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Getting the Code You NeedPresented byLea Tesoro / Opal Lei                        © 2012 VirtuaSapient                    ...
Survey    1. What is your level of LSL scripting                 knowledge?   wants to learn               only modifies s...
Survey   2. Have you hired scripters in the past?    not hired; no intention      not hired; open to hire    not hired; pr...
Survey                                                                       not                                          ...
TOPIC 1: Deciding when to modify afreebie script and when to leave it alone Reduce prim use or lag: Combine. Conflict in...
TOPIC 2: Deciding when to hire, when to purchaseoff-the-shelf, and when to do it yourself Cannot afford to hire: Do it yo...
TOPIC 3: Choosing the right scripterif you decide to hire Skill level that is appropriate for your  project Problem-solv...
TOPIC 4: Effectively sharing your visionwith a scripter to get the results you want                  Specs Your goal Use...
Please fill out the post-talk survey at:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3VD                    KJV              Q&A        ...
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Getting the Code You Need

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Presented at the Non-Profit Commons in Second Life on Nov 9, 2012.

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Getting the Code You Need

  1. 1. Getting the Code You NeedPresented byLea Tesoro / Opal Lei © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 1
  2. 2. Survey 1. What is your level of LSL scripting knowledge? wants to learn only modifies scripts amateur LSL scripter intermediate LSL scripter expert LSL scripter 8% 15% 46% 23% 8% © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 2
  3. 3. Survey 2. Have you hired scripters in the past? not hired; no intention not hired; open to hire not hired; project in mind hired; happy hired; discouraged 7% 29% 21% 7% 36% © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 3
  4. 4. Survey not very interested interested interested averageDeciding when to modify a freebie script and when to leave italone. 0 1 8 0 4 3.54Deciding when to hire, when to purchase off the shelf, and whento do it myself. 0 1 4 2 6 4.00Choosing the right scripter if I decide to hire. 0 1 5 2 5 3.85Effectively share my vision with a hired scripter to get the resultsI want. 1 1 3 3 5 3.77 © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 4
  5. 5. TOPIC 1: Deciding when to modify afreebie script and when to leave it alone Reduce prim use or lag: Combine. Conflict in user interaction: Keep separate. Scripts too complex: Keep separate. © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 5
  6. 6. TOPIC 2: Deciding when to hire, when to purchaseoff-the-shelf, and when to do it yourself Cannot afford to hire: Do it yourself. Simple scripts: Do it yourself. Beyond your level of comfort: Hire. Available off-the-shelf: Buy. © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 6
  7. 7. TOPIC 3: Choosing the right scripterif you decide to hire Skill level that is appropriate for your project Problem-solving skills Coding practices Questions ◦ Why prices vary widely ◦ Individual vs. company ◦ Estimate © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 7
  8. 8. TOPIC 4: Effectively sharing your visionwith a scripter to get the results you want Specs Your goal User interface Desired results Data handling and storage Integration Acceptance.Want a copy of the expanded pdf file? © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 8
  9. 9. Please fill out the post-talk survey at:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3VD KJV Q&A © 2012 VirtuaSapient (virtuasapient.com) 9

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