What really is, Mixster?

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Hey there,
Are you new to these parts of the internet? If you are, then allow me to be your guide in helping you understand what Mixster really is and why this little corner of the web has become an integral part of whom I am and have become over the years. Also, get to know what we do here.

Give it to me straight, what is this Mixster?

Mixster is an initiative run by Vipul Gupta to write good kickass documentation and clickbaity well-researched technical content for the web. Started back in 2017, we have completed, fixed, delivered and maintained over 15+ projects starting from scratch to their end release v1. for FOSS projects, organizations, startups, and companies. We know better than anyone how important documentation is in open-source & we know if it isn’t right the first time around, you might as well don’t release the product the product in the first place. We know this by years of experience in the field that the Mixster Writer team has.

All of our team members are either experienced SDE’s, SRE’s, or designers who love writing technical content and work with Mixster for full-time gigs! Providing your venture with the very best of tools, manpower and skills available in the market. With our team of open-source veterans, you can effectively take the first step in building a stronger community presence around your product/brand/company.

After all, who would be able to write your Product docs/content better? Random content writers on Upwork or folks who have years of industry experience in the field. Mixster is just a community of devs who simply love to write.

And, that’s our pitch. Whereas Mixster works as a team. If the opportunity is right, I be happy to work individually on the project. Tell me all about it!


Here’s our Origin Story

Mixster started in 2017, out of raw ideas for me to have my corner of the web. There I was, a freshmen struggling to make something for myself. New concepts, new rules in this strange new place was overwhelming. I knew I had to adapt, I knew I had to change. Hence I started looking for thoughts, inspiration, and ideas. And in this turmoil brewing inside, Mixster emerged.

Back in June ’17, I joined the Dgplug Summer Training which actually motivated me to write my thoughts. I remember when I first started writing on this blog, I had like 40 odd views on posts that I created. And now, I see Mixster realizing its full potential in the last year or so with 85k+ views, 200k insights, & so many collaborations with our partners Insync, Metricfire, Hasura, and more. All that with little or no advertising, thousands of dollars earned, and a steady following of the content I write motivated me to go further. I decide to expand on this, and try to build something bigger, something that would be meaningful to the community.

Here comes the big news!

I am very excited to share the update that Mixster over the past year has grown into becoming a community of engineers, Sys-Admins, developers, designers, researchers, scientists. People who come from all walks of life. People that are experts in their fields with one very special thing in common. They absolutely love to write. Be it technical content of any kind, documentation, articles, security reports, legal or blogs on topics they know, have worked on for years and have loads of experience in.

Mixster is an initiative to give back to the community in the most constructive way I know how. I hand-pick folks working and contributing to some of the biggest open-source organizations. Help them, support them financially with challenging projects and gigs from OSS startups, and organizations who want help to make their content, posts, blogs, docs more inclusive, & interactive. Open for the entire community.

After all, who would be able to write your Product docs/content better? Content Writers on upwork or folks who have years of industry experience in the field. Mixster is a community of devs who simply love to write.

Hard to believe, but it’s true.

Okay, idea makes sense. What all can you do for us?

We patch the holes and fix the leaks in your documentation. We read into your brand, understand it, use it and provide you with valuable feedback. We mix it up, so your product is understood better, both by product managers looking to get it for their team or developers trying to get started on it.

Our services include everything you could think that can be done with content. From building the documentation from scratch to setting up your content infrastructure to helping you make informed design decisions to running point on your outreach goals to writing and testing developer documentation to creating blogs with your brand voice that helps you sell something bigger than your otherwise boring business. (Blog)

Essentially helping your brand, your company, and most importantly your product. Most of our writers are engineers, developers, and even researchers who do what they love most. This helps your product, APIs, services, apps, websites get the best possible insight on how they can be improved in today’s market right from the horse’s mouth.

Mixster is basically “Your average in-house content team”
but faster, flexible, and way more efficient.

Not what we think, ask our clients instead.

Most writers at Mixster are experienced FOSS contributors, packing a great deal of experience both in product development and technical writing for the community in almost every tech stack there is. No topic is too obscure for us to write on and no feedback from clients is ignored here. We love to experiment when it comes to content & we are very excited about the prospect of adding you to our list of amazing clients.

So, that’s the pitch.

Mixster isn’t changing base or anything. It’s still going to be my corner of the web. It’s just this corner is taking up an apartment with Humans of Mixster. One can call this a soft opening to grand new beginnings. If you are interested in making your documentation, blogs and any content whatsoever stay in the best shape it has ever been, I would love the opportunity to convince you how we can help your product reach that stage. After all, what’s more important than documentation in open-source.

Wanna join Humans of Mixster?

If you like to write as well, we have plenty of work to go around. You can find me on Twitter or anywhere on the web by vipulgupta2048. Life with Mixster is one of freelance, remote, part-time and no commitments at all. I basically offer what I (myself) would like to see in a job. The perfect job.

Humans of Mixster is an opportunity for awesome folks from the FOSS community to pursue their passion to write and take on challenging projects without the compromises and adjustments of freelancing alone. We have your back! If you are good, wanting to be great. Slide into my DM with the links of 3 of your best documentation/content.

Note to Employers

If you are an employer, reading from my resume about Mixster. Then, no need to worry. Mixster is an initiative that I run, more crudely said then a side hustle at best at the scale that I run it on right now. We are “default to open”. Hence we often don’t sign any contracts (Except MoU’s), no NDA’s. Nothing is stopping me from being under the employ of any company or someone to hire me. I frankly would love to talk more about if you like the services of our team, are on the edge of open-sourcing your documentation or want answers to any and all questions or queries you have. Just lay it on me at our contact center.

Till then, live in the mix folks!

5 comments

    1. Thank you so much, Jason. I remember it all started from the DGplug Summer Training of 2017, I still remember the things I learned there. It was life-changing, I often remember it when I am writing here on Mixster.

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