What. A. Year.
First off, we'd like to take a moment to acknowledge those who have been impacted by COVID-19. While there are a number of positives for Oh My Zsh in 2020, we can only assume that there are many within our community who have suffered greatly.
We may not know each other, individually, but know that we care about you. 🤗
Larson Carter@larsonc_@ohmyzsh is now joining the @foldingathome movement.
Here is our team code: 260311
We also joined @RosettaAtHome along with Ralph At Home.
Here is our team ID for Ralph: 6700
Here is our team ID for Rosetta At Home: 19895
Stay safe and lets kick the #COVID19 together!17:31 PM - 09 Apr 2020
So...2020, let's dig into it.
Our year started off with the friendly commit to change the copyright year of the project by Angel_Kitty and the final commit of 2020 was a fix by our delightful core maintainer, Marc, to our new CLI update tool.
What were a few of those new plugins? Great question!
To make this happen, we had many return contributors...but we also had 210 people have code accepted to Oh My Zsh for the first time!
For context, we are approaching 1,800 different people who have source code contributions in the Oh My Zsh that you've all come to love and use. 💘
Outside of code contributions, we also want to reflect on a few other ways that the community expanded.
While this isn't a popularity contest, seeing that we passed 120,000 ⭐️ stars and 20,000 forks on GitHub in 2020 feels like such a great honor.
The Oh My Zsh Discord appears to be growing at around ~680 members each month. In order to nurture that community, a number of people have stepped up to help volunteer time to help people with their installation woes, configuration questions, and provide moderation.
In retrospect, I feel silly for asking Larson, "will anyone even use it?"
So many of you have all loudly answered that. 😜
Curious? Join our Oh My Zsh Discord today!
The MLH Fellowship is a 12-week internship for aspiring software engineers. MLH reached out to us to ask if we would provide mentorship and guidance to a few developers while they made contributions to Oh My Zsh.
We signed up for the program and ended up accepting a few updates to the project along with an official MLH theme!
😊 Big thanks to Larson for helping represent Oh My Zsh on that engagement.
We hosted a live Q&A session on September 18, 2020, and conducted that over Discord.
oh my zsh 🌈⌨️🐚@ohmyzshWrapping up our Q&A now! Thank you for everyone who was able to drop in and ask some questions! We had a great time and hope to do another Q&A soon 😊 Check it out on the q-a channel on Discord: discord.gg/ohmyzsh19:12 PM - 18 Sep 2020
It was a lot of fun! We definitely want to schedule more of those in the future.
We attribute much of our success over the years to word-of-mouth.
Nearly every person we meet in the community can point back to a friend, coworker, classmate, a speaker at a tech conference, or an author of a tutorial they read/watched online as having been where they first about Oh My Zsh.
🤔 Do you recall where you first heard of Oh My Zsh? Could you share your story in the comments?
Reflecting back on 2020, we wanted to highlight a few blog posts and videos that caught our attention. In no particular order.
- Speeding Up My Shell (Oh My Zsh) by Matt Clemente
- The Ultimate Guide to Your Terminal Makeover by Shinichi Okada
- Setting up the iMac - zsh, Oh My Zsh & Dracula by Sahil Parikh
- ...but I want a pretty PROMPT! by Inee Ader
- Boost Your Productivity By Using The Terminal (iTerm & ZSH) by Michael Hoffman
- WSL2: Making Windows 10 the perfect dev machine! by Christian Dennig
- How to Set Up Your MacBook for Web Development in 202 by Mohammad Alhasan
📝 Did you write a blog post about Oh My Zsh? Please link to it in the comments!
ULTIMATE macOS Terminal (zsh) in 10 Minutes! by Bryan Tong (EN)
...and Brodie Robertson has a few things to say about why you shouldn't use Oh My Zsh. We encourage you to watch it!
📺 do you have a good video from 2020? Please include a link in the comments!
Here are a handful of happy tweets that we've seen made about Oh My Zsh in 2020.
Nader DabitOk, so after a few more tweaks to my new @ohmyzsh setup, I've never loved it as much in my life and I want to live on the command line 😍
Font-family: Noto Mono for Powerline
Appearance: Minimal theme
Colors: f88e13, 00c200, a562f8, & fd48d422:03 PM - 04 May 2020
Katie Raby 🌸@niomkHere's to aesthetically pleasing terminal themes. 💜 @ohmyzsh15:33 PM - 23 Apr 2020
Diego Cuevas@dacuevashI managed to install @ohmyzsh in an iPad with the iSH Terminal app. Amazing!17:09 PM - 23 Aug 2020
Thanks for keeping us smiling!
Marc and I (Robby) were invited to participate in The ReadME Project, which gave us an opportunity to share our open source journey.
It also meant that we each had a good excuse to get dressed up--in the middle of a global pandemic--and meet professional photographers for a social-distance-friendly photoshoot. 📸 🕺🏻
Here are links to each of our stories.
GitHub@githubWhen Robby @robbyrussell built @OhMyZsh, he was building it for the 12 people he was collaborating with in his office. Today, it’s one of the most popular community-driven open source frameworks. Read more about Robby’s journey at The ReadME Project: github.com/readme/robby-r…16:27 PM - 08 Oct 2020
We shipped a lot of t-shirts, stickers, coasters, and buttons in 2020. We appreciate the support and really enjoy seeing photos of them out in the world.
Looking for new gear for 2021? do take a look around our online shop.
Your WFH photos have been lovely. We appreciate them. You can see a bunch in the replies on this tweet.
oh my zsh 🌈⌨️🐚@ohmyzshAre you working from home in your Oh My Zsh gear? Send us a pic. We'd ❤️ to see it and share. #remotework19:35 PM - 25 Mar 2020
...and who doesn't like seeing their logo on the new GitHub homepage?
In 2020, I wanted to test out a new feature in Twitter and opted to clear up any confusion about how to pronounce Oh My Zsh.
How does this resonate with you?
We looking forward to sharing more about our plans as we head into 2021. Do keep an eye out on Github, Twitter, and on Dev.to. 🙃
Thank you, you, and you, and you over there, and yeah, you, the one still reading this, and let's not forget about you...yeah, you, the who just ate a 🍪. Thank you, too!
The Oh My Zsh team