The founders of Transloadit met as contributors to an open source project. As a result of this, open source is deeply ingrained in our company's DNA.
Over the course of the past few years, we have made it a habit to release the best bits of our code to the world.
Being the first company to commercially run Node.js in production, we have had to 'invent a few wheels'. How to let node talk to MySQL for example. Or how to handle multi-part forms. These projects were developed because we needed them in order to build Transloadit and they have now become the defacto standard among the Node community.
We have also helped to shape Node.js itself. Felix Geisendörfer, nowadays emeritus of both Transloadit and Node.js, was one of the first big contributors to the Node.js core, right after its creator Ryan Dahl.
tus.io, an open protocol for resumable file uploads, is the open source project we are currently primarily invested in. Its aim is to change the future of file uploading and it has received high level contributions from all over the world. Vimeo, for example, has already announced it will be using tus for their file uploads.
We actively free up developer time in order to work on open source projects. Some of us even work on such projects nearly full-time.
Besides funding projects, we also fund the open source community by helping its members to organize great conferences, hackathons and meet-ups.
- Node.js Knockout Hackathon 2015, Global
- dotJS 2015, Paris, France
- Code Motion 2015, Berlin, Germany
- Open Source and Feelings 2015, Seattle, Washington, USA
- Reject.JS 2015, Berlin, Germany
- Nodevember 2015, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- BrooklynJS 2015, New York, USA
- .concat() 2015, Salzburg, Austria
- Static Showdown 2015, Global
- Gopher Gala 2015, Global
- Hackathonukah 2015, New York, USA
- dotJS 2014, Paris, France
- PHP Conference Argentina 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Reject.JS 2014, Berlin, Germany
- Container Camp 2014, London, UK
- Node Dublin 2012, Dublin, Ireland
- LXJS 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
If you would like to organize a hackathon and still need someone to sponsor prizes (we typically sponsor drones, seeing as we are also the folks behind NodeCopter) or pizza, please reach out via Twitter or email@example.com.