Passwords and cookies in clear HTTP are no good. Anyone here (should) knows it. Firesheep proves it. GMail and Zuckerberg suffered it.
Just buy or get a free SSL certificate, and let nginx or stunnel handles SSL and proxies HTTP to/from Arc. Total cost, being pessimistic: 150$ for the certificate verification, and 2 hours to set-up the certs & nginx.
I know, it's awesome, it's a custom Arc webserver and all, and good practices are for PHBs only, but still. For a "hacker" website, news.ycombinator.com is a shame regarding to privacy/security (see also: passwords stored as shasums (without even a salt), funny things like <img src="http://news.ycombinator.com/logout>, outdated versions of software used [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=516122], etc.)
While anyone who invests money and gets nothing in return has my sympathy, I don't see the relevance of a private business transaction to HN.
You will sometimes find someone plastering notices all over the city. These notices have a picture of someone and the warning not to date them because they are a lying, cheating low-life. Is this a public service intended to save other people from an unhappy fate? Or is it someone trying to get revenge by naming, blaming, and shaming someone else?
Unless the "scamming" in question is happening on HN, such as someone spamming HN with fraudulent posts, I have trouble thinking this kind of thing meets the HN guidelines.
I do realize that maybe it will be difficult to believe in a new user with these claims, but I do assure you that I'm here only to help, your linkedin profile list a domain, send me a mail from this domain (with the correct headers from the correct IP, I know that you use Google Apps in your domain) and I will answer with the links that I found, I do not kow if they will be of any help, but I think they provide trails for you, some of them are right here on HN, and these ones I think there's no problem in post here:
With BrianHolt saying about a past website of him, I do not know if he said the truth.
I did not confirm this, but searching his name in Google will bring some of the links that I found, although not in the front page.
The e-mail: XXX@gmail.com
EDIT: I will try to give the links as early as possible.
EDIT2: I gave the links and some trails for Louis, although I'm not sure if they will be useful, I will not use this account again and will only answer Louis in the e-mail.
EDIT3: Smarter to remove the e-mail... a long day programming.
But we have an immediate need for a badass developer on our Product Marketing Demos team. We regularly use the latest technologies and platforms to build product prototypes, demonstrations, and visualizations that effectively communicate our product line.
To give you an idea, in the past three months alone, our team has used Ruby, Coffeescript, Backbone, Raphael, Java/Android, and Obj-C/iOS to build apps demoed across the world in front of over 30,000 people at our global events.
So if you like experimenting with upcoming technologies and want to make that part of your job description, email me at email@example.com
...And we work in downtown SF right along the embarcadero -- some of the best views of the bay and city.
Groupon is still hiring developers. We have an aggressive hiring plan for the rest of the year. All job openings are at http://groupon.com/jobs. The jobs are all cooler than the posts make them sound - we're working on that.
Location: We have offices in Chicago and downtown Palo Alto. A unique thing about our dev team is that for most jobs, it doesn't matter which office you work out of. Both offices have most jobs, people travel between offices as needed or desired, and we have good teleconferencing practices.
- scaling for big, big traffic growth
- Big Data work around personalization and more
- lots of new projects, both internal and public
- Most work is in Rails but previous Rails knowledge isn't a requirement. Previous awesomeness is a requirement though.
- job security, market salaries - we're making money and just raised $1B
- talented and excited coworkers - there's energy here I haven't felt at any other place
- good development practices - increasing test coverage, requirements planning, post-mortems and retrospectives, etc
- laser powered cat mascot
- visa assistance and relocation on a case-by-case basis
If you're interested or have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can direct you to the right people.
Greplin - We're a YC W10 company with interesting problems, smart people, cool tech, and huge data. What more could you want?
We're hiring across the board right now - front-end/back-end/generalists/designers/ops/dev-ops: it's all good!
We help people search their personal information that's in the cloud (Gmail, Dropbox, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc). As TechCrunch said, we've "attacked the other half of web search."
Sorry, no remote work.
We're looking for someone to help us out with GitHub's Enterprise product, Firewall Install. Basically we want to add 22 units of awesome to it, at a minimum. See our job page for details and to apply, or feel free to ping me at @holman if you have super special questions.
As part of acquiring Cloudkick (YC W09), Rackspace is building out its first bay area office.
Most of these positions are working with the Cloudkick team.
Looking specifically for:
More specific positions are also up on the racker talent site:
Blueleaf.com -- looking for interns:
Marketing Engineer Intern: ideal for someone who wants to be a founder someday; lots of A/B testing implementation, making APIs do things they weren't designed to do, implementing crazy ideas from Dir of Mktg (me) and CEO
Director of Content: you will write a lot about investments/investing, find others who will write for us about said topics, link to yet others who write on said topic, and generally start putting us out there (consistent with our corporate voice, which we know but isn't public yet)
Marketing Intern: your standard social media douchebaggery, AdWords/landing page testing, and other "flood the funnel" activities
No job posting to link to, but I'm at email@example.com
Hi HN. We're not a product/platform company, and aren't in SV, but we do have one hell of a culture, myriad projects, and an unending pipeline of new work. To support that growth, we're planning on adding an additional 100 people during 2011. If you're interested, have questions, or send in a resume, please let me know. I want to make sure anyone coming from HN stands out in our application pool. matt.albiniak at nerdery d0t com
Most common thing heard around The Nerdery - "I learned more here in 3 months than I've learned anywhere else." Dog friendly, caffeine provided, developer owned and operated.
We have immediate openings for:
* Front End Dev - JS knowledge required, jQuery experience preferred.
* C# ASP.NET Developer - ASP.NET MVC preferred
* PHP Developer - Zend
* Actionscript Developer - AS3
* IA/UX Designer - previous FED experience
* Software Project Manager - you make juggling look easy
* IT Systems Technician - we're tech-centric. Not so much "can you install this" as much as "need ____ provisioned."
* iOS Developer - please hurry.
* ExpressionEngine Developer - see above.
Oh, and if you're not a great developer but understand tech (like me), we're hiring in sales, too.
We do core systems for insurance companies. No longer a startup (we're about 9 years old), but still privately held and doing very well financially.
The core work is in Java, but the platform is mostly a proprietary stack, including the Gosu language that we've recently open-sourced (http://gosu-lang.org) and are still actively developing.
We need developers on our applications and our platform, as well as product managers and QA. http://www.guidewire.com/careers for more details.
Feel free to e-mail me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested or have any questions (I'm the tech lead on our platform team).
Hiring full-time devs and dev interns. Non-profit trying to change education. Backed by Gates Foundation and Google.
ben+HN@khanacademy.org for more info
(About us, quickly: Kongoroo is the front-page of the web for kids. Parents submit sites, which are vetted and filtered for age and interests, and popularity bubbles sites to the top.)
The site still has work to do but we should still make the soft launch date at the end of February. We need help to execute this right. If you're interested or experience in Bus. Dev. please contact me at the email in my profile. We prefer if you're from the SF Bay Area, but we're open to other locations.
We're looking for 2 front-end developers. There's a puzzle at http://www.weebly.com/jobs.html -- see if you can solve it under 30 minutes
(Remote is not a possibility)
We have a few upcoming web-based events:
- For SF Bay Area/Silicon Valley jobs on Tuesday, 2/15
- For NYC jobs on Tuesday, 3/1
- For Boston jobs on Wednesday, 3/9
- We're considering hosting an event focused on remote jobs. Would that be of interest?
If you're interested in participating, feel free to email me any questions or sign up on http://www.hirelite.com. We have spaces available for both developers and companies.
We build complex marketing software. PHP on the frontend (Zend Framework and custom components) and Hadoop/Cassandra on the backend. Lots of huge data challenges & tons of servers. You'd be joining a big Engineering team with a ton of smart people.
- Looking for a web software engineer with deep experience with PHP and MySQL.
- Looking for an engineering manager to run the new team working on new cool stuff.
