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Tell HN: We separate the wheat from the chaff
2 points by X4  15 minutes ago   2 comments top 2
DanBC 3 minutes ago 0 replies      
Allowing 'sub HN' pages is risky. People are already reluctant to flag poor content. Sub HN pages would probably see even more reluctance to flag poor content. It also means that some threads will be diluted, because people are discussing something in thead_A or thread_B, but not both. Threads A and B might be in different subHNs too.

Really what is good for HN is an active base of users, upvoting the good content; providing great answers[1]; and flagging content that should not be here.

Filtering is tricky, but achievable. There's probably an extension or plugin or script, or perhaps someone could create one?

All the privacy stuff is a bit overwhelming at the moment. I can understand people's frustration with it. I've noticed a few people dragging in irrelevant comments to other threads. Downvoting those may help keep privacy stuff in it's own group of threads?

The political aspects aren't so interesting, but the technical stuff can be quite detailed. Keeping something secret, or anonymous, or both, is actually very tricky. Designing better secrecy and anonymity tools for normal people to use should be a priority; and building in privacy to your startup idea may be a useful selling point now.

user24 12 minutes ago 0 replies      
So you're essentially asking for subreddits?
Ask HN: Should I be scared about living in the US?
4 points by shakeel_mohamed  3 hours ago   11 comments top 4
logn 1 hour ago 0 replies      
No. The heat is on the government. And shit is about to hit the fan. I haven't been this content in 10 years.

"What really makes me nervous is the possibility of innocent US citizens being misconstrued as enemies of the state for posting anything online that isn't 100% supportive of the government"

Take every opportunity to point out that you love the USA. Hippies literally wrapped themselves in our flag. We are the patriots. The current people in government are blip in our history. Hopefully they're tried for their crimes and serve in the prisons they built.

MisterWebz 2 hours ago 2 replies      
You shouldn't be scared of living in the US, because as they said, the NSA only targets non-Americans. In fact, that means you'll be safer in the US! Who gives a crap about non-Americans anyway?

EDIT: /s

Sven7 3 hours ago 2 replies      
> Right now the US seems like it's on a slippery slope to fascism and/or totalitarianism rule.

If that is the only thing you see, when you look at the US, feel free to leave. There is a long line of people who would be happy to take your place.

DonaldDerek 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Not if you live in the Middle East :p
Ask HN: should we create the UK version of the EFF
8 points by lifeisstillgood  6 hours ago   6 comments top 4
micheljansen 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I am surprised to learn there is none. Isn't that what Open Rights Group is? Even in the Netherlands we have had a digital rights advocacy group (Bits of Freedom [1]) since 2000. Having recently moved to the UK, I think the need for such a group here is much stronger (opt-out internet filters [2], calls from government to no longer make them optional [3] etc.).

[1] https://www.bof.nl[2] http://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2012/new-reports-of-over...[3] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-cal...

wgriffin 4 hours ago 0 replies      
the organisation Liberty has been campaigning on 'electronic liberty' issues and warrants our support on that basis, and othershttps://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/index.php
lifeisstillgood 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Just a comment to track the submission
The NSA, CALEA, and the hardware backdoors built into routers (required by law)
30 points by j2d3  1 day ago   4 comments top 2
j2d3 1 day ago 1 reply      
PS - an interesting post from slashdot 2010 about this topic:


quartertime writes"Remember Reflections on Trusting Trust, the classic paper describing how to hide a nearly undetectable backdoor inside the C compiler? Here's an interesting piece about how to hide a nearly undetectable backdoor inside hardware. The post describes how to install a backdoor in the expansion ROM of a PCI card, which during the boot process patches the BIOS to patch grub to patch the kernel to give the controller remote root access. Because the backdoor is actually housed in the hardware, even if the victim reinstalls the operating system from a CD, they won't clear out the backdoor. I wonder whether China, with its dominant position in the computer hardware assembly business, has already used this technique for espionage. This perhaps explains why the NSA has its own chip fabrication plant."

chris_dcosta 1 day ago 0 replies      
I guess any customer using US Equipment in any part of the world is also accessible, even without a local law supporting it?

Interestingly I managed to discover a Huawei trojan that installed itself without me granting permission via a hotel router. It wasn't particularly well built back in the day which made it easy-ish to identify.

Makes me wonder where China is going with all the deals Huawei is making with Govts across the world too.

Ask HN: What's the weirdest iOS 7 icon?
4 points by julien_c  1 day ago   8 comments top 6
meerita 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Newstand one is the crappiest icon ever made. And Game Center one too, someone explain me what those bubbles does mean.
xauronx 8 hours ago 0 replies      
The settings icon sticks out so bad. It's like 4 weird skinny gears inside each other. A few just seem like big and cartoony, like they just took a stock icon and stretched it to the edges of the container.
smoorman1024 23 hours ago 1 reply      
Oh god, someone please agree with me that it's the Safari icon!?

Big fan of the new interface but I want to flush that safari icon down the toilet.

julien_c 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'd vote for Mail, with its strange inverted gradient.
silenteh 1 day ago 0 replies      
All non-Apple icons.It looks really weird to me to have some flat icons and some glossy ones.

Unless I am on the first page of the phone, where I normally keep all Apple native apps, it seems to me I have still the old iOS version.

It will probably take some time before I get used to it.

cyriacthomas 1 day ago 1 reply      
Top of the list, Game center. The only one with reflection on it in the entire icon pack.
Ask HN: Where is our zero knowledge cloud?
14 points by coopdog  2 days ago   4 comments top 4
phaet0n 2 days ago 0 replies      
We already had such a thing, in essence, except there were no takers. [1] Implemented by a bright HNer. [2]

[1] http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/~petar/5ttt.org/

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=petar

rdl 2 days ago 0 replies      
The problem is doing meaningful processing on the data without exposure to the server, including indexing, search, etc.
xvolter 2 days ago 0 replies      
Cyphrd.com is working on these very types of services.
escaped_hn 2 days ago 0 replies      
mega.co.nz At least, thats why ive heard.
Ask HN: Would a resurrected aardvark.com work today?
2 points by palidanx  18 hours ago   2 comments top
pezh0re 17 hours ago 1 reply      
I'd be interested in it, but the challenge would be getting enough people involved (on both the answering side and asking side).
Ask HN: I am in San Francisco for a month
5 points by bonsai  1 day ago   5 comments top 3
pimpl 1 day ago 1 reply      
There are soooo many dev companies with offices in Poland, where developers are able to work 2/3 cheaper. Like, 100k USD/year vs 100k PLN/year (100k PLN = ~31k USD).
jkaykin 1 day ago 1 reply      
Yes, it is possible. Many people do it.
bonsai 1 day ago 0 replies      
Ask HN: What does the NSA leaks mean for a start up releasing an app?
6 points by SatyajitSarangi  2 days ago   3 comments top 3
BrentRitterbeck 2 days ago 0 replies      
Don't create the app to begin with. If you want to create a company, pick one of many problems that don't require your users to hand over their data to you.
atesti 2 days ago 0 replies      
Why not make an app or desktop application which works completely offline and sell it for money like we did when we were young?
cdvonstinkpot 2 days ago 0 replies      
Strong privacy policy is all I can think of, something along the lines of a statement saying you'll close shop before you implement a siphon for the government.
Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (June 2013)
108 points by whoishiring  10 days ago   157 comments top 94
rachelbythebay 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area - Remote OK, travel negotiable

The web is shiny. The stuff which keeps the web running is unglamorous plumbing. I'm a plumber. If you have some weird hardware which needs a driver, I can do that. If you're a company which has a big code depot and needs a better way to build it, I'll make a better build tool. You might have a greenhouse full of bar-coded experiments and need some way to track all of those data points. Yep, me again.


Examples of things I've created:

http://scanner.rachelbythebay.com/ - Software Defined Radio used to monitor an entire trunked system in parallel, with over 1 million calls logged and randomly accessible. Includes bonus "social layer" where people can tag interesting calls to make them easier for others to find quickly.

http://rachelbythebay.com/bb/ - C++ depot build tool. Why specify dependencies twice? #include should be all you need. Can you build a large project without writing rules in some build language (Makefile and friends)? I can. Can you add new files to your depot without having to go back to that build language to teach it about them? Yep, I can do that too.

https://github.com/rachelbythebay/protolog - Tired of parsing Apache logs in ASCII? Keep them in a strong binary format and your life gets much easier.

http://fred.rachelbythebay.com/ - I got tired of Google Reader way back in 2011 and wrote a replacement which just works and stays out of my way. Now, when they pull the plug in July, I'll be ready.

https://rachelbythebay.com/edu/ - Streaming high-bitrate video just to be able to read someone's "screencast" is just painful. Text should be text. I use that philosophy to provide lessons for those looking to build things with C++.

I also slice through weird "it doesn't work" problems, sometimes for things I've never even seen before. Got some legacy system which doesn't want to play nice any more? Shoot me a message: https://rachelbythebay.com/contact/

Udo 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK / remote or local engagements throughout Europe.

I'm specializing in

1) scalability consulting, refactoring, and bug hunting

2) web app prototypes, MVPs, and proof-of-concepts

Languages: PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Delphi, Java, C

Environments: LAMP stack, NginX, Node.js, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD

Web Tech: HTML5, CSS, jQuery, MySQL, JSON message passing, WebSockets, WebGL, mobile web development

My current pet project is a toy programming language called np: http://np-lang.org/

Random facts:

  - started my career at an advertising agency  - ran a web startup for a couple of years  - have a background in bio-medical research  - I love the web :)
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My profile: http://udos.name or contact me at udo.schroeter@gmail.com

iheartmemcache 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Boston | Washington D.C. local. Willing to travel.

You have a vision, a plan, or a project that needs to get done. You want someone who gets it. You need someone who gets it. Someone who won't waste your time. Someone who can talk to you, understand where you're coming from, and execute. We are willing to do that for you. To go that distance for you. Why? Because we understand what it's like to run a business. Big or small.

If you would like to talk about what we can do for you, then drop us a line at anna@amplete.com. I promise that you won't be disappointed.


Django, Twisted, Flask, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, ASP.NET MVC 3 (Yeah, we know, but it was a Fortune 500 company) , BackBone.js, Node.js, and Ember.js

Bootstrap, Less.js, JQuery, Skeleton, Foundation, Cappuccino, Knockout, and Spine

    Mobile Development
We have worked with iOS, Android, and Win Phone 8, developing 4 to 5 star applications that have 1 to 5 million downloads.

-> Re-designed a front-end as well as a back-end for a property management entity that has ~3 billion in assets.

