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My Tech Cofounder Quit
44 points by IpxqwidxG  2 hours ago   45 comments top 28
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joshmlewis 25 minutes ago 1 reply      
You'll either make it work or you won't. Find a way around it, learn how to code, or quit. Those are the reality and you have to pick one and go with it. If you do happen to stick with it, here is some feedback for you:

- I'm not totally sure what's going on by the short headline. Generally short headlines are the goal but they should also tell me what it is so I have little to no uncertainty about what the goal of the product is. In this case the write throws me off because that's a huge process in itself. Am I actually writing books with the app or do I just upload my finished book? Can I still use the product if I'm not writing? etc.

- The discover great books button takes me down a little but it's not perfect that it's taking me to the next section. The next section has a lot of book covers but I'm not sure what to do with them still. The title is on the books so that may not be necessary but I think possibly having the category underneath would be beneficial. For editors picks there sure seems to be a lot of books which leads me to believe they aren't the editors picks. They seem to go on forever, then what am I supposed to do?

- I click on a book and now what? I see a huge cover of the book with a little image to the right with the authors name. If I wasn't extremely curious I wouldn't know the resize bar underneath resizes the cover and even then what am I supposed to do? It needs to be clear I can read through the book. Again I randomly pressed arrow keys and it opened the book.

- While the animations and all that are nice, all I want to do is read the damn book. There's a ton of wasted space by having the other page take up a big portion of the real estate and when I zoom out the text gets smaller. All I want to do is read, I don't give a shit about fancy page turns or graphics. I shouldn't have to scroll and squint to read a page. Maybe the ideal experience is only showing enough text to make a comfortable reading experience and use the arrow keys to go to the next page when I'm done, like on a kindle.

- All I see is a login button and not sign up button. While it may be obvious to some users to click login in order to sign up, you have to assume most users are somewhat dumb and not curious. I have no idea why I should sign up for an account, where to sign up for account at, or how that will benefit me when I do. Why the hell do you have a login with Facebook button when it doesn't actually log me in? I still have to create a username and password.

- The writing screen has the same issues as reading. It's cluttered, it looks sloppy, and you could've made this look amazing by going with a simplistic approach. Where do I add a cover? I published with no content and now I'm not sure what to do. I JUST WANT TO TYPE. Make it easy for me to just type, look at medium or svtle and see how they do an amazing job at it. Copy and do something similar to start, no gimmicks or fake pages. Fuck pages we are online now, think different.

- The user screen isn't obvious at all as to what I should be doing. The describe yourself text doesn't indicate any type of text field and like before we have to assume most users are oblivious to current trends. Why is there a My Flipbooks section and then I see a list of books on the right? A lot of space and I'm not sure what's going on.

- There should be padding under the black user section between it and the book cover image. The paper icon in the top nav bar doesn't tell me what it is or why I should click it, it should have a plus sign or something.

- The 'bookstand' has the same issues as the 'editors picks' because they are the exact same thing. They need categories and I need to be able to filter and peruse. You may not be there yet technically but just saying. Let me discover books that are interesting to me. How are you different than even Goodreads or Google? Let users tag books and let me search by those tags. Startups, business, econ, fiction, etc.

- My homescreen dashboard is completely empty. It looks pathetic, make me feel better about having an empty dashboard. Even text like 'hey I see you don't have any books yet, how about getting started here?' or maybe I don't want to be a writer but I want to have collections of books. Don't assume I'm going to be writing when I'm just looking and collecting.

Ok, I'm done with this brain dump. I hope it helps. As with all things, if you're passionate enough about it, you'll find a way to push through and make it work and when you do consider these issues. :)

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peteforde 1 hour ago 2 replies      
I'm sorry to hear this: it sucks and I hope you find a path through this.

Important question for future learning, though: let's say that you were production ready, today. If you're already maxing out your savings, how could you take this product to market with no budget to pay yourselves a living wage until you can demonstrate enough traction to raise a seed round?

I know that bootstrapping is sexy, but human willpower is finite - especially once you're paying for groceries on your credit card and the fear kicks in.

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brudgers 1 hour ago 0 replies      
That sucks.

Nothing happens in a vacuum. This is why combat teams debrief after actions.

What made the offer a reasonable alternative for the tech person?

Were they always more inclined toward salary than risk?

Were they ever all in? If so what was the turning point?

Did they feel adequately in control of the startup's future?

How was equity allocated?

Why was communication such that this was a surprise?

The answers won't change the current situation. They will prepare you for the next venture.

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wpietri 37 minutes ago 1 reply      
It sounds like you're kinda upset now, so I'd encourage you to be very judicious in how you're handling this. I'm sure some people who might be interested in this project are thinking, "Hey, if I decide to get involved am I going to end up one day on the front page of Hacker News under the title 'Fucked'?"

Remember, Google is forever.

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jacknews 10 minutes ago 0 replies      
Free books online. Didn't scribd do that already?

Minus the fancy page turning animation, which is very cool, but might get annoying once the novelty wears off in any case.

How will you make money, or is it just VC bait?

If the idea is any good, you will attract another tech partner. I guess that's the point of the post?

If it doesn't work out, consider doing lean(er) startup next time.

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christopherslee 1 hour ago 0 replies      
What have you been doing for the last 8 months while he worked on the product. Hopefully you have built up relationships and other important knowledge that are still valuable. If so, you should be able to make a compelling case to new prospective cofounder.

Might be harder if you're just an idea guy.

Good luck. It's a long hard road either way.

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erichocean 25 minutes ago 0 replies      
So, Goodreads with a publish option and a share button? I'm trying to get a handle on what the business here actually is. Pitch me.
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ma2rten 1 hour ago 2 replies      
First of all I am sorry for you.

But what exactly are you trying to achieve with this post? Get Advice? Find a new partner on HN? Just post it as a cautionary tale for other people?

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nilved 1 hour ago 2 replies      
> Committed all my savings and blood into it.

Whenever I read comments like this I get flashbacks to the people deriding the stupidity of the people who had 500k in Bitcoin on Mt. Gox.

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MediaSquirrel 1 hour ago 1 reply      
Learn yourself some code!!!
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benjaminRRR 38 minutes ago 0 replies      
This is a complete kick in the balls. Which is pretty much how startup life goes - one day you're up the next you're kicked in the balls. It's a roller-coaster. The trick is to pick yourself up and always have contingencies. Now this is a risk that's hard to plan for, but you should have a bunch of contacts you can go after. Put your salesman hat on and go hustle for help. You may end up giving away more equity than you would like (and I hope you have cliff vesting for your dearly departed), whatever the case if you believe in your idea this is simply the cost of doing business and if it's going to be a billion dollar exit who cares if you're a few million short. Good luck, go hustle.
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rrpadhy 28 minutes ago 0 replies      
This might possibly be the best thing to happen to you.

A good time to think over, prioritize launch over features, etv. 8 months is too long to take for a mvp. What you are building is most certainly not a mvp.

I have gone through similar stage, but it has only made me wiser.

All the very best.

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yeukhon 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Something from a few weeks ago on HN. "How To Know if Your Cofounder Will Quit on You"https://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/96540ba28355

There was also a story 3-6 months ago here. The story was the co-founder quit while OP spent all his time and money in the product. Boom. That was it for him. Another story was the co-founder quit the night before pitching to investor...

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semerda 52 minutes ago 0 replies      
Sorry to hear. Out of curiosity, did you do anything else to open up sales channels or distribution or remove liabilities? I assume your tech guy was the only one coding.

A company is an entity. And as such should run without it's founders over time. Sounds like you didn't de-risk the company for a long time until a potential liability become real.

You are building a tech product so either you should learn to code or have backup devs that could take the slack and keep on plowing forward.

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corkill 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Lets say your tech co-founder did not quit. How would you get to profitability?
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yanghan 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I hope you have a vesting agreement with your co-founder, so you have equity to find a replacement. The product looks almost ready and pretty decent, so I'm sure there are willing candidates to finish it up.
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anujbatra 1 hour ago 0 replies      
It may be best to learn some basic coding yourself - ask your cofounder to show you the ropes. It's almost a professional courtesy to give you a knowledge transition before they take off. Also, have you considered asking them to help you out on a part time basis moving forward? A lot of stuff might be in their head so it never hurts....
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codelust 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Looks like it uses Rails & Boiler? Why not outsource the missing bits, get it to MVP and explore options?
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nppc 1 hour ago 0 replies      
You might want to disclose your product (URL if you have one) or at least the idea. Some one from HN might be interested in taking up the position.
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gregthompsonjr 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Can't say I understand the function/purpose of the site, but you're not screwed. You're probably better off. Anyone who flakes right before launch probably isn't the best character to be on the team, if you ask me. That's pretty dirty. However, I don't know the exact circumstances, and he could be legitimate for his decision.
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Honestadvice 42 minutes ago 1 reply      
Two lessons from situations like this...

1. Prefer freelancers to co-founders.

Having a technical co-founder is sexy but partnerships are tricky and you don't need to start with one. Using freelancers isn't risk free (nothing is) but there are a few advantages:

- You will probably have a lot more control over cost and schedule. A lot of freelance developers are willing to work on a fixed price basis if you have a reasonable enough spec, and in my experience freelancers are usually far better at estimating cost and schedule because it's virtually impossible to be successful as a freelancer if you can't develop cost and schedule estimates. If you encounter a freelance develop who can't provide cost estimates and schedules you're not dealing with a professional.

- If you select somebody who has been working as a freelancer full time for at least several years straight and who has happy client references (ask for these!), you probably don't have to worry about getting an email letting you know that they're joining Google. Actually at a certain point somebody who has been freelancing for a while is not going to be considered an attractive employee by a major company except under rare circumstances.

- Finding good freelance developers can be difficult, but in this market it's less difficult than finding a good developer who wants to work full time for a startup/company as a cofounder/employee.

2. Carefully consider your stack.

Some of the sexiest stacks (RoR, Node, etc.) are a bootstrapped founder's worst nightmare. The labor pools are smaller, and the rates are higher. LAMP isn't sexy but in a bind you're not going to have a problem finding a half decent freelance LAMP developer at a reasonable rate.

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davismwfl 1 hour ago 0 replies      
If you need help reach out. We might be willing to help you finish and get launched without any up front fees.
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trhway 1 hour ago 0 replies      
nice development. Noticeably that the guy had some chops. At the same time this startup's value comes from design and selling/hustling with technical aspects being secondary - i.e. the development part could as well be freelanced/outsourced, ie. there is no technical "secret sauce" here, and thus pure technical person doesn't really have a stake.
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rasvegas 28 minutes ago 0 replies      
Listen brother...most of us have learned this same damn way...if not under worse circumstances! You will be better for this, learn who to better trust, learn to NEVER do anything without paperwork, etc.

Trust me on this.

I'm still cleaning the Vaseline out of my ass from the last time! But that was quite a while ago and I'm as happy as I've ever been and (thank God) smarter for it.

Trust me!

Good luck and go kick ass!

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miaowmix 1 hour ago 0 replies      
That's terrible! What is your plan B?
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oh-wo 1 hour ago 0 replies      
How can we help?
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sharemywin 2 hours ago 2 replies      
is your product done?
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rikacomet 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Hey are you Indian?
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Ask HN: Who is hiring? (March 2014)
224 points by whoishiring  14 hours ago   297 comments top 78
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randy 11 hours ago 3 replies      
Healthcare.gov

I'm part of a small team that's been working on healthcare.gov for the last few months alongside a bunch of other Google, Facebook, and Y Combinator alums.

We'll always remember what Mikey told us in December, after the site was back up, could handle a non-trivial amount of traffic, and people who wanted health insurance could finally get it:

"1 in 1000 uninsured people die each year. It's not an exaggeration to say that due to the work we're doing here, 5,000-10,000 people will live to see the end of 2014. You should be proud of what you've done, but we should also all be grateful to have this opportunity."

We're all grateful to be here, but there's a hell of a lot more work to be done.

If any of you out there are an amazing software engineer or SRE, and want to help make our government work better, please shoot us an email: brandon@hcgov.us

For more info, see:

Obama's Trauma Team: Inside the Nightmare Launch of HealthCare.Govhttps://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7312442

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kamens 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Khan Academy Mountain View, CA (we also love interns, and remote is a possibility)

We're a small, non-profit tech startup trying to give a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We're making a big mobile push and need your help.

Here's a testimonial we received recently:

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Hi! My name is Chelsie and I'm a college student. When I was 19 years old I was kicked out of a great university because I had terrible grades. My disappointed parents cut me off financially so I began working night shifts to support myself. The truth is, I had no desire to go to school because learning had always seemed very distant from reality to me. ... Success in school felt like something you either had or you didn't, and I had been getting Cs since middle school.I stumbled across [your] videos about math. I HATED math. I watched them anyway. I don't know why, but I did. I loved them. I continued watching videos- chemistry, programming, physics. I'm 24 now, and I'm in college pursuing a degree in computer engineering. I have straight As. Sal's videos made me feel like I had the capacity for understanding math and science even though my parents never sent me to space camp and I never won a ribbon at a science fair in elementary school...

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Every month we get hundreds of letters like this from people in all walks of life who're thankful for free, high-quality educational content.

Most of you reading this are familiar with Sal's videos, but we also have hundreds of videos by other teachers, partnerships with organizations like MoMA and the California Academy of Sciences, and a huge library of interactive exercises. Over 20 million math problems are done every week on our site.

And now we're doing a big mobile push. Around 20% of our traffic comes from phones and tablets. We're totally overhauling our iOS app.

If you join us now, you can be a core developer on an app that is guaranteed to have millions of users. We have loads of high-quality educational content just waiting to be shared within a great product. We have partnerships lined up around the block to promote your work. We just need you.

You'll be part of a small team working alongside both "celebrity" devs (like jQuery creator John Resig and Google's first employee Craig Silverstein) and many more of us normal folk ;) you haven't heard of but who are workin' hard to help education.

Apply at https://www.khanacademy.org/careers and be sure to mention that you're coming from HN. Feel free to email me at ben+HN@khanacademy.org w/ random questions.

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frisco 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Transcriptic: Full-stack developer (emphasis on frontend)

Menlo Park, CA

Transcriptic is "Amazon Web Services" for the life sciences. Rather than carry out wet-lab experiments by hand, researchers can code up (or visually configure) their experimental protocols and then run them in Transcriptic's central, highly automated 'biocenter' in an on-demand way. Customers have no upfront capital costs and pay for only what they use. Life science research today is incredibly slow, error-prone, monotonous, and expensive with researchers spending many hours a day every day just moving small volumes of liquids from one place to another. We're building a long-term company to completely change the way life science research and development is done.

We're looking for a highly talented full-stack web developer. On top of our robotic work cells is a slew of internal services as well as a Rails app that acts as our lab information management system and customer-facing UI. Challenges range from building rich, interactive interfaces for composing protocols to presenting analytical data generated by the lab back to the user. We use d3, Backbone, and some CoffeeScript today, but you'd be free to choose your own tools and libraries.

We're a small startup (you'd be #11), but well funded ($4.1M) and have customers. You'd be able to work on interesting science and hard technology in a really small, all technical team with lots of freedom and resources.

A biology background is preferred but not strictly necessary for outstanding people.

Recent coverage:

- http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/18/5216738/inside-transcript...

- http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/18/aws-for-life-science-with-4...

team at transcriptic.com

https://www.transcriptic.com/

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surrealize 11 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA | Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Group (CTIG)

Help cure cancer by building webapps.

At CTIG, we sequence the DNA of cancer tumors to recommend the right therapy for that tumor's specific DNA mutations. Patients and their oncologists use our analyses to help make decisions about how to treat their cancer. With us, you'd help build the systems that doctors and patients use to access and interpret our results, and work on the systems we use to manage our internal processes.

It's really important that our users (patients and doctors) be able to understand the results we're giving back to them. So we're looking for someone who can translate our analyses into web pages that are clear, simple, and well-designed. That makes front-end experience and an eye for aesthetics important, but you'll be working on the backend as well.

Our current web apps are built using:

* Scala, with the Play framework

* Python, with Django and Flask

* Javascript, with Angular.js and D3

* HTML/CSS/LESS with Bootstrap

* Postgres

It's great if you're familiar with those, but general web dev skill and the ability to pick up new tools and technologies is more important. Our other systems also use R, and we're experimenting with the Julia language, so if you're looking to work with interesting technology then you'll find kindred spirits here.

CTIG is located in Mission Bay in San Francisco, across the street from the UCSF campus here. We're a very interdisciplinary group, with bioinformaticians and computational biologists from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF; biologists from UCSF, and physicians from Harvard Medical School. Some of us have PhDs, some of us have MDs, and some of us are college dropouts; we're not credentialists, but we do have strong backgrounds in our respective fields. It's a small team with 6 programmers, so you'd be a core contributor and you'd help set our technical direction.

We're very serious about cancer, but pretty laid-back otherwise; office discussions range from the nitty-gritty details of molecular biology and machine learning to re-enactments of South Park episodes.

We're looking for people who are authorized to work in the US, and can work full-time on-site in SF. If you're interested, email me at mskinner@ctig.com, and include "EGFR" (the name of one of our favorite genes) in the subject.

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nrp 11 hours ago 2 replies      
Oculus VR - http://www.oculusvr.com/company/careers/ - Irvine, CA

We want everyone in the world to experience the impossible. We want your help building the virtual reality hardware and platform that takes people to beautiful new universes. Oculus is up to over 70 people (primarily engineers), and we are expanding quickly. In addition to a huge variety of positions in Irvine, CA, Oculus is looking for software engineers in Dallas, TX.

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

* Embedded Systems Engineer - Design, prototype, and program the systems going into future virtual reality products.

* Product Manager, Software - Lead development of core software products, services, and applications.

* Communications Manager - Define the overall voice and messaging for Oculus.

* Computer Vision Engineer - Research and develop algorithms and software for cutting edge 3D vision applications.

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

We've recently revamped our careers system, so you should apply directly there. You can email me with any questions at nrp@oculusvr.com

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larsberg 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Mozilla Research (Servo) - Remote or any of our global offices

Servo is a new web browser engine. It is designed to be more memory safe (far and away the #1 cause of browser engine security bugs!) through use of the new Rust programming language, and also to take advantage of modern hardware by implementing the Web Platform with support for parallelism and concurrency.

Were looking for some very senior people to join us and provide technical leadership and mentoring for major areas of this project. In particular, if you have a deep background in either the implementation of layout of the Web, the implementation of the DOM and its integration with JavaScript engines, or with systems programming (particularly in the spaces of graphics, networking, and mobile), wed love to talk with you.

Apply online at:

https://careers.mozilla.org/en-US/position/ovGrYfwk

This is Mozilla, so our development and roadmap is completely open. You can learn more at our project at its GitHub page:

https://github.com/mozilla/servo

Or you can just drop by #servo on irc.mozilla.org and ask us questions.

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joelgascoigne 12 hours ago 5 replies      
Buffer (http://bufferapp.com)

Hey everyone, hope your weekend is off to a killer start!

February just came to a close and Buffer stands at 1.4M total users served by a small 16 person team spread across 12 cities and 5 continents. 130,000 of our users are actively using the product each month. We generated $333,000 in February, and we have $520,000 in the bank. The average salary at the company is $98,000 and our total funding to date is $450,000 which we raised in December 2011, for which we gave up 14% of the company. I'm sharing all of this because one of the highest values we have at Buffer is to be fully transparent, and I'd love for you to be part of the incredible journey we've embarked upon.

At 16% month over month revenue growth on average in the last 6 months, we're seeing increasing demand to build out the product further and help our fast-growing customer base with all their social media problems. To achieve this, we'd love your help with some interesting engineering challenges.

Do any of these areas stand out for you? I'd really love to hear from you:

    - Reliability Hacker (we're sending 400,000 posts to social networks every day,      our architecture is still not ideal)    - Happiness (Support) Hacker (we have a crazy obsession for customer happiness      and want to build our own tools to go beyond what's normal)    - Android Lead (our Android app has half a million downloads but currently no      full-time developer!)    - iOS Hacker (our favorite people who use Buffer are all crying out for an      iPad app)    - Growth Hacker (our landing page conversion is at 7%, we'd love your help      improving it and many other metrics)    - Frontend Hacker (last month 130,000 people used Buffer, we'd love to improve      our dashboard interface and extensions for them)
Some of the tech we work with: PHP, Python, MongoDB, AWS (Elastic Beanstalk, Elasticache, SQS), Backbone.js, Grunt.js, Android, iOS).

    - We're completely open about salary and equity, in fact here is a spreadsheet      of all individual salaries: https://docs.google.com/a/bufferapp.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgrWVeoG5divdE81a2wzcHYxV1pacWE1UjM3V0w0MUE&usp=drive_web#gid=1.      It's most likely you'd fall into a range of $85,000-$120,000 and 0.1%-1%.    - We're a fully distributed remote team, and we come together 3 times a year for      super fun retreats. The last one was in Thailand in December, our next is      Cape Town in April!    - We have a big focus on culture, that's the main thing we think about when someone      joins the team. Here is our slide deck of values: http://www.slideshare.net/Bufferapp/buffer-culture-03 
I'll read through emails with our CTO Sunil, I hope yours might be part of that. Send him a quick note at thenexthacker@bufferapp.com. If you'd like you can check out more details about all the areas we need help with at http://jobs.bufferapp.com

I'm excited about the chance to work with you. If you have any questions about our culture, product or journey so far, add a reply to this - I'll be checking throughout the day to get back to you :-)

- Joel (Founder/CEO)

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ejdyksen 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Mutually Human - Grand Rapids, Michigan

http://www.mutuallyhuman.com/

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We are a small team passionate about making people's lives better through software. We're hiring for full time and summer intern positions as software developers and software designers.

A little bit about us:

  - We write custom software of all shapes and sizes for clients all over the US.  - Though everyone here is fluent in Ruby, we don't artificially limit ourselves.    Recently, I've worked with Objective-C, Backbone.js (inside PhoneGap),    Angular.js, QT and of course Ruby.  - We practice a sustainable pace. We recognize that we each have lives,    activities, and families outside of work. Late nights and > 40 hour weeks are    rare by design.  - We're agile, but not dogmatic about it. Our process evolves to suit our needs.  - We offer competitive salaries, health/vision/dental insurance, quarterly profit    sharing, retirement + match, weekly catered lunches, and a top-floor office    with snacks, guitars, and your choice of standing or sitting desks.  - We run a makerspace in our building (http://grmakers.com), which gives us access    to lots of cool machines.
A little bit about Grand Rapids:

  - 2.5 hours from Chicago and Detroit, less than an hour to the beach.  - Lots of great beer. Founders Brewery (a mile from our office) has 3 beers in    the Beer Advocate top 15. HopCat is a World Class bar on BA.    Just look here: http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/city/43  - If youre renting anything larger than a breadbox in the Bay Area or NYC,    you can afford a house here. I bought a nice house with a mortgage payment    30% lower than the rent of my 1 bedroom apartment in Mountain View.  - A growing technology and startup community.
A little bit about you:

  - You love making software, and you have a few years of experience doing it.  - You learn new stuff quickly. Youve used a lot of technologies, but youre not    afraid to use more. It would be nice if you use and love Ruby, but not required.  - You believe software is written for humans, not computers.  - You want to come into work every day and enjoy the people you work with.
I'm a software craftsman on this awesome team. If you're interested, get in touch with me:

ej@mutuallyhuman.com

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seanmccann 22 minutes ago 0 replies      
San Francisco

Intrans

Ruby Engineer

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

Over 30 billion dollars a month is spent on trucking freight around the US. Without trucks, the country would grind to a halt overnight. In such a massive market, it's hard to believe that the entire industry still runs on landlines and fax machines. We are changing that by using location-based technology to automatically match supply and demand.We're a team of 10 and have been around for over two years. We're growing quickly and looking for a Ruby engineer to join us.

If you're ready to be part of this industrial transformation, send your resume and GitHub profile to sean@intrans.com.

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sgrove 11 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Zenbox. Software Engineer. [LOCAL | RELOCATE OK]

We're a YC company with a private-beta sales tool that helps small and large companies catch opportunities from slipping through the cracks.

If you've ever run a startup, you know how difficult it can be to stay on top of sales. And you also know how many companies fail because of it. We want to make them succeed.

We also spend time improving our tooling, and tools for other developers.

