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michaelhoffman 38 minutes ago 0 replies      
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre: Postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology and machine learning - http://pmgenomics.ca/hoffmanlab/join/

Toronto, ON

The Hoffman Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, seeks new members for our team. We develop machine learning techniques to better understand chromatin biology. These models and algorithms transform high-dimensional functional genomics data into interpretable patterns and lead to new biological insight. A key focus of the lab is to train a new generation of computational biologists.

We seek postdoctoral fellows for several projects in computational genomics and machine learning. Selected projects include:

1. Integrating epigenomic and sequence data to better understand human gene regulation.

2. Developing deep learning techniques to find novel behavior in multiple functional genomics datasets.

3. Creating models of transcription factor binding that allow us to predict the effects of perturbations.

Required qualifications: Doctorate in computational biology, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or physics obtained in the last five years. Submitted papers in genomics or machine learning research. Expertise in Python and Unix environments.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with epigenomics and graphical models. Published papers in peer-reviewed journals or refereed conference proceedings. Expertise in R, C, and C++.

We will consider candidates who need a VISA to work in Canada.

To apply: We will accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit a CV, a PDF of your best paper, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to the address at http://pmgenomics.ca/hoffmanlab/join/#postdoc

northisup 6 minutes ago 0 replies      
Disqus is! http://grnh.se/vj71bo

Small problems become very interesting problems when you have the kind of scale we do. (details on scale: http://blog.disqus.com/post/62187806135/scaling-django-to-8-...)

Django/Python, Js, iOS, Designers. We are hiring them all!

olivercameron 29 minutes ago 0 replies      
Udacity, Bay Area, CAhttps://udacity.com/jobs

Democratizing higher education so that it is affordable and accessible is our ultimate goal. We're working on some huge problems that profoundly change lives.

We're hiring for pretty much every type of engineer (iOS, Android, front-end and backend web) to help build out the classroom of the future.

We produce our own content, so we're also hiring course developers. A course developer has a huge impact on the way we teach and the courses we build.

Whatever level of engineer you are, I'm sure we have an opening that fits for you. As for the company itself, I can speak to how amazing an environment it is here. People work sane hours, have autonomy, and are able to work on problems that interest them.

I'm personally responsible for the mobile team, but I'm happy to help with any other roles you might be interested in. Feel free to email at oliver@udacity.com!

frabcus 54 minutes ago 0 replies      
ScraperWiki, Liverpool, UK. Software Engineer and Digital Marketer.

We're that rare thing an open source startup in Liverpool, using things like Node.js, Python, Docker, Salt... We also do consultancy for clients like the Cabinet Office and the UN.


We've a SaaS product with paying customers, which we're optimising the funnel for. It helps marketers get data. Perfect, if you're a marketer... interested in data:


You can email me francis@scraperwiki.com

thehodge 16 minutes ago 0 replies      
LinkRisk, Leeds / Manchester, UK http://linkrisk.com/jobs

We are building distributed systems to crawl the web and help people build better websites.

We use Ruby / Rails, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, Sidekiq and are looking for other technologies to help us scale in the few months. (Hbase, Hadoop and Riak).

We are looking for Ruby developers or database engineers with experience in scalable document storage and querying.

I'm CTO so if you have any questions, dom(at)linkrisk(dOt)com, no recruiters please.

thisduck 2 hours ago 2 replies      
Financeit - Toronto, Ontario, http://www.financeit.ca soon to be financeit.io)

Financeit connects merchants with lenders allowing the merchants to offer financing options to their customers. Since 2011, we've processed over 700MM in loan applications. We recently raised a big series A to bring our product to the US. [1]

We're looking for a Senior QA to:

* Work with developers and dedicated QA engineers to automate as much of the QA process as possible

* Work with a tech team where testing and QA are already deeply embedded in their DNA

* Roll up your sleeves and manually test the last mile when new features are rolled out

* Work with a team that already understands the importance of testing - all code must have rspec and cucumber tests written before getting shipped

* Help the developers understand what needs to be tested by involving yourself in the requirements gathering process early on

* Make an impact as we build a 21st century loan management system

Amongst your skills:

* Years of QA experience testing web, mobile and API products

* You love setting up frameworks and love giving input on how to re-organize roles and responsibilities to improve QA

* You're motivated to automate as much of QA as possible - and love researching new ways to do so

* Nothing gets by you you understand a complicated product deeply and think of all the edge cases

* Proactive you love giving feedback and strive to build a better product

* Very good at what you do

* Not afraid to think

We have:

* Sane working hours

* Great compensation

* Opportunity to work at a startup seeing huge growth and lots of success

Email us, mention hackernews: devjobs@financeit.ca

[1] http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/19/financeit-raises-13-million...

danielsamuels 15 minutes ago 0 replies      
Onespacemedia (http://www.onespacemedia.com/) - Cambridge, UK.

Middleweight web developerIf you're a web-obsessed web 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 quick learner who can come onboard and dive right into a wide variety of client projects using Django and Python.

More info: http://www.onespacemedia.com/careers/Middleweight-web-develo...

Robin_Message 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Firefly - London, UK http://fireflysolutions.co.uk/join-our-team/jobs/junior-deve...

Firefly is a tool for schools to make it simple for students, teachers and parents to create, share and learn. We're small (~30 people), which means we can stay close to our clients and develop and improve our products very quickly to meet their needs. It also means you'll get great exposure to all of the things that go on in a fast growing business, and have a chance to have a big impact very quickly. We're also quite a close-knit team, so we're keen to find somebody with good social skills who would enjoy and thrive in this environment.

Were looking for a junior back end web developer to join our growing development team. Development deals with expanding the functionality of Firefly, as well as providing support for the existing areas of the product. Previous experience in real world web development; familiarity with databases, mobile development and other school systems are helpful but not necessary.

We're looking for someone who is:

     A keen and efficient problem solver     Independent in their work     Able to locate and fix problems in existing code     A good team player to work with other members of the team and work alongside      our support team when necessary     Good with time management     Happy to take on responsibilities     A logical thinker     A good communicator  within the team and with other areas of the business
Knowledge of any of these would also help:

     Microsoft development technologies (especially C# and ASP.NET)     Mobile app development (iOS or Android)     Linux, PHP and scripting     Experience in the education sector
Most importantly, we're looking for someone friendly, enthusiastic and good at picking up new skills quickly.

Salary would be competitive and depend on experience. All of the Firefly team also participate in a yearly bonus scheme based on the success of the business and their contribution. We're committed to your own professional development, so we offer a flexible training budget for you to spend on attending courses or other events.

Apply online at http://fireflysolutions.co.uk/join-our-team/jobs/junior-deve... or please drop me an e-mail with any questions at robin+hn1406@fireflysolutions.co.uk.

aston 1 hour ago 0 replies      
CopThis - San Francisco

CopThis is the online retailer for music merchandise. We help fans discover and buy authentic gear from thousands of amazing artists; from the Beatles and Guns N Roses to Kanye West and Lady Gaga.

Who are we?

A diverse team of technical experts, fans, hustlers, perfectionists and friends. We love collaborating, moving fast and shipping products.


You aren't a rockstar. We work with plenty of them and they typically don't make great engineers.

You are a web or mobile engineer that can help us build great products for iOS, Android and the web. You are collaborative, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and like solving hard, interesting problems.

You have a proclivity for building and a bias towards action.

What We Offer

Working at CopThis is a rare opportunity to solve problems for some of the worlds most talented artists as well as (potentially at least) millions of fans.

Daily interaction with colleagues who have built massively successful companies, products used by hundreds of millions of people and personally collaborated with some of the most successful artists in the world.

We recognize there are many paths that can be taken to becoming a great developer and value working with people from diverse backgrounds.

And we are competitive in all the normal ways Job descriptions say.

For more info email us at jobs@copthis.com

zain 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Lovely, San Francisco: http://livelovely.com. Looking for smart, relatively senior devs and designers. No remote, but we'll pay relocation expenses if you're not local and we've sponsored two H1Bs so far.

We're the prettiest entrant in a traditionally un-pretty industry: real estate. This is an entrenched industry that is overdue for some innovation, and it's a great opportunity to work on improving the difficult experience of finding a home. Your rent payment is probably the biggest bill you pay every month.

It's a great time to join because we've recently hit an inflection point, especially in SF where it's hard to find an apartment. We're on Lifehacker regularly, featured in last month's WIRED magazine, and 7x7 named us one of the top startups changing the world.

We're a little under 20 people right now but we're growing as fast as we can find people. We just signed a lease for our first office by ourselves, a gorgeous 6000sqft building.

I run engineering -- ex-YC, Django dev, been in the real estate space most of my life. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions: zain@livelovely.com.

ladon86 4 hours ago 0 replies      


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. Last year, we raised an $8.5m series A round led by Shasta Ventures. 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:


Right now our most important hire is for a visual designer. You will be joining our talented UX/visual designer Monica, and you'll be defining our visual style across web, iOS and Android while working on some exciting features that millions of students, teachers and parents love. We think there's someone out there that will love designing an amazing product that makes teachers lives easier and improves lifetime outcomes for kids.If you are a great designer with some product experience, get in touch below - we think it will be the best move you ever make!

Apply here:


MartinCron 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Westlake Robotics - Seattle, WA. - Software Developers

What are we about?

We're a new team trying to use the best tools and techniques to move forward the state of the art in software development while making innovative software services to improve patient health and reduce healthcare costs. We respect each other. We work in small batches. We max out the RAM in our laptops. We drink coffee on Monday mornings and classic cocktails on Friday afternoons. We try to be cutting edge without getting caught up in meaningless buzzwords and flaky vaporware. We use effective methodologies without being dogmatic or cargo-culty.

What are we looking for?

That depends. What do you have to bring? We're staffing up an entirely new team with a flexible and changing set of technologies, so we're not rigid in specific job requirements. We just want talented people who care about making great software in an enjoyable and sustainable way. If that's you, please email westlake.robots@gmail.com or contact me directly. Contact info is in my profile.

Where are we?

Our office is in Seattle. As the team is still forming, we're hesitant to add the extra complexity of working with non-local talent at this time. My hope is that we'll eventually become a geographically dispersed team, but we're limiting our search to local talent right now. I have no idea if we can provide relocation assistance, but if you're thinking of moving out here, let me know.

alexk 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Mailgun (ex-YC W11), http://www.mailgun.comAustin, Blacksburg, San Antonio or San Francisco!

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+++ Who we are +++

* Mailgun is The Email Service for Developers.

* We make it easy for developers to implement email into their software.

* We're ex-YC and were acquired by Rackspace in 2012 but remain an independent product.

* We move fast in a startup-like atmosphere but we have access to juicy hardware, large marketing muscle and world class data centers.

+++ Scalability Engineer +++

* Working on Mailgun sending pipeline.

* Scaling and tuning Cassandra clusters.

* Optimizing existing and writing new Python and Go code.

* Benchmarking and load testing.

* Improving Mailgun resilience and fault tolerance with better algorithms.

+++ Infrastructure Engineer +++* Working on Mailgun infrastructure including inter-process communication, fail over, monitoring and auto recovery.

* Optimizing Mailgun deployment, continuous integration and service discovery.

