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Ask HN: I AM crazy (but can you help?)
7 points by weisser  38 minutes ago   4 comments top 2
weisser 17 minutes ago 0 replies      
Why did I title the post this way?

Recently I found a post titled, Ask HN: Am I crazy? (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=801208)

The OP had laid out his desires to travel around the United States after finishing college to meet up with founders around the country and write about them. I was happy to see that the HN community encouraged him. I shot him an email at 1am the night I discovered the post asking if he ever went on the adventure. I never heard back.

mrspeaker 27 minutes ago 1 reply      
Obviously no tour would be complete without the official tour t-shirt. I hope you have that on high priority.
Ask HN: How to Deal with a Conservative Family?
10 points by mion  1 hour ago   28 comments top 12
GBKS 1 hour ago 1 reply      
Why do you grades necessarily get lower due to your side projects? Is it not possible to keep both up?

This is a good exercise in learning to communicate and to manage your image. Present things in way they can relate. For example, you can present open-source like getting involved in your local community or a local business organization. You do things for free (in real world organizations you have member events, volunteering, etc) and you gain valuable business connections and expertise.

The 'construction worker' analogy can be put aside if you can present them a career plan. Research the jobs you want to get, get information on salary and benefits, and explain to your family that this holds a good future for you.

brnstz 53 minutes ago 1 reply      
Your problem is not that your family is conservative. I don't know how "bad" your GPA is, but if it's trending downward, the problem is not your aunt/grandfather's views on the world, however outdated they may be. You don't necessarily need to change their view on programming / open source, but you should appreciate they are concerned for you, possibly for good reason.

pg has a PhD in computer science from Harvard. Do you think his undergrad GPA was low?

You have four years to get a decent GPA, you have your entire life to contribute to open source. You can possibly do both while in college, but the former might be more important.

rfergie 1 hour ago 1 reply      
My family are not particularly conservative, but they would still be concerned about a falling GPA.

Perhaps you are misdiagnosing the problem?

shane_burkhart 18 minutes ago 0 replies      
My family isn't quite to that level but no one really understands what I do or where I want to go. I feel like this goes for a lot of startup people. Most people don't see what we see or understand the opportunity.

One thing that I've decided is to stop worrying about what they think. Ya they are your family but don't let them dictate your life or dissuade from what you want to do. I live in Missouri, and plan on moving to SF when I graduate. No one in my family is happy about that, but it isn't going to change anything. You still love them, they still love you. They obviously are concerned about your future. That's excellent because the startup path is not an easy one and encouragement is welcome.

As far as grades go, they aren't the most important thing, but don't let them tank. Keep them manageable. They have taken a lower priority for me but I am still able to keep them to about half A's, half B's. That's fairly sufficient for anyone as long as you have a lot of side work so show for the rest of your knowledge. I can tell you I've learned more on my own than I have in any of my classes.

Overall, don't worry about your family's perception of you because it will improve and they will eventually see where this path leads. People see startups as a big failure, but simply put you fail to succeed. Just keep pursuing your passion.

intellectronica 50 minutes ago 0 replies      
Presumably if you're an undergrad you're an adult? Part of growing up is learning to make your own way. You family were the people giving you direction as you were growing up and now you're on your own - you decide what's good for you and take the responsibility to explain your decisions. It's great if you can still get advice from your family, but if you don't think it's good advice that's fine. Everyone goes through this phase. It's particularly hard in the beginning, when you're just starting to make your way in the world, but it gets better with time. Listen to your family, make an effort to explain yourself and also be very clear with yourself and with them about where the line between their giving advice and your deciding for yourself passes.
olalonde 58 minutes ago 0 replies      
> My grandfather tells me not to write open source software because I don't get paid for it and so on.

Many employers give more weight on open source work than on GPA. I guess you could try to explain him that (you could use architects as an analogy: would he hire an architect with a great GPA but no portfolio or an architect with a great portfolio but a bad GPA?).

mcv 1 hour ago 1 reply      
Show them they're wrong by being successful at what you do.

Of course that's going to take a while, and it could get really annoying if they keep nagging all that time. It would help a lot if you could get the idea across that real skill trumps GPA. Find some examples of highly successful programmers that didn't graduate.

wobbleblob 46 minutes ago 0 replies      
Your family is right: 'programmer' is the software equivalent of a construction worker, and you almost certainly do not get paid for writing open source software.

Whether these truths are bad things is another matter though. Where would the world be without construction workers? Can you imagine what a building would cost if the architects also had to do the actual construction? And would it be a better building for it? And who would have heard of Linus Torvalds if he hadn't written some open source software? Your name on a popular project is a great advertisement for yourself. It gives you a broader choice of employers and it helps your salary negotiation.

ScottWhigham 45 minutes ago 0 replies      
You seem like you have it all figured out - that you know "things" that your family doesn't, or that you think that your family's life experiences are old and stale and not relevant in today's modern world. It's funny to see this for me, as a 42yo man. I was that way too when I was 14-24. I'm not being critical of you - it's more a 42yo man bemusing how funny life is.

I read something yesterday that resonates here - it was a something like "Remember all those kids in school who always asked the teacher, 'Will this be on the test?' They were on to something. It's your job to know what the important metrics that you will be judged by, and it's your job to make sure those metrics are where they should be." Well, you know the metric - GPA - and you are letting it slide because you are doing side projects. Let's swap this out with music and see it from a different perspective: "Any attempt at explaining why my GPA is getting lower and lower as I focus on my music outside of class is futile."

The key point I'm trying to make is that you are distracted. You can say, "Yes, but I'm doing side projects that help me become a better programmer." Fine - that does make it better. But when your future prospective employer looks at your resume and compares it to 3-5 other candidates, will they cut you the same slack you are giving yourself?

DanielBMarkham 41 minutes ago 0 replies      
I'm not sure why you feel your family is conservative. Remember: these political terms have very fluid definitions. If you stuck a gun to my head, I might define "conservative" as "folks who don't want to change anything because it works good enough already" while liberal would be "folks who want to change things that aren't broken" That's just a SWAG, though. I'm sure all my conservative and liberal friends would disagree!

So I know a lot of conservatives who do open source, who do all sorts of new things -- after they've been around for a few years. I guess die-hard conservatives might wait 50 years or so before trying new stuff? Usually these guys aren't in IT, though. You have to remember that in IT something like 80% of what we use refreshes every couple of years.

I had a very similar problem with my parents who were very liberal! To them there were established ways of trying new things. It wasn't an issue of trying new stuff. It was that they had a different mental model of reality than what I was experiencing. It took a long time before they finally figured out what I was telling them.

There are a lot of conservative people who teach interpretive dance, improvisational acting, or creative writing. Likewise, there are a lot of liberal people who are lifers at various BigCorps, are lawyers for the man, and so on. Don't confuse the comic book definition of things with how things actually work.

So the problem here is, at least from your brief description, is not that your family doesn't want you doing new-fangled stuff. It might be that they don't understand how the technology field works. It also might be that somebody is paying for college and you're spending your time chasing stuff that doesn't look like college to them. Could be a lot of things, actually. I think more information is needed.

It's one thing to want to freeform chase your dreams. It's another thing to commit to a structured regimen of training. Sounds like your family is expecting one thing from you and you want to do another. As long as they aren't writing the checks and you're not making a mistake by going in debt for something you're not using, sounds to me like you get to decide. Time for an honest talk.

Also, and this is tricky for tech folks, you just may never be able to convey what the tech world looks like to them. IBM lifers have a much different view of tech than SV types. (Each tends to disdain the other, but that's a story for another day)

Buck up, kid! If you want to spend your evenings building free software to change the world, go for it. But that means you have a communication job ahead with the family -- one that might take many years to accomplish.

timbro 48 minutes ago 0 replies      
> My grandfather tells me not to write open source software because I don't get paid for it

Yeah, these are the values of the rat race culture we've been nurturing so far. And look where that has taken us. Sanity?

wellboy 1 hour ago 2 replies      
It's always like that and it would be weird if it weren't. You're 100% going in the right direction. If you want to be an entrepreneur and change the world, you will receive a lot of adversity, also for no apparent reason.

But if you do, you know you're on the right path, so go out there and kick ass! :)

Ask HN: Flagging front page stories
6 points by nkurz  4 hours ago   6 comments top 5
t0 4 hours ago 1 reply      
Keep in mind you only get a certain number of flags. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6803917
jd0 4 hours ago 0 replies      
"They are excellent articles, and I feel bad about doing so."

Then you're part of the problem! The attitude is, if it doesn't fit the "Hacker News" relevancy stereotype then flag away. Have you not wondered or even humbled yourself to consider that perhaps your own view is more short-sighted than the posters? I guess flagging in general takes an error ratio into account but it's my experience that it's far too swift here on HN, meaning more weight is given to the flaggers than the posters.

Honestly though, thank-you for asking and posting your actions here for discussion! That, in my opinion, is a lot better than the countless silent flaggers everywhere flags exist.

ScottWhigham 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I do the same. I haven't seen stats but my hunch is that "accounts older than 3 years" flag those stories much more frequently than "accounts created in the past 3 years". The former is becoming smaller and thus, about two years ago, the submission/popularity of "reddit-style" articles. I blame Jeff Atwood for constantly posting about how great HN was on his blog years ago. He started it haha.
mike3m 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Why flag a non-offensive, non-spam article? That is what the point/vote system is for. If more people in the hackernews community want to read interesting non-technical, non-startup related articles then they are "hacker news", or at least "news interesting to hackers".

The flagging system is to weed out spam, advertisements, offensive/porn, etc. This is flagging abuse IMHO.

jmspring 3 hours ago 0 replies      
At what karma level, currently, is may feed flagging allowed, just to be curious.
Ask HN: What would be needed to make bitcoin accessible for everyone
3 points by jgeerts  3 hours ago   discuss
Ask HN: How do you manage contacts?
4 points by lukasm  7 hours ago   4 comments top 3
jmspring 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Mostly they end up across a variety of clients in my Mac and as I use spotlight and notice them in emails/messages add them where needed. Not ideal, but I haven't put much thought into it. Email/cell/IM/linked in contacts come in where they will. I prefer something algorithmic like Spotlight to surface them for me in near term searches...
iamwithnail 5 hours ago 1 reply      
As ever, the answer is some variant on 'depends what you want to do with it'. If it's sales, something like Pipedrive, which returns JSON from their API will work well with Python. If it's more general contacts, I've also used Highrise (the 37 signals one), which has pretty crappy security/user permissions, but is nice to use, and Insight.ly, which is reasonably extensible as well, which I mainly use as a contact book/repository for conversations with people I meet. THe others can be used like that, but I found inslightly a bit better for multiple non-technical users.
meerita 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I use Apple's Contact app. Both on Mac and iPhones. They're iCloud and nicely integrated along their apps.
Ask HN: collection of resources for setting up LLC/S-corp?
2 points by jmspring  5 hours ago   discuss
Ask HN: Are my saved passwords safe in Google chrome?
8 points by aps-sids  12 hours ago   6 comments top 3
itsprofitbaron 11 hours ago 1 reply      
When you save your password in Chrome, they are stored on your local machine and are decrypted once your OS user is logged in. This is why you can view the passwords in plain text although, the main reason is because in order to use auto-fill, Chrome needs to enter the plain text password into the HTML form.

The passwords themselves however are encrypted, and the only way to get them back to plain text is through the decryption key which is your Google password/secondary key. When you sign into Chrome (and sync to the Google servers) your encrypted password is transmitted along with the settings, bookmarks etc. As a result, Google only has the information stored in an encrypted state and do not have the key to decrypt it.

The only way your passwords are not safe is if, your machine becomes compromised.

drill_sarge 7 hours ago 0 replies      
If you are worried about this, just save your passwords outside your browser with a password safe like KeePass. Of course this doesn't protect you if your whole system gets compromised. And if you are worried about Google spying, why you use Chrome anyway?
ghuntley 5 hours ago 0 replies      
I would be more worried about locally, case in point navigate to: chrome://settings/passwords
Zuck's Q&A on AI/ML at Facebook at NIPS 2013
6 points by snippyhollow  13 hours ago   1 comment top
pewpewlasergun 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Did he mention 'strong ai'? or is the 'exo-cortex' basically really good siri/google now?
San Francisco PGP Key Signing Event
4 points by hipaulshi  10 hours ago   discuss
Ask HN: Best way to distribute multi-GB dataset?
11 points by ggoodale  15 hours ago   8 comments top 4
logn 15 hours ago 1 reply      
0x006A 15 hours ago 1 reply      
markcarlson 14 hours ago 1 reply      
willmacdonald 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Bittorrent Sync
Ask HN: What IOS apps do you love / did you make?
3 points by Jonovono  11 hours ago   3 comments top 3
zachlatta 4 hours ago 0 replies      
We built an arcade football game for mobile devices. We're working hard getting online multiplayer integrated for our next update.


Would love to know what everyone thinks of it!

callmeed 8 hours ago 0 replies      
If you like sports, I made a sports trivia app


We have been getting some slow and steady usage despite being overshadowed by QuizUp which launched a week after us (also a great game)

chriswhizz 4 hours ago 0 replies      
We built a new way to learn to read and write Chinese:


Would love people's thoughts as we are currently building the next version.

Ask HN: Wouldn't It Be Better If Wikipedia Had Ads Than Asking For Donations?
7 points by davidsmith8900  19 hours ago   24 comments top 7
crisnoble 19 hours ago 1 reply      
I don't think so. If they introduce ads it introduces the opportunity to have perverse incentives. Right now they want to have the best content for the most people. When you make money off ads it is all about page views, content quality is an afterthought.

Imagine a wikipedia where each sub-section is paginated to generate more page views like Salon or Newsweek. This is why I think we should support wikipedia directly, so that wikipedia's goal is to make and awesome experience so that we donate again.

dbieber 18 hours ago 2 replies      
Introducing ads on Wikipedia would likely do more than show you ads and have ad providers pay Wikipedia; it would also introduce third party tracking.

Adding ads to Wikipedia would give ad providers the ability to trace your Wikipedia activity. This would be horrible because the average person would not understand that their wikipedia history was being revealed to third parties and this history is often highly personal. For nontechnical users who do not know about this tracking, this would be deceitful. For nontechnical users who do know of the tracking but do not know how to stop this tracking, having ads would severely compromise their ability to use Wikipedia since they must then become cautious of the way they browse.

jgeorge 17 hours ago 1 reply      
Ads also limit the impartiality of the content. If you read a page about some company or some technology, and then some ad service decides that that's a great trigger to place an ad for that company or technology on the very same page, even if it doesn't spoil the impartiality of the content, it gives the appearance of impartial content.

This is the same reason why Consumer Reports doesn't take paid advertising in their publications either.

sp332 19 hours ago 1 reply      
Ads don't give much money per-click. Donations average a lot more money from each person who clicks through.
mooism2 19 hours ago 1 reply      
You ignore ads, so presumably you ignore the ads on Wikipedia asking you to donate. Why then do you care one way or the other?
cprncus 18 hours ago 2 replies      
It's been proven mathematically that any sentence that begins with, "Wouldn't it be better If Wikipedia had ads than [X]" has the property that it doesn't matter what X is, the answer will still be "no."

For example:

Q: Wouldn't it be better If Wikipedia had ads than planet-wide thermonuclear war?

A: No.

sharemywin 18 hours ago 1 reply      
to raise the money they need they could run ads for like 1 day. or only on a small faction of pages.
Ask HN: Do you think the NSA has compromised voting Machines?
8 points by wsloth514  15 hours ago   9 comments top 4
bediger4000 15 hours ago 1 reply      
If it means anything, that question has occurred to me, too. I think it would be pretty easy to snoop or hack US voting machines, except that the storage and care of those machines is so decentralized.
mildavw 14 hours ago 1 reply      
I don't think it's a stupid question at all.


Pengu 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Voting is essentially a joke to begin with, it's always the same families you're voting for, anyone else who rises up in popularity can be coerced out of their position.
tjr 15 hours ago 1 reply      
What snooping would they do?
Ask HN: What are shitty markets?
8 points by itry  1 day ago   3 comments top 3
staunch 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Live video streaming sucks generally, because it's flashy and expensive to offer but almost no one really needs it. Static videos beat it 99.9% of the time. Until someone cracks the nut on live video and it becomes important...which may never happen.
petervandijck 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Anything that's shrinking. Downloadable Windows Software to edit your photos.
contextual 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Flagged for being a potty mouth.
Ask HN: Does your startup use Captchas? I want to talk to you.
6 points by zekenie  20 hours ago   2 comments top 2
e1ven 19 hours ago 0 replies      
It's hard to get right..

One problem is that even if you can make it hard for a script to break, you can hire an guy overseas to fill in captchas for you for fractions of a cent. Most alternatives have other problems - Things like "Slide this bar", or "Click on the Foo" have been tried over and over and over - They're either too hard for people, or too easy to break.

Keep in mind how good computers are at object recognition these days - It's likely that most captchas are going to be easier to defeat by a computer than they are by a middle-aged person with bad-eyesight.

So what a lot of people end up doing is using things like recaptcha, where Google can add additional heuristics, such as "how many captchas has this IP done today", and vary things up - They can also use a large source corupus of pictures which have already failed THEIR AI, so they know they're hard.

My biggest problem with this solution, however, is that it sends every user's IP to Google - Google has enough insight into users already - Things like Google Analytics/adsense/recaptcha just give them additional touchpoints :/

rkv 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Problem: Need to eliminate spam and robots while not hurting user experience

Task: Users filter results but need to send a request to the server on each filter. They will probably filter ~40-50 times to fine-tune their search but ever since I introduced a captcha the use rate of the tool dramatically decreased. Curious what you have in mind.


