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A motivational calendar every software developer will appreciate.
A motivational calendar every software developer will appreciate.
348 backers pledged $30,672 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    We will send you a digital image pack of images from the 2016 calendar, suitable for use in presentations or as desktop backgrounds.

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    We will ship you a limited edition 2016 Software Craftsmanship Calendar!

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    You will be your name listed inside the calendar as an individual supporter. You also will get two additional calendars (for a total of 3) to share with friends who might appreciate (or need) them!

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    Your team or company's name will be listed inside the calendar as a supporter. You also will get seven additional calendars (for a total of 10) to share.

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    Your company logo and URL will be printed on the calendar page of one month. Month/topic choice will be in order of pledges. Post-Kickstarter sponsorships may be made available at an increased cost.

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