Babel

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Babel is the community maintained compiler for evolving the future of JavaScript

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510 individuals and 104 organizations have contributed

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$2 USD / month

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333 individuals and 74 organizations have contributed

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3 organizations have contributed

Top financial contributors

Organizations

1

Handshake

$100k USD since Aug 2018

2

Airbnb

$44k USD since Apr 2018

3

AMP Project

$38k USD since Jul 2017

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Facebook Open Source

$26k USD since Oct 2017

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trivago

$24k USD since Aug 2018

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Frontend Masters

$20k USD since Apr 2019

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Salesforce

$19k USD since May 2018

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RunKit

$14k USD since Oct 2018

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Webflow

$14k USD since Aug 2017

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Adobe

$12k USD since May 2018

Individuals

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Kent C. Dodds

$3k USD since Apr 2017

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Marcus Hiles

$2k USD since Jan 2019

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Andre Refay

$1k USD since Apr 2017

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Andrew Lunny

$900 USD since Apr 2017

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Leland Richardson

$800 USD since Apr 2017

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Jason Laster

$800 USD since May 2017

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Xavier Damman

$642 USD since Dec 2017

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Zack Argyle

$400 USD since Feb 2019

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RetailMeNot, Inc.

$350 USD since Feb 2019

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Oz Michaeli

$325 USD since Sep 2017

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Babel. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Monthly donation to Babel through BackYourStack

CodeFund | 11/11/2019 | View Details 
+$6.91USD

Donation to Babel

Yungun Lee | using a Gift card from Triplebyte | 11/10/2019 | View Details 
+$75.00USD

Donation to Babel

Mohamad Shiralizadeh | using a Gift card from Triplebyte | 11/10/2019 | View Details 
+$10.00USD

Today’s balance

$115,824.02 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $301,902.27 USD

Babel is all of us

Our contributors 621

Everyone who has supported Babel. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Daniel Tschinder
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$10 USD

Brian Ng
Collective Admin
Logan Smyth
Collective Admin
Sven SAULEAU
Collective Admin
Henry Zhu
Collective Admin
Nicolò Ribaudo
Collective Admin
Handshake
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100,000 USD

Airbnb
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$44,088 USD

AMP Project
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$37,600 USD

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Facebook Open...
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Total contributions

$26,000 USD

Thank you for your work in the Javascript community! -- The Facebook Open Source Team

trivago
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$24,000 USD

Frontend Masters
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$19,600 USD

About

You'll be helping Babel's maintainers manage a project used by most of the world to compile their JavaScript (including most frameworks like React, Ember, Vue) with more than 7 million downloads/week.

The funds are generally intended to be used to:

  • Support part/full-time maintainers: most core team members contribute in their spare time, and being able to focus on work would go well with less burnout and a sustainable future for the project as a whole.
  • Allow us to meet in-person as well as attend conferences and TC39 (the committee that specifies JavaScript) meetings which are every 2 months at various companies around the world. This allows us to be involved in the process that moves various JavaScript proposals forward, allowing us to understand and take part in that discussion and be an implementor similar to other browsers.

Babel helps you write the latest version of JavaScript, and is helping shape the future of the language itself. It's used at Facebook, Google, Netflix, and hundreds of other companies.

When your target browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE) don't support certain features natively, it helps you compile it down to a supported version.

In short, developers want to take advantage of the latest syntax in JavaScript before it's implemented in browsers, now. Because the version of JavaScript depends on the client's browser, we can't rely on the fact they are using an up to date browser.

Babel abstracts the browser away so that you can worry about writing your application rather than trying to figure out what features are supported in each one.