-> Re-worked a ticket-reselling site that does $150MM in revenue in Rails (again front-end and back-end)

-> Developed an Android and iOS application that has ~4.5 stars and more than 5 million downloads combined for a start-up that had an idea but no technical staff at hand.

-> Developed an iOS Daily Deals app, again for someone who had an idea but no technical staff at hand. This app was acquired by a Chinese company for their locals for the low 8 figures.

If you have an idea, we usually can take it from storyboard to implementation for < 100k.

mvid 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area, Remote OK, Travel Negotiable

I'm an ex-startup Software Engineer. Full stack, with a focus on backend systems. I was a core team member for http://getaround.com and http://wakemate.com. Heavily experienced in consumer products, collaborative consumption and quantified self.

  {Python: [Django, Flask, Bottle]}  '(Clojure Compojure)
Google App Engine, Heroku, Redis, Mongo, Mysql, Postgres.

I wrote After Credits, a popular free Foursquare plugin with ~30,000 users:http://engineering.foursquare.com/2012/08/16/checking-in-at-...

I also have experience with Facebook, Zendesk, Twilio, Braintree and Stripe.

https://github.com/mvid | http://www.linkedin.com/in/mvidutis

And feel free to contact me: m @ facelessmegacorp dot com

theoj 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - NYC or remote.

I am a software engineer who focuses on Android development. Within the last 2 years, I have worked on projects for for small and large startups, as well as for brands such as AT&T, Anheuser Busch and Victoria Secret. Within that period I have completed over seven apps and two mobile SDKs. I am deeply passionate about mobile development and creating top-notch experiences.

What can I do for you? Here are some things I specialize in:

* iOS to Android Ports. Do you have an iOS app that you want to port to Android? I can take the existing iOS experience, modify it to conform to Android standards and deliver a polished high-quality Android app. I have done this successfully for multiple clients such Gving and Snapr (see my portfolio below [1]).

* Web Apps. Do you have a mobile site that you want to convert to an app? I can package the mobile web content and create a mobile app using a standard solution like PhoneGap or a custom web wrapper. For more advanced projects I can create a hybrid app that combines the best of the web and native worlds to fully access all the capabilities of the mobile device. Some sample projects in this category include JackThreads and Snapr (see my portfolio below [1]).

* App Rescue and App Optimization. Do you have an Android app that isn't quite working? Perhaps it crashes, it's slow or has other problems? I can perform a complete analysis, diagnose the issues and quickly fix them. For a sample project in this category see Loc8te in my portfolio below [1].

* SDKs. Do you have some awesome stuff that you want everyone to use in their own apps? I can put together a feature rich SDK that lets other developers easily access your app's functionality / services. I have done this for Snapr and Loc8te (see my portfolio below [1]).

Feel free to get in touch. My portfolio and email are listed below.

[1] http://bricolsoftconsulting.com/category/portfolio/

[2] theo-AT-bricolsoftconsulting-DOT-com

twp 10 days ago 0 replies      

Experienced WebGL/OpenGL developer wanted for open source mapping project

The OpenLayers 3 open source web mapping project [1] is looking for experience WebGL developer for a short term contract to implement key features and to ensure that the project follows WebGL best practices.

Your responsibilities:- implement the core renderer of styled 2D geospatial vector data (e.g. to render KML [2] and SLD [3]) in WebGL (JavaScript & GLSL)- contribute to architecture design decisions- ensure that the project follows WebGL best practices

Contract:- duration: initially 2-3 months part time, starting as soon as possible- location: remote, but availability during European working hours is desirable

Your profile:- must: experienced WebGL or OpenGL developer- strongly desired: strong JavaScript skills, but skill in similar languages is OK- bonus: experience working with geospatial data

To apply, and for more information:- contact tom.payne@camptocamp.com- include a link to your GitHub profile, or a CV and an example of your code if you do not have a GitHub profile

More information about the project and the position:OpenLayers 3 is the next generation of open source mapping library. Its equivalent to the JavaScript client part of Google Maps, but supports a much wider range of geospatial data sources and different map projections. The project includes three back-end renderers: WebGL (for advanced functionality), Canvas (when WebGL is not available) and DOM (for very old browsers). WebGL offers many exciting possibilities for the visualization of geospatial data, notably client-side rendering of large quantities of data, and richer interaction and analysis. For this position, you will be writing WebGL code (JavaScript & GLSL) for 2D rendering of styled geospatial vector data. In the near future we plan to add 3D terrain support, and integration with Cesium [4] for virtual globe support is ongoing.

[1] http://ol3js.org/[2] https://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/kmlreference...[3] http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/styling/sld-cookboo...[4] http://cesium.agi.com/

rmoriz 10 days ago 1 reply      
SEEKING WORK Remote, Germany or world-wide (if you pay travel expenses + organize work permit)

I'm currently looking for a challenging RubyMotion iOS or OSX freelance project.

   Experiences:   7 years Ruby (Rails, Sinatra, DevOps (Chef, Puppet), Adhearsion, RubyMotion)   10+ yeas PHP   10+ years Perl   JavaScript (Ember JS, Backbone, node)   Infra-Coding/Virtualization   basics: Objective-C, Python
github: https://github.com/rmoriz

profile: https://roland.io/

reinhardt 10 days ago 1 reply      
For those SEEKING WORK, especially remote, are you getting (serious) inquiries from HN?
mootothemax 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or travel around Europe fine. Native British developer based in Warsaw, Poland.

Back-end and front-end jack-of-all-trades, concentrating on PHP/C#/MySQL, experienced with Apache/Nginx/IIS, and general Linux admin.

A few sample projects I work on in my spare time, using PHP/Kohana/MySQL/jQuery:

http://track-chat.com also uses Erlang, but I am by no means an expert!)



I'm very good at finding solutions to complex problems, enjoy rescuing projects in trouble, and like working with technology in general.

I always enjoy chatting about projects, whether they're in the planning stages or just need a bit of help.

You can get in touch with me at tom@tbbpolska.com

welldan97 1 day ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK / remote or relocation pretty much to anywhere

I am Full Stack Web Developer: Ruby on Rails, Coffeescript, SASS, Compass, Backbone.js

I do open source and I have two pretty much successful projects:


You can have a look at my CV here:http://careers.stackoverflow.com/welldan97


cynicalkane 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, remote or shorter on-site gigs. I'm based in Minneapolis.

I like solving hard problems. The point of computers is making life as a human easier, and my favorite thing is taking something complicated and difficult and making it simple, working, intuitive, powerful.

In the past I worked for a Big Finance Company, wrangling Enterprise Java and big databases, making complicated business rules tractable with domain-specific languages, and turning systems into performant and consistent versions of their former selves. I know a few different languages but am best with Java and Clojure.

Here's my current pet project, a context-free grammar parser with an intuitive front-end: https://github.com/eightnotrump/clearley


sidmitra 10 days ago 1 reply      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Freelance Python/Django/jQuery, with extensive experience building e-commerce marketplaces. I have a research background, data analysis, playing around with NLP right now. I run a django dev shop, currently taking gigs for it. Here's my portfolio:

* http://www.cloudshuffle.com/

* http://www.sidmitra.com/portfolio.html

Contact details in my profile or the link above. Here're some examples from my portfolio:

* http://turbotaxcpaselect.intuit.com - Turbotax CPA Select, to help select accountants.

* http://www.ecomarket.com - An online marketplace for ethical and eco friendly products.

* http://www.teaspiller.com - An online marketplace for tax experts. [Recently acquired by Intuit]

* http://www.knowyourbank.com

* http://www.garnishbar.com - social network, to share mixed drink recipes

* http://www.fertilityplanit.com, built their self serve ad network + billing and payments.

* http://www.turlytag.com - an app to connect owners with people who found their lost items.

* http://www.fratmusic.com - an online radio streaming app serving over 1.3 million uniques a month.

* http://loudfarm.com - A music event site.

* Wisekangaroo: https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/10832416/1/Cloudshuffle/Web-.... - Find a tutor. Working on relaunch in a new avatar* http://www.hypedsound.com/ - a music sharing platform, working on V2 right now. and many more

revorad 10 days ago 0 replies      
Hey everyone, I'm starting a weekly newsletter for freelancers. It will be a weekly roundup of useful articles, resources and job postings for freelance programmers. I'll personally curate it, so you can be assured the quality is high (see my profile and HN history to be sure).

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almost 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Brighton, UK. London, UK. Remote.

Freelance developer based in the Brighton in the UK. I can travel to London but I usually prefer to work remotely.

I love working on MVPs and prototypes. I'd love to help youturn your idea into reality.

I work in a range of languages but I usually choose Python when I havea choice. I also do a lot of work in JavaScript. I have a range ofskills from web development to computer vision. I can help with RichJavaScript Applications and RESTful API design (see a talk I gave onthe subjects here[1]). I've been enjoying AngularJS recently, it makessome things very easy and is a nice contrast with Backbone.JS (which Ialso still use for other things).

A very non-exhaustive list of technologies I have built real things with (and enjoyed): Python, JavaScript, Django, Node.JS, Backbone.JS, AngularJS, OpenCV.

Some samples of my code:

- An open source JavaScript library I wrote: https://github.com/dharmafly/jsonpatch.js

- The Amazon Glacier support I contributed to Boto (popular Python library): https://github.com/almost/boto/tree/glacier/boto/glacier

Please do get in touch!

Web: http://almostobsolete.net/

Github: https://github.com/almost

Email: tom@almostobsolete.net

Phone: +44 (0) 7951261227

[1] http://asyncjs.com/hypermedia/

mbesto 4 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - London, remote desirable

I run a small web dev shop and a startup. I need a "dedicated" freelancer. Meaning, someone I can partner with to get my client's work done. I have a lot of business, but my current resource is very limited.



I'm looking for a remote freelancer with the following skills:

- Graphic Design

- UX/UI Capabilities

- HTML/CSS/JS (i.e. take PSD to code)

I'm looking for someone I can trust to send work to. Most of my clients are UK/US based in large cities, which means rates are good. Communication is key. Contact me at mbesto AT gmail.com . Please send portfolio of work and github profile (if you have one)

justinlloyd 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Expert mobile and full-stack executive-level software developer with 35 years of experience shipping more than $800M+ worth of video game products, casino gaming, desktop applications and successful commercial websites on 26 different platforms. Huge amounts of start-up and start-up growth experience.

Bay area or Los Angeles. Short or long-term consulting contracts or even FTE for the right price. Remote OK, travel negotiable.

