Open Source Donations

"Software sits on the shoulders of giants."

I am fortunate to get to write software using tools I love and the opportunity to teach through TestDriven.io. It's all possible due to the countless hours invested by others into open source. These volunteers rarely receive praise or thanks and only a lucky few are able to monetize their work. And while many startups and large companies have built their platforms on open source, few ever give back.

While I am a longtime committer to open source, I know I can do more. So, I'm donating at least 10% of the profits from our FastAPI and Flask Web Development courses to the software that enables it. This is a first step toward a longer effort by TestDriven.io to support a sustainable open source model for our industry. This page will track my contributions and, I hope, inspire others to donate to open source as well.

Michael Herman Michael Herman

Donation History

# Project Amount Date Notes
21 Flask/Pallets $18 November 30, 2020 Donation for sales from November 16 to 29
20 FastAPI $70 November 30, 2020 Donation for sales from November 16 to 29
19 Flask/Pallets $8 November 17, 2020 Donation for sales from November 2 to 15
18 FastAPI $50 November 17, 2020 Donation for sales from November 2 to 15
17 Flask/Pallets $20 November 2, 2020 Donation for sales from October 19 to November 1
16 FastAPI $75 November 2, 2020 Donation for sales from October 19 to November 1
15 Flask/Pallets $37 October 21, 2020 Donation for sales from October 5 to October 18
14 FastAPI $60 October 21, 2020 Donation for sales from October 5 to October 18
13 Flask/Pallets $15 October 6, 2020 Donation for sales from September 21 to October 4
12 FastAPI $81 October 6, 2020 Donation for sales from September 21 to October 4
11 Flask/Pallets $29 September 21, 2020 Donation for sales from September 7 to September 20
10 FastAPI $51 September 21, 2020 Donation for sales from September 7 to September 20
9 Flask/Pallets $120 September 9, 2020 Donation for sales from August 24 to September 6
8 FastAPI $58 September 9, 2020 Donation for sales from August 24 to September 6
7 FastAPI $50 August 25, 2020 Donation for sales from August 10 to August 23
6 FastAPI $77 August 10, 2020 Donation for sales from July 27 to August 9
5 Python Software Foundation $50 August 7, 2020 ❤️
4 FastAPI $58 July 29, 2020 Donation for sales from July 13 to July 26
3 FastAPI $60 July 15, 2020 Donation for sales from June 29 to July 12
2 FastAPI $62 June 29, 2020 Donation for sales from June 15 to June 28
1 FastAPI $200 June 22, 2020 Donation for sales from June 1 to June 14