Started a stupid company. Failed.
1296 points by themanthatfell  13 days ago   407 comments top
zedshaw 13 days ago  replies      
Hey, other comments are going to give you a few lines telling you to not quit, that you should hang in there, and that it'll be alright. That may be true, but to me it sounds like you're possibly not doing well enough to make any of that possible, and you probably need to find work fast. Here's what I want to do:

1. I have a little list of companies looking for employees that I'll send you. Not much just companies that have contacted me looking for people.2. I am a bad ass writer and have a crazy resume, but more importantly I know how to craft resumes and I'll look at yours and help you fix it up.3. If you're in the San Francisco area I'll meet up with you and listen to what happened and see if there's a way to work out of it, or at least listen.4. If you email me at help@learncodethehardway.org I'll talk with you and see if there's other ways I can help.

I'm serious, hit me up on email and I'll help out if I can. In fact, this goes for anyone else looking for work right now. Email the above and I'll reply with my little list. I don't make commissions on placement or anything like that, just a good thing to do.

Show HN: Que, a Ruby-PostgreSQL job queue with ~20x the throughput of DelayedJob
4 points by chanks  18 hours ago   discuss
Why aren't device drivers typically open source?
9 points by landryraccoon  1 day ago   6 comments top 5
jfasi 1 day ago 1 reply      
Since you mention Nvidia, here's little case study about graphics card drivers. My direct experience is with Qualcomm's Adreno driver on Android circa 2.3, so it's kinda niche and a little dated, but I understand it roughly holds for the rest of the graphics world. Naturally, these points don't necessarily apply to all devices that require drivers, but they serve to illustrate things somewhat.

As background, a typical graphics stack looks like this, from bottom to top. All components are designed, implemented, and maintained by the GPU manufacturer:

1. Graphics card is presented to the kernel through some mechanism. On Android/ARM, this was as a device memory mapped into a hardware-specified set of addresses. This layer provides the computational component.

2. A kernel driver whose function is to accept GPU code and funnel it down to the device through the appropriate mechanism. This layer provides the input/output mechanisms necessary to communicate with the device, and contains knowledge about the communication protocol the card follows.

3. An OpenGL driver. This is basically a compiler than accepts sequences of OpenGL calls, and translates them down to the hardware-level implementation. Most knowledge of the computational details of the GPU's architecture lives here.

Of these layers, only the kernel driver, number 2, was open source when I worked with it. This is because it links into the Linux kernel, and so needs to be GPL (Not certain about this, please feel free to correct me.) In any case, this component does not contain much or any "secret sauce," so it's fairly safe to share.

The rest of the components, however, are closed source. The reasons for this are:

1. The GPU hardware's architectural design is a trade secret. Even the instruction set architecture is closed source. The reason for this is that much of the competitive advantage a GPU manufacturer might enjoy stems from the speed (and power efficiency) of its GPU architecture. Publishing the architecture would basically provide the GPU maker's competitors access to valuable intellectual property: a lot of research goes into designing a good ISA, and you could probably tell a lot about how the device functions if you had access to the ISA spec.

2. Following this rationale, keeping the ISA secret allows the manufacturer a great deal of flexibility. They have no reason to worry about backwards compatibility because they own the product, so they can do whatever they want with it: add instructions, remove instructions, change calling conventions, whatever.

For comparison, one of Intel's (many) strengths is its robust backward compatibility for its ISA. The basic outline of Intel's x86 ISA have been unchanged for decades, and when they do roll out changes, they're additive rather than subtractive, and they take years to fully roll out. Secrecy presumably allows GPU makers to turn things around as quickly as they feel necessary by freeing them of this backward compatibility constraint.

3. I'm less confident about this point, but I presume there are some tricks they do in implementing the OpenGL library driver. Wherever there are multiple competing implementations of something, you're guaranteed to have tricks the various implementors are proud of.

tl;dr: Keeping drivers secret allow manufacturers to obfuscate their architectural implementation, protecting their intellectual property and affording them a measure of flexibility when they want to make changes to it.

drill_sarge 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Because there are parts of the driver (from 3rd party providers too) which contain patented stuff. So they don't want to expose this. S3TC is one famous example. Thats the only reason (apart from some company specific politics).
zachlatta 1 day ago 0 replies      
I believe there was a recent discussion about this on HN, I couldn't find a link though. If I recall correctly, it's due to drivers containing trade secrets and being very specific to proprietary hardware.
tmzt 1 day ago 0 replies      
I think this is a great question.

The reasons given for graphics drivers not being open are quite reasonable and I will exclude that quality from that discussion.

Many other devices are so basic that the driver is little more than a variation of the example code in the SDK (I'm considering Windows drivers here). Yet the manufacturers guard the source code for their version of the driver as they would if there was something really valuable in there.

In some software the driver is just a simple layer between the application and the hardware, most of the implementation is in the application and the driver could be opened and still maintain compatibility with the application.

At the same time users that are interested could be utilities or applications that improve what the user could do with the hardware.

john_whelan 1 day ago 0 replies      
Ask HN: Cryptocurrency w/ Built-in Guaranteed Basic Income
4 points by gremlinsinc  22 hours ago   3 comments top 3
ctdonath 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Well, the obvious problem is you're proposing a self-destructive currency. Do you really want to opt into a currency system which will inherently lose value? and be non-anonymous to boot? You're building in a tax & welfare system ... creating a government, in an intention to topple governments.

I'll pass. I like my cash anonymous & stable. If you want part of mine, earn it by trading something I value.

gmuslera 21 hours ago 0 replies      
That users must have one and only one account is something that belongs more to the real world than to the virtual one. And probably for that you will need government cooperation, maybe from all of them for this to work.
cryptcurrency 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Interesting concept. I actually have a theory that the next stage of crypto currencies will have this "sort of thing" built in. An idea I've had recently is that I want a cryptocurrency where each user has his own blockchain. In other words, no universal ledger of all transactions on the system.

The other important concept is that (not saying I have all the answers) each person is free to spend his / her currency as they please. No "mining". But the "ledger" can be synchronized with what may resemble "FOREX markets" but the point of these markets isn't to allow you to trade other currencies on other block chains, but it's to help determine what that individual's currency is worth.

If done right, then theoretically the person(s) who are right in the middle of the bell curve have the most valuable currency, and those at least one or more standard deviations from the center have less value.

The catch is that those people who you transact business / exchange currencies with, the "currency markets" will generate the exchange rate and convert the money into your currency units.

Theoretically the "currency markets", there would be many of them, and likely there could be many within a geographic area comparable in size to a U.S. County.

Ultimately the overarching goal would be that those who spend too much or too little will ultimately pay the price with a loss in currency value.

I think one of the keys here will be to try to create a set of checks and balances to help ensure people can't just create tons of accounts, and start using them all. So perhaps a concept of "type" of transaction will be important. For example, the blockchain shows how much the individual spends on "housing", "food", etc...

Ask HN: What is the best way to track user fidelity?
3 points by marcelocamanho  19 hours ago   2 comments top
patio11 18 hours ago 1 reply      
Cohort testing. For users signing up between T+0 and T+2 weeks (or whatever), you randomly assign them to N test groups. Each of the N groups has some combinations of features turned on or off, controlled via feature flags. You collect aggregate statistics over time of the conversions in each test group. Presumably, if you want to track outgoing clicks, you have the page intercept clicks and fire a Javascript event with an anonymous ID number which your backend will score as a click for the appropriate test group. The technical implementation of this will take you between 2 and 5 days or less.

The math gets hairy and you need a metric truckload of time/traffic to do anything useful with this, especially as you get to many types of conversions of interest or many different variables under consideration, as the nature of statistics means you'll always be able to find some correlation if you look in enough places. "Look doing Signup Form B and disabling private messaging decreases friend requests by 18% in month 3 with 99.999% probability!" [+]

+ This is not actually what the math is telling you.

Ask HN: How do I prevent "Service Unavailable" on a Show HN?
9 points by soneca  1 day ago   6 comments top 4
dirktheman 23 hours ago 0 replies      
AWS offers autoscaling for EC2 instances: http://aws.amazon.com/autoscaling/. Additionally, use their Cloudfront (or CloudFlare, which offers better value and is easier to set up) CDN. Looking forward to your launch!
Greatri 22 hours ago 2 replies      
You could load test your website using a tool like blitz.io. Test for, say, 500 simultaneous users and see what happens :)Just don't get caught up in premature optimization too much, I'd rather the website went down for a short while than never hitting the front page at all.
cloudflare 1 day ago 0 replies      
You could use CloudFlare as a front end to take some of the load.
bmelton 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Not all SaaS are equal. The answers for this question are extremely different between Spotify and Basecamp, for example. The scaling path is rarely identical for any two applications.

That said, there are common things that can be done, many of which have already been mentioned.

For AWS, make sure that you have at least two EC2 instances running, and they're configured to sit behind an elastic load balancer, then make sure that autoscaling has been set up.

As dirktheman says, Make sure that you're sitting behind Cloudfront for caching benefits. Also, make sure that your static files are all being hosted appropriately on a static server (Nginx, Apache, etc) and not by the application server.

Consider implementing memcache. This may or may not fit every applications, but if you have some common queries that are likely to be hit during a traffic spurt, having them resident in memory takes some of the load off of the database, if there is one.

Assuming RDS, definitely be using Multi-AZ instances, and also consider setting up read replicas. If your application is more likely to be read than written to, read replicas are an easy way to ensure that the application will still work for those writing to it (generally, paying customers) while mitigating traffic spikes typically common to media blitzes. Also, having an architecture that supports the easy addition of read replicas affords greater scale-up-ability.

Above and beyond that, everything's pretty application-specific. If you wrote the app in Rails, try to find a Rails-production-ready checklist. Same thing if Django, Java, whatever.

Good luck.

Make a difference, your tech skills can save lives!
3 points by secfirstmd  19 hours ago   discuss
Question: How do I build a discussion board in the HN Style?
46 points by secfirstmd  1 day ago   31 comments top 19
sgrove 1 day ago 2 replies      
I'd recommend checking out Telescope (http://telesc.pe/), it's a very feature-rich news site in the style of hn/reddit, it's very actively developed, has a decent interface/design built-in, and can literally be deployed just by clicking a link (though you can host it on your own server if you want). Many news sites posted on hn tend to use telescope for these very reasons.

You can find out more here: http://telesc.pe/

And launch your own instance through Giteor here: https://giteor.com/deploy?git=com.github.SachaG.Telescope.ma...

carbocation 1 day ago 0 replies      
There are many ways to do it. Basically you need to store posts and display them in a nested format, meaning that you should pull down the data and then nest it based on child-parent relationships.

I wrote something similar in golang. An example is http://askgolang.com/ and the package itself with demo code is at https://github.com/carbocation/go.graf

Of course, this can be done in any language, but I found to quite pleasant (and safe).

gexla 1 day ago 1 reply      
You could just use the same code which runs reddit.


steveklabnik 1 day ago 2 replies      
The source for HN comes with Arc: http://arclanguage.org/install
kbar13 1 day ago 0 replies      
I think that the problem isn't getting the right software/design (anyone can do that). The problem is getting the right community and mods to keep it going once you've started.

Good luck m8

lastcanal 1 day ago 0 replies      
Take a look at Lamernews (https://github.com/antirez/lamernews). It is written in Ruby by the author Redis. It uses Redis as the primary database.

Here is it in action: http://lamernews.com/

diminish 1 day ago 1 reply      
Here is how:

First become a pg in your specific area, someone whom everyone in this specific industry sees as highly knowledgeable, good-networked and.... for SW choose a good one suggested here. Use hnsearch to find more (for example USV, lobster.rs, reddit source code)

dickler 1 day ago 1 reply      
It's pretty simple to sart off with php/mysql. Paul Graham does a lot of data mining on it for moderation (he made applying naive bayes to spam filtering famous a while back).

If you don't have programming skills you're better of off just starting a subreddit. The hard part in these is building the community.

A better strategy might be to find a subreddit with a community and try to take over it somehow (communicate with mods or pay them to take over).

nvartolomei 1 day ago 0 replies      
Or this one: https://github.com/maccman/monocle

To me it looks way better, but it depends on your needs. Ruby.

atko 1 day ago 0 replies      
I started working on a similar project several weeks ago in ASP.NET and C#. Implementing proper nested comments is a big challenge for a beginner like me, so I dropped development until school projects slow down a little. I'm thinking of opensourcing it but I don't know if there is any interest for that. The project is located at a weird domain (yes, I need a better name, feel free to recommend one) which is www.forbidme.com
anishkothari 1 day ago 0 replies      
You could try Telescope, a similar project built with Meteor


edit: see more informative post above :-)

ShirsenduK 1 day ago 0 replies      
Have you looked at discourse? Its more of a discussion board.
abhi21284 1 day ago 0 replies      
Here is one based on django/mezzanine


secfirstmd 1 day ago 0 replies      
Thanks for the overwhelming reponse guys
epa 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you have to ask....
secfirstmd 1 day ago 0 replies      
Thanks guys, really appreciate the suggestions :)
elwell 1 day ago 0 replies      
no, that's what reddit's for.
notastartup 1 day ago 0 replies      
anything written in python?
StackOverflow and Github Visualized As Cities
76 points by hermanschaaf  2 days ago   34 comments top 10
acadien 2 days ago 5 replies      
So many white men. (just an observation, not commentary)
tectonic 2 days ago 0 replies      
Danieru 2 days ago 1 reply      
In case someone else wants to find github user ids, you can use this webapp: http://caius.github.io/github_id/
steveklabnik 2 days ago 1 reply      
Don't abuse the text field in the submission form to add commentary to links. The text field is for starting discussions. If you're submitting a link, put it in the url field. If you want to add initial commentary on the link, write a blog post about it and submit that instead.


kken 2 days ago 1 reply      
The is really cool. But what exactly am I looking it? Would be awesome if this was clickable somehow to see the projects/account linked to it.
richo 2 days ago 0 replies      
Would really love to see this with up to date data.

Edit: Just saw the author explain why that won't happen.

agumonkey 2 days ago 0 replies      
Github's top 20 of 2012 only includes two humans, woops watir is a group, so here it is, only defunkt.
mcmire 2 days ago 0 replies      
This is really, really cool. Never seen this before. Nicely done!
SteroidsLove 2 days ago 1 reply      
This is really cool but makes my eyes feel funny. Something with the frame rate, feels as if the screen is shaking. But nevertheless amazing :)
lukasm 21 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm under Jon Skeet's toe
Ask HN: Best way to find remote work offers?
5 points by jerogarcia  1 day ago   5 comments top 3
t0dd 1 day ago 0 replies      
egor83 1 day ago 1 reply      
Elance, odesk, monthly "who's hiring?" threads here on HN:


I've been working 100% remotely for more than two years now, feel free to ask questions: egor.ryabkov at gmail

jerogarcia 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Thanks to all of you :)
Ask HN: Who is hiring? (December 2013)
247 points by whoishiring  8 days ago   discuss
spicyj 8 days ago 1 reply      
If you could work anywhere, what would you do?

- Wouldn't you want to work towards genuinely making the world a better place?

- Wouldn't you want to work in a close-knit team alongside some of the brightest engineers in the industry?

- Wouldn't you want to work on solving interesting problems that haven't been solved before?


At Khan Academy, I truly believe that you can find all of those things and more. We're a small, 50-person nonprofit tech startup making a big difference in the world. A few weeks ago, we found this great story through the fascinating blog "Humans of New York" please take a moment to read it:


This is just one story, but every month we hear about hundreds of lives that we've transformed, and there are thousands more we don't hear about.

Lots of people know us for Sal's videos, but we also have hundreds of videos by other teachers and a huge library of math practice exercises. Our 100,000+ practice problems have been done over 1.5 billion times total. That's a huge number.

This gives us the ability to study learning in a way that no one has previously been able to do. We've run tests which show that students learn more when they're advanced quicker by a custom machine-learning algorithm [1]. As I write this we're running dozens of A/B tests to learn what we can do to make people learn more, from testing how review scheduling affects accuracy to simply testing different teaching styles.

Whether you're a machine learning guru or you take pride in perfecting UI details for a dropdown menu [2], we have something for you. You'll be working alongside a small team with the best in the business though we have "celebrity" devs like jQuery creator John Resig and Google's first employee (and former Director of Technology) Craig Silverstein, we have many more you haven't heard of but who are just as awesome.


I'm going to put in a special plug for mobile: Around 20% of our traffic comes from phones and tablets but we have only two people (me and one other person) working on our apps right now. Our iOS app is fairly basic, but it already has a few million downloads. We want to make it awesome. If you're a mobile developer we can build a great team around, please reach out. You can't find this sort of opportunity in very many places.

We're hiring engineers (web, mobile, data science), product designers, a community manager, and more. Oh, and if you want to have a great summer (or fall or spring) building real features for real users, we're hiring interns too.

Apply at https://www.khanacademy.org/careers directly (say you saw us on HN!) or feel free to email me at alpert+HN@khanacademy.org with any questions.

[1]: http://derandomized.com/post/51729670543/khan-academy-machin...

[2]: http://bjk5.com/post/44698559168/breaking-down-amazons-mega-...

typpo 8 days ago 1 reply      
Planetary Resources - Bellevue, WA - Full time

Planetary Resources, Inc (PRI), the asteroid mining company, is seeking a Flight Software and Ground Software Engineer (a combined role) for the development of innovative spaceflight products and support systems.

