Focus on Development
Devuan doesn’t do “hackathons”, perceived as too competitive. Instead we do “Code Rafting”, which can be understood as cooperative hackathons, setup to solve specific problems that require the attention of a number of developers. They function like documentation book sprints (and may be combined with one), but for source code and materials.
A rafting can be organized to release an infrastructure program, define a user interface to reuse across desktop packages, create a new or finish an existing program, teach upstream developers to maintain their own Devuan package (without adding too much burden to their workflow), etc.
A Devuan rafting produces free software (in general: GPL), and it’s a great way to nurture the developer community with face-to-face interaction.
Hire Devuan Developers
If you’re a company who’s relying on Devuan, please consider hiring a Devuan Developer to keep working on the project. A dedicated developer is more valuable to the project than a struggling one, and working a part-time or a full-time job on Devuan is a great gift to the community.
Devuan developers are all around the world. Make your proposal on talk.do: “Job Offers”.