Both positions shown here: http://bronto.com/company/careers
Bronto's a great company and the Engineering department is especially fun. The environment is great: 20' ceilings in an old tobacco warehouse, exposed 100-year old beams, gigantic windows, open floor plan. Foosball, lots of free drinks, snacks and food. Lots of freedom to build great stuff, no micromanagement.
Hopper is a search engine for making trips. We use information extraction, machine learning, distributed computing and custom search algorithms to transform ridiculously huge volumes of data into useful information. Interested? Get in touch.
For more info about us, check out http://nextmontreal.com/product-market-fit-hopper-travel-fre...
Working remotely is a possibility for exceptional engineers, but in-person is highly preferred.
Factual aims to be the place where people meet to share, improve, and mash-up data. We have an awesome team that is still fairly small, and an incredible CEO (he was the co-founder of Applied Semantics, which was sold to Google and became AdSense). We recently raised a Series A from Andreessen-Horowitz, and our customers include Facebook (we provide some of their Places data) and Newsweek. We have lots of challenging problems to work on at all layers of the stack: data cleaning and canonicalization, deduping, storage, serving, APIs, etc. If you love data, Factual is great place to be.
We're looking for awesome Java generalists. Bonus points for experience with MapReduce, developing NoSQL datastores and/or machine learning.
You can also email me personally at leo -at- factual.com
We're a very well funded augmented reality startup co-founded by myself (who created Yelp Monocle) and my co-founder, a designer from NYC. We're going to be closing a big round in the next few days and are soft launching at TED (the real one) next month. John Doerr also told us he's just seen the future when he saw our demo, if that means anything to you.
We're looking to hire a computer vision engineer, front-end engineer, and back-end engineer. You'll potentially be our first employee - and we'll be paying well.
For an intro see http://bubbli.co/intro
For more about the jobs see http://blog.bubbli.co/jobs
For a bit about some internal tools see http://blog.bubbli.co
Shoot me an e-mail @ email@example.com
We need frontend developers to work on a rapidly iterating consumer facing website.
We are also hiring backend developers interested in natural language processing and the infrastructure needed to support large scale data processing.
We run the FaceCash (http://www.facecash.com) mobile payment system, which is being deployed nationwide. We have apps on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, and we're always looking for top people to help out. Merchants love us because we're cheaper (and we give them a free POS system), and consumers love the integrated coupons. Apply on our corporate site at:
or e-mail me at aarong at thinkcomputer.com.
MDT Advisers - We're a small quant investing shop working with machine learning, financial analysis, and the hardest dataset in the world. We've got two main types of positions that we're hiring for: a dedicated developer position, and a general analyst position that's about 60% programming and 40% financial and statistical analysis -- http://www.mdtadvisers.com/careers/qea.jsp . The people, problems, and pay are good, and we aim for good work-life balance(e.g. no 60 hour weeks).
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
We also love open source and have contributed back to the community with simplejson, mochiweb, mochikit and other projects.
- Competitive Salary, Robust Medical Benefits & 401k
- 20% Mochi Labs R&D Time
- Equity in Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME)
- Catered Family Style Lunches 2x Per Week
- $3,000 Education Budget
SeatGeek - Data-driven search for event tickets
On-site only. Drop me a line if you're interested: email@example.com
Note: I work for Microsoft in CTS, though I'm posting on my own.
MCNA Dental Plans -- Looking for heads down engineers with Lisp experience or exposure.
Health care probably doesn't sound too interesting but this industrial-strength business application is being re-written from scratch in Common Lisp. The system being built includes a hybrid relational and graph database on Postgres, quasi-natural-language driven production rule systems, rich internet application (using Lisp to wrap/drive qooxdoo), and great graphics!
Did I mention working with 6 other awesome Lispers?
Original job post: http://lispjobs.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/lisp-developer-mcna...
Email me (look in profile) if you have any questions or you want a softer intro to the hiring manager.
This is actually not a technical position but a marketing post. Specifically, we need someone who will get their hands dirty in Google Adwords and Analytics on a daily basis. See more here:
Find links to our sites here:
We're a small, autonomous studio within EA building social games for gamers. Our first monetized title, Dragon Age Legends, is about to enter closed beta and has been generating a lot of buzz (http://pc.ign.com/articles/114/1146553p1.html).
Our Platform team is looking for mid to (very) senior engineers. You would be responsible for building the platform on which all EA2D games will run, from the pages that serve the HTML to the suite of game servers supporting them. Analytics, social network integration, shared services (REST), scaling, real-time stateful and stateless game servers -- this would all be your domain.
Our stack is primarily Java with MongoDB on the backend, but we're becoming increasingly polyglot (Python, Ruby) in the middle tier. We're hosted on EC2 (w/auto-scaling and on-demand environments) and practice continuous deployment. A sampling of the tech we use: Chef, git (GitHub), Hudson (now Jenkins?), ant, ivy, SQS, S3, EMR, Loggly, PagerDuty, Mixpanel, Kontagent, NginX, Tomcat, Hive, and Google App Engine. We contribute code back to the open source projects we use, and we've even started open sourcing our own (https://github.com/EA2D).
The Platform team is small and young -we're still building out the initial implementations of many services- so you would have a tremendous impact on our architecture and direction.
We're a tight-knit team with lots of whiteboards, so you'd need to be on-site. On the plus side, EA's campus is fantastic - we have a stellar gym, cafeteria, theater, shuttle service to Caltrain, soccer field, volleyball and basketball courts, tournament-quality foosball tables, and much more.
Drop me a line if you're interested, firstname.lastname@example.org
We've already hired two people from previous HN "Who's Hiring?" threads, so you'd be in good company!
We're a 65-person financial-software firm committed to learning and improvement as well as great web software and agile development. We're hiring developers and other smart folks of many kinds. See http://www.youdevise.com/careers and https://dev.youdevise.com.
While we don't have remote workers, we do help successful candidates relocate to London or Boston including arranging visas where needed. For example, last year we hired HN readers from Denmark and the US, and we moved a Polish employee to Boston.
Application acceleration engineers to work with client applications to deliver order of magnitude speedups. You'll be involved in every stage of accelerating applications, from analyzing multi-million line code bases through developing new algorithms, to implementing complete solutions running on FPGA, GPU, or other technologies.
You will need a degree or equivalent professional qualification in Computer Science or a related discipline as well as experience in some of the following: Â» High performance software development in C/C++ or FORTRAN. Â» Program analysis and transformation Â» Compiler design and implementation Â» Computer architecture / digital circuit design. Â» Working with scientific software code in HPC application domains such as computational finance, seismic processing, life sciences or fluid dynamics.
A little bit of game design, a little bit of project management, a little bit of community management--a lot of fun. No programming required, but familiarity with web and game development is a plus. Interest in games, especially RPGs and puzzlers, is a must.
Full time freelance in NYC for an established book publishing company. It's fairly entry level.
gbrown at scholastic dot com
I work on the front end, we do a lot of cross-domain ajax and work with the FaceBook JS SDK. I'm looking for at least one more front-end developer who knows JS inside and out. Experience with FB's new JS SDK is, obviously, a benefit.
Our back-end is Java / Jetty / PostgreSQL running on Amazon EC2.
We do basically a more advanced version of Facebook's Social Plugins for a number of large websites.
We're located in the San Francisco area. Remote work is an option; I work remote from Ohio right now.
Everyone works from home on Fridays, and the office is generally a pretty fun place every time I've been out to visit.
Contact nathan @ above website if you're interested.
SpeakerText is hiring Rails developers (employee #2) to work out of our new office overlooking Market Street in downtown SF (no remote work, sorry). We sell "transcription in the cloud" powered by a hybrid of AI & crowdsourced labor, with a heavy focus on video.
-Improving our autonomous QA system
30% RoR development
30% Front end coding (HTML/CSS/jQuery)
30% Backend Server Management (EC2, Apache, Linux)
10% Plotting world domination with the founders
Compensation includes a competitive salary, healthcare, and stock options.
