Please make a donation
Your donations enable me to devote my life to open source.

I love helping people and enjoy doing all the free stuff. I also find working on the free stuff motivating, it encourages me to try out new things, to push boundaries and learn from it. However, the bank made it very clear that I cannot pay my mortgage with passion and love.

Your donation gives me the opportunity to learn and change the world one line of code at a time.

You can use this link (paypal.me/erikthiart) if you want to donate via Paypal.

What are the funds used for?
Most charitable organizations can’t tell you exactly what your money is being spent on. But I can.

I have a dedicated server, the server is hosted by OVH

  • Intel Xeon E3-1230v6
  • 16GB DDR4 ECC 2400 MHz
  • 500 Mbps bandwidth
  • Cost: $62.99 per month

I have a github premium account for working on open source projects

  • Unlimited private repositories
  • Unlimited public repositories
  • Cost: $7 per month

I have developer accounts for the Google Playstore and the Apple iStore

  • Google Play
  • Apple iStore
  • Tapatalk BYO
  • Cost: $10 per month
  • Cost: $299 per year

I have a subscription to Lynda.com and Laracasts to help me learn and stay up to date with technology.

  • Lynda.com subscription
  • Laracast subscription
  • Cost: $29 per month
  • Cost: $15 per month

There are other costs as well, like a house, food and coffee.

How much should you donate?

Honestly, I have NO idea how much to ask you for, but is a donation of $5 something you'd be able to consider?

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