+++ Spam Fighting Engineer +++Finding spammers and fraudsters with smart algorithms.

+++ Deliverability Engineer +++Automating email deliverability best practices into code. You know email and you prefer commanding an army of bots instead of humans.

+++ Read more here +++https://github.com/mailgun/hiring

To apply just shoot us an email: hack@mailgun.net

neiljohnson 38 minutes ago 0 replies      
London, UK - Permanent, full time, on-site. Lumi - https://lumi.do

Join Lumi and help us change the way the world discovers content. Brought to you by the people who started Last.fm.

Lumi allows you to anonymously and securely record the pages you visit to let Lumi know what youre interested in. It finds popular webpages among all users and makes suggestions of pages that will interest you.

We're looking for fine folk to work on

* Our Django app

* Backend services and middleware

* Android/iOS apps

* Our Recommendation Engine, both developers and data scientists

We are also looking for

* A Product Lead

* A Design Lead

Our stack is mostly Python backed by Cassandra, Elastic Search and Postgres. We'd like you to know a bit of everything and a lot of something.

Reasons to be interested in Lumi

* Founders with recognised pedigree

* A small but extremely strong engineering team

* With funding imminent, about to grow rapidly - a great time to join

* A really cool product that /could/ go onto take over the world :-)

* Genuinely hard and interesting machine learning/data retrieval problems.

Either launch a CV at jobs@lumi.do, or get in touch personally if you'd like to chat first.


zbowling 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Apportable (YC W2011) - San Francisco, CA http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply

Apportable is a 3 year old company. The Apportable SDK automatically converts iOS applications to Android, without extensive changes to the original codebase. Optimized for performance, Apportable cross-compiles the Objective-C code to machine code that runs directly on the Android devices processor, as opposed to translating the app to Java or running a virtual machine.

With Apportable, developers can use the best tools (Objective-C and Xcode), seamlessly maintain app parity, focus on feature development instead of rewriting a second codebase, and reduce time-to-market or launch simultaneously! Not only that, games that run Objective-C on Android will normally perform better than an equivalent Java version.

Release Manager; Mobile Games: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/aHb8Ny/Release-Mana...

Software Engineer; Graphics: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/pwWHvV/Software-Eng...

Software Engineer; Mobile Consultant: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/rSj3z6/Software-Eng...

Software Engineer; SDK Platform: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/AXsBPW/Software-Eng...

Project Manager: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/mDx3Ep/Project-Mana...

aakil 26 minutes ago 0 replies      
Downtown San Francisco Full Time

Full Stack Developer at Academia.edu

To apply just send us an email: ashley@academia.edu


* Our mission is to build a new system for scientists to share their results and broadcast their work

* We have over 10 million users and they are extremely important to us!

* Our investors include Khosla Ventures, Spark Capital and True Ventures


* We move quickly, everyone is in charge of their own projects but also very collaborative

* We get catered lunches from zerocater and lunch usually ends with a round of foosball

* We're a diverse group with backgrounds in philosophy, biology, music and art.


* We are a Rails shop (you don't need to know Rails though, just how to tackle difficult technical challenges)

* Peer Review: We are revisiting peer review with a novel product built from the ground up that will allow layers of discussion on top of a single document and we are building this using Rails and Backbone

* Recommendation Engine: Lots of machine learning to parse science papers and figure out what people want to read. Pretty cool stuff.

* Servers, Speed, Security and Storage (Postgres / Dynamo / Elasticsearch / Redis): Speed and stability are really important to us because areas in the world with slower internet connections tend to be where researchers can benefit the most from open access to research

About you:

-You have a curious mind and enjoy tackling hard technical problems

-You work best when given a lot of autonomy

-You want to have a huge impact on a product that is making a positive impact on the world

- You like pia coladas, and getting caught in the rain

Please send ashley@academia.edu an email if you would like to apply or if you have any questions.

jonbischke 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Entelo - San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time - http://www.entelo.com/

Entelo is changing how companies hire and think about talent acquisition.

We index 300 million social profiles and surface relevant candidates who may be open to new opportunities. Our tools allow recruiters to spend time more effectively and efficiently.

We have 100+ paying customers including Facebook, Yelp, Square and Salesforce and announced our series A last summer: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/19/entelo-the-big-data-recruit...

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

Tech Stack: Ruby, Scala, Rails, MySQL, Mongo, Redis, Elasticsearch

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

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

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

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

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

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

bjelkeman-again 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Akvo.org - UI designer / developer - Helsinki, Stockholm, Amsterdam; EU, or REMOTE +- 2hours CET/CEST

If you are a UI designer / developer wanting to contribute to make the world better, please read on!

We are seeking a skilled, self-motivated, pro-active and energetic UI developer / designer. Reporting to the lead designer, your primary responsibility will be to create and ensure a consistent and beautiful UI throughout our software platform, which includes web applications, desktop applications and mobile / tablet applications.

You have to be able to adapt to a fast changing environment where multi-tasking is a must. You will be required to design and develop functional user interfaces as well as keeping the brand consistent across the organisation and a range of different products.

Akvo creates and runs open source internet and mobile services that make it easy to bring international development work online. We focus on project and programme dashboards, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and making data easier to share. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Akvo is a non-profit foundation that works with more than a thousand organisations around the world. Read more at: http://akvo.org

We are looking for someone to be based in Helsinki, Stockholm or Amsterdam, but could also be REMOTE. You must have a work permit already to work in one of these locations.

Please send your CV along with a cover letter to loic@akvo.org Looking forward to hear from you.

choult 2 hours ago 0 replies      
DataSift | Reading UK, San Francisco and New York

DataSift, the world's leading supplier of social data - we're now the only independent provider of the Twitter firehose and archive, for example - is growing like mad. We're after engineers of numerous descriptions (PHP, C++, Scala, Node, Python, Java) to add to our world class team in Reading, UK as well as technical sales and account managers in the US and Europe

Our stack includes (in no particular order):

* Hadoop* Scala* C++* PHP* NodeJS* Python* ZeroMQ* Kafka* Redis* Go

For more information on any engineering jobs, drop me a line on chris.hoult@datasift.com - I'm personally after a full stack front end engineer with PHP/JS - and I'll do my best to answer.

You can check out all of our positions here:http://jobvite.com/m?3FvosgwL

benjaminwootton 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Contino - www.contino.co.uk - London

We are always looking to speak with good DevOps people - development, EC2, Config Management, release automation for on site contract work in London.

We are also interested in speaking with people with strong Agile & Process experience.

Please get in touch via the website if of interest.

parsabg 25 minutes ago 0 replies      
Dublin, Ireland

AYLIEN (http://aylien.com) is seeking to hire an Account Executive & Business Development Manager who will run and maintain company's business development and sales activities with respect to its B2B APIs and solutions.


* Sales

- Creating and managing sales pipeline

- Generating new leads, plus managing current customers and prospects/leads

- Creating and maintaining a sales pitch and presentation, online demos

- CRM setup and maintenance

- Holding online presentations and webinars

- Analytics and reports

* Business Development

- Discovering new markets and use cases for our services

- Discovering new partnerships

- Market research/evaluation for newly discovered markets

- Persona development

- KPI and pipeline management

* Marketing

- Setting up and managing PPC and Social Media campaigns

- Managing copywriting and content marketing


- 2+ years relevant B2B sales experience in the IT industry

- Familiar with Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

- Good cultural fit with a progressive, technology-driven startup environment

- Ability to work on own initiative and with minimal direction

- Computer literate with strong Word, Excel, CRM, report building, email and internet skills

- SaaS and/or API sales background is a plus

- Native-level fluency in English

contact: hello [at] aylien [dot] com

martian 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Thumbtack - San Francisco

Thumbtack helps people accomplish personal projects central to their lives. Thumbtack can help you remodel your kitchen, get photographs taken at your wedding, or teach your daughter how to play the piano. We are a two-sided marketplace that connects buyers and sellers in these service industries. We work hard to empower small business owners nationwide to grow their businesses.

Thumbtack's core values are 1) help locally, scale globally, 2) obsess over our customers, and 3) improve relentlessly. We look for people who have raw talent and drive, work well with others, are motivated to improve, and are personable and intellectually curious.

Our engineering team is a lean 12 people, and supports the larger Thumbtack team of 500. We work in a beautiful office in SoMa, eat family-style meals cooked by our in-house chefs, study CS theory together, read and debate literature at book club, brew beer, and provide annual stipends for self-improvement. We offer competitive salary and equity along with great health insurance and a flexible vacation policy.

We're hiring entrepreneurial engineers with the following kinds of expertise:

  * Statistics  * Data science  * Front-end engineering  * Back-end engineering  * Analytics and big data  * Android  * iOS



H1-B and internships available.

Please contact chris @ thumbtack for more information.

gdb 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Stripe. We're hiring engineers in San Francisco and remotely within US timezones. REMOTE and H1B welcome.

We're making there be more online commerce by making payments (and building an online business generally) way easier.

See [1] for an overview of the challenges we're working on, or check out [2] for a description of our interview process. Apply by following the instructions on our jobs page [3] (please indicate that you saw this post).

Also feel free to ping me at gdb@stripe.com if you're thinking about applying but have any questions!

[1] http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-engineering-problem...

[2] http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-is-the-engineering-...

[3] https://stripe.com/jobs

jason_wang 1 hour ago 0 replies      
TrueVault (YC W14), San Francisco (SoMa)

We are hiring our founding engineering team right now, so this is a high impact and high ownership opportunity with competitive salary and solid benefits.

Open positions:

- Sr. Full-Stack Developer (https://jobs.lever.co/truevault/b4f76aa2-2d7b-473a-b7db-41e5...)

- Client Library Developer (https://jobs.lever.co/truevault/19430c93-7827-4198-82dd-de04...)

At TrueVault, you are encouraged to:

- contribute to open source projects (we have an open IP policy).

- have personal hack days/weeks to work on extraordinary stuff.

- be curious and do the hard stuff.

- choose what to work on and be accountable for its success.

- have a good work/life balance.

- build stuff users want.


- Competitive salary and above-average equity packages.

- Open vacation policy. We don't count days.

- Flexible work hours.

- Buy or build your ideal work environment.

- Personal wellness budget to spend on gym membership, fitness classes, etc.

- Health, dental, and vision benefits.

- Free snacks and drinks.

What is TrueVault?

TrueVault is an off-premise, secure data store that developers use to make their applications immediately secure and HIPAA compliant. TrueVault stores healthcare data from mobile health apps, wearable devices and even genomic research so that our customers dont need to spend their precious time worrying about security, performance and scalability. More than just a database as a service, TrueVaults proprietary technology allows us to secure our customers' data better than anyone else can (hint: think encryption and global scale slice distribution).

Our mission is to provide the simplest, most secure way for web apps, mobile apps and even wearable devices to store sensitive data. Simple and secure access and storage to peoples most personal and private information is a huge challenge. That's why we are looking for incredible people (like you perhaps?) to join us.

Who is TrueVault?