CTO's note: If you want lots of structure and a product manager telling you exactly what to do & how to do it, this is not the job for you. If you're a technical badass and know you want to start your own company one day, this job is perfect.
More info: http://speakertext.com/jobs/rails_hacker
We're hiring a generalist as person #3 for our iOS app development shop. We need someone who can do awesome visual design for iOS as well as pick up some programming as needed. Currently we're profitable doing 1/2 App Store products and 1/2 contracting work, moving to mostly product sales in the future.
Interested in going for a beer? Email allen at steamclocksw.com.
Seeking iOS and web developers with a passion for design and craftsmanship. (No remote is possible.)
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We're a small, venture funded startup in the fashion space (very hot right now). Looking for one frontend and one backend engineer.
Benefits: Competitive pay, small team atmosphere, you get to have a big impact on our success. Dev team located in SF. Currently we work from home / coffee shops & meet in person one day a week for a hack session / coffee.
The ideal candidates are comfortable on a small team, write solid, clean code, and are able to handle a loosely structured environment. Please send a link to your portfolio or github profile, etc. For a shortcut to apply, just email email@example.com.
We need a flash game developer--someone who can take an idea like "parachuting onto an island" or "cracking a safe" and work with us to turn it into a clever game. Close enough to NYC to work on-site or pop in for meetings would be great, but we would also consider remote workers.
Come work with me!!! I do iPhone magic at Bump.
We are hiring lots of positions in iPhone, Android, Web Dev (HTML etc), Systems Engineerings, Algorithms, and Designer positions too.
We are looking for hackers to join our team in SOMA. We have a bunch of ex-Metaweb and Googlers hacking on:
* Android / iOS * JS (Google Closure) * Python (Pylons)and MongoDB.
One of my clients is looking for a network programmer. The developer will be responsible for low level, low latency feed handlers (from market data providers) and in improving/developing drivers for their distributed computing infrastructure.
Position is very competitive, but no former financial knowledge or experience needed. Must know C++ and socket (TCP/UDP) programming very well. They will look at junior to senior people, and can pay very well.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
It seems there are a few South Africans around this site so giving it a shot. We're a small growing startup in the recurring billing space that just launched last week (www.snapbill.com).
We've got big plans and are pushing to get a lot into the system as soon as possible but need a little bit of help. Shoot me an email if you're interested.
They'd prefer someone local but working remotely might be ok.
They're open to hiring anywhere from entry level to senior. It's the type of job where either role would work.
Email me (in profile)
* As long as you can demonstrate some programming skill, and resourcefulness, they're happy to train you in Python, and SQL Server.
We are revolutionizing the wine e-commerce experience. We're an agile, early stage, venture backed technology startup. Our company is a great place for smart, hard working people who want to make a difference and help change the wine world.
Engineers - http://www.lot18.com/careers#web_engineer
Designers - http://www.lot18.com/careers#web_designer
All careers - http://www.lot18.com/careers
P.S.Check out http://www.startupshiring.com for an aggregated list of startup jobs from many of the companies on this thread. If you're company isn't listed, please add a request. http://www.startupshiring.com/add.
There is a startup-driven culture at Netflix that rewards risk-taking and high performance. It's a great place to push the bleeding edge, whether you build client software (lots of A/B behavioral testing) or server software (as one of the larger users of AWS, we're breaking new ground all the time). Come help invent the future of movie and TV watching.
A stealth Mode well-funded startup writing highly disruptive Internet software is looking for :
A C++/Web Application security developer.
Ensuring that security risks are known/evaluated and that prevention techniques are identified, implemented and applied.
An UI/UX designer
Developing creative UI solutions for large scale C++ and Web applications.
A MacOS X, Cocoa, C++ Qt developer
porting our applications (Desktop and Web browser plugins) to the Mac OS X.
email me at jobs<at>kwift<dot>com
Fastest growing real estate search site.
Ongoing and upcoming work:
Efficient scaling of multiple systems
Creating new products out of all the real estate data we have access to.
Integrating new sources of interesting data many of which are geospatial in part.
Excellent opportunity to work with cutting edge tech (we save the bleeding edge stuff for prototyping) and work in an environment where your work can have an immediate impact on the business.
The back end is mostly java with bits of python, the front end is lamp based. We make heavy use of open source where we can.
Not all the positions are posted all the time so if you don't see one of the ones mentioned, just apply for one of the other engineering positions and put in the cover letter part what you are actually interested in.http://www.trulia.com/jobs
What are some of the perks? Well, we're spending this week in the Dominican Republic coding on the beach. Come join us on our next work trip! Contact the address in my profile.
We're hiring iOS engineers. We would love for you to come by and get to know our 7 person team. You will have a large amount of control and impact and have an extremely engaged user base to answer to! Shoot us an email at email@example.com
iOS - Ideally, you have already developed and launched an app in the store. You prototype features rapidly and iterate on design even more rapidly â€" while writing clean code.
TheFind is solving fundamental problems in information extraction and search by using applied machine learning. We successfully crawl and extract products from a billion web pages. We currently have 25MM+ users visiting thefind.com every month, and are growing 100% YOY.
Our goal is to build a product focussed on all aspects of the shopping process like comprehensive selection, price comparison, coupons, product reviews, sentiment analysis, shopping at local stores, eco-friendly shopping, hot trends, shopping based on your personal and friend's tastes, mobile shopping etc.
If you've worked on things like information extraction, search relevance, text mining, big data etc. and would love to architect solutions to challenging problems, please email our CTO at kshashi _AT_ thefind _DOT_ com
We have positions coding for our mobile clients (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) and our server team. Our server code is all in Scala (booyah functional programming). It's a superb team in fun work environment, full of exciting projects, and with an amazing dataset.
Feel free to send me an email at the same username, or apply through the web page.
Ruby devs, designers, customer support and accountants.
For you rubyists: Interested in hearing from you regardless of whether you meet our requirements in the above Senior Ruby Developer position. We have a 'junior'(/intermediate/whatever) role open too. On-site only. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our product has stirred the interest of a few big players and we're close to land our product into the hands of millions of users. We are a team of 15 young guys from around the world, based in Helsinki, Finland, and funded by experienced guys including the co-founders of Skype.
To apply ping us at email@example.com.
We're looking for a Rails developer. We're growing pretty quickly, so we need some extra hands to help build out new products and services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Monetate - jobs.monetate.com
SaaS provider of testing, targeting, and personalization tools for online retail stores.
Open Positions: * backend engineers - work on data and web problems at scale in Python.
We're small, profitable, and growing fast while still having fun (happy hours, free lunch everyday, group cycling, running). We've hired people through these postings (3 now!) and look forward to interviewing fellow HNers.
Feel free to email me any questions - tjanofsky monetate com
What's in it for you?:
-GOOD catered Lunch and Dinner daily
-Fancy Apple Hardware of your choice (you can have a PC if you REALLY want one)
-Amazing group of smart engineers (sounds cliche, but we really do have smart people here :D )
-Ability to have influence without authority.
-Wine and Whiskey Connoisseurs onsite at your disposal
-Our CEO is David Sacks, and yes, he is responsible for making the movie, "Thank You for Smoking".
-Top of the market Start-up Compensation (we pay to play)
Check us out! https://www.yammer.com/about/jobs
We're a network of 290+ sports news sites & communities. As newspapers are shutting down their sports sections, we're quietly reinventing the media model with profitable, high-quality, innovative coverage by and for fans. Our investors include Accel Partners, Allen & Company, Comcast Interactive Capital, and Khosla Ventures. We get around 16 million unique visitors every month.
Our small product team develops the custom publishing and community platform (built on Rails) that powers the sites. The interesting problems we face range from editorial analytics, to social distribution, to scaling the system to handle our rapid growth.
Here are some of the humans you'd be working with: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlovitt/4507489423/in/set-72157...
And some recent press:
* Why sports is driving innovation in journalism: http://markcoddington.com/2010/10/08/why-sports-has-taken-th...
