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Open Source Friday with Supabase

This week on the GitHub Twitch Channel, we spoke to Paul Copplestone. He's the CEO and founder of Supabase. Supabase is an Open Source alternative to Firebase. Paul walked us through the ins and outs of Supabase and shared his top tips for developers and startups.

Getting involved

Supabase is compromised of a few key languages. Javascript is the main one with a bunch of libraries from Go, Rust, and using the PostGRES database. Oh and there's Elixir as well. If you're keen to learn any of these languages, and want to get involved in Open Source, Supabase is a great place to start. Paul says he and his team will help you along the way.

Getting involved in Open Source shouldn't be a hard step. It's about taking that first step. Find something you're passionate about and go for it. It's also the perfect time to start as Hacktoberfest is just around the corner. Paul and his team have something special planned for Hacktoberfest.

Hacktoberfest with Supabase

Hacktoberfest is a great time to get into Open Source. You'll be rewarded for completing four or more pull requests on any Open Source Project. As Supabase has only been around since January this year, Paul is keen to get people involved. So they've made it super easy to get started.

Simply head over to the Supabase Project Board and you'll see everything beautifully laid out. As you'll see in our interview, you can filter and search according to your skills or desires. Easily find documentation to work on, logos to design, or features to code.

GitHub logo supabase / supabase

The open source Firebase alternative. Supabase gives you a dedicated Postgres database to build your web, mobile, and AI applications.


Supabase is an open source Firebase alternative. We're building the features of Firebase using enterprise-grade open source tools.

  • Hosted Postgres Database. Docs
  • Authentication and Authorization. Docs
  • Auto-generated APIs
  • Functions
    • Database Functions. Docs
    • Edge Functions Docs
  • File Storage. Docs
  • AI + Vector/Embeddings Toolkit. Docs
  • Dashboard

Supabase Dashboard

Watch "releases" of this repo to get notified of major updates.

Watch this repo


For full documentation, visit

To see how to Contribute, visit Getting Started

Community & Support

  • Community Forum. Best for: help with building, discussion about database best practices.
  • GitHub Issues. Best for: bugs and errors you encounter using Supabase.
  • Email Support. Best for: problems with your database or infrastructure.
  • Discord. Best for: sharing your applications and hanging out with the community.

How it works

Supabase is a combination of open source tools. We’re building the features of Firebase using enterprise-grade, open source…

There's a lot more to this interview, including Discussions, top tips, and more. So make sure you head over to the GitHub Twitch Channel to watch the full interview. We'll also share it on YouTube Channel very soon.

Join us live next time

If you missed out on this awesome discussion, don't worry. We have Open Source Friday almost every week. You can also join our Virtual Meetup Group to stay in the loop. There we'll be sharing information on our next Open Source Friday stream.

In the meantime, happy coding, and good luck with all your Hacktoberfest contributions.

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