If you are asking whether this is likely to happen, you should probably be asking your friends whether they are likely to report your posts.
Some of the data I'm able to see contains location (Country). I don't know much more than that, however, there may be tools that you can build into your app to discover such data (if you do this, please let the user opt-in).
This article may be of help: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/tracking-the-success-o... - I personally use AppViz which makes viewing data much more convenient.
Doing the un-commits without consulting a lawyer can get you branded as a disgruntled employee and hurt future prospects in the best case scenario or get you sued in the worst.
Good reasons to switch:
- namespace implementation is bunk
- first class functions are second class
- the stdlib
- the insistence of the PHP devs on doing things in an orthogonal fashion to what the community wants
- only to relent years later with a half-assed implementation of a feature that's standard in modern languages (like finally)
If you do have these problems, and you find a language that suits you, let me know. I've been struggling with the limitations of PHP for years, and I haven't found anything better. PHP's ubiquity means that there's almost certainly a library or extension out there for whatever you need.
Long story short if you are patient with RoR I think is a great asset to have in your programming toolbelt. But be prepared to hit the wall when you try to do something that is very easy to do in PHP but at least tricky with RoR. I had a lot of problems with routing, subfolders, the asset pipeline, gem dependencies. Running RoR on a windows machine is kind of a nightmare.
Here are the details - this is kind of long;
I really like the organization that is enforced with RoR, although to some degree you can get some of that with a PHP MVC based framework.
I have a love hate relationship with it depending on what I am trying to do. I really like RoR features like dynamic find methods for db queries, but there are are moments when I hit the wall with the limitations in RoR that I want to ditch it to go back to PHP. Debugging statements especially in the view with helpers can be hard to figure out. PHP is nice when a single line of code fails the line where the error occurred is easy figure out. This is not always the case with RoR.
My biggest advice when learning RoR? Skip everything as it relates to coffeescript and the asset pipeline, just include your css/js as standard html tags in your views. There may be a big advantage to coffeescript/asset pipeline for some people, but the learning curve is steep, and it is utterly ridiculous for an app to fail due to compiling js/css and the asset pipeline. And this happened a lot early on. This is the thing I hate the most of RoR. My experience was that coffeescript and asset pipeline while running in production did not provide enough of a benefit to offset the time wasted to resolve the errors.
The failures I've had with the asset pipeline has been maddening. My first error on a deployed app in production was a css file that was not 'compiled'. The magic at times can be great until it isn't.
The PHP documentation is so clear and easy to understand, while RoR documentation has a tendency to be oblique and lacks examples. I'm on the same page as hekker mentioning the faults I have with documentation.
One of the best thing about RoR is the ability to leverage gems in your own code base, it really accelerates things when you want to add new features quickly. The drawback is that most of those gems do a lot of things behind the scenes stuff and again you might hit the wall.
These are some notes I made when I started sketching out a future blog post for my experience with Rails. This is mostly negative stuff. However even with all these negative bullet points I would definitely do it again and will use it more often going forward;
Documentation is subpar compared to PHP - php has so many well illustrated examples right in the documentation, RoR doesn't always cover that.
Even looking for the find method attached to ActiveRecord or ActiveModel is confusing - a find method with no record fails miserable, i.e. record = Record.find(value that does not exist in the db) -> FAIL
deployment is a pain in the ass, and its more expensive to deploy using rails, compared to PHP.
With php you just send the files up via FTP - Rails doesn't work that waydifference in the gemfile comparing Linux to Windows: your css/js files need to be 'compiled' using RoR
I needed to add 2 additional gems to get my stuff to work on linux environment, execjs and therubyracer. These do not work on windows, at least without some serious work involved that is beyond my knowledge. I had a devil of a time getting rails and mysql to work on windows. I already had apache and mysql for PHP development and I did not want to install a bitnami RoR package.
The Windows Ruby interpreter crashes frequently, even just on tripping on rails automatic includes for css and js.
Not happy with error messages, can be very hard to decipher what is going on at least in the beginning. Got easier as time went by BUT sometimes you'd get an error related to a view or form helper, but it would say something like "no route for YZ" which would seem to indicate the problem was in the route not the view.
Some IDEs have issues with ROR ERB files, i.e. they would not highlight appropriately or consistently.
Had a nightmare trying to namespace controllers - putting controllers into a subfolder responded very differently.
Sometimes it is just too much magic going on.
The differences between environments - js/css includes would work fine on local environment but not on hosting environment.
It is an opinionated framework - and sometimes I don't like those opinions
Saw weird errors in partial files that would fail when included, but if the code was just put into a single file there was no issue.
Have used Rails for 2 years, PHP for 5 years and Django for 3 years. My advise: go for Django. Awesome documentation, a fast booting development server and Python libraries are documented really well. All batteries included and it beats RoR performance easily.
Then, if you like it. Switch. if you don't, atleast you would learn trick or two which could help you in PHP dev as well.
A recent submission to HN based on very reliable statistics pointed out that life expectancy in the United States at birth, at age 40, at age 60, at age 65, and even at age 80 has been steadily RISING
since 1960, so new foodstuffs introduced since then based on GMO science so far don't seem to have net harm for the population in balance with all other social and environmental changes since then.
2) For more involved OSS needs, instead of messing the system with tons of Pythons, Rubies, RDBMSs, etc, or using MacPorts, I would suggest running those environments in a VM (VMWare Fusion or Parallels) running Linux. It could even be headless, and you could connect to it through the Terminal. You get a development environment similar to your production setup, snapshots, etc AND a clean base system.
3) For video watching: install some "codec pack" for Quicktime (it has few built-in codecs). Also install VLC and MPlayerX. For audio, use iTunes and pay some attention to proper tagging (if your mp3s don't have it already).
4) If you start buying programs now, use the Mac App Store. You get to install the bought programs in all your Macs (if you have more than one Mac at some point), and when you clean-install your OS or get a new Mac you'll be able to download and have them installed automatically from one place.
