Thursday, January 23, 2014

Programmers wanted!

We are looking for another programmer

(Text by Cadde)

While me and WerewolfCustoms are working hard day to day to reach the next release of ETS 2 Studio we are just two guys who are doing this on the spare time we have available to us. This of course means we can only ever work so much on the application and all the things that revolve around it. (Because this is just one part of a much greater project with quite a few guys working on it together.)

So out of need and wishes to have another nice fella in our group to code together with, we have a slot open for anyone that can provide assistance with programming.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a mature person (age, gender, location is of little concern to us) that knows the C# language well. Who is able to speak and write in English and who isn't afraid of making new friends.
We will be keeping contact over Skype and separate forums and we will be utilizing TeamViewer from time to time to work in tandem or show issues/techniques that are of relevance to the project.
You will need Visual Studio 2013 (the express version is fine but may fall short in certain areas) and you will need a Microsoft account since we are using TFS to work on the project.

Your skills in programming doesn't need to be top grade but to be able to understand what we are doing you still need some experience or you will be lost most of the time when looking at our code and we do need good code written should you provide such.
Both me and WerewolfCustoms are self taught programmers who learned to program due to our love for programming. So we aren't looking for educated programmers, we are looking for good programmers. (For whatever that is worth)

There are no time schedules to keep, you do as much or as little work as you want to do. We don't hold you responsible for finishing something in a certain time frame, we are all doing this on our spare time when we want to. We do of course want to do as much as we possibly can when we have the time to spare.
If you don't have much time then don't worry about it, we are looking for any help we can get no matter how big or small.

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who enjoys programming and wants to learn, share and even teach others new techniques. And someone who is willing to be a good friend, share a laugh and works well with other people. We are a team... No we are more than a team, we are good friends who have a passion for programming and the modding community!

How to apply

If what has been written already matches your description then we would love to hear from you!
You can send me (Cadde) or WerewolfCustoms a PM and we will get you introduced and get a feel for you as both a person and a programmer.
Fear not, we are nice guys and we will treat you with respect at all times.

We will of course want to see examples of your own code so we can get a grasp on how much experience you have and we will ask questions to get to know you better.

Some questions and answers, ahead of time

Q: "Will i get paid?"
A: "Sorry but no, we are doing this free of charge for the benefits of the community. We cannot afford to hire someone nor would we want to, we do this to grow ourselves and because it's FUN."

Q: "Will i be credited? How will i be mentioned?"
A: "Of course you will, even if you designed a single tool you will be credited equally to the rest of us. We are all of equal worth irregardless of how much we have contributed."

Q: "Do you have a leadership/chain of command structure?"
A: "WerewolfCustoms is the original author of ETS 2 Studio and holds a team lead position but beyond that formality we are all equals in position and stature. We don't issue orders, we all agree on what should be done and even so, we expect each other to be self sufficient and come up with new ideas and code on our own."

Q: "I heard there are donations to the project, what are those for?"
A: "They will be used for the longevity of the project. Such as paying for server space and possibly a few cups of coffee for those who need it. We are not doing this for the money, we are merely using donations as a means to an end. To enable us to expand the project further."

Q: "What if i don't dare to show my code, i am afraid it won't be up to par."
A: "We are not judgmental, if your code shows promise then we will give you the necessary details to make it fit with ours. We all have our strong and weak points. I have seen it all already so i will not be shocked."


Any other questions will be handled in PM and Skype conversations as needed.

Original text was published on SCS forums by Cadde.