Since it appears you've had quite some success getting leads I'd like to ask you a few questions regarding your last HN post:
1) Did ariba work out for you ? If not how did you get the opportunity to bid on large company RFP's ?
2) What did you have to do to demonstrate that you were a credible supplier for these clients ? You mentioned having done work as a subcontractor. How were you able to valorize that work as representative of your own capabilities ? Were these publicly visible projects, even if your name wasn't on them ?
3) Did you have to jump through a lot of administrative hoops to be considered - ie. DUNS, business insurance requirements, etc. ?
Even if you did pick the right developers, you will have to spend time to teach them about design. Design is completely off when it's done offsite.
In addition, look at this discussion about open source software on the Mac App Store.
And, for what it's worth, there used to be an app called DocSets which was on the iOS app store and open source on GitHub. I believe it sold rather well.
I wrote a small blog post  on a similar topic not too long ago.
I went with the BSD 3 Clause license for the project I am working on . I am not a lawyer so I have no idea if this is a good license or not. I was going for one that would force people to retain the copy right notice.
Obviously you would control the developer account and name of the app. So it would take some effort and money for someone to rename and republish under a new app name.
The idea came about from a pivot from a failed app (http://fs.howcookingworks.com/). In that app, users can take pictures of food, and get nutrition info back. It turns out that the need for nutrition analysis is needed much more in the enterprise space.
The validation of the idea came when pitching my local restaurants if they needed nutrition facts labels. It turns out that one restaurant did. After that, I hit the road visiting all my local farmer's markets and have been and gathered my first set of clients from those visits.
Between the Humble Bundles including a lot of Linux ports and the Linux Steam/Steam OS launch from Valve, there's a lot of these ports coming out right now.
If you're developing for multiple platforms chances are you already use some other toolkit with platform specific bits mixed in, mono is only useful if you are a .NET developer and then decide you want to port apps.
Enterprises can afford Windows + support. Enterprises love [Azure] cloud.
Linux + Mono is a bit of a bait-and-switch candy from Ballmer.
2) Depends on your jurisdiction. If your company engages in illegal activities and you're a major shareholder/director you could be liable.
3) Share of equity, control.
4) Not really, it's just a matter of agreement.
5/6) Normally as a founder you trade-off pay for equity. If you're coming in as an employee post-fundraising there's obviously less risk involved as well.
More than a few startups fail, by neglecting to consider the changes that may come in founder relationships. It is important to talk about departure consequenses.
You may find it enlightening to review a few Venture Capital blogs. Here are a few.
Sam Altman "Lessons Learned" - http://blog.samaltman.com/startup-advice
George Grellas - Startup Law 101 Series - Grellas Shah LLP -http://www.grellas.com/faq_business_startup.html
Mark Suster - Both Sides of the Table - Raising Venture Capital - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/pitching-a-vc/
1. When I interviewed with a company in southern California, the CEO noted that there are different types of stock that get issued to the employees that are not as good. I don't know much about stocks, but it's an angle you will have to consider.
2. One thing I found is that if you're a founder, that makes you responsible for both the wins and losses for the company. So when it tanks, debt collectors will come for your stuff too. Where an employee just needs to worry about getting another job. This point alone means you'll have to carefully consider who you're getting in bed with.
3. The only reason I can find for not wanting to increase co-founders is for two purposes. One, it's another person who can flake off and start writing company checks. Two, you'll have to split profits again :)
4. I don't think so, don't quote me.
5. See 2. and 1. to weigh your options. Being a co-founder potentially has a bigger pay off but comes with responsibility.
6. See 5.
I say if you genuinely trust your future partners, to go for it. It's my understanding that if you want to be able to afford that sports car and have plenty of time off for those cool vacations; you either need to be at the top of a company or have enough money to somehow live off interest.
So for question 1. It's about power. The relationship between you and "the company" is different if you are an employee versus a founder. As an employee, you aren't legally deserving of access to financial information, like cash flow. Or board meetings. At the end of the day, all that really matters is the legal paperwork and that will be different if you are a founder and not an employee (stock for employees, or options, are always mostly worthless). And as a founder, you get access to any profit, but you wouldn't as an employee. And as a founder, you would have far more of a say in how the company is run than you ever would as even employee #1
So if you are --sure-- you have a good relationship with these other people, and that they are not professional sociopaths like those I dealt with, then I'd say you could have a case to be considered as an founder. You say you are helping them with research etc - to what extent, how much, etc?
OTOH, how much responsibility do you want to have, in legal terms, and otherwise? Being a founder would require more - more complex taxes, etc, and more of a concern over how the company is run and where it is going. What do you think your role in the organization might be? I was effectively the CTO, but because I "wasn't", I didn't really have the power that comes with the title. And I was so caught up in doing the actual work, and I didn't complain enough about the overwork, that I left all these non-tangible non-technical considerations slide - and at the end of the day, if you are intimately connected to the founding of a company, these intangibles are a lot more important than anything else, including money.
To be paranoid, what if you sign on as an employee, and things go south? Can you walk away without any attachment to this company you've helped build? To what extent are you willing to play dirty hardball if the relationship goes bad? It'd be easier if you have the legal status that being a founder offers. Run all contracts past a lawyer and play "what if" scenarios to make sure you are not caught flatfooted.
I took the hard road; it was all a severe crash course in how business actually is done, versus the blather about 'company values' and 'ethics' and that nonsense. Some people are nothing but more than scoundrels and so make sure you are sure you have evaluated the character of these people thoroughly before getting into a relationship with them. I wish you luck and hope you don't go down the road I did.
Awesome idea - do you think it has any non-toy applications? Also related, do you know how far you see see the light away from if say you were in the middle of the ocean after a plane wreck (I have no idea about the physics!)
I and many developers I know have been through a phase like you describe. This is especially true in tech, where most projects fail, and for people with wide interests like yourself. Some people would be happy writing nice code and leave it at that. But you're going to be bummed if the design is ugly, the marketing plan doesn't work, or if any of a dozen other things outside your control goes wrong. You are upset, anxious, and fearful. You attribute your feelings to objective things around you like business failures, etc. and guess that a new line of work might solve those feelings.
Let me suggest that maybe they won't. Those feelings are telling you something, but you can't trust your guesses about what will solve them, and you especially should not make large, life-changing decisions because of half-understood feelings of anxiety and depression.
Instead, try to engage with and resolve those feelings in smaller ways. Pick something small you will decide to do really well and just thoroughly engage in it. Make some new friends. Maybe go talk to a therapist or religious figure.
What I found out of this process was that I had made several career moves, some bad choices in my personal life, and a lot of stress by setting myself impossible goals and ignoring some longstanding things I disliked about myself. In the process, I learned that I wasn't really paying attention to the world around me and especially to close friends and family. After some reading, low-pressure work, and therapy, I understand my own feelings much better, and I derive much more satisfaction from my life outside work.
Of course, by no longer putting on my job the stress to define me and my value as a person, I get to approach it much more freely and joyfully. It ain't perfect, and it doesn't always work, but on a good day I can deal with setbacks and annoyances without them damaging my emotional state.
A therapist would call this cognitive therapy focused on mindfulness. Various religions would call it spiritual direction aimed at contemplation or present focus. There does appear to be actual evidence of its value, though I'm only qualified to say it works anecdotally. Good stuff.
Anyone who is interested, feel free to ask questions here or email me at username at gmail.
Sure, life is pretty grim in the sense that you can't do whatever you want unless you're rich. On the other hand, your life as a coder is far, far higher quality than e.g. a construction worker's or (regrettably) a teacher's.
One thing you could do is try to grow a source of passive income. See patio11 for insights on achieving this.
Also, three failures isn't anything to worry about or lose confidence over. Just remember how many times Jobs failed. Most of the successful people on here have a similar background of failures. The path to success is usually through failure, as paradoxical as that sounds. Sometimes you'll just be unlucky multiple times in a row. That's just life. But that's also a reason to keep your spirits high, because it's far less likely you'll fail ten times in a row. So, keep trying.
There is no time limit on getting your shit together. Seriously.
Please don't buy into the valley hype of everybody-is-a-success-in-their-twenties. It's bullshit.
> So, I'm interested to see the discussion about what those of us who are life long hackers (with a ton of varied experiences) can do besides keep writing code or moving into people management.
Considering what you said about liking prototyping, product strategy, etc. you might want to consider looking at adding some UX-ish skills to your skill set. There's a lot of overlap in goal, if not necessarily technique, and from my perspective it's even harder to find good UX folk than it is good developers at the moment.
Also - pretty much any consulting or team lead job is - at some level - people management. Don't mix up people management skills with organisational hierarchy or "being the boss" or telling people what to do.
I'd imagine that if you go chat to your uncle about his consulting work he'll tell you that large chunks of it aren't figuring out what to do - but working with people to make sure that it gets done. Management is all about helping groups of people do stuff effectively together. It's hard to think of jobs that don't involve people management of one sort or the other.
About 3 years ago I said stuff it, took a pay cut and spent a long and happy time just coding all day. It seems however that no matter which way I turn people will not let me sit in a box and type, I have to help straighten out teams, talk to humans, navigate politics.
We use coding as if it was a real job - it is no more a job than writing or literacy. A few privileged, talented people will be paid for their writing skills. the rest will use coding in the same way as literacy, as part of their job
1. You won't ever escape "people management", but that's not a bad thing. People (especially highly skilled professionals) are like autonomous self-guided missiles, you just need to know how to guide them, and let them be guided by you.
Start with Google's 8 rules http://www.davidzinger.com/8-google-rules-improving-manageme...
Remember - you will not be making the tough decisions - your team / people will. You just get to guide which tough decisions get looked at.
2. Having a "constant flow of new challenges" is all about building and filling a sales pipeline. This is pretty brutal work. There is nothing other than knuckling down, calling people, building audiences, sales sales sales. To me this is the biggest cost of being in business for myself - and I am a long way from having got it right.
So the advice I have and am trying to live by is
* build an audience on a subject you are good at
* build a product related to what you are good at
* keep going
After working as a developer for a few years, I got a bit disillusioned with "building and fixing things all day" as you say. I now work as a User Experience architect and am still involved with building and fixing things, but in a very different way. I still write code, but mostly to prototype ideas and collaborate with developers.
A broad understanding of various technologies and lack of specialisation/investment in particular frameworks is a plus, as you can understand what's required, without getting bogged down in details. You can take a leading role, without having to be anyone's boss.
Not sure if this sounds attractive to you, but it works for me :)
Don't be a boss. Ask for "Lead [...]" in your job title, and get your colleagues to do what you tell them because of technical seniority, not hierarchical seniority.
As for your path: convince your company to let you develop a product with an Open Source license. Tell them it will provide them with free advertising, increase their notoriety in the industry, and mean they'll get other companies to work on their project for free.
Contact other companies and promote your project, this is simply a trojan horse for building a great contact list. This then leaves you free to move on to freelance down the road by charging for features, but fixes and support. It also allows you to find work really easily.
So... do that?
If you tried 3 self-funded ventures you should know there's tons to do outside of coding. Maybe not when there's zero traction and just one person on the team, but as soon as there's more than that, there's plenty to do that's not coding. Managing systems, managing customers, managing finances, marketing, general office 'stuff'. And hell, no coder spends all their time actually coding.
One of my friends is just re-learning coding after being in startups for seven years simply because he was so busy doing all that other stuff for the startups he worked for.
Arguably, managing/dealing with people - not necessarily as their boss - is always going to be part of life, not to mention any business venture, so I'd say there's no getting away from that.
After 6 months on antidepressants I was again in top-notch condition and the effect continued after I stopped the medication.
