Interviews at TMA
As some of you may have noticed - for the past few months I have been interviewing various devs. Is this sort of stuff interesting for you, our cherished readers? Do you read them at all?
Most importantly - who would like to see as my next victim?
For reference - my interview column - iTête à iTête:
I have to go with "Sometimes". When I'm interested in the field of the interview partner, I like to read them.
If I may suggest something: It would be nice if you could post about your interviewpartner a few days early and allow to send in questions. Maybe you could include the better ones in your interviews.
Very good thread ChiffaN, and thank you Nine for the excellent suggestion. We need this feedback to make these better. It really would be great to get questions from readers to the dev/vendor so the two can hook up over their favourite issues: software for the iDevice.
I agree with NineSwords-read them sometimes and the ability to suggest a question.
As to who (whom?!) I would like to see- the developer "pool" is quite large and each one would offer a different perspective to a question. The head of EA offers insight as does the guy(gal) who develops a game all by themselves. Each could be interesting.
If "forced" to select one I will go with the developer(s) of Karnival, a game I got in the forum contest that is turning out to be lots of fun.
"Different perspective to a question" this is quite alone something I was thinking about since this morning (I have a boring office job with plenty of time to let my mind wander...).
What about a general question that would relate to everyone (hardware like the AR Drone and software devs) that will be asked at every interview? Something thats like a red thread though all the future interviews and that would give different perspectives of the same topic.
Problem is comming up with such a question. It shouldn't be too specific as it has to apply to every dev/hardware munufacturer/hobby hacker/whatever but it shouldn't be to broad that it would lead to different interpretations of the question. I.e. "What was your biggest hurdle in programming for the iDevice" wouldn't work for someone who does only hardware. On the other hand a "What do you think about the iDevice" would result in too different and widespread answers instead of delivering a subjective angle of the same topic. A hardware guy would talk about the hardware, the software guy would talk about the sotware, a game dev would start to talk about the UI and control schemes, etc. But we have a big think tank here, I'm sure we could come up with something if we bang shigzeos and louis heads together often enough ;) <--- For entertainment purposes so we can think relaxed...
I would like to see Lima Sky, from Doodle Jump, interviewed. I haven't seen an interview with him yet.
I kinda like the interviews. I would like to submit questions though.
I read them sometimes. It depends on what I've got going on at the moment.
Ok then, folks! I just secured an interview with the infamous ZodTTD - one of the most famous people in the Jailbreaking community and the creator of all of the emulators for the iPhone inclusing the psx4iphone and n644iphone.
The interview will commence tomorrow at 10am GMT+3 (2am EST) and you're welcome to leave any questions you have before then.
I'll be looking forward to this one and I'll post if I come up with any questions.
The bad news is - ZodTTD couldn't make it today. We'll have to reschedule
The good news is - you have some more time to think of new questions.