This campaign is over!
In 2022, people voted to send three OSS developers on vacation.
Not just any vacation, either.
We're talking serious vacations.
Here are actual pictures, from the actual destinations.
The winners will pick their favorite destination from over 500 boutique hotels, resorts, and villas across the world.
We'll book the hotel.
We'll buy the flights.
We'll even issue them a pre-paid card for meals, adventures, or daiquiris by the pool.
Each winner will get up to $10,000 to spend on their vacation. Plus ones are welcome, or you can spend the whole thing on yourself. You do you!
Glad you asked. At Tuple, we love open source. We sponsor open source, we develop open source, we use open source. We're no strangers to signing off from a long day of coding just to finally open up some code!
We wanted to give back to the OSS community in a fun and unique way.
We talked to the maintainers of several projects and floated some of our brilliant* *They weren't that brilliant. and helpful** **They weren't that helpful. ideas by them.
We offered makeovers to documentation sites, pitching in with customer support, or incentivizing pull requests with swag. The responses ranged from “meh” to “please don't do this”.
We finally landed on one that hit home: what if we just sent people on an insane vacation?
It's something that almost everyone would love, but few would feel comfortable spending their own money on. That's exactly what we were looking for!
You can help us by sharing this page within the communities you're a part of.
With your help, we're really going to surprise and delight some people.
First, let us say that we were blown away by how many nominations we got. In the span of a few weeks, we received over 437 nominations (that's after we cleaned up all duplicates). We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to build this list of nominees.
We received a staggering 14,000 votes from over 4,500 people. We were reminded yet again that there are so many selfless OSS developers all over the world, working with all kinds of technologies. We wish we could send everyone on vacation!
One of the core maintainers of Neovim, the creator of telescope.nvim, a community builder and live-streamer.
Project lead and maintainer of Vitess, which powers some of the largest sites and is one of the oldest Go projects in existence.
Eduardo San Martin Morote
Member of the Vue.js core team, maintainer of vue-router, Pinia, vuefire, and many other Vue related libraries.
We're beyond excited to give these three developers (and their families!) a much needed break. We gave each of them a call to let them know they had won.
Vacation! The winners will decide where they want to go, who they want to take, and when they want to go. We'll keep you updated here with (just a few) pictures and videos from the various vacations!