  * We run the SF ClojureScript meetup  * Incredibly modern stack: written entirely in Clojure/ClojureScript/Om/React  * Released the first reference Om app (https://github.com/sgrove/omchaya)  * Given presentations on how we see app development trending http://sgrove.github.io/omchaya/docs/presentation.html (hint: It's about to get much, much better, and referentially-transparent UI's and serializable state play a big part)  * We've vastly improved the source-map capabilities of the ClojureScript compiler  * Reified keywords to the runtime to make ClojureScript a better citizen on the web. 
We do all of this for two reasons: 1.) We want to build apps that customers love in the best way possible, and that often means taking the time to explore proper approaches. With the right team and stack, we run circles around others, and 2.) because we want to give back to the communities that have enabled us.

We're looking for an engineer who loves the craft, who cares about building product, and is excited about helping customers.

Interested in working with Reactjs, Om, and functional programming in the client? We're building a team that's able to reduce complexity others balk at into simple, easy to reason about system, so we can continue to move quickly and delight both customers and ourselves.

This is fullstack work.

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

Also, come meet us at the SF ClojureScript meetup! http://www.meetup.com/SF-Clojurescript-Meetup/

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jonbischke 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Entelo - San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time - http://www.entelo.com/

7 things about us:

#1 - We're building a company at Entelo with a mission of changing how companies hire and think about talent acquisition.

#2 We are helping companies build great teams and have over 100 paying customers including Box, Yelp, Square, ESPN and Groupon

#3 - The team is small so you'll play an integral role in building something meaningful.

#4 - We're doing some very interesting work at the intersection of big data, predictive analytics and HR/recruiting. (Our stack is a mix of Ruby, Scala, MySQL, MongoDB, elasticsearch and a bunch of other goodies.)

#5 - If the notion of "spray and pray" recruiting makes you a little nauseous and you want to do something about it, you should contact us. :)

#6 - We work out of a beautiful office in SOMA, close to Caltrain and AT&T Park; some of our perks include $300 headphone allowance, 100% coverage of employee health care premiums, 1:1 matching for donations to non-profits, and catered lunches.

#7 We announced our series A round of funding last summer http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/19/entelo-the-big-data-recruit...

I'm the founder and you can email me directly at jon at entelo dot com

Current openings:

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

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

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

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

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

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speek 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Weft - http://weft.io - Boston, MA + San Francisco, CA. INTERN welcome.

  ===========================  ====== What we do =========  ===========================
We're Waze for Cargo. Weft tracks shipping containers using low-cost hardware to make sure that shipments get to where they're supposed to be on time and intact, saving billions in lost value due to cargo shrink and disrupted supply chains. We take the info we get from the hardware and figure out where the bottlenecks in the supply chain are, predict whether or not a shipment is going to make it to its destination on time, and dynamically reroute/reschedule shipments so that we can optimize the system as a whole. Really neat stuff.

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

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

Hardware -> think cell phone on crack (atmel avr xmega, a bunch of sensors, gps, gsm, etc). Working integrated chip now! Have some pilots running with v1 hw.

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

Looking for help at every point in the system (hardware, firmware, frontend, backend, algorithms, mobile, etc). Mostly focused on the data science aspect of Weft for the next few months.

I should also probably mention that we have a team with a bunch of industry vets!

If this sounds interesting, please shoot me an email at marc@weft.io!

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RichardPrice 50 minutes ago 0 replies      
Academia.edu, San Francisco, CA

Academia.edu is trying to improve the way that scientific publishing works. Here is the current way it works. A scientist does some experiments and writes up a paper. He sends it to a journal who sends it out to two or three peer reviewers. They peer review it, which means writing a page of comments on it, and recommending either accepting or rejecting it. Usually you get a few journal rejections and the average time-lag between finishing the paper and its being published is 12 months. Then the paper is behind a paywall and people have to pay $35 to read it.

Our view of scientific publishing is that when you finish the paper you should post it immediately on the internet. Peer review should be done post-publication, and it should be done by the community, Reddit-style, not by just two or three people. We believe peer review will be more robust that way. And the paper should be openly and freely accessible for anyone to read, along with the data and any accompanying materials like source code.

We believe that this will speed up science, and accelerate research into curing diseases, reducing infant mortality, and discovering clean energy amongst other things.

We are a mission-driven team based in San Francisco. We have raised $17 million from Khosla ventures and Spark Capital. Bijan Sabet from Spark Capital writes "We believe open science is really important. We believe Academia.edu is going to have a profound impact on the world."

Over 7 million academics have joined Academia.edu, and 800k plus join up each month.If you are a mission-driven person then you may enjoy the atmosphere at Academia.edu and the problems we are working on.

We are looking to hire full stack software engineers. Technologies we use include Ruby, Rails, Postgres, Mongo and Varnish. Our office is in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit http://academia.edu/hiring. If you are interested to learn more, please email Richard Price at richard [at] academia.edu

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niallsmart 51 minutes ago 0 replies      
Hightower, New York, NYhttp://www.gethightower.com

Were building a collaboration and workflow tool for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry -- "Trello, but for CRE". Our first product targets commercial leasing teams, who run a highly mobile and collaborative workflow using tools like paper (!) and 90s-era desktop productivity software (yes, I'm looking at you, Excel).

Our founding team is Brandon Weber, a HCI graduate from CMU and former commercial real estate broker, me - Niall Smart, founder of YC W09 company Echodio (sold to RealNetworks) and Donald DeSantis, founder at LIFFFT, Giant Thinkwell, and an early Redfin employee. Were backed by top-tier investors in enterprise tech and CRE, including Thrive Capital (42Floors, Honest Buildings, Urban Compass), BVP (Box, Intercom, Clearside), Aaron Levie, Lee Linden, David Tisch and Gary Vaynerhuck [1]

If reimagining the technology toolset used by an entire industry is the kind of thing that floats your boat, come talk to us we're still a small team, and you can have a huge impact. Were currently hiring full stack web developers who have a solid portfolio of building product at startups. Our stack is Rails + AngularJS + iOS. Knowledge of CRE is not a pre-requisite.

Drop me a line to learn more niall.smart (at) gethightower.com.

Cheers,

Niall

[1] http://www.pehub.com/2013/12/hightower-grabs-2-12-mln-in-see...

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whalesalad 5 hours ago 0 replies      

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Endgame San Francisco, CA (AT&T Park)

Historically we've worked with customers in the Federal space, but we're aggressively moving towards building the next generation of security intelligence for private companies. Rock-solid security is usually not the _biggest_ priority for a startup, so we'd like to change that by making it easier and more accessible.

We're opening an office right across the street from AT&T Park in San Francisco and have a boatload of open positions.

We've got a lot of really smart people on our team. We're also very diverse, with a good mix of male and female hackers from all different cultures. We run our own copies of Github and Hipchat behind the firewall, enjoy the ocassional argument on which editor is best, compete at the ping pong table regularly, and like getting together outside of work to unwind.

Check out a recent article about our (radical) CEO Nate Fick: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2014/02/12/inside-...

If you're someone who likes building great products and you're in the SF area, definitely check out our careers page!

http://endgame.com/careers/

Feel free to email me directly with questions or interest in any of our positions: mwhalen@endgame.com

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ricaurte 12 hours ago 0 replies      
The Honest Company - Hiring Software Engineers - Santa Monica, CA

https://www.honest.com

About us

The Honest Company passionately believes in creating not only effective, but also unquestionably safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable products for babies and homes. The growing product line is comprised of eco-friendly diapers (with super stylish designs) and a natural line of bath, skincare, home cleaning, and organic nutritional supplement products all packed in convenient bundles that can be customized, personalized, and conveniently shipped whenever needed.

We're growing really fast with over 170 employees as of our 2nd birthday in January (http://instagram.com/p/jSqeESMujh/) and have raised $52 million to date.

Our awesome office:

-- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/jessica-alba-honest...

-- http://www.lonny.com/magazine/October+2013/xC34VaNFEkE/1#28

We like to have fun - http://instagram.com/p/efoaU_Muud/

======================

Positions Available

We are continuing to expand our technology team and hiring for the following positions:

-- Full-Stack Engineers

-- Back-End Engineers

-- Front-End Engineers

-- QA Automation Engineers

-- We are also looking for interns for the above positions

Send resume to: The Honest Technology Team - tech_hiring@honest.com

======================

Our stack:

-- Ruby on Rails backend for our E-Commerce Site (Python and/or Node.js experience perfectly fine)

-- Angular.js and themed Bootstrap on the front-end

-- Our warehouse currently runs off an in-house created Ruby server

-- TDD with rspec, capybara, and jasmine tests keeping things stable

-- Datastores - MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached

-- iOS app in the app store - Honest Baby

======================

What will we look for in you?

We want to see someone who will take initiative to support the company's mission of delivering safe, eco-friendly, beautiful and affordable home and family products to all current and future customers. Someone who is known to smile and crack a joke while working on a difficult problem. You take pride in your work, deliver clean, well-tested code and are able to communicate with your teammates about your work and find creative ways to improve code and processes. We like to cross-train everyone to be full-stack engineers, so if you're back-end or front-end, we would also like you to want to learn the other side while working for us.

If this sounds like the type of place you would have a lot of fun working at, contact:

The Honest Technology Team - tech_hiring@honest.com

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seldo 1 hour ago 0 replies      
npm, Inc. - Oakland, CA

We run The npm Registry and are the stewards of the open-source npm client and related open-source projects. We want to make Node.js awesome for everybody. You may have heard of us, particularly yesterday, when we broke something important and a lot of people got mad.

We are interested in hiring all sorts of people this year, but our priority right now is a DevOps engineer -- we already have a couple, but we are growing fast and need to improve our reliability, so we need more. (This was already our priority before yesterday, I promise)

We like working on npm because JavaScript is fun, and solving problems that lots of people have -- about how to share code, deploy it, and scale it -- are really rewarding. We are not interested in working long, life-destroying hours. We are interested in working with people who are sane, fun, and friendly. We have a strict no-assholes policy.

We are also accepting applicants for a summer internship. There's more details on both jobs here:

http://www.npmjs.com/jobs/

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doctoboggan 6 hours ago 0 replies      
I am working for a startup out of a top tier Boston university doing desktop 3D printing. We have an agreement with Autodesk where they will be developing custom cloud based software that will communicate directly with our printers. They are looking for a dev to do browser based 3D design software. You will be working in our offices at the school while we build out and test the printer. We need someone who knows best practices for web based 3d design software. Check out 123Design to see what is currently possible:

http://www.123dapp.com/design

Reach out to me at jack@minardi.org

Autodesk Software Engineer, 3D Printing

Description

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. The Autodesk Consumer Group is a new and exciting team that is passionate about providing powerful and fun design and visualization tools, platforms, websites and communities that unlock the creativity in everyone. Whether its a kid looking to have some fun, a seasoned pro, or just someone who wants to amp up their creativity, the ACG is all about helping them turn their ideas into reality and share them with the world.

Job Title and Number: Software Engineer, 3D Printing, Req# XXXXXXXLocation: Cambridge, MA (Boston Area)

We are seeking an exceptional Software Engineer to help us design and develop the next generation of integrated 3D printing software. You will be working in a research environment with a diverse team of 3D printing experts aiming to make an impact on the way we fabricate the objects of the future. Using your software expertise, you will create compelling prototype design tools at the intersection of 3D printing and electronics. These prototypes will have the potential to reach millions of people through the Autodesk 123D family, that includes everything from digital sculpting to accessible circuit design. As a Software Engineer working in this exciting new team, you will have a huge impact on how we enable new forms of 3D printing in the future.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Develop software systems and prototype applications at the intersection of 3D printing and electronics.

* Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers, product designers, product managers, engineers, and scientists to create fully integrated 3D printing software.

* Deliver 3D design and fabrication software that leverages cutting edge research to deliver a seamless user experience.

Position Requirements:

* Passion for working with 3D printing and electronics.

* BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other relevant field.

* Knowledge and experience in computer graphics, 3D design, and geometric modeling.

* Hands-on experience developing complete graphical applications, either through prototypes or real world applications.

* Experience with client/server architecture and web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, and WebGL.

* Working knowledge of electronic circuit design.

* Experience with high-level software design, APIs, and software architecture.

* Self-directed and focused, requiring minimal supervision to execute on goals

* Strong communication skills with the ability to converse fluently to a range of different team members.

* Keen interest in scientific research and applying it to real world problems.

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amitt 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Hi! Were Red Hot Labs from San Francisco and we're looking for a FULL-TIME DEV and a FULL-TIME ADMIN/GENERALIST.

We're on a mission to revolutionize how mobile developers harness their data. Our product, still in beta, functions as the central hub for all the services mobile developers already use. By weaving together the data from these disparate services, we gain a comprehensive view of the app and are uniquely positioned to deliver insights and value back to the developer.

This isn't our first trip around the block. Our previous startup was acquired by Zynga and our core technology turned into FarmVille and the rest of Zyngas most successful games. It was a wild ride and now were full steam ahead on a new adventure. We're well backed by folks such as A16Z, Greylock, SVAngel, DCVC, and more.

We're looking for passionate, energetic, highly talented engineers to join our team. By becoming a foundational member of our team you will help shape the direction of our product, company and culture. Were believe in constantly challenging ourselves to learn new things and would love to teach you what we know and learn from you as well.

We want all engineering members of the team to be full-stack engineers and well-rounded individuals. But, we're especially excited about the following engineering profiles:

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  - Senior Product Engineer: You've built products from  concept all the way to   maturity.  You're as opinionated and influential about product as you are about coding.    You're a master at JS/CSS/HTML and customer facing technologies.   Bonus points if youre on-top of your front-end frameworks like Angular   (which we use!), Ember, or Meteor.  - Senior Systems Engineer: You've architected and scaled backend systems to   millions of users.  You've put out every kind of fire and learned a lot in the   process. You understand the tradeoffs of different data stores, server   architectures, and low-level services.   - Senior Data Engineer: You've built models which extract insights or   predictions from large, living datasets.  You can engage with a dataset in an   unfamiliar domain, grasp the dynamics of the system and impress subject area   experts with your result.    - Stupendous Junior Engineer: You don't have years of working experience, but   you have handful of mind-blowing personal or school projects.  You were among   the best students at a top tier engineering university. Your TA's and   classmates gush about your code.
OUR STACK:

  - Redis, MySQL, Rails for our backend API.  - Mostly AWS with a little bit of Heroku for our hosting.  - AngularJS, jQuery, Underscore, Node.JS with D3 for our dashboard and web apps.  - 3rd party services: Facebook, Mixpanel, Stripe, Mailgun
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In addition, we're hiring for an admin/generalist position. We're looking for someone that doesn't necessarily know how to code (if you're interested in learning we can definitely help you there!), but is passionate about startups and is competent and considerate in any task thrown their way. This role would be to support the rest of the team to help with marketing, sales, general office admin stuff, scheduling interviews, QA, and so on. Basically, all of the "other stuff" in a startup.

Do any of the above profiles sound like you? Send us an email at: jobs@redhotlabs.com

Or, learn a little more about us here: http://www.redhotlabs.com/jobs

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pbiggar 11 hours ago 0 replies      
CircleCI (https://circleci.com/jobs) - SF or REMOTE fulltime (in the US)

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

We're still a small team, so you'll have a large impact on company culture. We're highly influenced by Valve's Employee handbook and Stripe and GitHub's cultures, and have as flat a structure as we can. We're looking for frontend engineers (JS), designers (must be able to HTML+CSS), and backend engineers (Clojure). Being a mix of those is of course welcome! We lean towards senior experienced engineers, or junior engineers who can display great talent.

We're also looking for engineers for Developer Success and Developer Awareness positions. Since we have an incredibly technical product, and selling directly to developers, the dev-awareness positions (think marketing, but much more dev-oriented: dev evangelism, writing interesting blogs, CRO, analytics, etc - think a patio11-style engineer) require significant development experience. Dev-success positions are a good fit for engineers who like working with people and building relationships with customers.

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

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nod 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Tableau Software - http://careers.tableausoftware.com/

Software Engineers: Seattle, WA -- Kirkland, WA -- Menlo Park, CA -- Austin, TX

Sales & Marketing: Those locations plus other offices around the world

Our mission is to help people see and understand their data.

http://www.tableausoftware.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-2014 suggests that we've had a good start so far.

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jetsnoc 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Idaho (remote or on-site)

  KickBack Rewards Systems  http://www.kickbacksystems.com  http://careers.kickbacksystems.com
I'm a senior manager at KRS. We're a bootstrapped and profitable start-up. We're building a nation-wide coalition loyalty program and already have thousands of clients and thousands of locations on the program. Our clients include a half-dozen Fortune 50 companies - one that is an anchor partner in our coalition loyalty program. As the Director of Software Development I need some help! You will be joining a medium sized team of 11 developers. If you are interested in any of these positions my contact information is under my profile.

* Data Scientist

We are looking for a world-class data scientist to get in to the minds of our customers. Your job will be to analyze our "large" data-sets, identify patterns, determine consumer sentiment and provide them with incredible offer. Looking for someone with extensive programming and modeling experience using the Hadoop ecosystem. At KickBack you will research and implement new scalable learning algorithms and data mining techniques including sequential data models, variable discretization, feature extraction, selection, and construction. Machine learning a plus. We're looking for an expert. We are looking for someone someone we would consider a "game changer" and are paying accordingly.

* Mobile Developer

We're looking for two mobile developers who insanely great at objective-c and/or java development for Android. We have a specific vision for our mobile platform and have already moved past html5 interfaces to native applications to improve performance. We're doing things with iBeacons this year and innovating a few retail use-cases in our R&D lab for our second version of our mobile app. This is a really fun position where KickBack is small enough that specs and designs aren't handed to you. You have the freedom and opportunity to design a compelling user experience and tweak it till it's just right.

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dave1010uk 9 hours ago 0 replies      

    Senior PHP Engineer    We Are Base    Bournemouth, United Kingdom    Full time, in house
A bit about the role

This is a genuine opportunity to work alongside talented people to innovate and build digital services that make a difference to people every day, including an exciting product spin out. Working in an increasingly connected life, the role looks a little something like this:

1st class engineer

You will be used to working as part of an unsilod production team, where designers work alongside developers, in agile sprints where theyre useful. Your main skill set is writing PHP but you may have experience with other languages (like JavaScript/Node.js, Go, Objective C or Java) that has influenced how you code. Youll be familiar with PHP frameworks, such as Symfony, Laravel, Aura & Zend, and building on top of content management systems, such as WordPress. Youll be comfortable with object orientated design patterns, unit testing, APIs & databases. Every pony at Base is capable of more than one trick. Youll have an understanding of usability and how that works with functionality

Data hungry

Youll have a keen interest in datasets, with good skills in filtering the signals from the noise. Youll have an eye to the future and know that tracking something now will make for way more interesting times later. Youll be comfortable integrating 3rd party systems through APIs youve helped architect.

Open all hours

Youll have a keen interest in the way openness in technology (and in particular open data) can change things. And youll have ideas that mash one set with another, whether youve realised them yet or not. Our developers come up with projects for our clients, rarely the other way round.

Solver of riddles

You wont know the answer to every question that comes your way, but youll be someone who knows how to hunt it down. This job isnt forensic science, but being able to piece the jigsaw back together and crack the nut is your daily bread. Inquisitive by nature you, like us, want to understand what makes things tick to make them better.

Getting shit done

Youll understand technical debt and be acutely aware that most pieces of code arent perfect, but youll be good at balancing the need to do something beautifully and the need to do it fast, including both where you can. Youll regularly use Git, bash scripting and Sass, or similar, because of what they bring to the table.

Commercially aware

You will be able to develop a genuine understanding of our client businesses, allowing you to identify opportunities for and with them. The best developers understand the end goal, not just their role in a project. Youll be able to think commercially about the client business, as well as deliver work that doesnt fall over as its user base scales. Youll be expected to apply innovation to solve challenges, remembering that the best solutions are often beautiful in their simplicity.

Keen eye, tuned ear

An eye for detail and a high standard of output is important to the success of the role. Weve developed a code standard that gives us a bar to reach for. Youll play a part in developing and guiding it as we grow. Youll know that most project budgets dont allow interface designers to cover every inch of an application, so youre good at communicating with them and finding ways to smartly join the dots with a minimum of fuss.

Security and speed

Youll be hot on security too. The one thing that no one sees, until it goes to the wall. Then everyone knows about it. Youll know how to react when an overseas friend tries to gain access to one of your servers from your years of ethical hacking. Creating applications that are quick is fundamental to the role too. An understanding of devices, connections and optimisation is key to delivering the quality were after. But then you already know that.

About We Are Base

We're a digital service design company that builds user-centred digital services for businesses, using data they already have.

We help our clients realise opportunities by transforming their data into something new and valuable.Clients include Timex, Garmin and Nottingham City Transport.

At Base you will be part of a team of makers and doers, working across a variety of projects and clients. Were agile, but not dogmatic about it. Our process evolves to suit our needs.

We value and support CPD, actively seeking clients with a like-minded desire to push boundaries, providing you with an opportunity to build your experience and skills.

We practice a sustainable pace, recognising that we each have lives and families outside of work. Late nights and > 40 hour weeks are rare by design.

http://wearebase.com/hiring

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ryporter 11 hours ago 0 replies      
AMA Capital -- Palo Alto, CA. Full time. H1B okay.

AMA Capital trades billions of dollars per day in the foreign exchange markets.

We are all engineers, and we all do a little bit of everything, designing and implementing our own trading strategies and infrastructure. We are a very small team (I am the only employee) looking to add one or two engineers focusing on strategy and/or on infrastructure. No experience or specific knowledge of finance is required. However, you do need to be at least interested in financial markets and to be able to implement your strategies carefully in C++.

An example of an infrastructure project is designing and building a system for logging to non-volatile memory. We generate large logs covering everything from prices to transaction data. NVDIMMs are a form of RAM that survives power loss, and such hardware has been on the horizon for a while, but it is just now becoming available to early adopters. Writes to NVDIMMs will be nearly instantaneous and immediately durable. This project will be to develop an NVDIMM-based system that simultaneously functions as a log, an IPC mechanism, and a searchable database for analysis. Making this work will involve a number of pieces: kernel drivers, CPU cache control, lock-free synchronization, a daemon to write everything back to long-term (i.e. less expensive) storage, and more. If this works well, we plan to open-source all the pieces.

Learn more at http://amacapital.net/careers.html, and contact us at careers@amacapital.net.

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martian 10 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, Thumbtack. H1B welcome.

(You probably haven't heard of Thumbtack. We've been flying under the Silicon Valley radar for quite some time.)

Thumbtack is a new way to find and hire people to help you get things accomplished: whether a DJ for the party you're throwing this weekend, a contractor to renovate your kitchen, or an SAT tutor to help you prep for exams, or anything else, Thumbtack will help. And on the flip side: if you provide any kind of service, Thumbtack will help you connect with new clients and grow your business. Millions of people are using Thumbtack already.

Our engineering team is currently 10 people. We're looking for software engineer generalists, or specialists in any domain (frontend, backend, mobile, ops, data science). I often describe our team as being academic, deliberate, and compassionate.

Things we like: Python (Pyramid), Postgres, Mongo, R, Pandas, AngularJS.

Our office is in SoMa. Our chef cooks amazing meals for us everyday, we brew a lot of our own beer, we read books together. We play, but mostly we're just excited to be making amazing products for our users and making their lives better.

Come help us transform the local services industry, bring it into the 21st century, and change the lives of millions of people.

http://www.thumbtack.com/engineering

http://www.thumbtack.com/jobs

Fee free to email me (chris@) as well. If you're in SF, let's grab coffee!

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nemesisj 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Administrate (http://www.getadministrate.com/) Edinburgh, Scotland. We build online software for training companies that helps them run their entire operation.

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Full Time DeveloperWe're looking for a full time developer who can start on our support team dealing with bugs and smaller dev projects for the first 6 months, then move on to other things.

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Detailed job descriptions can be found on our about page (http://www.getadministrate.com/about), look on the lower right.

We're looking for smart people that get things done, who want to join a small company, have lots of responsibility, and work in a very challenging environment.

We're growing really quickly, have a challenging product that's mission critical for our clients, and we're located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We have fantastic offices at Edinburgh's CodeBase (http://www.thisiscodebase.com) with spectacular views of the castle right out of our windows!