PRIs vision is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals through the rapid development of innovative and cost-effective exploration technologies. Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and grow to be valued at tens of billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious materials found on asteroids and will provide a foundation for further space exploration and a sustainable supply of raw materials to the ever-growing population on Earth.

As a software engineer, you will be responsible for creating the software products that enable PRI to deploy and operate state of the art robotic spacecraft. These software products cover the full spectrum of platforms and applications, from mission critical assembly-level code running on an embedded microprocessor to cloud-based high performance data processing.

Most work is in C++. Experience in any of: C, Javascript, Python, SQL, Assembly for x86, ARM, or microcontrollers helps.

Apply online: http://www.planetaryresources.com/careers/

nrp 8 days ago 0 replies      
Oculus VR - https://careers.oculusvr.com/ - Irvine, CA

Help us bring Virtual Reality back! Oculus is up to around 60 people (primarily engineers), and we are expanding quickly. In addition to a huge variety of positions in Irvine, CA, Oculus is looking for software engineers in Dallas, Tx.

A few of the positions that are especially important to us right now are:

* Systems and Drivers Engineer - We're looking for people interested in designing and writing cross platform interfaces and drivers for hardware we're building.

* Senior Android Engineer - We're looking for experts in kernel, system level, and/or graphics programming on Android in both Dallas and Irvine.

* Embedded Systems Engineer - We need hardware hackers in Irvine to help define, prototype, and program the systems going into future projects.

* Computer Vision Engineer - We're looking for engineers with a strong 3d math background and experience with computer vision research and algorithms.

* Senior Audio Engineer - We're looking for an audio expert with experience with positional audio and HRTFs.

The full set of job listings you can apply to is at https://careers.oculusvr.com/

You can also email me directly at nrp@oculusvr.com

abstractbill 8 days ago 0 replies      
Justin.tv / San Francisco / Full-stack engineer.

Two years ago Justin.tv created Twitch, a website that's become the most successful application of live streaming video so far. Now we're working on doing the same thing again, for a different niche. We have access to the impressive resources of the Twitch juggernaut, but Justin.tv is still a small and largely independent group, so we get to make our own rules when we want to get things done quickly. It's easily the most fun I've had in my career, and I think the other guys on our team would say the same.

Contact: bill@justin.tv

More information: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/justintv/full-stack-software-en...

speek 8 days ago 0 replies      
Weft - http://weft.io - Boston MA. INTERN or REMOTE are both welcome!

  ===========================  ====== What we do =========  ===========================
We're Waze for Cargo. Building hardware to put inside of shipping containers so our customers get realtime visibility into their supply chain. We're then taking the info we get from the hardware and figuring out where the bottlenecks in the supply chain are, predicting whether or not a shipment is going to make it to its destination on time, and dynamically rerouting/rescheduling shipments so that we can optimize the system as a whole. Really neat stuff.

  ===========================  ===== How we do it ========  ===========================
Web stack -> clojure (immutant) + HANA (really scary database on crack) -- we use middleman + enlive (and a bit of hiccup) for templating

Algorithms -> a dizzying mixture of oldschool and newschool techniques ;-)

Hardware -> prototyped with arduino, still using atmel uC but no longer arduino-ey. Manufacture-ready. In the process of sourcing for large scale manufacturing. Have some pilots running.

  ===========================  ====== And the rest =======  ===========================
We've got some very interesting partners and customers (ranging from telcos to enterprise software providers to regional and international logistics companies).

Looking for help at every point in the system (hardware, firmware, frontend, backend, algorithms, mobile, etc).If this sounds interesting, please shoot me an email at marc@weft.io!

eoghan 8 days ago 1 reply      
Intercom (https://www.intercom.io/).

Intercom helps internet businesses communicate with their customers. Our mission is to make web business personal. We believe that the future of customer communication requires not increasingly complex, impersonal point solutions, but rather a simple, seamless platform that feels a lot more like Facebook than Salesforce. People love the product:


The company is just over 2 years old. It has raised $7.75MM to-date from Social+Capital Partnershiptheir LPs include Facebook, Reid Hoffman, Sean Parker, Peter Thiel. Managing partner Mamoon Hamid was on the board of and early investor in Box and Yammer. The team is currently 36, comprising people from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Yammer, PayPal.

Intercom is installed in thousands of web products and is connected with many millions of end-users. The company has been experiencing double-digit monthly revenue growth from the start.

We've turned down four acquisition offers to datethe founders intend to make this a uniquely impactful, long-lasting tech company. We intend to fundamentally change how internet businesses and their customers interact.


Ops engineers

Success engineers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3412


Visual designers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3676

Labs interns http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3636


Product engineers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3683

Ops engineers

Product designers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3673

Visual designers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3676

Product design researchers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3674

iOS engineers http://intercom.workable.com/jobs/3685

Contact Macey Baker (macey@intercom.io) in confidence.

makmanalp 8 days ago 0 replies      
Custommade (http://www.custommade.com/) - Cambridge, MA

Full-time devs. Frontend Backbone.js / jquery. Backend Python work, would likely be working with Django. Looking for more senior people, as well as a tech lead for the team. Also, QA people.

We're a two-sided marketplace that does matchmaking between professional artisans / craftsmen and buyers. You post your dreams, we find someone to make it real. People come up with some crazy ideas like a custom made quidditch set / proposal ring: http://blog.custommade.com/portfolio/a-very-harry-potter-pro... Or and r2d2 engagement ring: http://blog.custommade.com/portfolio/r2d2-engagement-ring/ Or a portal one: http://blog.custommade.com/portfolio/not-your-typical-engage... We're a small, tightly knit eng team. Boilerplate about stack / team here: http://engineering.custommade.com Various Engineering Positions open: http://www.custommade.com/careers/


We're funded by Google Ventures and a ton of others: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/custommade-ventures so paying you well is not an issue. We recently raised an 18 million series B! We're growing, and with that comes scaling challenges. But it's all part of the fun. We have a great team and a great environment that focuses on customers and product development. When I'm working on product stuff, I get to collaborate with product / UX / support people day to day to build a product that meets a real business need, and makes everyone happy. But when I just need to bang out some code, people leave me alone. When I'm working on platform or architectural stuff, I get great advice and feedback from my coworkers. Expressing opinions and having discussion is encouraged. Friday afternoons are refactoring / innovation day to scratch your good code itch. Work / life balance is great. Bureaucracy is at a minimum.

Devs get a macbook pro, a huge thunderbolt display, and an Aeron chair.

We love contributing to Open Source, here is a list of what we've released so far, with more to come: https://github.com/SawdustSoftware We also regularly participate in and sponsor the Boston Python group, which is the largest python user group in the world. I've spoken there twice so far. We also often help stream the event for them, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/bostonpython/ Tech blog here: http://engineering.custommade.com/sawdustsoftware/

You're a low-ego programmer who is always learning, has pushed code to production innumerable times, and doesn't cringe at the prospect of collaborating with a team of non-techies every so often. You know the modern web stack well, and specialize in at least one part of it. Get in touch with our hiring person at ellen -at- custommade-dot-kom. Let her know that "Mali" sent you.


If you have any eng-related questions, you can figure out how to get to my email.

mikesorrenti 8 days ago 0 replies      
SpaceX - Los Angeles, CA http://www.spacex.com/careers

We seek to accelerate the course of human history by developing the technologies necessary for multi-planetary civilization.

We build rockets and spacecraft from the ground up, utilizing much of our own electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft are among the most ambitious engineering systems in the world. Dragon holds the distinction of being the first commercially developed spacecraft to have achieved orbit, rendezvous with the International Space Station, and a safe return to Earth. SpaceX is advancing the state of the art in a field previously dominated by nation states.

Our next developments include a heavy lift launch vehicle, human transportation, and a reusable launch system that will drastically reduce the cost of access to space.

FLIGHT SOFTWARE DEVELOPER As a software developer on the flight software team, you will be creating software that is used to design, develop, launch and operate SpaceX flight systems. You will engage with other SpaceX engineers to discover the needs of the mission and code highly reliable software that turns the mission into a reality. You will be responsible for the complete lifecycle of the software you create, from development to testing to operation during a mission. You will accept a large degree of personal responsibility, work on awesome stuff and every day be completely baffled as to how you ever worked anywhere else.

SPACEX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING The flight software team is responsible for the software that runs on-board SpaceX rockets and spacecraft, but we do more than embedded software engineering: we also do simulations, distributed data management, and analysis tools used in preparation for a launch. Our problem domains span embedded, fault tolerant, flight control, web, mobile, cloud, and big data computing. The products that we develop run on low-power space computing platforms, mobile devices, desktop systems, and in data centers.

We are an organizationally flat group of a few dozen software engineers. Although we work on and support critical systems, you wouldnt know it from observing our office. When it comes to the code we are unrelentingly meticulous and thorough, but when it comes to people we are big on open communication, flexible hours and a casual work environment.

When considering you as a candidate, we wont be focused on specific experience, skills or keywords. We will be looking for evidence that youre smart, adaptable and exceptionally productive. You will show us that youre an accomplished programmer, capable of working in many problem domains, and that you can ship products. Youre the engineer that other engineers can count onyoure highly technical, you attack every problem with enthusiasm, and you share the teams passionate dedication to the mission.

At SpaceX, the problem domain is full of exciting challenges, and launching the product will be like no other product launch youve ever experienced!Note for new or recent graduates: If youre a new or recent graduate, show us you have some experience outside of your academic course work. Personal projects (web apps, mobile apps, electronics, etc.), or club projects (robotics clubs, programming clubs, etc.) are a strong indicator that you have an appetite to improve yourself as a professional engineer. This will go a long way with your application.

You can apply online or e-mail your resume to ryan.fitzpatrick@spacex.com. Thanks!

brandoncor 8 days ago 0 replies      
Alarm.com - http://www.alarm.com - Washington DC, Denver CO, Minneapolis MN, Brooklyn NY

A rapidly expanding, entrepreneurial technology company, Alarm.com, is seeking an ambitious and talented senior level software engineer to take a lead technical role on the Software Development team. The Principal Software Engineer will be a key technical thought leader and will report to the Vice President of Software Engineering.

Here's a high level look at our technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU5l-lkvmqw

The Principal Software Engineers primary job responsibilities include:

Alarm.com provides web-enabled, wireless security, safety and activity monitoring technology to residential and commercial customers throughout the United States and Canada. Our patented technology is already used by millions of residential and small commercial customers.

Alarm.coms Engineering team is perfect for candidates who want to gain exposure to a wide variety of technologies including GSM wireless RF networks, intelligent video analysis, device firmware, home automation, web app development, e-commerce, iOS/Android/WP development.

Very few small companies innovate and develop across such a broad range of technologies as Alarm.com. This position is ideal for the candidate who seeks a small, friendly company culture where one can work closely with a team of smart and highly productive people across a very interesting spectrum of wireless, software, and hardware/device technologies.

We're also hiring for these engineering positions:





We're also hiring for tons of non-engineering positions that you can check out here: http://www.alarm.com/about/careers.aspx

Please contact me, Brandon O'Rourke, if you're interested: borourke@alarm.com.

leowidrich 8 days ago 1 reply      
Buffer (http://bufferapp.com) - REMOTE (We're a small distributed team of 16 people (5 engineers) across the US, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sweden and Australia)

We'd love for you to come join Buffer for the fun ride. We have over 1.1 million users and our annual run rate is over $2m. There are some super interesting challenges ahead, as we focus on Buffer for Business.We're looking to expand our engineering team with the following open positions.

    * Reliability Hacker (Devops engineer)    * Happiness (Support) Engineer    * Backend Hacker
Here are some key stats about our technology and scale.

    - we have over 150k monthly active users.     - 8000+ API clients. Most popular: Feedly, IFTTT, Pocket, Instapaper     - we release changes several times a day - we have an entirely data-driven process,       with Einstein and Buffer-Metrics, our custom built a/b testing and       metrics tracking framework.     - Some of the tech we work with: PHP, Python, MongoDB, AWS (Elastic       Beanstalk, Elasticache, SQS), Backbone.js, Grunt.js, Android, iOS.    - More stats and stack details here:      http://overflow.bufferapp.com/2013/08/01/scaling-buffer-in-2013/
We're a small team of driven hackers and happiness heroes (our support people). Just like you, we're excited and passionate about engineering challenges and have some interesting architecture and scaling problems we work on.

If you're interested in coming on board, youll:

    - work closely with Sunil on technical architecture and Joel on product.     - ship to thousands of users and iterate quickly     - work with our metrics team to make smart changes     - be friendly and comfortable talking directly to customers on issues and features     - be a happy, positive-minded and kind person who has a great approach in dealing       with others     - be a Buffer user     - be anywhere in the world, and if you'd like, you have help and support from us       to move to where you want to be     - have experience working with another startup or building side projects       before (would be awesome, its cool if not)
Some aspects of Buffer culture that makes us a little different:

    - we are totally transparent. We raised $450k, we currently have over 1.1       million users and generate $195k/mo. Ask me anything else!     - within the company, all salaries and equity are open and we have a formula       for the distribution.     - we're all very focused on self improvement     - we have daily standups where we discuss our current improvements. This could       be waking up earlier, starting public speaking, blogging, exercise, learning       a language, etc.     - here's our culture deck: http://www.slideshare.net/bufferapp/buffer-culture-03
Salary: 88k-110k depending on location (living costs) and experience. (http://99u.com/articles/15527/the-age-of-salary-transparency)

Equity: 0.5-1%

If this sounds fun, let's chat. Send me a note about yourself, why youre interested in Buffer, and any relevant links (Github profile, projects and background):http://jobs.bufferapp.com

- Email our CTO Sunilthenexthacker@bufferapp.com

erso 8 days ago 0 replies      
DaisyBill - 34 W 15th Street, NYC - http://www.daisybill.com

Senior Ruby/Rails/JS developer, full-time and local only

DaisyBill does workers' compensation e-billing for the state of California.

We're a small company with 5 people in NYC and 2 in California.

Workers' Comp is a vastly underserved part of the medical billing trade which has been a struggle for all parties involved: the injured worker, the practice that performs services on the injured worker, and the insurance companies that handle the claims/bills. Electronic billing aims to make the situation better.

Effective October 18, 2012, all claims administrators (insurance companies, self-insured employers, et al) for California workers compensation claims are required to be able to receive bills electronically.

DaisyBill is the facilitator for practices to take advantage of this new law, allowing them to enter in the information about services rendered, seeing both what they should charge for the services and what they should expect to be paid (as these are not always the same). DaisyBill manages the entire billing process, both sending the bill electronically and managing the responses about the status of the bill, including when it was paid and how much. As a result of using DaisyBill, practices are paid more quickly and accurately than when they submit bills via paper/snail mail. We're talking 15 days instead of 60, 90, or more. This makes practices more likely to take on injured workers as patients, an obvious benefit for all parties.


We're looking for someone to help us with a new product/revenue stream we're going to be developing shortly. This product is a new fee calculator as the current one is expiring after the new year. We're also going to be integrating with third party billers that are currently unable to submit workers comp bills electronically. There is no shortage of work to be done and there is a lot of money to be made.

I'm Kris, the CTO and sole developer at DaisyBill. Previously I was at ThoughtWorks, then Pivotal Labs. I decided to get out of consulting and into a product company because I wanted to own the product I was working on. DaisyBill is the only company out of many I considered that has a solid business plan with an intent to make a lot of money and do some good in the process.

I'm looking for a senior developer that is experienced with Ruby, Rails, and JavaScript. The stack we currently run is Rails 3.2/PostgreSQL 9.2 on Heroku. I'd like to rewrite the site using AngularJS at some point in the near future, so Angular experience is a plus. We also don't have a designer, so having an eye towards good UX/UI is also a plus. We use Git and I'd expect any new hire to either already know Git quite well or be unafraid of it and be able to be brought up to speed quickly. I currently develop on an iMac with MacVim, and most people in the office use a standing desk.

You would be pairing reasonably regularly for the first few weeks but be expected to work independently not long after joining, asking questions as necessary. We also do a loose form of TDD: I typically like to sketch out an idea before trying to bake it in with tests. I also don't test every line of code. I believe in being pragmatic about testing. We use RSpec and Jasmine.

I do interviews similarly to the way they're done at Pivotal: After chatting about what you're looking for in a position I'd have you come in and pair on some code. I care a lot about the interview process allowing the candidate to suss out whether the work environment and the actual work is what they're interested in. I don't do conference room whiteboard programming.

I don't have a degree, and I don't expect you to have one, either. I don't necessarily care about how long you've been a developer, either. I care about the quality of your code today and your approach to solving problems. If you're capable and can show it, I'm interested.

You may reach me at khicks@daisybill.com.


sgrove 8 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Zenbox. Software Engineer. [LOCAL | RELOCATE OK]

We're a YC company wrangling SaaS to work together (as they should), starting by bringing the biggest apps our customers use right into Gmail. We've been growing our team over the past few months, and looking to add even more awesome people. We work with dozens of API's to show our users profiles of their customers without having to jump out of the email flow - imagine having http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtzqRSlgqkw available when helping customers.

Thousands of people use it every day for hours on end, and are happy to pay for it to make sure they can continue using it. But there's still so much polish and improvement possible.

We also spend time improving our tooling, and tools for other developers. As one example we've recently vastly improved the source-map capabilities of the ClojureScript compiler and added reified keywords to the runtime to make ClojureScript a better citizen on the web. We do it because we want to give back to the communities that have enabled us, because it helps us, and because it's interesting.