5) Download and install XCode (this is also used by Homebrew ), but it will be useful for you in general if you do any programming, as it has the C compilers, headers, etc. Also install the "Command line tools" (see comment below).
6) When looking for a solution for a OS X problem, a lot of people in forums will suggest "fixing permissions" and "zapping the PRAM". Those are, 99% of the time, BS cargo-cult non solutions.
7) You DON'T need an antivirus. Just exercise common caution. It's nothing like Windows XP of times past.
8) You really DON'T need to shutdown your OS X. Maybe once in a blue moon. Just close the lid and let it sleep.
9) All OSs have problems. Especially when you include the userland programs in the possible bug space. If CPU is pegged at 100%, open "Activity Monitor" and find the culprit program and kill it. More often than not, it's Flash.
10) Check the Applications/Utilities folder. Lots of useful stuff in there.
11) Learn about the "defaults" command. You can use it to enable many hidden options and customizations from the command line.
12) If you like fine-tuning and customizing, get familiar with the /Library and ~/Library folders. It's where a lot of programs keep plugins, themes, settings, etc. There is a defaults  command to make the ~/Library folder visible in the Finder (normally it's hidden from the average user).
13) Check the Automator for application automation (also: Applescript). You can a lot of stuff with it, if you like these kind of things.
14) Read Siracussa's Ars Technica Mountain Lion review. All of it. And maybe a book, like Mountain Lion, the Missing Manual. You'll learn a lot of things that you will otherwise pick up randomly after months of using OS X.
15) Some apps to check: Alfred (must have: launcher), Evernote (note taking), iA Writer (distraction free writing), Skitch (image capture / annotations, though current version is botched), Fission (barebones audio editing), Pixelmator (bitmap image editor), Reeder (RSS reader), Little Snitch (must have: application firewall), Tunnelblick (VPN), Transmit (FTP/SFTP/S3 etc), Unarchiver (compression archive handler), VMWare Fusion (virtual machine host), Sublime Text 2 (programmers' editor, if you're not into Emacs/Vim/IDEs). For simple multimedia needs, check the iLife programs. For work needs, iWork programs are quite capable, though not as much as MS Office. Adobe home user programs (Photoshop and Premier Elements) are available for the Mac too.
16) Avoid HAXIEs and APE (cross-OS hijacking system used to attach extension functionality to applications). Not very stable, and not really needed. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haxie ).
17) If you go with Apple's way, you get more integration between your OS X programs.
E.g. if you're using Mail.app instead of Thunderbird and iPhoto instead of some third party photo manager, then, while you write a new email, you can select pictures in your iPhoto library to attach, from a built-in image picker in Mail.app. Same for iLife and iWork apps. E.g you can select, through Keynote, a song from your iTunes library to be use in your presentation. Personally, I use mostly Apple's apps, but prefer Chrome to Safari and Lightroom to iPhoto/Aperture.
18) Some things that might give you problems, from time to time:- Spotlight indexing (when you add lots of new stuff from an external disk to your primary disk, or when it's stuck on a corrupted file, etc). You can turn it off and on for specific disks and folders.- Flash using 100% of the CPU. Kill it from activity monitor, or kill the tab.
19) I personally tend to prefer installing new major OS X versions from scratch. It's easy to port over your old files, mails, and settings from a backup. That said, updating also works fine. YMMV.
20) Use something like Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper! for bootable, incremental, backups of your startup disk. Time Machine backups are handy too, but not bootable.
21) Have fun.
app name find filename open filename
If it doesn't recognise a name or command, it'll default to giving options to search in Google and other search engines.
Another really useful feature is typing an arithmetic expression and it being calculated for, which can then be copied to keyboard by pressing enter. I use this feature a lot.
I think there are a lot of other things I could learn about Alfred myself but it's probably my most used tool! There's also a premium version with more features but I haven't looked into it much.
I know there's Quicksilver and spotlight but Alfred is much quicker and smoother for me.
- If you want to open a file with a certain application, drag it to that application in the dock.
- If you want to send a url to your friend, drag the url onto the mail app.
- If you want to get a folders path in the terminal, drag the folder into the terminal window.
- If you want to move a file into a folder in finder, hover over that folder for a few seconds, and you'll see a new window spring up with the contents. You can navigate deep trees quite quickly, without needing to know where you're going at the outset (did I want to put this in Personal/ or in Vacation Photos/?)
This behavior has really spoiled me, and is probably the thing I miss the most when I need to use Windows for more than a few hours.
- You can move a file, just "copy" and then press option when "pasting"
- Command + Delete is deleting a file (del on windows)
- Rename file is Enter (f2 on windows)
- Command + tab actually works as intended
- Fn + Delete = del key
- Home, End, Pg Up, Pg Dn - different, you'll get used to it
- Learn Vim and Linux, as you'll use the terminal a lot
- Installing stuff is a bit weird - dragging the icon to the Applications shortcut, dmg files basically look like a virtual "drive" that you can eject
- No easy way to maximize a window, really, you need a 3rd party app
After getting used to the little quirks, you'll get used to the stability, and speed. Windows 7 is not a bad OS, but for some reason me and my wife fight over the MacBook Air more than on my Lenovo Thinkpad...
Also if you run "sudo fs_usage" in the Terminal you can see what is accessing the disk. This can easily show what new app you've installed is causing problems. Likewise learn about launchctl/LaunchAgents/LaunchDaemons so you can disable startup daemons.
Big tip: Make sure to add to the Spotlight->Privacy section any folders that you don't want indexed e.g. Downloads, Bittorrent Folders, External Drives.
It's a much better terminal emulator that Terminal.
Focus on improving your fundamentals. You put effort into cleaning up the scrappy mvp when it starts to hinder your efforts to improve those fundamentals.
If you're really only interested in Xfce vs. LXDE, I'd go with Xfce -- but only because it should be less of a memory hog & I doubt you'll miss much from its heavier cousin. Honestly though, either would probably work fine.
Or hey, give OpenBox a crack. :)
(Be warned I'm a keyboard junkie, so my love of OpenBox might be tainted by that :) Between the customizable shortcuts + menu & some of my own stuff [http://tomlee.co/code/ginvoke] I rarely have a reason to reach for the mouse outside of the browser.)