You'll need to be eligible to work in the UK - we can't sponsor visas unfortunately. Email me if interested, my name is John: jjp@getadministrate.com

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ladon86 12 hours ago 0 replies      
ClassDojo

FULLTIME in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

ClassDojo is used by over 15mm teachers and students to manage behavior in the classroom, using real time feedback and rewards that can also be shared with parents. We're an edtech startup with funding some of the biggest names in the valley (Jeff Clavier, Ron Conway, General Catalyst, Mitch Kapor...), and we're one of the fastest growing education companies of all time. We're the only non-YC company that Paul Graham has ever invested in.

We've built a product that makes a real difference and gets huge engagement with millions of kids, and we're about to take it to the next level, hopefully with you on board. We have a strong team, an extremely comfortable and relaxed environment and great salary + benefits. If you're a strong hacker who wants to use JavaScript to change the world, apply here:

  --------------------------    https://classdojo.wufoo.com/forms/join-classdojo/      --------------------------    
Or email jobs@classdojo.com. You can read about the work and environment here:

http://www.classdojo.com/jobs

Right now our most important hire is a senior iOS engineer. You will be joining a great iOS team of 2 very talented individuals, and you'll be working on some exciting features that millions of students, teachers and parents love. We think there's someone out there that will love building an amazing iOS product that makes teachers lives easier and improves lifetime outcomes for kids.

If you are a great developer with iOS experience, get in touch below - we think it will be the best move you ever make!

Apply here:

https://classdojo.wufoo.com/forms/join-classdojo/

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jraines 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Stylitics

Fulltime in New York City (Manhattan) or REMOTE

We aggregate consumer data through our web and mobile apps, providing a self-service analytics dashboard to brands and retailers.

For consumers, Stylitics is the way to intelligently manage their wardrobe and style decisions. Our mobile apps (average 4.5 star reviews) give users a smart virtual closet, where they can access their closet, and plan and share outfits from anywhere.

For the fashion industry, Stylitics has built a highly needed product offering, helping brands and retailers answer questions like What does my customer own?, What competitors do they shop at?, What do they pair my items with?, and more. Clients and Partners include Tory Burch, Neiman Marcus, Rebecca Minkoff, and Urban Outfitters.

What were looking for: an experienced engineer who can move seamlessly between working with our client side application and helping us build our backend application and API services. If you have an interest in, and skills for, data analysis and visualization, even better!

Current technologies include:

Rails, Node, PostgreSQL, Mongo, Backbone with Marionette, Heroku, AWS, git, d3.js and lots more.

We value TDD and craftsmanship in our code, and good communicators who aren't afraid to bring strong opinions to the table with code to back it up.

We'd love to have you in our New York office, but we know how to have a great remote team & experience -- our lead developer on the consumer products side was remote for two years before coming to New York, our lead for the b2b analytics product is currently remote, and we've had full or part time team members from Philadelphia, California, India, Iraq, and Bulgaria.

We offer a competitive salary and good equity on simple and straightforward terms.

See our full posting here:

https://jobs.github.com/positions/c4e0214a-9cdb-11e3-9d0a-ce...

And feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions: jeremy@stylitics.com

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killahpriest 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Downtown Austin, TX - Will Pay for Relocation - Ordoro - https://www.ordoro.com/

We're hiring a full time Python/JavaScript developer. We pay a competitive salary w/ full benefits, have an open vacation policy, sweet stock options, and provide you with whatever SW & HW you need.

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About You

You love:

- Python, Javascript, and exploring new technology

- Using 3rd-party APIs and figuring out all the fun little land mines their docs fail to mention

- Working with our sales and support team to keep things running smoothly

- Supporting our designer to make a clean and intuitive UX for our application

- Doing some Linux admin work

- Creating internal tools to make everyones life easier

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About Ordoro

We create user-centric, thoughtfully-designed software thats helping merchants efficiently manage everything that happens after the order is placed on their webstore - tasks such as shipping, dropshipping and inventory management.

Some of the tools we love and use daily:

    python flask javascript knockoutjs golang beego postgres redis sass git node.js
If you're interested, shoot an email to ben at ordoro.com.

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snowmaker 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Scribd (YC '06), San Francisco/SOMA - H1B, FULL-TIME, and INTERN are all welcome

Scribd ("Netflix for eBooks", top 100 website, 40 people) is hiring talented hackers of all kinds to help us build the library of the 21st century.

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

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

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

* Back-end infrastructure like machine learning / data mining / recommendations - think Netflix prize, but for books!

* Javascript (well, we use Coffeescript)

* iOS or Android (we're a top 10 eBook app, with a tiny mobile team)

* Internships: junior standing or above. We hire several interns every summer and year-round.

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

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

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

More info is at http://www.scribd.com/jobs, but as a HN user, feel free to apply directly by emailing me at jared at scribd.com.

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alexandros 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Resin.io -- Full-time Linux engineer

Location

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Remote, or on-site in Athens, Greece

About us

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We are building a seamless code delivery platform for embedded devices (like the Raspberry Pi). Think of it as Heroku for the Internet of Things if you must. We've already ported Docker to ARM CPUs and have hit quite a few more Linux, Docker & ARM related milestones internally.

We are a company founded and led by developers and have a strong engineering-led culture. As long as there is progress, we are flexible with regard to location and work hours.

About you

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We are looking for Linux talent to work on our cloud services, deployed as Docker containers, but also to work on supporting arbitrary Linux-capable devices. The product is still young so you'll get a chance to have real impact on how the end result looks and feels to our users.

Besides strong Linux skills, familiarity with Docker will help a lot. Much of our codebase (on cloud and device) is in node.js so JavaScript skill is a plus.

The Process

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Send us your CV (a pointer to source code online is a great plus). Those that pass a phone interview will receive a small but paid project as a test. If we like working with you and you like working with us, you'll be offered a full-time job.

Get in touch

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send your CV to hello@resin.io

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jasontan 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Sift Science - San Francisco, CA. Full-time.

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

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gabrtv 6 hours ago 0 replies      
OpDemand -- Boulder, Colorado or Remote

OpDemand makes Deis, the open source PaaS based on Docker, Chef and Heroku. Using Deis, software teams can deploy and manage applications and services on their own "private Heroku" that runs on public cloud, private cloud or bare metal.

We are hiring Senior Software Engineers with a deep Linux background and a passion for automation. You'll join a tight-knit team of open source developers who are helping businesses succeed using cutting-edge technologies like Docker and Linux containers.

As an open source project, Deis is developed in public on GitHub, IRC and mailing lists. Applicants must be comfortable contributing to popular open source projects that enforce high standards for code quality, test coverage and documentation.

Applicants must be comfortable working with:

* Python, Ruby/Chef, Shell & Go

* Linux (all distros), Docker, LXC

* Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, Vagrant

Remote work and/or relocation assistance are available for exceptional candidates.

Apply here: http://opdemand.theresumator.com/apply/0VidAC/Senior-Softwar...

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temuze 2 hours ago 0 replies      
New York City - Moat

Moat is a rapidly growing analytics startup with products in two core areas:

1) Analytics

We analyze content and advertisements for many of the most trafficked websites on the Internet. Receiving terabytes of data a day, we measure more than just clicks and impressions, giving our customers insights with metrics like viewability, attention and much more. Our client base is growing very quickly.

2) Search

We index the Internet for online ads. This helps advertisers, publishers, and companies throughout the ad-tech ecosystem see the ads their competitors are running and allows us to estimate each company's online ad footprint. We have a free product, moat.com and a premium product, Moat Pro.We're quickly turning into one of the biggest Python shops in NYC and are committed to open source technology. Were growing very quickly and are looking for engineers in various roles up and down the tech stack to help us scale.

Openings can be found at jobs.moat.com

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ganjianwei 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Burlingame, CA (between SF and Palo Alto)

TellApart is hiring: Dev ops engineers, Hadoop/data-pipeline engineers, Data product engineers (personalization products)

TellApart is a ~50 person (20+ engineers) startup (http://www.tellapart.com/) that works on real time personalization for retailers. Here are some specific things we're working on that folks might find interesting:

- Rearchitecting our data system to use the lambda architecture (http://www.manning.com/marz/) so we can build better personalization products on top of retailers' customer data.

- Building and improving machine learning models to predict user's behavior and what users want based on a ton of datapoints we collect for hundreds of millions of users.

{my_username[-3:]}@tellapart.com if you'd like to find out more

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harper 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Chicago - Modest, Inc - http://modest.com

We are building a platform to power the future of commerce.

Currently, we are hiring for:

   * Mobile engineers types (Android experience++)     * Generalist hacker types      * Analytics/Data/Modeling types   
We are a very small team and are building a great company. Located in Chicago, IL - we are open to remote workers (US only for now).

Email me harper@modest.com or jobs@modest.com. Include a URL to relevent codes (github is best) to make things go faster!

We are also looking for people who want to hack sales. If you are interested in breaking the traditional sales model send harper an email describing how you would start.

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pesenti 4 hours ago 0 replies      
IBM Watson - http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/watson/

We plan to hire 160 developers and researchers focused on NLP, ML, and cloud services in 2014. We hire mostly in the US - main sites are East Village NYC (checkout our new headquarters http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/watson-hq.h...), Yorktown NY, Boston, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Austin.

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olivercameron 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Udacity in Mountain View, CA. Remote and H1B welcome!

Udacity's mission is to bring accessible, engaging, and effective higher education to the world. It's an ambitious goal, but one that can truly change the world. We're hiring for a variety of positions, including but not limited to:

Software Engineers (full stack, backend and frontend)

Mobile Engineers (iOS and Android)

Product Managers

Course Managers

Interested in applying? Get in touch with me at oliver@udacity.com. I'm personally hiring for mobile engineers (I lead the mobile team), but very happy to help for all positions. Alternatively, you can see the full listing of open jobs here: https://udacity.com/jobs

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yurisagalov 3 hours ago 0 replies      
AeroFS! We're hiring @ www.aerofs.com/careers :)

AeroFS is based in downtown Palo Alto, California. We're working on solving a problem we're all deeply passionate about: How to sync and collaborate on data in a private and secure manner. If you care about making a meaningful impact on people's lives, you just might enjoy working with us.

We're hiring across the board in engineering:

- Front End Engineering- Back End Engineering- Mobile (iOS/Android)- Engineering Interns, too!

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lost_my_pwd 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Moveline (moveline.com) - REMOTE or Las Vegas, NV

TLDR: remote workers, full-stack, JS, Node, Angular, Express, Mongo, Holacracy, Golang, Redis, Grunt, Bower, LESS, web + mobile

Moveline is transforming an industry older than the internal combustion engine. We ship every day and play Settlers on Fridays.

Were looking for a solid full-stack engineer who loves Settlers of Catan, remote development, and can tell the difference between an IPA and a Lager.

About Us

- Driven to build software that dramatically improves the customer experience, end-to-end, around moving. Our web product is at the heart of it

- Well-funded by a group of world-class of investors and advisors: (angel.co/moveline)

- Our organization is flexible and embraces the Holacracy model of governance. Self-determination is encouraged and self-motivation is essential.

- Have only begun to tackle the problem space. Serious fun and challenges still lie ahead.

- Our stack is primarily MEAN Mongo/Express/Angular/Node with some Golang on the backend. We regularly evaluate new tools and technologies for development advantages and not just because they are new and cool.

About You

- Fluent in Javascript and comfortable jumping between client and server side development

- Passionate about code, development practices, and maintainable solutions and want to work with others who are similarly so. You cant sleep at night knowing something is not DRY and unit-tested

- Architected and developed end-to-end products that are currently running business applications in a production environment

- Energized when working closely with others on a small team

- Want to build stuff that solves real human problems

- Can explain the differences, chemical and philosophical, between a lager and an IPA

- Dont care if the moving industry isnt sexy

- Would rather make money than make the front page of TechCrunch (though we do that too)

Compensation

Market salary and meaningful equity is available. Were primarily a remote engineering team, with the company (ops, marketing, customer service) based in Las Vegas in the heart of Tony Hsiehs Downtown Project. Hackers in Vegas or remote in the US welcome. Full Time or Contract-to-Hire only please. No freelancers or recruiters need apply.

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timv 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Site Tour (http://www.sitetour.com.au/), Sydney, Australia.

We're looking for mid & senior level developers to join our team.

Site Tour has an existing product that helps facilitate the selection and purchase of Out-of-Home advertising space (billboards etc) by media buying agencies. Our product is used by more than 90% of the top agencies in the country.

Our focus for 2014 is to enable programmatic trading in the OOH industry, and we have a couple of projects underway in this area.

We're a small team based in Datlinghurst (Sydney) and we're looking to expand so we can continue to play a leading role as the OOH industry transforms itself towards greater digitalisation and data-driven decision making.

Our product is Java based, and we would especially love to hear from developers with an interest in data-science, geospatial-analytics and/or trading systems.

Contact: tim (at) sitetour . com . au

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jeffbarr 8 hours ago 0 replies      
The AWS team is hiring for technical, sales, and marketing positions at multiple locations around the world; see http://aws.amazon.com/careers/ .

We have a strong need for very senior developers (an SDE III in our system). SDE IIIs often have 10 to 15 years of experience, advanced degrees, a reputation that precedes them (well-known implementations and/or published papers), and the desire to remain hands-on despite hitting the experience level where advancement supposedly requires people management.

Feel free to contact me using the email address in my profile if you have any questions.

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mikesabat 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Mobile Commons - Brooklyn, DC or Bay AreaWe're hiring full-time Sales and Business Development positions for college and health verticals.

Mobile Commons is SaaS that powers mobile communication campaigns - text message, phone calls, mobile web, MMS and mobile transactions. We're the leader in the space working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, healthcare groups, brands and colleges.

We are hiring ambitious people to help us grow, specifically in healthcare and college verticals -- but we're interested in hearing from you if you can help us grow in other spaces as well.

The place has a cool startup vibe, with real salaries, real benefits and a really strong team. Check out some success stories.Phone calls to stop SOPA: http://staff.tumblr.com/post/12930076128/a-historic-thing

Smoking Cessation: http://www.mobilecommons.com/blog/2013/08/national-cancer-in...

Immigration Reform: http://www.mobilecommons.com/blog/2013/04/ri4a-drives-60000-...

Here's our job board, we'd love to hear from you. http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/mobilecommons/

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pensieri 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Hey there! Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Expensify and we do "expense reports that don't suck!" (Google "expensify" to read more.) We're getting crushed under an ever-growing pile of super awesome work, and I need one bright soul to help us dig our way out. I can guarantee you fun, an amazing opportunity to learn, and the siren's call of distant riches. But only if you are all of the following:

- An incredibly hard worker, even when it's not so fun. There is a ton of work to do, and a lot of it downright sucks. After all we do the sucky work so our customers won't need to. I need you to buck up and grind through server logs, user emails, source code, and bug reports, without complaint or supervision, and come back asking for more.

- A cool person to be with. Not a crazy party animal, just someone we can trust, rely upon, hang out with, bounce ideas off of, and generally interact with in a positive way, both personally and professionally. In fact, this is one of the most stringent requirements we have: would you be fun to hang out with day and night on some remote, exotic beach? This isn't a rhetorical question, either: every year we take the company overseas for a month (on your own dime, sorry) and work incredibly hard while having a ton of fun. We've done Thailand, Mexico, India, Turkey, Croatia and the Philippines. Where do you want to go next?

- Super talented, in a general way. We're going to throw a ton of work at you of every possible sort, and you need that magic skill of being able to figure it out even if you have no idea where to start. On any given day you might bounce between super low-level coding, super high-level technical support, marketing-driven data-mining, updating our user documentation, inventing/designing/building some new feature, etc. This is not a code monkey job you're going to be a full participant in the process, and you need to bring your own unique blend of skills to the table.

- Specifically talented in a programming way. You can instantly visualize solutions to problems big and small. Your code is always clean, well commented, has good nomenclature and indentation. You can switch on a dime between C++, PHP, Bash, Cron, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Dwoo, SQL not because you know them all, but because you're the sort of person who can just pick it up and figure it out. If you're this sort of person, you'll know what I mean. If not, then this position isn't for you.

And there are a bunch more, but odds are if you got this far, nothing I can do would stop you from applying. Check out http://we.are.expensify.com/apply/ to learn more about the team and our application process!

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krallja 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Fog Creek Software (http://www.fogcreek.com/Careers.html)

New York, NY / REMOTE

Fog Creek Software is a small, entrepreneurial software company in New York City founded in 2000. Our key products are Trello, FogBugz, Kiln and Copilot; all four have been very successful. We bootstrapped ourselves without outside investment and have been profitable from the beginning.

-- Trello Front End DeveloperOn the Trello team, we pride ourselves on building a fast, responsive app using modern frameworks and technologies. Were looking for a talented front end developer to help us push the limits of what a web app can do. The perfect person for this position will be an experienced developer who takes design and user experience as seriously as we do.

-- Software Developer (Dev Tools)As a programmer at Fog Creek Software, you will help design, develop, and implement the code for our award winning products.

We are looking for a developer to join our Dev Tools team, and we're happy to consider remote applicants. So, if you're happily settled in Crested Butte, CO, but ready to turn out a steady stream of customer facing improvements to our Dev Tools products, you may be the perfect addition to the team.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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jhdavids8 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Pathgather - New York, NY - Full time or intern in New York

We're a small but extremely efficient team of 2 looking to make our first hire. We're an enterprise SaaS company disrupting the fairly outdated enterprise education and training industry, an industry that has over 60% of its customers dissatisfied with current products!

We've seen significant progress within our first year of business. We signed a Fortune 200 company to a six figure contract within our first months and successfully launched to that company at the beginning of 2014.

Our product is built on top of a modern stack using best practices: an Angular client that communicates with a Rails 4 API, powered by Postgres, Redis, and Elasticsearch. We also have a strong focus on product and design (take a look at our product, and we think you'll agree). Traditionally, enterprise software has lacked in these areas, but we aim to disrupt that tradition.

If you're at all interested or curious in exploring an opportunity with us, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at jamie[at]pathgather.com. We guarantee an amazing opportunity awaits: we'll offer significant salary and equity, the chance to work on real problems experienced by a wide audience, opportunities and rewards for open source work and contributions, and influence in our product, culture, and vision from day one!

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scanr 13 hours ago 0 replies      
London, England - Full Time - Local Only

Brand Networks / Optimal (https://www.optimalsocial.com/) is hiring full stack engineers for our London office, working on real time bidding, analytics and front end web applications.

Requirements:

    * BS or MS degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field.       Or equivalent experience.    * Good understanding of web technologies HTML, Javascript, HTTP, JSON, REST    * Can demonstrate that you're a great programmer in at least one of Scala,      Python, TypeScript, Java, Clojure, Haskell, F#, Kotlin or Ruby    * Willing to work in Python, TypeScript, Scala, and Java    * Good understanding of a Unix based operating system    * Some experience of databases and at least one web application framework
If you love programming and would like an interesting job with a steep learning curve and a wide variety of challenges, please get in touch. You can email me personally at jmc@bn.co.

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svec 14 hours ago 0 replies      
iRobot (http://www.irobot.com) - Bedford, MA (just outside of Boston, MA)

Do you think robots are cool? So do we!

We're looking for smart engineers who are easy to work with. You should probably think robots are cool, but robotics background is NOT required. (I had no robotics background when I started at iRobot.)

iRobot is looking for software engineers and mechanical engineers.

Here are a few of our 20+ job openings:

* Embedded software engineers: We're hiring for "big embedded" (C++, Linux, and big cpus) and "small embedded" (C, bare-metal, small cpus). If you have good OO skills (C++, Java, etc.) but no "embedded" background that's okay too - shoot me an email and we'll chat.

* Software engineers for vision, navigation, and mapping

* Test engineers

* Mechanical engineers

* IT engineers

Check our jobs site for all positions: http://www.irobot.com/us/Company/Careers.aspx

Email me directly if you'd like to know more: csvec@irobot.com

PS: We have hired people from these "Who is hiring?" posts, thanks to HN for this service/forum!

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danielsamuels 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Full-stack Django developer - Onespacemedia - Cambridge, UK - http://www.onespacemedia.com/

If you're a web-obsessed Django developer with an eye for design and you want to join a friendly team in central Cambridge we want to talk to you! We're looking for a developer who can come onboard and dive right into a wide variety of client projects.

Essential skills: Knowledge of writing clean HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 code which works cross device and cross browser. Experience with working with standard APIs such as Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook. 2+ years of experience using Python and Django along with common packages such as South and Twython. Ability to think logically about data models, relationships and application flows. Eagerness to learn new technologies and improve yourself. Comfortable with Unix based technologies and getting around in a Terminal. In general, you'll know about most of the things on the Full Stack Python website.

Bonus skills: Previous agency experience. SASS and Compass. Unit testing. Zurb Foundation / responsive design.

What you can expect to work on: Expect to work on a wide range of challenging projects. We don't have a cookie cutter approach to the web and push the design and technical envelope on all our work. Recent projects have included: an application that manages, filters and analyses radio spectrum data from a series of nationally-located nodes; a responsive website for a high-end safari and Africa travel company; a large website and online admin system to manage the ever-changing attractions and events for an interactive science centre; and a website/application that tracks, maps and graphs the progress of University spin-out companies. Most of our projects are responsive and we're as committed to the front-end user experience as we are to what's happening under the hood.

How to apply: Please send CV, covering note and links to any websites or applications you have created, or been involved with, to jobs@onespacemedia.com

More details here: http://www.onespacemedia.com/careers/full-stack-django-devel...

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smikhanov 8 hours ago 0 replies      
London, UK Fountain Digital Labs (http://www.fountain-digital.com) All-round backend developer

We're a well-funded 1.5 year old startup working on the delivery of live video streams from our own cameras around the globe into an iPad app for children. We're currently rolling out our first two installations in Dubai and in Moscow. And we just grew to ten people.

Both the client part (iOS) and the video processing backend (Python/ffmpeg) are being actively developed in-house. We're currently looking for a Python developer, full-time in London. Our office is at TechHub, in the heart of the Silicon Roundabout, but we'll be moving to the new office in the same area very soon.

The usual job description blurb is at our landing page at http://www.fountain-digital.com. I want to add that it's a great opportunity for a backend developer to get involved in a very serious wide-scale project. We're not in the business of making websites or Facebook apps, our video cloud routinely loads tens of large Amazon EC2 instances and grows automatically as you add new video streams. We're really doing interesting work here.

If you've never done Python in production, but love distributed systems, programming at scale and are a strong all-rounder feel free to apply anyway. We love working with smart and hardworking people.

If you want to ask anything about the product, technology, or anything else, drop me a line (I'm the CTO). My email is in the profile.

No recruiters please.

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zbruhnke 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Santa Monica, CA - Full-Time(Remote possible for right Candidate)

At Spout (http://spout.co) we're building Twilio for finance. We've only been at it a few months and we've already added over 700 banks and bill providers to the platform.

We're enabling developers to build awesome applications with bank and bill provider(Cell phone bills, utility bills, etc) data.

We're still a small team (2 growing to four in the next two weeks), but we're looking for a few more early hires.

If working on hard problems (data extraction is the name of our game) and working with big data (we currently only have hundreds of thousands of rows, but its quite clear it will grow to billions of rows at the least very quickly) are on your to-do list we'd love to chat.

Right now we're looking for Senior engineers and we're not particularly worried about your language of choice, since we're helping devs build integrations in many different languages having our core team be a well rounded bunch of polyglots is important.

Some things you'll be doing on a daily basis.

* Answering support emails and chats - Our customers are engineers and with our engineers answering their questions we can build a much better relationship with them over time as well as drastically improve the product

* Working in our customers codebases to help them integrate Spout quickly and painlessly

* Hacking on our core API and finding more efficient ways to extract data from the providers we support and the new ones we're adding for our customers

* Pushing changes to our API dashboard or sandbox that we're currently building to help give devs more insight into their products so we can help them grow their business.

* Hacking things for productivity around the office, whether its a new webhook integration from github to hipchat, or just something to make us smile when a new customer signs up we believe in working on projects that are fun quick hacks and keep up office Morale as well as make us better at making our customers happy.

In an ideal world you will also be:

* Outgoing - We really need our first core engineers to serve as Customer Support, Developer Evangelist and Full-Stack engineers. We know its asking alot, but if wearing many hats is your idea of a good time, we want to chat - you won't ever lack a sense of responsibility around here!

* Willing to put together teams for hackathons - We'd love it if we could all hack together on the weekends and build cool things with our API or help other devs do it at things like startup weekend etc.