To fight the boredom and anxiety you can use some medicine, widely used in the college, but I don't remember its name. A colleague of mine was using it responsibly and he was extremely productive and was more calm when communicating with our manager.
Good luck, man.
- Technical Marketing
- Product Design
- Product Management
A common career path in finance for instance is start out as a developer, pick up the business side and later move to a function closer to the market (risk analyst, quant, structuring etc). Must be similar avenues for other domains. You need to be on top of the domain subject@hand anyway to be a good dev in my opinion...
This is just what I found when working, it would be the first thing people notice and reward, in companies.
My thought is you need to do something totally different for 6 to 12 months. It really does not matter what you do, but jobs that involves hard physical labor help separate what is important from what is not.
Are you able to focus on only one thing and for more than 5 years? Almost nothing extraordinary can happen before 5 years. Even if you sell before.
Example: I am 99% sure I can make millions of dollars if I go on my yard and start making a hole in the floor. Although, here are the constraints:- working 18 hours a day.- every day and 7 days a week. No vacation.
Are you able to accept the constraints?
This come back to this: passion never fails.
I wish you the best luck on your next thing.
Also you need to evaluate yourself by your own metrics. In the grand scheme of things over human history having a "career" and "advancement" is unusual, apparently temporary, and is going away, back to the way it was. Being born into a declining economic era is not a personal failure worth feeling stressfully responsible about. Work to live vs live to work and all that.
Shame on you.
From the project page there are some adjustments to be made: http://dpworks.net/miscellanea/mod_lisp-lighttpd.htmlDid you follow those?
Why don't you post what you have already done and we can work from there.
If the answer is, "No, our new B2B project is too big/too profitable/too exciting for us to devote time to Photoswarm," then maybe the answer is to just let it sit on the sidelines, or to sell it if you can find someone who will take care of your baby.
If the answer is, "Yes, that would be awesome, we'd love to go fulltime on it!" then the answer might be to see if you can 2-5x your revenue. In that case, here are a few things to try:
- Charge more. Double or triple all your prices (for new customers) and add a "Call us" enterprise plan for a few weeks. See if it impacts signups at all.
- Do email marketing. Send out monthly newsletters to your 16,000 customers, with online photography tips, and subtle upsells and discounts.
- Expand your reach. Make some cool photography resources or infographics or do a case study with a successful customer, and post it online. Make it sharable. Offer details/more cool stuff in exchange for an email address. Then refer to the last bullet.
- Do targeted sales. Use Facebook ads/adwords to advertise to photographers. Use LinkedIn mail to reach out to photographers that might use your service. Ask them about their business, ask them for advice for your offering, offer them free months of service as thanks, etc.
- If you have good traffic, do A/B testing. Test the parts of your funnel for maximum conversion: ads, landing page, signup process, payment page, initial user login, lifecycle emails, etc.
If you want more advice in this direction, do another Ask HN. :)
Similar to EverPix, you have storage/bandwidth/hosting fees associated with it, so right now, it's not enough to keep a full time person employed.
Try selling it on Flipppa - because it brings in revenue, you could probably get about 1-2x your yearly revenue as a sales price.
Really, I'd have more sympathy with them if they would have used the security hole for criminal purposes, for their own monetary gain. Not nice, but I would have gotten that. But just dumping private data on the net, and believing people should even be thankful for it... that is insane.
Thankfully its probably just a list of filenames, but even that can do enough damage, and they have no right to do so.
This is one of amazon's biggest sellers:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FK1E46U - ASUS RT-N66W (1,986 customer reviews, Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39 in Electronics)
* look for long tail search terms (still related to your content) with high SEO value; that is, search queries that have high volume and low competition
* for your broader keywords (let's say "nfl draft research"), you can find out which other sites are also specifically targeting that phrase. Once you know your competitors (esp the ones who outrank you), you can find backlinks that are boosting the competitors search rankings. Some sites are pretty entrenched and have thousands/millions of high authority backlinks, but many niche sites can easily catch up to the top 5 ranked search results
I've seen basic SEO research and work (putting keywords into your title, h1, and URLs, consistency, etc) work miracles in terms of free traffic, especially for longer tail keywords.
If you want it to start generating even small income right away, slap some AdSense ads on it (or another) and start learning about what your audience wants/what converts into clicks/sales.
Margins are high and users love the apparel.
example: Tshirt with Slogan. We take care of logistics, sales, design and returns.
Obviously this works better for some categories of ideas than others; if your idea is innovative and unique, the fact that nobody is searching for it doesn't necessarily mean anything. On the other hand, few people searching for "royalty-free polka music" is probably a good indicator of a not-very-valuable idea...
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It's a large Python/Django codebase, with good code standards and architecture (a lot of the edX engineers come from MIT). You would work on different clients contracts using the platform. The clients list/references include Harvard, edX themselves, the French government, and various startups & universities currently running their own instances, or looking to create one. Tasks are varied, from developing custom features for specific courses (XBlocks), customizing instances, developing generic platform features, deploying instances, working on both client/server sides, etc.
Most of your work would be published as free software (edX is released under the AGPL license, which requires clients to release modifications under the same license), and you would also contribute to the free software project, pushing some of your developments upstream through pull requests, contributing features, documentation or help on mailing-lists.
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Available in April
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Already had some projects from US, seeking for more.
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2) Systems work and IT referrals. I'm increasingly encountering clients that require complicated environments - multiple nodes, load balancers etc and I'm relatively useless in this area. Skills in AWS, CDNs like Akamai etc. Might be just referrals, might hire you onto the occasional project depending on the budget / scope.
If you're interested, email me at email@example.com
Also - I've posted in this thread on HN before for a client and we got a lot of responses last time. Please please please include skills, links to your work, profiles on Github or Linkedin or a resume and some background info about you. Thanks!
Are you looking to take an existing application to the next level or build one from scratch? Thinking about rolling out an API? Maybe you're concerned about application security...
We should talk, I'm a full stack engineer with 8+ years experience building secure, distributed applications using Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, JS/Backbone/Meteor, HTML/CSS, MySQL, ... and I'd love to hear from you. It has been my experience that these opportunities tend to be mutually beneficial!
Of late, I've been doing a fair bit of sysadmin work so we could also talk about that if it is of interest.
Until then, firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a writer. I'm a pretty good one, too. (Feel free to look at my HN history and vehemently disagree, however.) I've been published in Slate, Priceonomics, Harvard Business Review, and other blogs and mags. I've been on NPR a few times, which was pretty darned fun.
By day I'm a marketer and growth optimizer. But recently I've signed a book deal, and I would love to take more time to focus on it. So I'm looking for remote and freelance opportunities. The sort of work that's interesting and pays the bills, or if you're feeling unusually generous, the sort that keeps me in Teslas and Tom Ford.
I do: content, web and app copy, analysis, market research, customer lifecycle communications, voice, PR strategy, etc.
You need: copy that converts.
Please email me if interested: jonfnathanson @ gmail.com
Other Skills:Database design & admin, server admin
About:I am an adaptive problem solver. I learn new technologies and techniques quickly. I am a full stack developer and administrator. Security is not an afterthought. I believe in make it work, make it right, make it fast.
I'm a front-leaning, full-stack developer that is splitting time between Brooklyn and Berlin, and I am currently in Berlin. I am American, and know just a little bit of German (but am learning).
I have experience with every aspect of creating an application, from mockups and UX design, to graphic design, to the full-stack implementation, to deployment.I've successfully built and sold a past start-up of mine, and have a great deal of insight with product development. Because of this, I'm probably of most value the earlier a project is in its life cycle.
Backend stack: Ruby on Rails, with DBs/data stores such as MySQL, Postgres, Mongo, and Redis. I've also worked a bunch with Elastic Search. I can also use Node.js or PHP for the right project, but lately I've been doubling down on being a backend mono-glot.
Frontend stack: my preference is Angular.js, and I've also worked Backbone and Meteor. I am very well-versed in current best practices, can build responsive mobile-friendly websites, and code pixel perfect CSS and HTML5. I have a great deal of graphic design experience and can help there as well.
Looking for a designer, with an immediate need for web UI/UX work.
We're working on an exciting project with tremendous potential in an unsexy, but niche space. We have paying customers in the pipeline, and now we need to deliver.
We need a designer to help with the overall look and feel of a web-based dashboard. The goal is to take lots of technical data, information, analytics, and controls and whittle them down into a well-presented dashboard.
There is potential for continuing work on this project, and others, branching into mobile app development as well.
I'm being intentionally vague, as I don't want to give out too many details publicly. Suffice it to say, it's exciting enough that I left a very well-known startup in the Bay Area to move to Toronto for this.
I'm looking for an A-level designer here that we could work with for the foreseeable future, so my standards are pretty high. Send me links to your past projects, portfolio, and Dribbble to xpatel [at] pulsecode [dot] ca.
P.S. Our current website is a poor signal for the kind of quality we're looking for, so don't hold that against us. It also will not help you figure out what the project is.
I'm an experienced software developer with a strong full-stack web background. I don't just build your app/site, I'll also help you put the concept together if need be, and I'm good at filling the blanks with underspecified projects.
Server-side (PHP, Ruby on Rails, Node.js), client-side (HTML5/CSS/JS), also C/C++, ObjectiveC (iOS and OS X development), Java, Ruby, Delphi and many other languages and technologies.
I offer scalability consulting for high-throughput web apps and can make MVPs very quickly.
My background is in working with advertising agencies and scientific companies, and I have a biosciences education as well.
By the way, I would love to do a project with or for a fellow HNer one day...
Work focus: DevOps. System Integration. Infrastructure solution design, evaluation, implementation, deployment, and administration. Performance troubleshooting and management.
Infrastructure focus: Data Storage (SAN, NAS, Object), Public and Private Cloud, Virtual Servers, Backup/Recovery/Archive
10+ years experience with system integration and professional services for data storage networking and associated infrastructure.
Experience: All major storage array, storage network, and storage software vendors, OpenStack, Python, VMware, PHP, LAMP, MySQL, R, Tableau, jQuery, Bootstrap
Familiarity: Big Data, Hadoop, MapReduce, Data Analytics, Backend Web Infrastructure, Web Development
Currently managing a data analytics web service. Involved with a crowd-lending startup as technical co-founder.
Email: sproutat+hn [AT] gmail
Contact details in my profile or the link above. Here're some examples from my portfolio:
* http://turbotaxcpaselect.intuit.com - Turbotax CPA Select, to help select accountants.
* http://www.ecomarket.com - An online marketplace for ethical and eco friendly products.
* http://www.teaspiller.com - An online marketplace for tax experts. [Recently acquired by Intuit]
* http://www.hypedsound.com/ - a music sharing platform, working on V2.
* http://www.garnishbar.com - social network, to share mixed drink recipes* http://www.fratmusic.com - an online radio streaming app serving over 1.3 million uniques a month.
* http://loudfarm.com - A music event site.
* Wisekangaroo: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xpnngdyfgkgz8y2/1OnDFiIkiV - Find a tutor. Working on relaunch in a new avatar
* http://fertilityplanit.net/ - A niche social network for women to privately and securely discuss fertility issues.
http://curtis.io https://github.com/cgag email@example.com
I build beautiful iOS and Mac apps (among other things). Here's my latest: http://www.heyfocus.com/
I open sourced it at https://github.com/bradjasper/focus
I wrote a case study on it at http://bradjasper.com/focus.html
Another recent open-source project I made was a way to find patterns from SubtlePatterns that did really well here on HN: http://bradjasper.com/subtle-patterns-bookmarklet/
Here are some common questions I get about consulting: http://bradjasper.com/hire.html
I really love working with smart & creative peopleif you care a lot about building good products, services and experiences, I'd love to talk to you.
