Programming is like nothing else out there. Especially if you’re working on a game or simulation, it’s like creating your own world. It is a form of creative expression. It’s a puzzle of logic (programming and structure), but also aesthetics (music and art), flow (finding just the right gameplay), and organization (software development). I love all of it.
Hi, I'm Rachel. I'm a software developer in Kansas City. I also like working on games and websites in my spare time. C++ is my favorite language, but I use a lot more than just that.
You can view my projects, tutorials, and check out the Moosader community at Moosader.com
Sometimes, to get things done you have to cast off all extraneous things and really focus and commit to the task-at-hand. I am currently in this mode as I try to get a couple big projects done.
However, sometimes I like also helping people out by providing artwork or code. Sometimes I volunteer this work for free, and sometimes a person specifically asks for something.
Usually when this is requested, the assumed price is $0.00. However, when I’m trying to buckle down and get stuff done, this doesn’t feel fair to me, as I have to expend time to get a task done that doesn’t contribute to my core goals.
I am OK with doing some free work— Sometimes, people just can’t pay. Maybe they’re under 18 so don’t have a bank account / credit card so cannot have a PayPal. Maybe this is for a hobbyist thing they’re not making money off of, or they don’t have a job, or whatever. They don’t have $300 to go buy a logo, $1,000 to pay for game art for their game, or $1,000+ to pay for a custom website (that amount is assuming something small with almost no back-end).
However, I would like to request a trade- because it takes me time and effort to work on these things for free, I would like to request services in exchange. So here is what I’m thinking:
I will work on free artwork for you if I am allowed to also release this artwork under CC-0 (public domain) and post on ArtSader, for anybody else to also use.
If you’re a programmer and are requesting artwork from me, I would like for you to contribute an open-source version of Pickin’ Sticks, committed to a public repo. I would like to host this on my website, and have the code be open for others to learn from. A version of Pickin’ Sticks only takes a day or two to make.
Otherwise, maybe there is some other programming projects I might need help on. You can ask.
Please note that if you have already written a Pickin’ Sticks in the past, this doesn’t mean you have freebies for services.
If you cannot program, draw, or compose music, then it will have to be some other sort of service. Can you edit video? Sometimes I get tired of editing videos. :P Suggest something.
Otherwise, you’re just going to have to pay some fair fee.