Viaas: The best project I ever worked on, with the best client I’ve ever had. Â This is where my Agile Chronicles came from. The front-end portion I worked on was built using Flex. Â Congrats to the Third Iris team for launching!
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I’ve built an AIR application in my spare time using Flex that helps you play Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition faster. It took 6 months in my spare time and cost around $50k to build, and $40 a month to maintain.
It was created in response to my new players, who are tech saavy, having a slow time getting a game going. I copied the design metaphor used in MMORPG games, as well as creating an online database via Django of user submitted content to help the process go faster, as well as supporting house rules. In doing market research, I found my product is for a younger generation, and this makes it challenging to market. I used an Iterative/Agile development process to ensure it got completed.
The app had 3 goals: make money, make our games quicker & easier, and prove to myself I could execute. I succeeded in the latter 2, and failed in the making money… so far.
Rowan Tivonah Warden (Daughter & child #2), 7 lbs 13 ozs (3.5 kg) was born at 12:04 pm on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009. Mom and baby are fine. We showed her sister, Sydney, some videos and she’s excited to meet her new sibling.
My first job was obtained via networking with the right people at college. Â My 2nd, 3rd, and 4th job was from Monster.com + my email address in my code. Â I pretty much stopped working W2 jobs in 2004, and started doing full time contracting & consulting. Â Thenceforth to 2007, all my gigs were from networking such as going to industry events, blogging, and my email address in my code. Â From early 2008 to now a new source has emerged: Twitter.