Discourse’s Fourth Birthday

Jeff Atwood February 6, 2017

As of today*, it’s been four years of Discourse!

four cake with light

It feels like only only yesterday that we launched Discourse as an open source project. We’ve certainly been busy for the last four years:

I’m happy to announce that in our fourth year, we’ve just added two team members:

@falco aka Rafael dos Santos Silva from Brazil


@oblakeerickson aka wait for it.. O. Blake Erickson from Idaho, USA


This brings the total Discourse team size up from 9 to 11 souls.

Where do we go from here? Everywhere! Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

More Discourses, more features, more plugins, more integrations. Maybe throw a few new Emoji in there for good measure while we’re at it. And all of it, always, 100% free and open source for you, forever.

* OK technically yesterday but come on that was a Sunday!

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  1. Avatar for Lutz Lutz says:

    Time to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the developers and contributors. I really appreciate your work and am very grateful for it.

    Well done!

  2. Avatar for SidV SidV says:

    There is nothing like Discourse.
    Impossible to compare with “the forum/board” or “the community” or “the bulletin” that crosses your mind.

    I am very very very happy to have encouraged myself to make the leap and move forward.
    Here it is always forward (as Luke Cage says). :wink: :thumbsup:

    Thank you very much to the team, and to the whole community.
    The support and “customer service” here are simply exceptional.

    Regards from Argentine :allthethings:

  3. One thing I should have added, but neglected to, is that @falco and @blake were hired from the community here on meta!

    We love hiring from our community, and nothing makes me happier than converting avid Discourse community members into real live team members so they can work on something they :heart: alongside us, all day, every day.

  4. Thanks to all Developers. Amazing Open source project I have known after Blender3D. Best of luck for future endeavours. :slight_smile:

  5. Happy Birthday to Discourse, well done to the team behind it and all the contributors. Here’s to your next 4 and beyond :champagne:

  6. Congratulations and Happy Birthday. I was skeptical of forums and preferred mailing lists for many years, but Discourse demonstrated that the problem was with how the forums were done, not the concept itself. Discourse is clearly a far better solution and has dramatically improved the community surrounding Keyboard Maestro. Fantastic results, so thank you to you and all your team for all the hard work!

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