I’m Francisco Marques, a.k.a tofran. I’m from the beautiful city of Porto in Portugal.
Since when I started tinkering with computers I started using open source. Quickly I became passionate with it.
Open source is a simple but yet fascinating concept, it enables evolution in a global way and powers most of the underlying technology we use every day.
A friend of mine recommended Ferdi to me. He was looking for a chat aggregator, and after a meticulous comparison of the available software, he considered Ferdi the best option.
I started using it shortly after, eventually I needed a new service that was not yet available. So I went to the instructions and started coding, it was surprisingly simple.
Since then, I have submitted a couple pull requests and plan to do more in the future.
I recommend anybody that wants to start contributing to Ferdi, or even open source software in general, to start from the recipes repository (getferdi/recipes). It is very straight forward and It will definitely be rewarding. The maintainers are very welcoming and will help you if you need anything.