Reel2Bits, a federated music-sharing platform, needs volunteer developers!

With the recent gloom and doom about changes coming to Soundcloud, there’s a growing interest in having an alternative right here in the fediverse. Reel2Bits is trying to fill that gap, and serves as an amazing social platform specifically geared towards people creating podcasts or sharing their own original music.

Federation between instances works using ActivityPub, and there’s some growing interest from Funkwhale in maintaining compatibility with it. However, the project’s lead developer needs help with polishing up the platform, closing some python-specific bugs, and building out new features.

We’re going to do a review of the platform soon, but in the meantime, you can connect with the project through these channels:

Sean Tilley

Sean Tilley has been a part of the federated social web for over 15+ years, starting with his experiences with back in 2008. Sean was involved with the Diaspora project as a Community Manager from 2011 to 2013, and helped the project move to a self-governed model. Since then, Sean has continued to study, discuss, and document the evolution of the space and the new platforms that have risen within it.

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