scott

vis.social: a social space for anyone in data, visualization, creative coding, and related practices

scott receives $1.69 per week from 3 patrons. Goal: $15.00

Statement

vis.social is a Mastodon instance for anyone in data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. The goal is to have something like Twitter was for data and visual folks — 10 years ago, when it was friendly, collaborative, engaging, and valuable.

If you find value in vis.social, I hope you'll contribute a small amount.

I launched vis.social on January 22, 2018, and within 24 hours we had nearly 200 members. While I'm thrilled by this initial success, if interest continues to grow, so will our capacity needs and hosting costs. In that case, I'll adjust funding goals here accordingly.

Update: We continued to grow! One month later, on February 21, we have 630 members! Hosting fees have increased as a result and have been updated below.

Update: We continued to grow! Three months later, we have almost 1,000 members! Hosting fees have increased as a result and have been updated below.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

Donations go to cover hosting costs, first. Any extra will be redirected to the Mastodon project and Liberapay, to thank them and support their work (which, in turn, enables ours).

Monies will be redirected to the following:

  1. Hosting expenses (ideally ~25% of donations)
    • Instance hosting costs (currently €30 or ~USD37 per month)
    • Domain name registration (~€28 or USD35 per year)
  2. Mastodon (ideally ~50% of donations)
  3. Liberapay (ideally ~25% of donations)
  4. Email and other related hosting services, as needed

Thank you for your consideration and support! See you on vis.social. 🙂

Accounts Elsewhere

scott owns the following accounts on other platforms:

Repositories

d3-book 1742 Updated 4 months ago

Code examples for “Interactive Data Visualization for the Web”

Communities

History

scott joined 10 months ago.

Euros Received Per Week

Number of Patrons Per Week