Written by Aaron Williams, LF Edge Developer Advocate
The second quarter has been really busy for the EdgeX community. We released Geneva and are working hard on Hanoi, our fall release. This release was made possible through the hard work of 52 community members contributing code in GitHub over the past three months. Over the past three years, EdgeX has enjoyed 117 unique contributors and the community is continuously growing. We want to welcome and recognize our four first time contributors from Q2.
We encourage our new contributors to keep up the great work and we look forward to their next contribution. You are helping to improve and grow EdgeX and our community.
Q2 New Contributors’ Usernames:
You can find these contributors on github and see what other projects they are working on.
We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our other contributors who posted code, help with documentation, or answered questions on our slack workspace in Q2. We had over 80k lines of code committed from 50 unique (66 YTD) developers making 665 commits (1.3k YTD). And here are our top ten committers for the second quarter:
You can find most of them on our slack workspace (edgexfoundry.slack.com) where we have had over 2000 messages from 101 members! On our slack channels, you can ask questions and get help, or you can follow our working groups’ channels.
Do you want to get involved with EdgeX Foundry-The World’s First Plug and Play Ecosystem-Enabled Open Platform for the IoT Edge or just learn more about the project and how to get started? Either way, visit our Getting Started page and you will find everything that you need to get going. We don’t just need developers, we could use tech writers, translators, and many other disciplines.
EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by LF Edge that is building a common open platform for IoT Edge computing. The interoperable platform enables an ecosystem of plug-and-play components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions across a wide variety of industrial and enterprise use cases.
EdgeX is unique in its scope, broad industry support, credibility, investment, vendor-neutrality, and Apache 2.0 open source licensing model. As such, EdgeX is a key enabler of digital transformation for IoT Use Cases and businesses across many different vertical markets.
EdgeX offers all interested developers or companies the opportunity to collaborate on IoT solutions built using existing connectivity standards combined with their own proprietary innovations.
Visit the EdgeX Foundry website for more information or join our Slack to ask questions and engage with community members. If you are not already a member of our community, it is really easy to join. Simply visit our wiki page and/or check out our Git Hub and help us get to the next 6 million and more downloads!