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Hi! I’m Franck Nijhof, aka Frenck, and I am an open source developer and contributor. I guess you could say: I’m an open sourcerer! (👈 That is not a word).

I’ve been giving out software (and its source code) for free for many years already. However, in 2017, it all became more serious when I bumped into an open source project called Home Assistant; The Internet of Things got me.

Since that moment I’ve been spending pretty much all my spare time on the Open Source development of IoT projects, with the main focus on Home Assistant and related projects.

In the past years, my free software has helped tens of thousands. However, I wish I could spend more time to help even more people and help to innovate the world of IoT for the average human being.

Some time ago I wrote this:

If I could describe my dream job, it would be being a full-time open source developer; Helping the world to become a better place by dedicating my time & knowledge to create & innovate open source software solutions. Allowing everybody on this earth the privilege to enjoy those things for free.

Franck Nijhof

In December 2019, I have quit my day-time job and now dedicating all my time to open source development. I’m happy and grateful that I’m able to work full-time on open source, while being able to support my family!

Right now, I’m able to do so! However, I need your help to be able to continue and expand my open source journey. If you like what I do or use one (or more) of my creations: Please, consider supporting me. You will gain my eternal gratefulness. 🙏 ❤️

If you are a company that uses one of my projects, please consider backing me so I can continue evolving and maintaining these projects.

Back me with a monthly donation

If you can afford it, consider supporting me on a monthly basis. It is a great way to provide me the means to continue my focus in a sustained way.

If you have any questions or have a different proposal for me, please, contact me.

Franck Nijhof

Home Assistant enthusiast and contributor, Hass.io add-ons creator, IoT explorer, slightly assholic at first sight but actually a nice guy.

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