes us to only fund established projects.
What are we doing well, what could we be doing better?
- Community Building
Could do better:
- Promotion for increasing members
- Describe reasons for projects chosen
- Refunding of old projects
If you’d like to see more companies sponsor Clojurists Together, please reach out to them and encourage them to join.