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A work-in-progress site to share your names, pronouns, and other preferred terms.


  • API server is written in Go with the chi router
  • Persistent data is stored in PostgreSQL
  • Temporary data is stored in Redis
  • The frontend is written in TypeScript with Svelte, using SvelteKit for server-side rendering
  • Avatars are stored in S3-compatible storage (MinIO for development)


When working on the frontend, run the API and then use pnpm dev in frontend/ for hot reloading.

Note that the Vite dev server assumes that the backend listens on :8080 and MinIO listens on :9000. If these ports differ on your development environment, you must edit vite.config.ts.



  • Go 1.18 or later
  • PostgreSQL (any currently supported version should work)
  • Redis 6.0 or later
  • Node.js (latest version)
  • MinIO if using avatars, flags, or data exports (not required otherwise)
  • Air for live reloading the backend


  1. Create a PostgreSQL user and database (the user should own the database). For example: create user pronouns with password 'password'; create database pronouns with owner pronouns;
  2. Copy .env.example in the repository root to a new file named .env and fill out the required options.
  3. Copy frontend/.env.example to frontend/env and fill out the required options.
  4. Run go run -v . database migrate to initialize the database, then optionally go run -v . database seed to insert a test user.
  5. Run pnpm dev. Alternatively, if you don't want the backend to live reload, run go run -v . web, then change to the frontend/ directory and run pnpm dev.

See docs/ for more information about keys in the backend and frontend .env files.


To seed the database with some data, create a seed.yaml file, then use go run -v . database seed. For the file format, refer to the Seed struct in scripts/seeddb.


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