2021 Gift of Open Source: Final Count and Thank You πŸ™

Hi everyone! :wave: I wanted to share an update on our 2021 Gift of Open Source event. Throughout the month of December, we received a total of 185 registrations and 102 contributions to open source projects. This means that over 50% of the people who registered also contributed/participated, which is truly phenomenal!

Registration by Country:
The 2021 Gift of Open Source reached far this year with event registrants from 23 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Select Contributions:
Some examples of 2021 Gift of Open Source contributions include supporting the marketing for the Easy Out of the Box Initiative, helping with Drupal.org security advisory coverage applications, setting up semantic versioning for Compound so that future developers won’t accidentally get broken components, participating in the WordPress 5.9 Beta release, and developing a Drupal 9 compatible release of Able Player, to name a few! Your contributions made a huge impact in the open source community.

Contribution Impact:
Thanks to everyone who participated, we were able to donate $3,000 to both the WordPress Foundation and Drupal Association ($1,500 each).

Contributor Shoutout:
Thank you to all those who have already submitted contributions for the Gift of Open Source: Abhisek Mazumdar, Allie Thorpe, @volkswagenchick, @amykhailova, Benji Fisher, @bramdriesen, @bjlewis2, Carly Gerard, Caroline Alexander, @clayton, Cindy Williams, @natts, David Nattriss, Doug Schaapveld, Erin Fogel, Esaya Jokonya, @evaldas, @FrancoisN, @GaleW, Gaurav Kapoor, Hansa Pandit, Ivan Trokhanenko, Jan, Jeff Hipp, @joan.edwards, @katie.richards, @katy.gray, Kimmy Regets, @KurtTrowbridge, @lissar, Marius Scurtescu, Max Bronsema, @McKennaR, @omar.muhyar, Ralf Koller, Rick Williams, @ryan.marks, @shelane, Simon Lindsay, @stefany.mantilla, Sumit Kumar, @surabhi.gokte, Tanisha Kalia, Taylor Williamson, @tbcs, @froboy, Kevin Porras, PopArt Studio, Keshav R, and @vee.vopham. Thank YOU for helping make the open web more inclusive, efficient, and impactful. :clap:

Have feedback or ideas on how we can improve the Gift of Open Source? Feel free to let us know by sending an email to community@pantheon.io.

Thanks for all you do for the open source community :black_heart::yellow_heart:,
@vee.vopham, @McKennaR, and @katie.richards


Yes, thank you to all who participated! The open web is a better place because of you! :heart: You can expect to see an email come through from our team next week with a link to grab your much deserved swag + of course a quick survey for you to share your thoughts + feedback!

Looking forward to seeing you all again next year! :heart:


Thanks!! I love that y’ll donated to our projects!!


It’s an honor to see the open source community coming together to make the open web a better place :slight_smile: So this is the least we could do! Thank you for contributing to GOOS + in general across the open web AmyJune :heavy_heart_exclamation:


Hey @McKennaR, Just reaching out, as I realized that I don’t see that I ever got the email about the survey and swag bag… There may be a dire need for more swag here. :smile: :heart_eyes:

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Ohh no! I can help with that Gale :slight_smile: Let me send you the link to to grab your swag. I am so sorry about that!