I design and develop video games, mobile applications, desktop applications and build impressively successful eCommerce websites. I've founded six start-ups, worked for six more. Also done the BigCorp stuff (SONY, Activision, etc)

10+ high-end, big budget mobile apps & games launched. 20+ websites built and deployed. 50+ video games published. 50+ casino games installed. 100+ social casino games launched.

I've architected and developed the software for successful ecommerce websites, embedded firmware for printers, drivers for graphics cards and co-processor boards, AAA big-budget games on video game consoles and PC, AAA big-budget games on mobile, small budget games on mobile, in-browser games for a social casual casino, massively multiplayer online games, desktop applications, casino gaming machines, robotics, machine vision systems and hardware interfacing.

I have worked as a lone wolf developer and architect, handled the project management of multi-million dollar software projects and lead cross-functional teams of 100+ people.

.NET/C# since 2001. C++ since 1990s. C since 1980s. Ruby on Rails. Python. Node.js. JavaScript. PHP. CoffeeScript. Groovy. Less. PHP. More languages and SDKs and platforms than you can shake a stick at.

Rate: $5,000/week for remote consulting. $6,000/week on-site consulting. $negotiable/week for FTE (authorized to work in US and Europe)

Check this link http://www.imf.la/ for my C.V. and list of projects I have shipped. Or check my LinkedIn profile http://linkedin.com/in/justinlloyd

I can design, architect, build, engineer and deliver your game, app or website * Guaranteed *

I can build your entirely new start-up from the ground up and * hire all the engineers you want *

Developer Profile: http://imf.la/

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/justinlloyd

Software Development: http://otakunozoku.com

Open Source Development: http://bitbucket.org/justinlloyd 16 projects as sole developer, another half-dozen more as co-developer/contributor)

Personal Development: http://justinlloyd.org

The last game: http://www.otakunozoku.com/lucky-ace-slotsthe-one-that-went-...

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id615885676

On Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.AsylumLabs...

The next next game (in beta): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.AsylumLabs...

Mobile: 213-268-3210

josh_nyc 10 days ago 0 replies      

I'm looking for a talented, self-managing back-end PHP developer who has experience with the Lithium PHP framework. Communication skills and fast learning are a must.

Our site is a fast-growing pet product discount site with thousands of active members and real revenue every day. We've built the site solidly and with growth in mind, and now it's time to make that growth happen and I need more dev resources!

Tech stack on this project is Lithium on PHP 5.4, MySQL, Apache, on EC2 with ELB, etc. We are open to embracing additional AWS (and other) solutions as we scale up.

I'm a back-end developer myself, and our small team has a terrific designer/front-ender and another back-ender. Compensation can be hourly or by monthly retainer, and there will be performance-based bonuses as we hit deadlines and deliver terrific features.

Please shoot me an email at joshchurgin at g mail dot com if this interests you. Looking forward to hearing from you!

random42 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Bangalore or Remote

Over 5 years of experience in product startups with Full stack skills learning towards backend.

(Major) Skills: Python,Django,ML/NLP/Analytics,Hadoop,Cassandra,Postgres/MySQL, Google Analytics, EC2, S3

I specialize in,

    * Backend/Python development    * Devops on Linux servers/EC2    * NLP/ML/Data Science Consulting - Sentiment Analysis, NER, Classification,Clustering,Statistical modelling    * Big Data consulting - Hadoop, Cassandra    * Server side/DB performance optimizations & design to scale.    
Find out more at

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mohitranka

Github: http://www.github.com/mohitranka


Email: mohitranka@gmail.com :)

scrrr 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or based in Germany

Focus on Ruby (Rails), Objective-C (iOS) and related technologies, including UI/UX, SEO. Quality work, no b.s. I can help you find a skilled developer if I am not available to do the job myself. - lukas.zielinski@gmail.com - http://www.lukaszielinski.de/index_en.html

segmondy 1 day ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote anywherePHP/C/Python/Ruby/Java or pretty much any languageI enjoy backend workStrong Unix skills
edanm 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Israel, mostly do remote work

Hi Everyone! I'm the CEO of Purple Bit (http://purplebit.com).

Purple Bit is a full-stack Dev Shop that builds Web and Mobile Applications. We've built several large scale projects, including http://fitblok.com which recently launched in the American market.

Purple Bit specialises in Python/Django and Web Apps built on modern frameworks like Angular.js and Bootstrap. Purple Bit is composed solely of Israeli developers, sourced from the Elite Technological Army units that power Israeli Startups, the second-largest startup scene after the United States.

We've worked with interesting technologies like video streaming, and are fluent in Heroku/AWS/scaling Python apps.

Portfolio: www.purplebit.com.

My personal LinkedIn: http://il.linkedin.com/in/edanmaor

Email: edan@purplebit.com

Feel free to contact me directly for any job proposals or any random questions. I love to talk to any HN'er.

hasenj 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, Calgary, AB, Canada. Remote.

Are you building a web-based product? Perhaps adding new features to an existing product? You're probably a hustler. You know what you're doing: you have a vision and you have a plan. Maybe you already have a team, but there's just so much to do and not enough time to do it.

This is where I come in.

I'm full stack web developer who loves working with small agile teams (of designers & developers), taking care of all technical details, across the entire stack, to make things work.

I'm a generalist polyglot programmer. I have experience with both front-end and back-end. I can take care of any aspect of development: be it designing a data model for the server side, tweaking css on the front end, or hacking javascript to make that rich UI. I can integrate all the pieces together to produce the desired result and make it work nicely.

I'm the kind of developer you'll enjoy working with. I'm passionate about teaching and learning. I care about what I do and will strive to make sure it is done well. I have a relaxed friendly demeanor and I enjoy working with others. I'm open to feedback and always looking for ways to improve myself and my work.

Get in touch with me via email: hasan.aljudy@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you about what you're building and I'm happy to have a nice long conversation to see how I can help.


You can see some examples of my work on my site. If you contact me via email I will show you another cool project I'm currently working on that's still in alpha stage and so I haven't put up a link to it yet.

frankacter 10 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Freelancer (Android Development). Taiwan, remote welcomed.

We are a media production company with web, mobile, tv and magazine properties. We are seeking a freelancer to help us design and develop a new Android application. This application will display content originating from WordPress as well as displaying related images and videos from 3rd party sources (Facebook images, YouTube videos). It is important that the application load quickly and cache content for offline usage. We prioritize minimalism, speed and ease of use over features.

Interested, Great! Questions, Sure! You can email me directly @ frank [at] actercompany [dot] com To help make sure I see your email, please help me out by:

1.Including [HN-ANDROID] in the subject line of your email <- this will ensure it makes it to the right place!

2. Include any experience relevant to this project. Links to blog, portfolio, previous projects, git, linkedin,etc will be helpful.

I respect your time and am thankful for all inquiries. Ill return the favor by making sure that everyone that does the above gets a response.

luckystrike 10 days ago 0 replies      

I have been shipping software for more than 10 years now and started freelancing a while back after my stint as a single founder. One of my first clients was a HN member for whom I did remote contract work for almost a couple of months.

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.)

My last consulting assignment was related to conversion optimization(s) and driving growth for a startup in the education domain. I am up for any work that is challenging & stimulating. I'd prefer to pick up a long term remote work contract.

References from previous clients are available on request.

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!

mryan 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, Amsterdam, London

Syadmin as a Service

Do you want the best when it comes to scaling, resilience and reliability, but don't have a full-time Ops person on the team? Why not rent one?

I work with startups and web agencies to help them spend less time worrying about technical problems, and more time growing their business.

How can I help you?- Expert sysadmin services, on tap- Infrastructure design and implementation- Server maintenance and optimisation (performance and cost)- Quickly get up and running with tools like Puppet

About Me

I'm writing a book on AWS System Administration that will be published by O'Reilly later this year.

Here's an AWS case study for an infrastructure I built: http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/fashiolista/

In August I'll be at Puppet Conf speaking about how to get the most of out AWS and Puppet.

If you think these services could help your business grow, let's talk. mike@fadedink.co.uk

GvS 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK Remote or Europe

I'm currently looking for work as full stack Python/Django developer. I have successfully completed jobs from HN before.

I also have experience with Node.js, Tornado, Pyramid, C++ (OpenGL and Qt) and Java. For my personal projects I use linux, nginx, postgresql, memcached, mercurial, jQuery (with UI and mobile) and twitter bootstrap, but I'm also familiar with apache, mysql, mongodb, hbase, git, backbone.js and many other.

I've started my own consulting company last year and I've been working on contracts from HN or oDesk since then:




E-mail: tomaszjama at gmail

geuis 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco. Remote and onsite ok

I run jsonip.com and am the author of Helium css, https://github.com/geuis/helium-css.

I've written a lot of javascript for a range of devices, including the Google TV, mobile devices, server apps with node.js, and tons on good old regular sites.

I've got a super strong frontend background too. There's not really anything with html && css that I can't do.

Languages: Javascript, Python, php, (css and html if you count those as languages)

Github: https://github.com/geuis

johnnyg 9 days ago 0 replies      

Long term contract work. $29/hr. 90 hour 2 week cap. Paypal/Wire.

Support a family of CPAP websites including CPAP.com, CPAPtalk.com and CPAPDropShip.com.

PHP/MySQL/jQuery/RabbitMQ/Asterisk. GM is a coder and manages the team.

Several HNers already remote with us. I'm happy to put you in touch with them to get a feel for our company and the work ahead of starting.

Contact to schedule fizzbuzz: johnny.goodman@cpap.com

ojiikun 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote with possibility of occasional facetime in Seattle | current availability: 10 hours/week, up to 20 when current contract finishes

Android apps, (Java|perl|ruby) backends, massively distributed systems, high availability, functional testing and penetration testing, all AWS services, CSS, automation, and high-performance SaS. No rails, no js, no iOS, no python.

{ojiikun at gmail} {ojiikun on github}

plam 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote for companies on US times; local in London negotiable

Data consulting to make the most out of your data.

I am a full-time data scientist actively involved in the big data scene in London and is a core committer on an open source MapReduce tool called Cascalog written in Clojure.

I have delivered projects such as i) extracting features from our customer event data on Hadoop into Neo4J to drive a graph-based recommendation system to increase cross-selling, and ii) replaced our SQL servers data warehouse to one on Hadoop and Amazon Redshift to make messy data usable for the rest of the company.

See my blog and talks at http://www.quantisan.com

If you want to figure out what you can do with your data to grow your business, drop me an email at paul@quantisan.com

pazimzadeh 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Baltimore

UI/UX designer for mobile and web.