* Be active in the open source community - We think its important to give back to the community, great open source devs have taught us all so much about programming, at Spout we want to contribute back to that community and help nurture the new developers who will eventually be building awesome things on our API.

* Willing to speak at conferences - We want our engineers to make names for themselves and we want to hire the best. We'd love it if you were an authority in your area of expertise or at least wanted to stay on the edge of what you were doing, we're big believers in telling everyone about what we're doing and having them learn from us as we learn from them too.

In addition to these things we're offering meaningful equity and salary and we are working to build a culture of builders who love what they're doing.

Working together as a team is important to us and if you are the type of dev who is regularly looking for the next best thing it may not be a good fit, we want people who want to work with us and we'll err more to the side of eagerness to learn than expertise that is just looking for a higher salary every chance they get.

That said, we're paying well and you shouldn't be taking a pay cut to come here, we generate real revenue already and we're just getting started.

Come be a part of something big, we can't wait to talk to you.

email us at jobs [at] our domain name

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jsulak 3 hours ago 0 replies      
FlightAware - http://flightaware.com/about/careers/ - Houston, TX

FlightAware is the world leader in flight tracking; we accomplish this with creativity, innovation, dedication, diligence, and integrity. FlightAware is over eight years old, is self-financed, with millions a year in revenue, but still ambitious and with the hunger of a startup.

Roles we're looking for:

* Web developer* Mapping software developer* Front-end (UI/UX) developer* IT Operations Support Technician

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blo 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Vurb (http://vurb.com) - San Francisco, CA

Max Levchin funded, early-stage consumer startup - http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/20/contextual-content-engine-v...

We're working on search, browsing, and sharing, by connecting the services we use in a contextual way that's more usable, efficient, and social (e.g., no more having lots of windows/tabs open). We do this through unique UX/UI combined with search, machine learning, big data, and more. We're stealth but funded by Max, Drew Houston (Dropbox), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), Arrington (CrunchFund), and many others. If you're looking to join a small team that solves complex problems and is making something people will use daily, then come find out what we're up to.

Opportunities - on-site in San Francisco

* (FULL-TIME) Search / Data Science - search / classification / ranking, machine learning, recommendations, NLP, data crawling/processing

* (INTERN) Marketing

jobs@vurb.com | angel.co/vurb

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DrJ 9 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco - Heyday - http://hey.co

We are building a lifelog for people to remember and share the story of their lives, automatically, beautifully, and privately. Two months ago, we launched here on Hacker News [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6858373 ]. Here's what some of you guys said:

- "Wow. I rarely download this stuff. But the fact that it claims to be automatic piqued my interest. After downloading it I can say that my first impression is shocked. Shocked that I really liked it."

- "This is very well done. This could crush Facebook. Not in the short term but if you create a timeline that is more personally valuable to people they will be far more likely to use it and share it with friends and family. Your timeline is already far more interesting then my "Wall."

- "Why is it free? I would've paid for this."

- "I have been looking for this. I've been so desperate for this I've been contemplating creating it myself."

We're looking for:

* Mobile engineers (iOS - hard problems include making our sync engine fast/reliable, fast/intuitive search for memories, surfacing important memories in the background, UI performance, and doing it all without using a lot of battery)

* Systems engineers (Python, AWS, Puppet/Chef - hard problems include delivering accurate geocoding for memories, reliable syncing, and building systems to monitor and scale all of it automatically)

* Data scientists (R/Matlab/SPSS, Python, SQL, statistics, machine learning - hard problems include using ML to improve accuracy of geocoding, building growth and retention models, all while guaranteeing user anonymity and privacy).

We will fly you out for interviews and relocate you to San Francisco if you aren't here already. A lot of our team work remotely from time to time, but we haven't found full time remote employees to work out well for us since we collaborate so closely together in real time.

Please email us directly at siqi at hey dot co (8 hour SLA for a response). Fun fact: 33% of our engineering team found us through Whos Hiring threads here.

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cliftonk 11 hours ago 0 replies      
OrgSync Dallas, TX. Full-time.

Frontend / Backend / Full-stack

## Job Summary

We're looking for a sharp engineer to work alongside a small team of developers and designers committed to building a robust, performant and scalable web application serving over 350 colleges and universities around the country. You have an attention to detail and a professional curiosity that extends beyond the workplace. You will work in a mostly autonomous environment, so you have to be just as awesome at getting things done as you are at composing elegant solutions.

Most of our code is written in Ruby and runs on the Rails stack backed by a MySQL database, but we also incorporate other technologies such as Node.js, Memcached, ElasticSearch and Redis. We use GitHub for version control and our infrastructure is entirely hosted via cloud services. We care about keeping our libraries up-to-date and test coverage. While most of our stack is on Rails today, we're comfortable with other technologies and always strive to use the right tool for the job.

This is a full-time position at our headquarters in Dallas, TX and includes a competitive base salary, a full range of benefits, stock options, and an awesome team of creative people by your side.

## Requirements

- Passion for developing excellent software and an appreciation for elegant code

- Strong understanding of web services and REST concepts

- Strong understanding of relational databases including complex queries and optimization

- Experience writing object-oriented software guided by tests

- Strong understanding of performance optimization and caching techniques

- Being comfortable in a polyglot environment a plus

- Open source project contributions a plus

- Ability to play "Careless Whisper" on saxophone a plus

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

## Links

Open source: http://orgsync.github.io/

Blog: http://devblog.orgsync.com/

Openings: http://www.orgsync.com/company/careers

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zinxq 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA

Refresh is hiring full-time developers and designers up and down the stack.

Who we are:

Refresh Inc. is a Silicon Valley startup, and weve raised $10M in funding. Our current team is pretty awesome and includes some ex-Googlers, ex-Microsofties, ex-Yahoo, ex-LinkedIn and ex-Salesforce folks, vets from startups, tech book authors, PhDs, along with Stanford and Harvard grads. We're a super strong team that cares about how our code runs and cares that users simply love our mobile app.

http://www.refresh.io

What our mobile app does (available for IOS now - try it!):

Refresh delivers real-time dossiers from data across the web about the people you meet. We grab data from over ~40 sources (more every week!) to give you an edge in every meeting you have.

Who were looking for:

We're looking for passionate and capable engineers to add to our already great team. Are you excited about working with smart people who are motivated and driven? If you want to be part of building a start-up from the ground up and have an impact on things every step of the way, we want to hear from you.

Java Developers (server side)

Work on our back-end system that pulls, on-demand, data from dozens of data sources (in parallel), parses and semi-structures the input, creates and packages the results to be shipped back to the user device. Needless to say we care about performance (a lot). If you do too, send us a resume!

Were hiring across the experience spectrum from new grads to Senior Engineers. For more experienced engineers, you have years of experience on large Java projects with high-performance requirements. For new grads, you have a few significant Java projects you can show us. If you are awesome in some other language but willing to learn Java - we're happy to talk to you too.

IOS Engineer

Contribute heavily to the conceptualization and design of Refresh on the iOS Platform.

2+ years of iOS software development and iOS7, Core Data, Core Graphics and Core Foundation for iOS experience. Published iPhone and/or iPad applications in the App Store (or something far enough along to be able to show us).

Android Engineer

Contribute heavily to the conceptualization and design of Refresh on the Android Platform. Interface Android client with Refreshs extensive back-end intelligence systems.2+ years of Android software development and Android sdk, ndk, apk packaging experience. Strong Java language skills. Published apps in the Play store (or something far enough along to be able to show us).

QA Engineer

Automated and Manual testing. Writing and executing automated tests for both web and mobile environments. Implementing and creating regression systems.

3+ years testing web and/or mobile apps with coding experience and familiarity with Java, Javascript, and/or Objective-C. Hands-on mobile automation experience. Part tester, part bug-hunter and when appropriate, bug fixer.

QA Tester

Manual front-end testing of mobile apps in iOS and Android environments.

3+ years of experience testing mobile apps (web apps a plus), with rock solid knowledge of bug tracking and writing/following test plans and test cases. Knowledge of front-end technologies such as: HTML, CSS, JavaScript is a plus.

Visual Designer (for Android)

Focusing on our Android app, you will play a critical role shaping the future of Refresh. You will work closely with the existing User Experience team to adapt our design for Android specific interactions.

Extensive experience in designing the UI for Android and iOS apps. You should have a passion for creating simple, clean designs with an element of delight.

Why you want to work with us: Awesome team, cool culture, top of the line dev machines, brand new office (killer views), free lunches, and more!

Refresh your relationships with our app and Refresh your career by working with us!

More information at: www.refresh.io/jobs/

Apply at: jobs@refresh.io

H1B transfer applicants welcome.

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abuggia 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Localytics - Boston, MA - FULL-TIME, INTERN, H1B

Localytics is hiring:

  - Mobile Engineers  - Rails Engineers  - Front End Engineers  - Backend End Engineers  - DevOps Engineers
About Localytics:

* We provide app analytics and app marketing services for thousands of apps on over a billion devices

* We have the buzzwords: Big Data + Data Visualization + Mobile

* We are one of the fastest growing companies in Boston and were recently named one of the top places to work by The Boston Globe.

* We are passionate about and have deep expertise in the technologies we work with including: Rails, AngularJS, D3.js, Scala, iOS, Android, Mapreduce, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Memcache, Redis, Column Store Databases, AWS: DynamoDB, S3, SQS, EMR, ElasticCache and EC2.

* We are located next to Park Street Station on the Red Line.

We love candidates who:

* Prefer startup environments.

* Are passionate about technology.

* Enjoy influencing the direction of the product and technologies.

Successful candidates may help us with:

* Web application development - Help us expand our analytics and marketing automation offerings.

* Prototyping - We still do a significant amount of customer development and R&D.

* Writing automated tests - Help us expand our code coverage and improve our Continuous Integration system.

* Writing background jobs and data processing - Move data and perform calculations using cron, Sidekiq and Ruby.

* Front end development - Expand our CSS framework, build screens and libraries in AngularJS and build charts, graphs and other cool visualizations using D3.js

* Back end development - wrangling big data using Scala, AWS and several storage technologies.

Candidates of all experience levels encouraged to connect with us: jobs@localytics.com

More details: http://www.localytics.com/company/localytics-jobs/

Recent HN posts from our engineering team:

  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5525531  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7075763

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mjallday 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Balanced (https://www.balancedpayments.com) is hiring local (San Francisco) and remote.

# Engineer

As primarily a Python/Javascript shop, we welcome polyglots and believe very strongly in open source. We use the right tool for the job. You should be familiar with at least 2 of the 3 requirements below:

## Application Development

You are comfortable working on very external-facing applications in a distributed services oriented architecture. Must be able to work in an environment where deploying multiple times a day is a norm, but can step back and think about polishing the product. You understand that you must test everything. You live and breathe tests.

## Infrastructure / Systems

You're familiar and comfortable with everything below the application layer. You want to work on performance tuning, database instrumentation, and server architecture. You think, live, and breathe statistics.

## Machine Learning / Data Engineer

You're good with math. Really good. You understand terms like feature extraction, selection, and know what a Euclidean space is. You love linear algebra. People have previously commented about how algorithms are your best friend. You're constantly innovating on how to collect, slice, dice, and analyzing data. You recognize that visualizations are important. You also have a good understanding of how to construct good clean code.

jobs+hn@balancedpayments.com

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Okvivi 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Jello Labs - Senior Engineer - New York City - http://jellolabs.com/jobs fulltime, onsite)

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We are changing the way mobile eCommerce works. We are well funded, have an amazing team and we're growing quickly.

We have a high quality team with engineers from Google, Foursquare, Ebay, Chartbeat and Medium - among others - check out http://jellolabs.com/team

We love writing GoLang, PostgreSQL, AngularJS and ObjectiveC - if you want to write Go as a full-time job you should come join us. We play board games on Wednesdays, do code reviews and care deeply about moving fast while having reliable systems.

More details at http://jellolabs.com/jobs, or simply email hey@jellolabs.com.

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Lead iOS Engineer

We're looking for an iOS developer with a great sense of UX, that can both build the best iOS app out there and also help give valuable feedback on building some industry-leading world class UX.

More details at http://jellolabs.com/jobs, or simply email hey@jellolabs.com.

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transmit101 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Android developer - London - Mixlr

http://mixlr.com

Mixlr is a platform for social live audio. We build simple and intuitive ways to share and create interaction around live audio streams. We have over two million registered users, including over 30,000 monthly active broadcasters, and were growing fast.

Were looking to meet a great Android developer to join our small, passionate team here in London, and take responsibility for bringing the full Mixlr experience to the Android world. You will have the opportunity to drive the development of our Android app from the first git commit onwards.

The most important single characteristic you will possess is a passion for building great mobile apps, but here are some more attributes which would come in useful:

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* a passion for implementing fantastic user interfaces

* knowledge of live streaming protocols, especially on mobile

* enthusiasm for music apps and/or audio programming

* experience working with JSON and RESTful APIs and web services

* broad knowledge of different Android devices

* experience with test-driven development

* proficiency of at least one other language apart from Java, especially: C, C++, Ruby or JavaScript

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This is a unique opportunity not only to join an early stage startup, but to make your mark building an exciting app from the ground up.

You can visit the Mixlr Dev Portal[1] to read more about working at Mixlr, or email for more information. jobs (at) mixlr.com.

[1] http://dev.mixlr.com

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estsauver 14 hours ago 0 replies      
The Climate Corporation (San Francisco, Seattle, INTERN/H1B) - http://climate.com/careersThe Climate Corporation's mission is to help all the world's people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. We use a combination of weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and weather simulation to provide real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance to farmers in the United States.

Climate's technical staff numbers around 80, and we're hiring full-time employees and interns across many teams as we expand efforts on a new class of decision support tools for growers. Work is split across groups focusing on web applications for farmers and agents, risk and insurance policy management, internal platform and data services, and scientific modeling and research, with roles for:

1. Software engineering generalists with solid CS fundamentals, particularly anyone interested in building (i) entirely new, large-scale distributed data services for scientific computing (we use Clojure); and (ii) web applications (Rails, Python, Javascript, and iOS) used by farmers to manage weather risk.

2. Quantitative researchers in statistics/ML, stochastic optimization, remote sensing, atmospheric physics, and agronomics. Our goal is to forecast statistical distributions of crop yield for any piece of arable land, synthesizing satellite images, digital elevation models, weather data, agricultural statistics, and geological surveys into multiscale models that underly our data services.

3. Experienced technical team leads, operations engineers, product managers, and designers to pull all this together into a compelling product.

The scale and interdiscplinary nature of the work drive a lot of cross-collaboration within the company, supported by a pressing need to build durable solutions to some very important problems.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, stock options, etc. Our 25% time is lumped into two-week sabbaticals. The usual details about these positions are here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?bj=o7B8Wfww&s=hackernews

I write ruby for our application platform team. If you're interested or have any questions, send me an email at estsauver@climate.com. If you have general questions about the hiring process, recruiting@climate.com is the place to ask.

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ecopoesis 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Leaf (https://leaf.me) - Kendall Square, Cambridge MA - Full time, H1B, No remote, relocation available

Leaf is a rapidly growing startup that builds a custom Android based mobile point of sale tablet and platform. We've received $20 million in funding from Heartland Payment Systems.

We have many open positions (https://leaf.me/careers) across all aspects of the company, here's what we're looking for in engineering:

Senior Scala Developers - At Leaf, we use Scala for the web services that our tablet and web apps connect to. We're using Scala to build a high performance, robust, distributed transaction system so our merchants can always take payments.

Senior Ruby on Rails Developers - Our Rails team builds the back office webapps our merchants use to manage and grow their businesses. We're looking for experienced Rails engineers with expertise in building beautiful web service (SOAP and REST) based apps.

Android Developers - Leaf manufactures our own Android tablet running a customized version of the Android OS and our own app on top of it. We're looking for Android developers with all levels of experience to help us continue to build the best mPOS on the market.

DevOps Director - We need an experienced Director of DevOps to architect and build our cloud infrastructure. Experience with AWS, a config as code tool (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible), and MySQL/Postgres is a must.

If you'd like to know more, either apply at our website or email me: mroberts@leaf.me

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exhaze 4 hours ago 0 replies      
ThirdLove - San Francisco, CA - http://www.thirdlove.com

Interested in working on an eCommerce backend written entirely in node.js? Or perhaps working on state of the art computer vision algorithms to figure out how to extract highly precise body dimensions from a mobile phone photograph? Or how about making our award-winning iOS app even more awesome? (we were Apple's Valentine's Day featured app). We're well-funded, and have a small friendly team of smart people (Google alums, former YC founders, etc). Right now, we're especially interested in hiring a lead iOS engineer and some really bright computer vision engineers. If that sounds like something you're interested in, shoot me a note at eugene@thirdlove.com. I'll respond to each and every single e-mail. Send me sample projects you've worked on and I'll respond to you before anyone else :)

Perks:- a beautiful office space right next to South Park, SOMA (short walk from BART and Caltrain)- commuter benefits- catered lunches- monthly in-office massages- competitive salary/equity- 401k- the look on peoples' faces when you tell them you work for a bra tech start-up

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chollida1 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Where: Toronto, Canada

Who: K2 and Associates.We're one of Canada's more successful hedge funds over the past 13 years.

We are building out our algorithmic trading infrastructure and you have a chance to get in at the ground floor.

Come help us turn our technology team from an integral part of how we do business into a profit center with its own PnL.

You are a developer who can take an academic paper and turn it into a working prototype because what you are designing won't have been done before.

You value correctness above all else because when you send 100,000 orders a day if you get 1% of them wrong, bad things will happen...

You are comfortable with F# or C++.

If you love a challenge please reach out to me at cholliday@k2.ca

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bucky 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Etsy - Brooklyn, NY. Some positions are accepting remotes (check descriptions).

https://www.etsy.com/careers

We're looking for everyone! Web/mobile apps/tools/testing engineers; Designers; Ops; Marketing; We have a lot of open reqs for managers all over the world as well.

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Etsy is the world's largest handmade, vintage and craft supplies marketplace. We are a values based company that believes that we can make a profit without violating our core beliefs [1]. We practice continuous deployment [2], and we measure everything [3].

I've never worked with finer engineers, product managers, designers, or data analysts in my life. I recently switched teams to work in a completely different domain because I wanted to scratch a different itch, and it was no problem for my manager or his managers. Highly recommended.

[1] (http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2014/etsy-values-impact-annual...)

[2] (http://codeascraft.com/2010/05/20/quantum-of-deployment/)

[3] (http://codeascraft.com/2011/02/15/measure-anything-measure-e...)

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andreipop 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA /// Human API (http://humanapi.co) /// FULL-TIME

We're an early stage health technology startup based in San Francisco. We are building the universal health data infrastructure to power the next generation of healthcare apps (and the developer tools to go along with it). We recently closed a funding round of $2.1M with some awesome investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Eric Schmidt, Thomas Korte, Alex Payne, Max Levchin, and a few others.

We are adding 4 more engineers to our core team to help us build out our infrastructure and continue to scale our API.

Job descriptions are here: http://humanapi.co/jobs

Happy to sponsor H1B / TN visas for awesome candidates.

If you're interested just send me an email to andrei@humanapi.co

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ealexhudson 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Qinec - Waterloo, London, UK.

Variety of different engineering positions in both devops and pure development roles. Our core focus is a PHP/MySQL healthcare application that has seen significant traction in a variety of outpatient settings with some of the key names in each market area it's in.

We're looking primarily for good PHP coders (aka excellent programmers who happen to know PHP amongst their other tongues), probably with Symfony (or similar experience), and not just a range of good technical knowledge (DB use/optimisation, architectural design, etc.) but also hot on secure application design, and an eye for business requirements.

We have an awesome environment, a great team, and more than all of this, an incredible product which makes significant difference to the customers who deploy it. Join us!

http://www.qinec.com/our-team/join-our-team/

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sam 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Octopart - NYC - http://octopart.com/jobs

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* Full time DevOps Engineer

* Full time Full Stack Engineer

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At Octopart, we're opening up the world of electronic component data through our search engine, http://octopart.com and our API, http://octopart.com/api

We're connecting hardware hackers to the information they need to design thenext generation of hardware devices.

We're building the most intuitive, fast and beautiful interface for searchingfor electronic parts.

We're compiling the most extensive database on electronic components bycombining data from tons of different sources.

We're in NYC, we're a team of 9, we're ex-physicists and electrical engineers,and we've been profitable since 2010. We're from the W07 YC batch. We write a lot of Python and JavaScript.

If you're a software hacker who wants to build amazing tools for hardwarehackers, get in touch with us at jobs@octopart.com.

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christkv 13 hours ago 0 replies      
MongoDB Inc - At our NYC, Austin, Washington and PA offices.

Different positions available including core server development, web development for our MMS website and tools and Java driver engineer working on our database drivers.

You must have some experience, preferably a love for open source and a passion for building software. To check out some of the technical positions.

http://jobvite.com/m?38wXhgwD

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chrchr 1 hour ago 0 replies      
LegitScript in Portland, OR is hiring talented software developers. We make the online health product sector safer and more transparent for individuals and businesses. We analyze and report on rogue online pharmacies and dangerous health products.

We use Rails and MySQL and practice developer testing and pair programing.

The listing:

http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/legitscript/software-developer/...

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notmyname 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SwiftStack - http://swiftstack.com/jobs - San Francisco, CA (preferred)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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capkutay 10 hours ago 0 replies      
WebAction (www.webaction.com) in Downtown Palo Alto - Full Time Hiring Front End Web Developers, Platform Engineers, and Application Developers Jobs@WebAction.com

WebAction is a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing an end-to-end platform that aims to enable the next generation of real-time, data driven applications. We provide data management solutions for mission critical systems by providing real-time processing power, an intuitive web user interface, and beautiful dashboards.

Founded by a team of Silicon Valley veterans with proven track records, WebAction is backed by some of the most respected names in Silicon Valley. We're also well funded (recently raised $11m Series B by a private equity firm with a $15 billion fund).

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, generous equity for the right candidates. Our office is also a short walk from some great restaurants and coffee spots on University Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto. We also offer an array of perks and free food at our office.

UI Developers: Do you wish you could work on visualizing some of the world's most valuable data? Example use cases for WebAction include visualizing cell tower data, revealing cyber security attacks, catching fraud, showing the ins and outs of world's largest data centers, and many other problems of that nature. At WebAction, you would have the following responsibilities on UI:

- Code user interface components for a real-time big data dashboard

- Optimize code for performance and usability

- Contribute innovative ideas for new dashboard features

- Collaborate with platform engineers to coordinate user interface with back-end functionality

Requirements:

- Strong knowledge of Javascript, CSS, HTML, and jQuery

- Enthusiasm for working in a startup environment

- Portfolio of deployed projects

Nice to Haves

- Experience working with real-time, data-intensive user interfaces

- Experience with D3.js or other data visualization libraries

- Experience with Backbone.js or other front-end MV* frameworks

- User experience and design skills

For the Platform Engineering position, we ask that you have experience writing clean code in Java and have a strong desire and skills to implement a scalable, highly optimized data management infrastructure. For those of you interested in scalable, low latency data platforms, WebAction is an opportunity to create one yourself. The following skills are desirable:

-Large scale distributed systems

-Familiarity with the HStack (Hadoop/Zookeeper/HBase)

-Significant experience or interest in HBase or Cassandra.

-Interest in stream processing systems such as Storm or Akka.

If you're interested, please send us a message at jobs@WebAction.com

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erso 10 hours ago 0 replies      
New York

Junior/Senior developers at DaisyBill

We're looking for 1-2 developers who are experienced with Ruby, Rails, and JavaScript. We don't have a designer, so having an eye towards good UX/UI is a plus.

We're also looking for someone at the CTO level.

DaisyBill is located at 34 W 15th Street in Manhattan. We're a SaaS vendor serving the workers' compensation e-billing market.

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

DaisyBill manages the entire billing process, both generating and sending the bill electronically and managing the responses about the status of the bill, including when it was paid and how much. As a result of using DaisyBill, practices are paid more quickly and accurately than when they submit bills via paper/snail mail. We're talking 15 days instead of 60, 90, or more, if at all. This makes practices more likely to take on injured workers as patients, an obvious benefit for all parties.

You can read more about our service offering at www.daisybill.com.

The stack we currently run is Rails 3 on Heroku.

We use Git for source control and use Macs for development. We develop in an agile manner in the style of ThoughtWorks and Pivotal Labs, using Pivotal Tracker. We like our code to have tests, and as such we have an extensive suite covering the Ruby, Rails, and JavaScript code on the site.

