game design is game development
UI/UX design and appraisal IS tech development
doing mockups and ideas is development work
writing documentation and editing the wording of said documentation, is development work
stop edging people out coz "they don't write code"
they are just as much developers as you are. hell, all my marketable skills lie in this gray area people like to look down on
heck, my strongest skill is literally everything surrounding writing code, without ever touching code
i can design an API, a backend, design the most optimal way to sort organize and interconnect your code
but i suck at actually writing the code to implement it lol
final note: #canhelpwith, as people have been using the hashtag for
i will work for pay
im poor, and upthread you can see a lot of why: this inherent bias towards code writers is EVERYWHERE.
you don't know it, but i influenced MANY, MANY mastodon features that you know and love. i wrote the request for per-post privacy levels, with a justification as to why.
i am the entire reason an issue on github was even created to make it so you didnt have to ALWAYS post to the public timeline.
i was a major guiding force in unboostable posts, private, followers only posts, and so much more
i even wrote the issue for Content Warnings, as a feature, that helped make it happen.
you dont know me, but i was a huge part of why mastodon is software you want to use, i'd bet.
-hoodie aida krisstina
boosts welcome, i need about 500bux and will be writing a fundraiser in about a weeks time at latest, to ask for money to survive to have time to find a job.
im settling after a move, i will collab for free with what little free time i have, and god dammit i just want to work in tech and have people respect that i know code, i can design code, but damn i cant write code.
@banjofox :P i mean like, ima be making a small crowdfunding ask and id help however much i feel is appropriate for whaty ou throw my way
i wouldnt pin a price on my work for a collab like this, unless you wanted to make a contract/really batter all the details out before we talk
@banjofox ah yeah its just that
i havent found work yet, post move,barely finished settling in, and im poor so i cant afford survival guaranteed for long enough to feel comfy not being terrified of not making ends meet, so i am offering to work in general, and also will eventually put up a crowdfund?
my brains not in the right place, so i hope that made sense
@mew Ah 🙂 Well, you still helped it happen regardless 😛
The post about the importance of non-code work is spot on, too 😊
Anyone can write a shitty game super effectively. AAA studios do it all the time, and as a result we have a mass exodous to non-conventional indie games.
@mew Entirely legitimate! Code *architecture's* a large part of any significant codebase; a poorly thought out API can mean way too much flexibility that'll never be used, costing needless time, or indeed, the converse, painting future development into a corner.
Getting that balance right is by no means trivial.
@mew This is funny, because, in the environment I work in, the people doing those things look down on those who write code and would hate being called developers.
You are doing important work, I can't help you directly but I hope you find someone to use your skills.
@mew This is so very true.
Not to mention that it's actually hard to do. As a coder i can't test my own code, i refuse to write docs and i only see 16 colours and my UX requirements are very biased towards efficiency and not prettyness.
@mew Tell me about it. I so want a game dev job, but i'm stick in enterprise java.
I got one offer last year, but that was entry level. I wouldn't pay a student with that paycheck they offered me, so i had to decline.
I realize now that i have to make a game by myself and then i can try to get a job like that. Or i'll skip it entirely and start my own studio :)
@mew That's distant future for me now, but will do :)
But now bed time, after midnight here and i'm exhausted :D
@mew thanks, you too, when the time comes :)
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