Over the past two years, I have been designing pixel-perfect interfaces for iOS, Android, and web for a company that I cofounded. I pride myself on my ability to communicate design flows with engineers and to iterate rapidly in order to achieve quality. In previous positions, I have communicated designs to engineers and scientists within and across time zones.

As a recent college graduate in Biology, I am interested in what makes interfaces easy to use, biologically speaking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processing_fluency).

Some of my favorite designed products are:

* kaleidoscopeapp.com

* realmacsoftware.com

* squareup.com

* panic.com

* path.com

* sparrowmailapp.com

* 37signals.com

* reederapp.com/mac

* trello.com

Portfolio: http://pazimzadeh.com

Contact Philippe: pazimzadeh @ gmail

bmac27 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, NYC or northern New JerseyExperienced SEO strategist with 5+ years experience on both the agency-side and in-house, as well as with my own web properties (ran a profitable, full-time content business from 2006 to 2008). Worked with everyone from Fortune 500 clients to small biz.On & off-page optimization, site architecture consultation, link building (white hat only, no spammy bullshit, no outsourcing), search reputation management, rank reporting, competitive/gap analyses and basically anything encompassing SEO or inbound marketing.LinkedIn is here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/blairmacgregorResume available upon request. blair.macgregor@gmail.com
kingofspain 10 days ago 0 replies      

Design & development! Mobile & web! With gusto!

* PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript in general

* iOS & Android (with Titanium but have used Phonegap in the past)

* Codeigniter, AngularJS, Titanium mobile dev for more specific recent stuff

* SEO, UX to various extents

* General design, PSD-to-HTML and whatnot

* Happy with git or mercurial

Just starting to put together a proper portfolio but you can see a bit of WIP on an iPhone app I've designed/developing here:


My somewhat ageing site:


I'm UK based though discounts available if you'd prefer to fly me out to somewhere nice (hmm!)

soneca 10 days ago 0 replies      


Windows Azure


We are a very small, very early stage startup improving some features on our product, a private social network.Great experience in MVC and Azure is necessary.

There are two jobs:

I) Create the feature of event notification inside the site and the related email notifications service (the basic in any social network) using Azure and Sendgrid.

II) Reformulate the whole UI of the site. Great experience in MVC front-end is necessary. All the design is already created, the job is just reposition everything

Contact on my info

goshakkk 10 days ago 0 replies      

I am an application developer with primary focus on web application development. I'm strongly passionate about web standards and creating amazing experiences.

I love working on prototypes & MVPs. I'd really like to turn your business idea into reality.

Let's talk keywords: Ruby, Rails, MongoDB, Redis, HTML5, CSS3, Ember.js, Handlebars, jQuery, Node.js, CoffeeScript, WebSockets, Clojure, Heroku, Stripe.

Web: http://goshakkk.name

GitHub: http://github.com/goshakkk

Email: me@goshakkk.name

rglover 10 days ago 0 replies      

User interface designer and front-end developer. Looking to work with people who need to take an idea and turn it into something tangible. Best suited working with small groups, startups (serious only, please), and creative agencies. I work well with people who "get" the importance of design but can't quite pin down how to apply it to their work.

Fluent in HTML/CSS. Pretty good with Javascript. All work is delivered in the browser, ready to implement (no Photoshop). Comfortable integrating into Rails and Django.

Recently working with Meteor (real-time javascript framework) and comfortable building basic applications (e.g. CRUD) with it.


Recent Work:http://themansion.churchilldowns.com (responsible for full visual design and front-end implementation).

Sound like your guy? Let's talk: ryan@wellroundedgent.com.

frankacter 10 days ago 1 reply      
Seeking Freelancer (Facebook and Google Analytic APIs). Taiwan, remote welcomed.

We are a media production company with web, mobile, tv and magazine properties. We are seeking a freelancer to help us build extend our internal analytics. This will include regular polling to 3rd party APIs to aggregate data (Facebook API, Google Analytic API) , a backend dashboard with actionable alerts and a public facing leaderboard.Experience with the Facebook and Google Analytic API a plus as is any experience building out analytic, stock tracking or sport stat tracking sites.

Interested, Great! Questions, Sure! You can email me directly @ frank [at] actercompany [dot] com To help make sure I see your email, please help me out by:

1.Including [HN-ANALYTICS] in the subject line of your email <- this will ensure it makes it to the right place!

2. Include any experience relevant to this project. Links to blog, portfolio, previous projects, git, linkedin,etc will be helpful.

I respect your time and am thankful for all inquiries. Ill return the favor by making sure that everyone that does the above gets a response.

caw 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Austin or Remote

Linux sysadmin, with experience in high performance computing (HPC) and batch administration

Every hour you spend doing monotonous and repetitive tasks is one that could be spent doing something else. If a computer can do it, why not automate it? If there's people involved, let's get it down to the bare minimum.

Recent things I've done:

* Optimized application to reduce task turnaround time by 40%

* Matched specialized application to better hardware to reduce completion time by over 30%

* Streamlined a process from 1 month of effort, to 2 weeks, to 1 day

* Enabled user self-service configuration of tool that previously required support requests

I primarily write Perl and Ruby [on Rails], though if you have particular requirements I'm flexible. I fully understand the desire to have a minimum set of languages in your environment.

Just to be up front, this is a nights & weekends thing for me for the time being.

dangoldin 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or NYC. Willing to travel.

I'm looking for something around 1-3 days/week since my startup's taking longer to generate revenue than I thought (such is the life).

My background is in quantitative development but for the past 18 months I've been developing pretty much full stack using Python/R/Django/Flask/jQuery/MySQL/MongoDB/AWS to build Pressi (http://getpressi.com/dan) and Makers Alley (https://makersalley.com/). I've recently been getting up to speed on the JS side of things (Node.js/AngularJS/EmberJS) but am definitely as productive with them as I am with Python. Forgot to mention that I've also done a ton of work with the various social media APIs.

I blog at http://dangoldin.com/ and also have a bunch of other projects on there for anyone interested.

I know I'm not the best coder from a best practices standpoint but I pride on getting things out quickly (which is cheaper!) and iterating on them when needed. My strength is on the prototyping side rather than building and maintaining long term projects.

Also - I enjoy just meeting and chatting with people so if you're interested in getting coffee or a beer let me know - dangoldin gmail.

zalew 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote, travel possible.

Experienced freelancer from Warsaw, Poland. Can consult, advise, lead the project, code.

Python, PostgreSQL, Django, Flask, Bottle, SQLAlchemy, geoindexing, TDD, JS/Coffee, Jquery, CSS frameworks, mobile/responsive sites, Linux, and more.

resume/folio: http://work.zalew.net/

ammmir 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco Bay Area, CA or REMOTE, TRAVEL OK

I help companies build web, mobile, and desktop apps, SDKs, and APIs. I work with node.js and Objective-C (OS X, iOS backend), but languages are just tools: in the past month I've also been doing client work in Ruby on Rails, C#/.NET, and working on my own product in Elixir (Erlang).

Looking for interesting short and long-term projects. Available in July.

http://amirmalik.net | https://github.com/ammmir | email: amir at pilvy dot com

kleinsch 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area - Remote or Local - Long or Short Term Projects

I'm a full-stack Java and Rails developer as well as a published mobile app developer.

Web/Back-End Development - An expert in Java and Rails environments. Comfortable with web development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Significant JavaScript experience, including client-side MV* with Backbone.js and Ember.js as well as back-end Javascript with Node.js.

Mobile Development - Have deployed multiple apps across iOS and Android platforms for phones and tablets. Experienced in both native (iOS, Android) and cross-platform HTML (Sencha Touch, JQuery Mobile) development.




Mc_Big_G 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco Bay Area / Remote

Full-stack web dev specializing in Ember.js and Ruby on Rails. Available after July 12th. $135/hr


Portfolio: http://www.mcgintech.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattmcginnisinsanfrancisco

Sample rails work: http://www.github.com/mattmcginnis/mcfolio

email: hn@mcgintech.com

phone: 415.857.3347

Matt McGinnis

dhaivatpandya 10 days ago 0 replies      

I do mostly backend work as well as Javascript/jQuery.

Work with: Ruby/Rails, Python, C, Javascript

Portfolio: http://www.dpandya.com/ (must put in the "www" - having troubles w/ domain registrar)

I've won several awards for CS research and engineering - from ACM, Intel, CERN, etc.

Email: dhaivatpandya@gmail.com

canadiancreed 10 days ago 0 replies      

I am a web application developer with a full understanding of taking projects from idea to reality, and the full technology stack needed to make such an application come to life.

Languages I use: PHP, Java, Perl, JavaScriptEnvironments I've worked in: LAMP, Windows, Linux, BSD, VAXDatabases I've stored data in: MySQL, MSSQL, PostgresFrameworks I've used: Zend, jQuery, Struts, Spring

Most professional experience is in the back end web development realm, with some "moonlighting" with desktop and mobile application development

Preference given for long term projects.

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiancreed

If my skillset would be useful to your project or needs, please contact me at creedis at gmail dot com

fallenhitokiri 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Germany

I am running a two man web, print and iOS agency (me coding, my partner moving pixels). We are located in Heidelberg and Leipzig / Germany.

I have been a freelancer for 10 years. I prefer Django and Python but I also have shipped projects with Ruby (Sinatra, RoR), C++ and PHP (Wordpress). Server administration was and still is part of my daily life as writing solid, test covered code and doing the usual frontend work.

My partner studies printing technologies and joined me after finishing her apprenticeship as digital media designer, as one of the three best graduates in her year. Her daily work includes designing logos and brands (business cards, catalogs,...) and making the things I build pretty.

We typically work with freelancers and small businesses but also realized big projects for international clients.

If you are interested in working with us - or one of us - you can send us an email at info@blazeit.de

jmadsen 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote - Any timezone, Australia/NZ/Japan/Taiwan best

Specialize in LAMP web applications & database schema, happy to work as a solo developer or lend a hand to a team. A recognized face in the CodeIgniter community.


(php) CodeIgniter, Laravel, SlimPhp, AuraPhp

(database) Mysql, MongoDB

(javascript) Angular.js, Jquery

(design) Css & Html just fine, but not a designer

Contact me at jrmadsen67 -at- gmail -dot- com, or visit my website at http://codebyjeff.com

jmspring 10 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work - location remote (bay area for now, Europe longer term ) I'm a fullstack engineer strongest on backend, scaling, security, and web services. Language neutral - most recent projects include python, php, c++, java and JavaScript/nodejs. Platform - server (Linux, FreeBSD, AWS), desktop (OSX, windows), mobile. Good ops experience as well. Versed in agile/scrum.

