Chelsea Troy

is creating resources for savvy software teams
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$4.50 is about how much you'll spend on a decent latte in the Chicago Loop, where I work. This tier is designed for beginning and intermediate individual contributors in the tech community, 

To that end, a latte a month gets you:

  • A letter each month explaining what's happening. Examples: upcoming posts and behind-the-scenes info about ongoing projects.
  • Early access to the show notes of all live streams. I create an outline for each of my programming videos with additional resources so you can get the most out of the videos, and you'll receive them weeks before they publish.
  • The knowledge that you are supporting resources to build a savvier software community. Go you!
Blue and Gold Maccaw
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This tier is meant for senior individual contributors and managers.

In addition to the rewards in the Blue Jay tier, this tier includes:

  • Automatic access to all ebooks I produce (these are sporadic because they take a lot of work, but you will get them all)
  • The knowledge that you are supporting resources to build a savvier software community. Go you!
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This tier is not for individuals (though I guess, if you're so motivated, feel free). It's for CTOs/VPs of Engineering/Directors of Engineering to choose for their COMPANY to invest. That's because $99 is nothing to a company—they spend more than this as a result of inefficient AWS setups without blinking—but it means a lot to me. 

This tier gets all the benefits of the Blue Jay and Gold Maccaw Tiers, plus:

  • A section on my blog's sponsor page. I'll work with you to write a blurb about your company, its values, its culture, and which parts of the blog are meaningful to it (like Remote Work or Test-Driven Development). My "Are you Hiring?" page will link to the sponsor page, so developers reading my hiring criteria can see a list of companies familiar with the blog.
  • Access to my client updates. I keep a list of current and former clients, and I send them occasional e-mail about new projects. If I'm writing a new e-book, this list gets the first opportunity to sponsor or distribute the work. If I'm putting together a workshop on remote work, inclusive culture, or debugging, this list finds out first—and gets opportunities to receive early runs at steep discounts. If I'm working on a talk, this list finds out first—again, with opportunities to book an early run at a steep discount. Basically, anything I offer to companies that isn't bespoke work, this list hears about first and pays the least for.

About Chelsea Troy

My name is Chelsea Troy. I have written hundreds of blog posts about tech and the tech community over the past five years.

It's unlikely that you have reached this page without having read at least one of those posts.

Maybe the post came from the series on interpreter design, or the one about SICP, or the one about the Raft distributed consensus algorithm.

Or maybe you saw the show notes from one of the live codes where I record and narrate my process while writing features for production applications.

But most likely, you read a piece from the series about leveling up, or the series about remote work, or the series about listening. This is the most rewarding work; the work that tackles slippery, complicated, emotionally charged challenges for tech folks like you (and me!) and breaks them down into clear frameworks and actionable steps.

I want to do more of this work, and do it better. That requires time. Currently I write my blog entirely in my off hours, working it in around obligations to other clients. With support from this Patreon, the blog can become, in effect, a client of its own, to whom I can allocate time each week in my normal work schedule—which includes my most productive, caffeinated hours :). 

Thanks in advance for bearing with me so far on this bloggy journey. It has been a wild one, with hopefully much more to come.
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If I can achieve this earnings goal, I can guarantee 2-3 posts per week on a consistent basis, PLUS I can produce 2-3 ebooks per year without relying on outside funding rounds (Gold Maccaw and Flock patrons receive ebooks free of additional charge).
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