TrueVault is a Y Combinator graduated startup based in SoMa San Francisco. We have an incredible group of investors including Paul Buchheit, Mark Pincus, and Bill Tai who have invested more than $3 million dollars because they deeply believe in our mission. We are a group of engineers passionate about data security, API performance and building products that developers like us love to use. We are looking for a handful of engineering MacGyvers to join our founding team.

Why Join TrueVault?

Because at TrueVault, you will have the opportunity to work in arguably the biggest market opportunity of this coming decade, improve the collection, portability and security of really critical data, and push the envelop of data portability forward. Youll work on things that haven't been done before. Plus youll get to choose what you want to work on and develop products that your peers will rely on and love using.

If you want to work at a place that values "getting things done" more than "working the startup hours" talk to us. If you take pride in what you do and care about the people who use the product youll find people just like you here. If you want to open source and share what youve built with the world at TrueVault you can. But most importantly, if you want to work with other incredible minds and welcome the challenges of doing things thatve never been done, then we want you to join us. If you are passionate about security, performance and scalability, TrueVault might be just what youre looking for.

pbiggar 6 hours ago 1 reply      
CircleCI (https://circleci.com/jobs) - fulltime, SF or REMOTE, international OK, VISA-transfers OK

More than anything, we try to make CircleCI a great place to work. You might love it too if you like:

- working with great people who you can learn from

- to work on developer tools

- building a product that customers love, and pay for

- working with Clojure and ClojureScript

- flat, transparent cultures (we're inspired a lot by Valve and similar companies) [1]

- to work remotely, or to have your own private office in SF [2]

We're hiring lots of roles, esp in engineering, design, dev-success, and dev-marketing (patio11-style marketing engineers).

[1] http://blog.circleci.com/kindness-is-underrated/[2] http://blog.circleci.com/silence-is-for-the-weak/

Check out https://circleci.com/jobs for details

alexmic 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Stockholm, Sweden Tictail (http://tictail.com) (VISA candidates welcome!)

Tictail is the easiest way to start a beautiful, online store. We're now home to 45000 stores and plan to grow 3x over the next year. We care deeply about user experience and want to make e-commerce as accessible as starting a blog. As a result, more than 80% of our store owners would recommend us to a friend.

At Tictail, you'll be building something that helps people all over the world grow their own business from their passion. Youll work with some of the best people youve ever met, making ambitious things, with a great amount of responsibility. Our stack is Python (Tornado, Flask), CoffeeScript/JavaScript (Node, React, Backbone), Redis, RabbitMQ and Elasticsearch. We host our infrastructure on AWS and manage it using Chef.

Because Tictail is nothing without our colleagues and our culture, we might not match your expectations of a normal recruitment process. We will definitely want to figure out if youre smart and get things done, but more importantly we want to figure out if we click.

If this sounds interesting, get in touch at jobs+hn@tictail.com and tell us a few things about yourself and a project you've enjoyed working on. If you want to learn more about how we work and build product, you can take a look at our product blog (https://medium.com/tictail-makers) and code (http://github.com/tictail).


twakefield 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Rackspace - San Francisco, CA (will relocate and remote possible)

Come work at Rackspace in the heart of San Francisco (2nd and Folsom). We have 28k sq feet that we also share with Geekdom, our collaborative co-working space. Rackspace focuses on building big systems to serve other technologists and builders. Being the founder of OpenStack, we encourage OSS development and will fund time spent on OSS side projects.

There are various roles available. Below are some general outlines:

* All: Get stuff done, people that are motivated to make an impact.

* All: Excited to build new products, passion for new technology, new programming models.

* Backend Engineer: Distributed systems experience, passion for large scale systems.

* Frontend Engineer: Architecting interesting fully client side apps, dashboards, live updates, etc...

* Quality Engineering Manager: Continuous integration and deployment.

* Data Engineer: Designing and building systems to handle big data.

* Spam Fighting Engineer (Mailgun): Finding spammers and fraudsters with smart algorithms.

* Deliverability Engineer (Mailgun): Automating email deliverability best practices into code.

* Marketing managers (Mailgun and Exceptional.io): Taking the lead on these teams' marketing efforts.

H1B transfers are fine, obviously the cap on applications this year limits applications 'til next year...

I was one of the Mailgun founders and run the San Francisco office so please ping me directly, taylor.wakefield@rackspace.com

mikebabineau 3 hours ago 0 replies      
The Factory - San Francisco, CA -- http://www.thefactory.com/

The Factory is changing the way companies are built. Backed by the founder of Skype and Rdio and led by Rdio's exec team, we're a product incubator without the burdens of outside influence, funding, or time constraints.

We are well-funded and have a small and exceptional team of twelve. We have a gorgeous office in SOMA. Salary is top-notch, as are the equity and benefits as an early member.

We're looking for highly experienced, entrepreneurially-minded builders to help:

* Dream up and build products

* Develop and perfect a common platform and pipeline

* Create open-source tools to help others launch products

Current positions:

* Senior Front-End Engineer (http://www.thefactory.com/pdfs/sr_frontend.pdf)

* Senior Back-End Engineer (opportunistic)

* Other roles (opportunistic)

You can read more about us here: http://gigaom.com/2013/06/21/the-factory-janus-friis-todd-be...

A smattering of tech we're working on includes: Scala, Python, Mesos, Marathon, Docker, Packer, ZooKeeper, Exhibitor, AWS, Finagle, Zipkin, and Kestrel. We've already open sourced a number of projects, too: https://github.com/thefactory/

If you think this sounds like a fit, drop me a line: mike@thefactory.com

techscruggs 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Austin TX, AcademicWorks, Senior Ruby Engineer / Systems Architect

We are looking for someone to help us scale, automate, and maintain our SaaS application that is used by some of the largest and most prestigious universities and foundations. We operate a heavily sharded environment and process millions of scholarship applications for our customers. If you love working on interesting problems while knowing that your work is actually helping students pay for school, we'd love to talk to you.

We are a close-knit, pragmatic group. We have fun solving hard problems by tackling them as a team, relying on open communication, and a consistent willingness to pitch in. As a member of our team, you will be given ownership over key projects and entrusted to lead them through to completion. The contributions you make will have a real impact, and will be recognized by both our customers and other team members.

Examples of the work you might do are: * Writing and assisting with the design of new core features for both existing and new products; * Optimizing application and system components for performance and reliability; * Creating tools to automate the scaling of certain components of our AWS-backed infrastructure; and * Instrumenting our application and systems to capture performance and business metrics.

Our technology stack includes: * Amazon EC2, Route53, S3, and ElastiCache * Ruby/Rails * Cassandra * Elasticsearch * Postgres * Chef * Redis

If these types of problems and technologies interest you, please contact us at careers@academicworks.com . Experience in one or more of the technologies mentioned is preferred. Passion (and a basic understanding of Linux) is required.

stevewilhelm 55 minutes ago 0 replies      
Euclid Inc - San Francisco's Mission District, Four full-time Positions, (euclidanalytics.com)

Euclid is Google Analytics for the physical world. Euclid is leveling the playing field for brick and mortar retailers and changing the the way top retailers use consumer behavioral data.

As a Data Engineer, you will help solve some of the most vexing questions we have today.

As a Full Stack Engineer at Euclid, you will be building Rails applications and APIs, from our cloud-based databases and back-end services to our dynamic JavaScript front-end.

The Front End engineer is a key technical lead in visualizing the insights we provide our retail customers.

Details can be found at: http://euclidanalytics.com/about/careers/

phamilton 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Location: San Francisco or Palo Alto, full time

BrightRoll (http://www.brightroll.com) is looking for all kinds of engineers, especially server side hackers to work on composing internal services into public, REST APIs (we take the Fielding dissertation seriously). We value functional programming, distributed systems, fault tolerance and high availability, backed by all kinds of languages and persistence schemes. We are serious about scala, erlang/elixir, ruby, node, and store stuff in SQL, nosql, and sometimes in plain old files.

Our culture is one of uncompromising transparency and GSD (the good kind of GSD, where anything that blocks us from getting stuff done is prioritized). We value risk taking, learning from failure, provide superb compensation and benefits, as well as having a laid back office culture (I personally practice Hammock Driven Development fairly regularly). Feel free to apply via the web site, and let us know hacker news sent you, or contact me directly (phamilton at brightroll dot com). Thanks!

See http://www.brightroll.com/careers/greenhouse.php?gh_jid=6250

dan_manges 2 hours ago 0 replies      
GiveNext - Cleveland, OH or REMOTE - https://givenext.com

GiveNext is the easiest way for donors to give to the causes they care about. We support giving to 1.4 million nonprofits.

Looking for a full-time technical cofounder / CTO. You'll be paid a salary plus have stock options.

Read more at https://givenext.com/cofounder

squirrel 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Notting Hill, London, England, U.K.

Our web application is at the heart of our busy and very successful e-commerce business; every day it serves millions of product images and handles hundreds of thousands of user visits, but we can and do update the live site with new code multiple times per day without missing a beat. Our systems are written on the LAMP stack and deployed on Amazon Web Services using Puppet and Capistrano; we are migrating to Symfony 2 as our MVC framework and we have just started using MongoDB for user activity tracking. Developers choose the tools that work best for them - for instance, at the moment we have a mix of Linux and Mac workstations in the team. We are adopting and adapting agile development techniques such as evolutionary design, pair programming, and continuous deployment. We hold regular retrospectives to improve our working environment and lightning talks to share what we learnt. Our developers are generalizing specialists; a typical day may include refining an algorithm, writing a tricky integration test, fixing a responsive-design problem on iPhones, tuning an SQL query, and discussing feature nuances with a product manager. Our team is growing fast and we'd like to hear (at careers@secretsales.com) from any of you who'd like to join us; we're hiring for all technical roles, especially developers of all levels of experience.

Established in London in July 2007, Secretsales.com is the UK's leading private shopping club, offering limited-time online sales with current name-brand goods at deep discounts. Brands include fashion, beauty, homeware, and lifestyle categories, many of them familiar from the high street. The company has about eighty employees and a substantial annual turnover, with profitability in sight for this year. It recently raised over 4 million in funding and was recently selected to join the UK's Future Fifty and LSE Elite programmes for the country's most rapidly growing startups.

the_gigi 31 minutes ago 0 replies      
Aclima, San Francisco

Aclima is an early-stage company based in San Francisco that designs and deploys distributed, large-scale sensor networks to empower people with actionable environmental quality data. Our end-to-end solutions collect, process and analyze real-time streaming data from thousands of sensors, enabling a level of environmental awareness that has never been possible before. We believe our technologies can redefine the way we imagine and manage our buildings, communities, and cities, helping us improve our collective well-being. We are looking for passionate engineers to help build and scale our platform. We have no required list of skills or years of experience. Instead, were looking for engineers who are smart and get things done. Python experience will come in handy, though, as well as experience with large-scale distributed system development. Our engineering culture values rapid iteration, continuous improvement, and as much automation as is sensible. We work in a relaxed, purpose-driven atmosphere with flexible hours and competitive perks.Our stack includes: Python 2.7, Git, MariaDB, Cassandra, Nginx, NSQ, Redis, AnsibleIf youre up for the challenge, contact us: jobs@aclima.io

eiphany06 2 hours ago 0 replies      

We are looking for Senior Software Engineers and Q.A. Engineers. ALL AVAILABLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES at https://slice.resumetracker.com/public

Slice, a well-funded startup in Palo Alto, California, is a wonderful place to work and grow as an entrepreneur, engineer, designer, data scientist, and statistical scientist.You will be surrounded by brilliant, compassionate team members. This is an inspirational place to evolve as an entrepreneur and programmer, and the level of leadership among the founders, also professors at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is outstanding. The networking and mentoring opportunities are amazing here. We've been named one of 7 "Startups to Watch" by Inc. Magazine, and to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of 100 Brilliant Companies.We've also gotten tons of shoutouts from the press and media such as the NBC's Today Show, Real Simple, CNN, and Lifehacker just to name a few.