I've been an early engineer at a number of startups over the years - from cloud storage to photo sharing to consumer devices.

cagataycouk 3 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote or Istanbul

Full Stack Web Software Engineering primarily focused on backend development

Python/Django, Node, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript/CoffeeScript

C, C++, Go



mobweb 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER | Magento Dev | Switzerland or remote

I run a small web consulting agency that specializes in e-commerce. We mostly work with Magento and from time to time are just too swamped so we are looking for a skilled freelancer that knows the platform and would be willing to take some work of our hands. We are looking for a long-term partnership with varying workload. The tasks are strictly development related, no design skill necessary. The only requirements are long-term availability, understanding of GIT and clear communication.

Please email magento-dev@mobweb.ch and also include your Skype ID so we can chat directly. Also reference HN somehow so I can see that your email isn't recruiter spam. :)

znq 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK: Remote (we're a distributed team of high quality mobile & backend engineers)


We are Mobile Jazz, a collective of excellent engineers and designers with a strong focus on everything mobile and beyond. We're doing Android since the first 1.0 release in 2008 and iOS since 2009. Additionally we've a ton of experience in backend development (Go, Java & Scala) and web frontend development (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript).

Check us out here: http://mobilejazz.cat

If you've any questions please get in touch with me via stefan@mobilejazz.cat - happy to answer any questions :-)

PS: We've worked successfully with other HN members before.

willholloway 10 days ago 0 replies      

I'm friendly and easy to work with and specialize in building scalable cross-platform apps that generate more money than they cost.

Call 860-908-1121 for a free consultation.

- Will Holloway


kushti 10 days ago 0 replies      

Java(8 years), Scala(1 year), Groovy(2 years) (learning Clojure & Haskell now)

Web Frameworks: PlayFramework / Grails(previously Struts, but now forgotten)

Others: Akka/RabbitMQ Java client, Hadoop, Nutch, OpenNLP/Alchemy API, Reactive Mongo/Morphia, Hibernate/Anorm, JUnit/Specs2 etc.

DBs: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SOLR, RedisJavascript+JQuery

good knowledge of CS basis, design patterns

Main fields of interest: data gathering, data mining, crawling, NLP, web application development, (web-)software design

Free from the beginning of July. Just $30-40/hr

my blog/personal site: http://chepurnoy.orggithub: http://github.com/kushti/mail: kushtech [at] yahoo.com

lhnz 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - London, UK Area - Remote OK, Travel Negotiable

I'm a full-stack software engineer with a focus on backend systems. I have experience using Python, JavaScript, PHP, Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Flask, Django, etc.

https://github.com/sebinsua | http://www.linkedin.com/in/heyseb

Feel free to contact me@sebinsua.com

shahed 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Chicago/Remote/Willing to travel within U.S.

Having trouble finding a UI/UX designer that fits within your budget?

My name is Shahed Khan, a UI/UX designer and freelancer based in Chicago, IL. I've co-founded two start-ups and realize that bootstrapping is one of the hardest things of running a start-up. If you're looking to build out the first version of your product, but don't have a boat load of money lying around to pay a freelancer, that's where I come in. I've been freelancing for a few years as a visual UI/UX designer. I have experience taking projects from idea to a full design ready to send off to the developer to make it a reality.

What I can offer:

* UI/UX design

* Creative branding

* iOS designing

* Web designing

* Android designing

* Wordpress Theme designing

* Responsive design (RWD)

* Search Engine Optimization

Please do not hesitate to send me an email, I'm more than happy to chat about what it is you're looking to build. I've attached a link to my portfolio and LinkedIn profile.

Portfolio - http://dribbble.com/shahed (There are a few projects I have not uploaded on Dribbble yet, so please feel free to email me asking for some of my other WIP (work in process).

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/shahedkhan

lifeisstillgood 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - London, Kent, UK - remote ok

Python Developer, looking for challenging, deep work.

Based in Kent, UK, remote working to USA quite normal.

Past lives include CTO for financial research house,Leading rollouts at major ISP and plenty OSS work


msrpotus 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote but a plus if you are in or near NYC

I need a talented, independent front-end Ruby developer who has experience with Liquid Markup and/or SCSS to create sites for Democratic political campaigns using Nationbuilder.

You should be able to have the ability and desire to work relatively independently.

If you're interested or have questions, drop me a line at msrpotus @ gmail with your hourly or daily rate.

Kliment 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING (preferably open source hardware) WORK - Remote or area around Cologne, Germany

I do electronics, rapid prototyping, mechanical prototyping and firmware work, and occasional desktop software and drivers. Entire workflow from idea to manufactured product or any subset thereof. Significant contributions to the reprap project. Prefer open source work (closed source costs extra). Ask me anything at kliment@0xfb.com

timmm 7 days ago 0 replies      

Latest Projects // http://goo.gl/hgsiY // http://goo.gl/7Fsuh // http://goo.gl/bvXAq // http://goo.gl/zzHkI

Main skills: PHP, SMS Gateway, AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Git, MySQL, Youtube/Google API's, Android Applications, Design/TwitterBootstrap/Foundation, & more.

timothydmoody@gmail.com (Tim)

samuellevy 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote / Brisbane, Australia

PHP, python, MYSQL and JavaScript (jquery, extjs/sencha, raw JS).

I'm a freelancer who specializes in web development/dev ops. I don't just write code, I can design, deliver and maintain the full stack.

Email: sam+hn@samuellevy.com

Previous open source work: http://www.samuellevy.com/mico

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=57178348

Github: https://github.com/samlev

peng 10 days ago 0 replies      

Web interface designer from California. I work with companies around the world on visual design, application design and usability. I accept bitcoin.

HTML5 / CSS3 (Sass, Stylus, Less, Bootstrap) / JS / Photoshop

Portfolio: http://nylira.com

dmn001 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK: Based in UK (outside London), prefer remote.I am looking for web scraping projects, however I would also consider others which involve mathematics, machine learning, general hacking or Perl scripting and website building or testing. I have expertise in Perl, and basic knowledge of all the others: HTML, Javascript, Python, Matlab, Rails, C, iOS, databases.email: dmn001 ]at] gmail
zura 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, some onsite periods OK. Based in Georgia, Europe (UTC+4). During remote periods, 25-30 hr/week preferred. Long-term contract or employment.

Interested in projects involving:

C++, Rust, Prolog, Erlang, Haskell, Go

Games, AI; Systems programming; Complex desktop or server systems; wxWidgets, Qt; Mobile apps; Logic and functional programming; Interpreters/semantics

E-mail: zura.jobs@gmail.com

stcredzero 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area - Remote or Local

Have deployed multiple apps on iOS. Experienced at designing OO and concurrent systems. Apps currently in App Store:



Email in profile.

iandundas 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - native British freelance developer currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam. Seeking (presumably) remote work.

Here is my portfolio, I've been freelancing for 5 years: http://iandundas.co.uk/portfolio

Twitter: @id | Email: contact@[mydomain].co.uk

I'm an experienced iOS developer (using rubymotion of late, but traditionally using obj-c). I'm decent at Rails and strong at PHP (ZendFramework), so writing the app and the server-side backend to go with it is my bread and butter.

My last iOS app was written for Audi and was their new Mileage Tracker app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/audi-mileage-tracker/id53130...

And before that: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/predix/id638720699?mt=8

Also fluent in: mongodb, node.js, the LAMP stack, etc.

I can offer great rates because of my locale.


HadiAsiaie 10 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking work, remote only.I've a heck of background in algorithms, mathematics, AI and machine learning.I've been actively participating in programming competitions too.(And got several awards in them) This is my profile in topcoder: http://community.topcoder.com/tc?module=MemberProfile&cr...

Done interesting works in Machine learning,image processing and Natural language processing.(Too bad my website is not ready yet, but I can show the screenshots and talk about them!)

I also developed apps with app engine(using python) and ruby on rails.

The languages that I speak includes: Java, C++, C#, python, ruby,Javascript, Matlab,Lisp.

These two are my profiles in freelancer and elance:https://www.freelancer.com/u/HadiAsiaie.html


My email is : h.asiayfard at gmail dot com

prabhasp 6 days ago 1 reply      

We are a lab that makes awesome web and mobile software to solve problems in the developing world. Generally by creating better information systems. The point is to improve access to basic needs such as health, education, clean water, electricity.

We are hiring for a Senior Software Engineer and a Front End Engineer, both NYC based.See https://github.com/modilabs/jobs for more.

hjay 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Vancouver/Remote

Struggling to find a web developer who understands your business?

I am Jay Huang, a full stack web developer and consultant based in Vancouver, B.C. Having co-founded of 2 of the largest communities on the internet dedicated to Windows, Windows7Center.com and Windows8Center.com (2008~2011) I have experience taking projects from conception to a thriving business. This experience allows me to better understand your business and solve your most important problems.

What I can do for you:

* General technical consulting

* Web security consulting

* Frontend/backend Development (PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, etc)

* Wordpress themes and modifications

* Search Engine Optimization

* API development

* Responsive design (RWD)


Linkedin: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/huangjay

adam0101 7 days ago 0 replies      

Experienced iOS Developer

I've been developing on the iOS platform for 3 - 4 years working on my own projects and contract work. I have successfully built apps for individuals, small companies, and government contractors.

My specialties include client/server apps, image manipulation, tableview performance, facebook api, foursquare api, and multiple google apis.

I have successfully worked with local companies and remote teams, and am open to either for future projects.

You can see the details of my personal apps at www.remarkablepixels.com

brandonhsiao 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Irvine, CA - Remote Only


I'm Brandon Hsiao, a full-stack Python/web.py web developer. I prefer to work on entire projects, start-to-finish, rather than writing small portions or doing maintenance/update work.

resume: http://brandonhsiao.com/resume.htmlemail: bh@brandonhsiao.com


Frontend: I write cross-browser compatible HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (native, jQuery); backend: I hack web apps with Python (web.py) and SQL (PostgreSQL); fundamentals: I use Linux terminal, code with vim, and play sysadmin across the full stack.


Summer 2012 Freelance Programmer

wrote a package delivery (UPS, Fedex, etc.) tracking app wrote a localized forum (speak10.com) wrote a sitemap-generating script

Summer 2011 Programmer at Kyocera Tycom

wrote mobile app for manufacturing team

gidan 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Willing to travel.

I'm a web application engineer and independent programmer. I'm working as a developer because I like ideas behind websites and websites when they are simple, fast and easy to use. I'm self-taught and resourceful.

I'm a PHP and JS programmer, sometimes I also doing design or server administration. I know how to create a web-app from scratch and get it running on production. I'm confident to work in a team.