Currently lead DevOps at my full time employment (Inflection). My experience is in helping to find bottlenecks from development to deployment and to create a more efficient workflow. I work daily to manage a multitude of servers, all Puppet modules, packaging and deployment. I am the go-to guy when something breaks and no one else has a clue where to start looking.
I'm also available for development work.
Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Linux, Puppet, Git, AWS (EC2, Route53, S3, etc.)
I'm extremely comfortable picking up new technologies and languages - the above listed are what I work with daily; however I can work with with whatever toolset is required.
Feel free to reach me at: biddle [dot] thomas [at] google's email service [dot] com
Personal site: http://thomasbiddle.com/
I build apps, websites, APIs, and turnkey solutions that solve critical business problems. Here are some recent projects (more at https://www.pilvy.com/):
* An iOS VPN client for a major VPN service provider that uses iOS's built-in configuration profiles.
* IVPN Client for Windows: Developed for IVPN (https://www.ivpn.net/), who had some unique security & privacy requirements. Based on OpenVPN.
* VMware End User Computing Demo Portal (https://www.vmwdemo.com/): Allows VMware's sales and marketing teams to easily demonstrate the Horizon product suite to potential customers. Eliminated a ton of time-consuming work by automating Active Directory/LDAP account provisioning, expiry, and integration with Horizon Workspace.
I'm looking for short-term (near-full time) and long-term (part-time) projects. Available from mid-February.
https://www.pilvy.com | https://github.com/ammmir | amir at pilvy dot com
Hi, iOS developer for 3+ years here, before that I was writing satellite software and firmware in C/C++ for Taiwan's space agency.
I have a couple of personal apps in the app store; the most recent one scratches a personal itch: it uses facial recognition to help you tie a tie in the easiest way possible. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/face-tie/id570542131
You can find me at ray.tsaihong at gmail if interested in discussing work opportunities. Thanks!
I'm a designer looking for a Django or Rails developer to build v1.0 of an Analytics-based web app I've designed, documented, and built HTML templates for that are ready to go.
Budget for the whole project is low five figures, i.e. small, so I'm open to anyone, anywhere, with good availability over the next few months.
There's a smaller, more challenging component of the app that I'd also like help with, especially if you have experience with the Google Analytics API. If this is you, I would LOVE to talk to you :)
I have plenty of info explaining the app, so if you're interested just ask and I'll elaborate further :) Drop me (Luke) a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Developer and designer (4+ years), work out of my own shop, Heta (http://heta.co). Primarily develop, design, and customize WordPress themes, or convert PSD designs or HTML/CSS/jQuery to WordPress. I'm also building an app and run my own server as a hobby.
I've worked on complex sites for digital agnecies (30+ templates, 25+ plugins), as well as on smaller sites for small businesses/individuals (10 templates, 10 plugins).
Technologies I use: PHP, HTML, CSS/LESS/SASS, jQuery, CodeIgniter, WordPress, mySQL, ZURB Foundation (3/4/5), Bootstrap, SVN or Git for version control, Fogbugz or Sifter for issue tracking, HipChat to stay in touch. Self-taught and resourceful.
Reach out to me at: hn [at] heta [dot] co (not com). I can send you links to live sites I've developed, sites I've converted to WP, etc.
Backend and frontend development, mobile APIs, devops.
I usually do Python, Django, mobile backends, PostgreSQL/*DB, JS, Angular, Scala, Go, system architecture, database design, automation, devops (Ansible, Salt) and whatever it takes to get the job done.
I'm capable of executing all stages of projects, starting from a customer idea and ending with a ready, deployed product.I have a broad technical and domain-specific knowledge (medical, financial, automotive, location-based services, machine-learning, analytics, wavelets) and several years of experience working for startups, business customers and open-source.
I deliver several projects a year. Here's some of my work:
Drop me an email at email@example.com
PS. I'm open to cooperation with other freelancers (design, mobile, web, etc.).
I've worked for 3 startups so far doing web development. I'm also a Community TA for the Startup Engineering class and for the Machine Learning class at Coursera (Stanford).
Python/Django/Tornado/GAE Framework: https://github.com/ccarpenterg/todolist https://github.com/ccarpenterg/djangotodos https://github.com/ccarpenterg/tornadotodos
node.js, express.js, ejs, Sequelize, Bookshelf: https://github.com/ccarpenterg/bitstarter
Frontend, jQuery, D3.js, Backbone.js, AngularJS, Bootstrap:
IAAS/PASS: Linode, Heroku, Google App Engine, AWS
Databases: Postgresql, MongoDB, Redis, mysql
Tools: vim, git, Chrome Dev tools, virtualenv, foreman, vagrant, screen, emacs, dotfiles
Machine Learning/Data Science: Octave, R, numpy, sci-kit-learn, pandas. https://github.com/ccarpenterg/ML
Visualization: D3.js, matplotlib
Drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an iOS software engineer with experience shipping apps (8 personal, and a bunch more for various enterprise clients the past couple years) and writing scalable, maintainable code. I'm atypical in the sense that I also have an art degree and can design the UI/UX of an app and then go ahead and program it too. I like working fast and want to take on short to medium-term projects that won't have varying levels of bureaucracy and maddening back-and-forth. If this sounds like the kind of project you need accomplished for iPhone or iPad, read further.
Onions for iOS - www.onions.io
News/YC - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-yc/id592893508?mt=8
Red Cup - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/red-cup/id477350446?mt=8
You can find me on GitHub as well:
If you want to talk further, email me:
brgordon [at] ua . edu
(Major) Skills: Python, Django, ML/NLP/Analytics, Hadoop, Cassandra, Postgres/MySQL, EC2, S3, Bootstrap, jQuery I specialize in, Backend/Python development POCs, rapid prototypes, load/performance testing etc. Server side/DB performance optimizations & design to scale. Big Data consulting Hadoop Ecosystem + Cassandra. Have evaluated Mongo, Couchbase, Riak, DynamoDB, EMR and redshift as well for client requirements. NLP/ML/Data Science Consulting Sentiment Analysis, NER, Classification,Clustering,Statistical modelling
Email: email@example.com :)
Backend software engineer, specializing in Python/Django development. If you have the design, I can turn it into a working website. Looking for part-time gigs (10 hours/week, I currently hold a full-time job). Willing to offer discount to build my portfolio.
Contact details in my profile.
Server-side: Python - Django.
OS: Ubuntu, OSX
Infrastructure: AWS, Linode, Vagrant, Git.
Others: I have experience building reporting systems, web crawlers and APIs.
Philippe Dionne - Experienced Ruby and Ruby On Rails developer
- Experience building a multitenant application, maintaining and improving a medium-sized legacy codebase and building a modern and bleeding edge Rails 4.1 application
- Strive for maintainability, scalability and performance
- Adopt Ruby's community best practices
- Actively contribute to opensource
Tools of choice:
- Git workflow
- PostgreSQL, MySQL
- HTML5 & CSS3
- Bootstrap 2.0, 3.0
- Ruby On Rails, Sinatra, Padrino
- Deploying using Heroku and Capistrano
- TDD using RSpec and Capybara
- Continuous integration using Travis CI and CircleCI
- Experience with Spree Rails' based e-commerce solution
- Consume web APIs, such as Github, Twitter, Last.fm and Soundcloud
Members of this community have been some of my favorite clients. I have created MVPs, debugged troubling technical issues, and provided advice. I love hearing about other people's projects and helping to make the Internet better.
I specialize in building high quality MVPs for startups. One recent client was accepted to Y Combinator and another client was accepted to the "Plug and Play" accelerator after I built their apps.
In addition to full-stack development with Ruby on Rails and Ember.js, I will help you with product direction and feature development. I challenge clients to eliminate unnecessary features which results in cost savings and focused MVPs.
I'm a strong believer in automated testing which translates into a high quality product with little to no user facing bugs. This gives my clients an extremely high level of confidence when adding new features and deploying.
If you're looking for someone to make your vision come to life, give me a call.
I'm a full-stack web developer from Milwaukee, WI looking for Drupal or backend web service projects, or to be a development partner for a designer or agency.
* Drupal 7 (Usually using Zen with Zen Grids for frontend, Panels/Views/Features/etc for backend) * PHP MVC Frameworks (Kohana, CodeIgniter) * Backbone.js * Sencha Touch * Compass/Sass
Check out my work here: http://weilstreet.com
4+ years of experience with designing usable interfaces with a focus on increasing user conversions.
Designed patio11's site which increased his conversion rate and profits:
Also designed the VideoLAN website and the interface for VLC Media Player for Windows 8:
Knowledge of Ruby, Rails, BackboneJS, Git and Heroku.
Recently I've been focusing on building MVPs for startups. A recent client has received funding from the UK government due to the work I did building their platform.
I'm looking to continue working with startups to help them realise their ideas. If this is you, get in touch!
Michael Lo - iOS developer (mainly)
PHP (Laravel, Drupal)
Front-end (AngularJS, JQuery, Bootstrap, Phonegap/Trigger.io)
Tools (Git, SVN, Grunt, Composer)
Experienced mobile developer. I can work on projects of all sizes, build APIs, help develop architecture and conceptualize ideas. I've been involved from beginning (requirements, analyst) to end (deployment). I love problem solving and building elegant, clean and modern solutions.
Looking to get things done!
Designer/developer. Proficient in front-end development, Meteor development, and WordPress development.
Best suited helping startups get a nice marketing site/materials together for their product (website, blog, email templates). I've worked with companies big and small designing, developing, and deploying WordPress sites that focus on promoting products or services.
I offer a total package for WordPress starting at $7k: landing page, two custom page templates, blog, UI kit, assets/backups to Amazon S3, and deployment workflow (this is huge for startups).
https://properapp.com <-- My own product.
http://2013freelancetools.com not WordPress, but shows off my latest design style)
Laid back guy, but serious about quality. Make sure you come with a real intention to get work done :)
Interested? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available for remote or on-site consulting. I'm happy traveling on site for the start of a project and then continuing remote. Would prefer 1-2 month gigs.
nate wienert at gmail.
Syadmin as a Service
Do you want to improve your scaling, resilience and reliability, but don't have a full-time Ops person on the team? Why not rent one?
I work with startups and online businesses to help them spend less time worrying about technical problems, and more time growing their business.
How can I help you?
- Expert sysadmin services, on tap - Continuous Integration for your infrastructure - Infrastructure design and implementation - Server maintenance and optimisation (performance and cost) - Quickly get up and running with tools like Puppet
I'm writing a book on AWS System Administration that will be published by O'Reilly early this year.
Here's an AWS case study for an infrastructure I built: http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/fashiolista/
If you think these services could help your business grow, let's talk. email@example.com
I'm an experienced Android developer with several published apps, both for myself and for clients. I'm looking to take on 1, maybe 2 mid-sized projects within the next month. I have an Android designer who can work with me. All my apps follow Google's design guidelines and can be tablet-optimized as well.
Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to chat more.
Just want a banana, and end up getting the gorilla and jungle too? My experience will help you define your business needs, and come up with the right solution to fit your requirements.
Specializing in iOS and Android apps built with Cordova/PhoneGap that work beautifully on different screen sizes and devices.
20+ years professional software developer, 15+ years freelance
app website: http://imagenuity.com
more examples of work http://jimbergman.net
Lets discuss your project - contact: jim at jimbergman.net or http://jimbergman.net/contact/
I'm a Ruby developer based in London, looking for contract work to go alongside my part-time work at a successful YC startup and my undergraduate studies.
I love working in Rails, and have particularly outstanding experience building Twilio applications, from whole-company phone systems to small SMS services. I spoke about a cloud-based phone system I built at Twilio's European conference in 2013.