Mint is pretty nice too, but I generally recommend it to people who are new to Linux because it comes with more software out-the-box, looks a bit flashier, and seems to be a bit more familiar to people coming from Windows.
1. Usually companies that haven't incorporated outside of the US will register as a US company. If your visa situation isn't completely sorted it can be a slight deterrent to some investors but not enough to put anyone off. Usually not because you're not from the US but because getting kicked out of a country can put a founder in a tough place. There are many YC companies that do it every year and guys like Joel and Leo (AngelPad) from BufferApp raised their seed round for a US company from top investors and while they get their visa they've based their company in other countries.
2. There is a Visa for Angel Investors but I don't believe there is a visa doing the opposite. Of course if you have a degree your options open up considerably. It is technically somewhat possible to sponsor your own H1B but since you're a founder of the company and major shareholder, I doubt this would be accepted.
3. A lot of people I know go for the O-1A visa. Which is for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement. If you can show getting into YC and success of your company has value to the US you will be able to say for up to three years at which point you can extend or look at your other options. It's not inexpensive or easy but is a good bet.
More info here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b...
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PS: If the anology is not self evident. PG/YCombinator is Drona in this case, and you are Eklavya
Edit: HN--> Ycombinator
btw, in doing so you will clarify and refine your ideas, that is why they insist on this procedure. It saves not just their time, but your time and money.
Now a few things to consider. There are, of course, many people were relocated to work for, or create a startup in Valley. This is the crucial point - YC supports only US-based startups.
They have power, connections, influence and almost unlimited money in valley, but can't do anything outside US. There are other connected guys in other countries.) So, you will work for them in US or, if your idea is that good, will bootstrap your company in the US (with them as privileged stockholders).
There is no way they can finance any business outside US, and you should try to find a domestic investors.)
1. Don't know -- my thoughts would be it depends on customers (if it is worldwide/local to India, team location etc.)
2. Yes, it is possible through H1b/O1 visa (a number of founders have done/doing it)
* Would recommend focusing on the application and interview -- the YC team,international YC founders community and recommended immigration law firms will help you once you are in...
rehack - I am Eklavya but to fight the fight, I need to go to my Kurukshetra! ;)
"View Features... we think you'll love them" is 180 degrees from user psychology which will work. a) Show them benefits b) absolutely anything is more credible than you saying it. Your customers, especially prominent customers or ones they aspirationally want to be like, are 100x more credible. Media is credible. The user is the most credible, so if you can figure a way for them to make the connection themselves (highly non-trivial) you win.
This product may require non-trivial sales off the website, btw.
Lose the auto-rotate of platforms. Auto-rotate is distracting and screenshots generally don't sell software. I'd use the space to highlight the benefits, which you mention lower on the page in gray-on-black text that begs me not to read it.
Link big screenshots to your signup page. Many users will click them to see what is up.
to the other things:
I guess just that the title "TRACK YOUR PROPERTY PORTFOLIO ONLINE." is a bit lackluster
try something like
"Handling your leased property is a headache? Not anymore!"
"Try now for free and in 5 minutes you'll get started"
See how we helped X property owners stop worrying and start saving money.
something like this...
oh, and get rid of the long domain, and get a .io or .ly short URL, and make it global, not just for Australia
AND, add a video
Explain to people how they save money and time
Use analytics to see how your product is being used (mixpanel)
Another point is, are you really solving a problem? perhaps people with lot's of properties just pay someone to take care of it, and people with just one don't have enough headache?
sometimes it is what it is...
p.s. if you add ability for people to pay rent directly via you using their credit card, you'll make millions (send me a check when it happens)
a few more
- try our features, we think you'll love them? show some confidence, of course you'll love them!
- font's too small, too much information, contrast is bad (dark text on dark background)
- all in all a bit "gray" I miss to understand what exactly are you saving me
I've done similar things in a more enterprisey property management space, and the amount of data that you're managing on a single property (or 2 or 3 properties) with a single user doesn't look like enough to really justify $234/yr, and all of the things that you've listed involve trying to sort out a product issue with a marketing/business solution (which works, but only to an extent), so you can A/B test all you like, but if people don't think your product is worth it, they're never going to get started or pay for it.
From a pricing perspective, I'd rethink the bottom level plan, the pricing timeframe, and if possible the price-point (maybe shift to something that scales more with use, eg resources or features, rather than something inelastic like # of properties). Be more upfront about pricing - the "try it free" should have the pricing list - you're selling a financial product to people who are presumably good with money, but hiding what it'll cost in the features page. Having a "forever free" plan that's severely limited (/ad-supported) will help with your initial conversion.
For conversion to paid subscriptions, you need to convince them that you're better than a folder on their HDD, excel for financials and their contact list/calendar on their phone. At the very least you need to look at interop between MYOB/Quicken/CSV/whatever's the rage these days. You can focus on how computers crash so a doc library is better, or you can add a feature (versioning, archival of email, I don't know) and use that to sell the document library. If you're targeting the guy who's got 1 property, maybe get some boilerplate forms or checklists and put them up there somewhere. If you're targeting the guys who have 10+ properties, focus on exposing what reports can do. Definitely do allow users to, at the very least, download excel / other spreadsheet versions of their transactions (and if you do this, specify that you do it on the features page).
Your landing page should have one single call to action, one single activity you want your visitor to do.
As an aside - I detest being sent to a landing page that's clearly harvesting emails as a prelude to actually doing any real work on implementation, but maybe that's just me. Plausibly your implementation of this idea will be a real boon for someone wanting to try an idea.
Also second what Colin said. It's so fucking boring when people post asking for feedback on a "coming soon" page or whatever, whether they wasted weeks hand-carving it or used a service to create it for them.
That said, the advertising profits alone do give the site value. I'd counter the offer at $600 and point out that, if current trends continue, the site will pay for itself in the next year. But there's definitely a lot of risk involved, so it's worth selling and taking the money now. I would at least.