Looking for an engineer who loves the craft, who cares about building product, and is excited about helping customers. We're building a team that's able to reduce complexity others balk at into simple, easy to reason about system, so we can continue to move quickly and delight both customers and ourselves.

This is both UI and backend work.

Languages: Clojure, Clojurescript, Javascript. sean @ zenboxapp https://www.zenboxapp.com

memset 8 days ago 0 replies      
Eponym (New York, NY, USA)


We're an eyewear company looking for engineers to help architect and build our API, which powers eyeglass orders for fashion brands. We are also looking for people to help us build our whitelabel eyewear software, and iterate on new UX features - we do a lot of AngularJS.

Our stack is Python (Flask) and MongoDB [1]. Including bits of Celery, nginx, and uwsgi. We do a lot of integration with the UPS (in fact, we maintain an open-source UPS library [2]).

We're building our API and internal dashboards (which we use heavily to process orders, eyewear prescriptions, customer information, gift cards, etc.) We white-label eyewear for other fashion brands; Classic Specs and Steven Alan are some of our brands. Email me!


[1] https://github.com/classicspecs/Flask-MongoMyAdmin

[2] https://github.com/classicspecs/ClassicUPS

BrianPetro 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer - SaaS/Web Application Developer

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/516-software-engineer-saas...

Front-end, AngularJS Software Engineer to Help Invent a New Category of Software

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/481-front-end-angularjs-so...

Palo Alto Senior Developer Needed to Build Team and Lead Development

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/473-palo-alto-senior-devel...

Build an Interactive Trade Show Display Using AngularJS

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/472-build-an-interactive-t...

Solve Problems with AngularJS at Chicago Dev Shop

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/380-solve-problems-with-an...

Lead Front End Developer (AngularJS) with UI Experience @ Foodsitter

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/426-lead-front-end-develop...

Senior / Lead Developer with heavy UI / Application experience : FT or Freelance

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/422-senior-lead-developer-...

adambratt 8 days ago 0 replies      
Benzinga is looking for a Django developer, a front end dev, and a Drupal dev either REMOTE or local full-time in Detroit, MI.

We're a financial media company, a poor man's - lest we say everyday man's - Bloomberg competitor, and a financial product SaaS all forged together into a powerful trident that is attacking the high seas of Wall Street in a relentless pursuit of transparency.

And conquer we shall! We've grown 100% quarter over quarter all this year. Our team has surged to 30+ people and the waves of revenue washed together to form a rushing roar with just one of our products going from nothing to $100k/month in just 9 months.

Being a media company we find our way into all kinds of cool stuff. Our office is furnished with things like a $3000 high-end bed that was sent to us to review. We got to talk to and get pictures with Warren Buffett and Lloyd Blankfein (CEO of Goldman Sachs) when they came to Detroit last week.

But, you interject, finance is one of the toughest startup seas to sail upon! The old boys club runs an ironclad ship with no visible decks for boarding. Avast! We've built a battering ram of a business in just a few short years that has pummeled its way deep into the heart of Wall Street. Old Ironsides has warmed itself to Benzinga and once a taste the thirst cannot be quenched.

We've recently became Microsoft's premier finance partner alongside 3 other companies, all worth over a billion dollars and established for years. As of this Christmas season we will be installed by default on 500 million desktops and tablets via Windows 8 Finance. No download necessary. That's right mateys, we're in the source code.

And if you happen to trade or invest yourself you'll find us inside almost all of the major brokerages in the US.

So, where do you fit in this rigging, you swashbuckling scalawag? Well, our team is crazy ambitious, motivated, and experienced with shaking shit up. If you know your tech, and want on deck this is the place to do it. Your exact technical background and language of choice doesn't matter as much as your motivation and your ability to adapt quickly. We are a young team and we're especially looking for sailors who've got some salt in their whiskers who can help us scale from millions to hundreds of millions.

Why be a ninja when you can be a pirate? This ship is forging a new course, send an email to dev-us@benzinga.com to board!

trefn 8 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Mixpanel (YCS09; http://mixpanel.com) is the most advanced advanced analytics platform ever for web & mobile applications. We're profitable, with millions in monthly revenue, and we're backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Max Levchin.


We have two types of engineering positions available - systems and product.

Systems engineers[1] build and scale our infrastructure, and write mostly C, C++, and Python. These are the people working on our custom datastore. This position requires at least 2 years of experience writing systems software. Solid C experience is a plus.

Product engineers[2] build the parts people interact with - reporting interfaces, APIs, dataviz stuff, and more - and write mostly Python, JS, and Less.This position requires at least 2 years of software engineering experience, no specialization required. Solid JS experience is a plus though.

The engineering team is still small (8), and there's a lot of interesting stuff to do. Happy to talk details.

If you are interested, drop me a line - tim@mixpanel.com.



St-Clock 8 days ago 0 replies      
Auto123 - Montreal, Canada - 2 Backend and 1 Frontend Developers

== Who we are ==

We're a team of 10 highly-trained but still fun developers building a new car dealership web platform that's going to power the web sites of our hundreds of clients across Canada.

We're working closely with a product team (marketing, design) and a production team (HTML programmers).

== Why it's interesting? ==

- Build a high-performance responsive web framework that is heavily customizable

- Connect to 10 legacy DBs and render a page under 50 ms

- Build a platform, work on API usability and interact with users to improve it

- Work on the automated deployment and monitoring of hundreds of web sites and web applications each week

If your pupils dilated at least once while reading, it would be interesting for both of us to work together :-)

== How we do it ==

- The infra team uses puppet, Fabric, nginx, and uWSGI.

- The backend team uses Django, celery, PostgreSQL, redis, memcached.

- The frontend team uses SASS, Compass, Backbone.js, and a heavily modified version of Twitter Bootstrap.

We love code reviews, daily standup meetings, campfire, contributing to open source, and paying for education (code school anyone?).

We hate long meetings, code without test, vendors selling things we did not build yet.

== Perks ==

- A ping pong table and some nerf guns (if that's your thing).

- Research and Development (we have a research grant with McGill University)

- A big office with wooden floors, brick and stone walls, located in the Old Montreal.

- Boring but important stuff like health insurance!

If you are interested, contact me at bdagenais@auto123.com with your resume and optionally, your github profile. Bonus points for bribes like github stars on my personal (https://github.com/bartdag/) or industrial repositories (https://github.com/auto123/).

chetanahuja 8 days ago 0 replies      
(packetzoom.com, SF Bay area preferred) Make Mobile networking faster. Hard-core system level engineering for mobile platforms (C/C++ skills required. We also use Java and Python where appropriate). Full-time. Fresh Graduates and/or Senior hackers. Significant Equity (we're looking for "owners", not "just employees"). Connect directly with CEO (myself) chetan@packetzoom.com

Who We are


Founders: ex-Google and ex-Playhaven. Industry veterans. Our values: Pragmatic, Stable, Reasonable (except when it comes to playing along with "industry conventional wisdom"), Family Friendly, a certain knowing... wry air.

Who You are


You love tinkering with low level Unix, have significant amount of working C or C++ code under your belt. You are frequenty heard asking, "But how does it actually work under the hood?". (You need NOT be a superstars/rockstars/Ninjas/10x'rs or any other mythical creature... we find mythical creatures scary).

H1-B transfers ok. Fresh H1-B applications ok if you have other visa authorization or some other way (perhaps from outside the US) to continue working during April-October timeframe (H1-B candidates know what I speak of)

Located preferably in the Bay area (but remote work possible for right candidate)


pixelmonkey 8 days ago 0 replies      
Parse.ly (parsely.com) - Remote (EST / CST preferred)

We're a fully distributed team (see http://bit.ly/distributed-teams for a post by me, the CTO) -- which is to say, a merit-based, technology-forward, super-bright team of Pythonistas who happen to collaborate using the same methods of major open web projects like Wikipedia, Wordpress, Ubuntu, and Mozilla.

We just closed a $5M series A round. As a result, we're looking to expand our engineering team. We are looking for full-stack engineers, back-end data engineers, and front-end data visualization interaction designers.

If you're focused on the backend, you should have experience with high write performance DBs (e.g. Redis, Cassandra), large-scale log analysis (e.g. Hadoop, Pig, Hive), and big distributed cloud systems (e.g. >20 node cloud deployments). That will mean you'll hit the ground running here.

For the front-end, you should know modern web and mobile design principles and be particularly excited by d3.js and its associated ecosystem.

You'd be joining the company at a great time. Our engineering team is still small enough that we feel like an elite task force, but unlike two years ago, we are making millions in revenue and have a ridiculous amount of data to draw insight out of on behalf of our customers.

You should be an expert in a mainstream programming language, preferably Python or JavaScript. You should be willing to learn, or already know, technologies like Tornado, MongoDB, Redis, Solr, Postgres, Cassandra, Pig, Storm, and Amazon Web Services. You should be extremely handy at a UNIX command line, possessing all the skills of a sysadmin.

Also, if you happen to be an experienced software engineer who wants to end up in a role with a mixture of product management, customer interaction, and individual contributions to the code, we have just the position for you. Let us know -- we're looking for you.

If you join us, you'll be part of a well-funded and high-revenue SaaS analytics company that is rewriting the rules of online media. Our software aggregates data on over 5 billion pageviews per month of traffic, and we work with major media companies as customers, such as The Atlantic, Arstechnica, Mashable, The New Republic, MIT Technology Review, and many more.

Apply by sending a (short!) cover letter to work@parsely.com. Mention this HN post and say you're looking for Andrew.

Include links to online portfolio, Github, LinkedIn, or any similar services, if you have them. If you have a Python code example that you think expresses your Python coding style, that would also be a good thing to send along (as plain attachment, Github Gist, or similar).

pbiggar 8 days ago 0 replies      
CircleCI (https://circleci.com/jobs) - SF or REMOTE fulltime (in the US)

At CircleCI we're building the next generation of developer automation: amazing Continuous Integration and Deployment. We have traction and revenue and funding and great customers. Our customers love us, because we move quickly, build great things, and provide amazing support. Everyone talks to customers a lot.

We're still a small team, so you'll have a large impact on company culture. We're highly influenced by Valve's Employee handbook, and have as flat a structure as we can.

We're looking for frontend engineers (JS), designers (must be able to HTML+CSS), and backend engineers (Clojure). Being a mix of those is of course welcome! We lean towards senior experienced engineers, or junior engineers who can display great talent.

We're also looking for engineers for sales and marketing positions. Since we have an incredibly technical product, and selling directly to developers, the marketing positions (dev evangelism, CRO, analytics, content, etc - think a patio11-style engineer) require significant development experience. Sales positions are a good fit for engineers looking for a change, esp those who love automating manual processes.

Check out our jobs page at https://circleci.com/jobs.

snowmaker 8 days ago 0 replies      
Scribd (YC '06), San Francisco - H1B, FULL-TIME, and INTERN are all welcome

Scribd ("Netflix for eBooks", top 100 website, 35 people) is hiring talented hackers of all kinds to help us build the library of the 21st century.

We've hired SIX full-time people and TONS of interns from these "Who is Hiring" threads ... it really works!

We're looking for people who want to work with:

* Ruby on Rails (we're the #2 largest rails site, after Twitter)

* Javascript (well, we use Coffeescript)

* iOS

* Machine Learning / data mining / recommendations - think Netflix prize, but for books!

* Data analysis

That said, we care way more about your personality and general hacking skills then what languages you've used so far, so if you haven't used these but want to break into mobile or web development, this could be a good opportunity for you. We've hired people from these threads with everywhere from 0 to 10 years of experience.

We're profitable, very well funded and have a really fun office environment (go-karts + a rock climbing wall!). Scribd alumni have gone on to found 4 other YCombinator companies, more than from any other startup. We think this says something about the kind of people that we like to hire, and we love hiring people with entrepreneur and startup ambitions. We are also always looking for international people interested in moving to the US and can help you secure a visa.

We just launched a service that's being called the "Netflix for books" and are really excited about it. Read more here: http://wrd.cm/1dJquzz

See more at scribd.com/jobs and feel free to email me directly: jared at scribd.com

eli 7 days ago 0 replies      
Marketing Operations Manager - Industry Dive - Washington, DC

Want to help plan and execute marketing campaigns for some of the most innovative Fortune 100 companies? Industry Dive is looking for a smart, passionate, and detail-oriented candidate to lead our advertising operations.

The Marketing Operations Manager will be given significant and varied responsibilities. Core to the role is managing clients advertising campaigns - providing excellent customer service, optimizing campaigns to maximize results, and creating detailed reports and analysis. The Marketing Operations Manager will also work with internal teams to create and test Industry Dive marketing campaigns, landing pages, and ad creative.

This is a newly created position at a fast growing startup. The Marketing Operations Manager will interact with senior management and will get to build the processes use to manage our internal operations. Its a fantastic role for someone looking to grow in their career.

More details on our website: http://www.industrydive.com/company/jobs/marketing/#marketin...

Industry Dive is a mobile focused B2B media startup based in Washington, DC. Weve been named an Innovative Media Startup by the American Business Media association and listed by Mattermark, Inc. as one of the Top 10 Hottest publishing startups. Learn more about Industry Dive at http://www.industrydive.com

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: eli[at]industrydive.com

jboggan 8 days ago 0 replies      
Factual is currently hiring engineers and data lovers of all levels in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Shanghai.

Factuals location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factuals real-time data stack. We were recently named one of "50 Disruptive Companies in 2013" by MIT Technology Review. We have a terrific team that is still fairly small and an incredible CEO who was previously the co-founder of Applied Semantics (which was bought by Google and became AdSense). Factual has venture funding from Andreessen-Horowitz and our partners/customers include Facebook, Yelp, Trulia, and Newsweek.

There are many challenging problems to work on at all layers of the stack: data cleaning and canonicalization, storage, deduping, serving, APIs, improving data using machine learning, etc. A great example is one of our most recent products, Geopulse Audience, which stands at the intersection of high quality places data and large scale analysis of user geo-data: http://www.factual.com/products/geopulse-audience .

If you love data, Factual is the place to be. Our main criteria are that you're smart and get things done, but you'll get bonus points for experience with Clojure (http://www.factual.com/jobs/clojure), machine learning, NLP, algorithm design, or Hadoop.

You can email me personally at jake@factual.com, or view our job postings and apply directly via Jobvite:

Los Angeles/SF Bay Area Software engineer: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oQR1Vfwn&s=Hackernews

lost-theory 8 days ago 2 replies      
Lumosity - http://www.lumosity.com/ - San Francisco, CA

The operations team @ Lumosity (the team I work on) is hiring 1-2 ops engineers! Our ops team currently is 3 people and we are responsible for the smooth operation of lumosity.com for our 50 million users. We use chef, nginx, HAProxy, MySQL (Percona Server), Redis, Memcached, nagios. We run on dedicated hardware at SoftLayer. Lumosity.com is one of the largest consumer rails apps and has a team of really smart engineers and product people building it.

Some things you will be working on: scaling & capacity planning; finding & removing performance bottlenecks; reducing single points of failure; implementing (semi-)automated failover for MySQL/redis/memcached; building a CI system for our chef code, investigating new technologies like Docker to help us spin up infrastructure in less time; being part of our on-call rotation.

We're looking for folks with experienced in both sysadmin & development, but it's totally fine if you know one side and want to learn more about the other :)

Here is the official job description (scroll down):


If you're interested please contact me at steven@lumoslabs.com or apply through that jobvite page and mention HN.

We also have a bunch of other job positions at lumosity.com/jobs for engineers (iOS, Android, Rails, Flash) and others (UX, marketing, internationalization, product management).

p4bl0 8 days ago 0 replies      
I just posted a link to a facebook status of Ladar Levison [1], who says that the Dark mail Initiative has been funded, and that he will soon be looking at resumes. I assume it can be of interest to people here on HN :-).

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6827595

doctoboggan 7 days ago 0 replies      
Enthought, Inc, https://enthought.com/company/careers/ Full Time in Austin, TX

Enthought is looking to hire for two different roles: DevOps and Scientific Developer. We mostly develop in Python, but will consider candidates with a strong C/C++ background.

Senior Software Developer


We are seeking exceptional senior software engineers to join the product development team in our Austin, Texas headquarters. The product is a hybrid desktop / web services platform for building advanced technical computing and visualization applications. The successful candidate will help guide the architectural growth of the product, drive continued feature development, and continue to improve the richness and robustness of the platform.

Applicants should have a BS, MS, or PhD degree with a strong background in computer science, as well as real experience developing quality software, either commercial or open source. While strong technical skills are required, we tend to weigh "really smart", "highly productive", and "dedicated to developing quality products" more heavily than any specific skill set or degree.

Desired Skills and Capabilities

4+ years of programming experience in both high- and low-level programming languages such as Python and C++.Expertise with Python and the Python ecosystemSolid understanding of software and computer architectureStrong background in creating robust applications and user-centric interfacesExperience with databases, concurrent and multi-threaded programming, and distributed systems are all big plusesBS, MS or PhD in engineering, computer science, mathematics or related technical discipline. Equivalent experience also considered.A passion for computers, software, and programming

Scientific Developer


Enthought is currently seeking Scientific Software Developers. Our developers participate in the development of scientific and technical applications involving GUIs, 2D and 3D graphics, workflow and pipeline architecture, and numerical algorithms for our proprietary products and for customer applications. Some travel may be required.Desired Skills and Capabilities:(Required) Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other scientific or engineering field with preferably an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.(Required) Minimum 2 years of technical lead or development experience with 4 years being preferredAbility to understand a problem domain and then conceive of and implement an intuitive user interface geared toward the scientist or engineer user.Discipline, pride, and professionalism to write readable, documented, and unit-tested code that serves as an example to those who study your workStrong work ethic and commitment to satisfying the customer.Experience with Python, and a strong understanding of how to apply its capabilities to develop GUIs, work flow frameworks, and elegant scientific applications.Strong understanding of statistics, optimization, image processing, signal processing, or other similar area.