Please send all inquiries to jobs@daisybill.com.

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robbiemitchell 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Knewton - New York, NY - http://www.knewton.com/careers/

Knewton builds the tools and infrastructure needed to create continuously adaptive learning applications driven by real-time proficiency estimation, activity recommendations, concept-level analytics, and more. Basically, we figure out what a students knows and what she should do next based on a specific goal like "get an 80% on this test by next Friday" or a general goal like "become proficient in English."

Knewton was recognized recently as a "Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Big Data" by Fast Company--the only education company included. More at http://www.knewton.com/about/press/

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hcm 13 hours ago 0 replies      
GoCardless (YC S11) is hiring senior software engineers and web operations engineers in London.

We're a fast-growing online payments startup that makes it really simple to collect money with Direct Debit. We've been around for 2 and half years, and are now a team of 25. We're backed by a bunch of top-tier investors (inc. Y Combinator, Accel, Balderton), pay very competitive salaries, and will shortly be moving in to a shiny new office.

We're looking to hire senior software developers to work on our core product, and web operations engineers to scale & manage our infrastructure. We've got lots of interesting challenges to solve this year: building the next generation of our product to handle the growth we're seeing, finding more intelligent ways to fraud-assess our merchants and customers, expanding what we do to work internationally (we're already beta-testing a European expansion).

There's plenty more information at https://gocardless.com/jobs. If you're interested in finding out more, email me at harry@gocardless.com.

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St-Clock 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Auto123 - Montreal, Canada - 3 full time backend developers

== Who we are ==

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

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

== Why it's interesting? ==

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

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

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

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

- Improve products based on real UX studies.

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

== How we do it ==

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

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

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

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

We hate long meetings, code without test, and incurring technical debt.

== Perks ==

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

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

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

- Boring but important stuff like health insurance!

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

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encoderer 8 hours ago  replies      
Trulia - San Francisco - Full Time

Trulia's real estate search platform serves over 30 million unique visitors every month. With an at-scale web experience, category leading apps in both the Play and iOS App stores, and teams working on behavioral search models, home estimates, commute times, and computer vision, we're hiring Engineers in nearly every discipline.

I've worked at Trulia for about 2 years. Employees are taken care of. Engineers have a voice. A successful IPO and healthy balance sheet give us the ability to take on ambitious projects. It's just really a great place to work.

- Competitive comp and equity

- Great benefits, including gym reimbursement and free healthcare

- Fantastic location in downtown San Francisco, close to Bart, Caltrain, the Transbay Terminal, etc.

- Kegs (plural) and a rooftop patio

- Quarterly hack-weeks where meetings are prohibited and engineers work on whatever delights them. (More than a few of these projects get on the roadmap and SHIP)

Check out our Jobs page at http://www.trulia.com/jobs and apply. Or reach out to me, shane at trulia dot com.

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Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (March 2014)
89 points by whoishiring  14 hours ago   151 comments top 70
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jxf 12 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote (anywhere within UTC-8 to UTC+2)

PROJECT: Design and build a minimal, clean, static site for a software developer (namely, me!). You'll author SASS and a small number of HAML templates that serve as the foundation for the personal site, then use Middleman [0] to actually generate the site along with their blogging extension [1].

[0] http://middlemanapp.com/

[1] http://middlemanapp.com/basics/blogging/

MOTIVATION: I've been giving a lot of talks lately, and I know my co-founder would appreciate it if I spent some time on making my web presence a little more legitimate -- right now, I don't have a public site that I blog about or do anything interesting with, and I'd like to change that.

I'd love to do this myself, but I know that if I try I won't be able to stop myself from going down the rabbit hole of writing my own blog engine first, and that's not going to be good for my sanity. Better to outsource this to someone smart!

SKILLS: If you're interested, you should...

-- Have a good eye for minimalism, clean lines, and a focus on content

-- Know how to write well-structured SASS (and know your way around Compass to avoid reinventing wheels), and how to write organized HAML

-- Able to write some minimal Ruby (enough to wire the Middleman glue together with YAML and some configuration blocks)

-- Understand how to write a readable, understandable git commit

-- Be able to communicate in written English at a reasonable level (if you can read HN, you're probably good!)

My e-mail address and more about me is in my profile. Get in touch with any questions, or ask them here and I'll try to get back to you.

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Udo 11 hours ago 1 reply      
SEEKING WORK - Mannheim, Germany - Remote or onsite

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 I have a biosciences education as well.

udo.schroeter@gmail.com

http://udos.name/

- - - - -

On a personal note, its been one month since I started transitioning away from my agency-based life into freelancing and its been an awesome experience so far. As a result of my post in the last HN freelancer thread, I had the opportunity to build many colorful things: a gambling website and exchange based on MMO money, a proof-of-concept Twilio web app in pure Node.js, a responsive Wordpres plugin that works with data from different Google services, a cool messenger app on iOS (with more platforms to follow), and a minimalistic intranet portal.

In large part due to the HN freelancer post, this past month has been a great start and I'm really glad I rediscovered how much fun it is to just make something. So: thank you!

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goldenkey 13 hours ago 0 replies      
FYI, Colin charges $175/hr. I have no idea how anyone has the gonads to charge that rate for Rails work. I'd love to see some discussion around the age-old sales-man technique of "It's too expensive, you probably can't afford it anyways [scoffing]"
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jonnathanson 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Writing, Content, Marketing - Remote or Bay Area

I'm a writer and content marketer. Need an inbound specialist? Need a robust editorial calendar for all your audiences, channels, and content types? Need someone who can write a pretty sentence and back it up with analytics? Need a self-described "reasonably good-looking, like, I dunno, maybe 75th percentile" San Franciscan?

Look no further! I'm available for freelance content, marketing, and copywriting gigs. I've written for Slate, Priceonomics, Harvard Business Review, and other publications. I've also worked on some TV shows of equal audience size and lesser repute. I've run successful product launches and content campaigns for B2B and B2C startups, BigCos, etc.

Recent work...

Priceonomics:

http://priceonomics.com/the-economics-of-a-hit-tv-show/

http://priceonomics.com/the-economics-of-infomercials/

Slate:

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_bet/2014/02/faceb...

Email me at jonfnathanson {at} gmail.com

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josscrowcroft 13 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER: Finance-industry startup seeks data scientist for ongoing part-time lead role.

Were looking for an engineer with a finance background (or a finance person with an engineering background!) to help out behind the scenes at Open Exchange Rates.

Open Exchange Rates[0] is the fastest-growing currency data API on the web, loved by the likes of Etsy, Shopify, Kickstarter and thousands more.

We have a super-exciting backend engineering project involving overhauling a large part of our platform, over which you'll have complete autonomy within the requirements.

Project scope, budget and timeframe are all negotiable for the right contractor, but likely to be 2-3 months, plus ongoing work available.

--

REQUIRES:

* Python, client-side and server-side JavaScript (+PHP and PhantomJS a bonus); intermediate sysadmin skills

* Proficiency with relational and non-relational databases

* Understanding of foreign exchange markets

* Designing and implementing algorithms for financial data analysis

* Understanding of APIs, methods of online data collection, and authorisation mechanisms

* Ideally: Expert front-end development skills in HTML/CSS/JS (negotiable in project scope)

* Remote possible; UK preferred; London ideal.

* Chutzpah

--

CONTACT:

Get in touch with josscrowcroft@gmail, with a little about yourself, your work, your story and what makes you come alive. Relevant experience also appreciated.

[0] https://openexchangerates.org

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lhnz 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - REMOTE or ON-SITE (London, UK)

GitHub: http://github.com/sebinsua

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

Email: seb@momentumlabs.io

* * *

Two things...

  - If you're just browsing and you run a business, drop me an    email, I'd love to figure out ways that I can add value to your    business, and I won't charge anything for this time.  - If you have an idea already I work with most technologies     and can quickly build an MVP/prototype from scratch or     get up-to-speed to contribute on a currently-running project.
* * *

I'm an experienced full-stack developer that practices Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).

I've worked in the following technologies on the server-side (Node.JS, Express.JS, Python, and Django), and on the client-side (JavaScript, Angular.JS, Backbone.JS, HTML5, CSS3, Objective-C.) However, I can probably pick up any language or tool that you're already using, so if I haven't mentioned it, just ask.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you think I can help you in any way!

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up_and_up 1 hour ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Michigan.

Looking for part-time fullstack RUBY, RAILS, or Devops based projects.

Midwest billing rates.

Senior Developer 7+ years exp.

* Fullstack Ruby/Rails development: frontend/backend/devops

* Javascript heavy apps and Backbone.js

* 3rd party API integrations. Custom gems and plugins

* Manage the server, with or without chef

* Mysql, Postgres or MongoDB

* MVP/prototypes

* Rescue/refactor stale/failing projects

More:http://featlabs.com/

For project inquiries send an email to: projects `at` featlabs `dot` com

=================

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transmit101 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Android developer (Remote not possible)LONDON

http://mixlr.com

Mixlr is a platform for social live audio. We build simple and intuitive ways to share and create interaction around live audio streams. We have over two million registered users, including over 30,000 monthly active broadcasters, and were growing fast.

Were looking to meet a great Android developer to join our small, passionate team here in London, and take responsibility for bringing the full Mixlr experience to the Android world. You will have the opportunity to drive the development of our Android app from the first git commit onwards.

The most important single characteristic you will possess is a passion for building great mobile apps, but here are some more attributes which would come in useful:

---

* a passion for implementing fantastic user interfaces

* knowledge of live streaming protocols, especially on mobile

* enthusiasm for music apps and/or audio programming

* experience working with JSON and RESTful APIs and web services

* broad knowledge of different Android devices

* experience with test-driven development

* proficiency of at least one other language apart from Java, especially: C, C++, Ruby or JavaScript

---

You can read more about Mixlr on our Dev Portal[1]. If you would like to discuss this opening more then drop us an email: jobs@mixlr.com.

[1] http://dev.mixlr.com

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ilkhan4 1 hour ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Greenville, SC

Looking for part-time work to build out a portfolio. I have done mostly corporate work but I'm looking to get out on my own a little bit more. This means I need more experience to show but that's kind of hard when your employer owns the source :) Chicken/egg and all that.

I'm a full-stack senior developer with about 12 years of experience, mostly in Microsoft-based stuff (C# and ASP.NET MVC/Web API is my current comfort zone), but I'm also dabbling in Node and PhoneGap (and Xamarin!). I also prefer git and Angular for front-end stuff so I'm not completely brainwashed. Lots of database experience with SQL Server, but I also like Couch and MongoDB as well. Oh, and I've done SharePoint too if that helps (or hurts).

I can help you design and develop your MVP or I can just help you fill in the areas you're missing on your dev team.

My email is in my profile, or you can hit me up on Skype at cbsmith5.

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rapind 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote

Looking for a remote pair, around the intermediate to senior level. Possible transition to salary down the road.

----

Essential:

* willing to embrace pair programming

* fluent in english

* excellent internet connection

* available during EST (-500)

* vim (I hate to specify an editor, but it's required due to the nature of how we remote pair. Don't have to be pro.)

* javascript

* css

* html

* ruby

----

Nice to have:

* pairing experience

* node

* express

* coffeescript

* rails

* sinatra

* angular

* sass / less / stylus

* haml / jade / slim

* postgresql / mysql

* redis

----

No agencies, ninjas, or rock stars please.

-- dave_at_pairshaped_dot_ca

P.S. We've been working with nodejs lately and I would love the opportunity to pair with experienced noders and siphon some of your knowledge, even if it's just now and then (paid of course).

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ritchiea 12 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Brooklyn/NYC or Remote

I am a Ruby and Javascript developer who works mostly with Rails. I have also done smaller projects in Node.js, Backbone & Sinatra. In my work I value readable code & making systems as dead simple as possible. I believe that comes through if you take a look at my code on Github. Recent projects include writing a parser for SEC XBRL filings and a participatory visualization of endorsements in the 2013 NYC Mayoral primary (http://nyc-dems.com). I am currently working part time for a client porting his in-production Drupal web app to Rails, but I have time for another 20-30 hours of consulting per week and that's what I'm looking for. You can visit my website or Github for more info:

http://andrewritchie.info

http://github.com/ritchiea

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toumhi 12 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Paris, France - but can travel in Europe)

Full-stack web developer with sharp marketing skills.

I can help with figuring out how to make more money out of your application (B2B SaaS apps are where I have the most experience).

By understanding who your customers are and what they're looking for, I can help create a better experience for them (examples: fixing application hot spots, adding live feedback chat at the right spot, customer satisfaction surveys, analyzing and reducing churn rate...)

Do you have poor signup rates? Low activation or retention metrics? Do you think you could make more money out of your current application?

I have 8 years of experience as a software developer (Python/Django/Javascript), and I've worked both on my own products and for other startups.

I can also help with your MVP, help you come up with the right questions, and developing the right product.

Get more and better customers for your SaaS: http://www.saasfoundry.io

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jgalvez 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote from Brazil

I actually want to work for FREE for some time (2 months or so, after that I'll charge you an arm and a leg), as long as it's Go coding. I'm an old timer (I remember the #joiito IRC channel, the RSS/Atom wars and worked my way through PHP/Ruby/Python startups). E-mail me at jonasgalvez@gmail.com and you can learn more about me.

I'm specialised in Python and JS but want to move towards Go. If you're using or want to use React.js that's a plus. If you're using or want to use Docker that's another huge plus. You see, I want to work on really interesting/innovative technology (at least from my POV), and you get an awesome full stack developer to work for free for some time. If you think that's a good deal, let's talk.

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oinksoft 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Sacramento/Remote

Skilled applications/tools programmer with lots of experience in product development. Available for some work this month, much more in April and beyond.

I work very quickly and don't bikeshed.

Languages: Python, JavaScript, Erlang, Ruby, PHP, Bash, Vimscript.

Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Mnesia.

Frameworks: Django, Tornado, Express, Rails. Angular.js, Google Closure Tools, ExtJS.

I know how to configure Linux systems and use provisioning tools like Ansible.

https://github.com/oinksoft/

Email: thomas@oinksoft.com

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thu 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Namur (Belgium)

I am a capable Haskell and Python developer. To get a feel of what I can do:

My side project is Reesd, a redundant storage service for developers. It is made of:

    - Several Docker containers (tentatively linked through Open vSwitch),    - Web frontend,    - SCP reimplementation with account permissions,      bucket plan limits, and on-the-fly SHA1 check,    - Redundant backend store,    - Background jobs to check files SHA1 to detect early corruption,    - Payment done through Stripe (almost done),    - HAProxy,    - Email through mandrill,    - I'm working on adding PostgreSQL synchronous replication.
To read more about it: http://hypered.io/blog/2014-02-17-building-reesd

Vo Minh Thu

Reesd: https://reesd.com

Email: noteed at gmail.com

GitHub: https://github.com/noteed

Twitter: https://twitter.com/noteed

LinkedIn: http://be.linkedin.com/in/vominhthu

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beck5 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER -ShareLaTeX.com - Front end developer/designer - Remote

We are an online LaTeX editor that very recently went open source, we are now looking for someone to join the team who will focus on the front end. The site is very functional but a long way off where it should be in terms of design and UX. We want someone to come in with a lot of ideas to help us shape how this tool will look and feel. The application is used by thousands ofscientists around the world to help them work more efficiently. We have advertised this as a full time position as well but to be honest we are just looking for the right person, a good freelancer for a couple of months could be perfect as well.

Please get in touch for a chat if this is of interest. henry.oswald@sharelatex.com

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Zak 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote, short to medium term projects - zak.wilson@gmail.com

I make software - mostly full-stack web development and HTTP APIs, but I'm adaptable. I have some interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning. I can do stuff that's harder than basic CRUD apps.

Stuff I know well: Clojure, Ruby (with or without Rails), Python, Django, Javascript, Lua, PostgreSQL, MySQL.

Other stuff I've used for something non-trivial at least once: Common Lisp, Scheme, Java, SASS, C, PHP, Haskell, Bash, Perl, MongoDB.

Yes, I can probably pick up that language or tool you're using that nobody has ever heard of. Github (perhaps a bit dusty): https://github.com/zakwilson

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andreasilenzi 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - NYC/NJ/RemoteFree Music Archivehttp://freemusicarchive.org

WE ARE:

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal MP3 downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. We're one of the largest repositories of Creative Commons music on the web, and our curated approach means it's not just free music, it's good music. We're based out of WFMU's magic factory in beautiful Jersey City, NJ.

YOU ARE:

A skilled backend engineer, with solid background in modern languages and techniques, who loves going down the rabbit hole to solve difficult problems related to performance, user experience, and long-term structural stability of a modern, high-traffic website (and who doesn't mind working with legacy code).

We're also ideally looking for significant overlap with at least a good chunk our current stack:

* mostly backend: PHP, MySQL, RDS, S3, Redis, Sphinx, Memcached, Chef; REST & API design generally

* and sometimes frontend: HTML5, JS, CSS3, Flash

Along with experience with reasonably modern source control (Git/SVN/Hg) and build practices. Note that we aren't zealots about any of the above; what we're most after is solid engineering chops -- if you're currently working with Rails or Django or Scala but don't mind digging into modern PHP for a good cause, that's fine. We need someone willing to roll up their sleeves and take long-term ownership of the project and address problems holistically.

You'll be working solo with a non-technical project manager, so your outstanding communication skills & technical leadership abilities will be greatly appreciated. Work will be very part-time (5-10 hours per week); pay would probably be around $45 per hour.

At the Free Music Archive, you'll have the chance to make valued, long-term strategic contributions to one of WFMU's most important projects. For more info, please send a note to andrea -at- freemusicarchive.org, including a CV or a resume, your GitHub profile (or other portfolio) and any other information about yourself you think would be helpful for us to know.

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morgante 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (but often in NYC)

I'm an experienced full-stack web developer looking for a project I can help to architect and build from the ground up.

I've helped startups to build their technical stacks in the past and am comfortable with most aspects of product development.

Specific experience in Javascript (frontend and Node), PHP, Python, Ruby, MongoDB, MySQL, etc.

Check out my personal website (http://morgante.net) or GitHub (http://github.com/morgante).

Looking for a project I can start very soon, probably at a discount to my normal rates.

Get in touch - me@morgante.net

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kwellman 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK

Remote or Montreal

I'm a full-stack developer. I specialize in Android, python, and AWS.

-- Built and designed The Unfollow App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unfollowap...). Backend was done in python/flask.

-- Drag To Shirt (http://dragtoshirt.appspot.com/)

-- Face It Shirt (http://www.faceitshirt.com/)-- Twtspire (http://www.twtspire.com/)

Looking for short-term projects. Available immediately.

Technologies: Java, Android SDK, Python, MySQL, AWS, Ansible

http://www.interstellr.com/ | email address in profile

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martey 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Washington DC or remote

My current focus is on full-stack web development with Django and Python, although I also have significant experience with WordPress and PHP. Most of my clients fall into one of three areas:

- startups who need assistance building a MVP,

- non-profits looking to use technology to help connect with their stakeholders, and

- small businesses trying to modernize their websites to increase their conversion rates.

I have worked with clients from Austria to Australia, so I understand the importance of communication and frequent updates when working remotely. Since I am often the sole developer/designer on projects I work on, I provide end-to-end technological solutions. Since I realize my successful clients might need additional development help in the future, I ensure everything I do is both maintainable and well-documented.

My online portfolio contains details about recent websites I have completed for clients, as well as open source projects I currently maintain or have contributed to in the past: https://marteydodoo.com/portfolio/

The easiest way to contact me is through my website: https://marteydodoo.com/contact/

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psyklic 10 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Los Angeles

I develop high-quality custom software for startups and established businesses. I was the prior CTO/cofounder of a venture-funded social networking startup, have a top-flight education, and have been helping startups with their software needs full-time for almost two years.

I take on a minimal number of clients to ensure high quality and fast turnaround. I specialize in developing complete software solutions and in solving hard-to-solve problems. Clients have hired me for projects involving:

Custom Backend Architecture | REST API Development | Desktop Software | Search | Database Architecture | Automated Classification | Scaling/Performance Testing | Low-level Hardware Interfacing

I have studied and interned at top-flight institutions such as Caltech (Computation & Neural Systems), Microsoft (Windows Search), Google Summer of Code (Neural Networks), Purdue University (Computer Engineering), Two US National Laboratories (Parallel Computing & Bioinformatics), and the US Dept. of Homeland Security (Fellow).

Shoot me an email at dan@danwilhelm.com with more about your project and I will get back with you promptly. Also check out more of my work at http://danwilhelm.com.

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brandonhsiao 10 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (preferred) or SF

http://brandonhsiao.com/code.html / bh@brandonhsiao.com

I'm a Python programmer who makes websites. Given a choice I use web.py + PostgreSQL, but I can use just about anything--PHP, RoR, Clojure with Noir, whatever. I usually deploy with lighttpd. I use vim.

I will take your larval idea and build a working MVP/prototype from scratch. It'll work, look nice, and run smoothly on your server.

Stuff I've made: http://robotgame.net | http://coinbluff.com | http://mypinnings.com | http://dicemonk.com

Usually clients come to me with an idea for me to build their initial prototype. During this stage I work at a fixed price (usually $1,000$3,000) with a fixed deadline (usually roughly 13 weeks away). At the beginning we'll decide a list of features to be built and a few milestone payments.

After the prototype is done, I'm happy to keep working. At this stage I charge an hourly rate of $75/hour. For every edit or update you want, I'll tell you how long it'll take (sometimes just a couple minutes) and you can decide if you want it or not. Every time the edits add up to an hour I'll send you an invoice.

If you need additional, substantial features, I can either work at an hourly rate, or we can decide a new fixed price.

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almost 12 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Brighton, UK. London, UK. Remote.

Freelance developer based in Brighton in the UK (50 minutes from London). I am flexible, resourceful and reliable and I can help you turn your ideas into reality. I can build mobile and web apps as well as fun things involving custom hardware. I can build prototypes or full apps on my own but also happy to work as part of a team (and I have a bunch of great

people I work with if you need help putting together one).

I work a lot with Python (often with Django) and JavaScript (Node.JS and browser) to build rich client browser based and mobile apps. I also do hardware based projects, I have experience with coding in Assembly and C on various micro controllers and Arduino development.

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

Some recent projects:

- The software and technical design for a "magic mirror" that was used at London Fashion Week. Behind the scenes it was built with 15 network Raspberry Pis with camera modules. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/london-fashion-week

- An iPad app for a medical company for quick lookup of drug interactions. This was built with HTML5 and made use of Angular.JS.

- A web app for a training company to provide complete courses online combing video, slides and quiz's.

- Lead developer on a team building a collaboration application featuring a RESTful API and browser and mobile clients. See

http://thisisdrum.com and see also a talk I gave on some of the tech[1]

- Head pose estimation from a video feed for a interactive store-window display (it superimposed masks over the faces of customers as they looked through the window)

I can show you more of any of these if you're interested.

Some fun stuff I've made recently:

- I solver written in Haskell for the regular expression crossword puzzle that was going round recently https://github.com/almost/regex-crossword-solver

- A location based app (works on desktop but mainly mobile): http://head2.me

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

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

I'd love to talk about your project. Please do get in touch!

Web: http://almostobsolete.net/

Github: https://github.com/almost

Email: tom@almostobsolete.net

Phone: +44 (0) 7951261227

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

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nnnnnn 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (based in LA)

http://nealke.mp

Where I've worked/studied: thoughtbot, ZURB, Coveo, Atlassian, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont McKenna College

Things I do: Back end dev, front end dev, full stack dev, design (I have a partner who designs), code auditing, TDD

My usual stack includes:

* Ruby, Ruby on Rails

* HTML, HAML

* CSS, SASS

* Heroku, AWS

* Javascript, Angular.js, jQuery

* Postgres, Redis, MySQL

* Photoshop, git, ZURB Foundation, Responsive design

Sometimes: Backbone.js, PHP

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

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ashraful 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote Web+Mobile UI designer and front-end developer.

4+ years of experience with designing usable interfaces with a focus on increasing user conversions.

Designed patio11's site which increased his conversion rate and profits:

http://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/04/19/ab-testing-is-frustratin...

http://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/08/06/stripe-and-ab-testing-ma...

Also designed the VideoLAN website and the interface for VLC Media Player for Windows 8:

http://www.videolan.org

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1061646928/vlc-for-the-n...

Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/Jquery.

