Gnomie Rafal Chmiel is a 13-year-old fellow going to high school in England, but don’t let his youth fool you. He’s ambitiously dedicated to programming Web applications and working on open source projects. (Kids, these days!) Rafal writes:
I’ve been a big fan of yours for the past couple of years, and I noticed that you have a lot of influence on the Internet (with Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Facebook, etc.). A while back, I made some simple Web applications that I never published, but now I make more advanced desktop applications (especially social networking clients) and that’s why I’m writing to you today. One of my first applications was SocialTank, which was an all-in-one social networking client. Now it’s called Yellaboo! Lite. But that doesn’t matter…
A couple of days ago I created an open source project called The TumbleDeck Project. After reading the story about Twitter acquiring TweetDeck, I thought about making a (similarly named, I must admit) Tumblr client, and I did. Of course still being a student, I don’t know VB (the programming language in which I will write TumbleDeck) in full detail, nor the rather complicated Tumblr API. That’s where you come in.
I know that you’re not a programmer (you said so in one of your videos), but there are programmers who follow you. I’m looking for someone to help me with the project and I didn’t want to post on your Web site, geeks.pirillo.com, because I didn’t want to be spammy. So I’m contacting you to see if you might be able to put out the word that might attract some help for my cause; I would be most grateful.
I’ve hosted my project at tumbledeck.codeplex.com if anyone would like to have a look and see if it’s something that might be fun to pursue with me. Thank you so much!