We find that a scientist will thrive at Enthought if their passion for software is as deep and ingrained as their scientific interests.Please visit us at https://enthought.com/company/careers/ to learn more about our open positions, our values, and what kind of developer fits best at Enthought.Interested? Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@enthought.com or you can contact Jill Cowan at jillc@enthought.com

jonbischke 8 days ago 0 replies      
Entelo - San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time - http://www.entelo.com/

Entelo allows recruiters to search for the most talented people across the web. With over 300 million social profiles in its database, powerful search to surface relevant candidates and patent-pending technology to help discover candidates who may be open to new opportunities, Entelo dramatically improves your ability to find the right talent.

Our easy-to-use collaborative tools help streamline the recruiting process and allow recruiters to spend time more effectively and efficiently.

We have over 90 customers including Box, Facebook, Yelp, Square and Groupon and recently announced our series A round of funding http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/19/entelo-the-big-data-recruit...

Our team is small so you'll play an integral role in building something meaningful. We work hard while respecting that our colleagues have well-rounded lives, and we strive for a diverse, welcoming, and respectful environment.

Some of our perks include $300 noise-canceling headphone allowance, 100% coverage of employee health care premiums, and 1:1 matching for donations to non-profits.

Current openings:Engineering (Data): http://www.entelo.com/careers/engineering/data_engineer

Engineering (Full-Stack): http://www.entelo.com/careers/engineering/full_stack

Sales: http://www.entelo.com/careers/sales/inside_account_executive

Marketing: http://www.entelo.com/careers/marketing/director_demand_gene...

Customer Success: http://www.entelo.com/careers/customer_success/director

We recently moved into a beautiful open office in SOMA right across from the 4th and King Cal-Train station and near AT&T Park.

I'm the founder and you can email me directly at jon at entelo dot com or call me at 310-351-7275.

robbiemitchell 8 days ago 0 replies      
Knewton - New York, NY (Union Square) - full-time

Knewton's mission is to bring personalized learning to the world.

Knewton personalizes digital course materials by figuring out exactly what a student knows and what she should do right now. Knewton provides the tools and infrastructure needed to create continuously adaptive learning applications driven by real-time proficiency estimation, activity recommendations, analytics, and more.

Knewton has been recognized globally as a "Technology Pioneer" (World Economic Forum in Davos), one of the world's "50 Most Innovative Companies" (Fast Company), and one of "The World's 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" (Goldman Sachs). More at http://www.knewton.com/about/press/



Some specific openings:

* Senior Database Administrator, Systems Engineering - http://bit.ly/19bUVXm

* Data Analyst - http://bit.ly/18fkQgB

* Senior Software Engineer - Java/NoSQL - http://bit.ly/17zDdkD

* Senior Software Engineer - Natural Language Processing - http://bit.ly/1b8rmJD

* Software Engineering Internship - http://bit.ly/1cTBTaP

* Senior Product Manager, Analytics - http://bit.ly/InFqoH

* Product Manager, API - http://bit.ly/ICsXy5

* Business Development Professional - US/UK - http://bit.ly/18SeNCx

* Technical Project Manager - Content Operations - http://bit.ly/1jXVDwx

--> For more follow http://twitter.com/knewton_jobs

seekely 8 days ago 1 reply      
Quid (quid.com) - San Francisco - H1B welcome

This place has so much potential and great momentum with huge clients like Microsoft, Samsung, Visa, etc...

Our product combines advanced data visualizations, mathematical models, and data processing techniques to generate valuable insight for our customers. With only 12 developers, every developer's contributions matter a lot (seriously).

Check out one of our network visualizations (a news network about Lady Gaga =p): https://quid.box.com/s/kxc7hskuzokmd3f38c0w

We are looking for a variety of developers including:

* Data science developer to apply computational algorithms and statistical methods to unstructured data

* Visualization developer pushing web browsers to the limits with 10,000+ node fully interactive networks

* Full stack application developer with a Javascript specialty

* Infrastructure developers to make provisioning of entire clusters a push button experience

Apply by emailing hn@quid.com with a resume/portfolio.

jpoloney 8 days ago 0 replies      
Union Square, San Francisco, CA. Full-time. Full-stack Engineer, All Levels.

Red Hot Labs (RHL) is looking for full-stack engineers at all levels that want to work on cutting edge business intelligence & machine-learning tools and services for mobile developers.


    - Write both server and client-side code for massively scalable analytics architectures.       (We can teach you this!)    - Actively learn and work with new technologies. Theres a very good chance       youll pick up experience with a new language / technology stack here!    - Collaborate closely with our CEO and the rest of our team to develop       products and services with a high quality user-experience.     - Architect and own big parts of our infrastructure. 
=Your skills=

    - REQUIRED: CS degree or significant experience in a low-level language (C, C++).          - We're trying to hire smart folks that have a solid CS foundation.    - REQUIRED: Prior experience working with either Javascript or Ruby.    - REQUIRED: Ability to pick up new languages and frameworks quickly.    - PREFERRED: Prior experience developing business intelligence or analytical tools.
=Why Red Hot Labs=

Were a small 4-person FUNDED startup founded by the guys who made FarmVille and CityVille. Were building business intelligence tools and services that we think are missing from the mobile ecosystem. This is not our first startup; our last one was acquired by Zynga and led to them being able to IPO using our core-tech and games.

Our company culture is one built on learning and the belief that everyone is a student and everyone is a teacher. We want to work with folks that inspire us to learn more and do our best work. We invest in our employees and want to help you grow in both your core skill-set and other areas you may be interested in. We can afford to do this while were small.

We originally began building mobile games and realized there was a big hole in mobile business intelligence and in bringing together and understanding all of the data that exists out there. We focus on shipping quickly and constantly (our first product was built in 6 weeks with no pre-existing client-side code), so this is a great place to experience shipping multiple products.

We have since shut down the development of games and are focusing 100% on our tools and service products. We still maintain and run the games and use them as test beds for new ideas.


    - WORKCATIONS! Were a small company so we do unscalable things such as       rent a house for the whole team and spend a week working from a Ski-house Tahoe       or in a beach-house in Hawaii.     - Early-stage startup equity grants    - Health/Dental/Vision insurance 
=Our stack=

    - Redis, Couchbase, Rails for our backend API.    - Mostly AWS with a little bit of Heroku for our hosting.    - AngularJS, jQuery, Underscore for our dashboard and web apps.    - 3rd party services: Facebook, Mixpanel, Stripe, Mailgun
=Relevant press=

About our culture:http://gamesauce.org/news/2013/05/31/red-hot-labs-sons-of-zy...

About our strategy:http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/02/28/zynga-veteran...

About our funding: http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/28/red-hot-labs/


Send an email to jobs+HN@redhotlabs.com with a little bit about yourself and what youre looking for in a new role and we can chat a bit more about what were up to in detail. We look forward to speaking with you!

-Joel (Founder)

sahillavingia 8 days ago 0 replies      
Gumroad (https://gumroad.com/).

Gumroad enables all types of creators (musicians, designers, writers, video game developers, comedians, filmmakers, and more) earn a living by selling their work directly to their audience.

See a demo: https://gumroad.com/demo

The company is 2 years old. We're a tiny team of 10 folks focused on making a great product over anything else we've raised $8M and don't have to think about raising money for a while (besides the money that we raise daily from our customers!).

We're looking for engineers and designers in San Francisco. You can see more definitive roles here, but in general we are looking for smart, hard-working, creative people: https://gumroad.com/jobs

You can apply through there or email me directly with links to a couple of things you've built sahil@gumroad.com

andy_campanella 8 days ago 0 replies      
Loci Controls - http://www.locicontrols.com - Boston, MA

We are looking for: Backend Software Engineer * Data Scientist

Loci Controls is developing real time control systems to extract energy from waste in landfills. Many landfills use methane from waste to generate and sell electricity to the power grid. We have developed custom hardware to measure and control the extraction of methane, and have successfully deployed our technology at a pilot site south of Boston. We are coupling connected devices and data analytics to increase the electricity output at these power plants, and you can be an integral part of the team.

We are currently working out of the Bolt (bolt.io) space in downtown Boston. It is a great office with great people, a ton of rapid prototyping equipment, idea paint conference rooms, full kitchen, and free coffee and beer. Come check it out!


Backend Software Engineer

Blend open-source technology with our custom hardware to deliver real time data to customers quickly and efficiently. Build a robust interface between the control hardware and the web so that not a single data point is lost. And archive data so that it can be accessed years from now. You will lay the groundwork for some of the most advanced statistical models ever developed in the industry.Responsibilities:

* Build database and web server applications that scale to store and retrieve an enormous amount of data

* Define/build an API to feed real-time data to an analytics engine and into a customer-facing interface

* Develop debugging and monitoring systems customized for a single piece of hardware* Diagnose and solve hard problems as we deploy and scale

* Gain an understanding of the market to see the impact of the tools you develop


* Deep understanding of Linux file system architecture

* Knowledge of cloud hosting and storage services (AWS, etc.)

* Proficient in at least one of the following: Java, Ruby, Python, C/C++, or PHP

* Experience in databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, or Couchbase


Data Scientist

Correlate data from thousands of connected devices to build mathematical models of complex natural phenomena. Develop state estimation and control models based on real world measurements, and oversee the implementation of those models across our network of devices. Be a part of the core team in a world-class technology organization.


* Mine large amounts of data for insights into complex and highly variable systems

* Build mathematical models that incorporate predictive analytics and self-learning control algorithms so we are constantly improving our performance

* Work closely with our designers and engineers to implement your ideas in the real world

* Develop the IP and proprietary models that will maintain our competitive edge


* Expert knowledge of statistical data modeling tools and mathematical software (R, MATLAB, Mathematica, etc.)

* Experience building web applications and server side frameworks that can bring your models to life (Ruby, NodeJS, Scala, etc.)

* Passion for debugging and iterating to make robust code and models

* Self-starter: learn new languages and techniques on the fly to account for new problems

To apply, please send a resume and a description of yourself to andy@locicontrols.com

mebassett 8 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK -part time/intern (sorry, no remote work, and we can't help with visas)

NBCUniversal - Research Assistant, Data Science & Predictive Analytics.

We're no startup. We're the special operations team for the corporate world.

We're hunting for engaging problems and opportunities to create real value for our marketing, sales, and research teams throughout our international businesses (television, movies, news, and home entertainment).

You'll be helping us on a variety of problems - little ones like writing a script to hack a third party's website and collect info on our products, to large ones like creating a model that can show our products value through time. In all cases you'll be working closely with the a senior engineer and either senior corporate management or a business unit in TV, film, or news. A typical week might look like this:

* Meet with the head of sales for a UK TV channel, learn about a problem they're facing trying to get an accurate value for advertisement slots.

* Discuss what you learned with the rest of team. Someone suggests that a nearest-neighbors regression on data from the marketing team might help.

* A senior dev helps you implement the algorithm and a UI for the sales team to use it.

* Spend some time with the sales team to see if it's creating any value, look for improvements.

What we use (We list this to tell you what we're like, not to tell you what languages we expect to see on a CV):

* Racket. We're big fans lisp and functional programming.

* Bash. We create a lot of value with small dirty hacky shell scripts, and we aren't shy about it.

* Whatever gets the job done, and whatever we think might be fun to use. Python, R, Javascript, Hadoop, EC2. We even wrote code in Fortran once (we don't like to talk about it.)

Who we're looking for:

Most importantly, you should be an intelligent problem solver who wants to apply whatever programming and maths knowledge you have to real world problems. We're not fussed about what languages are on your CV.

You have some familiarity with functional programming, machine learning, and linux/bash scripting, and you're eager for a chance to use it on real-world problems with support from other programmers. Given the predictive modeling angle, you're probably studying or have studied maths, stats, or even physics.

These are two assistant/internship positions for students looking for experience while doing their degree. Alternatively, if you can take on several projects in a full time role, please get in touch, too. We're pretty flexible.

Interested? My contact details are in my profile. Get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Apologies if you've contacted me before from outside London and I didn't get back to you. :( If you contacted me from London and didn't hear back, please do so again!

webjobatapple 8 days ago 1 reply      
Cupertino, CA

Apple Inc.

Web Application Engineer

Erlang, couch, backbone, node, etc.

My team at Apple is looking for an experienced fullstack web development professional to join a small and highly productive group. The role will involve developing and implementing enterprise web applications for the Apple Retail Stores worldwide.

A bit about the requirements, skills:

- Experience with developing distributed, fault-tolerant, highly available, and concurrent systems

- Experience with HTTP, REST, and modern HTML5 web technologies

- Experience with NOSQL data stores such as CouchDB, Riak, Hadoop, etc

- Experience with languages such as Erlang, Haskel, Clojure, Scala, Go

- Experience with scripting, shell environments, and version control solutions such as Git

- Understanding of javascript application frameworks like Backbone.js, Angular.js, and Ember.js

- Must have a solid understanding of the Apple Brand

- Must have expert knowledge of modern web development practices

- Able to implement new ideas quickly

- Thrives in a dynamic and ambiguous work environment

- Strong team player with a high degree of flexibility

- Ability to work independently while maintaining a high level of efficiency

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Very detail oriented and organized with a strong discipline of adhering to standards

- Excellent problem determination and resolution skills

If you are interested, please apply online via the following link.


PaulMest 8 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco (preferred) / Remote OK

Looking for Senior Engineer to join founding team and help us build out the engineering discipline.

== About the Company ==

We are an early stage/stealth team with previous experience from Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Microsoft, that have come together to build a marketplace at the intersection of technology, brands, and entertainment with solid backing from prominent Silicon Valley investors. We've invested and worked with companies and individuals like Uber, Path, FundersClub, 500 startups, YCombinator, Dropbox, Firespotter Labs, Philz Coffee, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, Mark Cuban, P&G, American Airlines, and more.

== Desired Skills & Experience ==

We are a very early stage startup and need to rapidly prototype and test our ideas every day. The ideal candidate is driven, analytical and understands how to build the simplest features to validate an idea. Great if you're also active in the Ruby community. You will be the technical backbone putting together our customer facing site and helping us build the infrastructure to ensure we can enable a team to ship reliable software everyday.

  5+ years experience as a software engineer  3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails  Fluent in Javascript, HTML, and CSS  Experienced in Heroku and managing live site environments  Postgres and query optimization is a plus
== A typical day includes ==

  Rapidly prototyping features to address usability test feedback using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML/CSS  Building backend features to empower business team to manage live sites content  Pushing code multiple times per day to staging/production  Hacking in a co-working space in SF [3+ days/week] unless it is WFH Wednesdays  ~15 minutes of agile meetings to address blocking issues  Going from idea->code->staging->production using JIRA/GitHub/Heroku
== Interested? ==

Contact paul@close.co. Id appreciate it if you'd include your resume, examples of sites youve worked on, and GitHub profile.

notmyname 8 days ago 0 replies      
SwiftStack - http://swiftstack.com/jobs - San Francisco, CA (preferred)

Everyone has data, and it's always growing. This growth in data means that we need an effective way to store massive amounts of data. OpenStack Swift is designed to effectively store massive amounts of data while providing high durability, high availability, and support massive concurrency across the entire data set. SwiftStack is building management, monitoring, and integration tools to turn the Swift storage engine into an effective storage solution that is used by millions, daily.

We're looking for engineers of all experience levels to join us. We do most of our work in Python, but we've got some Ruby, Javascript, and a few other things mixed into our stack.

So far this year, we've built out global clusters for a major expense reporting and travel support site[1], provided the storage system for Disney Interactive's gaming platform[2], and integrated Swift into radical new hard drive technology from Seagate[3]. We're currently working with companies like Intel and Box to build support for erasure codes into Swift[4].

My vision for OpenStack Swift is that it will be used by everyone, every day, even if they don't realize it. Swift is storage that is built for the web and already powers some of the world's largest storage clouds. I would like to work with you at SwiftStack to see this vision become a reality.

Interested? Send us an email at jobs@swiftstack.com. Send us your github profile, your LinkedIn account, a link to your website whatever will best display the work that youve done. Tell us in a few lines of text why youre interested in SwiftStack, and why well be interested in you. Well be back in touch shortly to get the conversation started.

[1] Concur video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmGfzewWQw&t=29m23s

[2] Disney + SwiftStack: http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/30/how-disney-built-a-giant-c...

[3] SwiftStack + Seagate: http://swiftstack.com/blog/2013/10/22/kinetic-for-openstack-...

[4] Building erasure codes into OpenStack Swift: http://swiftstack.com/blog/2013/07/17/erasure-codes-with-ope...

davidmurphy 8 days ago 1 reply      
Stealth mobile startup in LOS ANGELES (Santa Monica/Venice, CA) (REMOTE might work)

iOS Developer / CTO

I'm a guy who's last project was funded by Elon Musk and featured on Bloomberg, Good Morning America, Business Insider, and most of the tech press, and I'm now looking for an iOS developer to serve as CTO (and, optionally, co-founder) for my next startup.