Knowledge of Ruby, Rails, BackboneJS, Git and Heroku.

Portfolio: http://ashraful.me/work

Pricing: $55/hour

Email: ashrafulsf@gmail.com

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dpmehta02 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area - Remote or Local

Web Developer (Rails) freelancing while I build my startup. In a past life I spent three years as a Data Analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers. I also play around with Machine Learning in my spare time.

I'm open to contract work at a big company, but I particularly enjoy helping startups and founders get their products off the ground. I'm currently working on that problem myself, so I'd like to think I know the pain points and best practices.

Production experience: Ruby/Rails, TDD, Heroku, MySQL/Postgres, jQuery, Bootstrap, Haml, Crawlers, Redis, ElasticSearch, Python, Git, Unix, AWS

Side projects: MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node), Node/Meteor, R, C, Octave/Matlab

dpmehta02[at]gmail[dot]com https://github.com/dpmehta02

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ammmir 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco Bay Area, CA or REMOTE, TRAVEL OK

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 (1-3 months) projects. Available from mid-March.

tech: Objective-C/Cocoa/iOS, node.js, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, C#/.NET, Python, Elixir/Erlang

https://www.pilvy.com | https://github.com/ammmir | amir at pilvy dot com

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Kliment 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote

I do electronics/robotics/firmware development, idea to prototype. Recent projects included small-scale laboratory automation/robot construction, RF reverse engineering, microcontroller audio analysis. Open source hardware projects get priority and lower rates. Email at kliment@0xfb.com or IRC Kliment on the freenode network.

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bendmorris 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote or triangle region, North Carolina

I'm a Haxe/Python developer. I build cross-platform games and apps for the browser (Flash/HTML5), desktop (Windows/Mac/Linux), and mobile devices including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. My secret weapon is Haxe, which allows me to quickly build multiple versions of an app from a single codebase. I'm also proficient with the native languages of these platforms and can build platform-specific extensions, incorporate third-party SDKs, etc.

You've probably heard of Haxe - are you curious if it lives up to the hype? Shoot me a message and we can chat about it.

Here's a recently published Android game (free to check out), which also runs on iOS, desktop, and Flash: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.monsterfac...

My e-mail address is in my profile.

GitHub: https://github.com/bendmorris

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Qworg 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (On Site if Necessary)

Author of Hacking the Kinect (http://amzn.to/1aljFwQ). I'm a robotics guy looking for some side work. I'll solve your robotics problems. I'm out of Cleveland area right now.

Skills: Sensor Fusion, Mathematical Filters, Localization, Planning, Kinematics, Sensors and more. Computer Science is the easiest for me, but I've worked at every level (EE, ME). C/C++, Python, Java, Android, Go, Ladder, etc.

Project Examples:

* Hybrid Safety System (Perception, Sensor Fusion): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Xc4yq-rz0

* 38-Ton Self Driving Mining Trucks (Perception System): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlqV0BNVkKQ

* Paint Stripping Fighter Jets with a High Powered Laser (Sensor Fusion): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKmE2Bu3LqY

Github: https://github.com/Qworg

Email: jeffkramr@gmail.com

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gedrap 13 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - REMOTE

I am a Web developer (AngularJS, PHP, studying RoR) based in Manchester, UK. I am looking for contract work, alongside with my undergrad studies (graduating in July).

I have worked with local startups, remote agencies and with clients directly and I have worked with wide range of projects, from proof-of-concept prototypes as a solo developer to large (6+ months) projects from scratch with a team of developers.

I believe that software engineering is not only about writing code. I am always eager to become more productive, constantly improve the quality of the products by improving my non-technical skills, "Pragmatic Programmer" is one of my favourite books ever!

Recently I have been working a lot on Single-Page Applications, being responsible for both front end and underlying RESTful API.

In the last half a year, I have completed a business critical application for small business which is used daily to complete vital tasks and improve staff efficiency. I have also worked on a healthy restaurants recommendation app (HTML5 + AngularJs application compiled with PhoneGap), custom application to manage shop orders, and others.

Here is a list of some of the projects I have been working on in the last half a year: http://gedrap.me/projects.html

Drop me an email at gediminas.rap@gmail.com and we can talk how I could help you!

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X-Istence 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Denver, Colorado, USA or Remote

I am an experienced software developer with a strong skill set in UNIX/Linux/BSD backend server development in C++ and Python doing high availability, fault tolerant and high scalability architecture. Designed and built custom binary protocols and have used protocol buffers (google protobuf extensively). ZeroMQ experience as well!

I also have extensive experience working with Pyramid (Python web framework), PostgreSQL, and building web applications with JSON/XML data interchanges and the like.

Security while building products is extremely important, and I have a lot of experience building secure software, security in depth, and understanding how systems work on both a macro and micro level to be able to easily figure out how to provide additional security where possible by separating concerns. Along with security knowledge I have built and implemented various projects that made extensive use of cryptography and am familiar with common pitfalls associated with most primitives and how to use them to build secure constructs.

Do you have an interesting challenge for me? Get in touch :-)

bertjw@regeer.orghttp://bertjwregeer.com/ Resume is out of date on the website, contact me directly for an updated copy)

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Oculus 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Toronto/Kitchener or Remote

I'm a full stack web developer based in Toronto/Kitchener.

Skills: AngularJS, Node.js, Express.js, Android, D3.js, jQuery, pure Javascript, Photoshop, PostgreSQL, NginxExperience: 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.

Portfolio: http://stolarsky.com

Github: https://github.com/EmilS

Email: emil.stolarsky@gmail.com

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Mc_Big_G 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco Bay Area / Remote

I specialize in building high quality MVPs for startups. I've had recent clients accepted to Y Combinator and 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 you can trust to lead your project, give me a call.

--

Portfolio: http://www.mcgintech.com

(I can provide the three latest un-launched client sites on request but can't add them to the portfolio yet.)

email: hn@mcgintech.com

phone: 415.857.3347

Matt McGinnis-----

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capex 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Sydney, remote is fine

We are a team of two (UX + Dev) focused on functional design and MVPs. We specialise in building low-fi Rails mockups and prototypes. Looking for a project now, we have very competitive rates.

Get just the view layer if you like, or get it built up to a full MVP. We don't do graphic design.

Get in touch: connect@uifirst.com and I'll reply ASAP.

http://uifirst.com

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gnicholas 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Seeking freelancer

BeeLine Reader uses eye-guiding color gradients to make reading faster and easier.

We are looking for an Android dev to build a toolkit so that other Android developers can easily include our functionality into their apps.

Remote OK, SF Bay Area preferred. If you have a portfolio of apps, please include in your email. You can contact us through our website: www.BeeLineReader.com

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sidmitra 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Freelance Python/Django/jQuery, with extensive experience building e-commerce marketplaces. I have a research background, data analysis, playing around with NLP right now. I run a django dev shop, currently taking gigs for it. Here's my portfolio:

* http://www.cloudshuffle.com/

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

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

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

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

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

* http://www.knowyourbank.com

* http://www.hypedsound.com/ - a music sharing platform.

* 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.

and many more. Ping me for more details.

Github: http://github.com/sidmitra

Homepage: http://www.sidmitra.com

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yegg 12 hours ago 1 reply      
SEEKING FREELANCERS: DuckDuckGo (remote or local in Paoli, PA)

If you're an avid DuckDuckGo user who is excited about what we're trying to accomplish, then check out our hiring page at https://dukgo.com/help/en_US/company/hiring

Right now we're in need of some freelancing help in two areas: 1) devops (using Chef); 2) backend (using Perl).

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dylanrw 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area / Remote - Long or Short Term Consultation

I am a Product Designer (Interaction Design/UI/UX). I have experience relevant to products from iOS & Android to Large Web Platforms. I typically consult on or perform the following:

- Product management - strategy, best practices, team building, implementation.

- Product design - strategy, best practices, team building, process, interaction design, ui design, iconography.

- Front end dev - I tend to build most things I spec at the very least to a minimum in which there is no chance of fidelity loss from prototype to final product. I've also setup processes for growing teams and established best practices for new hires.

- iOS design/dev

info@bvrgroup.us | http://bvrgroup.us | http://dribbble.com/dylanrw

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dirtyaura 10 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Helsinki, Finland / Remote / Travel possible

Full stack developer with product design experience, both web and mobile.

Background in Google, Nokia and startups.

Main stack: modern JavaScript (Angular.js, d3.js, jQuery), Python (Tornado, Django), C++/ObjC, iOS.

I'm looking for short side projects in which I can quickly contribute value to you. I have strong background designing and implementing user interaction, but I've lead a fair share of complex backend projects. I can help you with anything from UI to setting up automated testing and deployment.

If needed I can travel for a week or two at the time.

teemu.kurppa@gmail.com

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avifreedman 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Local (SF Bay area) or remote.

PROJECT: Front-end assistance with graphing interface for real-time and historic network traffic statistics.

WHO WE ARE: CloudHelix is doing a modern network visibility and control platform on top of an in-house postgres-fronted clustered column store database (API is DBI or REST).

OUR CURRENT STACK: jquery, underscore, D3, node, postgres, c, go

We're looking for something a little snazzier than Highcharts or current graphite frontends (either developed or adapted is fine), capable of doing 10-20+ 1-second refresh graphs and ideally with some interactivity in a good-looking dashboard view. Happy to provide access to our beta portal and examples of what we like/dislike and pay for some scoping time.

Could consider hourly, or a first phase of discovery/mockup then agree on a project price.

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Imagenuity 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK -- remote (or L.A./Orange County)

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.

Full-Stack Developer. Front end development in Responsive HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (jQuery, jQuery mobile, JSON), and RESTful APIs built with PHP or Node.js on the server. Emphasis on a strong design to build projects that are simple and attractive.

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  http://github.com/jimbergman  http://stackoverflow.com/users/1678813/jim-bergman
Lets discuss your project - contact: jim at jimbergman.net or http://jimbergman.net/contact/

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frankdenbow 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote (but based out of NYC)

Ruby DeveloperLooking for a Ruby developer to help on StartupThreads, a company that makes custom merchandise for many of your favorite startups. We have a beta release of a new dashboard and API for merchandise distribution that some part time help with code review and pushing a few new features.

Looking for folks with experience with devops & api design ideally.

Javascript / Front End DeveloperLonger term project, building a WYSIWYG tshirt designer tool (similar in basic function to: http://www.customink.com/lab). There are many interesting technical challenges involved that would be fun to work on. Experience with Raphael.js and HTML5 would be ideal.

Contact frank@startupthreads.com

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jbeard4 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER - REMOTE

Are you an expert PhoneGap developer? Do you love to use CSS3 transforms to make user animations buttery smooth? Are you passionate for UX?

I'm the founder of a small consulting company which is developing a cutting edge PhoneGap app. Seeking PhoneGap experts for remote work. Let me know your experience, rates and availability.

Cheers, jake@minnow.io

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neonkiwi 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Toronto or remote

Available for robotics (or just mechanics/just electronics) projects. I have over a decade of embedded experience across a range of microcontrollers, mechanical fabrication and CAD expertise, as well as formal training in human-machine interface design. If you need a quick working prototype, designing a product for manufacturing, or anything in between, I can help.

Examples of past projects include:

* Distributed air flow monitoring system for food production facilities

* Predictor display design and analysis for achieving closed-loop control under high latency of robotic systems in space

* Smartphone-controlled robotic aerial photography platform

* Modelling and visualization tool for a novel greentech device

Email: ori@oribarbut.com

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cleverbaker 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay && Remote. I will travel to meet you in person and work on-site.

Front-End Engineer

My specialties are:

Responsive web apps

Progressive Enhancement

Animations with CSS and JavaScript

My focuses are:

Fast turnaround times

Being in communication (I will always answer my phone)

Integrity

Lately, my interests are:

Working on web apps using Backbone.js with Python/Django or Node.js

Scientific visualization (charts, graphs, and dashboards)

Making team remote work more fulfilling on a human-connection level (I'll fly to meet you and lets have some Google Hangouts!)

Check out http://mibake.co and send me an email.

Cheers!

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albedo 11 hours ago 2 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCERS - NYC area

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!
If that's appealing, you can read more and sign up at: http://getlambda.com/

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-based iOS and Android devs, as well as designers.

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aviraldg 10 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote

Need a solid, secure app on multiple platforms, on a tight deadline? I'm your man.Experience (in order of importance):

- Python + Django/Flask/Web2py (http://eden.sahanafoundation.org)

- Android (contributed to OI File Manager, other OI apps, http://datumdroid.com)

- Frontend Dev

- C++ + Qt

- Pentesting webapps

Contact: me[at]aviraldg.com (prefix subject with 'work', please)

Note: I will only be available next month onwards, but you can negotiate now.

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kingofspain 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote

Hello! Looking to pick up an interesting project or two this month. I'm just as happy on the front or back end so I guess I could be one of them unicorns you hear about! Recent projects have included iOS & Android apps, a charity volunteering app (making use of ChartJS & PhantomJS amongst other things), pretty complex Wordpress site for the NHS, and a bit more...

Skillz and whatnot below...

The Web:

Web site & app dev/design.

* PHP (Codeigniter mostly of late but have worked with all kinds)

* HTML 5 / CSS 3, Javascript / JQuery

* Hand-coded or Bootstrap/Foundation

* Responsive as you like

* API development or integrations

* Wordpress

The App:

iOS and Android app dev/design. I work with Titanium for the most part but I've also used PhoneGap/Cordova in the past.

Most recent iPhone work:

* https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/eatmcr/id384069000

* https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitchup.com-campsite-caravan...

The General:

* Generic sysadmin stuff (VPS setup, AWS & whatnot)

* Worked with all kinds of API's from AWS, Twilio, Stripe, Mailgun, etc etc

* Git or mercurial for source control

Contact details in profile or via my creaky old personal site http://pitbot.net. Happy to supply links and details for recent work and show what I can do for you!

I'm UK based.

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darushimo 10 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Portland, OR / Remote

UX Designer, 4+ yrs experience working on web, tablet/mobile, and other interfaces.

I'm looking for p/t or short projects, ideally for product-focused or SaaS startups.

I work on the whole UX journey, from user interviews, requirements building, and personas to user and site mappings, wireframes, interaction prototypes and user testing. My coding skills can take me to prototyping, not production.

Have done work for Intel, VMware, Columbia Sportswear...and worked at a startup in NYC for 3+ years.

Holler if you want to know more or see work examples. Thanks!

ashimomura@gmail.com

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jasey 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Sydney, Australia

Full stack Web developer and Native Android Developer with 7 years pro exp

> Recent Android project: http://positivethinking.net

> Experience with scaling Wordpress for media & online publishing companies

> AWS, LAMP, Nginx, yii, mongoDB, PHP, Varnish, Memcached and all the other web usual suspects..

> Good eye for design and business focused

> Very much a technology all rounder, I probably have the all required skills to build 100% of your product or MVP on my own

More info and contact at: http://mindfsck.net

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robertsosinski 9 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - NYC

I am an experienced software engineer that has a proven track record of successfully leading complex, highly scalable application build outs. Right now, I am growing a new consultancy, Reactive.IO http://www.reactive.io and am looking for clients who have difficult technical challenges and need to solve them right the first time.

I have an extensive background in using Ruby/JRuby on Rails, Java/Scala, Erlang, JavaScript/Node.js, PostgreSQL, and Amazon Web Services to build highly concurrent real-time API services and interactive single-page interfaces. I have routinely hired new software teams and worked with them to architect complex systems and create effective software development processes.

I also help companies build a technical strategy to ensure they start with, and transition to, technology that best fits their ever changing business needs. Furthermore, I have been a proponent of agile software development for over 10 years and excel at structuring product ideas into attainable sprints.

Between my engineering and management experience, my focus is to always reduce your company's technical risk. By having the right technology mix, partners, and people in play; you can then rely on your software to grow every aspect of your business.

To learn more about my background, please look at the following links and feel free to reach out to me at robert.sosinski@reactive.io anytime.

Company: http://www.reactive.io

Blog: http://www.robertsosinski.com

GitHub: http://github.com/robertsosinski

Angel List: http://angel.co/robertsosinski

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

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joshmlewis 14 hours ago 1 reply      
SEEKING WORK - SF and Greenville, SC or remote

I am a designer focusing in user interface and user experience. I also specialize in landing pages and optimizing ecommerce sites.

I have worked with YC companies, Harvard startups, and all sorts of other businesses.

I have a limited portfolio on dribbble at http://dribbble.com/joshmlewis.

Email hi @ josh.ml

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edparadis 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Seattle, WA, USA or Remote

Unity 3D C# developer for over three years, specializing in serious games, educational games, training simulations. I'm also interested in plain ol' regular games.

I've shipped products on Windows desktop and iOS. I can also build for OS X desktop and WebPlayer.

I've worked with artists and educational specialists to design interactions and generally end up doing more than simply programming.

Recently I've been working with the Oculus Rift, Vuzix AR glasses, and the Epson AR glasses. I've worked with OpenCV to roll and AR system from scratch, as well.

In a past life I was an electrical engineer, so I have experience with electronics, microcontrollers, robotics, etc. More importantly, I bring a solid real-time system perspective to the table.

Contact info, past projects I'm allowed to share, and other neat things at www.edparadis.com

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dolphenstein 13 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in Perth, Australia)

I'm one of those right-brain centric big picture thinkers, so I have a knack for joining the dots between disparate systems and coming up with novel solutions. I'm a full stack developer but I have a preference for the frontend, particularly AngularJS.

Here's a quick laundry list of technologies that are fresh in my cranium:

Frontend: HTML5(canvas, filesystem ...), AngularJS, KineticJS, Bootstrap, Less, Facebook & Twitter API

Backend: Play!, web2py, Google App Engine

Languages: javascript, java, python tcl

Couple of things I've built:

http://www.facetache.com

http://www.meatinapark.com.au

Currently working on this:

http://pokerstoker.com/ (Can provide a link to the demo)

E-mail: andrew@andrewdyster.com

More info at http://AndrewDyster.com/

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wprl 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm William Riley-Land, software engineer, and founder of Kun.io App Studio LLC. https://linkedin.com/in/willprl

I am the author of an open source module called Baucis https://github.com/wprl/baucis

I personally perform software development and coding using Node.js, MongoDB, and Backbone.

I bring 10+ years of professional software development experience to the table, as well as about 3 years of experience with Mongo and Node.

I'm also looking to work with an assistant developer for various project management and systems admin tasks.

Please visit http://kunio.acuityscheduling.com or email me at william@kun.io if you would like to talk about a project or collaboration.

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ancientworldnow 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote: Atlanta

It's mostly developers posting here, but I thought I'd reach out from the post production world.

I'm a colorist with lots of experience in music videos, commercial, short and long form narrative. Experience with major brands/networks/artists (MTV, ESPN, BET, Coke, Sony, Chevy, Janelle Monae, Diplo, Travis Porter, etc). Knowledge of Alexa, Epic, F65, etc. Fully calibrated DaVinci suite with RAIDs, LTO, etc.

http://davidtorcivia.com

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karussell 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER, remote possible.

We:

GraphHopper is a young Open Source project and we provide an efficient alternative to commercial routing software. GraphHopper uses OpenStreetMap as data source and is fast, platformindependent and very flexible.

We offer commercial support and consulting for GraphHopper. We are looking for a Java developer per project and later if desired also for long-term employment. With us you work directly on GraphHopper or for our customers. You'll find more details on graphhopper.com or just email us!

You:

You have a passion for fast algorithms and you have solid Java knowledge. You don't fear topics like GIS or graph algorithms and you like working in a remote team from home office. Additionally you should have no fear in applying or learning TDD, as well as contributing in the open.

http://graphhopper.com/#contact

http://graphhopper.com/public/jobs/java-dev.html

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GrahamL 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Boulder, CO/Remote

Front-end oriented programmer with a zeal to ship. I have around 20 hours of availability per week coming up I'm looking to fill. Looking for opportunities to collaborate and build something great from start to finish.

Lots of experience in Ember.js, a bit in Angular too. Also experienced in automating deploys using GruntJS and Capistrano. I've also worked extensively on the Magento eCommerce platform.

Backend languages include Ruby/Rails and PHP. Misc. languages: Bash, MySQL, MongoDB.

Let's talk about your goals, shoot me an email: graham@branchlabs.com

https://github.com/GLips

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PawelDecowski 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK Remote (am based in London for meetings if needed)

Im a web guy and can do both design and development. HTML, CSS, LESS, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, etc.

Ive worked with businesses like Buzzdeck, Shoply, Kobalt and many more.

I also do open source stuff. Im the creator of jQuery Credit Card Validator (http://jquerycreditcardvalidator.com) and Forrst Like Button (http://forrstbutton.com).

Get in touch at: pawel.decowski@gmail.com

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timrogers 13 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote

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.

Apart from that, I have plenty of general Ruby experience, working with clients from charities to web hosting companies. I'm not afraid to work in Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3, and am happy to negotiate on price to find an arrangement that works for you.

https://github.com/timrogers http://timrogers.co.uk/portfolio

Think I can help? Drop me a line at me@timrogers.co.uk.

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dmn001 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - UK, remote yes.

Hi, I am a freelancer based in UK and a few years experience doing web scraping. I use Perl and Python and databases MongoDB and MySQL, and cloud services for web crawling such as Amazon EC2.

I am currently quite busy, you can contact me by email here: dmn001 [at] gmail [dot] com

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johnhess 9 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Chicago, Boston or Austin (Data Science)

I turn raw data into answers for your business. If you have the data, great. If not, I'll instrument your business to collect that data.

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PAST PROJECTS:

* Real-time high-frequency trading dashboards that make six-figure returns. This included building and deploying a distributed system for processing hundreds of data streams in dozens of ways.

* Directly advised the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on policy for rolling out telehealth. Advice based on dozens of interviews and the analysis of millions of deployment and medical records.

* Used AI to find the few hundred relevant records among hundreds of thousands when working with research physicians at a Boston area hospital.

* More projects and details at http://datademystified.com/

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I thrive in startups but have also worked in government and academia. I've studied engineering and policy at MIT & Michigan. I have experience keeping sensitive data safe (incl. classified, HIPAA and Fortune 50 highly confidential).

Email me at john@jthess.com with your business questions and I'd be happy to set up a time to chat.

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gk1 11 hours ago 1 reply      
SEEKING WORK - NYC or Remote

I help start-ups and e-commerce sites get more users from their traffic at a lower cost of acquisition. How? I analyze your conversion funnel and then use A/B testing and other tactics to improve conversion rates.

More info, case studies, and testimonials here: http://www.gkogan.co

Contact me directly at greg[at]gkogan[dot]co, or call me at +1 917 575 9535.

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mattcollins 11 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER: London, UK (No remote.)

We're a successful London-based startup that is building the future of craft hobbies online. We're developing some fun, innovative models of community, commerce and content, along with great technology to underpin that.

We're looking for one or two seasoned, full-stack PHP developers to help us architect and build from the ground up a key new system for us, likely using Symfony2 or similar.

The project is for 3-6 months+, starting ASAP.

Please contact me at matt[at]broadmargins[dot]com if you'd like to learn more.

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kclay 12 hours ago 1 reply      
SEEKING WORK - San Antonio, TX or REMOTE - keyston [at] conceptual-ideas.com

Full-stack software engineer with 7+ years of experience specializing in backend development as well as Android Development.

Languages: Python,PHP, JavaScript, Java,Scala,HTML5,Less,Sass,ActionScript 3/Flex

Platforms: Android, Shopify,WordPress

Frontend : JavaScript (Vanilla, jQuery, Backbone.js, Handlebars,Node.js),HTML5,Less,Sass,Bootstrap,Foundation

Backend : Play!,Django,Kohana,Codeigniter,Node.js,Php,Akka,Spray.io, Netty

Environments: LAMP stack, NginX, Linux,Wowza,AWS

http://ihaveinternet.com/portfolio/

http://github.com/kclay

Pet project - a Scala driver for RethinkDB -https://github.com/kclay/rethink-scala

Hourly and Contract(short/mid/long term) Jobs welcomed

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bliti 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - [California][Remote]

Full stack development with an emphasis on APIs and mobile clients.

- Python, Django, Flask.- PHP- Objective-C- Javascript / HTML / CSS- Nosql(MongoDB) | SQL (PostgreSql, MySQL, SQLite)

Will only work with USA based clients. Refer to my profile for contact information.

