As many of you may know, I have been an intern at Microsoft for the past two summers. In the summer of 2007, I had a blast working on Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals ("DataDude") developing a code "pretty printer" that took abstract syntax trees representing SQL scripts and built formatted (and indented) SQL script. This past summer, I worked with the ASP.Net MVC team to implement AJAX helpers in that framework.
Well, it turns out I did a pretty good job , because they've offered me a full-time position on the ASP.Net team. I accepted that offer last week. It's still conditional on completing my degree (this is my last year) so I won't be starting until August 09, but at that time I will be moving to Redmond (near Seattle, just in case you didn't know ) and working full-time for Microsoft.
What does this mean for the future of the Reports Module? Well, at this point I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like I will not be able to continue working on the Reports Module. I'll be working full-time on work for Microsoft so I doubt I will have time to continue working on the Reports Module (let alone leading the project).
However, I don't want to see the module abandoned, which leads me to the main point of this post. It's time to start building up the team, so that when I leave for Microsoft in August, there is a (hopefully) stable development team working on improving the Reports Module.
I'm looking for a new project lead (to replace me) as well as some developers. The primary role of the project lead will be to organize the rest of the developers. In fact, the lead does not necessarily have to be a developer, though it helps if they have some experience writing code . For the entire life of the project (up to this point), I have been the sole developer and lead of the project, but I don't want to shift that entire burden over to the new lead so I'm also looking for some developers. Developers need to be familiar with ASP.Net and experience with VB.Net and DNN is a plus. Developers would be responsible for working on the core as well as implementing new and enhancing existing visualizers and data sources.
Of course, since this is an Open-Source project, powered by volunteer working, I'm not asking for full-time commitments. It doesn't matter if you can spare a few hours a week or a few days, any contribution is helpful. If you're interested, email me at: [email protected]
Please consider contributing some of your time. DNN runs on your contributions!