You'd be joining me in working together on an awesome opportunity to build something big and have a huge impact. (This is my third startup -- I was on the founding team of Hotline, whose chat software was used by millions of people (even Dave Morin told me he was a "huge" Hotline user) and by companies like Apple; the Toronto Star called it "a major force in the online world" at the time.)

Now, I'm working on a mobile startup launching first on iOS and we're looking for an awesome iOS developer. We're stealth and I can't reveal details publicly because we're required to be under the radar while being considered for launching publicly at a major tech conference in SF attended by 8,000 people, but contact me if you're an iOS developer and I can send you more details, and we can talk!

CONTACT: dcm@davidcmurphy.me (a brief note & link to your online profiles (LinkedIn/GitHub/etc) (or just sending a resume) is fine -- we emphasize speed over makework!)

PS: my thesis in college was literally about companies that treat workers well. I really care about being a great guy to work with, and think this will be a really awesome opportunity. :)

rywang 8 days ago 0 replies      
3Gear Systems - http://threegear.com - San Francisco, CAContact: jobs@threegear.com

Bringing the 'Minority Report' user interface to reality, without the gorilla-arm. We're a team of three research engineers developing fundamental, finger-precise hand-tracking and gesture recognition technology. We're looking for two more engineers to join us with experience in some of the following:

Computer graphics engineer:

- Solid understanding of the practical aspects of the computer graphics pipeline, shaders

- Comfortable with 3D math: vectors, matrices, rotations, projection, etc.

- Solid understanding of computer systems: caches, low-level optimization

- Game development background ideal, user interaction design a plus

- Comfortable with C/C++

Computer graphics / computer vision research engineer:

- Strong optimization or machine learning background

- Experience implementing algorithms on 3D geometry or 2D images

- Solid understanding of computer systems

- Research experience ideal

- Comfortable with C/C++

Contact: jobs@threegear.com

jeremymcanally 8 days ago 0 replies      
Mandiant - REMOTE or located in New York or D.C. areas - I work at Mandiant, a cybersecurity company, and we need Rails and Node.js programmers for some projects we are working on. If you're interested in chatting about it, email me at my HN username at gmail.
tel 8 days ago 0 replies      
Do you want to work on technology that transforms thousands of young lives every day?

Signal Vine Full Time Washington DC

Looking for Lead Software Engineer: Full Stack Rails Developer

Signal Vine is a mobile technology startup which was recently spun out of another company due to incredible momentum. We have built an SMS automation platform that allows our customers to educate and encourage students to continue their education and have an exciting, powerful vision for where this business and technology can go. We have already lined up a stellar group of investors to support us and are looking for full stack, experienced engineers to join us on this journey. We pride ourselves on the technology and products we build, and we value our team and the customer relationships we develop. In order to build a successful business, we move quickly and work hard.

We are in search of a talented developer with strong experience in full stack Rails development who can lead the transition of the existing mobile platform into the new company, and then lead the ongoing development and evolution of the platform to support the rapid growth of the business. You will play an integral role in the development of a new business.

We are committed to attracting and developing exceptional people, and to creating an environment that is dynamic, challenging, and rewarding, all with the goal of realizing our full potential as a business. We seek those who enjoy a collaborative, participatory work environment. We believe passion and a sense of humor are essential to making this an outstanding place to work.

Interested in learning more? Email hello@signalvine.com with your application or questions.

seanmccann 8 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco


Ruby Engineers, Android

The last 50 years has seen the reinvention of almost every major industry except for one: Trucking. Intrans is here to change that by deploying the world's first mobile platform for on-demand freight shipping.

Over $30 billion dollars a month is spent trucking freight around the US. Without trucks, the country would grind to a halt overnight. In such a massive market, it's hard to believe that the entire industry today still runs on phones and fax machines. This means hundreds of millions of dollars worth of freight capacity goes unfilled every month due to the old-school inefficiencies of the industry.We are changing that. We use our location-based technology to automatically match supply and demand.

If you're ready to transform the trucking industry, send your resume and GitHub profile to jobs@intrans.com.

sam 8 days ago 0 replies      
Octopart - http://octopart.com - NYC

We're the electronic parts search engine that is opening up all technical product data on our website and via API to enable the next generation of hardware design tools.

We're a team of 9, we're based in Manhattan, and we've been profitable since 2010.

We're looking for a JavaScript and/or Python expert with at least an interest in electronic components. Tell us about yourself: jobs@octopart.com.

skyebook 8 days ago 0 replies      
Ultravisual, NYC

-- What are we doing? --

We're making a beautiful visual publishing platform enabling people to always have their content look its best. In the month since release we've been featured twice by Apple (Best New Apps and Apps for Friday Night) and have gotten an extremely positive reception.


-- Where do I fit in? --

We're looking for someone sharp to become the second member of our backend team, primarily in a DevOps role. Having a working knowledge of AWS, Chef, and Postgres is a must. Experience with Cassandra and Java on top of that is even better.

We're also looking for web developers fluent in Backbone (or similar) who is up to the task of spearheading our web efforts as well as UI/UX designers who can help to fill out ideas (Objective-C experience a definite plus here)

Beyond the technical specifics, if you're the type who is always learning something new and takes pride in their work, we want to talk to you.

-- What else should I know? --

We're based in DUMBO and would love to meet you! We're a diverse bunch. Members of the team have worked done everything from award-winning video game music to live visuals to open source game engines to being a professional chef.

We'd prefer local to NYC but would by no means discount someone remote with the right stuff. If this sounds interesting, please drop us a line. We'd love to meet and buy you a cup of coffee.

Contact us at jobs@ultravisual.com

Alex3917 8 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY.

Full Time.


Software developers at all experience levels, for front end, back end, and big data. We don't care what languages you know, as long as you're highly skilled in at least one. We use agile and tend to use the same kinds of technologies that you'd see in your typical YC startup. Email me if interested:


sandinmyjoints 8 days ago 1 reply      
SpanishDict (http://www.spanishdict.com) / Fluencia (http://www.fluencia.com)

Arlington, VA -- one Metro stop from Washington, DC.

SpanishDict is the world's largest Spanish learning website, with ~9M unique visitors / month. Fluencia, our new web app launched this summer, is the easiest way to learn Spanish online.

We're looking for:

* Software Engineer (http://curiositymedia.theresumator.com/apply/RaQcIm/Software...)

* Lead UI Designer (http://curiositymedia.theresumator.com/apply/IcJPWq/Lead-UI-...)

We have an engineering culture committed to rapid iteration, broad test coverage, extensive automation, and fast deployments.

Since we're a small team, we're full stack engineers. A day's work could touch:

* A Node.js backend that quickly and reliably delivers data from Mongo to mobile, tablet, and web devices.

* A client-side MVC application built with Backbone that provides a responsive user-experience.

* An adaptive learning engine that harnesses machine learning to customize content for users.

* A full-text search engine that delivers accurate search results for millions of translation queries.

* Unit and integration tests that ensure everything works for millions of users, all the time.

Why it's great to work here:

* Small team with a great culture of accomplishment and no barriers to getting things done.

* Endless opportunities to work on projects that promote learning and growth.

* The chance to make a difference in the educational experience of millions.

* All you can eat snacks and drinks.

* Flexible hours and unlimited personal days.

* Telecommute days.

* Free foreign language lessons.

Apply through the links above or email me at <ianyyl at maskr dot me>.

sailormoon222 8 days ago 1 reply      
Rap Genius (YC S11) - Brooklyn, NY - http://rapgenius.com Help us build the Wall of History jobs@rapgenius.com

IF YOU PASS OUR TECHNICAL INTERVIEW AND RECEIVE A JOB OFFER FROM US, WE'LL GIVE YOU $1,000 CASH (even if you don't take the job!) http://news.rapgenius.com/2368105

We're one of the fastest-growing sites on the internet, we get 25MM unique visitors per month, we've raised $15m from Andreesen Horowitz, and yet our tech team is only seven people. Anyone who joins us is going to have the best of both worlds, you'll work on a product that millions love and use while getting the experience of being a part of a small team and helping define the culture.


We're a tiny, quick-shipping team. Each of us makes product decisions and owns whole features. We're close and we all enjoy spending time together. Were a small team because were picky about who joins us. We have one of the hardest technical interviews in NYC but if you make it, youre going to be on the best team around. Our house library includes Metaprogramming in Ruby; Godel, Escher, Bach, an Eternal Golden Braid; POODR; and "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?". Loving rap is not a prerequisite for working here, though an appreciation osmoses to everyone after a while.


We started Rap Genius in 2009 to explain the meaning of rap lyrics, but the big vision goes beyond music and touches all of text whether it's the Bill of Rights (http://news.rapgenius.com/62958), the Bible (http://poetry.rapgenius.com/237774), The Waste Land (http://poetry.rapgenius.com/83150), or the Supreme Courts DOMA ruling (http://news.rapgenius.com/1910390), it's all on Rap Genius (or Poetry Genius, or News Genius, or... you get the idea). One of our favorite recent examples is Junot Diaz's amazing annotations on an excerpt from his own The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (http://poetry.rapgenius.com/2002590).


  * Bomb salary and equityyou won't be taking a pay cut to work here  * We don't count vacation days  * Free meals in the office, free unlimited Seamless, free unlimited Fresh Direct  * Free gym in the building  * We pay your phone bill and when you join we'll upgrade you to the newest iPhone  * Laundry and shower in the office  * Free indoor bike parking  * Free health, dental, and vision benefits  * The deluxe computer setup of your choice

  * Experienced full-stack Rails engineers  * Front-end developers with an eye for design  * iOS devs to help build our upcoming iPhone app

Hit us up at jobs@rapgenius.com with:

  * Your name and GitHub profile, your Twitter, blog, StackOverflow account, personal website, etc.  * A cool side project you built, library you've released, or some code that's impressive  * Something brief about what you like and dislike about the technologies you've used  * Your rsum  * Apply if you live in NYC or are willing to relocate. Our office is in Williamsburg, and it's awesome.

asuth 8 days ago 0 replies      
Quizlet (http://quizlet.com/jobs/ios-engineer) - San Francisco, CA - iOS Engineer

We're looking for someone to start and lead our iOS team as our first iOS engineer. We've put together a killer team across web, infrastructure, android, design, support, but iOS is still open. We would love someone strong enough to lead a team that should grow to 3-4 in the next 6-9 months.

Quizlet helps students practice what they're learning. Students absolutely adore us, just read the twitter search for Quizlet. Quizlet is a top 100 Website in the U.S. (20m uniques/mo), and during school our current iOS app is always in the top 2-3 for education. We are one of the few education companies succeeded in going directly to students, as opposed to selling through schools and districts. We have big plans for building learning tools that truly empower kids and make them enjoy the learning process.

Applications to jobs@quizlet.com

tzaman 8 days ago 0 replies      
Codeable (https://codeable.io) - REMOTE

We're looking for a seasoned Rails developer with extensive knowledge not only on Rails but on building APIs in particular. Our product is an online outsourcing platform for WordPress, called Codeable. It's built from two main components: AngularJS for the frontend (yes, we're building a single page app) and Rails as the API endpoint.

With everything we do, we strive for quality, so we have a full money-back guarantee to clients and all our contractors are hand-picked to ensure only the best guys are working on small tasks that WordPress-based website owners get solutions to their problems in a timely manner and the solution is the best possible.

Requirements:- You love programming- You love learning new and exciting technologies and approaches- You practice TDD- You don't compromise when it comes to quality of code- You're keen on Scrum/Agile approach to development- You have an internet connection :)- You're a team player, there's no "me" at Codeable- A Skype account since we'll do most of the communication with it

Why work for Codeable?- We offer a competitive salary- We're a small, but passionate team of developers- Your work will have an immediate and measurable impact- You can work from home, favourite coffee bar or anywhere you prefer- We follow agile methodology, so you won't be bothered during sprints- You'll have a say in most tech decisions we make

Our tech stack:- Rails API backend (with the most commonly used gems, such as Devise)- AngularJS frontend with SCSS stylesheets- Hosted on Heroku + our own servers- Websockets for realtime browser to service communication- RSpec for testing + continuous integration- Paypal + Paymill for payment processing- Redis, PostgreSQL for data storage

Send an application to tomaz@codeable.io and include your past, Rails-related references

loevborg 8 days ago 0 replies      
Berlin, Germany (local only)

Red Pineapple Media GmbH


We're a Berlin-based online advertising company seeking a skilled PHP backend developer. We're looking for someone to help us build a new video advertising product for the mobile, desktop and gaming markets. You'll be working in an international team in one of the top European startup cities.

We're using a modern web development stack powered by PHP's recent renaissance. Familiarity with the Laravel 4 framework is a big plus, but PHP developers experienced in other modern web frameworks are encouraged to apply as well.

Other than Laravel, the technologies we use include PHPUnit, EC2, Vagrant, Backbone and ExtJS.

Contact: echo 'bmFiaWxhQHJlZHBpbmVhcHBsZW1lZGlhLmNvbQo=' | openssl base64 -d

jbellis 8 days ago 0 replies      
Cloud Software Engineer [SF Bay Area or Austin, TX Preferred, Full Time]

Distributed Application Engineer - OpsCenter [Anywhere, World, Full Time]

Frontend Technical Lead - OpsCenter [Anywhere, World, Full Time]

Java Engineer [Anywhere, World, Full Time]

Java Engineer (Windows) [Anywhere, World, Full Time]

Performance Software Engineer [SF Bay Area or Austin, TX Preferred, Full Time]

Software Testing Engineer for Cassandra [SF Bay Area, United States, Full Time]

For full list of positions see: http://www.datastax.com/company/careers

Tech used: Python, Java

DataStax is a commercial entity behind the Apache Cassandra project, the open source NoSQL database widely-aknowledged as the best foundation for tackling the most challenging big data problems.

bkanber 8 days ago 0 replies      
Tidal Labs is hiring a full stack web developer. NYC preferred but REMOTE OK.


We build beautiful and powerful tools for real time collaboration and content creation, used by over 25,000 bloggers and dozens of big name brands and publishers. We're a ten-person team local to NYC that values education, personal growth, and work-life balance.


You're a highly motivated individual with proven and demonstrable skills in web application development and maintenance. You can build a full web app, set up a server, launch into a production environment and maintain the whole thing comfortably. You have strong communication skills and you're good on teams.


As long as you have experience in most of these and are willing to catch up on the others you're OK to apply: PHP, mongo, JavaScript, HTML and CSS, Linux server administration, Node.js.

Why us

- market salary commensurate on experience

- health insurance

- personal growth and training budget

- almost no overtime

- work with an enthusiastic and intelligent team

- work from home 1-2 days per week

How to apply

We prefer applicants who can commute into NYC, but please apply if you feel you would be a good fit no matter where you are in the US.

Email php@tid.al with the following information:

- cover letter

- rsum

- brief description of the project you did your best work on

- brief description of the project you did your worst work on

- geographic location and your level of willingness to relocate

- desired salary

paf31 8 days ago 1 reply      
DICOM Grid, Phoenix, AZ or REMOTE


DICOM Grid, a SaaS start-up in the healthcare technology field, is looking for a Compliance Lead to build DICOM Grids compliance policies and procedures. You will report to the CFO. We are looking to build the Compliance Lead by sending the qualified candidate to appropriate training. You do not need experience in healthcare regulations to apply. However, you need to convince DICOM Grids leadership that you can learn the healthcare regulations and quickly build appropriate policies and procedures. This is a great opportunity to build out a critical part of the company, to get involved in a healthcare startup that is gaining traction with big ambitions, and to develop skills that are in high demand.

Position Responsibilities

- Build and document processes and procedures that align DICOM Grid with relevant healthcare regulations.

- Monitor company initiatives that might be affected by law

- Educate employees on ethics, compliance, and patient privacy rights

- Oversee risk management and patient-privacy related programs

- Write, update policies on patient data integrity and ensure the company is safeguarding client privacy based on these policies (HIPAA, HITECH, and other federal, state, and local/municipal regulations)

- Develop detailed understanding of relevant regulations including 21 CFR Part 11, FDA Level One Medical Device classifications, and relevant European regulations.

- Audit the company as defined by the processes and procedures that you develop

- Assist in the reviews we undergo from outside auditors

- Investigate any issues or concerns coming from staff, clients, or outside personnel

What qualifies you to join?

- Recent college graduate with 0-3 years work experience, preferably with a major in business or engineering, and a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

- Liberal arts, law, or business majors with strong GPAs (3.3 or higher) are encouraged to apply.

- General interest in healthcare and regulations.

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

- Strong ability to write clearly is mandatory.

- High enthusiasm and desire to work on an entrepreneurial team.

- Roll-up-the sleeves attitude is a must.

- Meticulous attention to detail with strong organization skills

- Heavy emphasis will be placed on problem solving skills, personal initiative and good people management/relationship skills. Sense of humor is mandatory.


- Must be located in or willing to relocate to Phoenix, AZ or Boston, MA.

- This is virtual position, you must be able to work from home effectively

- Base salary is $60,000; stock options will be granted commensurate with experience; annual bonus will be awarded depending on performance; health insurance, paid holidays and vacation are part of the package.

euroclydon 8 days ago 1 reply      
FujiFilm Medical Systems - Morrisville, NC (sorry, no remote, relocation available)

Help us build a client-side framework for the next generation of medical imaging and medical information applications.

We need JavaScript experts to help us build a responsive (from 4 monitors workstations down to a smart phone) content and application framework. Were all about high-performance JavaScript. We have a team dedicated to measuring the performance of every build.

Our challenges include:

* completely removing ActiveX from the enterprise medical world.

* Writing our own, faster versions of common JavaScript UI libraries.