Think I can help? Drop me a line at email@example.com.
17+ years of experience creating software in use for more than +2000 users in my country and around the world.Made software for government, business and consumers.Experience:- Python /Django (like !) - Delphi - .NET - Objective-C - iOS development (like !) - RemObjects - Sql Server - Postgres (like !) - HTML5 / JS / Bootstrap/ Zurb Foundation
Better at backend but work with front-end with no problem.Check my website for my apps http://www.elmalabarista.com.
I work with scrum/mercurial for my own apps. Have contributed small fixes to Django (update the Sql Server support, later forked as a independent project by other people).
Moderator in a latin-america forum for developers (www.clubdelphi.com).
Have provide training in advanced use of databases for several companies in the SENA (main government institution for work and advance in tech & startups in Colombia).
Not hate Database/CRUD work! A lot of experience in integration of different tech stacks and upgrading tech on several past developments.
Expert in Java, web scraping, web crawling, big data, webapps.
$100/hr or flat-pricing
My partner and I are working on an interesting VPN company. I am a Yale senior, CS major. My partner is ten years out of Wharton. We are applying to YC for summer batch.
Please email me if you are talented in any of the following areas:
- Python, especially Flask
- Backbone, angular, or ember
- API design
We are following an API centric development process. Over the next couple weeks, this will involve us completing the following tasks:
- Write an API blueprint in form of www.apiary.io
- Use apiary.io to provide API mock server
- Frontend and backend developers work in parallel
- Backend developer responsible for implementing API according to blueprint
- Frontend developer responsible for client side of website
- Client side of website interacts with API, can test with apiary mock server
We want to get started as soon as possible. Please reach out. As I am a CS major and engineer, I will make this a very smooth process for all involved.
My name is Ram Rachum, and Im a freelance software developer. I help businesses solve their problems using software, mostly by developing web-based applications. I work mainly in Python and Django.
On the technical level, its my responsibility to have high problem-solving skills; to design a good architecture for each project I work on; to implement that architecture quickly and effectively; and to be experienced with the languages and frameworks that Im using, so when a problem comes up, I dont have to spend 2 hours to research and solve it but rather just 5 minutes, because Ive seen that problem dozen of times before.
On the project-management level, its my responsibility to communicate clearly and honestly with the client and my collaborators on the project; to understand exactly what the client wants to build as we plan together how to build it; to always keep the client updated about progress; to have an owner mentality and make decisions with the best interest of the client in mind; to own up to mistakes when they happen; and to always get feedback as early as possible from the client and from the users, so we know were not wasting time going into blind alleys, and were spending time only on features that the users are happy with. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Send me an email and say hello.
More details about me: http://ram.rachum.com/cv/
About: I've been developing iOS apps professionally for 5 years. Worked on a large variety of projects and enjoy taking on new challenges and working with the latest technologies. I've had my own and clients apps reach top positions on the App Store. I'm currently seeking new clients for remote work.
I'm a full stack web developer based in Toronto/Kitchener.
Experience: I've written RESTful APIs, survey Widgets, web applications, and Android apps. I also have experience with Arduino (maze solving car), 8085 Assembler, and C (both at a basic level). I'm always open to learning anything that gets the job done.
Experienced technical writer and marketing writer. Online/Web help, print/PDF documentation, press releases, Web site copy, FAQs, white papers.
http://www.hiretechnicalwritertoronto.com for more details, or email@example.com / jonathanacohen @ Twitter, http://tinyurl.com/ly8g2sw on LinkedIn.
Disclosure: I am looking for full-time local/remote work, but seeking contract work in the meantime. Would rather work with you on larger/longer-term products than one-off short pieces.
Currently working on personal projects, but looking for freelance/contract work.
Background and contact info listed at http://aakilfernandes.com
Node.js (express.js, socket.io)
Mobile engineer with experience shipping Android and iOS apps. Preferably short-medium term projects. My most recent work included porting an iOS app to Android from scratch.
Preferred work: Java/Android, iOS/Obj-C
email: rob /at/ alwaysallthetime.com
Actively working on some stuff over here: http://github.com/rrbrambley
Full-stack Python web developer. I build full sites from scratch using Python/web.py and HTML/CoffeeScript/SASS. If you have an idea, I can build an MVP for you.
I work at a fixed price with a fixed deadline. For projects under $2k, no need to pay me until I'm done.
last personal project: http://robotgame.org
Full-stack web developer who specializes in the front-end, loves vim and TDD/BDD, and who wants to help make your fledging idea a digital reality.
GitHub profile: https://github.com/thirdtruckPersonal project: http://rubyai.org
Experienced foremost in:
Also experienced in:PythonPerlJavaMySQL
You can reach me at freelance at thirdtruck.org.
Are you a fellow freelancer here in New York? I'm new to the city and would welcome the opportunity to meet a cohort in coding over coffee or tea.
Get more users: Understand and optimize your acquisition funnel.
I help start-ups measure and visualize their user acquisition funnels. Then I optimize steps of the funnel to get more qualified traffic into one end and more users/customers/leads out the other.
Currently working with several fantastic startups, but always happy to chat with new ones to see if I can help.
greg at gkogan dot co
(keywords: marketing, growth, conversion)
We are a young, agile and international team that has previously worked with the top companies all over the world, such as Apple, Toyota and Redbull.
We're looking for freelancers to design and code iPhone and Android apps.
How to apply: email nicolas,yoloapps,us with your portfolio and a list of skills.
Philadelphia, PA or Remote
I'm a motivated student with a passion for front-end Android development and full stack web development. I've worked on Android applications and devices used by millions of people around the world, I've built websites for small businesses in South Jersey, and I've hacked together projects to test run new technologies.
* Email: mike [AT] mhenry [DOT] io * Website: http://mhenry.io * GitHub: http://github.com/mhenry * LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mahenry
We're a small team that builds websites and apps for startups and growing companies.
Our past clients include Buddymedia, Crazyegg, Chitika, RE/MAX, Moovweb and more.
Usability audits & testing
Sitemaps & Information architecture
Sketches & wireframing
Onboarding users & conversion optimization
Web & UI Design
Applications (admin, backend, interfaces, etc.)
Redesigns (taking a product and redesigning it from the ground up)
Responsive (for tablets and mobile devices)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll reply within minutes
Web & mobile design/dev. A bit of an all-rounder.
Past things I done: Ecommerce, API's, apps for iOS and Android, intranets, medical compliance systems, CMS, CRM, surveying, events/ticketing, blah de blah. I can build your MVP or help further along the path!
* PHP (Codeigniter, Laravel, more...)
* Responsive-ness, bootstrap, zurb or hand-coded...
Mobile / Apps (iOS or Android):
Happy with git or mercurial, some general server admin, AWS etc.
I'm UK based and happy to supply links and examples of previous work!
Graduated MIT in CS 2012
Interested in DevOps and sys-admin stuff as well. Some experience with Chef.
older experience in app, systems, embedded, and OS-level work: C++, C, x86 Assembly, 8051 Assembly, Perl, Python, bash, Scheme
Would love excuses to need to learn Go, Scala, maybe Clojure; or play with Docker. Prepared to learn AngularJS, Meteor, EmberJS, probably other frameworks as needed.
Interested in music, fitness, social-good, social networking, education, (foreign) languages, and working with local small businesses. Have decent knowledge of craft beer.
Not particularly interested in anything finance-specific, nor probably marketing/advertising-specific.
Would consider full-time positions if sufficiently interesting.
Recently helped a couple of clients with next version of their web projects - implemented search using haystack for organicinputs.ca, integration with payment gateways like PaypalExpress, PX Fusion for next version of http://architecturemedia.com/
https://www.book-pay.com went live in June 2013 - developed from scratch in Django and Postgres,a site for booking seat for cycling tours offered by www.londonbicycle.com - so far 530+ users with 400+ seats booked
Helped in launching http://www.foodfan.com - Django,Postgres, S3 for photos, Sphinx for search, Jquery
8+ years of software development experience in dotnet and Django, open to working on other technologies.
Have worked with clients from US, UK and Syria
A blog post - http://www.vishalsodani.com/programming/experience-report-fr....
Experienced (13 years) Front end developer available for short and long term remote contracts. I enjoy building amazing websites and user interfaces, with an emphasis on usability and experience. I have experience working with remote teams, managing outsourced contractors, startups (I am the co-founder of a bootstrapped startup).
I have experience working with the following technologies:
- Ruby on Rails
and have also dabbled in Objective-c, Python, and Ruby.
I work well with:
- Remote teams
- Outsourced contractors
- Startups and agencies
- Awesome people
I am not afraid of:
- Learning new technologies
- Working remotely
- Hacking. If I don't know it, I'll figure it out.
Software Developer specializing in Web and Data Engineering, freelancing while I build my startup. I spent three years as a Data Analyst, then quit and taught myself to code. I've only been freelancing for six months, so I'm willing to work at a discount while I build up my portfolio. I'm also open to bartering.
Skills: Ruby/Rails, TDD, SQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, Python, R, Machine Learning, Project Management, Git, Linux/Unix, AWS, Heroku
Production experience: Everything associated with large Rails projects, web crawling, data pipelines, APIs, data analysis, product management
Side projects: I've built some apps in Node (Express, Meteor), and I compete in Kaggle Data Science competitions when I have time (http://www.kaggle.com/users/30845/dpmehta02). I am particularly interested in NLP.
I'd like to pair with someone to learn Ember with/from on a healthcare startup site (privately funded). An affinity for Rails is a plus. Can trade with work or bitcoins.
Hi, I am looking for web scraping projects.
Languages: Perl, Python
Databases: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL
Other Skills: data parsing, regular expressions, multi-threaded scraping, Linux, AWS S3/EC2, Heroku, Git, Rails, parsing html/xml/json, statistics and machine learning.
Email: dmn001 at gmail.com
I'm a Rails developer with several years of experience and a CS degree. My area of expertise is building APIs and integrating with external services. I will build out your MVP quickly or help engineer an existing product. Lets talk in person, hangout, or skype.
ncrandall at gmail
C/C++ on GNU/Linux with relevant tools and technologies.
Resume: http://tehlug.org/~ashkan/files/resume.pdf ||http://tehlug.org/~ashkan/files/resume.tex
email: ghassemi AT ftml DOT netAshkan Ghassemi
I'm a full-stack web developer.
HTML5, CSS3/Sass, jQuery/CoffeeScript, Bootstrap/Foundation Ruby, Sinatra, Rails, VPS/S3/Ubuntu Inbound Marketing/SEO
http://railyo.com (400+ users) http://assembleyourpc.net (10k+ monthly users) http://scrabblewordfinder.org/ http://html5portfoliotemplate.com
You can contact me here: ramesh at rameshjha.com.
Josh Ryan Davis
Web Developer / Designer
Recently unemployed, so I can work for cheap. I've been designing websites in some form or another for about 5 years.
I don't have a huge portfolio, but I can still show you some examples of my work.
* Express/Restify, Socket.io
* jQuery, Backbone, Angular
* et al.
Primary stack: Node.js, Express, MongoDB.
I'm a UI designer and a front-end developer. Here's some examples of my work http://mitchbryson.com
Here's what I do best:- Planning: wireframes, on paper or in Balsamiq- Concepts: Photoshop mock-ups of pages and flows- Build: HTML, CSS and JS. I prefer HAML, SASS and CoffeeScript- Integration: I can integrate into any app or framework.
I've been a designer/developer since 2002. For the last 3 years, I've been focused on helping start-ups design and build their products.
Get in touch via my portfolio or email@example.com. Thanks!
cohara87 (at) gmail.com
I focus on generating more revenue for your business,so that you get a big return on your investment.