I would be delighted to conduct an informational interview. Resumes/Linkedin/project pages/portfolios to hannahft [at] stanfordalumni.org.

Senior QA Engineer description: https://slice.resumetracker.com/public/job_detail/1155

What's the job:

We are seeking a senior QA engineer (on contract) to test of key areas of our high volume, distributed infrastructure, data pipeline and ETL / Data Warehouse processes.


Work closely with product management, developers and Operations to review product specifications develop robust testing strategies.Lead development of and execute comprehensive test plans with an eye to automation.Analyze and test performance, scalability, and stability of various system components.Requirements:

BS or MS Computer Science or related field.5+ years of experience testing Java based applications and infrastructure.5+ years of experience developing test automation frameworks with tools like Selenium, JUnit, and JMeter.Experience with Linux OS and shell scripting.Experience in testing data pipelines, ETL / data warehouse processes and data validation.Experience with Microsoft SQL server or MySQL is highly desired.Experience working effectively with geographically distributed teams is highly desired.Experience with rapid iteration development methodologies.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Senior Software Engineer:https://slice.resumetracker.com/public/job_detail/222

What's the job:

We are seeking a senior server engineer to design and develop software components and systems for our high volume, distributed infrastructure backing our consumer Internet applications running in the cloud.Responsibilities:Design and develop core software components and systems in support of our suite of Web and Mobile applications. Code using Java. Conduct design and code reviews. Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources. Work closely with other engineers to define elegant software solutions, with a particular eye for performance and scalability. Requirements:BS or MS Computer Science or related field. A solid foundation in computer science and robust software design including distributed systems, algorithms, data structures, multi-threaded and object oriented programming. Expert knowledge developing and debugging in Java. Experience with a high traffic web applications with particular focus on performance and scale. Experience with cloud based code deployment such as Amazon Web Services (EC2) preferred. Experience with both SQL and/or NoSQL data stores - e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra preferred. Experience with information extraction, natural language processing and machine learning is a major plus. Experience with rapid iteration development methodologies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic startup environment. Who we are:Founded by proven entrepreneurs out of Stanford, Slice is a consumer internet company based in downtown Palo Alto that is venture backed by Lightspeed, DCM, Eric Schmidt and other top Valley investors.We're a bright and talented team that's chock-full of consumer internet experience with a passion for delighting our users through amazing product experiences and thoughtful customer service.

What we do:Slice is solving a very big and important problem: we're changing the way that people interact with the stuff they buy AFTER they buy it. And we're doing this by tackling it at the source of where people get their electronic receipts: the email inbox.We're using email data to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. Our popular flagship app for iOS and Android provides an easy way for consumers to manage & track all of their purchases and even save money with price drop alerts.

espinchi 58 minutes ago 0 replies      
Pixable, New York City. Android Engineer

We're looking for an Android developer to help our Android team take our application to the next level. You should be comfortable in a fluid start-up environment and bring an energetic, fun and creative approach to your work.

We just moved to a pretty cool office in Wall Street, New York. But you don't have to wear a tie :)

You will be:* Taking part in a small team of 3-6 highly skilled developers that care about software quality* Reviewing the code of your team mates in a pull request based workflow * Collaborating day-to-day with product managers, designers, backend engineers* Iterating on a 2-week sprint cycle* Writing tons of code. And refactoring it until it shines

You have to have:* Shipped and iterated on Android applications. Shows us some examples!* Excellent coding skills* Care for software quality* A good eye for design and usability

Ping me at pablo@pixable.com

Petefine 31 minutes ago 0 replies      
http://www.15gifts.com/jobs - Brighton/London UK - Data Scientist

15gifts' decision-engine technology powers some of the largest corporations in the UK including Virgin Media, Orange, T-Mobile and The Times, and we're growing rapidly.We are now looking for a talented data scientist to join our team and help shape the recommendation algorithms that underpin our product.

Our data science team is at the heart of the company and plays a crucial role in analysing and visualising customer behaviour - using the data to build statistical and machine learning models that generate highly tailored recommendations and drive the product forward through data-led optimisations.We're looking for someone with strong analysis, statistics, machine learning and programming skills (were particularly fond of Python and R). It's a great opportunity to work for a small company (8 employees), while analysing data from some of the largest e-commerce sites in the country and beyond.Contact peter.fine at 15gifts dot com (our head data scientist) to find out more!

ricaurte 3 hours ago 0 replies      
The Honest Company - Hiring Software Engineers - Santa Monica, CA


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, recently hiring our 200th employee, 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/

-- http://instagram.com/p/jSqeESMujh/


Positions Available

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

-- Back-End Engineers (Jr., Mid, and Sr.)

-- Full-Stack Engineers (Jr., Mid, and Sr.)

-- Sr. Front-End Engineers

-- QA Automation Engineers

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

feverishaaron 2 hours ago 0 replies      
mPath - http://mpath.com - Palo Alto (Downtown) and San Francisco (Noe), REMOTE welcome.

======== The Opportunity ========

Semi-stealth startup in the enterprise mobile space. That's all I can tell you, but you can derive more from our website, videos and github.

You might be interested in these positions if you:

* Want to work with an experienced, well-connected founding team * Want to bring a sophisticated consumer experience to enterprise mobile* Are open-minded, curious and always feel the need to learn something new * Think having customers and revenue is important

======== Openings ========

We prefer to hire generalists, but we have a few very specific needs right now. They're at the top of this list. Learn more at https://github.com/mpath-development/hiring

Web/UI (Javascript) Engineer - React.js and Sinatra - http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/web-ui-developer/c04O0Is...

iOS Engineer - http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/senior-ios-engineer/bw6X...

DevOps - OpsWorks, Amazon - http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/senior-devops-engineer/a...

Sr. Software Engineer (Service Architecture) - Java -http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/software-engineer/cHaNXI...

======== Why mPATH? ========

I'll tell you why I work here: The founding team is amazing. Both Claus and Trae have deep enteprise experience, and an intense desire to bring a game-changing platform to the market. We've been lucky to hire some super-talented engineers and designers. Thus, our team is a great group of people to work with. It's small right now, so we're being highly selective about the people we are bringing on board.

This company is going to go places. This is my third startup, and I've never seen so much interest in a pre-launch company. Every time we demo to customers, potential partners and investors, they are amazed.

Our seed investor, Randall Kaplan (co-founder of Akamai), is also very well-connected in the enterprise market.

lbarrow 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Braintree -- Chicago, San Francisco. We'll pay for relocation.

We're hiring software and production engineers of all skill levels.

Braintree makes awesome payments APIs for developers. You've almost certainly used our product; we power payments for companies like GitHub, Uber, Dropbox, Heroku and CloudFlare.

We're not an early-stage startup anymore -- we were acquired by PayPal for $800 million in December 2013. Partnering with PayPal gives us the resources to grow faster than ever, both in the US and internationally. I joined the company about 22 months ago, and we've more than quadrupled our size since then. This place is a rocketship.

Typical projects you might work on:

* Decomposing and scaling a payment gateway that handles $15 billion per year of transactions. Have you ever been on call for an application that makes $29,000 a minute?

* Building SDKs that make payments on mobile devices easy and frictionless, both for developers and consumers.

* Build abstractions that make accepting payments, in all their crazy varieties, easy all over the world -- not just in the US.

You can read more at https://braintreepayments.com/careers or email me at lionel.barrow@getbraintree.com.

mixmastamyk 1 hour ago 1 reply      
Senior Java Database Scalability Engineer - Weta Digital, Wellington, NZ

Imagine 50,000 Orcs beating at the door of your database app!That's the challenge you'll get at Weta Digital.

We're looking for a top developer to scale our Render Queue and AssetTracking applications to the next level. Requirement:

1. Proven ability to scale database applications using Java frameworks!

Details found below:


Highlights: Java, Spring, Postgres, MySQL, Linux Performance tweaking

Additional bonus items:

* Experience with Apache Thrift or Protocol Buffers for communication.

* Python, shell scripting, C++, git

* Familiarity with throttling erratic or demanding clients, both scripted and in-the flesh. ;)

* Must be willing to move to beautiful New Zealand for a year, minimum. Yes, there's a reloc package and team to help you get settled.

If you've been living in the Bay Area or other big city such as LA, NY, orLondon, you'll be happy to hear that for the price of a studio apartment thereyou'll be able to rent a three bedroom house with yard here, possibly withocean or bay views.

More perks:

* Monday continental breakfast, everyday organic fruits & vegies, espresso, dinner when on overtime, and "Beer o'clock" happy-hour on Friday.

* Incredible scenery in every direction for weekend trips.

* Good to great schools and healthcare.

* Credit on future films you can probably guess the names of.

And fair warning, as nowhere is perfect:

* Winters are cold and windy in Wellington, but it keeps things interesting.

* All employees are contractors and paid by the hour, 50 hrs is typical but up to you.

* Occasionally noisy but fun office environment.

Please apply at the link above. If you'd like to reply here, I'll confirm that your app makes it through HR.

scanr 1 hour ago 0 replies      
London, England - Full Time - Local

Brand Networks (http://bn.co/) is hiring full stack engineers for our London office, working on real time bidding, analytics and front end web applications. Graduates welcome.


    * BS or MS degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field.       Or related experience.    * Good understanding of web technologies HTML, CSS, Javascript, HTTP, JSON, REST    * Can demonstrate that you're a great programmer in at least one of       Python, Java, TypeScript, JavaScript, Clojure, Haskell, F#, Kotlin, Scala      or Ruby    * Would like to work with TypeScript, NodeJS, AngularJS, Python, Ansible and AWS    * 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.

jetsnoc 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Idaho (remote or on-site)

  KickBack Rewards Systems  http://www.kickbacksystems.com  http://careers.kickbacksystems.com
I'm a senior manager at KickBack. KickBack Rewards Systems is a privately held company founded in 1999 that specializes in customer specific marketing and payments for over 1000 US clients. 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 13 developers. If you are interested in any of these positions my contact information is under my profile.


Data ScientistI am 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 someone we would consider a "game changer" and are paying accordingly.


UX DesignerI am looking for someone who can create beautiful user interfaces that are simple, elegant and flow well. You will be designing web and mobile interfaces and assisting developers in understanding whether the customer should swipe left, right or possibly not at all.


Project ManagerI need a strong PM/Business Analyst to assist us in managing all of this. We're a loose agile shop and have a few projects kicking off that I need you to scope out..


Back-end DeveloperI am looking for a pro that can create scalable back-ends. Message queues, concurrency and fault tolerance should be second-nature to you.


