Jem Discusses OSS Communities at the GitHub ReadME Project


This week, Jem took part in the GitHub ReadME project, an endeavour to collect stories from open source maintainers and amplify their voices to the wider developer community. The project contains many articles, educational material and podcasts all focused on the developer community.

Click through to the ReadME Project to read a panel interview with Jem alongside Chrissy LeMaire, the creator and maintainer of dbatools, and Fred Schott, the co-creator of Astro.

In this article, Jem discusses how they helped to build the community around Graphile, beginning with the early days of PostGraphile and the growing realization that users wanted an online space to come together to craft plugins and discuss different approaches of Postgres and GraphQL. When the first donations to the project began coming in, they realized it was time to become more intentional in their approach to community building and began drawing inspiration from other open source projects.

Benjie and Jem pose in front of a banner showcasing PostGraphile

Benjie and Jem enjoy working together in open source, and this wouldn't be possible without the sponsorship from the community. By significantly reducing the amount of work needed to achieve business goals, using the Graphile tools results in huge savings for users. If your organization contributes some of these savings back then everyone can benefit from more frequent releases with better performance, better compatibility, better documentation, easier customization, and more features — leading to even greater savings or profits for your organization. Find out how to sponsor Jem and the Graphile suite here.

PostGraphile thanks the community