Hey everyone! I'm new here. I'm a programmer who used to draw a lot, and I'm working on a multi-user digital painting web app. It's pretty much gonna be like GIMP or Krita but in a web browser.
It's called egaku and it's free software on a AGPLv3 license.
Website at http://egaku.io/
Patreon at https://patreon.com/egakuio
Slack room invite: https://goo.gl/CEBDXV
I'd like to get in touch with anyone who's interested.
Whoa! Tons of retoots. That's a good start, even if no one's actually saying anything, lol
@thor I think it might be because you didn't ask specifically what you're looking to hear about, since this is a mostly art instance people might be thinking that you're looking for programmers to pitch in, so while people think your project is interesting they might not think that they have anything to contribute. uvu
@thor I think you're doing fine, it might just take a moment for people to reach out. Especially when it's project related people who aren't (professional) developers tend to think that they don't have much to contribute and might stay silent because they think the dev might be bothered. If you keep talking about your project and sometimes ask questions where people can have opinions without it being super "programmer-y" I'm sure people will answer eventually u7u )9
@thor Hmm, I'm not sure I agree. I think it's more that programming is an activity that takes concentration, so the work in itself might take bouts of isolation so it's something that might appeal to introverts because it's work you can do on your own so they might start solo projects, but there's plenty of extrovert programmers who work in teams. They just often don't stand out quite as much because other parts of the teams tend to be on the PR side of projects, so you don't notice them quite as much.
@EmergencyBattle Well, this is true. But I'm talking about other things than programming too, like art, and I'm not so much talking in a professional team context, but Internet creators. I mean, Internet creators with interesting projects are hard to reach. If they even reply to you, it's usually very brief. That's my experience anyhow, and I'm the complete opposite of that. I'm keen to talk to people.
@EmergencyBattle You somehow get the impression that some of them built a fandom or community without really reaxhing out. It's almost like some of them enjoy being a bit unreachable, because it makes people want to reach them even more. I don't know. It's just a feeling I'm left with at times.
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@thor Well, of course there's people who genuinely don't want to talk directly to many people. On some level I can understand, because on the internet sometimes people get overly familiar and inappropriate very fast because you get stuck thinking that because you see everything this dev does they're you're friend, but of course the dev probably doesn't see most of the things most of the followers do, so to them they're strangers. So if you on top of suddenly being approached by someone who acts like they know you are also someone who is uncomfortable with interaction in general you would understandably recoil. I think this gets many introverted devs into positions where they need to gain popularity to earn an income, but they aren't looking to befriend their fans. They might have their circle of friends IRL or online that they're happy with, and that's enough for them. That being said, I think it's awesome that you want to reach out, and I hope others will talk to you too eventually, as long as you keep posting things visibly and invite to conversation! :D