Minimum value is 5
Minimum value is 5
My name's Istvan Jaromi, and I am a backend developer. I code new features and fix bugs.
I am Szelina Szigeti, and I am a frontend developer for iSLCollective. That means I am working on how things look on the site.
I am Benedek Princz, co-founder of iSLCollective and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) who manages our developer team.
I am Peter Laszlo, co-founder of iSLCollective and head of product development. I am in charge of coming up with new feature ideas, designing them and overseeing their production, like our new video lessons platform.
I am Adam Laszlo, also a co-founder of iSLCollective. I am the CFO, and my main job is to manage our legal, financial and human resources matters.
My name's Zsuzsa Kiss. I am your helpdesk assistant. If you have any questions or problems, you can reach me at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, and I'll be glad to help.
I am Szabolcs Simonyi, backend developer. Just like Istvan, I code new features and do bug fixes.
This is our Christmas Fundraiser and we need you more than ever! We turned 10 years old. Yaay! Our community grew very big, almost 150,000 teachers daily, but we have big problems. The code of the site is totally outdated, very hard to work with and it's sometimes crumbling under pressure. :( We keep patching the code year after year, but this can't go on like this anymore.
We must begin a new era!
So we've started rebuilding the website from zero. The new site will be much more reliable and user-friendly in 2020. This is a scary HUGE UNDERTAKING - the biggest and most expensive we've ever dared - and we need your help to finish this work.
Let's lay the foundations together for the next 10 years. Your help, no matter the amount, makes a huge difference. If everyone reading this message would donate $3, this fundraiser would be over in an hour. Please take a minute to send us the price of a coffee. As an immediate benefit, you will see NO ADS as a supporter.
Peter Laszlo, iSLCollective co-founder
iSLCollective is seeing 150,000 users at peak times, which is enormous traffic! At least for a website that was coded in 2009 with no expectations of growing so wildly popular. We simply didn't design it for this kind of traffic. The site is sometimes crumbling under the heavy load, and every attempt at optimization seems like a drop in the ocean.
The code has been patched zillion times over the past ten years, and things got a bit chaotic by now. Any new development takes too much money, and we generate a lot of software bugs along the way, that we fix over the course of months. This makes your life difficult, and makes us want to give you a real professional service next year.
This is why we started rebuilding the website from scratch. Quite a scary undertaking. We need your support to finish the work. We are positive that together we can create a much better website, which is more reliable and more user-friendly.
This community deserves a website like any other professional community. Let's make it happen together!