[Bf-committers] New Dev Fund grants, coordinator roles

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Jul 1 16:21:50 CEST 2019

Hi everyone,

Thanks to the growth of the Development Fund we could afford a couple of 
more grants for the 2nd half of 2019. All existing grants have been 
renewed. New are two people:

- Germano Cavalcante de Sousa (mano-wii) for work on snapping tools and 
precision modeling. (3 months)
- Nathan Letwory (jesterKing) for half time development coordination. 
(Welcome back!)


More grants are being worked on, including a report on the past 6 months 
and the coming half year.

The 2.80 release is being coordinated by Brecht van Lommel, but 
coordination will be migrated to Dalai Felinto and Nathan Letwory this 
month. They will be in charge of the coming releases and anything that 
has to do with coordinating the development work on blender.org. Brecht 
will then have more time for his role of lead Blender architect and main 
Cycles developer.

The precise role of a coordinator still has to be filled in still. But 
in general it's just to help everyone on blender.org to have a pleasant 
time on developing Blender. This includes on-boarding, technical 
documentation, working with module teams (docs, involve users), keeping 
the communication flow going on here and on devtalk and the code blog, 
and so on.

Blender's growing up!


Ton Roosendaal - ton at blender.org - www.blender.org
Chairman Blender Foundation, Director Blender Institute
Buikslotermeerplein 161, 1025 ET Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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