* NY Times profile: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/business/media/07fans.html
* Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab: http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/06/sb-nation-ceo-on-how-were-f...
We're developing a cloud computing platform for general computation. Engineers work with a variety programming languages (python, c/c++, java), distributed systems, and data stores.
We're a growing seed stage firm, so you'd be playing a large role in our company. Unfortunately, remote is not a possibility.
We're looking for frontend engineers, a designer, and backend/data engineers.
We're also hiring interns!
We are looking for developers and sales:
Remote a possibility for top notch people. Some developers comes in San Francisco every few weeks or every few months.
Kontagent measures people, not pages, and is a leading analytics platform for social application developers. The platform has been built to provide deep social behavior analysis and visualization that provides actionable insights via a hosted, on-demand service. It works with many of the world's largest developers and brands, tracking thousands of social applications and games with over 70 million monthly active users.
We're an early-stage healthcare startup seeking web application developers (Python/Django) and UI/UX design talent.
Contact: Andrew.Shearer, at myrozi.com.
Work with me and a few others building and maitaining Ruby on Rails applications. We are a small firm doing mostly client work from big projects to small in a variety of fields from academic to fitness. Looking for full-time remote workers or college interns.
Contact me at reed at smashingboxes dot com.
Real-time trading platform. Python frontend, Erlang backend.
Smarkets is one of the Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Tech Startups to watch in Europe and was shortlisted for the Startups Awards.
Ruby, Agile, Pair Programming (all the time!), open source time, benefits, a team of super smart and quite enjoyable people to be around, and a pretty office at the beach to boot.
We're also open to apprentices/internships, if you're interested feel free to email email@example.com and if you have any questions you can contact me personally firstname.lastname@example.org or @rbxbx on twitter.
Ember has a couple of openings for firmware/embedded and manufacturing engineers: http://www.ember.com/company_careers.html
We make low power wireless chips and the software that makes them useful.
Ember is a fantastic place to work, email me directly at emberFeb2011@saidsvec.com if you're interested.
We're looking for back-end and front-end engineers.
Benefits include: exciting work environment with competitive salaries, full medical, dental and vision coverage and 401K. Relocation is available on a case-by-case basis.
Technical Openings in our Redwood City HQ:
* Principal Software Engineer
* Senior Data Analytics Engineer
* Senior Database Engineer
* Senior Software Engineer - Ad Management System
* Senior Systems Administrator (Windows)
* Senior Systems Engineer (Linux)
YuMe is a video advertising technology company that makes professional video profitable for publishers and effective for advertisers. Its robust ACEâ„¢ technology powers both its premium ad network and its industry leading advertising management platform solution, ACE for Publishers. YuMe's premium ad network aggregates the best in video content, representing over 600+ Premium publishers including MSN, NBC and Fox News. And with more than 1.6 billion video streams and 90 million unique viewers, YuMe serves over 30 million in-stream video ads per day. As a result, YuMe gives publishers and advertisers unprecedented reach, brand safety, contextual relevance, controlled syndication, and consistent delivery across all digital media platformsâ€"Web, downloads, mobile, and IPTV. YuMe is a privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, CA and backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Menlo Ventures. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an organization that is shaping the future of digital media!
For more information, visit www.yume.com, follow @yumevideo on twitter (www.twitter.com/yumevideo), or become a fan of YuMe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yumevideo.
Product and engineering openings are in Redwood City, CA and Chennai, India. Remote not a possibility.
Sales and BD openings in Redwood City, New York City, LA, Chicago, and Seattle.
We're a profitable video advertising technology company backed by Accel Partners, BV Capital, DAG Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Menlo Ventures.
- Looking for full-time iPhone/iPad developer.
You must have good experience with the platforms as you will initially be responsible for creating the app from scratch without any in-house expertise.Some decent knowledge of networking and possibly C is also necessary as the app will interface with an extensive backend.
- UX designer
If you are capable of making great looking vector graphics and know / can quickly learn to draw in Flash then we may have a full time position available.
Remoting is not an option currently. We are willing to look into helping with relocation for the right person, but we prefer locals at this stage.
Send an email to jonas at enwire dot dk with a short info about yourself.
We're hiring for practically everything - and we really need to add some great developers to our team. We're a fun place to work and we've been on a pretty ridiculous growth clip over the last two years.
Check out our blog post with the job descriptions here:
Front End Web Developer
Senior Applications Developer
Network Operations Director
We're a funded startup out in the midwest (they do exist) building educational tools for high school and college students.
For more info: http://company.studyblue.com/about/jobs/
We're building website analytics tools for small business owners and website operators:
Formerly cubetree.com. Recently acquired by SuccessFactors. We're no longer a startup but we still have that startup feel. We push code on a weekly basis and we've got a very strong, talented and well connected team.
If you're interested send me your resume (email@example.com) and a brief description about what kind of a position you're looking for.
We're looking for a Design Lead and a Senior Developer (http://savvica.com/jobs)
We are India's leading educational marketing and recruitment services company. We work with universities and colleges primarily in the US, Canada, UK and India to recruit Indian students for their programs. Savvica operates learnhub.com, studyplaces.com, and jumbotest.com, reaching more Indian students than any other education-focused sites in India.
Feel free to ping me if you want to know if you're likely to be a good fit.
Come work with us on solving the problem of local discovery.
We're hiring for a variety of positions including web and mobile developers, biz dev, and designers.
We are hiring SEOs (the good kind). If you want to help our clients deserve to rank better, come work with us.
If you know someone, refer them and win a frickin' quadricopter!
[If you are in Seattle, WA, there's a good chance we'd like to speak to you too...].
We're hiring for a ton of positions including Developer Advocate and Software Engineer (Core, Data, QA, Tools, UI).
We have a great work environment, love open source, and are profitable and growing really fast (fastest in Ottawa, in fact).
These jobs are located in Washington DC. If you are a stud front-end designer/coder, working remotely IS a possibility.
VC-backed and growing real estate website with a just-released iPhone app:http://www.sawbuck.com/iphone
If you are interested, email me directly if you'd like... lmintzer at sawbuck dot com
A fun company with interesting problems, stellar designers and an unrelenting focus on great user experience. We're looking for an iOS developer, Ruby developers, an operations engineer and a BlackBerry developer.
I moved to Austin last year to join Gowalla and I love both.
Elation EMR - http://www.elationemr.com
We're building web based tools that improve the lives of physicians and their patients. We're a small, angel-funded team with some really incredible people on board ( http://elationemr.com/aboutus.html ), and we're looking to add one or two more engineers to complete core of our technical team.
As one of our first hires, you'll play a key role in shaping the company and culture, architecting the foundations of a very complex system, and designing the experience for a highly demanding user. No healthcare experience is needed, but you should be excited about building technology that has the potential to deeply impact people's lives.
Our tech stack is still growing but currently includes Python, Django, MySQL, jQuery, and Java. A few more details here: http://elationemr.com/jobs.html
Don't hesitate to be in touch!
We're global ad agency working on some cool digital projects. We could use another solid front-end developer. Drop me an email at matthew.forr -at- eurorscg.com
Akaza Research, makers of OpenClinica, are hiring senior QA and sales positions: https://openclinica.com/openclinica-careers
Go ahead and send me a message at thickerson at akazaresearch.com if you have questions about the company.
Pusher - http://pusherapp.com/
We're doing awesome stuff with Websockets to provide realtime browser push as a service. People with ace Ruby skills and a keen interest in realtime messaging should drop us a line (jobs@)
Panda - http://www.pandastream.com/
Cloud video encoding service. Checkout http://jobs.github.com/positions/64dc8f0c-23e1-11e0-97e7-85d... for more info.
Contact me if you have any questions or are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org/pandastream.com
HubSpot is hiring web developers (Java/Python/PHP)
We're also paying $10,000 as a referral bonus if you help us find an awesome developer. Details at http://BostonBattle.com
Pikimal is working to change how people use the web to make decisions. Once users tell us what's important to them, we can tell them what's best for them. Since all of our recommendations are based solely on facts, users receive results separate from marketing.