Symfony2, Doctrine2, Node.js, Mongodb, Twig, Behat

Backbone.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, Socket.io, UX, HTML5, CSS3, Jasmine

Mac, Git, Vim


webiste: http://jules.boussekeyt.org/hire.htmlemail: grdnlndn(at)gmail(dot)com

afiedler 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Washington, DC or Remote in the U.S.

I'm looking for a front-end web developer with experience building out single page Javascript applications for a 5 month project starting mid-August. You'd focus on front-end development in collaboration with a UI designer as well as a backend Rails developer who will be creating the required JSON API. Someone with some Angular.js experience would be ideal, but if you have a lot of experience with Backbone or Ember, that would work, too (we are not wedded to Angular).

We are all based in Washington, DC (so I would be great if you are here) but remote is OK. You must be authorized to work in the U.S.

If you are interested or would like more information, please email me at andy.fiedler@fiedlerconsulting.co. Please include a link to your profile, or a description of your experience/a resume.


nnnnnn 10 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work - San Francisco / Remote

Background: thoughtbot, ZURB, Coveo, Atlassian, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont McKenna College

Things I do: Back end dev, front end dev, Full stack dev, Design (I have a partner who designs)

My usual stack includes: Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, SASS, Heroku, Angular.js, Javascript, jQuery, Postgres, Photoshop, git, Ruby, ZURB Foundation, Responsive design

I can also do: Backbone.js, PSD to HTML, Bootstrap, Wordpress, PHP, MySQL

I've worked with over 25 clients in 4 countries and am always on the look out for interesting new projects. I won't belabor an explanation of my philosophy and experience on this thread, but please visit http://nealke.mp or email me if you are interested in learning more. You can contact me at me(at)nealke(.)mp

nantes 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or in-person (Austin, TX). We are looking to ramp up for the second half of 2013. We currently have bandwidth of 190-225 hours/month. We specialize in backend utilizing Django web development (web sites & web applications) and increasingly full-stack development.

We help non-technical founders get their ideas off the ground.

Email: theo@rebuiltbits.com

rezendi 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - NYC preferred, but remote possible

HappyFunCorp (http://happyfuncorp.com) - We're trying to find good developers, and we're also interested in designers and project managers.

We do web and app development for a panoply of clients ranging from Fortune 500 to brand-new startups: right now the distribution is roughly 50-50. Most frequently Android/iOS apps with a Rails-on-Heroku back end, but right now we're particularly looking for a couple of PHP/Drupal developers, and there's a fair amount of other variety too.

We prefer people with a reasonable amount of experience under their belt, but there are always exceptions. And we pay well.

If you're interested, email: jobs@happyfuncorp.com

edude03 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Toronto, Ontario (willing to relocate) or Remote

I'm a freelancing Full stack Engineer. I have experience in various fields ranging from networking to server configuration to web development to mobile development.I have a passion for the web and web technologies. I love NodeJS and Ember/AngularJS but most of my projects have been in Python (Flask) PHP (Lithium/Cake) or Ruby (Rails)I have made extensive use of Neo4J/OrientDB (Graph databases) MySQL and Postgres (Relational) and Mongo/Redis (NoSQL) in projects which have gone into production.My formal education was in Computer Engineering so if you need someone who has hardware experience I'm up to the task.

If your interested in talking to me about any of your projects give me a shout at mfrancis@melenion.com

webjay 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, Full Time / Contract

Location: New York / Remote

Position: Node.js, HTML5, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Frontend / Backend Web Developer

I'm moving from Copenhagen Denmark to New York. I've build Node.js for three years and before that LAMP for many years.In the backend I've primarily used Express and Backbone in the frontend. With regards to databases I am confident with MySQL, MongoDB, Neo4j and Redis.

https://github.com/webjay | http://www.linkedin.com/in/jfsaxberg | https://twitter.com/webjay | http://jacob.saxberg.dk/

zemanel 9 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK.From Porto, Portugal, E.U.; remote

* Python development- Django (South, Celery)- Fabric- Google App Engine

* Deployment- Red Hat Openshift- Heroku- Linode- Puppet- Vagrant

* Javascript- Dojo Toolkit (including Dijit development)- JQuery- Node.js

Resume: http://zemanel.eu/pages/resume.html

maxhn 10 days ago 0 replies      

Marketing Consultant. I will move your conversion rate up.

What I can do for you: email marketing, landing page marketing (includes copy, wire-framing for variations, design/html not included), a/b testing (landing pages, emails, ads), setup campaign for blog give-aways, PR mentions and/or affiliates.

Other activities may be included, but depends on what you currently have and/or approve based on my recommendations.

Work can be as one-time project or ongoing monthly partnership (starting at $1,800 USD, min. 3 months commitment).

Work is tracked using a monthly KPI sheet to watch over conversion rate plus related metrics.

* Short on-site gigs (only in Europe, anywhere) available, depending on contract.

Email in profile.

alashley 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote | Victoria, BC, Canada

I'm graduating college in a few weeks and looking for work. At the moment because of a few remaining school commitments, I'm hoping for something flexible in terms of when the work is done. My hourly rate is $30 - $40.

I have a PDF with some work I have done and contact details in my profile. I'm interested in web development or Android stuff.

Current side project is a Hacker News clone written in Django. It will be available on GitHub over the weekend.

Links:Github: https://github.com/andrelashleyPortfolio: http://andrelashley.com/portfolio/portfolio.pdf

mgamer 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Gdansk, Poland - Remote, travel within EU OK

Seasoned mobile development studio looking for challenging project. Recently completed pitu pitu app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitu-pitu/id635846118).

What we do:

- iOS development

- Android development

- backend/web development using Ruby On Rails, AngularJs, jQuery

We build bespoke solutions, please check out our latest app to see what UI we can provide. Full support after delivery.

Available: in 2 weeks

Our rate: $35 per hour

Please mail us at info@brightinventions.pl or call us at 0048 695 934 555.

amerkhalid 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Dallas TX - Remote OK- Part time only (10hr/wk max)

Recently, I have been developing websites with PHP, CodeIgniter, ZendFramework 1, and Magento. I have extensive experience with Java/J2EE too. I have also learned Android on my own.

I am employed but seeking after-hours work. Ideally, I like to work for short term small projects, troubleshoot, or debug code.

My resume: http://amerkhalid.com/resume/My CodeIgniter jumpstart repo (just combinations of various libraries and plugins): https://github.com/amer3000/CodeIgniterJumpStart

contact at amerkhalid.com.

bglenn09 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - New York City, Remote

I'm aggressively looking for greenfield rich-client HTML5 mobile and web projects.

I have 15+ years developing software (enterprise and consumer) and am currently in the early stages of building out a boutique full-service agency focused on HTML5 application development.

I code full-stack Rails / Javascript with an exclusive focus on modern SPA apps (Sencha Touch, Backbone, ExtJS).



Please contact me at barry@barrypeerless.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

tommaxwell 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or SF Bay Area, travel negotiable

I'm a generalist engineer strongest on front-end. Most of my recent projects have included AngularJS, jQuery, and Rails. I have been writing code for 2+ years and am familiar with lots of frameworks and CSS toolkits like Bootstrap and Foundation.

I also spent lots of time writing media queries for mobile and tablet responsive designs.

Email address on profile.

31reasons 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK. iOS Apps. Los Angelesportfolio: http://www.solankiapps.com
laurabububun 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Portland, OR / Remote

I specialize in iOS UI design and I'm familiar with everything that goes into making an app. I won't just hand you PSDs, I can also slice all the assets correctly and create detailed style guides for the developer. But if you only need someone to jump in and do wire frames or a mock up, I can do that as well.

Portfolio: http://laura-andrews.com/

Dribbble: http://dribbble.com/laurabububun

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-andrews/12/90/36b/

jmilkbal 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK in Omaha, Nebraska, travel possible, remote preferred. jrrd@kmbll.com

I build value and limit development costs by approaching all software as long-lived projects which require a language that supports long-lived projects that helps create better software by virtue.

I develop with the Ada language with 7 years of experience developing well-documented, well-tested software with a focus on the web building software using Ada Web Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, various JavaScript libraries, REST APIs, Schema-defined XML and more.

I've spent 5+ years working remotely with an Ada development team for an American company.

milep 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Spain/Torrevieja for a few weeks atm., otherwise Finland/Jyvskyl and REMOTE.




Some projects I have been working on lately

* http://www.varaaonline.fi/ - Resource booking system as Saas

* http://laskulomake.fi/ - Invoicing application for small companies



bjoe_lewis 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Local, India and ready to shift if necessary.

I'm a hacker, freshly out of college, but my love with software and programming is pretty dated like 4 years.I love to build software for smartphones, Android currently being my girl. I often flirt with Django based web projects as well.

www: [http://joelewis.github.com]

Github: [http://github.com/joelewis]

mail: lewis.joe.18@gmail.com

If you want a hot headed fresh hacker ready to learn almost anything, and build the next big thing, here I am.

niles 10 days ago 0 replies      

Design Assistant - Looking for an on-demand designer / illustrator to create web-ready Illustrator or Photoshop designs.

Create new (web) landing pages and email art based on an existing style library, templates and supplied client photos and text -- mostly fashion ecommerce sales.

We bill our work in 1/2 hour increments (actual work usually takes 5-15min per revision round) max 2 hrs/ 4 revision rounds. At least one per week, sometimes more.


Much preferred to have someone in NYC or greater NYC area. This role may develop into a full time on-site design position in midtown.

email nilesbrooks at gmail or use contact link

smichael 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Los Angeles or remote - part-time or short-term.

I'm an experienced generalist developer/sysadmin/consultant/coach looking for some additional work and new challenges. I'm currently most skilled in haskell, html/css, javascript, php, python, zope, gnu/linux, code doctoring, debugging and mentoring. My hourly rate is $50 to $150, fixed bid or retainer are also possible. I lead http://hledger.org, http://zwiki.org, and others. Let's chat!

Simon Michael, http://joyful.com/services, simon@joyful.com.

famoreira 10 days ago 0 replies      

My primary tools are Ruby(on Rails/Sinatra/Padrino), JavaScript(jQuery, Backbone, Raphael).

I would love to talk to you so please get in touch.

Visit http://coderelax.com or email: filipe@coderelax.com

quantexpert 10 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote Preferred, Light Travel - Will disclose location upon request (Continental USA, major tech city).