Front-end DeveloperI am looking for an expert in AngularJS whom can pair with our aforementioned world-class back-end developer. Heck, if you aren't an angular pro, anyone with amazing front-end skills will do, you can pick-up our framework or suggest a better one as you work in to the role. UX skills a plus. Like any start-up, we're big on usability.


Mobile DeveloperI am looking for two mobile developers. We have a specific vision for our mobile platform and have already moved past html5 interfaces to native applications to improve performance.


SecOpsDo you breathe ciphers, best practices and feel strongly about data privacy? We need a good security operations engineer to help us maintain industry compliances. Your job will be to ensure overall server, network and systems security.


DevOps(Multiple positions) We're looking for a Hadoop cluster administrator and an overall DevOps engineer proficient in Chef, Celery, Message Queues, Networking, BGP AnyCast, etc. We'll always train the right candidate so junior developers and candidates fresh out of a university are welcome to apply. Thanks!

jerryr 3 hours ago 0 replies      
MindTribe - San Francisco, CA

We make hardware. Were looking for senior firmware engineers to join the team!

The hard requirements are brief: 5+ years of writing code for embedded systems with experience leading projects. At Mindtribe we code most often in C. In addition to technical work, our senior engineers plan projects, lead teams of engineers, and mentor junior members.

At this point, you can tackle most technical challenges that come your way. The rest you could figure out given enough time. Youre starting to grow into someone who can elevate an entire team not just by adding engineering horsepower, but by multiplying the abilities of those around you. You could probably get a job anywhere you want. Why Mindtribe?

As a product development consultancy, we get to peek inside a lot of exciting companies. Thats how we know theres nowhere else wed rather be.

Nobody sees the kind of variety that we do. Working at Mindtribe is being immersed in a constant stream of projects across different industries using different technologies. You will learn. A lot. About everything. Mindtribers are not just versatile within their own fields firmware engineers work with everything from 8-bit micros to embedded Linux to smartphones we also have EEs driving SolidWorks, MEs developing iOS apps, and FW engineers laying out PCBs. Youll iterate through many careers-worth of projects and solutions faster than you thought possible. And youll get better at it each time.

Everyone here loves hardware, so much that weve been known to spend leisure time on projects that arent so different from what we do at work. Or perhaps its the other way around. We may code in bits and bytes, but we work in the real world. Our desks are cluttered with dev boards and prototypes. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with teammates, discuss our work throughout each day, and build amazing things together. Were constantly in front of clients to extract feedback, plot course corrections, and lead the way.

Mindtribe succeeds by putting forward strong teams with sound methods. While we consider ourselves talented engineers, relying on heroic individual efforts to meet impossible deadlines is a painful way to squeak by. Instead, our edge comes from constant introspection about how we do engineering, and we are always looking for ways to improve. Things that are broken here dont stay that way for long.

Were a small company. As a result, your contributions will have immediate, visible impacts not just on projects, but also on the success of the entire organization. Although we all swab the decks, everyone also gets to help steer.

Mindtribe is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, convenient to public transit and at the epicenter of a flourishing technology industry. We enjoy working together and place great value in maintaining an awesome company environment. Tribers regularly spend time together outside the office, whether thats doing happy hour at a local watering hole or enjoying the rocking chairs at the new Exploratorium.

For more information about us, check out our team (http://www.mindtribe.com/team), our portfolio (http://www.mindtribe.com/portfolio), and our method (http://www.mindtribe.com/method).

If this is resonating, wed love to get to know you! Please drop us a line at nopnjmp@mindtribe.com to tell us how youve demonstrated leadership in your career and why youd be excited to do what we do.

CCs 1 hour ago 0 replies      
HealthExpense Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA - 5 Full Time engineers - http://healthexpense.com/careers/


- Frontend/Full Stack (Scala and JS)

- Backend (C++)

- Data (Scala)

- iOS and Android

HealthExpense is a healthcare enterprise data platform for benefit management and payment.We're well funded and in production, with paying customers for over 2 years.Currently rolling out our product to the largest benefit management companies in the country, potentially accessing over 70% of US population's data in a couple of years.

Our architecture is very similar to Netflix/Amazon API oriented design; each component can be fully understood and easily changed by a person.The product is HIPAA compliant and Enterprise centric, yet we're light on process and focused on great engineering solutions.

Competitive salary (110-180k), full health, vision, and dental benefits.

webXL 3 hours ago 0 replies      
South Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove, NV)Informa Investment Solutions, Inc. is seeking both a senior and a junior web developer to join our web applications team at our office on the shores of Lake Tahoe. If you love designing and building modern, responsive web applications that make it easy for business users to run sophisticated investment analysis software, we would like to talk to you. Were an established company with actual paying customers and we want to make our little corner of the world a better place for our users.

We use standards-based HTML, JavaScript and CSS to build a cross-browser UI. We use a lot of state of the art technology HTML5, canvas, RequireJS, Backbone, LESS and node.js. The backend is a mixture of C#, Java, C++ because we believe in using the right tool for the job, and we are regularly evaluating our tools to ensure that. Our development process is agile and we release our web products approximately once a month.

Our offices are a five minute walk from the Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe and Heavenly ski resort is a fifteen minute drive from the office. As a developer youll also get your own private office and even though we mostly develop on Windows, all our developers have Mac hardware.We prefer to hire generalists who are as curious and excited about technology as we are. All of us enjoy learning new technologies and tools; we have a small team and each developer should be able to work on every aspect of the system.

Please note: this is a full-time, on-site position. We would prefer you to work in our Zephyr Cove office, but we also have offices in White Plains, NY or Nashville, TN that you could work out of. If you're interested, please email matt.motherway -at- informais.com (and put Hacker News in the subject). Thanks.

blucz 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Meridian Audio - New York, NY - Full Time - https://www.meridian-audio.com/en/

Job Description

We're looking for a motivated and independent software developer who's passionate about building software for music lovers. This is an opportunity to join us in developing an application that reaches over 20 million users annually.

In this role, you will eventually be responsible for the end-to-end development of a Windows Store Application built using the C#/Xaml/WinRT stack. You will be working closely with UI/UX and graphic designers to bring a highly bespoke user experience to life.

At Meridian, we have a strong developer-driven project management culture and a track record of on-time delivery without trashing our weekends. We constantly iterate on the development process to keep things running smoothly.

While you will be working out of our New York office, our culture is extremely casual, and our office hours and work-from-home policies are flexible.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:- Experience with Windows 8/8.1 App development using C#/Xaml and Visual Studio- Strong fluency in C#, Xaml, and WPF- Experience communicating with services built using JSON, HTTP, REST, OAuth, etc- Experience working closely with graphic designers to build applications

Preferred Skills:- Experience with Android or iOS development- UI Design experience- Photoshop familiarity

About Meridian Audio

In 2000, unsatisfied with the music products that existed in the world, a few rabid music fans got together to create something better. We built Sooloos because we wanted its features for ourselves: the ability to browse huge music libraries and stream audio to multiple rooms. We built touchscreen kiosks and put them in our friends' houses and in our favorite bars. We kept our day jobs, but in our own time we relentlessly pursued the world's coolest music listening experience.

After a few years, we were surprised that other products in the space were still unable to meet our needs, so we turned our hobby into a company and shipped our first product in 2006. We built our own hardware using studio-grade audio components and packaged Sooloos as a high-end music server for the audiophile market, which received us with open arms.

In late 2008 we were acquired by Meridian Audio, which had a culture of innovation in audio hardware and DSP that matched our own in UX and streaming. In addition to manufacturing the gold standard of high-performance multi-zone music solutions, we also develop software music products for Jaguar Land Rover, Hewlett Packard, and a variety of audio OEMs.

Five years post acquisition, everyone on our original development team is still with us. Our reference product serves a community of 10,000 specialty users, and we have 10 million activations and 1.5 million monthly actives for HP Connected Music, the product we bundle on nearly 20 million PCs annually. We work with the biggest services in the business including Last.fm, AllMusic Guide, Rhapsody, Deezer, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Spotify, 7digital, Songkick, Musicbrainz, LyricFind, and Qobuz.

Our team is headquartered in Meridian's New York office in Soho (home to the most amazing digital theater ever) but we routinely work remotely, sometimes on four continents at once. Our flat structure relies on the initiative and accountability of everyone on the team; we all own projects (and in some cases product) and our output speaks for itself.

Please contact hiring@sooloos.com if you're interested

salar 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. No remote work must be willing to work at our Amsterdam office.

Silk [1] is looking for Javascript/TypeScript Engineers. We're building a product that makes it easy for people to create sites with information that is easy to query, visualize and share. On a deeper level, our vision is to bring the semantic web to the masses and build an amazing company around that.

We're working on many interesting and challenging problems, with a custom-built Haskell graph-database on the back-end and a cutting-edge Functional Reactive client-side framework in Javascript on the front-end [2]. Silk is well-funded by top-tier VCs (NEA and Atomico) and we're located in the city center of Amsterdam.

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

[1] https://www.silk.co/

[2] See http://engineering.silk.co/ for examples.

capkutay 2 hours ago 0 replies      
WebAction (www.webaction.com) in Downtown Palo Alto - Full Time Hiring UI Engineers, Platform EngineersJobs@WebAction.com

At WebAction, we're working on a platform that shrinks the gap between you and diverse, physically disparate data at petabyte scale. 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. 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.

For the UI Developer Position:

-Turn mockups and wireframes into functional, fluid web components

-Implementing beautiful and robust dashboards using d3.js


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

-Enthusiasm for working in a startup environment

Nice to haves

-Youre interested in designing engaging and intuitive user experiences

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

-An interest in the type of scalable systems you hear about at Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

-Youre interested in telling stories and revealing anomalies through data visualization

-Concentration in Human Computer Interaction

For the Platform Engineering position, we ask that you have experience writing clean code in Java and have a strong desire and skills to work on a scalable, highly optimized data management infrastructure. We ask that you have the following skills:

-Large-scale distributed systems

-Highly available, highly scalable architectures, Hadoop (MapReduce / Pig / Zookeeper),

- Data Serialization (Avro / Thrift / Protocol Buffers)

- Experience with HBase or Cassandra

-Real-time messaging (0MQ / Kestrel / Kafka or similar), Real-time event processing, Continuous Queries

If this sounds like you, shoot us an e-mail at jobs@WebAction.com.

adambratt 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Benzinga -- is getting massive amounts of new traffic and we need some more team members to help us handle all the new visitors either REMOTE or local full-time in Detroit, MI.

   Positions       Lead UX / UI Designer / CD - Full creative control + build your own team       Senior Django Developer        Senior Drupal Developer   Quick Stats       Customers include TD Ameritrade, Microsoft, Yahoo       20 million+ monthly readers       1000s of subscribers to our private Marketfy investor communities       Accelerated growth rate 
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 and another 100% just in the last month. 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 $200k/month in under a year.

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.

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

We've recently became Microsoft's premier finance partner alongside 3 other companies, all worth over a billion dollars and established for years. As of this Christmas we were 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!