Digital design is my passion and I specialise in Branding Identities and Website Design. I create timeless pieces that drive traffic, increase brand recognition and word-of-mouth referrals for my clients.
I develop mobile-friendly websites that allow users to purchase anywhere, at any time. I design with the intention to specifically elicit a response (eg. purchasing my client's products) from viewers.
Luchia Bloomfield - firstname.lastname@example.orgPortfolio - www.luchia.com.auSkype - lucybloomfield92
Front-end Engineer and Interactive Designer
My specialties are:
Mobile web development with progressive enhancement
PSD to responsive web development conversions
Interaction design and user experience design
My focuses are:
Reliable and constant communication
Fast turnaround times
Honesty and transparency
Delivering stellar production-ready code
I have good experience with:
Working with agencies and startups
Producing large web apps
Co-working with teams
Check out http://mibake.co to learn more about me, my skills, and the value that I bring to your projects.
Based in Boston, MA / Providence, RI.
I'm a software engineer with wide experience in dynamic programming languages.
- Broad understanding of full-stack web development, operations and deployment
- Lots of experience with distributed systems, real-time apps, and software integration projects
- Wealth of experience putting together technical teams, capturing requirements, and mentoring developers
- Background in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
I've co-founded startup called movidhep.com which is coded in C# Asp.net MVC and uses RavenDB as a backend.
We've got a couple of projects that we need some help with.
One of the projects is very ravendb centric so if you have experience there definitely shoot me an email.
Another project involves recording a video from a mobile app and uploading it to vimeo and/or elsewhere.
Back-end Java and Android developer.
Over 9 years of experience in Java. I specialize in the following stack: Wicket, Spring Core, JPA/Hibernate with MySQL, and Jetty; but I'm happy to work with anything else. I think I can help you the best if what you need is an internal or client-facing web app with a fairly complex UI, but this is by no means a requirement. I can also help fixing a previous project for you.
Android developer as well for around 3 years.
I don't do design or front-end myself. I'm happy to work with other developers of your choice, or I can recommend you the ones I've been working closely with over the past few years.
Email on my profile.
I am a full stack web developer located in Warsaw, Poland. I am especially well versed in the following technologies:
* Bootstrap, Foundation, SASS, Compass
* chances are I have at least a passing familiarity with any web related technology that the industry is currently buzzing about
* PHP, PostreSQL, Photoshop
In the past I have worked for corporate clients, small businesses, start-ups and individuals. I feel right at home in any kind of project, be it just an idea that needs to take form or a legacy application with tons of dependencies and scarce documentation.
Contact me at igor.kalat * gmail.com or using following phone number: +48 501-414-062
Every website and marketing push involves content. But is your content effectively supporting your business goals? Is it performing as well as you want it to?
Chances are, if you hired a writer, or if you did it yourself, your content could do more to achieve your business goals. The missing ingredient is usually a careful combination of information/UX design, content, and ongoing testing.
I CAN HELP
If your content is not performing as well as you'd like, or you need new content for your marketing efforts, let me know and I'll gladly take some time to chat with you about potential solutions. If I'm the right fit for your needs, I'll share work samples and work up a proposal.
Full Stack Web developer and iOS/OSX developer.
Technologies I am proficient with:
Specialize in data-driven applications, which involve:
- Data Visualizations
- API integration and custom web services
- Data mining and complex data workflows
~5.5 years of work experience
--- Feel free to contact me for any help on open source projects as well ---
(hypr DOT geek AT gmail DOT com)
Seeking a developer fluent with HTML/CSS and JS to work on the front end of a suite of e-commerce websites and the accompanying tooling.
Responsive design experience is a must. SASS and ASP.NET MVC experience is beneficial.
Initially looking for a three month contract, possibility to extend.
Shoot me a mail if you want more info: email@example.com
8+ years experience, ex-cofounder of tech startup.Freelancing for more than a year.
Topics I've worked on:image binary segmentation, human body pose estimation, face tracking using AAM and warping, color blending, projective geometry, augmented reality, face authentication, change detection, OCR pre-processing, object detection, tracking and recognition, general classifications, etc.
Feel free to connect with me at:linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/link2hemangshahemail: hemang.j.shah at 'google's popular email service'
- Hemang Shah
Designer / Developer with a large range of experience. Mostly focused on web (js) and Android lately.
I'm eager to hear from you
Croissant is a creative digital design and web application development shop. Our forte lies in creating beautifully (clicheeeee) designed minimum viable products, websites, landing pages and first iteration/version 1 applications.
We will work closely with you, and converse about your ideas and vision from day one. You will be actively involved throughout the whole creation process.
We currently have openings in our schedule for new clients. Get in touch with us and let's see if we're both a good fit for each other.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Experienced C++ engineer with a diverse background, including systems programming and rich cross-platform software development.
E-mail: zura.jobs 'at gmail.com
Developer & Designer
We're small agency located in Eastern Europe. We do both design and coding, building projects from the ground up.
http://taskthemall.com/ on the way)http://geekjob.ru/ 10K+ users
Best money for value!
Write to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
$80/hour. Email on my profile.
Find out more at http://sensible.io
I'm looking for rich-client HTML5 projects, particularly mobile (with or without PhoneGap) and enterprise / line-of-business projects.
I'm a full-stack developer and consultant with 15+ years experience. I focus on the following technologies: Sencha Touch, ExtJS, Backbone.js, Ruby on Rails and Node.js.
Enterprises or start-ups, please email me at barry[at]barrypeerless[dot]com. Thanks!
Happy to answer questions and share more information by email: phzbox at gmail.
Full Stack PHP Web Developer seeking freelance work (or full time employment).
Recent completed work:
No project is to big or to small.
I speak English and Dutch near fluently. I am experienced with C and Make based builds. I have some familiarity with Win32 and x86 assembly, mainly SIMD usage.
Contact info and examples on my profile page: https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=J_Darnley
Freelancer in Florida
- Responsive Design- HTML 5 / CSS 3- PHP- JS- Skeleton / Bootstrap / WP- SEO on page / PageSpeed- CAD & customization- AutoLISP- Logo Design- Content Writer
Sysadmin with deep understanding and knowledge of best practices regarding:
Privacy / Anonymization technologies and practices
Server Co-location / Web-hosting
Open Source Crypto tools
I can provide hosting reccomendations here in Iceland as well as Remote Hands work. Also deeply interested in knowledge about Icelandic law regarding technologies like Tor, Bitcoin and Internet Infrastructure.
email@example.com gpg keyid EB9A5142
I'm a designer and developer who can swiss army knife a lot of different tasks. I do front-end/back-end (wordpress/drupal/node.js), graphic design, interface design, branding, UI/UX etc. I'm more of a front-end guy/designer than an engineer but I believe I'm pretty good at ramping up on most things.
-Natural Language Processing
-Learning new things
Hi, I'm a freelance software developer in Duisburg, Germany. I build web and desktop applications, with an extra focus on business, ecommerce, and operations research.
Portfolio and contact details: http://www.dopfer-software.de/
Front End Developer - AngularJS(Ft. Lauderdale, FL or Remote)
Hello Show is modernizing a key workflow for real estate agents. The current market for real estate technology is vastly underserved and Hello Show is building the tools agents need and deserve. With our product in development, we already have beta customers who have fallen in love and are anxious to sign up now! We are a results and data driven team, and use Agile/SCRUM processes to build.
Skills & Requirements:
- Expert with Angular.js and Node.js
- Expert interfacing with APIs
- Expert HTML 5 and CSS skills
- Focus on test driven development
- Appreciation for Web Accessibility and how that should translate to code.
- Insane attention to detail
- Desire and ability to continuously learn and implement new technologies
- Effective communication with team members, focusing on project requirements, capabilities, and schedule
- Love of building products that people love
You are welcome to work remotely.
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to reference the job posting and where you came across it. Please provide any information that will help us in our decision process (resume, portfolio, github, etc). If you seem like a good fit, we will want you to come by for a face-to-face interview or chat on Skype. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Been creating websites and web applications for 10 years.
Some sample projects here: http://projectdeck.herokuapp.com/
Federis GroupWe're a small software consultancy looking for front end and full stack engineers. Rails and/or mobile experience a plus, but not strictly required. Our team is based in Chicago, but we're open to remote as well.
-common sense of UX & UI
* i like working with designer, other developer, startups, agengies.
contact : damiendamien1]at[gmail]dot[com
Lambda is a talent agency for freelance developers and designers. We help you find clients, negotiate for higher rates, and take care of the business side of freelancing.
- Exceptional talent only: $100/hr minimum rate. - No recruiters or spam. We're developers too and we only match consultants with projects that fit their expertise and interest. - Serious clients only: Wanna hear about a disruptive social network for cats that "just needs a coder"? Neither do we. - Freelancers with side projects or startups are especially welcome!
We've posted about this on HN a few times and have been amazed by the response. I apologize in advance if it takes a while for us to get back to you -- we interview everyone personally and are still ramping up the process.
Right now, we're particularly looking for NYC Rails, Django, and iOS devs.
Android developer is needed to create a small native app from scratch (Targeting Android 4.0+). Work to ideally commence on Monday February 10. On site developer is preferred but I will consider remote -- we're based 5 minutes from Oxford Circus tube station.
Looking for a great ios developer. Remote or Montreal.
Learned Ruby in 2002 and started working with Rails professionally in 2006.
I have over 6 years of experience designing logos and building websites for a wide range of clients from across the globe. Thanks to this, I have built up a solid foundation in branding fundamentals and front-end development which I'll be putting to good use when working with you on your projects.
I'm also excited about web apps and the backend which has led me to become quite familiar with the workings of Nginx, Node.js and MongoDB. I'm keenly interested in gaining more experience in this area so please get in touch if you're building on this stack.
My design portfolio is up at dffrnt.com and you can reach me on my email, vijay at dffrnt.com
Seeking an expert PhoneGap developer to help take our innovative app to the next level. Contact me at email@example.com
We are a small group of developers specializing in relational database-driven applications. We have a lot of experience with digging into other people's old, broken code and fixing it, quickly. Cleaning up and consolidating legacy databases is our bread and butter. No hairy ball of spaghetti code is too big for us. We do the work your own developers are too afraid to tackle.
Find my email in my profile.
LAMP/jQuery/Android developer looking for contract work. I can send you my CV, github account, please click on my username for contact information.
- iOS/Android camera apps and computer vision libraries
- Published Android app doing 10k downloads per month (http://radc.am)
- 2 iOS apps in beta
Reach me out at mohd [dot] moubarak [at] gmail
You have the will and the ability to learn on your own. That's one necessity out of the way. You will confront things you don't know about every day. There is no reason to load up on them before you actually need them. Once you have the foundation taken care of (Python) then you can learn the rest on the job.
From here, it's basically all marketing. You need to learn how to sell yourself. First stop, start collecting feedback as soon as possible. If you are looking for a job, then start applying right now. You will start to learn a lot from the responses you get back. If you are looking for freelance work, then start hustling up some clients.
While you are looking, start doing whatever you can through social channels. Get on Github and find some interesting projects that you can contribute to. A perfect fit would be to find a company you would like to work for which happens to have an open source project on Github that you can contribute to. Locate the Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and other accounts of other Python developers. Use that to find out other places these guys hang out. Look for IRC hangouts as well as forums and other communities where you can get in touch with people. Build your weakly linked networks. Get known. Make a bit of noise. As people get to know you then they will think about you when they are looking to hire someone.
That's great that you have released apps that other people use. That's a lot more than a lot of other developers ever do. You are better than you think you are. Now is the time.
