As an engineer and product manager for over 10 years, Open Collective cofounder Aseem Sood has used a lot of open source Github code. While many developers like Assem may want to contribute to these repositories, they may not have the time. Instead, Open Collective allows anyone to donate money to help support projects that matter to them. In addition to allowing recurring donation, the money sits with Open Collective and not individual contributors, avoiding issues with multiple bank accounts and allowing all payouts and expenses to be made public. Open Collective isn’t only for Github projects though. Meetups, and other community projects can use the platform to raise money, submit receipts and mange expenses. Following the night’s trend of engagement, Open Collective is sponsoring rides to polls on election day. Submit an Uber receipt to a polling station on election day and get reimbursed up to $15 dollars.