* Writing JavaScript that runs on one window, and manipulates the DOM on another. Did you know that, in IE, you cant invoke a constructor defined on one window from code loaded in another?

* Creating real-time messaging systems between browser windows, desktop apps, and servers across a large geographically distributed facility.

* Sharing the single JavaScript thread in a an N-window NM widget application.

Hitting aggressive cold and warm start times.

Were still building the first version, a performant MVP, but when we start V2, there will be plenty of new challenges like writing 3D image viewers in NaCL and using WebGL and Canvas to display interactive radiological images.

Send me an email if you are interested: fuji@beechtreetech.com

adambenayoun 8 days ago 0 replies      
Binpress (500Startups '13) - http://www.binpress.com/jobs - Mountain View, CA

Binpress provides a platform for developers to build profitable businesses from working on their open-source projects in the same mold as MySQL, Redhat, Magento and other commercial open-source solutions.

We are based in Mountain View and backed by 500startups and other respectables seed funds/Angels.


* Head of growth - We need someone with proven past experience in growing users and revenue through multiple acquisition channels to head our growth efforts.

* Content marketer - We're looking for someone who has a knack for creating great content in all media formats, and a track record for exposing that content to the relevant audience.

Positions are ideally onsite, but we will consider very strong applicants for remote work (at least initially - hopefully we can convince you to relocate later :)


* A competitive salary

* A meaningful stake in the company

* Paid Health, vision and dental insurance.

* A chance to make a major impact on the company's future and success.

If you are interested in open-source and believe open-source developers should get paid - get in touch! Send us a message indicating what position you are interested in and why you would be a good fit, or apply through the link above.

salar 8 days ago 0 replies      
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. No remote work must be able and willing to work at our Amsterdam office.

Silk (www.silk.co) is looking for Javascript, TypeScript and Haskell engineers.

We're building a product that makes it easy for people to create sites with content that is easy to query, visualize and share. On a deeper level, our vision is to bring the semantic web to the masses and build an amazing company around that.

We're working on many interesting and challenging problems, with a custom-built Haskell graph-database on the back-end and a cutting-edge Functional Reactive client-side framework in Javascript on the front-end.

Silk is well-funded by top-tier VCs (NEA and Atomico) and we're located in the city center of Amsterdam.

For more info & open positions: http://jobs.silk.co/

jasontan 8 days ago 0 replies      
Sift Science - San Francisco, CA. Full-time.

Sift Science (http://siftscience.com) uses large-scale machine learning to fight online fraud. It's a problem that cost U.S. merchants > $10B last year, and 70% of it is organized crime. Attacks have rapidly evolved in breadth and depth, but current rule-based systems don't scale. We're looking for engineers of all flavors -- distributed systems, web development, data visualization, and of course, machine learning. We're a tight-knit team that likes board games, yummy food, and solving challenging technical problems. Check out https://siftscience.com/jobs We're also looking for our first product manager, account managers, integration engineers, and someone to lead our B2B marketing efforts.

Feel free to email me personally - jason at siftscience dot com

davidcann 8 days ago 0 replies      
Double Robotics (YC S12), Sunnyvale, CA - FULL-TIME

We're looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer, a Director of Marketing, and a Lead Firmware Developer.


Contact us: jobs@doublerobotics.com

tga 8 days ago 0 replies      
Python web developer in Amersfoort, the Netherlands (on-site only with work permission in the EU please)


The People 4 Earth Foundation in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is looking for a full-time web developer to work on further development and maintenance of its new sustainability data sharing platform, AgriPlace. There is room for growth and for making your mark on this new project in an early stage.

We use Django, Bootstrap, KnockoutJS, and PostgreSQL on Linux servers. You should be comfortable maintaining and improving everything, from the user interface to the server configuration.


bjudson 8 days ago 0 replies      
We run a network of alternative weekly magazines / websites in several mid- to large-sized markets in the United States. Our publications cover local news, politics, and culture with a brash, liberal slant. They also host events such as music awards and cocktail festivals in their respective markets, to which employees are offered complimentary tickets. We offer full health coverage (including vision & dental) and 401k.

* Python/Django web developer *

In this position, you will lead a small team to build a single web publishing platform for our network of alternative weekly papers from the ground up. You will be responsible for making high-level architectural decisions, as well as day to day coding, testing, and deployment. Our goal is to have a flexible, modern news and events platform that provides a great reader experience while simplifying management for our editorial and sales (advertising) staff. Once the system is built, your team will work with our writers and editors to help develop custom, engaging reader experiences such as immersive stories and interactive data features.


* Front-end developer / designer *

In this position, you will join a small team to build a web publishing platform for our network of alternative weekly papers from the ground up. You will be responsible for designing the user experience and implementing the design using JavaScript best practices. Our goal is to have a flexible, modern news and events platform that provides a great reader experience while simplifying management for our editorial and sales (advertising) staff. Once the system is built, your team will work with our writers and editors to help develop custom, engaging reader experiences such as immersive stories and interactive data features.


narsil 7 days ago 0 replies      
Kloudless (https://kloudless.com) - SF Bay Area (Berkeley)

Front-End Developer - Full Time

TO APPLY: email work@kloudless.com

Kloudless is hiring! We are a well-funded ($1M+) startup located in Berkeley, helping people work across cloud services easier. We launched earlier in May on the stage of TC Disrupt NYC and have ramped up with 20% growth month-over-month. We're backed by leading Silicon Valley angel investors such as David Sacks of Yammer and Tim Draper from DFJ.

With our latest round of funding, we are looking for a passionate and experienced Front-End Developer to lead our client-facing application development.


- A solid foundation in software development, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design patterns.

- Passionate about elegant solutions. Non-DRY, spaghetti code and the like should trigger panic attacks.

- Excellent JavaScript knowledge and experience with client side MVC frameworks such as Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Ember, Knockout or Angular

- Excellent knowledge of current web standards: HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design.

- Experience working with preprocessors (CoffeeScript, Sass, Less or Compass).

- Experience with a dynamic deployment process (git version control, code reviews, bash scripts).

- Experience building and shipping code to production countless times.

- A good eye for design... no need to be a graphic designer, but need to know what a good UI looks like, and like to create a great user experience. Any design experience is a plus.

Essential: Drive to contribute at every stage in delivering the best software: brainstorming for roadmap, architecture, implementation, testing, shipment and maintenance.


We operate on the mentality of mutual trust for all of our projects. We have a flat team structure, and we expect everyones opinions when making decisions or brainstorming. The dev team has strong experience in web application development, distributed computing, machine learning and systems management. We love open source and have contributed to several projects including our own. Our backend technology consists of Django, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Storm, ElasticSearch, nginx, puppet, plenty of Python, a dash of Ruby and some Java and Lua for flavor.


- Macbook, external monitor, whiteboard desk and any other equipment you need

- All the food/drink you could stuff your face with.

- Great location: Were in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, half a block from BART and theres a great selection of restaurants nearby as well.

- On-the-Kloud team lunches/dinners.

- Team outings

- Subsidized gym membership

- Covered public transportation cost of traveling to office

- Monthly allowance to spend on cool stuff you want in the office


Shoot us an email at work@kloudless.com with your resume and/or any relevant links (Github, LinkedIn, Dribbble, personal websites, portfolio, etc.). If you can point us to an application you shipped that we could check out, that would be great!

gatsby 8 days ago 0 replies      
42Floors (http://42floors.com/)

San Francisco, CA

We're looking for extremely talented people to help us bring the commercial real estate industry into the 21st century.

Hiring experienced full stack engineers, back-end engineers, inside salespeople, and account managers. (Apply: http://42floors.com/jobs)

All positions are full time, SF-based.

YC W12, 17 full time employees, $18m in funding from NEA, Bessemer, Thrive, SV Angel, etc. (http://42floors.com/investors)

Learn more about us here: http://42floors.com/press or email me with any questions!

kstenerud 8 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA (full-time, H1B welcome)

MindSnacks - http://www.mindsnacks.com/


We build wonderful educational games in San Francisco. If you are nice and want to help us make splendid products, we'd love to hear from you.

Voted Educational App of the Year by Apple. Funded by Sequoia Capital.

We're hiring in lots of areas! Here are a few:


* Android Engineer - http://mindsnacks.theresumator.com/apply/35CRVW/Android-Engi...

* Game Designer - http://mindsnacks.theresumator.com/apply/19JX7q/Game-Designe...


To apply, visit http://www.mindsnacks.com/careersFor more info, email us at jobs@mindsnacks.com

benjaminwootton 8 days ago 0 replies      
London -

I am looking to make contact with DevOps contractors and consultants - Puppet, Chef, Python, Sys Admin.

This is for some overflow work from myself which may be kicking off in the new year.

Please get in touch at bswootton@Gmail.com for an informal chat.

asanwal 8 days ago 0 replies      
CB Insights - New York, NY - www.cbinsights.com

We're a bootstrapped* SaaS company deemed 1 of NY's 15 top emerging enterprise tech companies that is changing how people evaluate emerging startup companies, their investors and the industries they compete in.

* We have recurring subscription revenue of 7-figures and besides grants from the National Science Foundation, we're bootstrapped which means we get to focus on building great products for our customers.

We're looking for a:

- front-end developer- tech industry analytst (think Nate Silver for VC)- machine learning engineers- full stack developers- customer adoption managers

More info here - http://www.cbinsights.com/jobs

My email is in my HN profile so feel free to reach out.

kylered 8 days ago 1 reply      
VividCortex - Charlottesville, VA - MySQL Database Performance Management

Positions for both summer interns and fulltime available.


Systems Programming

Our agents, backend systems, and infrastructure are all written in Go (its awesome). We are ramping up to handle a jaw-dropping amount of incoming data. Data storage involves MySQL and other technologies in a fault-tolerant, distributed environment.

Operations and System Administration

Were hosted in Amazon AWS and looking for people who do developer and sysops types of work writing some server software, setting up some machines, whipping up some Ansible code, and so on.

Front End Development

The web app is backed by a small amount of PHP and Symfony2, and fronted by Angular and D3.js, CSS (Less), and HTML5. Theres a lot of API interaction from JavaScript, and a complex single-page user interface with rich data visualization thats key for making our customers rave about the experience, not just the technology. We need people who can work in Angular, D3, design, styling, and so forth.

abuggia 8 days ago 0 replies      
Localytics - Boston, MA - FULL-TIME, INTERN, H1B

Localytics offers a powerful real-time, cloud-based app analytics and marketing platform. Were proud to help some of the world's most well-known brands like The New York Times, Microsoft, Salesforce and eBay create great mobile experiences for their customers.

Localytics was recently named one of the best places to work by The Boston Globe. We are expanding our engineering team and have openings across all areas of our technology stack. If you are interested in working with any of the following technologies or enjoy challenges working with big data or data visualization drop us a line at jobs@localytics.com

  - Rails  - AngularJS  - D3.js  - MongoDB  - Scala  - AWS
Careers page: http://www.localytics.com/company/localytics-jobs/

Recent Dev Blog post: Using AngularJS at Localytics: http://www.localytics.com/blog/2013/angularjs-at-localytics/

aidos 8 days ago 0 replies      
The Social Gaming Company / London / Full-time / Python / Team Leader

This is a great opportunity to work with a team that are using interesting technology to work on interesting problems. The main pre-requisite is a song grasp of Python. The more background you have in data mining the better. There's an expectation that you'll already have worked with a lot of different technologies just because it's the sort of thing that interests you. It's a great chance to put your stamp on a product and solve technical issues in the way that you think is best.

I've been working with them on a part time basis for a couple of years now. They're growing and unfortunately I'm unable to meet their needs (due to other obligations). They need someone to come in and take ownership of the product and help them build a development team around it.

They're great people to work with; passionate, reasonable and realistic. They understand the challenges of software and working with data - especially other people's.

More information about the role is provided on their site [0]. You could either contact them directly, or if you'd prefer to hear more details from me, you can contact me through the information in my profile.

[0] http://thesocialgamingcompany.com/careers.html

jetcom 8 days ago 1 reply      
Iterable (http://iterable.com) - San Francisco, CA.Come join Iterable, the next generation email optimization company.

Email usage is changing, but the technology and capabilities haven't caught up to the 21st century. We're a small team of hackers and thinkers who are creating the next generation email optimization platform. Our team has experience at big tech companies (Twitter, Google, SIG) and we want to bring and improve the technology that powers user growth and commerce at these places to everyone. This means writing code that improves the lives of our customers (series seed and series A companies) and their millions of email subscribers.

One of our top level goals is to build a uniquely fun and growth oriented company culture. This is a journey, not a rat race. Knowledge sharing in any capacity is highly valued here -- are you interested in prediction markets or PGP encryption? Do you enjoy teaching posture techniques or purely functional data structures to others? We pair program, design together, and generally create a learn-and-teach environment here.

If you're interested in coming on board, you can help with some challenges we face: - Scale our API to beyond millions of requests - Design and write performant, beautiful interfaces - Write software to build machine learned user models - Make data visualizations for our email and user data - Design an immutable infrastructure for our platformSome aspects of our culture that make us different: - We are all very focused on self improvement - Our company has egalitarian and transparent values: work when you want, on what you want. - We are chill and empathetic people - The company is completely transparent

You'll get to work with us at our office at Kleiner Perkins' startup incubation space in SoMa.If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, please email me. -- YW5kcmV3QGl0ZXJhYmxlLmNvbQ==

ilz 8 days ago 0 replies      
Blue Apron (New York, NY): Rails Developer

Blue Apron (http://www.blueapron.com) is a NY start-up that delivers original recipes and all the fresh ingredients you need to make them in exactly the right proportions. We've raised $8M from First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Dave Tisch [1] and have been featured in the New York Times [2].

We are experiencing explosive growth and ship more than 250,000 meals a month (up from 100k just over a few months ago), and now deliver nationwide. We're looking to add a full stack developer to our core team to get in on the ground floor and help build out our platform. Since we manage fulfillment in-house, we need unique, well-designed systems that can scale with our business.

Our ideal candidate believes in our mission of changing the way people eat and wants to work closely with our founding team to help fuel our growth. This person will:

- Solve unique UI, scheduling, and logistics challenges that impact our customers on a daily basis

- Help evaluate, prioritize, design and build new features

- Make key platform decisions and be comfortable jumping into and evaluating new technologies

Our stack: Rails, HAML, Bootstrap, SASS, JQuery, AJAX, Git, Heroku, PostgreSQL

The role comes with a full-time salary and equity. To apply, please submit a short email outlining your experience and why you are interested along with your resume to jobs@blueapron.com.

[1] http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2013/08/15/blue-...

[2] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/dining/the-dinner-kit-is-s...

knes 8 days ago  replies      
Pusher - http://pusher.com/jobs - London, United Kingdom

Pusher is a uniquely techy London company with a large and growing global user base and we are looking to hire a Lead Designer among other positions ( http://pusher.com/jobs ).

Our company's vision is to help stop developers reinventing the wheel when it comes to software, and help them focus their time and energy into valuable and meaningful work. Were growing quickly and theres much to be done.

We have currently a couple of open positions:

* Lead Designer: Join us as our first in house designer and youll have the opportunity to evolve our brand as well as the experience of the product itself. More info @ http://pusher.com/jobs/lead_designer

* Platform Engineer : The current Pusher platform is only the start of our plans. We're looking for engineers who can help us build out our platform and help shape the way software is produce. More info @ http://pusher.com/jobs/platform_engineer

* Mobile Support Engineer : Are you a kickass iOS & Android coder? Do you get a kick out of helping people build amazing things? We're looking for an outgoing, passionate engineer who will make sure our customers build awesome mobile applications with our platform. more info @ http://pusher.com/jobs/mobile_support_engineer

We are also always keen to on interns (paid) and we have other open positions. http://pusher.com/jobs

Ask HN: How do you quickly read and make comments on HN?
4 points by trevmckendrick  1 day ago   4 comments top 4
27182818284 16 hours ago 0 replies      
I bookmark some of the top people and scan their stuff at my leisure.

For example:https://news.ycombinator.com/threads?id=pg

tagabek 1 day ago 0 replies      
HN is the one place that I like to read entire comment strings. If I find a comment to be junk, I will generally pass it up immediately.
l0gicpath 1 day ago 0 replies      
Skimming is a helpful reading skill. But personally I usually tend to wait for a thread to mature enough, it weeds out the noise from the signal.
a3voices 1 day ago 0 replies      
I usually skim all the comments, spending more time reading ones that are interesting.
Ask HN: I have 89,830 sound clips of rare records. What should I do?
150 points by kumar303  7 days ago   discuss
mintplant 7 days ago 3 replies      
Get in touch with the Internet Archive, perhaps?


kumar303 7 days ago 4 replies      
Dammit. After posting, I caught up with the feed of clips and just bought six records :( It turns up records like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCC0wgVXNpc Wat??
rms 7 days ago 2 replies      
Seed it on the Pirate Bay?
olefoo 7 days ago 2 replies      
You should team up with http://echonest.com/ they have the team and the experience and could probably help you do something cool with it.

Given the seed terms; I'm imagining an infinite dub mix, where you pick and mutate beats and fade clips into each other. Too bad our legal system makes such a thing impossible.

jonah 7 days ago 1 reply      
Unrelated but since you're into rare/old/obscure recordings, you might appreciate the Cylinder Recording collection at UCSB.


cheesylard 7 days ago 4 replies      
Have you checked to see if they're on http://what.cd already? It's the de-facto bittorrent tracker for music. It is possible that many of those clips you have are already on there.