Please include a link to public code you've written or your Github repo when you apply. Feel free to reach out directly to my first name @pikimal.com
Contact me at email@example.com. New grads are especially welcome.
We are serial entrepreneurs for hire. A client gives us one week and a vision, and we try to create as much magnificence as we can in that time. And then if it's feasible and the client wants us to, we take it all the way to a finished product.
Profitable company still in startup phase: doubling revenue every year and need to scale like crazy.
Looking for full-time Rails, Django and Java (Spring) developers. Also looking for System Engineers (must be able to script).
There is an awesome referral bonus for all of our open jobs (Android, iOS, and PHP).
See more at our jobs page:http://life360.jobscore.com/list
Or, contact me directly:firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for software engineers who know: C# and SQL Server. Knowledge of other web technologies is nice, too.
We're hiring a few iOS and backend software engineers to work on new mobile ventures in a very startup-y environment.
Email me for more info: email@example.com
We're looking for a Senior Ruby Developer to join the team in Coronado: http://stocktwits.com/jobs#rd
New York, NY - Apartment Therapy
They haven't posted a job description yet, but I'm leaving my front-end developer/web designer position, so they'll be hiring soon. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to send along the job posting once it's up =) Local is preferred (I'm leaving because I took a job with StockTwits now that I live in California).
Full stack web engineer
Small team, technical leadership, enterprise clients, family-oriented workplace
I'm looking for brilliant and innovative "Front End Engineer" and "Senior Software Engineer".
Create world-class software tools and help build the platform for our cutting-edge online consumer coupons product.
Email me: esemerda_AT_couponsinc_DOT_com
Email your resume or a short intro to email@example.com.
Sports website with 1MM+ UVs/month, looking for frontend designer / developer. Â£30k+ and possible stock options.
Interested in embedded security? Have C / Network / RTOS skills? Mocana is hiring into a variety of positions.
Trendiction - Collecting and parsing web data (message boards, blog posts, comments). Searching for 2 more java developers. No remote work.
We're hiring engineers for all kinds of roles, including mobile development (iOS, Android), infrastructure (node.js and Python), as well as engineering-oriented data analysts (we've got LOTS of data to mine). Extra points if you can do all of the above.
More info here: http://www.uber.com/jobs
We're hiring for quite a few positions: http://bandwidth.com/about/join/careers.html
Everything from web programming to tech support to billing to sales.
I started with the company as a web programmer a little more than two months ago. Great so far: nice people, great work environment, fun atmosphere.
We're looking for engineers (software, front-end, electrical) to help work on our user-friendly energy-saving technology. Currently, all of our software is on the .Net (4.0) platform.
For more details, see our jobs page: http://thinkecoinc.com/careers.aspx. You can email me directly at david % thinkecoinc ' com
Senior Web and Database Programmer
Web Developer - Phonebooth Mobile
QA Engineer - Phonebooth.com
Technical Support Engineer - Phonebooth.com
Contact me with any questions. Email in profile
Hiring Python, Django web developers in London, UK. Clients include Google and PayPal.
We're a profitable & fast growing mobile app startup. 2 hires this month already. Well known in London / mainstream press exposure / our apps are adding 500k to 1M new users each month.
Emeryville, CA (super short/BART ride from SF--No remotes)
And more... Company is growing very rapidly in an incredibly exciting space.
We have openings for software developers in Petaluma, Vancouver, Dallas, and options for remote work.
You'll have the opportunity to work with Python, Django, Cassandra, RabbitMQ, Google Web Toolkit (GWT), HTML5, and WebGL on small team in a fast-paced environment.
P.S. we have AR.Drones :)
Looking for excellent developers of all shapes & sizes; we work in Ruby, JS, Scala, C, Java, Matlab primarily but have a vast landscape of software projects in the works. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
email: marcel at tone dot fm
Looking for a creative and committed problem solver to help develop our new website and maintain multiple existing sites.
Django/Python, Linux administration, Apache, MySQL, HTML5, jQuery, etc...
We do natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and semantic web stuff. Growing rapidly, profitable, w/ an amazing team. Our platform uses semantic technology to analyze hundreds of millions of documents monthly for customers across multiple industry verticals.
Highly creative work environment employing big data analysis, advanced AI research, and fun 20% time projects (Kinect-powered 3d visualization apps, mobile OCR+NLP tech, robots, etc).
Looking for website lead engineer: nginx,apache,php,mysql,perl,memcache.
We are hiring for multiple roles including software engineers, testers, product managers.
Email devjobs at animoto for more details.
Main offices are DC, NYC, and Boston with remote possibilities for the right candidate. Absolutely great place to work:
The things you need to possess most are: intelligence, sociable, and a person of good character with a preference to those who are just plain nice.
If you have questions, contact me at rcarlton at triteksol.com
If they didn't respond and you have a stellar product, just contact their chief competitors. I'm sure they'd love to profile you.
GigaOM, TheNextWeb, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, etc. Tech news isn't all about TechCrunch.
That said, I think the best feedback loop is just a simple "Show HN: Here's my project." I'd say that not only are we super friendly, but we'll actually give you back feedback, suggestions, complaints, and advise like no other.
Question On Quora More Important Than Other Startups
Blue Gecko is a remote DBA services company. We're looking for intermediate to expert MySQL or PostgreSQL DBAs. Although our headquarters is in Seattle, many of our DBAs work at home full time, and our corporate culture is configured to accommodate remote workers. Since we operate 24/7 we need folks in every timezone.
Drop me a line if you're interested, my email address is in my profile.
Our goal is to revolutionize software development. Our founder is a pioneer of social networking and founding investor in Napster. Our angel investors include Internet entrepreneurs who have sold their startups to Google (pre-IPO), Microsoft, Yahoo, Fox, etc.
Technologies we use include Python, Google App Engine, Django, AJAX. Math ability is a plus. We're looking for developers, and also help with analytically oriented usability/design.
Existing team is based in Panama, and we're mainly looking at recruiting in Latin America and possibly India.
http://www.thinkcomputer.com/corporate/jobs/index.html is the best way to apply.
Looking for free lance web developer to help extend an iPhone based social network to the web. We utilize MySQL and a lot of PHP (so you need to be familiar with both). App is called Groupie. We wont port all of the features, just the group management and posting (etc). Will provide majority of the artwork, just need you to piece it together and do the programming. We understand full well that you dont get quality unless you pay for it and are willing to pay for it. Will ask for examples of previous work and references so please have them handy.
Location is unimportant, but we are looking for someone who is fairly self-directed and can do both design and implementation. If you're only good at implementation, get in touch anyway since we might still have something for you to do once in a while.
If interested, drop me a line at filipe <at> treesaver |dot| net -- please include a link to a portfolio (or work samples) as well as your rates.
We build tools that help musicians succeed. Bandzoogle launched in 2003 with the idea that if we can help bands make money, they would sign up. It worked, and we've been profitable and growing every month since.
We just re-wrote our app in Ruby (from terrible, terrible Coldfusion) using today's best practices, and have some big plans for new features.
Aside from working on fun projects for musicians, we offer great pay + profit sharing bonuses, reimbursement of home office expenses and education materials (including conferences), and fun yearly meetups. Next one is in Montreal for the Jazz festival.
Interested? Full job post is here: http://jobs.37signals.com/jobs/8006
I'm also looking for a good graphic designer (even better if he can also do the above)...
My email is in my profile
Imagine having your own personal R2D2 that lives on your phone and helps you make life's little decisions, like picking a restaurant, selecting a wine, deciding when/where to surf, where to find fun nightlife, etc. You trust it to always be looking out for your best interests. That's basically what we're building. We've been developing our technology and user experience for over three years and the response from our initial beta release has been overwhelmingly positive. Everybody loves what we've built and they want more.
We're a bootstrapped company in the finance/investing sector. It's a leading information platform for a niche area (no algo-trading or real-time stuff).
