Like any modern business based on technology and software, at Mercari we rely on countless opensource software to develop and operate our business. Meanwhile we have been working hard to give back to the opensource community.
Historically we have always been sponsoring events held by the tech community, but in recent months we also started supporting babel and composer projects, as well as being a sponsor for OWASP.
Today we are happy to announce that in addition to the above, we are sponsoring PHP foundation and Python foundation, which support the development of PHP and Python respectively, for $1000/mo starting March 2022. We plan on supporting these projects continuously going forward.
Mercari’s initial version was written in PHP, and PHP still powers a lot of the APIs that we use. Python has widely been used as well: as is the case with many businesses, it has received a lot of attention in the last few years because it is so widely used in AI/ML development.
We intend to keep expanding our support for opensource technologies. If you are interested in working with us, please check out our careers website.