Re: How to find a good programmer
Tom, I disagree.
Not all of us aspiring game devs consider ourselves primarily programmers, so we need to rely on team members who do in order to pull off larger game projects (or any, if we have no programming skill whatsoever). As students, we don't have the means to motivate team members extrinsically, and have the extra commitments school and part time jobs throw at us to deal with as well. Thus, being able to tell if a programmer is actually going to follow through is extremely important.
While the article could probably be summarized in a few relevant sentences, I wouldn't discourage people from posting advice for how to find good skilled team members.