Duties: - Move to Rails 3. - Refactoring- End-user facing features and internal Admin features
3-5 days a week.
Write me a mail to email@example.com for more details.
Many of these openings are remote
"We are extremely flexible in both location (ask me about my last 9 months travelling around the world) and how you distribute your working hours, so we should be able to accommodate pretty much anyone that is both human and living on planet Earth."
There are other remote positions open as well, if you are smart enough, perhaps you can find them. :-)
Myth 2: There are a number of British startups which moved to the US after raising American financing (YC has a number of these). Typically this involved the US incorporated company applying for visas for the founders. So not having a visa that lets you work for the startup doesn't necessarily preclude you from raising financing with the assumption you'll be able to get an appropriate visa after.
Myth 3: Depends on your contract with your employer/company. Check it for details.
cough http://news.ycombinator.com/submitted?id=Matt_Cutts cough
Money buys you an employee. Things get built faster.
Money buys you a design. Things look better, faster.
Money buys you more servers. The site is faster.
Money buys you tickets to X, where you can promote your site.
Money buys you traffic.
Money = speed.
If you can add a very talented person to your 1-person startup, your chances for success suddenly multiply. If you can build a kick-ass team, your chances for success are way up there.
The startups that "run out of money" don't really, usually, run out of actual money. It just means they couldn't build something successful and gave up on the idea, often because they had accumulated costs (employees, office, ...) that they couldn't pay for anymore.
That doesn't mean the alternative is to have everyone work for pretty much free. That's called open source. Different story :) (I'm probably a little off here with my logic, it's late)
For as cheap as a startup can be, it's the odd startup that honestly can't make use of a bit of funding to do better. You really can't get any more value out of having an employee? If that's the case, then stop seeking investment. You don't really have a startup at that point, you just have a business that isn't seeking growth. (The definition of "startup" is certainly in the eye of the beholder and I wouldn't limit it to "those seeking home runs", but surely the idea entails some sort of concept of succeeding and growing to some extent.)
Can you create a one man startup and sustain yourself for $1000/mo? Sure.
Can you create YouTube, FaceBook, Google for the same? No, you really can't.
And if you are shooting for someone in between, can you compete against a similar company with 5-10 engineers when you only have one? Seems like a big disadvantage.
You can do more or less of this depending on how comfortable you are with slinging snake oil. For example, I note you have content like http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2010/07/acai-berry-and-weight-... Presumably if you've looked into that you understand, yep, snake oil. Now previously, what was happening with your AdWords ads was you were a) ranking for snake oil and b) referring people to advertisers of snake oil who then c) did rebill fraud on them.
Another option is to use one of the numerous Wordpress plugins to do your own self-hosted ad system, and either a) let people buy ads on your site (they'll mostly be affiliates) at whatever rates you specify or b) either use provided creatives or make your own for affiliate products which you are comfortable selling.
Making It in the Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers.
I think in the end you will be sued if you use any non public domain music. You may be found innocent in court under fair use, parody, education or some other loophole but it won't be until after buying your lawyer a new boat.
As an aside, is there any particular reason why you're describing yourself as a female hacker? I'm just curious as to how your sex is relevant (from your perspective at least) to the discussion.
Fair use fro educators depends on several factors which I don't think are in your favor. One, fair use limits the percentage of material that can be used, and two, fair use must not hurt sales of the music. With your users likely uploading whole songs, and having the option to obtain paid licenses just like those for dance teachers and studios, either pre-condition is questionable.
BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC are the 3 orgs for the publishers, composers, and lyricists in the United States and they do expect choreographers and dance instructors to have licensing to use the music (Grand Rights). So do recording companies if you plan on using pre-recorded music. You could contact them and see what they offer.
Otherwise, you could make the choreos available to logged in users only. Private exchange of videos may be ok, plus it's much less likely the publishing companies will find out.
Unfortunately for some of us with or without the regulation the situation is already "regulated", personally I pay about 65$ a month for 100GB of combined upload/download.
Bell, Videotron and Rogers already have limits for the Internet usage, what they are trying to do now is to force the small providers to impose limitations, basically they will kill the concurrence.
You will see a similar situation in the mobile phone offer ... huge prices versus Europe for e.g.
My advice would be: Try to get the most out of meeting with them. It's easy to look down on the "soft sciences", but you'll be surprised at the insights you may learn. You should not use jargon, even if it sounds mundane to you, they won't understand it and think you're doing it deliberately to look clever.
Generally, it's probably better (more polite) to say "I am pretty sure it's actually..." or, "I always thought it was .." even when you know 100%.
Wikileaks is probably a good topic of conversation (politics and technology).
* A CD requires you to lock your money up in the CD for a certain amount of time, e.g. 6 months
* You can get the money out early only by paying a early withdrawal penalty, which is typically 30-90 days worth of interest for a CD with a term less than a year (http://banking.about.com/od/cds/a/cdpenalty.htm)
* This is not applicable to you, but FDIC insurance typically covers up to $250k per CD, so you may need multiple CDs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_of_deposit#Deposit_...)
Money Market Account rates can be as high as 1.10% (http://www.cdrate.com/money-market/). However, they are not like checking accounts and you'll have to plan out when you withdraw what amount.
* Because of "Regulation Q", MMAs allow only 6 withdrawals a month, which sometimes includes ATM transactions, and only 3 may withdrawals may be checks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_market_account)
* FDIC insurance is up to $100k per account
A $200k deposit in a CD earning 3.8% would make around $7.6k over a year. The same deposit in an MMA earning 1.1% would net around $2.2k over a full year.
My personal view is that a CD or MMA requires extra effort and management time and reduces flexibility, so I don't use CDs or MMAs for my businesses unless there are very large amounts involved and a lot of stability in the business. I also don't chase rates from different banks, because of the convenience of having a single bank provide all my accounts.
You can put it into a savings account or CDs at an FDIC/NCUA-insured bank or credit union, and that'd work just fine, but make sure that you stay UNDER the insurance limit (currently $250k), otherwise if the bank goes, so does the portion of the deposit beyond the limit.
If you're feeling curious about other options, a money market account would work too, as would short-term treasuries via TreasuryDirect. But it's likely the case that neither of those will be better than a plain old bank account.
As an aside, there are some states which allow banks to buy private deposit insurance (eg ASI), but I don't trust that system; it's already failed many times in the past. Basically, if they don't have a FDIC or NCUA logo at the bottom of their page, skip it. However, I've only seen one place that actually used that crap (SF Fire CU).
 I'm referring to actual money market mutual funds (which are NOT insured like a bank deposit, but are regardless considered 'safe money'). Some banks offer "money market" accounts, but they're identical to the normal insured savings accounts with a different label slapped on the front.
 https://www.clevelandfed.org/Research/commentary/1994/0501.p... "Lessons from the Collapse of Three State-Chartered Private Deposit Insurance Funds"
This is probably more info than you really need, so here's the tl;dr version: Yeah, a savings account is fine. Just keep the balance under $250k.
When do I need the money back?
(Likewise, someone saving for a retirement in 30 years would do well with aggressive capital gains investing, but that's a whole different thread. Just stick to answering the above question for any financial question and you'll be ok.)
DO put it in a MMA to get some yield, but understand that you'd be doing amazing to get 2% on it, and that should be lost in the noise if you're doing well in the real work.
You might also be able to extract some concessions from your banker for having more assets at the bank.
I'd say that this isn't a huge concern, as long as you don't put it anywhere particularly stupid. You're running a startup. The chances that your startup will go broke are 80%. The chances that your startup will go broke due to the bank vanishing are 0.0001%. You're more likely to go broke due to your servers being eaten by giant ants.
I'd toss nearly all of it into an FDIC insured savings account (ING Direct is 1.1%) with the rest in your corp checking account.
In my opinion it's not worth the hassle and small extra income to complicate your capital structure.