Unless you want the domain for something, sell it. It's hard to rely on ad revenue. Being able to pocket a few hundred dollars right now is probably a good option.
My advice: if you are broke and have no food in the fridge, sell it. If you're doing "okay" financially, keep it. Four hundred isn't enough. I'd be asking for at least $700.
On the price, yeah, $400 is low. But then the risk profile of the site is high. Are you in a hurry to get rid of it?
You may get better offers.
With no risk or effort you are generating a solid return. Not knowing any details, I'd say you have a good chance of things getting better.
You're risking a few hundred bucks--big deal! You'll make the few hundred bucks over the next year.
It doesn't sound that easy or stable if you are willing to sell it for 6 months profit instead of using your 5 minutes each year to run it forever and making $900/year.
You might file a civil suit against John Doe for fraud.
Then you might subpoena the ISP to tell you who is using the IP.
Then maybe go the police with the evidence from your civil case.
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On the back-end I can work with any modern language and/or framework. I've worked with Django, Flask, Express.js, Google Go, and I have no problem at all quickly picking up a new language/framework. Same with databases; I've worked with Postgres, Redis, and CouchDB, and I can easily adapt to any other DB.
I care about what I do. I insist on delivering quality code and quality products.
I can simplify problems and build UIs that are nice and clean and fast. I strive for quality; I won't deliver crap.
contact me via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was formerly a VP of Engineering for Good Technology, based in Seattle and Redwood Shores. I have worked with Palm, all flavors of MS Windows mobile platforms, Symbian S60, etc.
MTV WatchWith - MTV's flagship socia media app - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtv-watchwith/id422366403?mt=...
VH1 Co-Star - Also built (and host) the server for both of these)
Whisper - anonymous social media app (we wrote the server and admin as well)
NCM's MovieNightOut (iOS and Android)
Campus Sentinel (iOS and Android)
http://github.com/inaka/edis - open source Erlang redis server clone I and a developer wrote.
email@example.com, skype cdepue
1. Front-end developer/designer/UX
- full grasp of Bootstrap, HTML5/CSS3
- understanding of mobile/responsive requirements and how to address those
- good taste for nice color schemes and clean look
- knack for usability, simplification and common sense workflows
- can implement designs/mock-ups in Bootstrap/HTML/CSS fast [really fast]
- past Bootstrap/b2b projects (interfaces, forms, charts, etc), git and js skills are a plus
This is not full time. Current project(s) will require iterations spread over several months with varied weekly load from couple of hours to max 1-2 days.
Please send a link to your portfolio and your rates to dkaloshkin at gmail dot com
2. Devops expert - I need a devops professional for occasional consultations and tasks. Code words - AWS, Ubuntu, nginx, haproxy, iptables, lynis, bash scripts, python, collectd, samhain and brothers/sisters. Example of skills - you can compile nginx with right flags and config it in less time I design multidimesional database/OLAP cube [1-2 hours], setting up RAID on LVM on AWS is a piece of cake for you, understands how to harden linux kernel and ubuntu server, comfortable setting up centralized logging with rsyslog and proper log rotation and permissions access, knows when to use best practices and when to hack a solution.
This is not full-time thing or a project. I need a battle tested professional on hand going forward.
Please send your hn handle, link to your blog and rates to dkaloshkin at gmail dot com
My apologies for possible delay with responding.
I'm open to some part-time freelancing to get me started in the freelancing business again. I'm a full-stack developer with strong focus on PHP for the server side part. I've been programming for +10 years, the last 5 I spent building (from the ground up) and maintaining some of the largest web sites in Slovenia (where I'm from) that have a few million uniques a month, so I know a thing or two about scaling.
If you have a small-ish project that would requiere someone that can build a page from 0 to production (provided you take care of the design) or you need something fixed or extended then I'm your guy.
Contact in the profile.
I'm currently working full-time in SF and want to transition to part-time freelancing (20-30 hrs.) so I can work on my own projects. I'm ready to take the plunge for the right customer and opportunity. I am open to on-site work in SF with the freedom to work from home >= 50% of the time.
Please don't contact me if you are a recruiter or for positions that require travel, are full-time or require 100% on-site.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you all of my info.
I have been shipping software for more than 10 years now, and love building high-quality products (or at least try my best for it!). I have recently started freelancing after my stint as a single founder, and am currently doing part-time contract work remotely for another HN member's startup.
I am proficient with Ruby on Rails and generally quite adept at picking up new technologies as per the needs of the product. I call myself a generalist, and if you are a non-technical person, I can handle most of the things for you that go in to building & launching a software product (including screen flows, server-side programming, system administration, analytics & a little bit of digital marketing.)
I am open to a potential co-founder role as well, but as you know well, a lot of things need to fall in place for it. I guess it would be best if we work together on a short project first to see how good we are as a team.
Please see my profile for the contact & other relevant information. Just drop a line to say hello, it's always good to interact with fellow HN members!
I'm in digital marketing and part of the often involves delivering web development projects, so I need to have people that i can sub-contract to since i work in a project management capacity for my clients.
Remote is absolutely fine, and any part of the world is fine, as long as your rates are reasonable, and you are dependable and reliable.I've had some interactions with a few people off the HN freelancing posts that seemed to have increased their prices after listening to Patio11's podcast but havent thought about how they're going to add value - I dont wish to speak to any of those people please - Polite request.
email me at: email@example.com
Apigee is looking for an experienced iOS developer to create, write, document, and implement SDKs in Objective C
Responsibilities:* Own an entire implementation process from design to release incorporating feedback from a range of stakeholders (designers, marketing, business development, and support).
* Rapidly create prototypes, use feedback and develop a production quality release candidate.
* Assisting other developers working on your projects (delegating tasks, reviewing code, setting schedules, etc.)
* Write blog posts to communicate platform updates to the developer community and evangelize the SDKs and sample apps you build.
* Strong C++/Objective C experience. You need to be able to write APIs and similar code.
* Understanding of Cocoa programing methodologies and memory management and their restrictions on iOS4/iOS5 and familiar with new features added in iOS6.