- Look for local job openings on non-crappy job sites for Python web developers.
- Do some napkin statistics gathering on who's looking for what, and how many outfits are looking for what (eg. what are people looking for in your area? Django? Flask? Google App Engine? Learn the top of the list.
- Bone up on HTML/CSS/JS/jQuery, how WSGI works, and more Django.
- Come June, apply for jobs. Don't undersell yourself. Bust your ass on-the-job to prove yourself.
Good luck and keep us updated. I am contemplating a similarly-risky move and I have nothing but respect for you and confidence that you'll succeed. You certainly sound like you have your stuff in order.
1 I wouldn't hire you as a consultant because you have no industry experience. Mom and pop shops might, though, but I suspect you wouldn't be able to live off of it full-time.
Don't look at it this way. You can never be <xyz> by <date>. You just get started. The question to ask will be "Will someone hire me to do web dev work if I can present abc skills and blah experience/portfolio ?". Something like that. Don't wory about June/July whatever.
- What python specific technologies have you learned ? You say webapp2+Jinja2 whch is a great start. Take a look at other popular frameworks (Django,Flask etc). I personally recommend Flask. It is a good balance in my opinion between too much abstraction (Django) vs nothing (barebone WSGI) to pick up python web development.
- Do you/Are you building a portfolio to show your work ? Github etc ? The best thing to do is to build sample apps and show people.
Things like these will help.
If you are looking for a suggestion on what to learn next, it will be test-driven development. If you get this right (and because you've built 20+ apps, it won't even take a month), you should be employable by April.
The biggest misconception people without developer jobs have is that the non-dev-job guys assume that the dev guys have every skill memorized and mastered to the tee.
Truth is that most of them are learning as they go like you are. New technologies come out too fast for anyone to truly master anything these days (eg. AngularJS frontend Ninja with 5+ years exp == that company is balls, move on).
Shipping alone is worth <$80 for me. If they can make Amazon Video a more compelling offering, I'd be more likely to.
The video collection isn't extensive enough and needs to further grow to really compete with Netflix. But there's some stuff there that Netflix doesn't have so its good to have as a secondary source of entertainment possibilities.
I now purchase fewer things(nice for an nyc apartment) and get to go outside and interact with the other people in my city.
On various programming language channels, there are ad-hoc expression evaluation bots that experienced people use to guide newcomers through the intricacies of the language. If you're new to Haskell, for example, what you can do is grab the logs for the past 3 years, grep for "> " (used to invoke the evaluator) and you have instant insight into how an experienced Haskeller's mind works. It can speed up your learning by a factor of 10 compared to reading papers / blogs / formal tutorials. I know because it did this for me.
I have to mention #clojure on freenode for being an incredibly welcoming IRC channel. The discussions you will see can be very interesting, and the community is more than often willing to help. Living in Japan, I was worried about the timezones being an issue, but there seems to be people from different parts of the world on the channel, making it very nice.
I'd love to know some good security ones to idle in; I've got a bit of experience in it and am trying to expand it some more, and would love a place to ask questions regarding web security and the like.
I leave a connection to Freenode running while I'm at work, in a few channels related to my job... so that during builds, or other short bursts of idle time, I can glace over and see if there are any questions I can answer. Likewise, I throw out a quick question of my own every now and then, when I'm afraid it's too subjective in nature to avoid being closed by StackOverflow-lawyers.
I've lost interest in general chat, outside of specific questions and answers. From what I've seen, the nicer communities are the newer channels. Ironically, they degrade over time as their underlying technology matures. You would think that channels like #clojure and #go-nuts would be populated by immature hipsters, while ##java would be made up of 40-something corporate types. However, I've found that those first two channels are welcoming and thoughtful, with interesting discussion always taking place... whereas ##java (even its mods) frequently sound like pre-teens yelling profanity at each other on XBox Live.
Those are on freenode, there are channels for software users (e.g: photoshop) but on a different servers.
#debian on EFNet also has a great bunch of people.
Remember, you can always drag others along with you and start your own channel.
To me, IRC has always been a "grapevine" tool, where etiquette, social pecking orders and gossip are shared amongst a smallish close-knit social circle. IRC always feels more like a social scene, and a distraction.
If anything, perhaps an IRC channel is useful for managing fluid, rapidly changing situations, where you might need an up-to-date, live information source, to use in immediate decision making (hence, why bot net command and control tends to be integrated into IRC programs), but, otherwise, chat logs from IRC usually read like a disorganized array of participant's various scattered streams of consciousness.
Are you looking for reading material, or a hangout?
Nimrod's gang (including Araq) are very friendly and welcoming.
#julia and #d are very quiet though (except for the bots).
And #emacs -- well, that one channel which is lenient towards off-topic chats!
It's cool not only because it could revolutionize medical research and diagnostics. But also because it gives the world a fundamental new class of sensor on which new applications will be developed for years to come.
Readborg is also tightly integrated with TextTeaser , an automatic summarization API that I created. Right now, it's on beta stage but you can already download it at Google Play Store  if Philippine news is relevant to you.
I am high altitude trekking instructor and cultural guide for Himalayan region (Tibet, Nepal, North India). I provide no-nonsense introduction to Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, ancient, "primitive" ritual-based religions, tribal culture and traditions.
I am helping ex-addicts, like myself, to almost undo the accumulated damage and to rebuild themselves from within, by educating them in Eastern tradition of self-knowledge (our nature without religious nonsense).
I am also advocating "old-school" understanding-based approach to programming, as opposed to copy-paste-based modern coding.
It's an action-oriented shmup/MMO which feels a bit like EVE Online on steroids.
It is cool because all the game industry AAA developers have been pouring dozens of millions of dollars to copy World of Warcraft for more than 10 years, and they kind of forget to innovate in the MMO field. Making something different and seeing players appreciate it is hugely rewarding!
Also, making a MMO as a sole developer is extremely gratifying as a technical challenge. Doing everything from the website, payment, 3d graphics, networking engine, procedural game content, distributed servers, reporting, data analytics, server monitoring, but also marketing, making video trailers, talking to the press, going to game conventions... well... it's incredibly intense and overwhelming at times, but makes me feel very much... alive?
Also, I've never done anything like this so quickly before
Why is it cool? Currently 65 million Americans have high blood pressure, more than 380,000 die each year primarily due to high blood pressure, and it costs over 45 billion dollars in direct medical costs. Of even greater concern is that over 45% of those with hypertension do not have it under control. [1,2]
This app will provide instant and ubiquitous information about their blood pressure to everyday citizens without the need for (as many) visits to the doctor, or the purchasing of expensive medical equipment. It will empower the people to take greater control of their own health, and offers the potential to greatly reduce the burden on an already-overstretched healthcare system.
As it is based purely on the phone's video camera, it will be the first time people can use their mobile phone to measure their blood pressure in the convenience of their own home, at a time that suits them, without the need for connecting your phone to additional proprietary specialist hardware.
To be honest I see no reason why the average person can't add p2p payments into their app or why an accounting software should have to wait years before adding bank syncing.
We're making all of this do-able in a weekend or even at a hackathon.
We just launched to a few live customers last week and already we have a backlog that we can't keep up with, but we're hiring to keep up with demand and we're excited about where it can go.
We'd love thoughts and/or feedback if anyone is interested!
It's fully functional. It shows live rates, your open & closed orders, your balance and it has the ability to create and close orders.
I think it's cool because Windows Phone is the first platform that has a Kraken app, and this app is arguably the best bitcoin app on the WP platform.
I'm pretty heavily involved in Minecraft reverse engineering, and I've started a new website for reverse engineering Starbound. Dissecting the networking protocol, file formats, or whatever else fits in, it's fair game for the site. Come help out? http://starbound-dev.org
My idea is to make a Goal-based system. Each NPC would have a set of goals, and would weigh in available actions as to how closer it would take them to their goals. I decided to start of with something simple like "maximize gold" so the NPC would take actions that resulted in most gold increase. i figured if i did it right, the NPC would themsleves figure out paths in action-trees that would let them make more gold. for example, figuring out that making wooden stuff out of logs is more profitable than selling raw wood. Or that if you can afford it, hiring people to make the wooden stuff (like a business/company) is more profitable overall than doing it yourself (cuz of multi-threading, opportunity cost, overall path weight, etc).
So it would be cool to see NPC picking out roles themselves, forming in-game societies and behavin in line with their goals. heck maybe someone can make a game that would involve using people's goals to influence them
The whole thing is built around integrations with existing services. Today, Asana and Toggl. Tomorrow, GitHub, Google Calendar, and who knows what else!
Pathfinder d&d based character sheet manager. I got annoyed with the static and excel based offerings out there so I created my own. Currently I view it as near fully featured and want to make it work with more traffic than Heroku can support, but I have no idea how (web-hosting for these types of sites seems expensive as all heck).
Anywho, it was also a way for me to learn flask, bootstrap and knockout.
Working with life is awesome.
With the pick up in the Japanese economy recently I've noticed a few nice comments about it on blogs and forums. Not only is it satisfying to think I've helped people find a job, it's given me the incentive to improve it and maybe find a way to monetise it beyond just break-even AdSense revenue.
Backups are verified at regular intervals to reduce the amount of trust needed in the system, and every file is stored multiple times.
Eventually the goal is to attach a marketplace where end users will pay for the space they use and those who provide storage will get paid for doing so.
Our querying ability (no joins needed) and speed doesn't just open up big data and semantic data, but possibly even allows the web to be reshaped as a collection of data rather than text.
It runs offline, infact it keeps track of network connection changes and informs user if system goes online/offline. In chrome it also runs in background. I have implemented most of the above stuff other than facebook and remote control stuff. I plan to add bunch of other stuff, all I need is more time thanks to college. Anyone willing to invest? Lol.
It's re-imagining how you can interact with your codes history and GitHub pull requests. I'm desperately trying to get the installer and docs ready. The installer for Linux should be available this week and the installer for Mac OS X should be available next week.
It started out with me wondering if I could run every street in my city (and not having a way to track that), but I'm growing it out to accommodate runners all over the world.
A huge byproduct of CityStrides is the collection of poly files for cities that I'm gathering at https://github.com/JamesChevalier/cities which can be used to generate OSM files out of larger regions.This data hasn't been available before now, so it might help create more city-focused projects.
- Finishing up my PhD -> working on figuring out what's going on in Uranus' outer ring system (https://github.com/kartikkumar/StoMi)
- http://www.gourbangrow.com -> My second attempt at a startup, focussed on the smart gardening/smart farming sector -> check it out!
- http://www.spaceup.nl -> bringing the SpaceUp movement (http://www.spaceup.org) to The Netherlands
Based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship book and framework used by Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, DEToolbox is a set of checklists and tools to help you stay on track, and grow a healthy and successful startup.We already have a couple hundreds of users and the app is currently used at MIT as part of the Entrepreneurship Development Program.
Its cool because communication is fun.
(I will continue to plug my console email client to http://lumail.org/ because email is cool, and scripting email with lua is even cooler still!)
Why it's great?
Combining performance metrics + powerful exception reports and pure logging into single package makes optimization and debugging way easier than having X solutions in separate places. Works especially well for complex applications.
One of cool features is that we offer access to all data like SQL queries even in free plan - unlike New Relic and others.
The tutorial includes:-Video Transmitter build-Video Receiver build-Controller tray/holder build
I'm hoping to build a tiny 2gram on-screen-display (OSD) module that displays altitude & flight time. Also hoping to try Flir Lepton thermal camera too, but Flir are probably waterlogged with emails.
It is cool because it aims to democratize algorithmic trading development using a geek approach.Algos are integrated with our marketplace http://isystems.com where clients all around the world use them on real accounts for a monthly fee.
