We are looking for more BukkitDev volunteers!

Discussion in 'Community News and Announcements' started by EvilSeph, Dec 19, 2012.

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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

    Bukkit takes great pride in providing the community with plugins that are free from malicious code through our plugin hosting site, BukkitDev. This commitment to the community means we need to have many talented and dedicated individuals available to help us with file and project approvals around the clock and around the world.

    Due to amount of hard work, time, and dedication it takes to provide this service to the community, we are looking for more talented, trustworthy individuals to help us keep approval times low. Developers want to see their plugins approved regularly and within a reasonable amount of time, while server admins want to be able to download the latest version of the plugins they use as quickly as possible.

    Applicants must:
    • Have Java experience
    • Have submitted at least one plugin to BukkitDev that is not a basic generic plugin
    • Be a good community member
    • Be able to connect to and be readily available on IRC (Esper)
    If you think you would be a good fit in our BukkitDev Approval Team and would like to help us keep the queue moving at a reasonable pace, we invite you to submit an application to join our team of dedicated individuals who tirelessly go through hundreds of projects and files each week. Please apply at bukkitdev -dash- applications -at- bukkit -dot- org with the details below:

    The subject of your email should be:
    Code:
    BukkitDev Application: [Username]
    
    The body of your email should be:
    Code:
    Name:
    Age:
    Location and Timezone:
    Bukkit Forums Username:
    BukkitDev Username:
    IRC Username:
    Why do you feel you would make a good BukkitDev Staff member?
    When are you available to dedicate time to BukkitDev?
    Have you used BukkitDev before to host your projects? If so, provide links!
    
    (Hint: Ctrl+Shift+V pastes without formatting...)

    As we're fully aware of how much delays within the Approval Queue affect plugin developers and server admins alike, we've decided to promote someone intimately familiar with the approval process to the role of BukkitDev Team Lead. Effective immediately, Gravity's sole responsibility is to ensure your experience with BukkitDev is a fantastic one. As part of his new role, he'll be actively handling BukkitDev Approval Team applications and managing the BukkitDev Approval Team.

    Please join me in congratulating Gravity on his new role and responsibilities!
     
  2. Do you necessarily have to be good at coding for this? I hardly know Java or any language (Only one I know is basic HTML which is too easy) but I'd love to help out the community.
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Yes. To be BukkitDev staff you must have a firm grasp of coding plugins as you will be doing a lot of review on known code. Some of the code we see is pretty fantastic and advanced.
     
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  4. Yah, I figured. I need to start learning how to code :/ I've wanted to for a long time but I've just never really gotten to it. Anyways, thanks for the quick reply :)
     
  5. I like IRC. It's quite convenient since there's a client for practically every single device ever
     
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    Tanite

    I hope you guys are double-checking the work of (especially new) volunteers. For the obvious reasons of competence and... trust.
     
  7. Will there be notifications either way or just if you are accepted? I don't know how many people applied so I'm not sure.
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    We likely won't be able to notify you if you haven't been accepted, but we will be talking to you if you are.
     
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  9. As in "already talking to" or "will be in the near future"
     
  10. The latter.
     
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  11. I sent a semi serious application a while ago, still debating the idea of trading a hobby for a responsibility.
     
  12. And it's very important to have this debate, even though I think you would be extending a hobby with (more) responsibility instead of trading it for responsibility.

    As a DBO staff member you would have a lot less time to do the things you enjoyed before, but you would also find other things to enjoy. Reviewing projects and files and dealing with the occasional drama lets you feel the pulse of the developer community but also requires the ability to keep your cool under any circumstance and being able to vouch for your decisions.
     
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  13. Submitted.
    I also sent h31ix a message on irc. :)
     
  14. This isn't the place for discussing whether you like IRC or not, please keep this on-topic.
     
  15. Just submitted an application, I might be able to help. :)
     
  16. That can be taken both normally and sarcastically :p
     
  17. I made an application :D
     
  18. If you think you would be a good fit in our BukkitDev Approval Team and would like to help us keep the queue moving at a reasonable pace, we invite you to submit an application to join our team of dedicated individuals who tirelessly go through hundreds of projects and files each week. Please apply at bukkitdev -dash- applications -at- bukkit -dot- org with the details below:
     
  19. I did.
     
  20. Can't wait to see some new faces. :)
     
  21. Oh, but you are a new face!
     
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  22. >mfw i have no face
     
  23. Congrats to the new BukkitDev Staff! :)
     
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  24. Well done guys!
     
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  25. Congratulations to all of our new staff members. :) I'm no longer the newest!

    Let the hazing fun begin!
     
  26. Hmm how old do i need to be? Im pretty young but still i have a BukkitDev plugin RPGDrops. I dont know if its basic...
    Made it myself is it java experience? :p
     
  27. I just recently applied, hope I'm not too late.
     
  28. I've yet to be hazed.
     
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    mbaxter ʇıʞʞnq ɐ sɐɥ ı Retired Staff

    I'll fix that shortly, don't you worry.
     
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  30. Are you guys still accepting applications? It seems like you just took a bunch, and I'm assuming that means no more =/
     
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