Volunteers do all work on the system. Direct Sponsor has no money, so it can’t be any other way.
Chat GPT gave as a response to the request “please suggest some places to advertise for volunteer developers”.
Certainly! Finding volunteer developers can be a rewarding process. Here are some places where you can advertise to attract volunteer developers:
- Online Platforms:
- GitHub: Create a repository for your project and post information about volunteer opportunities. [now insists on 2FA which I won’t do]
- GitLab and Bitbucket: Similar to GitHub, these platforms have collaborative features that can help attract developers.
- Stack Overflow: The Jobs section of Stack Overflow allows you to post volunteer opportunities.
- Social Media:
- Twitter: Use hashtags related to volunteering, programming, and your project. Mention the specific skills you are looking for.
- LinkedIn: Share updates about your project and post in relevant groups. You can also use LinkedIn Jobs for volunteer opportunities.
- Facebook Groups: Look for groups related to coding, programming, and open source. Many developers actively search for volunteer opportunities here.
- Forums and Communities:
- Reddit: Check for subreddits related to your project’s technology or purpose. Subreddits like r/forhire or r/volunteer might be helpful.
- HackerRank and Codeforces: These platforms attract developers interested in coding challenges. Post about your volunteer opportunities in the forums.
- Meetup and Event Platforms:
- Meetup.com: Create a meetup group for your project or join existing tech meetups to network with potential volunteers.
- Eventbrite: If you’re hosting events or hackathons related to your project, list them here.
- Tech Conferences and Hackathons:
- Attend relevant conferences or hackathons to connect with developers who may be interested in contributing to your project.
- University and College Networks:
- Contact computer science departments and student organizations at local universities or colleges. Many students are eager to gain real-world experience.
- Tech Blogs and Newsletters:
- Write guest posts or reach out to tech blogs to feature your project. Some developers follow these blogs regularly.
- Open Source Platforms:
- SourceForge and Bitbucket: In addition to hosting code repositories, these platforms have community sections where you can seek volunteers.
- Local Tech and Coworking Spaces:
- Attend local tech meetups, workshops, or events to network with potential volunteers.
Remember to provide clear and concise information about your project, the skills required, and the benefits of volunteering. Engaging with the community and responding promptly to inquiries will also enhance your chances of finding dedicated volunteers.