Jamie Tayloris creating The .NET Core Podcast
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You will also get access to a Patron-only Slack group, where you can discuss up-coming episodes, suggest themes and guests, or even put yourself forward as a guest.
Patrons at this level will get all of the bonuses of the "Early Access" level, but will also have the chance to participate in a monthly Ask Me Anything (AMA) episodes - you can submit questions, and I will answer them in episodes that only you will receive.
About Jamie Taylor
- .NET Core
- ASPNET Core
- EF Core
- and not forgetting The .NET Core community, itself
I am your host, Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor, and I'm going to talk to you about my podcast and why I would like your help to ensure that it is fully funded.
Essentially, my podcast is all about the "Core technologies" (which is my own umbrella term for .NET Core and all of the other things I mentioned at the start) and the community around it. The show has monologue episodes where I teach listeners about a specific topic, and it also has interview episodes where I sit with someone from the community and discuss a specific core technology or an open source library.
Each episode has extensive show notes either a transcription or selected text snippets, along with a large number of links to external resources so that listeners can do a deeper dive into the episode's topic; there is a new episode each week.
So why have I started a Patreon page?
Well, I'd love to ensure that the podcast it fully funded. There are hosting costs (for both the site and the show), there are software licence costs, and there are hardware costs to think about.
If you had over to the website right now, you'll see a banner offering advertising space. Whilst this is designed to be as unintrusive as possible, it's only a matter of time before it gets added to ad blocking apps. Plus, I'd rather not have to rely on ad revenue for the day to day running of the show.
Not only that, but I want to interview people from the community who are all over the planet, which means different time zones are involved. And everyone knows that once you include time zones, everything starts to go a little wobbly. Interviewing folks from different times zones, at a time which is convenient for them means potentially taking time out of my schedule in order to do it, which can have all sorts of impacts on things.
My aim for the show is to be among the first places that people will head to for information on .NET Core which is presented is an audio format. I'm an auditory learner myself, which means that I learn best when I can hear it, so I know how hard it can be for fellow auditory learners who rely on written documentation.
Plus, the show gives people who are interested in .NET Core a chance to listen to something interesting during their commutes instead of the same 5 songs from the top 40.
And I need your help to do this.
What can you get as a Patron?
For as little as one dollar a month, you'll be listed as a supporter of the show on the show's website. I'll also read a message along the lines of:
Patrons will be listed in patronage order, so if you want to be at the top of the list, you'll have to get in first.
Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor
These AMA episodes will be released to the "AMA Supporter" patrons via an RSS feed that only they will have access to. The questions can be on almost any topic (as long as the questions are clean - i.e. no profanity, not hate speech of any kind, and no adult themes) including the show itself, any of the other shows that I'm part of, or even how to get started in blogging and/or podcasting.