Led and closed the only financing round as the VP of Analytical Operations for a medium-sized professional gambling syndicate. While working for aforementioned syndicate, I led the merger of our firm with another small group (talent acquisition) and hired an additional 10+ employees, expanded to two overseas offices when UIEGA passed in the United States, and developed all of the back-end internal tools that were used to analyze opportunities in various gambling markets: Sports Betting, Casino Games (Blackjack Variants, Slots, Roulette, etc), and Horse Racing.

Sold my shares after UIEGA made it difficult to stay in one place in the USA with regards to moving money around. Still work as a part-time consultant from time to time for the original firm as well as other clients. Had stints as a contractor and FTE at major tech firms on the west coast as well as small startups. Have done consulting work for professional sports teams on tech and non-tech projects, including building a massive video capture database of games tied with metadata as well as complex simulators to influence player development and acquisition decisions.

Previous positions included: Director of Business Intelligence, Lead Developer, Economic Games Analyst, and most recently, Data Scientist.

OSS: Minor contributor to hiphop-php and a famous PHP framework.Tech: PHP, Python, C/C++ (enough to get me through ML work, relying on FANN often), MySQL/MariaDB, minor sysadmin chops, minor shell scripting

Primarily a very good business/economic analyst who has medium-strength tech backgrounds. Melds well with existing teams. Consider myself a professional problem solver using various tools - frequentist/Bayesian statistics, machine learning, coding, data analysis, regression, etc.

Holds an undergraduate degree from a small private university in Economics (Game Theory focus) with some post-graduate work (no degree) in Computer Science.

More details can be given upon request. Very active on HN but needing to use a throwaway for security reasons, as disclosing even a redacted work history may not be safe on my primary account.

Rates negotiable. Very little to no equity desired.

Email: kbparty at gmail dot com

notjosh 7 days ago  replies      
SEEKING WORK / Remote is great, based in Oregon

Hi! I'm Josh. I'm primarily an iOS developer (with decent-but-not-as-good skills on Mac and Android, and a previous-ish lives doing webdev mostly with PHP, but also Ruby and Java), originally from Australia.

Typical projects have involved a lot of rich media delivery. I care a lot about the end user experience.

Contact me via josh at not josh dot com

Ask HN: Useful services for static websites
6 points by dsirijus  2 days ago   4 comments top 3
gee_totes 2 days ago 0 replies      
Maybe outsourcing forums to http://moot.it?
rgbrgb 2 days ago 1 reply      
I don't think you'd want to host your static website on a low cost VPS. S3/CloudFlare will be cheaper and more reliable.
rsamvit 2 days ago 0 replies      
You can get some pretty cool stuff done with firebase. Its not really providing a service though.off the top of my head I've used Disqus, Facebook pages, and all kinds of social buttons
Rails and Node and Client-Side MVC Oh My
3 points by scubasteve  1 day ago   16 comments top 5
xaritas 1 day ago 1 reply      
Writing web apps involves wrangling a lot of warty technologies. If you try to grapple with them all simultaneously, it's going to feel like a quagmire. You should try to limit the number of unknowns and leverage the thing you know, Python, in order to start getting some positive reinforcement from success as soon as possible. So do the Django tutorial: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/tutorial01/

Then explore some commonly used Django apps (the Django term for reusable modules) at https://www.djangopackages.com and make something simple. Add easy user accounts with https://github.com/bread-and-pepper/django-userena or https://github.com/pinax/django-user-accounts.

Other people may point out that Django isn't the best framework, and they will be correct, but I don't think that matters right now as much as working in a language you already know. If you said you already knew Ruby, my answer would be different.

hkarthik 1 day ago 1 reply      
My suggestion would be to go with Sinatra over Rails initially. You could potentially go with Node/Express instead, but picking up async javascript simultaneously may be a bit of a burden. Actually if you know Python, Flask may be the best place to start.

Picking up a heavyweight framework like Rails while simultaneously trying to understand web development is probably going to be very overwhelming. I'd only recommend jumping straight to Rails if you have significant experience with another similar Web Framework and understand at least the basics of Ruby.

jayrobin 1 day ago 1 reply      
I was in a sort of similar position a few months back and did the EDX.org Software as a Service course with the end goal of learning Rails. I was able to complete the set work and pass with a good grade, but Rails never really clicked for me (I think partially because Ruby felt so different to what I was used to).

I put it to the side for a while, then recently decided to try again. This time I spent a little time getting used to Ruby (via codecademy.com and a few small personal projects), then doing the Hartl tutorial. What worked best for me was taking intermittent breaks in the tutorial to go off and implement something on my own from scratch.

For example, after chapter 3 I created a basic, one-page app [1]. Later in the tutorial, I made a pretty terrible To-Do list app [2] that nonetheless helped me finally understand MVC. After finishing the tutorial I signed up to codeschool.com and did a couple of the Ruby, Rails and testing tracks just to revise what I'd been learning.

I'm still a complete beginner, but I'm thoroughly enjoying working with Rails now and am making good progress working on a much bigger project.

* [1] http://jayrobin-yield-calculator.herokuapp.com/* [2] http://jayrobin-todo.herokuapp.com/

kohanz 1 day ago 1 reply      
I was in your shoes about 6 months ago (experienced non-web developer, looking to expand my skill-set) and went with Rails. I took the Michael Hartl tutorial (highly recommend it), viewed some Railscasts and haven't looked back. I'm hoping to do a Show HN with my first side project rather shortly (I realize 6 months is a long time, but with a family and a job, I'm happy if I get 5 hours a week to work on it).

If I had to do it again, I wouldn't change my choice of technology. You can debate forever which technology is "best", but one cannot debate that the support system for learning Rails is tremendous.

gdi2290 1 day ago 1 reply      
go to hackreactor.com
America is a free country, the govt does what it wants but restricts the public.
3 points by ForFreedom  2 days ago   6 comments top
unimpressive 2 days ago 2 replies      
America is not a direct democracy. The reputation of democracy has been in tatters for two millenniums. (Whether or not it deserves it is another thing entirely.
Ask: Would you write software Spy on users or censors users for a govt?
6 points by lukejduncan  3 days ago   5 comments top 3
venomsnake 3 days ago 1 reply      
Yes. Why? Because depriving of technological capacity to do something solves no problem. We developers are rarely so unique snowflakes that what we do is unable to be reproduced by another person. And the government will be able to procure the technological know how.

So either you design your service from the start with irreversible untraceability, privacy protection etc (and not storing your users data in plain text) or you implement it when asked legally.

The government overreach is something that should be solved by law and not by technological means.

I would try to leak about the whole story though.

Also a government have legitimate interests in gathering and analyzing data - there are real crimes being plotted, committed and investigated.

What get everyone so worked up these two days was not the fact that the government agencies have ways to obtain data, but that there is little transparency and the data requests are way too broad. A single defiant developer won't change that.

waterphone 3 days ago 0 replies      
No, I wouldn't. And I would publicize the fact that I was asked to. It's easy to pretend that you should just go along with something because someone else will take over anyway, but nothing will ever happen if no one stands up and refuses.
luisivan 3 days ago 0 replies      
Yes, but I would do it in a way that screws some data so the info becomes less valuable and more difficult to analyze.For example, if I were Dropbox I would mix some files for each user, so the user has not only some of their files but other random files, or the files of a completely different user.
Ask HN: Thoughts on i2p2 and Syndie anonymous networking/p2p/messaging?
2 points by e12e  2 days ago   1 comment top
e12e 2 days ago 0 replies      
... Or indeed any other suggestions (in addition to Tor, of course).
Ask HN: Best beach to work for a week?
9 points by chasb  5 days ago   20 comments top 5
EvanKelly 5 days ago 3 replies      
I'm in Hawaii, and can give you some recommendations for out here.

Your best bet for a little bungalow is http://www.vrbo.com

On Oahu (main metropolitan island):

North Shore - Historic surf breaks, but summer is the off-season, so you might find a good deal on a house. Not sure about grabbing WiFi from the beach, but a hotspot would surely work.

Kailua - Quintessential beach town. Good food, a bit expensive and not necessarily "authentic Hawaii". No waves, but lots of opportunity for kayaking and swimming. You should probably be able to find a spot close to some wifi depending on where you go. A computer on the beach would be pretty typical here.

Waimanalo - This will give you a bit more of a secluded feel, but areas of it can be fairly low income. You would be very out of place working on a computer on the beach here. Hotspot will be necessary here.

Maui (more resorty, less metropolitan)

Paia - Awesome small town off the beaten path. Not sure what kind of wifi you'll get from the beach. Really great small cafes and coffee shops all over maui.

rdouble 5 days ago 0 replies      
I like South Beach in Miami as the beach is actually really great for just chilling, there are a lot of attractive people there, the hotels are nice, you can get pretty good food easily, there are usually inexpensive deals, etc.

Waikiki is similar but more a Japanese/Pacific Islander vibe instead of latin/south american. I'm sure more savvy Hawaii promoters will LOL at me for suggesting Waikiki, but I actually think it's nice to be able to go do something else if you get bored of lounging at the beach.

Outside of the USA I've only been to beaches in Mexico, France and Australia. I recommend Australian beaches but it's a long way to go and expensive to get there and stay there. Mexico I'm not so sure about anymore as there's been a lot of serious crime reported recently in the beach areas I'm familiar with. Nice is great but I thought the available accommodation was either super expensive or cheap, but disgusting.

dlf 5 days ago 2 replies      
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is spectacular. For something a little more remote, Cahuita, Costa Rica is great too and is not far from the surfing mecca of Puerto Viejo. I bet you can find wifi in either spot, at least in San Juan del Sur and Puerto Viejo. There's some beautiful spots in the Philippines as well. Try El Nido or Dumaguete (great diving and both definitely have wifi).
c0n5pir4cy 5 days ago 1 reply      
I'm stuck at WiFi,

I think it might be better to just get a portable hotspot or tether your phone as most places offer cheap top up unlimited plans nowadays (Although they don't usually offer tethering)

Certificate Authority change at HN from Comodo to Entrust. No warning?
6 points by lemonade  6 days ago   8 comments top 3
jacquesm 6 days ago 1 reply      
Why would there have to be a prior warning? Certificates are re-issued all the time and sometimes a customer decides to move their business to a new provider.

SSLshopper has a neat little certificate chain checker:


kogir 1 day ago 0 replies      
Cloudflare. On and off.
tokenizerrr 6 days ago 2 replies      
> because otherwise it is just not safe

this is just not true

Ask HN: Do you have side projects you want to sell?
22 points by illdave  13 days ago   31 comments top 15
jwb119 12 days ago 1 reply      
"Sell HN" would be an interesting thread. I like this idea.
alex_hanh 12 days ago 0 replies      

My side project is http://drop.sc - profitable and self-sustained.

