WSAS List of questions to answer

From The Battle for Wesnoth Wiki

1) Basics

1.1) Write a small introduction to yourself.

1.2) State your preferred email address.

1.3) If you have chosen a nick/screenname for the Wesnoth forums, what is it?

1.4) Why do you want to participate in the Wesnoth Summer Art Scholarship?

1.5) What are you studying; i.e. subject, level and school?

1.6) If you have contributed any art to Wesnoth, please list what you have worked on below:

2) Experience

2.1) Are they any art projects you have worked on before, if so, what are they?

2.2) Have you created art in a team environment before?

2.3) Open Source

2.3.1) Are you already involved with any open source development projects? If yes, please describe the project and the scope of your involvement.

2.4) Gaming experience

2.4.1) Are you interested in playing videogames, and if so, what genres are you interested in?

2.4.2) Are you more interested in story or gameplay?

2.4.3) Have you played Wesnoth? If so, tell us roughly for how long. We do not plan to favor Wesnoth players as such, but some particular projects require a good feeling for the game which is hard to get without having played intensively.

3) Communication skills

3.1) Though most of our developers are not native English speakers, English is the project's working language. Describe your fluency level in written English.

3.2) Are you comfortable with giving and receiving very technically-oriented criticism of your work, or do you feel that art should be exempt from criticism?

3.3) Are you patient enough to simultaneously give attention to good, productive criticism, whilst not being inflamed by incorrect or offensive criticisms?

4) Project

4.1) Did you select a project from our list, if so, which one? Otherwise, if you have invented your own project, please describe the project and the scope.

4.2) Why did you choose this project, and what do you expect to gain from doing it?

4.3) Include an estimated timeline for your work on the project. Don't forget to mention other obligations like "I've booked a holiday between A and B" and "I have an exam at ABC and will be occupied, at that time".

4.4) What would make you stay in the Wesnoth community after the conclusion of this scholarship?

5) Practical considerations

5.1) What computer platform do you use? (e.g. Windows/Mac/Linux) Please note which version. (e.g. XP, Vista, Tiger, Leopard, etc)

5.2) Do you consider yourself to be good with computers? If you've done easier things like making a website, you've probably got the skills necessary to write up the scripts to see your work in game. Over half of our artists do, and being able to immediately see your art in-game is a great way to 'proof' it.

5.3) Have you ever used IRC? IRC is an online chat program, and we use it to form chat rooms where our team members discuss and plan.

5.4) At what hours are you awake and available to communicate? (Please specify them in the UTC time zone, rather than your local time zone. There are numerous websites which can convert this, this is one: )

This page was last edited on 11 June 2009, at 09:12.