Instead of letting everything stay on a static basis of consistent 5k burn rate on a 9k monthly revenue, why not think of strategies to increase burn rate and increase revenue? If you took investor's money, I believe the key thing to do right now is to think how to increase your investor's stock value, which will also benefit you.
Don't even consider putting in a CD and Savings. If you do, it would be considered unethical if you're going to earn your investor the pathetic 3-4% in risk free asset, he's better off investing it from a mutual fund.
Hire. Spend. Grow. Never let cash sit idle, be a magician and transform money into more money.
I already have a strong relationship with a local bank that I use for my personal accounts and my other business. After reading the comments here, I guess I will stick with that plan.
In Australia we have easy access to high interest savings accounts that can be attached to a regular savings account. So money you put in this account can't be accessed by an atm or used for daily transactions but you can put it into your main savings account instantly when ever you want. But for every day it is in this high savings account you will earn 5% interest.
Ask the angel investor they would also probably have some great ideas.
But focus on investing that money in your business. You have a burn rate of about $5k-$9k would increasing that burn rate by investing more into your business (people, sales, marketing, etc) help you reduce that burn rate quicker?
Anyway I have no idea what business you are in, but use it to invest in your business, that is what is was given to you for.
Stick with a regular business banking account, preferably one that charges few, if any, fees. Fees will eat up any interest you'd get anyways.
Monthly float is transfered from the main account to the second account, and checks/wires/etc come out of that, and incoming checks are deposited into it.
If someone manages to forge a check against your account or recall a check you deposited then you don't get cleaned out.
We were in advertising with lots of incoming and outgoing payments, so the additional work was worth it. Check fraud against businesses is still a big problem, and the law states the party that put in the least amount of effort to prevent the fraud is ultimately liable for the loss (which is you if you are using any type of off the shelf inkjet business checks).
Right now it looks like AmEx's "High-Yield Savings" is leading the pack w/ 1.30% APY.
These are all companies that are going to be around for a while. And even if the stock goes down, you still get paid a dividend for it.
Comments rather than threads picked because they stuck, but the contextual threads were also good.
I actually printed this out for reference, the only time I've found myself doing this.
It's a curated list of the best 'Ask HN' threads collected over many years, first by Gabriel Weinberg, now maintained by Michael Fairley.
I am aware that since then pg has been thinking about ways to refine the commenting system or flagging to make sure that the right incentives occur on HN to encourage worthwhile threads and comments to those. Kudos to the OP here for asking all of us to look up good examples of worthwhile content on HN.
Now the way I "bookmark" HN threads is by sharing the submitted links, with a hat-tip to HN, with my Facebook friends. Seaching the links I've recently submitted to Facebook, I see that an HN thread about science books
was quite useful and well liked.
About the success of failure from fiaz
and "Ask HN: Industries Ripe For Disruption?": http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=475736
I'm definitely holding onto this super thread, though, as it may well become the unofficial threads of threads.
You'll notice the design is less than inspired, there is only one subscription plan, and the product tour is weak. The product itself is a little disorganized, but functional. All in all, it was good enough to release and get paying customers, but not good enough to be proud of or convert at the level I'd like to see.
Check back in about a week, and you'll be able to see a fairly major design upgrade. I redesigned the UI and the entire sales funnel based on customer feedback and will be wrapping that up later this week.
Version 2 is now at http://easyunsubscriber.com and has a few payment plans. We're still doing a lot of testing and tweaking.
We plan on doing a lot of multivariate testing on the current version (2) to find out the best pricing plans to maximize our revenue. We're also testing to see if users are more likely to buy if we have a video demo or just a screenshot.
We also bought version 2's design from http://www.chimerathemes.com
I'm hoping to have an alpha by the end of this week, but I'm never sure when it's "alpha-ready" :(
Here are some resources.
"180Â° South" - About retracing a 1960's trip to Chile by two rock climbing friends who went on to found Patagonia and The North Face
"Exit Through The Gift Shop" - Amazing work by Banksy about the state of street art and those who attempt to commercialize it
"Crips and Bloods: Made in America" - About the context and history of gangs in LA
"Man on Wire" - The story of Philippe Petit, a tightrope walker who eventually walked across a high wire between the World Trade Center
"The Rape of Europa" - Explores the history of famous works of art in Europe during the 12 years of Nazi destruction
I had no idea what it was about when I flipped it on, but it's a great hacker movie. The guy who trained Flipper is trying to save some dolphins from being killed in Japan, so he teams up with some folks from Industrial Light and Magic to rig a secret cove with all kinds of spying equipment to catch the guys doing it. Really interesting.
"Exit Through The Gift Shop" - Banksy fucks with everyone, and makes you appreciate just how brilliant he is.
"King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters" - If you think start up nerds think they are all that, you won't believe it when you see just how cocky former arcade game world champions can be.
"I Think We're Alone Now" - I wouldn't call it "great," but its definitely weird. It follows two unusual people who believe they are connected to Tiffany, the 80s singer.
The Smashing Machine
Dreams With Sharp Teeth, about and starring Harlan Ellison. Very interesting.
(Disclaimer: Nothing to do with hacking whatsoever.)
Baraka, if you want inspiration.
The Class (Entre les murs), not a documentary, but a hyper-real film about youth and the possibilities of education.
Seven Up!, as to what may come.
The response has been fantastic. I can't wait to see what else comes in.
I'm going to be self-serving here, but it makes it easier to articulate my idea and point. I have a small, "lifestyle startup"/hobby -- a daily email newsletter where I share awesome/true facts like how Abraham Lincoln created the Secret Service the day he was fatally shot. (Really -- http://dlewis.net/nik is the subscribe URL, the archives are linked thereto, and it's in the archives.) There are a LOT of small, wannabe thrillist/daily candy email newsletters out there. Featuring one is stupid, but writing about this emerging/cottage industry is interesting.
Basically: "Ten Interesting Email Newsletters" is a great post, potentially, as is "Ten Ways To Manage Your Business Connections" (hashable? cloudcontacts? cardmunch?), as is "Ten Sports Startups" and ... well, you get the idea.
I suggest you get in touch with Andrew from Mixergy.com - he has plenty of connections to get you started.
I was trying to find a feed that let me exclude certain authors, but I ended up ditching everything.
I agree, there needs to be more news about startups. Good to see that other people are doing this as well! There are plenty of startups to write about.
I hope you're going to have an editor :)
Wait, that was something else. Just sent some info on ParkGrades.com...
Consider the money you've spent and the time you've wasted extra credit for your "how to do business" degree. Seriously, you should know better. If you want to start and build a company stop looking for people to implement your ideas and go find a true collaborator. Find someone you can sit down with over coffee and look in the eye. Find someone that shares your vision and complements your skills. Don't just be the "guy with an idea and money" because those guys get taken by slime balls like this. Be the guy that recruits a team, manages the business, forms the company, drives the team, finds early customers, gets the logo designed for nothing by hustling hard--the guy that does everything else. This guy is useful to coders. IMO, your money and your ideas are worthless to people with good intentions. You have to bring more to the table than that. The good news is "all the other stuff" requires only that you have a brain and work really hard to make things happen.
Don't waste another moment worrying about this. Drop it. Move on. Spend your time and energy on creating something positive and always remember why this happened.
Assholes are everywhere. Starting a business is risky and hard. The ONLY risk you can conceivably reduce (never eliminate) is the interpersonal risk between you and the people you choose to spend your countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears with.
Whois on both wikizu.com and crushtease.com reveal:
Registrant: Sink Float P.O. Box 820 Beijing, Beijing 100837 China Administrative Contact: Float, Sink firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 820 Beijing, Beijing 100837 China +20.13352074153 Fax --
Knowing that jiganti mentioned this user has at least two handles here, a lot of evidence points that pinksoda and sinkfloat are one in the same and likely the person jiganti partnered with on this venture.
Conclusive? Maybe not. Certainly enough, IMO, to make anyone thinking of doing business with pinksoda or sinkfloat think twice. Unsavory business practices, scammers, etc are not welcome here, as far as I'm concerned. I welcome pinksoda and/or sinkfloat to chime in here if this analysis is wrong. If so, I apologize.
