Most software being written today is crap. There are many reasons for this: people may not know any better or under pressure, they may cut corners. The idea behind software craftsmanship is that software developers hold themselves up to a higher standard, and produce a quality product. The software craftsmanship calendars are designed to provide visual reminders to developers and teams to follow proven principles and avoid known antipatterns when writing software.
We've produced four Software Craftsmanship calendars in the past, covering years 2011-2014. Due to an unfortunately timed change of employers, we were unable to produce a 2015 edition, and we heard from many fans of past years' calendars that you want to see another calendar! Since we've already done this several times in the past, we know what needs to be done and we don't anticipate much risk of not completing this project if our funding goal is reached.
Our goal is to raise enough funding from this Kickstarter campaign to cover most of our printing costs and to cover our designer's time (the amazing Weston Lott, who designed and photographed the 2014 calendar's images). After that, we hope to cover the remaining costs with some sponsorships and individual calendar sales.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk we have would be that our first choice for designer becomes unavailable for some reason. If that were to occur, we have another designer who has also worked on past calendars we can go to.
Aside from that, the same risk applies to Brendan, Steve, and Michelle. If something were to happen to one of us, the others should be able to complete the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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