Upcoming Improvements on Typeracer
Hi fellow Typeracers! I should start by introducing myself. My name is David Pritts, and I may be better known by some of the older users here by my Typeracer handle valikor. I have been racing on Typeracer for five years–since the “beta”-ish days, before we even had accounts.
I’ve done thousands of races using both Dvorak and Qwerty keyboards, and have improved my typing speed from around 115wpm to around 140wpm, all while having a lot of fun. (Recently I’ve been racing a bit less, though, and I’m getting rusty. I need to get back to the track and get back in shape!)
Anyway, I’m happy to announce that in an effort to make Typeracer even better, Alex (our main developer here at Typeracer) has decided to add me to the Typeracer team. This is for a few reasons. First, I will have more time to moderate and improve the Typeracer forum, add more content to the site, including taking responsibility for this blog as well as generating other content (such as developing an official typing tutorial). I will also be able to take on some responsibility for issues such as support and answering people’s questions. We also have other projects in mind, which everyone will see in the coming months. In addition, with these tasks taken care of by someone else, the developers will have more time to develop more features, fix bugs, etc.
This is an exciting time for Typeracer, and I hope we can live up to your expectations. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, etc., please feel free to email me directly (david AT typeracer DOT com), or post on the forum. Of course, blog comments will also be read and responded to.
I will work to be as responsive as possible, and try to improve communication between Typeracer and the community. Hopefully we can all work together to make Typeracer even better.
See you on the track!
David Pritts (valikor)