In the case that some of our faithful followers were wondering about the absence of the spotlight series, perhaps this will clear matters up.
Individual interviews are nothing new to our community. I for one have always been intrigued by the differing cultures or lifestyles of others and am quite fascinated to discover the personal stories of those who share my interests.
The intention behind the spotlight series was to continue that sporadic coverage of interviews in a consistent manner but not limit the interests to developers or well known community members alone. I wanted a selection of well known and not so well known in a healthy mixture. I had hoped that readers would help me with each interview by providing some questions for those in the spotlight. Sadly, very few folks showed interests in the first two spotlights and almost no one has showed interests in the others following them. That placed the work entirely on my shoulders and it was a task that grew increasingly heavy until burnout apparently showed its ugly face at the end.
There is however a spotlight at the end of the tunnel (pun intended). I would like to continue the series but not in such a time restricted manner. I extend an offer to you, as the reader, to suggest potential candidates to be interviewed and upon doing so, you also offer some questions to pose to them. A decent interview should contain about 20 questions and so I expect submissions to have at least half of those for the suggested candidate. It makes no matter who they are or what contributions they have made to our community so long as they are an active part of it. This offer extends to you personally as well. If you feel you would like to share yourself with the community or perhaps a project that you are working on, you may submit yourself as a candidate.
If you have suggestions, comments, or constructive critisism, we are always open for improvements of any sort that would push the series toward becoming a great representation of what we have always stood firmly behind, By the Community, For the Community. Be free to send me a private message.
Thanks as always, for your continued support