* Deeper understanding of core network, logging, telephony, location and security framework with ability to extend some of the core functionalities
* Expert in using XCode and its debugger.
* Familiar with 3rd party iOS libraries and able to extend those libraries.
* Experience with one of following: Sencha, PhoneGap, Appcelerator, jQuery mobile
* Android experience
* Git and Github experience
* Experience with or led a community based Open Source project
* Has built SDK on some platforms.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or if you want to apply.
I fix things.
Haskell would be very lovely indeed.
I'm a broadly experienced full stack senior developer, with a recent focus on Drupal, Wordpress, and Node.js. I'm quite comfortable building entire projects from servers to front end, and dragging old legacy code into the modern era is a specialty.
For more details, see: http://www.exratione.com/
I am also always interested in working for funded startups because I love the atmosphere. CTO/co-founding not out of the question but we would need to work together on a consulting basis for a few months first.
My website is in German, but my english is 8 out of 9 (IELTS) and I've lived in North America for a few years.
I'm a full stack web engineer and have been developing web applications for over 8 years. I am mostly interested in backend Ruby on Rails & Node.js work although I am also comfortable with PHP and front-end development. http://www.syskall.com
I am a sysadmin who loves to efficiently solve business problems. With a DevOps background, twelve years of sysadmin experience, and a passion for problem-solving, I am keen to help HNers achieve their goals.
My main areas of expertise are:
Scaling high traffic websites Designing highly-reliable applications Building applications on AWS Server maintenance and optimisation Reducing the cost of existing AWS resources Developing prototypes and full sites in Django
I am building a business around the idea of a 'sysadmin as a service' for those people who need regular sysadmin work, yet do not have enough projects to justify hiring a full-time sysadmin. Would you like a friendly expert to work on ad hoc projects and also be available for emergency support?
For AWS cost-reduction projects, I am willing to give a "no win, no fee" guarantee - if I fail to reduce your AWS bill by the amount I state at the beginning of the project, there will be no charge.
If you'd like to discuss any of these services in more detail, drop me an email - email@example.com
- Resumonk - http://www.resumonk.com - UI Design + Front-end + Ruby on Rails
- Engem.me - http://www.engem.me - UI Design + Front-end + Ruby on Rails
- QuotesCube - http://www.quotescube.com - UI Design + Front-end + Ruby on Rails
- UI Design (Photoshop/Illustrator)
- HTML(5) / CSS(3)
- Ruby on Rails, Sinatra
- Portfolio: http://bharani.herokuapp.com
- Engem: http://engem.me/bharani-muthukumaraswamy
- Dribbble: http://dribbble.com/netastica
- GitHub: https://github.com/bharani91
Please feel free to drop me a line at <bharani91[at]gmail.com> or get in touch via skype(bharani.m91).
I'm also getting back to my open source projects, so hit me up on github if you're interested in working together there.
We are a team of two developers, specialising on cross-platform mobile application development with phonegap and backbone.js. We tried different technologies, before settling for this approach. So we also have experience in sencha touch, as3/flex and titanium, if you need help with your existing project. Additionally to mobile app development, we can help you with your backend development as well. We are comfortable working with php webframeworks like symfony or zend, as well as ruby on rails and sinatra. Due to customer agreements we cannot publicly show all of our work, but we can show more work upon request. You can checkout some personal projects here:
I am an experienced professional dev with 10+ years of experience shipping software in a variety of sectors, including web apps small and enterprise-large, triple A game titles and Unity games to CDN's and desktop software.
I've just gone freelance and am already booked solid through October but am available for new projects November onwards. I'm happy to consider any project within my skillset, but am most interested in web apps and Unity projects right now.
My portfolio site is at http://www.dave78.com - or get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or davedx78 on Skype.
I'm a skilled user experience and interaction designer, with broad experience across many types of companies and applications.
I don't do art and I don't do implementation; I do "how it works" and "is this really a good idea" and "here's seven studies for or against." I do strict information architecture, customer and user research, interaction design and user experience design. I work with artists and programmers if you need more than that.
Recent work examples are here: http://vitor.io/portfolio
In the past, I've founded three startups (real-time 3D visualization, developer relations/support platform as a service, seasonal consumer goods delivery), I have a development background, and I have particular strengths in the video game industry, and in emerging technologies like wearable computing and the Internet of Things.
Design resume and contact information are here: http://vitor.io/resume
Full stack web-developer specialized in complex enterprise systems (esp. Salesforce) seeks projects on short or long term basis. Send me the problems your in-house developers can't solve.
We are Mobile Jazz, a collective of excellent engineers and designers with a strong focus on everything mobile and beyond.
Independent consultant, advising and creating software.
I do backend and frontend development, service optimization and scientific applications. I learn fast, have broad technical and domain-specific knowledge and several years of experience working with startups and business customers from US and Europe.
I'm capable of executing all stages of a project, starting from a customer idea or a set of mockups and delivering a ready product.
I usually do Python, Java, C, Django, Backbone, PostgreSQL, Non-relational DBs or whatever to get the job done.
Some of my stuff:
Myself and a friend are both experienced, senior web developers (Rails & Ruby, Ember, Coffee, Backbone, Scala for starters). We're looking for a project we can knock right out of the park. We've both been founders and early employees at several startups in NYC and elsewhere, but never worked together.
Some things we've been interested in lately: iOS development, Ember.js and thick-client apps, mobile optimized web dev, git integrations, ways to interact with the physical world, ways to build better teams and culture.
Our ideal project is probably remote, about 20-30 hours a week each, has a clear finished state, and involves solving a new problem. We're open to project rate, hourly rate, or equity compensation. Basically, we're flexible about all this stuff and just looking for smart people who would like to work with us. So get in touch. email@example.com
I'm working on a scalable and easy-to-integrate web chat implementation (similar to Facebook chat) using Tornado non-blocking capabilities and the long polling technique.
