Stack Overflow runs free advertising for open-source projects, to attract contributors to a project.
These run in 6 month blocks, a new one is due to start any day now.
I submitted an advert 6 months ago (on my own initiative, i.e. it is better to ask forgiveness than permission). It is fairly simple (minimalist :-D), just a composition of the logo with a github logo and the text. I think it took me an hour or so.
It is infact the most successful opensource project advert of the period.
Getting 17.46 clicks per day for a total of 3,318.
Beating Atom’s 16.02 clicks per day (3,059 total).
I think getting ~3,300 people more aware of julia, was a worth-while thing to do.
Since it is going to expire, we need a new ad (if we want to continue).
I don’t really want to be the person to create it again.
One of the rules of SO’s adverts is that you can’t repost past adverts.
So a new one needs to be created.
Some else should do that.
I unfortunately, do not have access to the raw illustrator files I used to create it, due to the computer being a bit dead (and me procrastinating on repairing it).
But it is not like it was complex.
The only suggestion I have is that it might be worth considering how to draw contributors to the ecosystem as a whole (esp packages), rather than to the language/Base.
I suggest someone should just do one.
And not over think it.
And not bikeshed over it here.