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Position: Hopefully programmer/scripter, but really anything that needs to be done.

Do you understand that Wildfire Games is a non-commercial project, work for 0 A.D. is volunteer, and work is done for free?

Do you agree to distribute all your work for Wildfire Games under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license?

Joseph Thomas
hillturtle4 (at) gmail (dot) com
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Oklahoma, USA
5-10 hours per week.
Student with part time job

Skills and Experience:
I have no particular skills or experience. I have a basic knowlage of HTML, and know more or less how coding works. I am, however, willing to learn, and am a bit of a perfectionest.

I want to learn a new skill, and help a good game reach it's full potential.

I am an introvert who loves research, hates to leave something half done, and doesn't like being interupted.

Short Essay:
I first found 0 A.D. through the Synaptic Package Manager in Linux Mint. It looked interesting, and so I installed it. And then I looked around on the internet a little, and found this forum, and that it was still in alpha development, and thought it might be fun to join you. What I will get out of it, other than the game it's self, will be a knowlage of programming, and an increased knowlage of how computers work. (Was that a short enough essay? ;) )

Interests and Hobbies:
I am a Photographer, and a wonderer. I also enjoy knitting, photo editing, and some sound editing.

Favorite Game:
My favourite game is probably, for the time being at least, 0 A.D.

Work Examples:

For me to learn programming, I would need someone to let me know what language, what tools I would need, (compiler, IDE if applicable) and a project to work on, and then after a little while to look at my work and let me know what I did wrong, and how to fix it.

Thank you for your time.

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Hi, programmers don't need to apply for something. You can just take some task on trac (http://trac.wildfiregames.com/report/1) preferably some beginners task (http://trac.wildfiregames.com/report/16). Note that beginners tasks do expect you know something about the subject and you know how to program, but they are beginners in a sense that you don't need to know a lot about the structure of our engine.

For starters, it's easiest to take a JS task. JS code doesn't need to be compiled, so it's very easy to set your development environment up (a decent text editor is enough). JS also offers lots of features like automatic garbage collecting, dynamic typing ... So it's a lot easier to learn than C++. When you took a task (not all tasks are listed btw, if you think the game needs something, you can propose it), you can always ask us for help. The programmers are mostly on the IRC channel #0ad-dev on quakenet. Mostly during European evening hours, until American evening hours.

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