My Github repos: https://github.com/ccarpenterg
Some work in Python:
Looking for front-end designer
We've got a lively social community we've created as an iOS app and we're looking to build a web interface. It's built on Rails and the backend is already up and running. We need a front-end designer who can create front-end design for the social community (mostly following, groups, chat and profile pages).
Please send me a portfolio and a resume/CV. Also include your hourly rates. Send to heydave at gmail.com . Thanks!
Developer (frontend + backend) & Interface Designer
I consider myself both a coder and designer, but I don't half-ass know things -- I'm pretty experienced in both realms. I've done everything from designing the UX/UI for brand new products to building distributed systems on Amazon EC2/SQS/SMS.
A few projects (happy to discuss details via email):
- Self project: http://myfotojournal.com/ (Django + front-end + design)
- Self project: http://photobattle.me/ (Rails + front-end + design)
- Self project: http://craftingtype.com/ (Designed site, copywriting/newsletter, co-organized event)
- I've worked on Carbonmade (http://carbonmade.com/), TestFlight (https://testflightapp.com/), Yardstick (http://getyardstick.com/), and many projects with Lift (http://www.liftinteractive.com/)
- Python, Django
- Ruby, Rails, Sinatra
- HTML / CSS (including responsive design)
- Interface Design
- Some iOS development (the Carbonmade app I worked on just launched! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carbonmade/id551454081?mt=8)
- Totally comfy with git, command line, and sysadmin stuff
I've dabbled in a bunch of other languages and am pretty quick to pickup & be productive in new tech.
- GitHub: https://github.com/kylefox
- Dribbble: http://dribbble.com/kylefox
- My grossly outdated website: http://kylefox.ca/
I think (hope?!) I'm personable and easy to work with. I'm ideally looking for product development work (as opposed to designing/building brochure websites). Everything is fair game, from a few hours/week of piece work to taking on full projects from start to finish.
Get in touch if you want to know anything else, or if you'd like to start on a project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Software developer focusing on iOS development but also game development for multi platforms in C/C++ or Unity. Specialty is A.I. and gameplay.
Worked in various industries, mostly in games. for the last ten years, I'm a published author of a tech book and co-author of other.
Rate = 300 USD a day (6 billable hours) or 1250 USD a week.
Contact: email@example.comSkype: Bruno.Sousa.Enso
http://blackmountainsecurity.nl/ - a small startup located in Amsterdam who specialize in penetration testing and configuring, maintaining of applications who like to be tested for bugs which might compromise security.
We can also help with co-designing and developing applications in a secure fashion.
Skill set:* Python-(Django)
* Security testing
* Cloud deployment at AWS/Heroku
* Configuring and maintaining of security of linux/unix systems.
We can gather, analyze, clean, de-dup any structured or unstructured data source. So if you rely on delivering the best, most accurate data to your customers/users to grow your business, we can help.
By chaining together APIs, customized web crawling, and/or our own human-based API, I can build a custom solution that integrates right into your business process or app.
Email is in profile or you can get in touch through the contact form on http://datamonsters.co.
http://www.UrbanCoding.net is seeking our next web or mobile development project. We have working experience in insurance, finance, and education. Application development is the only thing we do. We do not do blogs, product pages, landing pages, etc unless integrated into a larger product project.
To learn more about us and see if we might be a good fit for your project, please see our Project and Pricing Guide at https://docs.google.com/a/urbancoding.net/document/d/1fOigUG...
Our IOS app / website is getting ready for beta launch in the next week and we're looking for a rails developer to join our existing team.
Your job would be to further build out our backend, help manage / scale server side, and also possibly do some front-end web work.
This would start as a freelance job, although ideally would turn full-time if your work is high quality.
- Ruby on Rails 3 (3.1)- Memcached- Redis and Resque- Heroku- Amazon AWS- PostgreSQL
This could be a really exciting opportunity - we're growing pretty fast, have some powerful / celebrity investors, and a street team of 50+ waiting & ready to go.
If you're in LA we have an awesome office in West Hollywood you can work from - but remote works as well as long as you can communicate daily via Skype / BaseCamp.
Shoot an email to Julian@novacorp.us with some info (website, blog, github, etc.) and we can chat to see if you'd be a good fit.
Last month I shipped out two MVPs. Now I want to ship out yours.
Full-stack software engineer is available for hire. Technologies include:
I've never missed a deadline.
Rates are very affordable at $400/day.
Schedule is very flexible.
I'm in the US, no Visa or language issues/barriers.
What have I built?
Last month I built two very different applications. One is an e-commerce platform aimed at the fashion industry, and the other is an online payment system I'm also building an API right now (in Python). I'm also building a search engine (my startup).
What can I do?
Custom or modified CMS
You can also hire me to write your technical documentation. I'm the only one actively offering this service right now. The rates for this are different at $40/hour of work. With a minum of 20 hours. I can write platform, API, and developer documentation.
Get in touch and I will give you a free 30 minute consultation. No strings attached.
Have experience in a multitude of languages (PHP, Java, Perl, Flex, and C++ in order of experience)
Most professional experience is in the back end web development realm, have some experience with desktop and mobile application projects
MySQL, MSSQL and Postgres experience
Looking for long term projects if possible, anything in the Java sphere would be of definite interest.
Please contact me via the email in my profile if you could use my experience for your project.
I'm looking for freelance digital marketing work. I'm very good at helping clients to strategise an action plan, and have previous experience in Conversion Optimisation, Community Engagement and building marketing into the product.
I'm also very good at helping startups bring their idea to fruition as well as take appropriate measures to qualify the market.
I have testimonials to back my work, and am happy to provide verbal case studies to prospective clients.
Please see my virtual business card: http://krmmalik.com/me
or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: my "seeking freelancers" post is separate to this one and is for sub-contracting posts.
Web+Mobile UI designer and front-end developer.
4+ years of experience with designing usable interfaces with a focus on increasing user conversions.
Designed patio11's site which increased his conversion rate and profit:
Pricing: $45/hour, or negotiated fixed price projects.
I excel in taking a project from specification to full implementation, but I'm also very good at jumping in on a project that is also in motion.
