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Gina Häußge
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On the state of OctoPrint

A look at the state of OctoPrint, its current funding situation and how things will continue from here on.

Read on at the link below.
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\o/ Delighted to hear the +ve news ! 
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Printed with +OctoPrint​ =)

(no, not me, the house I'm standing in!)

Finally visited the kamermaker, another thing off the bucket list ;) Big thanks to Martine and Joris for having me over :) 
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+René Jurack​ exactly :) 
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Finally got my new personal landing page up on https://foosel.net.

Been meaning to replace the old (and if I'm honest abandoned) site for ages, finally did it. The org domain might still be pointing to the old stuff, but it's only a matter of hours I hope until the dns record updates propagate. 
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Very well done Gina! Super clean
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New release: 1.2.11

This shiny new release contains two new pieces of functionality on top of the usual fixes of bugs and little annoyances, the “About” dialog and the Announcement Plugin.

Read more at http://octoprint.org/blog/2016/05/04/new-release-1-2-11/
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Ah, it's such a wonderful world we live in ;)
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+Jeremie Francois​ wrote an interesting article about what's happening at the moment with OctoPrint, BQ, Nils, Tom, myself and others.

I'm btw also looking into additional funding sources for my work on OctoPrint on top of Patreon, so if you are with a 3d printing or maker related company and open to sponsoring I'd like to talk to you ;)
 
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No LCD controller on your printer yet? Please be smart: spare the $12 stuff you could buy from a cheap Chinese reseller and give them to Gina instead, via her Patreon account (https://www.patreon.com/foosel?ty=h). Then install Octoprint on any idle Rapsberry Pi and you will get much more!
A blow to Octoprint 3D and to the 3D printing community? May be not. This short post is triggered by the recent lay off of Gina Häußge by BQ, its sponsor and maker of some important 3D printers (reviews here). And by the fact...
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I am unhappy to hear this development. Gina, if you are looking for a job pls pn me. Sadly no 3D printing involved yet.
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That may be true; yet, it is an option which is frequently not considered. (Also, it gets less expensive if kids group up and actually do unschooling, but that's a topic for another thread.)
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Lachkrampf beim Blick in den Ofen, hatte ich bislang auch noch nie ;)
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Das mit dem glutenfreien Pizzateig hatte ich mir irgendwie anders vorgestellt #Lizzakissen

+Tobias Waller​
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+Janina Himmen​ duftet auch ganz toll nach Chia ;) 
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Needed a way to quickly generate a list of current Patreon patrons at a certain pledge level for inclusion in OctoPrint's new About dialog. Whipped up quick python script to take care of that based on the CSV export of all patrons that Patreon provides in the patron manager.

Naturally threw it up online for others to use if needed, find it at https://gist.github.com/foosel/6788a6065e0b372ee5b051393a0b0a98 (BSD license)
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Hello Gina.  Is there a way that I could make a donation through PayPal?  Thank you for Octoprint!
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I'm feeling a bit weird for resharing this again, but it's the weekend and there might be people reading their g+ feed now who didn't catch the news earlier, so... Sorry if you've already seen this.

If not, in a nutshell: I need your help to be able to continue working on OctoPrint, details see below.
 
I need your support

Most of you probably know that OctoPrint’s development has been heavily sponsored by BQ since August 2014, mostly by employing me (Gina Häußge) full time for working on it. If you've been following OctoPrint since before that, you've seen what enormous change in pace that has allowed me to achieve and what it has made possible. To give just one example, the plugin system was a behemoth to implement and I wouldn't have been able to make it this powerful without being able to concentrate on it exclusively.

All this would not have been possible if OctoPrint hadn't become my full time project. It wouldn't have been possible if I'd had to try to get this work done on evenings, weekends or my vacations, constantly losing focus and having to recover my steps. So far, the bill for this heavy involvement on my part has been paid by BQ. And if you look into the commit history, it becomes pretty evident how heavy that involvement really is. Sadly, due to reasons that are beyond my control, BQ’s patronage is not possible much longer. I'm indescribably grateful they've sponsored my work for as long as they did, and I fully understand the reason why that's simply not possible any more now.

I think I've created a very powerful piece of software here. I enjoy working on it, I enjoy helping people by enabling them to optimize and automate their 3d printing workflow, on top of remote controlling and monitoring their machines. I would love to continue to work full time on OctoPrint, to keep implementing the many ideas I've envisioned for it but have not yet gotten around to, like a way more granular access control system, even more extendability, making it easier to support additional printer protocols via plugins and so on. But since I have bills to pay, it isn't enough for me to love what I'm doing here, I also need to be able to afford that dedication. In a nutshell, it is plain impossible for me to spend this much time and energy on something that is not my job.

