Posted by Andy on Tuesday, February 01, 2011.

Introducing our Developer Fellowship program: real financial support for important software projects and their developers

We use a whole lot of open source software at Brighter Planet—Ruby, Rails, and Vagrant, just to name a few. A few months ago, we decided that we wanted to take a cue from EngineYard’s OSS Community Grant program and provide meaningful financial support to the volunteer developers of important software projects.

We’re now happy to announce the Brighter Planet Developer Fellowship.

Calling all developers: Do you maintain software critical to the GitHub-EngineYard-AWS ecosystem? Working on a scientific library for Ruby? Have an idea for a clever way to use CM1 carbon calculations? Curate an authoritative dataset? We can support and accelerate your good work. Please get in touch (#brighterplanet on Freenode, @brighterplanet on Twitter, or brighterplanet on GitHub).

Scott Bulua headshot We’re thrilled to welcome our first Developer Fellow, Scott Bulua. Scott’s building a plugin for TripIt that tracks the carbon footprints of users’ itineraries using calculations powered by our CM1 web service. We’ll be hearing from Scott on this blog from time to time as he develops his tool; check back for updates.

Interested? The Developer Fellowship accepts unsolicited applications, so visit the Fellowship page for details.

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Safety in Numbers is Brighter Planet's blog about climate science, Ruby, Rails, data, transparency, and, well, us.

Who's behind this?

We're Brighter Planet, the world's leading computational sustainability platform.

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  1. Patti Prairie CEO