My availability is pretty open over the next month, so I am able to help with your project on pretty short notice.
You can contact me via e-mail at: email@example.com.
We talk tech at http://www.blog.fruiapps.com
Feel free to reach us at contact at fruiapps dot com
If this sounds similar to what you're working on I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line(firstname.lastname@example.org) or check out my site http://miloshadzic.com .
WellPosed Ltd, like to help businesses with analytic & engineering challenges to achieve production deployable solutions that create measurable business value.
(we attack hard problems and deliver great answers). For our own products and projects we favor using Math to guide our design and Haskell to build the software, but we're polyglots at heart.
email us at: inquiries at wellposed dot com, subject "wellposed solutions" if our expertise sounds like what you need.
HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN INCLINED iOS DEVELOPER
we are a small user experience and design innovation consultancy (think tiny ID/UX oriented IDEO) looking for an iOS developer for 2 upcoming app projects.
work full time (preferred) or part time (if student etc.), starting as contract in our Cambridge office.
apart from having some solid experience with objective C (databases and server work ideal), please:
--have a passion for people <3 we eat lunch together most days
--be ready to unleash your technical creativity in a collaborative think tank environment
--love your code
ping me for more info! I'm happy to chat with you, and please pass onto any friends in the area
cheers, alorah at mit dot edu
We're currently building up our roster of freelance developers. If you're a freelance developer, head over to http://matchist.com/talent and sign up for free. (Note: Currently, we're seeking U.S. based developers only.)
In a few weeks, we'll start the intake of projects and start matching developers to projects.
I am a kick-ass front-end developer and designer with a focus on UX. I've cofounded a startup in an accelerator, worked with a startup out of Harvard, and worked with several design agencies and other startups. My skill set is HTML5, CSS3/SASS, JS, and mobile. I'm familiar with Rails and the command line. I love making users lives easier and building beautiful applications.
If this sounds like what you need or want to see some of my latest work, get in touch. email@example.com.
Web related: PHP, jQuery using the Horde Application Framework and DrupalApplication development in C, C++ and VB.NETDatabase: MySQL, PostgreSQL
Hardware: Verilog, VHDL on Altera and Xilinx FPGAs
Website: http://hot-rain.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a freelance full stack PHP dev, happy with front end dev (HTML, CSS, JS) and back end dev (PHP, Linux, Apache, MySQL).
Plenty of experience with e-commerce, especially Magento, MODX, Drupal, OpenCart and WordPress.
My portfolio and more info are on my site at: http://www.addedbytes.com
I will help you with enterprise automation/data transforms ETL/Rails+Ruby dev/JRuby projects.
Current planned availability: 5 hours / day in November.
I work remotely from France.
- I maintain http://www.activewarehouse.info/ (Ruby ETL tools)
Citizenship (for working rights): US and EU (Italy)
Can work Remote: Yes
Full stack developer accepting web developer, iOS development, design and marketing contract work.
I have 8 years of web development and design experience, and 4 years of sales/marketing experience. My steady clients use my services for web tech consulting, web development, web design work, direct sales consulting and metrics analysis. My most recent web clients include the Dow Chemical Corporation. My most recent direct sales client includes Ripple (www.rppl.com).
My bread and butter is churning out Wordpress websites very quickly.
My design work is all done in Balsamiq mockups and Photoshop. I manage my projects through Git.
A subset of my work is on my portfolio with testimonials can be found here: http://www.swiftarcher.com/portfolio
You can contact me most easily through email (chris at swiftarcher dot com) or on twitter @SalvatoChris
Web interface designer currently in Tokyo. I work with companies around the world on improving site usability and conversion rates.
HTML5 / CSS3 / Photoshop
Seeking a shift to (probably entry level) linux system administration.
Aside from the usual bullet points I have set up PKI's, written a static website generator (for personal use), and have some experience with GIS technologies from a previous position.
Contact: kevin.r.maris at gmail dot com
I mostly do iPhone / iPad development
I am a frontend web developer (3+ years of freelance experience) and working with:
HTML5, CSS3, JS, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Backbone.js
I also hack stuff for the backend:
Ruby, Rack, Sinatra, Rails, MongoDB, HAML, SASS, Sprockets
- http://jqapi.com (Alternative jQuery Documentation)
- http://usejquery.com (jQuery Showcase and Blog)
- https://github.com/mustardamus/ketchup-plugin (jQuery Form Validation Plugin)
- https://github.com/mustardamus/ (much more)
You can find my email address in my profile.
Meritful (http://www.meritful.com) is looking for a freelance web designer to help us with some projects. We really appreciate clean and modern web design and love creatives at Meritful. It would be great if you can deliver HTML/CSS but PSDs would work as well. We are based in Ann Arbor, MI. Remote OK. Please ping azarias at meritful.com with a pointer to your work if you are interested (especially if you have availability soon).
Please check my profile for contact info and links to Github repos.
I currently maintain the carrierwave gem, which is a _very popular_ choice for file uploads, had a pull request accept in rails/rails... my github is: https://github.com/thiagofm
I have previously worked for a startup that got sold to one of the largest e-commerce platform in Brazil.
Just in case you want to know, I do have a computer science degree and I'm willing to tackle any hard problem that might come.
I love to do great work and I would appreciate any inquires you have to use my expertise in order to help you.
I am available for 10-20 hours weekly beginning November 15. I am working remotely from the US East Coast. My skill set is varied and includes:
Contact information is in my profile.
I am a full stack web developer/consultant based in Vancouver, B.C.I provide web development and consulting services to software development companies, consulting firms, creative studios, and more.
I strongly believe the best interests of my clients are critical to our successful collaboration on current and future projects.If you have a business and are looking for a website, SEO, web security consultation, or even internal web applications, I would love to speak with you.
Even if you do not operate a medium to large sized company, perhaps you have an exciting project; we can talk!
Do you represent a non-profit? I do provide my services free or at highly discounted rates to give back to the community, just let me know.
Contact me at: HNfreelance@technewsgalore.com
Seeking a developer with Clojure and Objective-C experience. Familiarity with MongoHQ is a plus.