Email us now: dev-us@benzinga.com

Check us out: http://marketfy.com and http://benzinga.com

tristanz 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Sense - https://senseplatform.com - Lead UX/UI Designer

At Sense, we're building next-generation data science platform to power the future of science and business. We're a small team, ventured backed, and located in San Francisco.

Designer #1: Lead Product/UX/UI Designer

We're looking for a talented designer to lead product, UX, and UI design at Sense. You'd be part of first 5 employees and would be responsible for crafting the entire product experience. You should love solving tough UI challenges elegantly, building beautiful and highly-functional user experiences, and working with creative and talented peers.

Competitive compensation: $80k-$110k, 1%-3% equity.

If you think you might want to join us, email tristan@senseplatform.com with a link to your past work.

lamby 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Thread.com (YC S12) - Software engineer who loves product (Python/Django) London, England. https://www.thread.com/jobs/software-engineer

We're a startup trying to reinvent retail so men can dress well without being subject to the horrors of the high street or having to trawl through millions of items online. We do this using a combination of powerful algorithms and human stylists.

You'd be joining a small, highly technical team with a ton of startup experience (the founders have started and sold 2 companies before). You'll be one of the first technical hires and get to build and own huge parts of the product and work on the core algorithms. One of our ancillary goals is to build one of the best engineering cultures anywhere, and we'd love you to help us do that. We launched in October and user and revenue numbers are scaling extremely quickly. We're backed by a collection of the top investors from London and Silicon Valley as well as Y Combinator.

We're especially interested in people who are interested in founding their own startup one day. We view working at Thread as a founder bootcamp where you'll learn about all parts of starting and growing a startup.

Want to learn more? Check out https://www.thread.com/jobs/software-engineer and you can see some of our code at http://dev.thread.com/


bsamuels 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Cigital - Hiring software security folks, product evangelists, product support engineers, sales reps, and a few marketing people!


What we do: We're a software security consulting firm that prevents e-bay incidents from happening. Static analysis, penetration testing, architecture review, threat modeling, you name it. We work with a wide variety of clients and products ranging from big banks to mobile apps to video games.

Almost all of our security people are consultants - so there can be a fair amount of travel involved. The work is varied so you can really focus the type of work you do based on your interests and skill. It's an amazing place to work - there's rarely a dull moment.

We have locations all over the place, including:

   Northern Virginia   Boston, MA   Santa Clara, CA   New York, NY   Bloomington, IN   London
You can read more about our open positions here: http://www.cigital.com/careers/jobs/

If you're looking to challenge yourself or try something new, email me your resume at contact@bsamuels.net

memset 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Eponym (New York, NY, USA)http://www.eponymous.co

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

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

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

Email me!

jay@eponymous.co[1] https://github.com/classicspecs/ClassicUPS

michaelrbock 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Udacity - iOS Developer - Mountain View, CA - REMOTE for right candidate

Why Work at Udacity?

We believe that education is no longer a one-time event but a lifelong pursuit. Technology is advancing and there is a growing gap in skills and the knowledge needed to contribute to modern society. We're rethinking how education is delivered to provide relevant, affordable and lifelong learning opportunities.

We teach modern programming, software development, data science, product design, and entrepreneurship in an engaging, accessible way that emphasizes mastery over memorization.

We're especially looking for iOS Engineers (but also other Software Engineers, Course Developers, Course Managers, and more). Please feel free to email me at michael.bock@udacity.com (add HN to the subject line) or check out https://www.udacity.com/jobs

philipcamilleri 35 minutes ago 0 replies      
SmartAsset, NYC. Back-end and Front-End Developers, QA Automation Engineers, Financial Analysts

* Work with a rapidly-growing, Series-A financed startup, in the heart of Wall Street* Excellent benefits, competitive salary and stock-options* Flexible vacation time* Plenty of exciting upcoming projects to work on (from customer-facing interaction, new mobile app and high-availability API for third-party integration)

More info at https://www.smartasset.com/page/jobs

qthrul 20 minutes ago 0 replies      
VCE, Globally http://unicornjockey.com

We're looking for a few good unicorn jockeys

lmeyerov 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Graphistry - San Francisco - FULL-TIME || INTERN - http://www.graphistry.com

* Infrastructure for visually interacting with millions of datapoints in stock browsers

* Award-winning team from UC Berkeley

* Our stack combines: GPU cloud streaming, synthesis DSLs & compilers, NodeJS, OpenCL/OpenGL/CUDA, time series & graph databases.

* We're focusing on time series and graph data, starting with visibility into datacenter analytics. Our first customers are excited (cannot name publicly.)

* Meaningful equity and competitive pay


This is your shot at being one of the first employees! We're looking for two roles:

1. Info viz / frontend engineering:

Think data exploration needs a boost? This will involve making your favorite infoviz papers real. Aesthetics, JS, D3, CSS/Less, and the desire to work with us on the crazy GPU stuff.

2. GPU / cloud / devops:

Think Mesos/Spark or Yarn/Tez are cool? Not afraid to turn dials on HDFS/Cassandra or are excited by the idea of writing CUDA and deploying on GPU racks? We need help getting something incredible into people's datacenters and making it do even more.

Beyond needing you to be able to look forward, we also need you to look around: we are solving real problems for real people, and that requires empathy and care.


Please email Leo@graphistry.com about yourself and why you're curious. We love building the future of the web & infoviz, and are excited to be bringing in someone who wants take it even further!

biggitybones 4 hours ago 0 replies      
TeachBoost - New York, NY https://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/58426/front-end-devel...

TeachBoost is looking for a full-time web developer for our Brooklyn, NY office who can handle all aspects of front-end web application development. We're looking for someone to be a key member of the development team - so experience (or the ability to learn quickly) and attention to detail are massively important.

We're moving from a single-repo PHP legacy application towards a client-service, multi-repo application codebase. To do that we'll be slicing off features from the PHP legacy app and re-writing them into front-end, client applications, in Node.js.

TeachBoost is a performance management platform for education; we help educators improve by streamlining and improving the coaching/evaluation process, and using that data to better inform educator development/training. We're a growing team of passionate, mission driven people - and looking for more of the same!

Get in touch with jason AT teachboost.com if you're interested!

Fergi 2 hours ago 1 reply      
PipelineDB (YC W14) is hiring employees #1 - #4

We are on a mission to build a new type of database for a modern world in which information is constantly moving, and moving fast. PipelineDB runs SQL queries continuously on large volumes of streaming data, giving companies the capability to easily develop scalable, realtime applications and services using only a familiar SQL interface. No application code is required.

This inherently involves solving many big problems, many of which are novel. Were looking for creative engineers who appreciate the value and freedom of choosing their own projects, approaches, and working with other top talent in a low distraction, streamlined work environment in our new SOMA office.

We are well funded by top investors including SV Angel, Susa Ventures, Data Collective, Paul Buchheit, and more.

If youve been waiting for an opportunity like this, please send your resume and a quick blurb about yourself to jobs@pipelinedb.com. We're hiring for two positions:

1) Software Engineer


* Bachelor's degree or higher in CS or related field* You've worked with large C/C++ systems in a Linux environment* Strong system-level debugging skills* Strong understanding of how performant storage systems work

Bonus points:

* Experience with/contributions to PostgreSQL, Storm, Kafka, Samza, Kinesis, or Esper* Experience with database internals* Experience building distributed systems* Experience building realtime systems


$90k - $120k + 1% - 4% equity

2) Frontend Engineer


* Strong design sense (please send us a link to your portfolio/work if possible)* Strong HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills* Ability to implement your vision effectively* Experience with a framework such as Django or Rails

Bonus points:

* Bachelor's degree or higher in CS or related field* Experience with databases * Experience with monitoring/operations/admin software


$80k - $110k + 1% - 3% equity

yllus 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Rogers Media ( http://www.rogersmedia.com/ ) based in Toronto, Canada. Downtown office location; no remote work.

We have an otherwise unadvertised full time position (3 month contract to start) open that I think is the coolest job ever: We'd like to hire a Data Evangelist; someone who looks at the reams of data flowing in from websites like Sportsnet.ca, TodaysParent.com, NextIssue.ca and 680News.com and humanizes it by finding two or three key things those brands can act on to better meet their audience's needs.

The candidate would have lived through multiple website projects and would be able to suggest how to further instrument a website with analytics to capture data to help drive growth. They'd also have strong communication skills, as they'd be shifting focus month to month to try to spend time with lots of our brand websites and would meet with senior leaders of those brands to talk over their findings.

If you or someone you know is interested, drop me a line at sully.syed@rci.rogers.com . You'd be coming to work at 350 Bloor St. E for a division that acts like a startup-within-a-company, with people who aren't afraid to experiment and are trying to forment a data-driven culture.

laironald 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Storefront - FULLTIME in San Francisco, CA -- Jobs: http://sfrt.co/1n0rS2j

Storefront is the world's largest marketplace connecting the best merchants with the best short term physical space. The press likes to call us the Airbnb for Retail, but we like to think of ourselves as making retail accessible.


UX, software engineers (Stack = Rails, AngularJS) and other non technical roles.


To date we have successfully launched over 1,000 retail experiences. Our customers are entrepreneurs and we are humbled by the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of people.


We recently completed a $7.3m round led by Spark Capital, investors of Warby Parker, Twitter, Tumblr, OMGPop and others. Other notable investors include Troy Carter (Lady Gaga's former manager), NAS, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Glocer (former CEO of Thompson Reuters) and Vikram Pandit (former CEO of Citigroup).


Storefront has alumni from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UChicago, Berkeley, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Apple, Google, Trulia, Yelp and other awesome institutions. We are looking for YOU to join this dynamic group of individuals.

Technology and Company:

Our stack is AngularJS, Rails and Bootstrap. We solve difficult problems in matching, build processes for offline + online, we are building a large transaction platform (deals can be $100k+) and we have the opportunity to work with our customers who are hungry, hustling entrepreneurs. If you are looking to work with an incredible team disrupting a $100bn+ market, apply. Please put [hacker news] in the Subject line of the Application so we can pay special attention.

About you:

We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:

  * great communicators  * initiative  * ownership  * passion
We give a lot of freedom and responsibility to our employees.

About Me:

My name is Ron Lai and I am the VP of Product. I enjoy mentoring my team and providing people opportunities to grow. Pls learn more about me @ https://linkedin.com/in/ronaldlai

Jobs @ http://sfrt.co/1n0rS2j

possibilistic 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Remote / Async / Anywhere for contract work (perm if we can get off the ground)

Untitled Advanced Science Show Lecture Series

We're Atlanta-based and in need of some biology, chemistry, and physics PhDs (or students; perhaps even really good grads).

We want to film 15 minute science lectures that are much more advanced than Cosmos or NOVA, but we need research and writing. Existing formats are drawn out; we can be informationally dense and fast-paced. We'll include a few relevant figures; we'll also add footnotes, equations, and primary literarure citations for those that want to pause and do their own further exploration.

A perfect description of our demographic is HN--educated adults who might not actually be pursuing the field we're covering but have a ton of interest in science. This market also includes advanced college and high school students that likewise share the same level of interest.