And if not, you could seed them yourself :D

brewsterkahle 6 days ago 0 replies      
The Internet Archive can provide a home for the files-- custom UI's would come from others and could be fun. info@archive.org

-brewsterDigital Librarian

fs111 6 days ago 1 reply      
Donate them to http://freesound.org/
dmourati 7 days ago 1 reply      
Find your favorite DJ and send it to them. DJs are always looking for exotic sounds to add to their mixes.
Asparagirl 7 days ago 0 replies      
Give the files to the Internet Archive (www.archive.org), definitely! They'll host it all for free, and make a collection out of it. E-mail them directly or contact Jason Scott (@textfiles on Twitter) who manages a preservation group for them called Archive Team.
judah 6 days ago 0 replies      
I run BitShuva.com and we build custom internet radio stations (think Pandora clones). If copyright isn't an issue, I'd gladly put a custom radio station up for you. Shoot me an email, contact@bitshuva.com
hluska 6 days ago 0 replies      
I collect records too...this sounds incredible, but it would bankrupt me within twelve months...;)
mattwritescode 7 days ago 0 replies      
Why not open source and share with the world. You can wack an amount of advertising on the site and make some nice income. Obviously just be careful of copyright.
blahbl4hblahtoo 6 days ago 0 replies      
You should go dancing! No, seriously archive.org that stuff for posterity.
ragatskynet 7 days ago 0 replies      
Sound clips are priceless for music producers if they are in a good format (320 kbps mp3 or lossless). Well, if they have no license which prohibits their usage. But music producers are not really "careful" about this, haha.
rodrigocoelho 6 days ago 0 replies      
I'm sending you an email. I know someone at IMMuB (Brazilian Musical Memory Institute) [1] that will be interested in the Brazilian clips you have.

Thanks for posting!

[1] http://www.memoriamusical.com.br/ in Portuguese)

fwenzel 7 days ago 0 replies      
This is not my home turf, but this is beautiful and exciting. Is your ajaxy frontend in a state worth open sourcing?
mr_timppa 7 days ago 0 replies      
Hi, we are interested in. www.musicinfo.io. Our database is huge and its free to use.
lightyrs 7 days ago 0 replies      
Soundcloud, please.
splatzone 7 days ago 0 replies      
Bung them up online so DJs can have em
the_french 7 days ago 1 reply      
I think it could provide an interesting way for producers to discover unique and interesting samples to use in their tracks.
felipelalli 7 days ago 1 reply      
Send to Wikimedia.
andrewantar 7 days ago 0 replies      
Put it all up on hearo.fm!
Ask HN: Senior dev, no degree which countries may accept me?
42 points by devb0x  2 days ago   43 comments top 19
jrockway 2 days ago 0 replies      
I believe Hong Kong has a point system that counts work experience and degrees equally:


If you're under 40 and have 10 years of experience, there's your 80 points. (You also get 10 points for English. What a deal.)

byoung2 2 days ago 0 replies      
It would be helpful to know where you currently have citizenship. That may limit your options more than the lack of degree.
ryanSrich 2 days ago 3 replies      
I'm confused about why this is still a common question. I haven't seen a job posting in ages that doesn't say "CS degree or equivelent experience".

Of course if you want to do research at Google you'll need a PHD. However 99% of dev positions don't require even a BS.

dashdot 2 days ago 1 reply      
In Switzerland, we have the dual education system [1]. This means highschool students usually choose a profession while they're still in school and go for an apprenticeship after graduation. An apprenticeship in ICT-professions takes 4 years and when finished successfully they receive the "Federal Certificate of Competence".

There is a program called "Informa" [2] which validates the knowledge of experienced craftsmen and gives them a chance to receive the same kind of degree like apprentice graduates. Which also makes them eligible to further education paths, like higher professional schools (to get a diploma if you like).

If you want to move to Switzerland, you don't have to worry about the language. Many IT-companies here are multi cultural and speak both German and English. We have a high quality of life here, the goverment is friendly and our laws favours employees.

I work for a small but successful company in Zurich. We'll move to a bigger office in January 2014 and need skilled developers to fill it :) We mainly create web applications and other cloud solutions, but also windows apps and banking software. We primarily use C#. Oh... and we don't care about certificates and degrees. We need skill, not paper.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me - dashdot at dashdot dot ch.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_education_system[2] http://www.informa.modellf.ch/index.html

bjeanes 1 day ago 0 replies      
Speaking as someone on a work visa in the US, I can tell you that their requirement is generally 12 years of experience in the field, with each year of higher education (in that field) counting for 3 years. So a 4-year degree works, as does 2 years towards a degree and 6 years professional experience.

With a decade or more of experience, you might just qualify for something like an H1-B and apply for permanent residency while there.

Of course, perhaps you are already in the US and wanting to leave for elsewhere...

jzzskijj 2 days ago 1 reply      
Japan accepted me with 10 years of working experience and no degree (studies 98% done, no intention to finish). The company that was hiring me applied for my engineer's working visa. I got immediately the three year working visa. I didn't have JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certificate either.

Apartment, moving (suitcase + backbag), traveling & the rest was handled by me. When pulling from the right strings and being very determined gets you far.

Nursie 2 days ago 1 reply      
It's worth inveatigating australia. You may not get as many points without a degree, but you may make the cut. I believe to get rated as a software dev you need either a degree amd four years experience, or no degree plus 7.

It is not a simple or quick process to get PR in aus though, took me 18 months.

ysekand 2 days ago 0 replies      
mcv 2 days ago 0 replies      
I've never considered that having a degree might be an issue for immigration. As far as I know, to work in Netherland to need you need either an income above a certain threshold, or the hiring company needs to prove they can't find someone with your skills locally.
pontifexa 2 days ago 1 reply      
Canada has a points system. You'll miss out on a lot of points for not having any higher education, but you can recoup some of that if your spouse matches the template:


drakaal 2 days ago 0 replies      
It is not the degree, it is the specialization. If I were you I would take 2-3 months and learn everything there is to know about a very specialized subset of tech.

When I was at Microsoft I hired a guy out of Russia who was self taught, but knew pretty much everything there was to know about Forward Error Correction in Mpeg Transport Streams. So we go him a work visa.

From the work Visa after a time you can convert to a Green Card.

Talk with a recruiter, find something they will need lots of that they can't find in the US. Learn everything there is to know, and get sponsored.

dobbsbob 2 days ago 1 reply      
work remotely anywhere you want. live in a country with low cost of living and use online portfolio to get work
richo 2 days ago 0 replies      
In the US 3 years of work experience is good for 1 year of "uni". So 12 years industry experience is a 4 year bachelors degree for immigration purposes.
fleitz 2 days ago 2 replies      
It really depends on where you are, I'm Canadian and in the same boat.

If I had a degree I could get a TN1 VISA, in 6 months I'll have enough work exp to qualify anyway (12 years). I could get an H1B but it seems like too much hassle.

The UK will apparently accept me, I have to say there's a world of difference between UK and US immigration, anytime I've dealt with US immigration I felt like wanting to do anything another than vacation in the US was criminal. In the UK however they seemed A OK as long as I had a return flight, they were even friendly.

Although it didn't pan out as I was extremely jet lagged, sleep deprived and bombed the interview I'd highly recommend talking to Facebook, their people were super accommodating and really went the extra mile to get talent on board. They basically figured out all my VISA options worldwide for me.

droope 2 days ago 0 replies      
NZ will accept you if you find a job and/or can prove your experience:


devb0x 2 days ago 0 replies      
Germany in particular caused this question and I am seriously needing to make the move. My English is perfect. Thanks for all the answers
jeanlucas 2 days ago 1 reply      
With no doubt, Brazil.
devb0x 2 days ago 1 reply      
apologies on the word immigrate. I would like to emigrate to another country.
zebra 2 days ago 1 reply      
You are maybe from Bulgaria or Romania, right?
Ask HN: What are some good gift ideas for hacker types?
40 points by TimesUp  1 day ago   51 comments top 34
jerryr 1 day ago 2 replies      
Some things that came quickly to mind.


* Clacky keyboards and clacky keyboard accessories: http://shop.daskeyboard.com, http://elitekeyboards.com

* Liquid cooling kits: http://koolance.com

* Lattice ECP3 Versa (PCI-E FPGA kit): http://www.latticesemi.com/en/Products/DevelopmentBoardsAndK...


* Stuff from Jetbrains: http://www.jetbrains.com

* Sublime Text: http://www.sublimetext.com

* Reveal and/or Spark Inspector: http://revealapp.com, http://sparkinspector.com

* Fluid: http://fluidapp.com

* Several months of Linode, Rackspace, Heroku, etc.


* Rascal Micro (Web-enabled, python-driven microcontroller platform): http://rascalmicro.com

* Arduino (because Arduino): http://arduino.cc/en/ArduinoCertified/IntelGalileo

* Phidgets (USB physical interface components kit): http://www.phidgets.com/products.php?category=18&product_id=...

* TI TIVA launchpad (learn C the really hard way): http://www.ti.com/ww/en/launchpad/tiva_c_head.html

* Makey Makey (Turn anything into a touch input): http://www.makeymakey.com/

* Misc wearable stuff: http://www.adafruit.com/category/65

* FPGA development board (Learn HDL): http://www.altera.com/education/univ/materials/boards/de0-na...

* USB Logic Analyzer: http://www.saleae.com/logic

* Lego MindStorms: http://mindstorms.lego.com and hacking links: http://andrew.ghost.io/hacking-lego-mindstorms-ev3-with-java...

* Sparkfun gift certificate: https://www.sparkfun.com/gift_certificates

* Adafruit gift certificate: http://www.adafruit.com/category/14

* A trip to Halted (bummer, no gift certificates): http://www.halted.com


* PolyScience Sous Vide: http://cuisinetechnology.com/sousvide-creative.php or this link: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sous-Vide-Machines)

* PolyScience Anti-Griddle: http://cuisinetechnology.com/the-anti-griddle.php

* PolyScience Sonic Prep: http://cuisinetechnology.com/sonicprep.php

* Actually, anything from PolyScience

* Chemicals: http://www.biozoon.de/shop, http://molecule-r.com, http://www.modernistpantry.com

* Breville Smart Oven (also great for solder paste reflow): http://www.brevilleusa.com/the-smart-oven-r.html

* iSi Thermo Whip: http://www.isi.com/us/culinary/for-professionals/products/th... and injector tips: http://www.isi.com/us/culinary/for-professionals/products/ac...

* Pacojet (I would like one, please): http://www.pacojet.com/en

* Gastrovac: http://www.cookingconcepts.com/en/appliances/Gastrovac/51


* A Dremel: http://www.dremel.com

* Digital Cutter: http://www.silhouetteamerica.com

* Sugru: http://sugru.com

* Aerogel: http://www.buyaerogel.com

* An investment account at etrade, scottrade, vanguard, fidelity, etc.

* Skill badges: http://www.adafruit.com/category/70

* A TechShop membership: https://secure.techshop.ws/memberships.cfm

* Anything from United Nuclear or Information Unlimited (at your own risk): http://www.unitednuclear.com, http://www.amazing1.com

* DJI Phantom 2 Vision (assuming aerial photog appeals more than quadcopter hacking): http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vision

* AeroQuad, APM:Copter, or Crazyflie (assuming quadcopter hacking appeals more than functioning quadcopter): http://www.aeroquadstore.com, http://copter.ardupilot.com, http://www.bitcraze.se

* One bitcoin (but, for etiquette's sake, be sure to remove the price tag)

Edit: adding more

angrycoder 1 day ago 3 replies      
Get them a nice mechanical keyboard. - http://elitekeyboards.com/

Xkcd volume 0 - http://www.amazon.com/xkcd-0-Randall-Munroe/dp/0615314465/

A subscription to Hacker Monthly - http://hackermonthly.com/store.html

xradionut 1 day ago 0 replies      
Here's what I tell my wife's family and my family. If you feel like gifting, DO NOT get us physical gifts, we don't have the space and there's a 99.99% chance you will not be right in your gift selection.

We'd love to have a call or card, but if you must spend money, gift cards to specific merchants, (insert list), or cash are acceptable.

honzzz 1 day ago 1 reply      
I think it's a good idea to give something that the person would never buy, something totally different than the things they encounter on daily basis. I got an art book once - 'woman as an inspiration', a collection of famous paintings depicting women. I loved it and I am pretty sure I would never ever buy that myself. I also love gifts that you do - I got a trip to Valencia once, that was pretty cool.
yoodenvranx 1 day ago 0 replies      
I might be kind of strange in this regard but: I hate getting physical presents!

At the moment there are only a few very specific things which I really want or need so buying me something random will just result in wasted money on the presenters side and wasted storage space in my side. Right now I have about 15 unread books next to my bed, I have all the tools (software, mechanical/electrical tools) I will ever need, I have about 5 bicycles which I don't use and the only hobby I have right now is fitness and writing my PhD thesis.

If you want to present me something then either present me an Amazon coupon for the unlikely case that I want to order something specific in the net half year or invite me to a nice restaurant.

lemming 1 day ago 0 replies      
Sugru (which I think is a great gift all on its own) have an alternative Christmas list here, focused on things that will last and are easily repairable, plus various other things interesting for a variety of geeky reasons.


jurassic 1 day ago 0 replies      
Maybe I'm different than others here, but I would advise against software tools unless you know and understand what their actual needs/wants are. Tooling is highly personal, and they probably already have an editor they like that is fully tweaked and configured.

Hardware toys are cool (mechanical keyboards, arduino, raspberry pi, etc), as many others have said.

But you might consider meatspace items that are nice no matter who you are. I just bought a nice new smartwool hat and titanium spork (for pack lunches!) at REI for my favorite nerd.

iaskwhy 1 day ago 0 replies      
This year I've been recommending a donation in their name to a Watsi patient: https://watsi.org/

It's not the best match for every hacker but for those that care about what Watsi does then it's a really amazing gift.

dbalatero 1 day ago 0 replies      
This modular, snap together synthesizer kit looks awesome and I want one!


imwhimsical 1 day ago 3 replies      
Why do we treat "hackers" as some sort of mythical beasts who belong to a whole different race altogether? Now, I'm not saying you're doing that, but this is something I've observed quite a lot. Especially with those "X for Hackers" etc..

Answering your question it differs from person to person. I personally wouldn't be interested in receiving a new router, for example, but I do know people who would. I'd like a typewriter more, to be honest. But that's just me.

Lastly, a good gift is one that comes with sincerity. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as its sender sends along warm wishes and sincere affection.

andrewcooke 1 day ago 0 replies      
not sure how much you want to spend, but i recently built a tube (valve) amplifier from a kit from these people http://www.bottlehead.com/ - it was about as easy as making something can be (very good instructions) and very enjoyable.

[i guess i should add that the lowest price model - the crack otl headphone amplifier - is not suitable for most headphones. so be careful before buying that one.]

riffraff 1 day ago 1 reply      
I discovered this through reddit some days ago: 20 grams of gallium for a few bucks


think as cool as mercury, but safer :)

dyadic 1 day ago 0 replies      
My favorite gift to receive is really just spending time with the gift giver, going out to a restaurant, maybe a show or to see a band, or a day out somewhere.

Hacker types also have a great interest in how things are made, if you can combine eating with a cooking class, or drinking with a trip to a brewery then that would work well.

arh68 1 day ago 0 replies      
Hacker's Delight - http://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Delight-Edition-Henry-Warren/d...

EDIT: .. and a good coffeemaker. :)

skierandcoder 1 day ago 0 replies      
Things I've bought recently and other hacker types might also really enjoy:

1. 1 year subscription to Silvrback blog: https://www.silvrback.com

2. A Bitcoin. http://www.coinbase.com

3. Brothers Karamazov. http://www.amazon.com/The-Brothers-Karamazov-Fyodor-Dostoevs...

NAFV_P 1 day ago 0 replies      
Remember one thing, it's the thought that counts.

I would recommend either something that is well engineered, but old_skool - like a Remington typewriter.

If you are a coder yourself, write your own present. I've seen a Christmas card written in C with the ncurses library.

natch 1 day ago 0 replies      
Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Tesla.. or lower budget, some toys from sparkfun or adafruit.
kintamanimatt 1 day ago 0 replies      
Screen wipes. (At least if you're looking for a gag gift.
znmeb 1 day ago 0 replies      
Anything totally unrelated to computers, math and hacking! Food, clothing, printed books, sporting goods ... Really, seriously, us hard-core geeks have all the geeky stuff we need and want!
prezjordan 1 day ago 0 replies      
My brother and I exchange little goodies from ThinkGeek. I look forward to it every Christmas.
scotty79 1 day ago 0 replies      
Pendrive with wallet.dat on it.
rabarbers 1 day ago 0 replies      
I suggest a book "A Short History of Nearly Everything": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Nearly_Every...
philip1209 1 day ago 0 replies      
Check out successful crowdsourcing campaigns, like Pebble, Keysmart, and Keybit.
platz 1 day ago 1 reply      
Stylish clothing which makes one look good in the neighborhood.
francis- 1 day ago 0 replies      
Give them money - they know what they want.
MaysonL 1 day ago 0 replies      
Kevin Kelly's book: Cool Tools.
sengopal 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Rasberry Pi would be a great gift :
gumballhead 1 day ago 0 replies      
Raspberry Pi
beachstartup 1 day ago 0 replies      
high quality: whole bean coffee loose leaf tea microbrewed beer
davidsmith8900 1 day ago 0 replies      
- Google Glass
hkbarton 1 day ago 0 replies      
HHKB Pro 2 :)
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