You've seen what I've been able to do over the past couple of years. I promise you that if I'm able to continue working at this level of involvement, more awesome things are going to happen. If you love OctoPrint and believe in its potential and my skills to get it there, please consider supporting me on Patreon.

My contract with BQ ends in a couple of weeks. I should hopefully still be able to continue working on OctoPrint for some time after this, to see if it becomes financially viable to commit to do this long term through community funding.

If it doesn't, I'll have to find myself a regular full time job again, and - to be completely honest here - that would probably be the end of my involvement in OctoPrint. I maintained and developed this project for one and a half years next to a full time day job as a software architect before I got hired by BQ, and from that experience I know that this won't work. I can't do this properly as an after-hours/weekend side project, and I also won't attempt that anymore considering what it did to my life and health the last time. I'm telling you this because I think I have to give you all the facts to enable you to see the whole picture and to make an informed decision, and this is sadly how things are.

But no matter how things turn out, OctoPrint will of course stay open source, and you’ll always have what’s already there to use and improve on, even if I have to step away from it.

TLDR Please support me on Patreon.

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Gina... Viel Glück!
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Not much to add to this, changes are afoot.
 
I need your support

Most of you probably know that OctoPrint’s development has been heavily sponsored by BQ since August 2014, mostly by employing me (Gina Häußge) full time for working on it. If you've been following OctoPrint since before that, you've seen what enormous change in pace that has allowed me to achieve and what it has made possible. To give just one example, the plugin system was a behemoth to implement and I wouldn't have been able to make it this powerful without being able to concentrate on it exclusively.

All this would not have been possible if OctoPrint hadn't become my full time project. It wouldn't have been possible if I'd had to try to get this work done on evenings, weekends or my vacations, constantly losing focus and having to recover my steps. So far, the bill for this heavy involvement on my part has been paid by BQ. And if you look into the commit history, it becomes pretty evident how heavy that involvement really is. Sadly, due to reasons that are beyond my control, BQ’s patronage is not possible much longer. I'm indescribably grateful they've sponsored my work for as long as they did, and I fully understand the reason why that's simply not possible any more now.

I think I've created a very powerful piece of software here. I enjoy working on it, I enjoy helping people by enabling them to optimize and automate their 3d printing workflow, on top of remote controlling and monitoring their machines. I would love to continue to work full time on OctoPrint, to keep implementing the many ideas I've envisioned for it but have not yet gotten around to, like a way more granular access control system, even more extendability, making it easier to support additional printer protocols via plugins and so on. But since I have bills to pay, it isn't enough for me to love what I'm doing here, I also need to be able to afford that dedication. In a nutshell, it is plain impossible for me to spend this much time and energy on something that is not my job.

You've seen what I've been able to do over the past couple of years. I promise you that if I'm able to continue working at this level of involvement, more awesome things are going to happen. If you love OctoPrint and believe in its potential and my skills to get it there, please consider supporting me on Patreon.

My contract with BQ ends in a couple of weeks. I should hopefully still be able to continue working on OctoPrint for some time after this, to see if it becomes financially viable to commit to do this long term through community funding.

If it doesn't, I'll have to find myself a regular full time job again, and - to be completely honest here - that would probably be the end of my involvement in OctoPrint. I maintained and developed this project for one and a half years next to a full time day job as a software architect before I got hired by BQ, and from that experience I know that this won't work. I can't do this properly as an after-hours/weekend side project, and I also won't attempt that anymore considering what it did to my life and health the last time. I'm telling you this because I think I have to give you all the facts to enable you to see the whole picture and to make an informed decision, and this is sadly how things are.

But no matter how things turn out, OctoPrint will of course stay open source, and you’ll always have what’s already there to use and improve on, even if I have to step away from it.

TLDR Please support me on Patreon.

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paying a subscription to Gina for her software is more than fair...big user, and now a voting contributor.  good luck Gina.
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    Working full time on OctoPrint! :)
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In a nutshell: a female geek who is happy as long as she has stuff to code. For the rest, see my website.
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    Computer Science, 2002 - 2007
    Focused on software engineering, graphics, cryptography and embedded systems with a touch robotics. Took psychology as a minor where I focused on social psychology and group dynamics.
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