The lectures can be broad surveys or deep coverage of a particular area of research or discovery.We're going to fund filming about 3 videos, film them here in Atlanta, and then test the market for fit (ie. "Show HN"). If the market demands a less "smart" or info-dense video, we'll probably abandon the project. Our goal is to fill the perceived lack of advanced material, not clone the existing formats.

bt at brand dot io

davegolland 2 hours ago 0 replies      
We're Hiring at Prismatic (getprismatic.com)The office is located in SOMA in San Francisco.


Frontend Engineer at Prismatic: iOS, Web, and Android. http://boards.greenhouse.io/prismatic/jobs/5971


Strong CS basics in data structures and algorithms. Strong engineering; thoughtful design and clean code. Graphics, browser, games, or animation experience a big plus.A front-end engineer that has a strong computer science background, but wants to focus on product engineering rather than backend systems. You dont want to just take off the shelf UI components, but want to explore new interactions. You arent afraid to dig under the hood of iOS frameworks or browser code in order to make an animation or interaction feel natural and smooth.


Backend Engineer at Prismatic: http://boards.greenhouse.io/prismatic/jobs/5976


Prismatic is a great place to be a backend engineer - we analyze millions of shared web pages every day, automatically classify them into tens of thousands of topics, and serve up personalized feeds in real-time using our homegrown, lightning fast, machine learning-based relevance engine. We are looking to grow our top-notch team, with both junior and senior-level positions available.We are looking for engineers with deep interest and knowledge in at least one area core to our business (i.e., distributed systems, ops and tooling, machine learning, designing and building new product features). Were a small team, so you will have the opportunity to have a lot of impact, and to learn from peers who are extremely talented engineers, computer scientists, and data experts. Our backend is written entirely in Clojure, a JVM-based LISP that is a dream to work in. Almost none of us knew it before we joined, and we dont expect you to either. We do, however, expect the following:- You live and die by good abstractions. You know that they can make the difference between easily understandable and maintainable code, and a spaghetti mess. - You think about edge cases and performance implications, and anticipate future needs. - You read and understand existing code before diving in and adding your own. You re-use existing code whenever possible, cleaning it up as needed to be more generally useful. - You know when to do it fast, when to do it right, and how to find the best compromise between the two. - You recognize that we are all stewards of the codebase, not owners. You leave code better than you found it, and you fix bugs without grumbling about whose they are. - You are a team player who enjoys discussing ideas and implementations with other engineers.Heres a small sampling of the things you will be working on as a member of the Prismatic backend team:- Making our crawlers and document analysis better and more comprehensive - Building out new product features in our API - Solving tough systems problems to help us scale reliably and robustly - Building and improving Machine Learning systems for ranking, document analysis, and more - Creating tools to assist development and ops - Shipping some of the best open-source Clojure libraries out there, and working with the community to make them better

sikakkar 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Front Row Education (https://www.frontrowed.com/) - San Francisco, Fulltime

At Front Row, were building an incredibly powerful tool to help kids learn math, and help math teachers be more effective. In just 8 months after launch, were in more than 1.5% of US schools, and are growing rapidly. We solve the hard problem of computing large amounts of student data and presenting it to teachers in a way that they can use it to personalize instruction for each student.

Were looking for engineers who have functional programming experience, or are really excited about functional programming to work on our product built in Clojure, Haskell, and JS.

Were looking for the first engineers (after the CTO) to join the team and have immense impact on our success and our culture. Given this high level of responsibility, we offer a generous amount of equity. Finally, everyone at Front Row has a ton of flexibility in where they work, and what they work on.

Email jobs@frontrowed.com if youre interested, or learn more here: http://goo.gl/dY8gqB

pretzel 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Qubit - London (+ New York web devs)

Do you have an eye for beauty? Do you know when you should be using SQL vs no-SQL? Do you want your code to effect 6,000,000 people a day?

Qubit is personalising the web, and we need more engineers to work on filling the demand. From collecting our data, to developing cutting-edge visualisation tools to finding compelling means for other developers to consume your work, the life of a engineer is varied and full of joy!

We're well looked after here in our Soho office, with a fully stocked kitchen (that you barely need to use, since we are on top of the foodie Berwick St market), a dedicated Chief Lifestyle Officer and a culture of getting shit done. The best brands in the world use our products and we want the best engineers to be creating them!

If you breathe Javascript, live on the command line and can create a quadrocopter from scratch, then you'll fit in here and we want to hear from you.

Drop us a line at careers+HN@qubitproducts.com, telling us a bit about yourself!

timjones 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Cribspot - Ann Arbor, MI - https://www.cribspot.com

Full-time - Lead UX/UI Designer

Cribspot is a platform for college students to search, sign, and pay for off-campus housing. Over 50,000 college renters have used our platform since September. We're based in Ann Arbor and recently won the Techweek Detroit Launch Competition (http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2014/05/23/cribspot-wins-tech...). We're gearing up for massive expansion this fall, along with a brand new rent payment product. We're a team of five people in our low 20s.

We're looking for a Lead UX/UI designer to take charge of all aspects of our front-end user experience. The ideal candidate also the HTML/CSS knowledge to make their designs come to life.

Compensation is very competitive and includes generous equity. Email me at tim@cribspot.com for more information.

rhc2104 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Dropbox - San Francisco, CA & New York, NY

We're working on a lot of interesting stuff.

Here is the Glassdoor page for Dropbox: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Dropbox-EI_IE41...


If you would like to apply, send me an email at ronald@dropbox.com. Please include your resume and what position you are applying for.

sparkman55 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Rinse - San Francisco, CA https://www.rinse.com

Despite the negative press recently, Laundry and Dry Cleaning really are problems that would benefit from today's technical prowess. Modernizing laundry has real environmental benefits to water usage, not to mention the convenience factor of a delivery service. As humanity becomes more and more urban and less and less likely to have space for a personal washer and dryer, demand for efficient laundry service is growing.

Rinse needs to tackle interesting technical challenges as well. Of course, the routing problem as popularized by the Traveling Salesman Problem (except with multiple, load-balanced agents) is a challenge, but since we are also taking photos of the clothes we process, there are interesting data mining, machine learning, and image processing applications as well. This is in addition to the joys of rapidly scaling an operational system, while continually optimizing a consumer-facing product.

We're looking for skilled developers of all types to join us. Since we haven't taken any VC yet, this is a chance to earn a significant equity stake (while still earning a competitive salary). We're a Python/Django/Heroku/AWS/PostGIS/Backbone/Sass shop currently, but since we're small, there are opportunities to steer us technically as well.

More information at https://www.rinse.com/careers/ or just contact us at jobs@rinse.com

blo 2 hours ago 1 reply      
Vurb - San Francisco, CA - http://vurb.com

We just won TechCrunch Disrupt NYC - http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/vurb/

Tired of opening browser windows and tabs and jumping between sites? Vurb is working on reinventing search, browsing, and sharing - by creating an intelligent layer over the Internet that helps you get things done in one place.

We do this by connecting the services we use in a contextual way, through data technologies (search, machine learning, big data, etc.) and original thinking around UI/UX.

We're funded by Max Levchin, Drew Houston (Dropbox), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), CrunchFund, and many others. This is a hard problem, but it has the potential to change the behavior of how we do things on the Internet.

Full-time opportunities in San Francisco (3+ yrs experience, interview on-site)

* Search / Data Sciencist / Data Engineer - search, classification, ranking, machine learning, recommendation systems, NLP, graph databases, data crawling/processing. Search experience strongly desired.

* Full-stack Engineer - experience in JavaScript and async programming (e.g., node.js) preferable

* Android Engineer

* Lead Designer - visual design, interaction design, and experience design - please include your portfolio or Dribbble when applying

jobs@vurb.com | angel.co/vurb

tomatbase 14 minutes ago 0 replies      
Bournemouth, UK - Mobile App (iOS) Developer at We Are Base

We're are looking for an iOS developer to lead mobile app production on work for the RNLI and mobile ticketing for our passenger transport clients. Your work will have a positive impact on thousands of people every day.

You'll be working as part of a talented team of web and mobile application engineers and designers, 5 mins from one of the UK's top rated beaches.

With a great quality of life, creative and technology conferences including Silicon Beach and re:develop, the UK's largest open device lab and the launch of Bournemouth University's Data Science Institute the area's tech scene is fast becoming the destination for innovation outside of London.

Base are behind the open device lab, re:develop and plenty more. This is a great opportunity to become a key player in a product and service innovation company that is building exceptional applications.

To find out more check http://wearebase.com/assets/JobSpecMobileAppiOSDev.pdf and wearebase.com

jakestein 4 hours ago 0 replies      
RJMetrics - Philadelphia, PA http://rjmetrics.com/jobs

We're hiring for software engineers, devops, analysts, designers, business development, sales, and account management.Some more about us:

At RJMetrics, we inspire and empower data-driven people with powerful hosted software. Hundreds of high-growth e-commerce and software as a service businesses use our analytics platform to collaborate and make smarter decisions using data.RJMetrics is backed by some of the most successful technology investors in New York and Silicon Valley, but we are Philly born and raised. We are located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia in convenient proximity to all major rail lines.

We are a growing team tackling big problems:- We want to transform large datasets more efficiently- We want to push the envelope of possibility for in-browser data visualizations- We want to make complex data questions easy for anyone to understand- While we currently work with tools like PHP, Clojure, AngularJS, MySQL and Hadoop, we are looking for candidates who can identify the best tools for a given job and quickly adapt. Prior experience with these technologies is not a requirement.

The life and responsibilities of an RJMetrics developer include:- Source control using git- Continuous integration and deployment via our one-click build-and-deploy system- Milestone and issue tracking with github and Trello- A commitment to preventing tech debt and tackling the root causes of issues- Comfortable working conditions and access to the best tools money can buy

JangoSteve 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Alfa Jango - Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI - Ruby, JavaScript, and front- and back-end developers - full-time - REMOTE or local

We build startups, all day, every day. We're CTO and development team for hire. We help everyone from new founders who have an idea and aren't sure what to do next, to founders who have already raised money and have a product and are looking for a more experienced team to help out or take over the technology.

Some of our startups are starting to do very well and we need to add someone to the team to help us grow. A couple have won large competitions this year, a few are raising funding (in addition to the several that have already raised funding) amidst initial traction, and I'm on my way out to Santa Monica right now for one that is starting in the new Edmunds.com FastLane startup accelerator.


We're a small team of 5, looking to bring on two more developers. We do most of our work using Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and other open web technologies (CoffeeScript, SASS, and more). We're looking for intermediate to senior level developers for the next two positions (and maybe some interns or beginner-level developers immediately after that).


We also work on a lot on open-source. For example, I maintain the Rails jquery-ujs [1] and jquery-rails [2] libraries; Scott is a maintainer of the Kandan open-source chat app [3]; and we just launched Dynatable.js [4] back in December; and we have several other projects in the works as well [5]. Our open-source projects have over 8,000 combined stars on Github so far.

We also each have our own side-projects we work on as well.

If working on startups and open-source sounds like a lot of fun to you, then you might be a good fit :-) If you're ready to become an integral part of a startup building startups, let us know.

Reach out to us at support@alfajango.com.