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mikeihbe 7 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote / SF

MustWin is a San Francisco based consultancy that specializes in the rapid design and development of successful web and mobile applications. Companies hire us to create their minimally viable products (MVP), implement their go to market strategies, increase the velocity of their teams, launch new features, and augment their in house expertise.

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Ethos: http://mustwin.com/ethos

Testimonials: http://mustwin.com/#case-studies

Shoot us an email: we@mustwin.com

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neilxdsouza 10 hours ago  replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote

We are a team of 3 startup founders, looking for work to self fund.

Our skillset -

- Backend Programming:Frameworks: Node/{Express,Sails}, Python/{Django,Flask}, PHP/Laravel Databases: MongoDB, Postgres, redis, memcached

- Frontend:HTML/CSS/BootStrap:

- Javascript frameworks: Angular/Backbone

startupguys.github.io

Email: nxd_in at yahoo dot com

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Ask HN: Do you call yourself Ninja/Hacker?
2 points by paukiatwee  2 hours ago   5 comments top 5
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elviejo 8 minutes ago 0 replies      
I like the term Software Developer.

I wont apply to any job post with the words Ninja or Rockstar.

Hacker... I would read it.

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krapp 1 hour ago 0 replies      
No.

If you have to call yourself a hacker, you probably aren't one.

And if you call yourself a ninja, you're doing it wrong.

Whenever I see that kind of thing in a job posting it always seems like an effort to be exploitative.

... of course I never qualify for any of those jobs but then I would never call myself a hacker or a ninja or rock star anyway.

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edavis 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I'm transported back to 2008 whenever I hear "Ninja." Same with "Rockstar."

"Hacker" doesn't bother me.

Developer, Programmer, Designer, Engineer. Stick with the fundamentals.

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jfb 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I find it embarrassing, but I chalk it up to a lack of experience. I always assumed that "hacker", as a term of regard and a social signal, could only be granted by others -- it was gauche to use it to refer to oneself.

Me, I write programs.

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adamredwoods 40 minutes ago 0 replies      
i prefer the term "desk jockey".
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Ask HN: HN is so unstable these days
9 points by yeukhon  8 hours ago   5 comments top 3
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jeffmould 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Same here. Get it about 2-3 times a day, but when I refresh the page all works fine. For me it says it is a Cloudflare issue.
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ColinWright 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I asked the same thing a week ago:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7276780

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wjossey 7 hours ago 1 reply      
I'd take a hunch and say it's not Cloudflare, but rather cloudflare having link issues back to HN. Given that all the HN traffic likely proxies through Cloudflare, you're seeing a custom down page when Cloudflare can't complete the request.
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Ask HN: How does your product/service improve quality of life?
3 points by rblion  4 hours ago   1 comment top
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esbranson 3 hours ago 0 replies      
> Just curious to see what people are working on.

I am working on developing a toolchain for consumption of Akoma Ntoso legal documents, my first target being NLTK for some natural language processing. I have not released anything really usable as-of-yet.

(I had to choose a file format that could support everything, and it seems that every player is hellbent on creating their own custom XML format, so I chose something with international appeal and government backing. Mind you I only discovered Akoma Ntoso like 4 months ago, and I've been working on this since like 2009-2010 when California was forced in a lawsuit to allow people to download the law, which was as far as I can tell the first time any law was downloadable in bulk for free on the Internet. It also started out as a learning experience in programming more than anything else, trying different techniques and APIs etc.)

> How does your product/service improve quality of life?

My hope is that my work improves your quality of life by helping keep you sane, out of prison, and focused on things that matter.

* California Codes: ~ 150,000 sections

* United States Code: ~ 50,000 or something

* Code of Federal Regulations: ~ 20,000 or something

* California Code of Regulations: ~ 15,000 or something

Keep in mind that you won't know a section will not send you to prison until after you've read it. And let's not lie: you've never read it.

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Ask HN: What are the best ways to cope with startup stress?
3 points by sanchitbareja  5 hours ago   1 comment top
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reechRaghu 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Exercise. Make sure you to get that Serotonin when you can.
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Ask HN: Kicked out by co-founders what are my options?
35 points by anon29022014  7 hours ago   47 comments top 22
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drewcrawford 6 hours ago 1 reply      
I'm not a lawyer.

1. Run, don't walk, to the copyright office and register. It costs $35, you can do it online, and if you do it in time it puts you in a better negotiating position. I'm not going to walk through the legal situation here, just do it. Your lawyer will thank you.

2. If you think owning the IP was a provision of the accelerator deal, you could probably brick the deal by writing to the accelerator yourself and pointing out that you own the IP. I wouldn't do that without a lawyer's ok, but I would definitely make a threat as one software engineer to another to the founders that it's within your power to contact the accelerator and see if the cofounders blink.

3. Is the IP being used by them right now? And how is it being used? There are potentially some strategies there but I would need more details. If you don't want to share that information here then lawyer up.

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greattypo 5 hours ago 4 replies      
I'm surprised by all the people telling you to lawyer up; that's silly. If you want revenge, by all means, get a lawyer, get them kicked out of their accelerator, and make sure the venture goes nowhere. The odds of the venture being successful are so slim if I were you, I'd sit back, relax, and wait to see if anything comes of it. If by some miracle its successful, you'll have plenty of negotiating leverage to bring them back to the table and find something fair.
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pbiggar 6 hours ago 2 replies      
They're in serious trouble without the IP assignment. If they want the IP, they should pay you for it.

If they go ahead without the IP, and rewrite, then they shouldn't pay you for it.

You've tried to play nice, its lawyer time now. Get the lawyer to post a letter, you can probably pretty quickly agree to a small equity stake, such as 3-5%. That's a small enough amount that they'll just agree to it, a large enough number that it'll pay you off if the company goes somewhere. It seems roughly fair for the amount of work you put in.

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calbear81 6 hours ago 1 reply      
The first step is to talk to a lawyer and stop talking about details here. Most likely, it will be resolved through negotiation, especially if a lawsuit may hamper their ability to move forward with the accelerator they applied to. Also, start pulling together all documents/evidence related to the work you've done including emails, powerpoints, records of work done at the hackathon, etc.
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al2o3cr 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Best option: celebrate finding out that your former partners were going to rip you off before you'd put in two or three more years of work.
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justincormack 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Don't work with them again. Forget about it. Document it, and if they are successful you can always threaten them. They probably won't be. If its worthwhile and you really want to, you can carry on working on it, though I would be careful, probably start again.
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bhousel 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Save all correspondence. Wait until they are about to do a billion dollar exit, then get a lawyer and threaten to tank their deal. Settle with them for FU money.
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eli 6 hours ago 1 reply      
You appear to be asking a legal question, which means you absolutely 100% need to speak to a lawyer. You must not rely on advice from strangers on the internet. People posting here don't even know what jurisdiction you're in; they can't possibly be providing you with the best legal advice. Most good lawyers will give you a consultation for free. Take them up on it!
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nanidin 5 hours ago 0 replies      
You could just let the idea develop, and if it turns out successful, pull a Winklevoss and reap the benefits without doing any more actual work on the project...
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primitivesuave 6 hours ago 0 replies      
The legal path is difficult and very subjective. If you used github or some other kind of version control, make sure you keep the repository history intact in its original form.

If there's no money behind this idea, you're probably not going to get paid regardless of whether there was a written agreement in place. This is assuming you did the one base step of forming an LLC or corporation - if not, they can be personally liable for paying you as an employee.

Sorry you got burned, it happens to the best of us. Good luck on your future ventures - the best revenge is to be way more successful than those two.

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vinceguidry 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Crappy situation.

If you're a developer about to go into business with non-devs, especially young people who haven't started anything before, you need to be aware that the fact that "without you, they have nothing" isn't going to do you any favors. If you don't take a leadership position and continuously maintain that position, they are going to look at you like you work for them. Then get all mad and afraid when you start making demands that you think are personally reasonable to make given your status as the pig and theirs as chickens.

Once that starts happening, you're in for a rough ride. These interpersonal dynamics make startups much harder than you'd think they should be. I don't think that people like Peter Thiel quite appreciate this when they recommend going into business as a good alternative to college. Experience really does count for a lot and if you don't have it, you could easily find yourself in situations like this, where suddenly you have to lawyer up on people you thought were your friends.

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chasing 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Save that IP transfer agreement (unsigned). It indicates that they think you own the IP. Useful if push comes to shove.
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majc2 6 hours ago 0 replies      
1. Tell them you're going to tell the accelerator about the IP dispute

2. Just tell the accelerator that you believe they're infringing your IP.

3. In future, get some form of paperwork signed early - I've used http://www.seedcamp.com/2011/09/seedhack-founders-collaborat... in the past.

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alain94040 5 hours ago 0 replies      
It looks like you had agreed to an advisor position, so why are you feeling ripped-off now?

It's pretty clear that there is a disagreement about how to run the business, and some of the team members would rather get funding, possibly so they can hire more obedient developers.

Every time I get asked about such a scenario, I ask the same question: who of the team is most likely to take this idea to success without the others? Are you the one who is repraceable? It looks like two founders think so.

At this stage, my strongest recommendation is to leave your ego out of it. Do you believe in the chances of the current team? If so, join them and leverage your IP for the best deal. If not, move on and don't look back.

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gnicholas 4 hours ago 0 replies      
It is possible that your team orally established a partnership (see http://business.ca.gov/StartaBusiness/DefiningaBusiness/Gene... if you're in CA). State law will determine what interest each of the partners has in the event that no written agreement exists that lays this out. You should definitely talk to a friend who is a lawyer, or reach out through LinkedIn to find one you can trust. Good luck, and feel free to find me at gmail if you want to chat further.
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ashreef 5 hours ago 1 reply      
1. Don't get angry, and never do something stupid

2. Send them email clarifying all your rights/claims and list all what they need to do to compensate you (money? ask higher than what you want)

3. if they start negotiating the numbers, start negotiating till you reach a good deal that satisfy you. (negotiate slowly, no equations, and always get advice from friends who have good negotiation skills)

4. if friendly negotiations fail, ask your lawyer to take legal action.

A best practice is to have a lawyer from day one. it's a lot of money but worth it. (always ask your lawyer before saying/doing something. your lawyer's job is to prevent you from doing something stupid).

Also, don't let that stop you from moving forward with your life. you built something once, and you will do better with your next startup.

[Been there, done that]

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yeukhon 6 hours ago 0 replies      
> After 7 weeks I've chased them a few times and received a single request to meet in person (I declined as I want written records of all exchanges).

You can do this in person, with video tape and an attorney witnessed it. No?

Write to the accelerator organization and get an attorney to handle this matter.

I might even go as far as revaling their names and make this into a public issue. The more pressure they receive from your side, the more willing they will work with you. But that's dangerous so use that as last resort.

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zik 5 hours ago 0 replies      
They probably already read YC so when they read this and see all the potential avenues you have against them they're going to come running with some kind of settlement I'd say.
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saaaaaam 5 hours ago 0 replies      
You can spend time and money fighting for this, which may well land you with a small percentage of a company that may or may not go somewhere - and a small percentage that will doubtless be diluted over time - or you can move on with your life and forego that stress and expense.

Only you know how far the project can go with what, to be honest, sounds a fairly chaotic group of people steering it. If you really think it's worth fighting about then go for it, with the awareness that you may expend time, money and emotional effort but still end up with nothing much. Otherwise, move on and make something else, and something better.

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balls187 5 hours ago 0 replies      
What is your desired outcome?
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fsk 5 hours ago 0 replies      
What is your estimate on the value of the startup? If it isn't much, write it off as a learning experience and move on.

The amount you pay a lawyer might be more than the value of your shares in the startup.

If they are dishonest, being a minority shareholder in their startup isn't worth much anyway. There's too many ways for them to cheat/dilute you later.

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ahp 1 hour ago 0 replies      
start over; build it better than they are.
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Ask HN: Where are the 750k Bitcoins lost by Mt. Gox?
199 points by pmcpinto  1 day ago   187 comments top 3
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deweller 1 day ago 12 replies      
In November of 2011 Mt. Gox demonstrated control of 500k BTC.

I followed the 500,000 BTC for a bit beginning at https://blockchain.info/tx/b269bf1b82dae8a61f7f91dbf7a9d807e....

The coins move around and small amounts are sent away, but the majority ends up back in Mt. Gox's main (hot) wallet. This repeats a few times until the majority is paid back to the main Mt.Gox address.

Here is the transaction where it starts to get interesting:

https://blockchain.info/tx/478ea915aa3a2e54503c43e1c5659722b...

What's left of the 500,000 (429.9k) is split into roughly half and sent to 2 new address. And then each of those address splits the coins in half and sends to two new address.

The end result is that the 429k was split again and again until the funds are split into many addresses, each of which now contain less than 1,000 BTC each. I stopped following the transactions there.

Why take 429k and split it into many addresses each containing less than 1,000 BTC each?

I'd like to see someone trace all of these coins and see if they end up coming together somewhere or show a pattern.

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brudgers 1 day ago 0 replies      
I suspect that the bitcoins have been exchanged for something else and are back circulating around. The beauty of the heist is that any bitcoin in circulation invariably passes through transactions where the parties have a compelling interest in not being attached to the transaction.

After finding a stolen bitcoin, unravelling its history back to the Mt. Gox Heist is likely to meet a wall of resistence - e.g. if it passed through Silk Road the parties on both sides will be reluctant to come forward and provide information.

In terms of a tort, is it civil or criminal? Was the loss of the coins by Mt. Gox simply an unsatisfactory business transaction? Supposing there was a theft, how should the bitcoins be valued? By the amount of storage space they consume, by the cost of the resources required to create them? If by some market price, which one - some average at the time of their creation, at the time of their loss, at the time of their recovery, or at the time of the prosecution? Many of those values are zero.

Finally, how many of Mt. Gox's customers are going to come forward and claim ownership if such claims are accompanied by a risk of being asked "And how came you to acquire these bitcoins?"

Unlike fiat currency, no government has an interest in supporting the agreed upon fiction that bitcoins are not a fiction. Stealing cash is a crime because the government has an interest in cash being an asset.

The problem with cryptocurrency is the proportion of black and grey market interests it attracts. With bitcoin, they were there first and good citizens second. Separating good citizens from their money was always going to be an attractive option, probably more attractive than separating participants in the black and grey markets from theirs given the greater potential for more serious reprisals which might accompany theft.

It's been over since the first Bitcoin story on NPR.

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bushido 1 day ago  replies      
With the possibility of getting down voted into oblivion.

The BTC lost/stolen are all available within blockchain/public ledger. Depending on who stole them, it would probably be distributed within multiple very smaller transaction.

It my be traceable, but likely unrecoverable, because this is a feature of Bitcoin. In other words authorities and forensic enthusiasts can find the BTC but they are most likely lost at the same time.

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Tell HN: Digital Ocean IP addresses largely blacklisted by MIPSpace
7 points by exratione  14 hours ago   1 comment top
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dangrossman 12 hours ago 0 replies      
If you care about e-mail delivery, you won't send it from a VPS or virtual server anywhere. You'll have the same problem anywhere it's easy for someone with the same shared IP space to set up an account with a prepaid or stolen credit card and send a bunch of spam before being caught.

Use SendGrid or Mandrill. Mandrill is free for up to 12,000 e-mails per month then it's just pocket change per thousand. You can point Sendmail at their SMTP server and your apps will send mail through that without any code changes.

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Ask HN: How can I convince clients to pay me in Bitcoin and is it a good idea?
6 points by zacinbusiness  18 hours ago   10 comments top 5
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patio11 16 hours ago 1 reply      
You should not attempt to make this sale.

Serious companies will not pay you in Bitcoin. Serious companies disproportionately can actually attempt to pay market rates for engineering services. Signaling desire to be paid in Bitcoin tells serious companies "I do not wish to do business with serious companies." and, while it won't convince them to pay you in Bitcoin since no power under earth or heaven will do that, it might convince their decisionmakers to go with someone who is not a joker for their professional services. This will cause you to systematically get paid far below-market rates for your services.

Why won't serious companies pay you in Bitcoin? Let us count the reasons:

1) Why should they? They already have a bank account, which can issue checks and wires. This is what they use to pay substantially everyone.

2) They have layers of processes and scar tissue built up around payments, precisely to make sure that something like "And then the bookkeeper looted 80% of our assets without us knowing it" could never happen. None of these processes contemplate Bitcoin. They're the bones and sinews of the company. You will not succeed in changing them from the outside. As tptacek how likely you are to even alter fairly inconsequential details of a large company's procurement process, like how long it takes them to physically issue a physical check which all parties know only actually takes a minute of typing and Ctrl-P to create.

3) Serious companies have serious professional advisors like lawyers and accountants, and serious professional advisors are very risk adverse. They're going to come up with all sorts of perfectly serious reasons why issuing payments in Bitcoin is a high-risk low-reward activity. For instance, in Japan, you need to keep your books in yen. That's non-negotiable. Even if the numbers you use for management of the company in something really exotic like dollars, the official books must be in yen, and the National Tax Agency will occasionally ask you for line-by-line justifications. Your accountant is going to hear "Bitcoin transaction" and start trying to fit that into double-entered yen based bookkeeping, and if he actually understands what Bitcoin is doing, he's going to say "This sounds like a whole heck of a lot of work. Why don't we just pay them via wire transfer like we always do? Also, I'm having difficulty valuing 100 BTC for the purpose of paying withholding taxes on our payment to him. I sort of don't want to lose my license for assisting with tax evasion -- can we please pay with a wire transfer?"

If you desire to speculate in Bitcoin, you can acquire it in the same fashion as you buy Magic Cards, Beanie Babies, or shares in Google: get paid in dollars, then buy the thing from people who sell it for dollars. (I would feel negligent if I did not say "But you should not speculate in Bitcoin.")

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onion2k 18 hours ago 1 reply      
As a little thought experiment, imagine someone who you buy services from told you that they wanted to be paid in Burmese kyats. That's the currency of Burma, a country with a population of 50 million people e.g. it's bigger than Bitcoin. Would you bother buying their service? Probably not. It'd be far too much hassle. Bitcoin is exactly the same - if you're interested in it then you've researched it, learnt about it, and perhaps bought it using a secure service and stored it in an offline wallet. If you aren't interested in it, you might have heard of it, but nothing more than that, so the steps you'd need to take to buy from you would be ridiculous.
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impendia 16 hours ago 1 reply      
Right now, you don't.

Currently, having watched the whole Mt. Gox fiasco unfold, and having read from at least one HN poster who lost over US$100,000 worth of bitcoins, I wouldn't touch bitcoins with a 100-foot pole. I understand it's safe if [list of conditions which I 80% understand], but that's little consolation to me.

But certainly there is no harm in giving clients the option.

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nkuttler 17 hours ago 1 reply      
Don't try to convince anybody. Just present it as an option, maybe with a small reduction.
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EliRivers 15 hours ago 0 replies      
I know very little about specifically convincing people to give me money, but I do know that when I want someone to do something, I need to make it easy. The ideal is to make it so easy that it's harder NOT to do it.

By trying to get paid in bitcoin, you'll be making it difficult for people to give you money. All else being equal, this is a very bad idea.

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Newegg just switched everyone's reviews to use their name on record
16 points by Glyptodon  1 day ago   2 comments top 2
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Glyptodon 1 day ago 0 replies      
Just to clarify, I filled out a review a couple days ago and put in a 'name' to use for the review like always. Today I logged in to track shipping on something unrelated and discovered it used first name, last initial instead. There's a new control panel option for 'anonymous' reviews, but there was no notification of this change. To be honest, it's not the end of the world, but it was a shock and just felt wrong.

If you look at the pages for a product with lots of reviews like this gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131..., you can see that even on the 36th page you still see firstname last initial.

And apologies if this happened a while ago/isn't new and I just didn't notice.

Update: The option to go anonymous also doesn't seem to be working.

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RexRollman 1 day ago 0 replies      
No warning seems odd.
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Ask HN: What are the best Linux-based laptops?
9 points by sadanapalli  1 day ago   13 comments top 9
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lsiebert 4 hours ago 0 replies      
I use a ThinkPad. Mine is a t530, and a good balance of the things I want. 16gb ram and a discrete video card are nice.

Best is vague. Best bang for your buck? Best ultra portable? Best workstation? Best battery life?

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fingerprinter 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I've stuck to ThinkPads. They are great....or were great. They recently changed the keyboard (bad) and also got rid of the physical mouse buttons (NOOOOOO! BAD LENOVO!).

With those gone, there isn't anything particularly compelling about the current ThinkPads. In that case, just pick most anything and go with it. Ubuntu should run great on most anything these days.

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cjbprime 1 day ago 2 replies      
ThinkPads have a historically good reputation because kernel developers tend to use them. But as trouserpants says, almost all of the machines from major manufacturers will work fine.
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thekevan 1 day ago 0 replies      
Honestly, I just install it and don't pay much attention to the brand of the machine. The issues I have had installing an OS seem to be about even whether I am installing Windows or Ubuntu.

The only issue I had with my Toshiba Satellite P855-S5312 was getting around secure boot, which is easier now. I've been running Ubuntu on it for about 15 months with no issues.

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trouserpants 1 day ago 2 replies      
Are you aware that you can install a Linux distribution on just about any hardware? System76 are OK, I've never been wowed by them. Realistically, I would just go with a Thinkpad, unbeatable keyboard and great build quality (though lately Lenovo has been messing up on both of those
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aosmith 1 day ago 0 replies      
I just bought an x1 carbon and loaded it with ubuntu. Just about everything worked out of the box, less microphone mute button and sleep button. It's pretty flawless and hands down the fastest machine I've owned. Battery life is also awesome (5-6 hours).
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lbarrett 1 day ago 0 replies      
I got the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. I like it.
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Ask HN: What is the best book that you've ever read on Product Design and UX?
3 points by ibsathish  20 hours ago   4 comments top 3
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eswat 3 hours ago 0 replies      
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman [http://www.amazon.com/Design-Everyday-Things-Donald-Norman/d...]

Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web by Lukas Mathis [http://www.amazon.com/Designed-Use-Create-Interfaces-Applica...]

Dont Make Me Thing by Steve Krug would have been my third.

I dont believe any of these emphasize minimalism, and Im not sure what help youre looking for in that regard?

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aj_mihalic 17 hours ago 1 reply      
Lean UX by O'Reilly Media- This is a good read for a better understanding of the lean UX principles but seems to focus on teams with a few more resources than a startup. However, many of the principles can work within a startup if adjusted to account for it.

http://www.amazon.com/Lean-UX-Applying-Principles-Experience...

Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug- This is one of my favcorites. Steve challenges you to really think about how you are building a product (mostly web) so that your users have the most frictionless experience possible and ensureing that things are made obvious to them.

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Make-Think-Revisited-Usability/dp...

Why We Buy by Paco Underhill- This book isn't so much about web or digital focused UX as it is for physical space. Specifically, retail. It gives you great insight into the thought processes behind consumers and how some stores take this into account when designing their own store layouts. Very interesting read for any UX Designer.

http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Buy-Shopping--Updated-Internet/...

Storytelling for User Experience by Whitney Quesenbery & Kevin Brooks- This one I grabbed tidbits of useful info out of here and there. Gives you a better understanding on just how to better build user stories for your product as well as usability testing etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-User-Experience-Whitney-Q...

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SixSigma 19 hours ago 0 replies      
The Humane Interface, Jeff Raskin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Humane_Interface

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Ask HN: Any Coders on HN working in the Caribbean
10 points by wilsonfiifi  1 day ago   9 comments top 2
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batoure 1 day ago 2 replies      
I worked remotely for a US based software company on the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean for most of 2010 while my girlfriend taught there. It was pretty fantastic, The major challenge was as you might expect... connection speed and stability. As you can see from the map most of the islands have fiber jump offs:

http://www.connectinghaiti.com/

but the challenge is in how local governments regulate them. At the time that I was working there the very best internet money could buy as a consumer on our island was only about 4 MB which made certain types of things challenging. luckily I worked with a company that was in love with the idea of distributed teams, so they maintained virtual desktops in the United States that people could connect to do things where the slow bandwidth might mess with something important. Mainly things like executing code with our main data warehouse.

Another thing that you run into is access to a good consumer electronics market. If I am trying to get setup to work from home in the US it is easy to solve little problems, I can order things online and get them the next day or if I am impatient I can go directly to the store and buy usually exactly what I want to solve the problem. This won't be the case when you live on a small island, stores hit the general notes but if you are looking for something specific that you will know will solve a problem you may be disappointed. This can also be a risk if your primary machine goes down. I am not saying you should pack for the trip like a survivalist, but its important to think about things that could go wrong ahead of time so that you can plan for contingencies. Again my work being more than accommodating direct shipped me several items that I needed and pulled my ass out of the fire.