I don't have the time to develop the site and I'm not really into Starcraft anymore. The site is very popular amongst the Starcraft 2 community.

An old version is available at https://github.com/alexhanh/drop.sc

Interested? Shoot me an email at alexhanh@gmail.com.

deftnerd 12 days ago 1 reply      
I love the site. It would make a great simple personal landing page if you could you add third level domains (username.hoverboard.io) and let people CNAME their domain name to it. I recently paid $20 to flavors.me for their service that your site could also do, but yours seems more targeted to the startup/dev geek rather than the musician/graphics person.

I see there is a http://hoverboard.io/username/blog.atom link available. Could you make a http://hoverboard.io/username/projects.atom link as well that would just list the projects, description, and URL?

This would allow integration with various landing pages or IFTTT recipes and things like that.

makerops 12 days ago 2 replies      
I have two actually, one is a fully functioning designer t-shirt site with inventory, that still is up and produces revenue (1-200$/mo), and the other is a defunct android/iphone/web app, that is b2b (I didn't have to time to sell to business owners w/ a 9-5). Apptopia is one site fwiw, but I have never used it.
grrrando 12 days ago 1 reply      
I'd be interested in listing side projects for sale.

And, side note: I like the site. Wish I could more easily peek at other users based on tags or location - the search works but it's not quite friendly enough. A feed of recent blog posts would be great too. I would focus on these things - pretty basic expected functionality thats 90% of the way there - before adding in another feature. Also, as a matter of taste, I feel like almost everything (except the paragraph point-size) is about 10% too large, which these days is almost always related to a dashed-together "mobile-first" responsive build. Looks great all around though, nice work.

infinitone 12 days ago 2 replies      
I'd def. be interested in the idea of selling side projects. I think Flippa is more and more become infested with fake SEO/web 1.0 marketing sites and its hard for a real site seller to sell.

I have acouple sideprojects that would put up for sale.

Both self-sustained, profitable. One is: Studygig, http://studygig.com

If you are interested, contact me.

helen842000 13 days ago 2 replies      
Yes, I'd be interested. I think sites like Flippa & Apptopia don't really cut it.
foobeer 12 days ago 0 replies      
I really like the site. I remember checking it out from your original Show HN and being really impressed. It seems like from the comments there is a need for a better place to buy and sell, but it seems like it goes away from the elegant portfolio look and feel of hoverboard.
jamesjguthrie 12 days ago 0 replies      
I've released my staff management software under the GPL - http://hey-jimmy.github.io/TeamSheet/ - so any and all work on it is welcome.
wanghq 12 days ago 0 replies      
Good luck to your project. I wanted to verify similar ideas and built http://www.ex-prj.com/. Unfortunately the project itself will become to an ex-prj.
tocomment 12 days ago 1 reply      
I like the idea of letting users list their projects for sale. It seems like it's a niche ripe for disruption. flippa is awful!
mansigandhi 13 days ago 0 replies      
Yep, and I've always wondered how to go about it.
gregcohn 12 days ago 3 replies      
I'd be interested in commissioning side projects.
Kanbab 12 days ago 0 replies      
I'd be interested in buying "side projects".
kellros 13 days ago 0 replies      
Possibly for both buy and sell.
Ask HN: Building first B2B product, how to reach them to validate?
4 points by centdev  5 days ago   3 comments top 3
wikwocket 1 day ago 0 replies      
Here are a few tactics to try:

- Create a resource/freebie that would be of value to your target audience. A whitepaper, an eBook, a guide or template of some sort, etc. Offer it in exchange for email signups.

- Start an Adwords campaign to get people searching for related terms - you can usually find codes from Google for $100 free Adwords budget after you spend $25. Use the keyword tool to find related keywords, with good traffic, but affordable CPC. Send them to a landing page with a tailored pitch and a request for email signups (possibly in exchange for your freebie above, or a discount coupon).

- Once you have an email list, send useful things to it, along with marketing-related things. Try to engage with people on the list.

- Continue meeting people in person. Ferret out their pain points and see if your product would really solve problems, or just be something interesting. Try to really gauge whether they would spend money on your product.

infogaufire 5 days ago 0 replies      
1. Go to google keyword suggestion tool and check how many people are searching for something you are building. Say, you are building Employee Evaluation Tool - close to 74K searchers are made every month in US and 135K globally. Competition is medium, so there is still some space for new player. So, yes there is some demand for problem I m trying to solve.

2. List down top 10 blog post links which talk about Problem your product will solve and post comment on all those blogs in 3-4 lines : first two lines about the post, next two about your project & link. So, you will start getting some traffic atleast say 20-30 users daily from all those 10 blogs combined.

3. Start creating good relations with people who have given you these emails. Tell them something like : "Hi, Thanks for giving me you email. I am building this product where you will be able to choose pre-made Employ Evaluation forms or will be able to edit them too. What more do you think you will need to solve your problem of Employee evaluation. Thanks."

So, with in 2-3 weeks, you will have really good idea if this thing gonna work or not.


monkeyspaw 5 days ago 0 replies      
Working with economic development groups in your area. They have large rolodexes and are generally well thought of by their clients. Offer reduced cost in exchange for feedback. Helps you get traction and feedback; makes economic dev groups look good.
Show HN: onewaybits.com - my go at xkcd 949
3 points by skizm  4 days ago   4 comments top 2
simantel 4 days ago 1 reply      
Clickable: http://www.onewaybits.com&#x2F;

It's nice, but I'm not sure what problem it's solving. I can already email anything smaller than 20MB or send bigger stuff via Dropbox.

booi 4 days ago 1 reply      
I just tried it but getting the file again says the file has already been downloaded...
Ask HN: Do you use RSS feeds to read your news?
2 points by shail  3 days ago   1 comment top
tptacek 3 days ago 0 replies      
Starting at the top of HN and reading down comment thread by comment thread is a recipe for hypertension. Instead, pick a couple commenters you like (my list is on my profile) and follow them. I have a list of bookmarks for each of the users in my profile.

An advantage to this approach is that those commenters also screen stories for you. You can glance at the front page and click only the very most interesting stories, then go read all of 'potatolicious's comments to get a glimpse of what he found interesting without having to click from thread to thread.

Is it okay for me to initially charge low rates on an Elance?
12 points by tommaxwell  12 days ago   discuss
jyz 12 days ago 2 replies      
It's a very tricky decision. When I first started freelancing, I charged a pretty low rate (~30/hr around SF), and it did get my started (getting great amounts of referrals etc). Unfortunately, I had to sacrifice my code quality b/c the amount of gigs I would work on at once in order to live here, and I noticed that the people who normally book low rate devs are the ones you REALLY don't want to deal with. So I would say never, ever ever charge a rate lower than you think you are worth. It may get you some gigs, but low rate attracts crappy projects/people. The people you generally want to work understands that high rate means better code/happier life in the long term.
necrodome 12 days ago 1 reply      
This is my 3rd year on Elance as a fullstack developer with a main focus on backend, and last year I made around 80k. In the beginning, it was very hard to compete with established users and 10$/h developers. In Elance, having a track a record with high ratings is pretty important, so my first few jobs were some easy scripts that were guaranteed to be 5 stars (I made sure on the proposal that I don't care much about the price but that I need a good review)

After establishing a bit of credit, you should be picky on the projects you choose and make sure that you are not throwing a generic proposal. Treat each one uniquely. Have a resume/portfolio ready. Ask questions about the project and more importantly, give suggestions about pain points.

viame 12 days ago 1 reply      
Some personal thoughts and opinions here:

People that go on Elance to find workers, well, they get what they pay for. I am sure that there are some great freelancers out there but you are far better to find yourself local clients, charge more, and get referrals.

Really, try face to face business first. More and more people are realizing that talking to India at 4am is pain in the ass. Also, a lot of people think that they can go on Elance and hire a guy that is charging 14 goats, and they expect this to be done as if they were paying him 100 goats.

However, face to face business will really depending on how you present yourself, your age and if you can sell.

All these websites: Elance, 99 designs, etc etc are making money for their co-founders (hopefully), and very little for freelancers. Getting 40 logos for 299 dollars? 40 people working for 299 and 1 of them is getting paid.

Don't sell yourself low.

PS. I deal with small businesses that tried these things, even larger companies that make millions of goats / year. And they tell me these stories after they hire me. I laugh! :)

hhandoko 12 days ago 0 replies      
I've actually just started doing this as well, so I can relate. Rather than focusing on offering the cheapest rate, make sure that your proposal is rock solid.

Be picky in the jobs you choose, but once you decide to put your bid in, invest time to understand what the client wants and make sure your proposal reflects that. It's not always easy, because sometimes there's only very limited information. Just treat every bid like a job interview.

It's also perfectly OK and normal to charge a little lower at first, until you collect feedback and build yourself a good reputation. But make sure you set the right expectation. I always put my normal rate in the proposal, but reflect a discount where necessary to make sure that I remain competitive with the other bidders.

And last, make sure you deliver what you promise :)

orangethirty 12 days ago 0 replies      
You can try building a good portfolio on your own site, and then linking to it from Elance. Might allow you to get better clients. Though from experience, those type of sites are filled with the kind of clients you dont want.
johnjlocke 12 days ago 0 replies      
The sooner you can you can ditch eLance, the better. Spending all your time writing well-thought-out proposals for people who simply want the cheap price is rather disheartening. You're better off finding clients in your local area. Go to meet ups, meet other devs, meet people within your own community. You'll have a much higher return.
jolenzy 12 days ago 1 reply      
Yes, you should underbid in the beginning, until you get a couple of jobs and good ratings.

I started a month ago, and was the hardest to get the first job. After that one, and good review from client, jobs started to come up more often.

So, keep trying, underbid in the beginning, and don't give up.

Ralz 12 days ago 0 replies      
I'm also interested in this because the rates that some people post seem way too low. I've seen people post $14/hour or $1200 to create a fully featured youtube clone.
Show HN: TeamChat.me Group Chat for Teams
4 points by antoniuschan99  7 days ago   discuss
shacharz 7 days ago 1 reply      
1. Why are the rooms public? it wasn't clear to me how to make a private room.2. when I tried adding files, I saw more files that wasn't related to me (looks very unsecured
Ask HN: What are most undervalued places for masters in CS around the world?
6 points by fakeer  13 days ago   discuss
itsyogesh 13 days ago 1 reply      
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, they seem to have product most of the tech people who are in India as well as overseas. Take a look at their alumni list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIT_Bombay#Notable_alumni
Irishsteve 12 days ago 0 replies      
Research or taught?

Edinburgh, Cambridge in the UK have nice courses.

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