Avdi Grimmis creating graceful software developers
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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.
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.
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.
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?