As to quality of life it can really be amazing. My company generally operated on Pacific time since all of the senior managers lived in California, as a result I would usually get up in the morning go to my surfing lessons lounge a bit then come home at around noon and start working.

As I sit typing this I am really starting to wonder why I ever came back to the US..... ::opens new tab to look at plane tickets::

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ecito 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm starting to work remotely from my sailboat in the Caribbean. It's perfect, I can just pack up from one paradise to the next, taking my office/working area with me. This is after working in NY for a few years and needing a breath of fresh air.

Currently at a marina in Bonaire, close to Venezuela, connected to power/internet to do a remote contract. It's pretty sweet to go freediving or scuba diving a few feet away, then go to the "office" and work my ass off. Afterwards I'll be free again, sailing around for another bunch of months.

Challenges, well the obvious... getting distracted with the outdoors, oh man there is so much to do out there. But the pros are totally worth it and you strive to work hard to keep the lifestyle. If you really want it, everything will work out.

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Ask HN: Who would hire a non-EU foreign Ruby developer in Berlin?
4 points by ohthrowaway  1 day ago   3 comments top 2
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tlubinski 2 hours ago 0 replies      
I listed a few companies here:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7227917

not sure, if they all work with Ruby though.

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albertoprb 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Sponsorpay
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How to create 2D illustration video?
3 points by ztamimi  15 hours ago   2 comments top 2
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poppysan 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Flash is still awesome for animation. After Effects for compositing.
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KhalilK 15 hours ago 0 replies      
a combination of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator for image creation and Adobe After Effects for the animation.
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Tox: next level of Instant Messaging
16 points by hehe_im_a_cutie  1 day ago   12 comments top 7
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deft 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Interested in checking out the Qt client and getting it running on BB10 (not sure if it's been done yet). Don't have much free time as of late sadly. I'll be sure to check out the repo tonight though.
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astonex 1 day ago 0 replies      
Android developer here reporting in to raise awareness. Currently the app is still in heavy development and not ready to be tested by general users, but I'm happy for anyone to submit pull requests for even the tiniest of fixes/changes. Once ready it'll be submitted to F-Droid and eventually Google Play.

If you're a student and wanting to participate in GSoC this year, the android app has been approved as a project. If you'd like to work on this, feel free to contact me (check my github for contact details - I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post them here).

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thelogos 1 day ago 1 reply      
I've been interested in developing a secured p2p messaging app for ios for a while now. Unfortunately, that's held back by my lack of knowledge on cryptography.

It seems that p2p is the way forward for the future of communication. We simply can no longer trust the old centralized server model. At this point, I simply assume that almost everything has a backdoor.

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hehe_im_a_cutie 1 day ago 0 replies      
For those still at university, don't feel afraid to help as well! We over at Tox are part of Google Summer of Code and provide a great opportunity to work on Tox under a knowledgeable mentor.

Check out http://wiki.tox.im/Google_Summer_of_Code for more information.

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Chol 19 hours ago 1 reply      
What is the difference between a server and a DHT node? You criticize other protocols "forcing the user to trust a server or to set up their own", where Tox requires the user to trust a node or to set up his own.
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wafuu8CaXg 1 day ago 1 reply      
Hi, I develop Poison and was told to post in this thread.
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telvda 1 day ago 2 replies      
How is this different from something like, say, TorChat?
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Should Tesla or Google solve Nuclear Fusion
7 points by matt_l  1 day ago   4 comments top
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andymoe 1 day ago 2 replies      
Someone should! My money is still on the General Fusion [1] folks (inertial confinement) to come up with something before or around when ITER gets online. They at least have a hope of being able to build functional power plants that don't cost billions if they can crack it. Jeff Bezos has invested a bit of money in the project.

[1]http://www.generalfusion.com <- they reworked their site!

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Show HN: XKCD Now Comic Android Widget
9 points by jmcatani  1 day ago   discuss
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Ask HN: Do you think we'll ever be able to trust Bitcoin?
5 points by kiyanforoughi  1 day ago   3 comments top 3
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LoganCale 1 day ago 0 replies      
Mt.Gox's failure had nothing to do with the Bitcoin protocol and everything to do with their own incompetence at running a financial exchange of that size. Many people's losses could have been avoided if they followed common advice and avoided treating exchanges like banks, instead taking their own responsibility for the security of their private keys.
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robinhoode 1 day ago 0 replies      
No one has found a bug in the protocol that breaks bitcoin itself. What is under attack are the layers on top of bitcoin, in this case the exchanges. We will see more exchanges who make an effort to prove they are solvent, likely via technical methods.

Put another way, some businesses running on bitcoin are still operating like ordinary fiat businesses (e.g. fractional reserve of bitcoin). They will be replaced by those that can leverage the blockchain, for it's security, and therefore maintain a higher level of trust.

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tlrobinson 1 day ago 0 replies      
I still trust Bitcoin itself, but I (still) don't trust the Bitcoin ecosystem.
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The Rise and Future of the New York Startup Ecosystem
2 points by billyarzt  18 hours ago   1 comment top
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opendomain 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Where is the story? No link
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Ask HN: Why is Apple App store asking password for free apps?
5 points by alexeichemenda  1 day ago   9 comments top 5
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gregcohn 21 hours ago 0 replies      
One reason may be to verify what territory the user is from in order to match it to the developer's permissions. If you have an app that is released only in the U.S. for whatever technical, business, or IP reasons, it would be matched against the downloading user's registered territory (as opposed to current location), which obviously requires a logged-in state.

[update] also would help the app store keep track of apps a user already has downloaded.

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codez 1 day ago 0 replies      
As well as for security, I believe it's to help with things like purchase history, recommendations etc. technically even though it's free, it's still a purchase. If you change your phone it's easy to back up or remember the apps you had installed by referencing purchase history and stuff.

I'm not sure also but if something goes from being free to paid, you are covered to still get it free but that is purely speculative.

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shellab 1 day ago 2 replies      
Probably for the same reason you have to enter your password to install stuff on a computer. It's a security layer to make sure only the owner is installing software on the phone.
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aaronjb 1 day ago 0 replies      
Also, if it's set up to, it will sync automatically to all your devices via iCloud. This could be exploited I guess.
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hudey123 1 day ago 0 replies      
Might have something to do with age requirement or age appropriateness - make sure kids can't install apps on mom and dad's phone without permission because they need a password.
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Share HN: Rilke on how to be an artist (1903)
13 points by gruseom  2 days ago   1 comment top
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contingencies 2 days ago 0 replies      
They asked: are you an artist?

The question quite sublime.

For truth be told, in recent months,

Its not the first of times.

The first was in Los Angeles

A pre-opening event

He who questioned me sure was,

Thus knew quite what it meant.

So thrown aback I did reply

With an honest heartfelt question

Why life is art, isnt it?

A smile, then nought was mentioned.

And come again, the question did,

Before I left that nation.

But identify I have not yet:

In ambiguity lies elation.

Then half a world away today

In leftist lands anew

An art college in Kerala

Invited, I took my cue.

Walking about I could not see

The show that was promoted

Behind door one a library

The second looked quite verboten.

Some students came and talked to me

While each of us did smoke

My country declared, they then decided

To get to know this bloke...

They asked: are you an artist?

The question quite sublime.

For truth be told, in recent months,

Its not the first of times.

Are you an Artist? (June 2011) http://stani.sh/poem4.pdf

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Ask HN: How do you save the tidbits of good information you find online?
8 points by nhayden  1 day ago   23 comments top 18
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archagon 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Here's what I'm currently trying out:

Pinboard for links, including articles I might want to read later. I have archiving on so that I don't lose any useful references. (This is by far my biggest store, and I'm still working out my tagging taxonomy.)

Evernote for notes relating to projects in progress, including any notes I'm taking while learning a new technology. (Project-related to-read links usually go here, not Pinboard.)

nvALT (Notational Velocity fork) through the Simplenote API for more permanent notes: lists of things, useful command line tricks, music to check out, etc. (Google Docs used to be my place for this, but nvALT is WAY easier to use.)

Wunderlist for specific to-dos related to my current projects.

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wpietri 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use five things:

For reading a single thing later, I use Instapaper: http://www.instapaper.com/

For bookmarking links (and sometimes making notes) I use Pinboard: https://pinboard.in/u:wpietri

For following RSS feeds, I use NewsBlur: http://newsblur.com/

If it's relevant to an upcoming task, I'll paste it into a note on my task tracker: http://kanbanflow.com/

And then when I'm working on a specific thing, I sometimes keep a journal in Evernote and paste in notes and links.

Other than that, I've stopped tracking things. My natural inclination is to hoard information. I've mostly stopped doing that, trusting that if I really need to know something I'll be able to find it again.

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mercer 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Mac:1. for stuff I want to read later, or good/longer articles I want to read again later, I use Instapaper.2. for general stuff I might want to read or find later, or for non-text stuff, I use Pocket.3. For smaller snippets of useful stuff I'm likely to need repeatedly (code, solutions to common problems, etc), I use NVAlt with multimarkdown tagging and whatnot.4. For stuff that I really want to keep and loop up or reference later, I use DEVONThink. I looked into other 'heavier' systems, but I settled on DT because it stores everything in a non-proprietary system, and because it's 'related items' and auto-classification AI is quite handy.

iPad:1. For one-line stuff (url's, names, whatever) I use Wunderlist so I can process it later on my mac.2. for interesting articles, I currently copy the URL and open Instapaper, which then offers to add the url on the clipboard.3. For snippets of text, paragraphs, whatnot, I use PasteBot. Usually copy/pasting this text will give me the link at a later time. I then process everything in there once a month or so.

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lsiebert 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Springpad. It saves stuff automatically in categories. Like a book link on Amazon is saved as a book, not a Web page
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runjake 1 day ago 0 replies      
Evernote.

For the longest time, I had issues finding a good workflow with Evernote. I purchased and read Bradley Chambers' e-book on Evernote and have been using Evernote comfortably for several months now.

http://chambersdaily.com/learning-to-love-evernote/

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tbirdz 1 day ago 1 reply      
If a page is particularly useful, I usually save the html of it, using Firefox's save as web page (complete), or similar. Then I have my own folder hierarchy on disk where I keep them organized. This way I can access the information even if I am offline, or the site has a problem, or they change their site organization so the link goes bad, etc.

This approach only works for web documents, not for web apps. I don't really use web apps much, but if you do, you could consider using bookmarks or something.

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tumba 1 day ago 0 replies      
I have three broad workflows, depending on the type of material.

(1) Insights and Ideas. The reason these are valuable to me is the thoughts they provoke in my head. I try to make most insights I come across "mine" by writing them and the ideas they prompt in a memo to myself or even simply on an index card. Of course, I always record the source, even if I don't record an exact quote, to avoid plagiarism if I use these notes in something published. I also have a computer file of quotes on various subjects. These are usually either humorous or wise rather than topical.

This process is much more time consuming than slurping them into an electronic storage system, but for me, the cost associated with this technique is a feature. The "friction" involved in pondering and writing about ideas forces me to be discriminating and not waste my time thinking about or storing ideas that aren't valuable to me. Perhaps other people don't need this discipline, but it has made me more productive than when I have used tools optimized for rapid storage.

(2) Code. Functions or programs that demonstrate techniques or features go into a well-named file in a directory reserved for each language or product I work with.

(3) Facts and formulas. I don't record many of these, preferring instead to have (or have access to) good references material, but when I do, I either print the source, or write them myself on an index card and store them in a paper file per subject.

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BrianOD 6 hours ago 0 replies      
For anywhere with its own url, I right-click and "Copy for Netsso", then paste into my Netsso. Any browser.This includes webpages, (with highlighted text also), images, links, any files, individual documents, etcLater Netsso brings me there securely from any computer, or Android, with a simple click on the link. It also saves my credentials, where required. That is, it remembers my passwords into any web network. And logs them in for me.I can also click/make a Note in Netsso, for example to remind myself why the link is worth remembering. Or to send to someone.I have thousands of links in Netsso, and I easily divide them into different "desktops", where they can be dragged around and positioned into sub-categories, and decorate them with icons, different backgrounds, etc, for ease of quick retrieval.I can click to download them all to any computer, for backup. I can also import other bookmarks, in seconds.They are always stored encrypted by my exclusive master passwordI can also share, securely, with any other Netsso member, via right-click menuSharing is faster than email. Also I can search, many times faster than searching the same term in Google, and much more reliable because I made the link myself.(Most Google searching is for places that the searcher has been to before ..
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ark15 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use evernote (wish there was a better alternative) for notes I create but I use http://diigo.com extensively for online content that I consume.

Why I like diigo -

1. Available everywhere - they have good, working extensions for popular browsers, native apps for mobile

2. You can highlight and annotate parts of web pages and if you visit that page again while logged in to diigo through the extension, it will show you your highlights/annotations

3. Tagging & bookmarking (I switched from delicious while it was in future:uncertain state)

4. You can create groups and add links to groups (e.g. I use this feature to share links and my comments with my wife on topic we are concentrating on/discussing)

5. Share feature. Very easy to share a link and a quick note to anyone with email address

6. It has other _social_ features (share on twitter/facebook, etc.) but I don't use those

I am not affiliated with diigo in any way. Just a happy user.

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auganov 1 day ago 0 replies      
Usually I just bookmark. If I really like something I just paste that into OneNote. When pasting from a website it automatically adds the address to it.Though it does require a bit of discipline and effort to keep everything organized which is not ideal.
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audaxion 1 day ago 1 reply      
I use Pocket (https://getpocket.com/). Super low impedance to save things, and I can do it no matter where I am consuming content -- iOS, android, browser extensions, bookmarklet, etc.
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TuxLyn 1 day ago 0 replies      
Bookmark it in firefox using various folder/categories. But after using "Hacker News" there is so many good websites daily/hourly that I'm starting to look for alternative too ^_^ Maybe use twitter :-) I'm actually thinking on creating links section on my blog and just add all the best websites that I find relative or interesting.
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toomuchtodo 1 day ago 0 replies      
Evernote Web Clipper (Chrome Extension) and Evernote account.

I can clip individual images, the whole page, a selection of text, or just a screenshot.

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matmann2001 1 day ago 0 replies      
Most browsers will have an extension for saving tabs.
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czbond 1 day ago 1 reply      
So far the suggestions here are better than my "Sublime Text document"
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acomjean 1 day ago 1 reply      
sometimes I save them to instapaper, via their javascript bookmarklet. This is not ideal however.
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zeinir 1 day ago 1 reply      
Pearl trees is a rather nice extension if you use chrome.
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devd 1 day ago 0 replies      
Put it in a mindmap - I use FreeMind
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Ask HN: Examples of famous OSS created using red-green-refactor TDD?
6 points by cgopalan  1 day ago   6 comments top 2
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ricardobeat 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Ghost is developed using TDD. It might not be the strictest example, but a very successful one:

https://github.com/TryGhost/Ghost/

Choose any other random OSS, chances are it's using TDD/BDD in one form or another.

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kstenson 1 day ago 1 reply      
Have a look at Uncle Bob's fitness app, IIRC this is written using the red green refactor cycle, in fact I would suspect most of his other code on github will be the same.

https://github.com/unclebob/fitnesse

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Ask HN: Georgia Tech OMS CS Program?
7 points by dan-g  1 day ago   1 comment top
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brudgers 1 day ago 0 replies      
I did not enroll, but I wonder what concerns you have. I mean since it looks like you plan to enroll, what would someone have to say to dissuade that intent?
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Ask HN: How do researchers chose between 'calculus' and 'algebra'?
2 points by petrounias  20 hours ago   1 comment top
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lutusp 20 hours ago 0 replies      
> As an example case, why is relational algebra not called a calculus, and why is the -calculus not called an algebra?

Because algebra and calculus are defined differently.

> The principles of calculus, historically, are differentials and integrals, while those of algebra are operators and equation solving.

Yes, and this leads me to wonder why you asked.

> Contemporary principles are analysis and abstract objects, respectively.

There are many fields that have some elements in common, but that are sufficiently distinct to merit different names and definitions.

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Ask HN: I can't work anymore. Burnout? I have no idea. What can I do?
17 points by failingburnout  2 days ago   20 comments top 12
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jwarkentin 2 days ago 1 reply      
If your problem is the same as mine then I think I can help. I find that I often struggle to focus and be productive as well - even to the point of zero productivity. There are four things that I do that help a lot:

1) Eliminate distractions. I don't know if it's ADHD or what but I'm very easily distracted. As much as I love programming, I often find that reading HN or checking my email, browsing Amazon or any number of other things seem more interesting. It's often even just doing things I need to get done, but at a time when I should be focusing on writing code.

For me the solution is to push all my browser windows to another desktop, open only the one I need for testing/research and absolutely ban myself from doing anything else for a period of time.

2) Manage expectations. The other problem I have is that my mind doesn't like to switch focus very easily. I may have been really laser focused on a problem for a while, but then after I finish or something else comes up and it's time to focus on a new problem, my brain rebels and refuses to change focus.

The solution for me has been to manage my expectations, in a sense. I have to close my eyes and clear my mind of everything and just relax for 5 minutes, with the expectation that after that I'm going to open my eyes and focus on the new task. It helps calm my mind and since I'm now expecting to focus on the new task in 5 minutes, but I'm not forcing it immediately, my mind warms up to the idea of doing it in a bit.

3) Have a plan. I've found that when I'm faced with a difficult and vague task my brain wants to avoid focusing just because it seems hard or something.

For this I've found that if I first pause and plan out exactly where I'm going to jump in, exactly what I'm going to do to try and tackle the problem, then it's easier to focus on it. Maybe that means I'm going to sit down with a white-board and draw out the system architecture to tackle a problem or whatever else.

4) Sleep and caffeine. I've found that when I'm too tired, I really just can't focus. Often just taking a 20 minute nap (keep it to 20 minutes, set an alarm) makes a world of difference. Also, I've found that getting some caffeine helps me focus a lot. Of course, it might not be as effective if you use it all the time.

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anigbrowl 2 days ago 1 reply      
Maybe you need a vacation if you haven't taken one. Guilt vacations where you don't get anything done for a while aren't as good as deliberate ones where you post up 'no support for two weeks, snoozing on beach/gone fishing/Vegas Baby.'

But if you're still into the niche, then maybe the answer is to stop writing code and and focus on business development & QA. You don't need to be always working at the coal face yourself. Perhaps get the freelancers to start maintianing your code base and switch your attentions to product and busines development, plucking the most promising contracters to become employees?

Whichever, don't beat yourself up. It's Thursday now, so I suggest clearing your urgent emails and then taking the rest of today, tomorrow, and the weekend off (ie away from the computer and preferably from your home) to think about what you'd like to be doing each day of the week. Lots of luck!

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vijucat 1 day ago 0 replies      
Generally, we do our best to not listen to ourselves. Your mind / body are telling you something when they give up. Instead of being a dictator and trying to trick them further into extracting work, I highly recommend doing WHATEVER pleasant things you feel like, especially of the exercise, hiking, long walk variety! :-) For example, when your kid is out, go for a long walk for an hour in a pleasant park.

More directly, as you forget about the problem and take a walk, something, some spark of insight / revelation comes into the mind by itself because your guard is down and you are not torturing with the usual, "You were SUPPOSED to help me work, but you just want a break, huh?!" self-punishment. This is the realm of the genuine Unknown. Allow it.

Hope this helps.

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lazyjones 2 days ago 1 reply      
In addition to the other suggestions posted here, go see a doctor, have your blood levels checked to exclude the possibility of some deficiency or illness (it's easy to ruin your body without noticing by working hard for many years).
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read 2 days ago 1 reply      
Have you tried constraining yourself to doing less?

I don't mean taking a vacation or sleeping more. I mean setting as a goal that you'll accomplish less every day, and with zero expectation about what to do with the free hours that open up. Just as you pressure yourself to do more, pressure yourself to do less.

Hypothesis: even if you tried to do nothing you wouldn't be able to. Your mind would start wandering to topics you haven't let it. Like that new challenge in a related niche that you'd love to get off the ground. Try doing nothing and suddenly your subconscious takes over. You discover thoughts you didn't even know were brewing.

The principle at work here is that constraint is no less important than freedom. Constraint is key in creativity. Limit yourself to less, and you start overflowing to a new direction.

Make sure you give it enough time. You need at least 1.5-2hr blocks of time where you can shut off the world and play uninterrupted, and you also need to schedule such unstructured play lots of times. Don't worry about feeling unproductive in the meantime. Worry more about noticing the pattern to your thoughts, and do that at the end of each block of time so you don't feel pressured to be noticing.

I'd love to hear what you discover.

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Mz 2 days ago 1 reply      
Let me suggest this:

1) Clean your office. Do a very thorough job (like "spring cleaning"). Stick to non-toxic cleaners.

2) Take extra vitamins and/or improve your diet.

3) Start taking a daily walk for exercise.

4) Clean wherever you sleep. Again, think "spring cleaning" type cleaning.

In short, look to your health.

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esw 2 days ago 0 replies      
Yeah, I've been there. For me, the solution was just setting a new, completely outrageous annual revenue goal. Having that seemingly unattainable number scrawled on a sticky note put me back in the right mindset.
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talas9 2 days ago 0 replies      
Q: "What am I facing here?"

A: Ennui.

But you probably knew that.

Had a vacation lately?

Have you explored the notion of developing another career?

A former boss told me once, when I was in a fit of pique over something related to work, "Relax man. Everyone has two or three careers in them. You're on your first."

FWIW I went through something you could call a major bout of ennui regarding working in the internet tech sector several years ago. Came out the other end of it just fine, but I work fewer hours/wk as a result by choice, spend more time outdoors, and frequently invest some of it in learning new things. Friends joke that I am going to wind up being that guy in the Dos Equis commercial...

Caveat: I don't have a family to support. Woodshedding and shifting gears is great if you have the financial flexibility. YMWV.

At least take up gardening or something.

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ninja2789 2 days ago 1 reply      
You know, I faced something similar when I felt I have finally found "success". It was a difficult time to get motivated not only because of the lack of any more challenges, but also because I felt I had lost a worthwhile goal to pursue.

In any case, it seems that you're financially successful, love what you do, and right now may be looking for the new challenge.

I would definitely recommend you take some time to think about what are new challenges you'd like to tackle. Brainstorm and don't let reason hold you back from making big and daring goals. Then review your resources and see what you need to work on to start on another path.

Hope this helps. Obviously a lot of other great recommendations in this thread, so I definitely recommend you start writing down your thoughts and how you're thinking through things. It'll help you keep track of your progress.

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framebench 2 days ago 0 replies      
I think you need a challenge.

You're happy, content with how your business is going, you love whats happening around you. So I believe you're losing motivation to go on. Why not take up a small challenge to yourself which is not related to your business at all? This usually freshens my mind and gets me thinking on some other things. Some simple ideas you could try:1. Grow an audience for you twitter handle (Don't know anything about it, just go ahead anyway)2. Code something for your wife/girlfriend and surprise her?

Let me know what you think. You probably just need a distraction on the side to push you through this phase. All the best mate!

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matheweis 2 days ago 0 replies      
It sounds to me like you just need to take a break. Try for a week long vacation in the mountains or on the beach. If you have the money, somewhere even better like Hawaii.

Most importantly, during that week, TURN OFF YOUR PHONE. Don't read the news. It will all be there when you get back.

Can't do that, because your the only one in your solo app business? Then it's a sure sign that you need to. Find a friend to take over for a week, or hire someone (maybe permanently, if the workload can justify it).

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SnacksOnAPlane 2 days ago 0 replies      
Go hiking for a week.
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Ask HN: Basic income and digital currencies ?
2 points by sunseb  23 hours ago   1 comment top
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svedlin 22 hours ago 0 replies      
This is an excellent idea. This could instantly create the kind of huge network effects that would surpass a lot of other mediums of exchange.

Something similar is being done by Auroracoin (http://www.auroracoin.org/) in Iceland:

"Auroracoin is a cryptocurrency for Iceland. It is based on litecoin and is 50% premined. The premined coins will be distributed to the entire population of Iceland, commencing on midnight 25th of March 2014."

Adding a recurring revenue stream built into the protocol would be interesting.

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