Avdi Grimm is creating training for software developers
39

patrons

$295
per month
My mission is to be invitation to dance. Is that an odd way to talk about creating software development training? Here's the thing: To me, programming is a beautiful way to play with different models of the world, to weave technology into shapes that enrich our lives, and best of all to communicate about our ideas with other people. That's a kind of dance, and my goal is to invite more people out to the center of the dance floor.

For over a decade I've been communicating the joy of code through blogs, podcasts, books, conference talks, courses, and screencasts. In that time I've been incredibly blessed by the support of the developer community. This Patreon is one way for me to continue doing what (I think) I do best: learning, synthesizing, explaining what I've learned, and in turn coaching others in the art of communicating technical concepts. 

In particular, these days I'm turning my attention towards new formats (like livestreaming and courses) and new subject matter (like JavaScript/TypeScript). When your livelihood depends on product sales, these kinds of pivots can introduce a chicken/egg problem: In order to create new things (and still pay the bills) I need new revenue, but in order to get that new revenue I need to create the things. Patreon income is a way for me to bootstrap new concepts in developer training.

About the Benefits: One theme you'll notice in the sponsorship tiers is that a lot of the benefits are focused on sponsoring stuff for other people. Ever since I began selling information products for programmers, I've looked for ways to make a living while also making it possible for developers with limited resources to benefit from my stuff. For instance, for years I've offered a "pay with a postcard" option for my books. The way I see it, Patreon is less about getting stuff and more about contributing to community. What better way to contribute, than by sponsoring a course or a coaching session for a cash-strapped junior developer?
Tiers
Bit
$1 or more per month

In addition to my eternal gratitude, you'll get:

- access to the Padding Bits Slack. Yes, it's Yet Another Slack! Where I keep a work journal of what I'm thinking about, and chat with friends and supporters.

Byte
$8 or more per month

In addition to the Bit perks, you'll get: 

- early, discounted access to new products (books, courses, videos etc.) I'm working on.

Word
$16 or more per month

In addition to the Byte perks, you'll get:

- Exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, such as recordings of topic meetings and script review sessions with RubyTapas guest chefs. This is a great perk for anyone who's interested in the nuts and bolts of producing technical content.

Longword
$32 or more per month

In addition to the Word perks, you'll get:

- An annual opportunity to gift one of my courses or other products to someone else. If you want we'll help you get matched up with a scholar to sponsor!

Double
$64 or more per month

All the benefits of Word, plus:

- Invitations to occasional video hangouts, demos, or mob-programming sessions.

Quad
$128 or more per month

Everything in Double, plus:

- *Monthly* scholarship sponsorship. Every month, I'll donate one of my products to someone who wants it but can't afford it, in your name!

- You get a complementary copy of any product of a value <$100 that I release while you're a member at this level.

Octuple
$256 or more per month only 2 left

Everything in Double, plus:

- Subject to availability, I'll conduct a monthly Rubber Duck Session in your name. I'll coach someone who otherwise couldn't afford a session, broadcast the session, and give credit to you.

BRUNCH Sponsorship
$512 or more per month only 1 left

All the perks of Double, plus:

- You, your (short) message, and your link will be featured prominently in my weekly-ish BRUNCH newsletter, which reaches over 3,000 enthusiastic and thoughtful developers.

RubyTapas Freebie Sponsorship
$512 or more per month only 2 left

All the perks of Double, plus:

- Once a month we'll work together to select an episode from the RubyTapas archives and make it into a freebie in your name! Your organization will be featured prominently and linked as the sponsor of the freebie, and I'll publicize it to all of my channels.

My mission is to be invitation to dance. Is that an odd way to talk about creating software development training? Here's the thing: To me, programming is a beautiful way to play with different models of the world, to weave technology into shapes that enrich our lives, and best of all to communicate about our ideas with other people. That's a kind of dance, and my goal is to invite more people out to the center of the dance floor.

For over a decade I've been communicating the joy of code through blogs, podcasts, books, conference talks, courses, and screencasts. In that time I've been incredibly blessed by the support of the developer community. This Patreon is one way for me to continue doing what (I think) I do best: learning, synthesizing, explaining what I've learned, and in turn coaching others in the art of communicating technical concepts. 

In particular, these days I'm turning my attention towards new formats (like livestreaming and courses) and new subject matter (like JavaScript/TypeScript). When your livelihood depends on product sales, these kinds of pivots can introduce a chicken/egg problem: In order to create new things (and still pay the bills) I need new revenue, but in order to get that new revenue I need to create the things. Patreon income is a way for me to bootstrap new concepts in developer training.

About the Benefits: One theme you'll notice in the sponsorship tiers is that a lot of the benefits are focused on sponsoring stuff for other people. Ever since I began selling information products for programmers, I've looked for ways to make a living while also making it possible for developers with limited resources to benefit from my stuff. For instance, for years I've offered a "pay with a postcard" option for my books. The way I see it, Patreon is less about getting stuff and more about contributing to community. What better way to contribute, than by sponsoring a course or a coaching session for a cash-strapped junior developer?

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Tiers
Bit
$1 or more per month

In addition to my eternal gratitude, you'll get:

- access to the Padding Bits Slack. Yes, it's Yet Another Slack! Where I keep a work journal of what I'm thinking about, and chat with friends and supporters.

Byte
$8 or more per month

In addition to the Bit perks, you'll get: 

- early, discounted access to new products (books, courses, videos etc.) I'm working on.

Word
$16 or more per month

In addition to the Byte perks, you'll get:

- Exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, such as recordings of topic meetings and script review sessions with RubyTapas guest chefs. This is a great perk for anyone who's interested in the nuts and bolts of producing technical content.

Longword
$32 or more per month

In addition to the Word perks, you'll get:

- An annual opportunity to gift one of my courses or other products to someone else. If you want we'll help you get matched up with a scholar to sponsor!

Double
$64 or more per month

All the benefits of Word, plus:

- Invitations to occasional video hangouts, demos, or mob-programming sessions.

Quad
$128 or more per month

Everything in Double, plus:

- *Monthly* scholarship sponsorship. Every month, I'll donate one of my products to someone who wants it but can't afford it, in your name!

- You get a complementary copy of any product of a value <$100 that I release while you're a member at this level.

Octuple
$256 or more per month only 2 left

Everything in Double, plus:

- Subject to availability, I'll conduct a monthly Rubber Duck Session in your name. I'll coach someone who otherwise couldn't afford a session, broadcast the session, and give credit to you.

BRUNCH Sponsorship
$512 or more per month only 1 left

All the perks of Double, plus:

- You, your (short) message, and your link will be featured prominently in my weekly-ish BRUNCH newsletter, which reaches over 3,000 enthusiastic and thoughtful developers.

RubyTapas Freebie Sponsorship
$512 or more per month only 2 left

All the perks of Double, plus:

- Once a month we'll work together to select an episode from the RubyTapas archives and make it into a freebie in your name! Your organization will be featured prominently and linked as the sponsor of the freebie, and I'll publicize it to all of my channels.