We haven’t talked in a while, and I have a bunch of news I want to share with you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this digest packed with all the latest updates about Baserow.
First of all, we want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the first community contest “Made With Baserow”. We received many great submissions all showcasing unique and creative ways folks are using Baserow. Make sure to check them out, as well as to congratulate the winners here.
Here are some cool new things our community created
@bfranklin started a very important discussion on moving Baserow from GitLab to GitHub.
Make sure to cast your vote on this, as we’re evaluating all the pros and cons right now to make a final decision.
Dominique Silvestre showed how he is using Baserow to automate the team’s payroll process.
Kim-David Nguyen shared a quick guide on how to deploy Baserow on AWS.
SwitchUpCB prepared a detailed guide on how to set up Baserow with SSL.
Marius updated his guide on how to Install Baserow on your Synology NAS (now with the power of the Portainer stack).
Christian Knell built the Baserow Helm Chart so that you can bootstrap your own instance of Baserow on a Kubernetes cluster in seconds.
Luke Plant wrote a blog post about Django superpowers and described how Baserow works with Python’s run-time type creation. For those who work with Python, worth checking out.
News and announcements from the team
We have another AMA planned
Mark your calendars and join us for the AMA about workflow automation on the 9th of March!
Our invited expert, Troy Tessalone of Automation Ace, Certified Zapier expert, and the #1 Zapier Community contributor, will be answering your burning questions on all things workflow automation as well as sharing his tips and tricks for creating powerful workflows.
Get all the details here.
We have 4 new team members
You already know about @kissu who joined us as a DevRel. Today I also want to introduce you to Cem who has just started the role as Territory Manager in the DACH region, and Esteban — a Territory Manager of North America.
Another awesome news is that our @hiram is now heading up product marketing at Baserow
By the way, Baserow is hiring!
We went to SOOCon 23 in London
On the 7-8 of Feb, the Baserow team was in London attending SOOCon 23. We absolutely loved meeting so many enthusiasts and talking about topics we care about — the growth of open source software, community, and collaboration.
At the conference, CEO and co-founder Bram joined Product Development Panel & Founder Roundtable with Avi Press from Scarf, Samuel Weaver from Plural, and Leanne Kemp from Everledger.
Here are some of the questions that were discussed:
- What was the trigger point for what made you actually decide to start a company?
- What is it about open source software that helped you to create your businesses?
- What do you think of the difference between what is open source and what is paid in your project?
- Are you getting that much community engagement in actual collaboration for developing your project? If it’s not a distribution strategy, what else does open source bring to you?
- How do you engage with a community that doesn’t have technical background/knowledge?
- What is an end game for open source projects?
- What happens to software after you get bought? What is a governance strategy for you to make sure it’s always gonna be open source?
Watch the recording to find out the answers.
And of course, a massive thank you to all the organizers over at OpenUK
We released the 1st edition of the developer digest
Developers, looking to read something cool? Here are some technical insights and useful links from folks building Baserow!
Check out the first edition to learn about Baserow’s engineering culture, new technical features, and our latest developer job opportunities.
Get the digest here.
We changed the way we approach release cycles
From now on, we will have a new release every month, so if we are working on some big features you won’t need to wait until they are finished to access other finished updates.
Another great news is that currently Davide is working on the Now() function, and if everything goes as planned it will be published in the upcoming release 1.15 together with some other cool features and updates.
Baserow for faster Industry 4.0 transformation
Learn more about how a co-solution from Pingflow and Baserow helps companies like Groupe Atlantic and ARaymond Network save 700 hours of manual work per user per year!
Check the use case here.
Useful resources to check
[Livestream] Building a Web3 app to mint AI-generated NFTs on WeWeb with Baserow.
[Speech from No-code summit 2022 in Paris] Meet Baserow, the open source no-code database for all your projects and apps!
[Interview from Bram Wiepjes at State Of Open Con 2023] Alternative Open Source Tools Are Emerging.
[Baserow overview in French] Morning Ops #1: Watching and discovering Baserow.
[Tutorial] How to Update Row Data With Baserow Forms.
[Blog post] 10 Best Business Plan Templates for Startups in 2023.
[Tutorial] How to Automatically Save Email Attachments to a Database.
[Tutorial] 6 Time-Saving Baserow Formulas.
We have one small favor to ask…
We’re working on the blog post about the Baserow community forum, and we want to include a few quotes from our members. We will highly appreciate it if you find some time to answer one simple question in this form — what our users can get by joining the Baserow community.
The form is here.
And that’s a wrap for all the latest news! Thank you all for sticking with us
Have a great weekend!
With warm wishes,