If you know this person is a known scammer and has minimum of two accounts, as you said, PLEASE OUT HIM. Sheesh.
This is pretty weak evidence. Google searches for "Colin Percival" +scammer and cperciva +scammer find a few dozen results too.
Anyways, I'm not sure if I have much advice. First thing should definitely be hiring a lawyer, though. You should probably refrain from posting anymore information here on HN as well. I've seen you've already removed some, which is good. We only need to hear the gist of the situation (for future reference).
Hope everything turns out well!
I traced back to when you were first starting this project. One of the people commented and wrote:
I see these types of posts and it astonishes me that people will look for cofounders "on the street." I can't imagine that [ increases the odds of being successful -- but maybe I'm wrong. Employee number 5 can be an unknown quantity, but employee number 2? That would terrify me. 
 - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/01/04/...
 - http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1625890
Are you sure the terms were clear? If the other party kept the money in exchange for his efforts--and that seems likely--then I don't think there's a lot too this.
If the money was for an advertising campaign, I'm not sure why you feel that you're owed the money. What you're doing comes with risk of failure.
Perhaps I missed something in there. I think it's awfully aggressive to make public accusations of wrongdoing without explaining the arrangements that were made.
I re-read your account, just to make sure I didn't miss the point, and I pretty sure I did not. This really sounds like you offered money for a stake in something that didn't take off, and you admit that you were not diligent in entering into this deal. That's the game. I suppose it's up to how your contract is written.
It's possible he got sidetracked, or it was more work than expected, but money given as "marketing budget" for a product that he can't show exists should not have gone anywhere. If it was wages, or a fee for the work then sure he could explain it away, but marketing money? Having been in this situation on the other side, in my case I got extremely busy with work that was paying me directly and didn't have time for the side-project work, but I didn't take any money intended for post-launch and spend it in the interim... that crosses the line from slow/lazy to wilfully ripping someone off.
If he had spent the money to keep himself afloat while he worked with money coming in from other means later on that he intended to pay you back with (or sneak back into the marketing money without you knowing) that could explain it, but if there is no product to show that can't be the reason.
tl:dr; if he took money, can't account for the spending and refuses to show a product (eg: it doesn't exist) lawyer up.
Why does adding a FBConnect button make him more trustworthy? I see several things wrong with this sentence.
Unless you are out lots of money, you should let it be because lawyers cost money and time.
Did you do any reference checks on previous work before you partnered with him? Did you meet up in person to validate his personality? Did you google him after speaking to him the first time?
The internet is rife with scammers, but in this case you DID actually receive two sites - albeit not extremely well built ones. Scammers would have generally taken your money and produced nothing at all.
just my 2cents...
HOWEVER - as a family, we could ABSOLUTELY use something like this. We have a big family - and a lot is expected of each of us. We have kids that aren't in school yet, and kids that are in high school. Keeping things straight is a real pain in the arse.
My wife should be able to view my schedule, or a family schedule, etc... Each member would be responsible for updating their calendar. Todo's can be tasked to whomever - and tracked - just like reminders. Heck, I would even like to see a chore-chart type thing in an app like this where it creates some todo's based on recurring chores.
So, this doesn't really answer your question - but maybe it could expand your market a bit!
To answer your question: How about a different approach. Our nanny doesn't have a smart phone - so mobile or iphone/android is out of the question. But she can get sms messages. How about making adding sms support to what you already have using a library like twilio to support uni or bi-directional updates/notifications? Nanny gets notified and can reply to txt or whatever but the website is always available for additional interface/views/etc...
Well, just an idea. If you expanded into the "family" concept, I would definitely recommend an iphone (smart phone) approach over mobile web because of the enhanced notifications and alerts and whatnot offered by native apps.
Hope this helps a little.
That's an acceptable approach for a startup, because during that time you will develop a product. It's not so sound for a consultancy. With a consultancy, a good time to quit your day job is with a contract in hand. That probably means working your contacts and assessing the actual consulting opportunities will be your second job for a while.
Don't try to sell broke. Once you quit your job, it is easy to get the stench of desperation - particularly with only several months worth of savings and no consulting gigs.
Basically, your first goal is to gain contacts and a good reputation. A few ideas for doing this:
* Find another consulting company in your target industry and subcontract to them to start out with (or even go on staff for a year or three).
* Although this is less relevant for enterprise work, see what you can find on freelancing sites and build up a good reputation.
* Attend technology user groups in relevant domains and network extensively.
* Become an expert in some niche technology. Maybe write a book (easier said then done, but still, probably less difficult than you'd expect).
I successfully shuffle several consulting companies each few years or even months - they have no problem with it assuming you work for only one of them at a time and you do really work hard to bring every value you can to their project. Of course one should negotiate to not sign non-compete agreements when working this way.
The crucial thing is to communicate to them in a polite way that you enjoy working with them but you don't necessarily want to become part of their organisation. Not easy, but doable.
This is going to be your biggest challenge. You need to become an expert in something. Or at least, adopt the mindset that you are an expert. Consulting is one of those careers where image matters quite a lot, and if you aren't very confident in your own abilities, clients will pick up on that doubt and pass on hiring you.
You can even be a technology generalist, but at least position yourself as an expert in "using technology to solve whatever problem in whatever industry".
Remember that the reason companies hire consultants it to get problems solved. You have to know a lot about what those problems are and how they are being solved by other companies already.
I think the more established the industry, the harder it is to enter as a consultant on your own. In telecoms the only true "independent consultants" I know of have 20+ years of experience. Otherwise most people are either contractors (usually 6M+), or consultants within a larger organisation.
I'm interested in telco enterprise software myself. dm me on twitter if you want to chat about ideas (@MarkSwanb) (currently working on my side project in that sort of area ish, have considered many many other options).
Of course, this glib recipe is for those who already know how to do it. In your case, I'd suggest networking with larger consulting companies and seeking subcontracts from them.
...since these are the industries i have the most contacts in already...
Work those contacts!
Lovely idea, but ...
Color me suspicious, but this could simply be a way of harvesting potential ideas for exploitation by the site owner.
How can you convince people otherwise?
(I'm in a nasty mood today - I've been dealing with threat-mode analyses ...)
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Rio built flash based mp3 back in the late 90's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_PMP300 ). What's the default brand name for mp3 players now? Definitely not Rio's!
One suggestion: It would be great if you could improve color scheme overall.. espcially on the result page, its difficult to read with dark grey bg and blue fonts.
I will add that there is greater risk in quitting your job prior to revenue than there is post revenue because taking the money and quitting is no guarantee that the venture will throw off revenue anyway (risk is times two - since your partner is also running the risks). It's one thing to grow an existing revenue stream, another to try and create one.
Sometimes on HN the emphasis on finding investors is so great that it becomes difficult to remember that the exit is where success should be measured and that taking funding means selling a portion of your company to someone with competing interests (i.e. other investments) taking up their time and energy.
JTV is based in SF (SoMA if you want to be slightly more specific). See http://jobs.justin.tv/software-engineer-intern.html for more info and how to apply. Also, feel free to email me if you have any questions (I did an internship with JTV over the summer).
Email eric AT pulse-dev.net for more info.
A payroll service like ADP is probably also not appropriate given the inconsistent income. Have you considered hiring a part-time bookkeeper/accountant to process payrolls for you on an infrequent basis?
You are not your company - you are an employee. Expensing salary is gonna get you in trouble. I think it will be classified as a loan to officer and something that needs to be paid back (unless you've contributed capital to the company already, in which case they are paying you back).
Google for accountants from your home state and reach out to them.
Transferring money from biz account to personal account, and vice-versa is a bad idea for reasons other than taxation. It destroys the validity of your company and can expose you to individual liability which is exactly what you are trying to avoid by having a company formed in the first place.
It is possible for communications to have the virtue of brevity without the need for URL shorteners and abbreviations everywhere.