Written by Aaron Williams, LF Edge Developer Advocate
As we’re headed into holiday season, we’d like to reflect a bit on Q3 and how busy it was for the EdgeX Foundry community. The fourth quarter will be more of the same with our next release, Hanoi and a Face to Face (F2F) planning meeting for our next release, Ireland.
We had 38 (77 YTD) unique contributors this quarter making more than 500 (2000 YTD) commits. We surpassed 7 million Docker downloads and have over 500k deployments. These are amazing milestones but we could definitely not reach it without our community contributors. In Q3, we had four new contributors that we would like to welcome and recognize.
Q3 New Contributors’ GitHub Usernames:
We really appreciate your contributions and look forward to your next contribution. We wouldn’t be a community without you! And to our wider community, please go to GitHub and find our new contributors to see what other projects that they are working on.
New “How to” Video and Updated Tutorial Released:
Lenny Goodell (EdgeX Foundry TSC member from Intel) recorded a great presentation on how EdgeX services work. Here is a short description: The session is meant to assist those looking to understand existing or create a brand-new service using the EdgeX bootstrapping, configuration, dependency injection (of clients), etc.
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 welcome tech writers, translators, and many other disciplines to help us create, extend and expand the EdgeX platform
EdgeX Foundry is a Stage 3- Impact project under the LF Edge umbrella. 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! You can also follow EdgeX on twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.