Q3 2021 Survey Results
By Daniel Compton
Clojurists Together is starting our next funding round for Q3 2021. Applications are open until the 6th of August. Apply today!
We’ve recently announced some large changes to how we run the program. You can read the announcement for the full details, but briefly, there will now be three types of funding:
- $1k/$2k fellowships for smaller/more experimental projects. These can last up to three months.
- $9k fellowships for larger projects. The work for these fellowships can now be done over 1-12 months, rather than needing to do them in a fixed 3-month period.
- $1.5k/month for 12 months. Recipients of these long-term fellowships don’t need to submit a proposal, we just fund them to continue the great work they’re already doing. Clojurists Together members will vote on which developers receive these fellowships.
Another change is that fellowship recipients can delay starting for up to two months. This will give them more flexibility in when they start working on the project and make it more available to people who can’t easily take time out of their daily life to work on their open source projects.
We’re still finalising our funding but our current plan is to fund:
- 4-8 experimental projects $1k-$2k => $8k
- 2 standard projects $9k => $18k
- 3 long-term * 1.5k/month => $13.5k
- Clojars => $4.5k
We would like to fund 6 developers for long-term fellowships instead of 3. However to do so we’ll need new developer and company members to help support this. If you’re a company that relies on Clojure, please consider joining Clojurists Together.
As part of our recent changes, we surveyed our developer and company members to find out what they wanted us to focus on:
What areas of Clojure would you like to see improvement in?
The main things our members were interested in:
- Developer Experience Tools
- Build tooling
- IDE support
- Test tooling
- Error Messages
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?
- Clojure LSP
- ClojureScript compiler
- Shadow CLJS
If you’re a maintainer of any of these projects, please consider applying.