Pre-launch Thunderclap Campaign
We’ve made public a few endorsement videos from folks around the community, with more to come.
The first one comes from Jake Archibald, of Google. He’s a hilarious personality, but don’t let the hilarity fool you – he’s extremely knowledgeable. Here’s what Jake had to say:
Today, I shared a video from Dan Abramov, of Facebook. You may know Dan from his tireless work around the React ecosystem – on
react-hot-loader, as well as on
I’m super thankful for getting so many endorsement videos, but this means I have to release more than one a day if I want to show off all of them before the campaign launches in a week! Later today, I released another video. This one comes from Belén Curcio, of Mozilla. She likes React as well, and is working on Coral Project in collaboration with the New York Times, Washington Post, and other news organizations.
I’ve taken the time to add close captioning to every video, and included a link to the full transcripts on each video’s description on YouTube. As it turns out, that takes quite a bit of time! But I think accessibility is worth that time.
Recently, Suz Hinton mentioned on Twitter how accessibility is not a nice-to-have for web developers, but something we should build into our products. Products should be built with accesibility in mind – from the get go.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s a few questions I get a lot, and the answers to those questions.
How much of these five books has already been written?
I’ve already written two thirds of the first book. They’ll be written sequentially, since I’m the only author for the series.
When will the crowdfunding campaign launch?
On October 25th, through Indiegogo. It’ll have some awesome perks, so I highly encourage that you stay on the lookout for the campaign!
What else will launch that day?
- The HTML-based version of that same book
- An official launch announcement here on Pony Foo with even more information
Are there any support materials?
In addition to the open-source repos on GitHub, I’m planning on shooting video screencasts to complement each book on the series. This effort will largely depend on the outcome of the crowdfunding campaign.
Who is helping you steer this effort?
I’m largely working on this on my own. O’Reilly Media will provide editing, proofing, and physical book distribution, which is a huge relief. I’ve also partnered with egghead.io for the complementary screencast series. Together, they’ll ensure my books and screencasts are of excellent quality.
Why won’t you take my money already!?
On October 25th, I will!