Good Morning to All. I am submitting my application to help with documentation and whatever else I can do to help.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Hope to hear from you soon.
Position: Anything dealing with documentation.
Do you understand that Wildfire Games is a non-commercial project, work for 0 A.D. is volunteer, and work is done for free? Yes
Do you agree to distribute all your work for Wildfire Games under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license? Yes
Are you sure you are not wanting to work on something programming related? (Then you don't need to send in an application form.) Yes and No (See the “Short Essay” for more information.)
Name: Ralph Wildermuth aka. Dok
Location: Arizona, Southwest USA
Availability: 15 to 20 hours a week until no longer needed.
Occupation: I am currently employed by a major Defense Contractor as the documentation manager and tech writer on a Department of Defense program for the software development and maintenance of a tactical biometrics system for the Army.
Skills and Experience: I spent 20 years in the Army, many of which were spent as a Master Instructor in control of three national strategic level intelligence systems’ courses for the Army. I was responsible for designing, developing, creating course materials, and teaching many individuals from all service branches on how to operate National Strategic Asset equipment. As a contractor, I developed and wrote the course of instruction for combining two Military Occupational Specialties into one new specialty. Currently, and for the last 13 years, I am the documentation lead for all documentation associated with the development and maintenance of the software and hardware integration for the Army’s biometrics collection program.
Motivation: I enjoy the work and understand that the lives of many servicemen and women rest on the accuracy of our system and the documentation that supports it. My interest in helping with 0AD is to be able to contribute, in a meaningful way, to the gamers who love the game and want to know more about it.
Personality: I thank god every day for the opportunity to contribute what I can to my adopted family, my country, and whoever else needs my help.
Short Essay: I have been a fan of RTS games for a few years now. I am currently into Empire Earth, and now more into 0AD. I started with Age of Empires many years ago, moved to the Total War series, with a smattering of time messing with Empire Earth. I recently got re-interested in Empire Earth. I noticed that all of the games have one thing in common; there is a vast knowledge base for each of the games, but the data is so spread out that it is hard to find a good one-source document. I started working on a guide that I call the Empire Earth Bible, so I can keep track of what is what.
Interests and Hobbies: I am into RTS gaming, building and repairing my own computers, photography, martial arts, watching and helping my brothers kids grow up. I also develop websites in my spare time among many other interests.
Staff: Not to my knowledge
Community: TWcenter, EE.heavengames, and now 0AD.
Favorite Game: Empire Earth, but 0AD is caching up fast. I also still like playing Total War: Napoleon occasionally.
Work Examples: Most of my latest examples, in the documentation line, are controlled by the government and are not available for public review at this time.
Here are a few pages from my first draft of the 0AD Bible and EE Bible I am compiling at the moment, mostly for myself. These are both in the early draft stages and much of it is in the original text as I found it. Only the styling has been added at this point.