QuietMisdreavus

QuietMisdreavus

is creating beautiful Rust documentation

32

patrons

$164

per month
Hi! I'm "a quiet misdreavus". You can call me Grey.

I've been hanging out and helping out in the Rust community for almost a couple years now (got up and running around August 2016). In that time, I've written a Twitter library that has helped people get their feet wet with the language, mentored newcomers to the language by answering questions in the "rust-beginners" IRC chatroom, and started contributing to the official documentation tool, rustdoc!

Over time I've shifted from being an educator in the community to being a contributor. Now, I'm the lead member of the Rustdoc Team, helping organize issue triage and reviewing new contributions to the documentation tool, as well as providing operations support for the community documentation host, docs.rs. Rustdoc and docs.rs have a lot of users and a lot of bug reports and feature requests, but not a lot of people who contribute to them primarily. Over the time I've been involved with rustdoc, I've seen it develop into one of the most respected documentation tools in open-source. It's incredibly rewarding to see so many people depend on the tools I help oversee.

Which brings me to this page. As engaging as it is, working on the Rust project is not my day job, so my time and energy for it is limited. With your help, I would like to change that. Each contribution, no matter how small, brings me closer to being able to take this full-time. Thank you for your consideration; here's to the future!

In an effort to create a community around documentation tooling in Rust, I've created a Discord server where people can come hang out. (This is not a replacement for the official Rust discord! It's just a place where I can feel better about posting in-progress thoughts and build rapport with people who may want to know what's going on in the world of rustdoc and docs.rs.) This is intended to be a fun hangout space to chat about Rust things (and non-Rust things) outside the official and community Rust spaces.

Because it's a space i control, I can also provide things like Discord roles and private channels for patrons! In return for your support here, I can provide a semi-private space which i can pay a little more attention to than the more general chatrooms and servers.
Tiers
`while let`
$1 or more per month

Every little bit helps! By pledging anything at all, you're showing me that you like the stuff i work on and what i'm doing with them.


* Access to patron-exclusive channels on Discord

Includes Discord rewards
#[doc(include)]
$10 or more per month

Time to support my music habit! This lets me buy about one album of music each month. (Or a nice lunch, that's also a thing.)


* Everything from the above

* Access to even exclusive-r channels on Discord. I'll probably chat about specific stuff i'm doing and ask for input - you can influence my direction!

Includes Discord rewards
`match match`
$1,000 or more per month only 4 left

At this level, I can only assume your company has taken notice and wants my time on their project. At this tier, you can have half a day of my time as a consultant to work on whatever you'd like. (Since I currently have a day job, the timing of this half-day may have to occur on a weekend, but I'll work the time in for you.)


* Everything from the above

* 4 hours of consulting each month

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$164 of $1,150 per month
Rent money! This much just about covers my rent and utilities each month. There are still other bills on top of this, not to mention food, but this kind of milestone puts a tangible reward to the work i put in.
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Hi! I'm "a quiet misdreavus". You can call me Grey.

I've been hanging out and helping out in the Rust community for almost a couple years now (got up and running around August 2016). In that time, I've written a Twitter library that has helped people get their feet wet with the language, mentored newcomers to the language by answering questions in the "rust-beginners" IRC chatroom, and started contributing to the official documentation tool, rustdoc!

Over time I've shifted from being an educator in the community to being a contributor. Now, I'm the lead member of the Rustdoc Team, helping organize issue triage and reviewing new contributions to the documentation tool, as well as providing operations support for the community documentation host, docs.rs. Rustdoc and docs.rs have a lot of users and a lot of bug reports and feature requests, but not a lot of people who contribute to them primarily. Over the time I've been involved with rustdoc, I've seen it develop into one of the most respected documentation tools in open-source. It's incredibly rewarding to see so many people depend on the tools I help oversee.

Which brings me to this page. As engaging as it is, working on the Rust project is not my day job, so my time and energy for it is limited. With your help, I would like to change that. Each contribution, no matter how small, brings me closer to being able to take this full-time. Thank you for your consideration; here's to the future!

In an effort to create a community around documentation tooling in Rust, I've created a Discord server where people can come hang out. (This is not a replacement for the official Rust discord! It's just a place where I can feel better about posting in-progress thoughts and build rapport with people who may want to know what's going on in the world of rustdoc and docs.rs.) This is intended to be a fun hangout space to chat about Rust things (and non-Rust things) outside the official and community Rust spaces.

Because it's a space i control, I can also provide things like Discord roles and private channels for patrons! In return for your support here, I can provide a semi-private space which i can pay a little more attention to than the more general chatrooms and servers.

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Tiers
`while let`
$1 or more per month

Every little bit helps! By pledging anything at all, you're showing me that you like the stuff i work on and what i'm doing with them.


* Access to patron-exclusive channels on Discord

Includes Discord rewards
#[doc(include)]
$10 or more per month

Time to support my music habit! This lets me buy about one album of music each month. (Or a nice lunch, that's also a thing.)


* Everything from the above

* Access to even exclusive-r channels on Discord. I'll probably chat about specific stuff i'm doing and ask for input - you can influence my direction!

Includes Discord rewards
`match match`
$1,000 or more per month only 4 left

At this level, I can only assume your company has taken notice and wants my time on their project. At this tier, you can have half a day of my time as a consultant to work on whatever you'd like. (Since I currently have a day job, the timing of this half-day may have to occur on a weekend, but I'll work the time in for you.)


* Everything from the above

* 4 hours of consulting each month

Includes Discord rewards