[TriLUG] Call for authors
martin.streicher at gmail.com
Fri May 15 12:33:57 EDT 2009
My name is Martin Streicher. I live in downtown Raleigh, am a Rails
developer, and am the former Editor-in-Chief of Linux Magazine (http://www.linux-mag.com
I am working again with Linux Magazine Online (the print edition of
the magazine was scrapped in early 2008) to bolster its coverage of
software development tools and techniques. Specifically, I have
identified a handful of weekly columns and feature stories and am
searching now for columnists and authors.
Please review the list of column and story ideas and contact me if you
are interested in a topic. Columnists would write 1200-1500 words
weekly; feature writers would craft one-off, 2000-word stories.
The pay rate for a column (four 1200-1500-word stories per month) is
$750.00. A three-month commitment to a column is the minimum. Each
feature story is worth $500.00.
"This Week on Github" summarizes the most significant additions and
revisions made to projects hosted on the popular code sharing site.
"In the Trenches" reveals and relays the trials and travails of
deploying, maintaining, and scaling a production Web application.
"The Full Monty" details the real, day-to-day, hands-on job of a full-
time Linux system administrator. Think Taxicab Confessions with
software and hardware.
Coverage of Java One. I would like a summary of the Java One
conference. If you are attending Java One or would like to, I can have
the conference fees waived.
The State of Linux Hiring. I would like an analysis of the market
conditions for Linux and open source developers and system
Run, Ruby, Run. An in-depth look at performance of Ruby
implementations (IronRuby, JRuby, Parrot Ruby, and Ruby 1.9) and
what's being done to speed up the language further.
In addition to these ideas, I am also accepting proposals. If you
would like to propose a story, please send me email with the goals for
the story, what is important about the story, the intended audience,
and two-three sentences about the content. You can propose a column or
My thanks for your consideration. My email address is martin.streicher at gmail.com
Executive Editor, Software Development
email: martin.streicher at linux-mag.com
gtalk: martin.streicher at gmail.com
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