It's cool because it allows you to organize your content in files/folders and retrieve it using a rich query language.
1. immediate effect of your effort is always fun
2. spinning something gives you that immediate effect
3. earlier phones were easy to spin, smartphones are like a brick, we wanted to change that.
I invited a psychologist to explain why ~600 users like to have a spiniot on their phones. He came up with these 3 ideas:
- immediate effect of effort gives you a rare positive sensation
- contrary to angular forms circular forms are engaging, when spinning your smartphone, you draw several colorful circular forms
- adults play for the same reason as kids
During occasional breaks, spinning your smartphone gives you a short but fulfilling positive sensation. After that you don't feel the urge to check all the usual distracting sources of procrastination (news, twitter, email...) and you are motivated to get back to what you were doing immediately.
It also has more advanced features (http://lnav.org/features/) that are usually only available in server-based solutions, like doing SQL queries over log messages.
I just launched a major update with lots of changes to the resume editor. Also improved the DOC conversion and templating code quite a bit.
It's cool because I think it is the most intuitive online resume maker out there that helps the job seekers in standing out from the other applicants through their resume but without actually going over the top with "super-creative" designs.
It's been really fun on working on this, and we hope to release the preview of it this month.
Angular vs Backbone http://versus.com/en/angularjs-vs-backbone-js
Angular vs Ember http://versus.com/en/angularjs-vs-ember-js
React vs Backbone http://versus.com/en/react-vs-backbone-js
React vs Angular http://versus.com/en/react-vs-angularjs
Knockout vs Angular http://versus.com/en/knockout-js-vs-angularjs
Or compare any two frameworks by using the search on Versus.
Because a simple tool to write & share beautifully is attracting a lot of people (+250k iOS users) and generating a different way of sharing text (+600k notes, now 12k daily). Also, technically speaking it's a nice example of technology marriage: the web and the native app enviroments. Android version soon, if you want to test drive, /android and suscribe.
I never got bored in the project. I've designed both iOS and the web applications and also helped to code LESS/HTML and SVG to create the base product and automated many things. It's fun as hell.
http://www.adpushup.com/blog/adpushup-helped-publishers-doub... - This post helps explain what we do, much better.
As we think information is the most powerful tool ever, we plan on radically change how we learn and discover music, and that is cool !!
Its main feature is to help you organize projects with 1000s of details in them
Note: it is usable at the moment, but it is not ready
Free video chat using WebRTC for teachers/students doing online English lessons. You can click on a chat bubble and correct your partner's English. The app then automatically color codes and annotates the mistakes. The app will also track your mistakes (by type) over time.
Also, http://apps.goodereader.com which is our android/blackberry 10 app store, over 100,000 apps so far, in terms of sheer amount of apps, we're the 6th largest in the world right now.
I hope it lets lots of people enjoy their music without having to download or pirate expensive software. I have recently open sourced it and looking for help on the project: https://github.com/adaline/mixbolt
* Homepage: http://datazenit.com/
* Twitter: https://twitter.com/datazenit
 - https://hiburo.com/
Launching in the next few weeks for the EU Parliament, UK 1/3 council, London borough, and mayoral elections.
It's cool because you can change everything, even program terrain and blocks distribution over the world.
search for recipes based on the ingredients you have:http://chowdown.co
http://deployanything.com (win,mac,lin + pi)
Tech: C++11, Qt, node.js
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This app motivates you to achieve your goals. There are 3 twists on my idea however which make it different to other apps. I will definitely be using it myself so hopefully other will feel it helps them to achieve their goals also :)
I am trying to create unique, simple and compact navigation. It's an early version of my page but I'd appreciate all hints, suggestions, directions etc.
The current search engine looks like it also has an API ( https://hn.algolia.com/api ). Presumably they have a full dataset on hand, which you may be able to get if you contact them.
Lesson #1: Don't code when you're distracted.
Some hours later, the problem manifested. The queue workers came down, and AR (which is totally dependent on them for its core functionality) immediately stopped doing the thing customers pay me money to do. My monitoring system picked up on this and attempted to call me -- which would have worked great, except my cell phone was in a box that wasn't unpacked yet.
Lesson #2a: If you're running something mission critical, and your only way to recover from failure means you have to wake up when the phone rings, make sure that phone stays on and by you.
Later that evening I felt a feeling of vague unease about my change earlier and checked my email from my iPad. My inbox was full of furious customers who were observing, correctly, that I was 8 hours into an outage. Oh dear. I ssh'ed in from the iPad, reverted my last commit, and restarted the queue workers. Queues quickly went down to zero. Problem solved right?
Lesson #3: If at all possible, avoid having to resolve problems when exhausted/distracted. If you absolutely must do it, spend ten extra minutes to make sure you actually understand what went wrong, what your recovery plan is, and how that recovery plan will interact with what went wrong first.
AR didn't use idempotent queues (Lesson #4: Always use idempotent queues), so during the outage, every 5 minutes on a cron job every person who was supposed to be contacted that day got one reminder added to the queue. Fortuitously, AR didn't have all that many customers at the time, so only 15 or so people were affected. Less than fortuitously, those 15 folks had 10 to 100 messages queued, each. As soon as I pressed queues.restart() AR delivered all of those phone calls, text messages, and emails. At once.
Very few residential phone systems or cell phones respond in a customer-pleasing manner to 40 simultaneous telephone calls. It was a total DDOS on my customers' customers.
I got that news at 3 AM in the morning Japan time, at my new apartment, which didn't have Internet sufficient to run my laptop and development environment to see e.g. whose phones I had just blown up. Ogaki has neither Internet cafes nor taxis available at 3 AM in the morning. As a result, I had to put my laptop in a bag and walk across town, in the freezing rain, to get back to my old apartment, which still had a working Internet connection.
By the time I had completed the walk of shame I was drenched, miserable, and had magnified the likely impact that this had on customers' customers in my own mind. Then I got to my old apartment and checked email. The first one was, as you might expect, rather irate. And I just lost it. Broke down in tears. Cried for a good ten minutes. Called my father to explain what had happened, because I knew that I had to start making apology calls and wasn't sure prior to talking to him that I'd be able to do it without my voice breaking.
The end result? Lost two customers, regained one because he was impressed by my apology. The end users were mostly satisfied with my apologies. (It took me about two hours on the phone, as many of them had turned off their phones when they blew up.)
You'd need a magnifying glass to detect it ever happened, looking on any chart of interest to me. The software got modestly better after I spent a solid two weeks on improved fault tolerance and monitoring.
Lesson the last: It's just a job/business. The bad days are usually a lot less important in hindsight than they seem in the moment.
She found out about it pretty quickly due to having syslog be a constant presence in one of her gnu screen windows and gave me a look. She quickly reverted what I did, updated our config management tool, tested it, then deployed it, while explaining why this was the right way to do things. I slowly came around to doing things the right way and haven't thought much about the initial incident until we found her personal logs that she archived and left on our public network share for future reference.
In the entries for the day that I started, we saw the following two lines:
[*] 2007/09/09 09:58 - yan started. gave sudo privs and initial hire forms. [*] 2007/09/09 10:45 - revoked yan's sudo privs.
I was a little sleepy one morning and accidentally connected to prod instead of testing. I thought, "That's weird, this UPDATE shouldn't have taken so long-oh shit." I'd managed to clear all allergy and malignant hyperthermia fields. For all I knew, some anesthesiologist would kill a patient because of my mistake. I was shaking. I immediately found the technical lead, pulled him from a meeting, and told him what happened. He'd been smart enough to set up hourly DB snapshots and query logs. It only took five minutes to restore from a snapshot and replay all the logs, not including my UPDATE.
Afterwards, my access to prod was not revoked. We both agreed I'd learned a valuable lesson, and that I was unlikely to repeat that mistake. The tech lead explained the incident to the higher-ups, who decided to avoid mentioning anything to the affected hospitals.
If it's any consolation, the company is no longer in business.
Just remember when you screw things up: Your mistake probably won't get anyone killed, so don't panic too much.
When I worked at Subway, the bread dough came frozen, but you would put loaves in a proofer, proof it for a certain amount of time, and then bake it. My first shift, however, got busy and I left several trays in the proofer for a very, very long time. Consequently, they rose to roughly the size of loaves of bread, as opposed to the usual buns.
It was my very first shift alone at any job in my life, so I did the most logical thing I could think of and put the massive buns in the oven. They cooked up nicely enough and I thought I was saved. Until I tried to cut into one.
Back in that day, Subway used to cut those silly u-shaped gouges out of their buns. In retrospect, I think this was most likely a bizarre HR technique designed to weed out the real dummies, but at the time I was oblivious (likely because I was one of the dummies they should have weeded out). When I ran out of the normal bread, I grabbed one of my monstrosities, tried to cut into it, and discovered that it was not only rock hard, but the loaf broke apart as I tried to cut it.
That night, my severe shyness and social awkwardness had their first run-in with beasts known as angry customers. I was scared I would get fired, so I promptly made new buns, but spent the rest of my shift trying to get rid of my blunder. I discovered some really interesting things about people that night. First, you'd be surprised how incredibly nice customers are if you are straight up with them. Some customers I never met before met the big, crumbly buns as an adventure and, in doing so, helped me sell all the ruined buns.
In the end, I came clean (and didn't get fired). That horrible night was a huge event in the dismantling of my shell. It taught me an awful lot about ethics. And frankly, that brief experience in food service forever changed how I deal with staff in similar types of jobs.
Surprisingly it all seemed to work well. These disaster recovery steps weren't heavily tested before. Brilliant! I went to shut down the AWS instances. Kill DB group. Wait. Wait... The DB group? Wasn't it DB-test group...
I'd just killed all the production databases. And the streaming replicas. And... everything... All at the busiest time of day for our site.
Panic arose in my chest. Eyes glazed over. It's one thing to test disaster recovery when it doesn't matter, but when it suddenly does matter... I turned to the disaster recovery code I'd just been testing. I was reasonably sure it all worked... Reasonably...
Less than five minutes later, I'd spun up a brand new database cluster. The only loss was a minute or two of user transactions, which for our site wasn't too problematic.
My friends joked later that at least we now knew for sure that disaster recovery worked in production...
Lesson: When testing disaster recovery, ensure you're not actually creating a disaster in production.
I had had some test tables sitting around in the database for a while and decided to clean them up. I stupidly forgot to check the status of my backups; because of an earlier error, they were not being correctly saved.
So, I had a bunch of tables with similar names:
users_1024 users_1025 users_1026
Guess what got deleted along with them? The actual users table (which I've since renamed to something that does not even contain "users" in it).
So, how do you recover a users table when you've just deleted it and your backup has failed?
Well, I happened to have all of my users' email addresses stored in a separate mailing list table, but that table did not store their associated user IDs.
So I sent them all an email, prompting them to visit a password reset page.
When they visited the page, if their user ID was stored in a cookie -- and for most of them, it was -- I was able to re-associate their user ID with their email address, prompt them to select a new password, and essentially restore their account activity.
There was a small subset of users who did not have their user IDs stored in a cookie, though.
Here's how I tackled that problem:
Because the bulk of a user's activity on the site involves answering poll questions, I prompted them to select some poll questions that they had answered previously, and that they were certain they could answer again in the same way. I was then able to compare their answers to the list of previous responses and narrow down the possibilities. Once I had narrowed it down to a single user, I prompted them to answer a few more "challenge" questions from that user's history, to make sure that the match was correct. (Of course, that type of strategy would not work for a website where you have to be 100% sure, rather than, say, 98% sure, that you've matched the correct person to the account.)