Please contact Julian at julian at beagleapp dot com.
Specialties: ML/NLP (R/Julia), Ruby/Rails, Android/iOS
http://www.minuscode.com is a collective of freelancers based in Portugal, with experience working with startups. Feel free to ask us anything.
You can check out some previous projects at http://alexpounds.com/portfolio and get a better idea of my experience at http://alexpounds.com/cv .
Dragonfly is a startup that connects talented local freelancers with creative, digital and ad agencies. Primarily designers and developers. (http://dragonflylist.com)
We're live in Australia, but we will be launching in SF & NY within 2 months, so if you're looking for work in those areas get involved now.
We are NOT recruiters: Its a platform, its transparent, freelancers & agencies work directly and we have fixed fees. (recruiters hate it haha).
The focus is on local, in-house freelancing. Some agencies are happy to work remote with the right people, it's case by case.
Involved (involved.com.au) is currently seeking a freelance Android developer to port an iPad app that we have developed for one of our larger clients. Native app development is a must, but we'll only be needing to test on a small number of more popular Android tablets.
What we love:
* Happy people
* Good attention to detail
* Solid coding chops
* Knowledge of the locations of good burgers and/or fries
Feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com - with github profile, resume, portfolio, or whatever you've got.
Full-Stack iOS development.
We specialize in realizing your app vision starting from your wireframes to live on the App Store. Our typical architecture is the app + cloud-based web service deployable to Heroku/AWS or even simpler with Parse. Fixed-price project bidding available.
Team includes former engineering lead at Kleiner, Benchmark, DFJ startups.
Recent work: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dreampro/id492589174http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dreamscore/id479335562
I am a developer and systems administrator who loves tools and automation. My primary choice of language is Python, but I am also experienced in Java, Perl, shell scripting, and C, with a particular interest in functional programming languages such as Haskell and lisp. I really enjoy solving ugly problems and presenting the end result through a nice Django UI or similar, so that others will have an easy tool to get their work done.
My professional experience goes back 7 years, and before that I was a hobbyist who got his foot in the door via a web hosting firm, and later went to work for major telecom companies.
Contact is on my profile.
Hi! I am a full time developer specializing in scalable web apps, mostly in Python. I've helped many clients take their ideas to successful products that launched on time and on budget. I'm full stack from FPGAs to LESS, so there is a good chance I can build what you need. And if I don't know it, I'll learn it.
Discover my portfolio at http://www.ryanjurgensen.com. If you are interested in scalable web apps, check out the performance notes on some of the portfolio peices - I'm in the game of serving millions a day in seconds.
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested send me an email for help getting started, and see the 2 latest commits on https://github.com/drothlis/stb-tester/commits/motiondetect_...
if you would like contributions from someone who predominantly works on objective-c, but wants to learn & dig deeper into c/c++ on weekends, do list them here or ping me!
I've been trying to read Cryptonomicon, but get turned off by the "hipstery" (for lack of a better word) informal writing style and can't get into it.
There's all this talk of "disrupting" everything in the tech world right now and a lot of it is really bullshit. This guy is the one who coined the term disruptive technology, and when you dig into it it's a really interesting concept that he actually backs up with great research on the disk drive industry.
The core of the idea is that 'disruptive' technologies are underdog technologies that actually have worse performance than the leading technologies of their time, but also some other attributes (smaller, lighter, etc) that make them valuable to customers in niche, less profitable markets the big guys aren't interested in. Since technology progresses much faster than our demand for it, those cheaper, crappier technologies improve over time and end up killing the big, expensive players who originally dominated the market.
Really great read
2. The Boardman Tasker Omnibus (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boardman-Tasker-Omnibus-Peter/dp/189...)
For pleasure: just started Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.
A really interesting history book. I'm now in a great part, about how knowledge of geography (and map projections) was disseminated in Europe through a network of scholars and humanists during the 15th century. There was this huge collaborative effort to reconstruct ancient texts and to bring them in line with (then) current knowledge.
2. Cyberspace: First Steps. From the early 90s, a collection of academic essays on the concept of cyberspace. Reading it as a kind of retrospective on where we were and where we thought we were going.
3. Rule 34. For fun.
2. Clojure Programming, by Chas Emerick
3. Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis
John A. MacDonald: The young politician by Donald Creighton
Comedy of errors by Wm. Shakespeare
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas - just started this, and enjoying it so far.
Other very good non-tech book I've read recently: Walk the Amazon.
For fiction I'm reading stuff my friends write; currently The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There and David Drake's Hammers Slammers omnibus volumes.
2.)Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm -Verne Harnish
Both books make me dream.
I had the same thing when I was 25. I ended up quitting my job and buying a one-way ticket to Europe. I didn't think I would ever write code again. I spent about three months backpacking Europe, then came back and spent a few more hanging around and doing odd jobs around town. Eventually, I started code in my free time again, and about a year later, came back into the profession refreshed.
Now I know what I need to do to prevent burnout again, and it's primarily that I keep other hobbies, and I have friends that aren't work-related. It lets me get away when I need to and still stay interested in what I do the rest of the time.
But that's more maintenance, sometimes you need to shotgun into that stage by cutting out everything for a lengthened period of time. If you really are a hacker at heart, and it sounds like you are, you'll start writing code again soon enough, and you'll know you're back.
You'll also have stories and other life experiences as well, which make you a better, more rounded person.
Me, I build plastic robot models. It's no brain power at all, just precise physical motions. It's mindless and enjoyable, and at the end of the day you have something to show for it.
There's a lot of posts here saying take a break, but you really have to make sure that you are truly taking a break, and not just substituting programming with something else that uses the same parts of your brain.
edit: Here's one of the first models I built. Unpainted just to see what it looks like. http://www.flickr.com/photos/37553996@N07/sets/7215762298535...
EDIT: Recently I was attending a startup meeting and there was this video, where one developer said Sleeping and eating are overrated. What a load of crap - following this advice is the best way to burn out. We are not robots.
Treat them as early adopters & value their insight.
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