Nobody was killed, but we had a few injured. Thankfully the brunt of it hit the MRAP in front of us. If it hit my vehicle (HMMWV, flat bottom) instead I probably wouldn't be here.
That was the first major operation on my first deployment, too. Hello, world!
My takeaway? Shit just got real.
We ended up stranded that night after the 3rd IED strike (our "rescuers" said it was too dangerous to get us). It was the scariest day of my life, but in similar future situations it was different. I still felt fear and the reality of the existential threat, but I accepted it. It was almost liberating. Strange.
I deployed for another year after that (to Afghanistan that time). After Afghanistan I left the Corps and started my company. Because if it fails, what's the worst that can happen? Lulz.
After a couple hours of swearing, instead of working from a root shell in my own account, I just logged into the GUI as root. And there was a pretty interface showing the disks. I could just click on one and format it. Hooray!
Well either the GUI was buggy or I clicked on the wrong disk, because as the format was going, I realized the external drive wasn't doing anything. I was formatting the internal boot hard drive. And since nobody but me gave a crap about this weird free box somebody had given them, they had repurposed it. As a file server. For the home directories of a bunch of my colleagues. Who were now collecting around me wondering what was going on. Oops.
No problem, says I. I'll just restore from backups. But this thing used a weird magneto-optical drive . The only boot media we had was on an MO disk. The backups were on another. And there was only one of these drives, probably only one in the whole state. The drives were, of course, incredibly slow, especially if you needed to swap disks. Which, I eventually discovered, I would have to do about a million times to have a hope of recovery.
Long story short, I spent 28 hours in a row in that chair. It was my immersion baptism  in the ways of being a sysadmin. The things I learned:
Fear the root shell. It should be treated with as much caution as a live snake.
Have backups. People will do dumb things; be ready.
A backup plan where you have never tried restoring anything may lead to more excitement than you want.
Be suspicious of GUI admin tools. Avoid new GUI admin tools if at all possible. Let somebody else be the one to discover the dangerous flaws.
If you were smart enough to break something, you're smart enough to fix it. Don't give up.
When some young idiot fucks up, check to make sure that they are sufficiently freaked out. If they are, no need to yell at them. Instead support them in solving the problem.
Seriously, my colleagues were awesome about this. I went on to become an actual paid sysadmin, and spent many years enjoying the work. The experience taught me fear, and a level of care that sticks with me today. I'm sure at the time I was wishing somebody would wave a magic wand and make it the problems go away, but working through it gave me a level of comfort in apparent disasters that has been helpful many times since.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXTcube http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magneto-optical_drive http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immersion_baptism
~ 2007, working in a large bioinformatics group with our own very powerful cluster, mainly used for protein folding. Example job: fold every protein from a predicted coding region in a given genome. I was mostly doing graph analysis on metabolic and genetic networks though, and writing everything in Perl.
I had a research deadline coming up in a month, but I was also about to go on a hunting trip and be incommunicado for two weeks. I had to kick off a large job (about 75,000 total tasks) but I figured spread over our 8,000 node cluster it would be okay (GPFS storage, set up for us by IBM). I kicked off the jobs as I walked out the door for the woods.
Except I had been doing all my testing of those jobs locally, and my Perl environment was configured slightly differently on the cluster, so while I was running through billions of iterations on each node I was writing the same warning to STDOUT, over and over. It filled up the disks everywhere and caused an epic I/O traffic jam that crashed every single long-running protein folding job. The disk space issues caused some interesting edge cases and it was basically a few days before the cluster would function properly and not lose data or crash jobs. The best part was that I was totally unreachable and thus no one could vent their ire, causing me to return happy and well-rested to an overworked office brimming with fermented ill-will. And I didn't get my own calculations done either, causing me to miss a deadline.
1) PRODUCTION != DEVELOPMENT ever ever ever ever2) Big jobs should be proceeded by small but qualitatively identical test jobs 3) Don't launch any multi-day builds on a Friday4) Know what your resource consumption will mean for your colleagues in the best and worst cases5) Make sure any bad code you've written has been aired out before you go on vacation6) Don't use Perl when what you really needed was Hadoop
After the test was complete, I forgot to turn off the Adwords. (Such a silly mistake...) Nobody notices until our bill arrives from Google, and it's substantially higher than normal. When my coworker came to ask me about it, "are these your campaigns?!?" I just sank in my chair.
I think it cost the company $30k. I suppose it's not that much money in the grand scheme of things, but I felt very bad.
Now, if you go to a CNET site and view source, there's a <!-- Chewie loves you --> comment. I like to think of that as an homage to my original fuckup.
It will take a while for this to trickle to the VC market. Consider a situation where most of them have already raised funds. They may become more picky because of reanalyzing long-term effects (shittier IPOs), but they will still have money to invest.
If you are worried, perhaps you should consider the alternate: bootstrapped model.
It seems that even though bootstrapped companies grow much slower, these companies are a lot more healthy and aren't regulated as much by financial markets (no boom or bust models).
Projectors would be more commonplace.
Better home security would be way more affordable. Facial recognition, retina scanning, finger prints etc.
Just a few guesses from the top of the head.
As for the app, and also as someone who loves tracking himself, I would like it. In fact, I did this manually in my google calendar at one point but only for a month or so because there was too much friction.
I am also interested in how it would detect being with someone. Seems strange. Another solution, which I am using in a personal tracking project, could be to simply send a local notification at the end of each day - asking "Who were you with today?". I've noticed that this works pretty well. I send one to myself once after 24 hours, and then twice (+24more) if the first one was not "answered".
As you describe it, I don't see why I as a user would want other users to know who i've been hanging out with. If you can find a way to do it that doesn't seem quite so neo-Orwellian then there might be some value to it, otherwise other apps are already doing it better and I think you'll have quite a lot of network effect to overcome.
- I gave serious thought to what kinds of projects I'd like to be working on in 5 years, and discovered that I wanted to contribute to society on a larger scaleI wanted to affect more lives.
- Teaching didn't allow for constant iteration. I couldn't test out new ideas as quickly as I would like. If I blew a lesson, I'd have to wait another year to try and make it better.
- The institutions felt slow to adapt and change, and there was constantly push back when I tried to do something different.
- I completely understand the feeling of burning outit's very real for teachers (and students)but the worst feeling that comes with teaching is how sad it is every year to say goodbye to your students after spending so much time investing in their well being.
I really enjoy front end development and user interaction, and on top of that I find programming creatively satisfying, but it was hard to figure out how to get my foot in the door, so here's the approach I took.
Stay focusedonce you start getting down the rabbit hole, try not to get distracted by all of the cool stuff you find. I was constantly tempted by other languages and platforms (iOS development always looks so great), but I really wanted to be a front end dev (I was getting back into it after years away), so I had to put on blinders and really focus on the core front end stack.
Learn your toolsfinding out the baseline of knowledge for the field you want to enter is paramount, but so is learning how to use the tools. I think having grunt in my toolbox has been paramount in allowing me to level up quicklylearning best practices by osmosis.
Don't let being a teacher work against youAfter years of trying to teach students to appreciate weirdo obscure lit, I learned to pay attention and ask better questions. I learned that my first instincts about how to do things was usually wrong, and I had to be willing to kill my darlings. For me, this skill manifests itself when architecting UI or thinking about user experience. Using software for the user is like learning something new. How can you set the user up to succeed. This is taken from my cover letter:
"What a teacher or a developer/designer should do is help a user recognize patterns and give them enough information to fill in any gaps and reaffirm what they already know. However, it's difficult to know where you should begin, when you should take a step back and simplify an abstract concept. That's why a teacher or a developer's main task is to observe, ask questions, and take feedbackto swallow one's ego and remain flexible."
If you've been teaching for more than a week, you know how to swallow your ego and take feedback. On top of that, you're likely very patient. These are strengths you developed via teaching.
A further strength you've developed is the ability to _teach_. Developing is ripe with teaching opportunities. You likely write great documentation, great code comments, and do so in a way that is very complete without making someone feel as though you're talking down to them.
You're also pretty good a planning a project. I always felt that 80% of good teaching was due to adequate preparation. I've been honing this skill and taking advantage of my tooling to help me architect my projects. For example, assume you're working on a project which will be used in multiple instances. The core will remain the same but the outward manifestation will change from instance to instance. Good planning beforehand will likely aid you in maintaining that project in the future (so you don't have forks on top of forks).
And I'll return to patience. Teaching is probably the hardest job in the world, and you've learned to be patient. This is a huge asset. Play it up.
You're not going to try to convince these companies that you're a good fit despite your experience teaching but because of it. Apply for positions where they will see a real benefits from your teaching experience. Perhaps something where your work will interface with users. You probably won't enjoy a job where your work exists behind the scenes and is largely esoteric. You've got that education itch to scratch, and it probably won't ever go away.
You need someone to take a chance on you; make the conversation about your strengths (of which there are likely many).
(One caveat: I quit my teaching job before I had a programming job and spent a few months trying to bring my skills up to an appropriate before applying to positions. This was a very scary time, but in the end it paid off. It was a big leap, and it worked out, but nerve wracking nonetheless)
For me the best skills teaching taught me were being patient, prepared, and calm in almost any situation. As a teacher you know how to tackle political situations very similar to what you'll see in an office.
Within two years as a developer, I was running a program at my work in which I'd hire and train new grads by pair programming with them. I'd still have to get done a full weeks work, but I'd get to pair exclusively with a "mentee" for a couple months till they were up to speed. It was awesome to get to use my skills that way.
The hardest thing I still struggle with is not smothering my coworkers when they are stuck. Most developers got where they are by being good at struggling through challenges, and therefore more do not enjoy their hands being held through a "teaching moment". I've had to learn to take a very subtle touch through most of those.
How I actually transitioned is sadly just luck. I duel studied CS and education in college, and a friend of mine offered me a development job when he saw how miserable I was. I wish there was a simple trick I could offer, but no.
What I would suggest though is to go to meetups in your area. Find a technology to learn, and go to meetups about that. While you are learning it, pick a topic not recently covered by a group, and present on it. You'll be great at that, and it will demonstrate both your technical knowledge and your social/team skills.
If you're ever in the Philadelphia area, let me know, and I'll buy you a coffee and talk your ear off.
Math is kind of a broad area. Some people coming from it will have a very easy time adapting to software or finance, others will have to start more or less from scratch. There's also the question of whether you'll like it. Good signs are if you're more towards the applied / problem solving side, and if you have fond memories of playing in Mathematica.
Since the problem is fit and lifestyle more than other issues, you might consider going for internships first. This would give you a way to get your feet wet and test for fit before over-investing too much in one path, and it could also give you an easier way to transition into the industry.
And yeah, LOTS of people do get into those fields from math, random sciences, engineering..."your major is not your career."
Note on internships:
At least in the US, internships do have to be paid if you're producing actual work product - despite what a lot of companies will try to pull. "Companies who are unaware of basic employment law or who think it's fun to flout labor laws" is a good filter for companies that aren't worth your time.
Maybe it's possible (albeit challenging) to change your role to one with the aspects you like (teaching) without those you dislike (ridiculous hours and meddling)?
In a slightly older but similar version of your situation, I quit my 15 years of secondary and third level teaching (also in the UK) to join a software multinational and promote computer science (with kids & adults). The job is different but in my (so far limited) experience, far more rewarding than almost all aspects of traditional teaching (no silly paperwork, better financial rewards).
I think what helped me get the job was not my extensive teaching experience or research publications (I doubt they even took them into consideration) but my passion for the subject, track record at inspiring kids and the educational open source software I had developed.
Best advice I can think of, if you are dedicated to building a portfolio, build software that you use in class. That way you can mentally justify the time (I need this to teach) and also test its efficacy. Good luck.