[1] https://github.com/rails/jquery-ujs

[2] http://rubygems.org/gems/jquery-rails

[3] https://github.com/kandanapp/kandan

[4] http://www.dynatable.com/

[5] http://os.alfajango.com/

mrbird 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Course Hero

Redwood City, CA - INTERN, VISA

No remote, but we do offer relocation and H-1B process sponsorship (it would have to be a transfer for 2014, as the US yearly quota has already been filled)

Summary: Were profitable, very open as a company, and supportive, and we need more engineers. EdTech.

Full description: Course Hero, the leading platform for crowd-sourced educational materials, is looking for a software engineer who can hit the ground running.

Our team releases code every day to millions of people, so we're looking for someone who can take on challenges, build new features, and iterate quickly. Each engineer has a role in building Course Hero's architecture and will have the opportunity to touch all parts of the stack. Our projects are big -- terabytes of data and customers around the world -- but our team is small, so youll see projects from start to finish, working closely with product managers and designers to ensure successful results.

Our company culture is very open, flat, and transparent. We succeed and learn together. Our office is very comfortable, has a lot of natural light, and great amenities like a gym and walking trails onsite. Weve tried hard to make this a pleasant and inspiring place to do creative work.

Most importantly, we seek to hire individuals whose personality, integrity and passion for our business make our team better as a whole. Were growing fast, profitable (yes, its true!), and looking for another core team member to push us toward the future.

Our stack is LAMP (PHP/Symfony) + jQuery and AngularJS, but were open to people with all kinds of experience. iOS would be a nice bonus.

More info: http://www.coursehero.com/jobs/ - Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ig5g4xp9tE

Please email: jobs@coursehero.com (and put Hacker News in the subject)

thematt 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Blue Origin (Seattle, WA) - www.blueorigin.com

Software Engineer

Blue Origin is developing technologies to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability. We have multiple openings for software engineers across our various teams. In particular, I'm looking for someone with deep Java/Spring experience. Experience working with Graph or Non-Relational database is a plus. So is front-end development experience using Angular, Ember, etc.

We have many interesting problems to work on, directly or indirectly related to building/flying spacecraft. We're growing rapidly, so even if you aren't an exact match, we'd love to hear from you. We also have unlisted openings we're recruiting for as well.

Email us: jobs@blueorigin.com

scalvert 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Mobify (http://www.mobify.com)

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Mobify is a mobile ecommerce platform that helps enterprise retailers optimize their websites for conversion on smartphones and tablets.


Product Manager: http://jobsco.re/1tvkqNkSenior UI Designer: http://jobsco.re/1myNkNr

Senior Web User Experience (UX) Designer: http://jobsco.re/1i1SxaU

Senior Back-End Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1oSVUWkSenior Front-End Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1nBAGyPFull Stack Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1oSV77KJunior / Intermediate Back-End Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1tvk74UJunior Agile Project Manager: http://jobsco.re/1oSVlvF

Customer Success:

Customer Success Manager: http://jobsco.re/SZE0pUFront End Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1myNhkJ

Mobile Designer: http://jobsco.re/1mbwDVh

QA Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1i24I7p

Mobile Developer: http://jobsco.re/1myMxMx

Project Analyst: http://jobsco.re/1nBAhwjProject Coordinator Intern: http://jobsco.re/SZEGLU


Sales Director: http://jobsco.re/1oSVOxT

Sales Engineer: http://jobsco.re/1myO9FY

Sales Development Representative (HQ): http://jobsco.re/1myN80L

Sales Development Representative (UK): http://jobsco.re/1lWcDsI

Account Executive (HQ) & (UK): http://jobsco.re/1i1SlZf

Channel Account Executive: http://jobsco.re/1nBzF9Z

mikepk 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA - full time, internship

Web Programmer, Developer, Hacker

Smarterer - http://smarterer.com/

Make a difference. Change the world. Have fun. Do something important.

Smarterer gives people unprecedented understanding of what they know and what their teams and organizations know.

We are looking for creative web programmers, developers and hackers to join our product team. Ideally you are a versatile technologist who loves to build web products, especially (but not exclusively) if you have Python experience. Our stack is primarily Python, SqlAlchemy, and JavaScript with some Backbone and CoffeeScript mixed in.

Smarterer is doing something unique and important. We're approaching a point where traditional university credentialing isn't enough. Skills are changing too quickly and what makes someone effective in a role or job is evolving. New roles appear daily that no (or few) traditional universities have courses for. People are acquiring more and more skills through non-traditional means. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to close the "skills gap".

How do you show what you know?

Smarterer has created an innovative, machine learning, crowd-sourced testing system that will disrupt how people think about skills. Dont let our name fool you, while our system is fun, our unique, patent-pending, technology is also deeply rooted in scientific modern testing theory.

Smarterer is enabling a revolution: in how the enterprise manages their teams and talent, in the changing job marketplace, and in the way people measure their own skills and share that knowledge.

We're funded by Google Ventures, True Ventures, Re-think education, Boston Seed as well as some amazing angel investors.

Interested? Contact me at mikepk@smarterer.com

bkanber 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Tidal Labs -- NYC -- PHP API Engineer

Were looking for an experienced PHP developer to help build the API behind our content marketing system. Youll spend your time concentrating on tough technical problems, building new features, and minimizing technical debt while building very well engineered and designed systems. If youre interested in smart architecture, things like finite state machines, and moving quickly to build scalable features, this job is for you.

Skills and Requirements

   * Mastery of modern PHP   * Experience building APIs   * Experience with PostgreSQL   * Experience with PHPs Slim framework and Doctrine ORM   * Strong communication and planning skills    * Strong knowledge of software design patterns
About Tidal Labs

Tidal is the worlds most comprehensive and advanced content marketing platform. The Tidal platform empowers communities behind many of the worlds largest brands and publishers through original, engaging content sourced from a pool of thousands of influential bloggers and creators unique to the Tidal Network. Businesses such as Conde Nast, Pepsi, Rakuten & Random House partner with Tidal to create captivating, higher-trafficked and better monetized sites and social networks. We're a thirteen-person team local to NYC that values education, personal growth, and work-life balance.

Email me at php@tid.al :)

StefanBill 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Conclusive Analytics - Charlotte, NC - Full-time - http://www.conclusiveanalytics.com/

We're a small and growing company looking for people with a passion for big data who love to solve difficult/fun problems for our clients. Here are two job postings:

Data Miner/Data Scientist:http://www.conclusiveanalytics.com/career-opportunities/data...

Database Developer:http://www.conclusiveanalytics.com/career-opportunities/data...

Being a small company, your daily job will not be defined by your job title, and you will get to learn something new every day. We develop in Linux and Windows, HP Vertica and SQL Server, and other languages & platforms like R, SAS, DataFlux, Python, or whatever we think is best at getting the job done. We offer competitive pay & benefits, a pool table, lots of white boards, and a great team of smart and fun coworkers.

Contact hr@conclusiveanalytics.com for more details.

jarmitage 5 hours ago 0 replies      
ROLI London, UK Full Time https://www.roli.com


Head of Finance

Head of Marketing

Product Manager

Senior Software Engineer

+14 other roles [1]


We are a design-led technology start-up based in Dalston, London. Founded in 2009 by Roland Lamb, we make hardware and software products and services designed to increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology.

Our first product offering, the Seaboard GRAND series, is the first demonstration of our patent-pending SEA Interface technology, and recently won the Design Museum's Product of the Year Award 2014 [2]. We have just raised our Series A funding round of $12.8m [3] with Balderton Capital, FirstMark Capital, Index Ventures and Universal Music Group [4], and are now looking for outstanding individuals to help us grow.


We pride ourselves in making ROLI a great place to work. As we develop as a company we are looking for the right people to grow our team. If you are looking for a healthy and challenging working environment in a vibrant London start-up, we have the perfect opportunity for you.

If you are interested, feel free to contact me directly at jack [at] roli [dot] com. Highlights include:

Join a fast-growingteamwithanexceptionallydiverserangeofskills,interestsandtalents

Participateincutting-edgedesignandinnovationthatwillchangethewaypeoplephysically interactwithtechnology

Takeadvantageofourin houserecordingstudio,fullyequippedkitchenandstate-of-the-artdesignlab

Enjoyadaily team vegetarianlunchandfreshbreadbakeddailyintheoffice,limitlesshomemadeGOLDnola andtheoutpouringsofourjuicer

[1] https://www.roli.com/careers

[2] http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2014/designs-of-the-year...

[3] http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/05/21/rolis-new-mus...

[4] http://www.balderton.com/news/revolutionary-music-keyboard-f...

felipesabino 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Taqtile - http://taqtile.com.br - So Paulo, Brazil

Taqtile, a Seattle based software company, which provides engaging consumer experiences for smartphone and tablet platforms. We are eternal learners who constantly challenge ourselves to improve our skills in design, development and understand how people behave. Using technology as a way (and not the final product) to deliver services, and world class experiences that are relevant to people.

We are currently hiring in our Brazilian branch for Designers and Developers (Mobile, Web and Backend). If interested, please send your CV to careers@taqtile.com

ericweinstein 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Rent the Runway - New York, NY (VISA candidates welcome!)

Rent the Runway is hiring front end, back end, DevOps, and mobile (iOS) engineers. Our stack:

* SOA with Java 1.7 (soon to be 1.8!) + DropWizard. Modern Java's a thing and we've got the proof.

* Ruby + Sinatra for lightweight, scalable web applications.

* JavaScript + Backbone for a front end that's becoming faster and more awesome to work on every day.

Rent the Runway is building the first online rental platform for retail goods. We're a disruptive e-commerce business that believes that democratizing luxury products in the US is just the first step of a broader vision to drive aspirational experiences for tens of millions of users across the globe. We're more than "Netflix for dresses"we're Cinderella Experience as a Service. Find out more about the challenging product-oriented problems we face across the boundaries of e-commerce, mobile, analytics and shipping/fulfillment here: http://blog.tech.renttherunway.com/

Job postings: http://www.renttherunway.com/careers

medwezys 56 minutes ago 0 replies      
AlphaSights is hiring Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, front-end developers and UI/UX designers in LONDON UK and NEW YORK, REMOTE possible

Read more about our team and open positions: http://alphasights.com/ruby

dmgrow 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Salt Lake City, UT -- Lucid Software (http://www.golucid.co)

Lucid Software is building world class graphical applications in the browser and on mobile devices. Our first product, Lucidchart (http://www.lucidchart.com), is an online diagramming application with 1M+ users. We recently launched our second product, Lucidpress (http://www.lucidpress.com), which is an online layout and design application. Lucid is a startup founded by Karl Sun, a former Google exec, and Ben Dilts, our CTO. We've been profitable for 2+ years and recently closed our Series A. We are growing rapidly in every dimension of the business and need people to join our team. For fun we raft river rapids on company retreats, have Friday BBQs, and eat lots of pizza. Talent and ability to learn are more important than specific skills.

BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER (all experience levels) - Lucidchart and Lucidpress run with various decoupled services in a Linux environment using Scala, MongoDB, AWS, and MySQL. At Lucid your responsibilities would include enhancing existing services, building new services, integrating with 3rd party applications and ensuring services are highly available, secure, and scalable. Requirements: - Talent - BS degree

   Recommended experience: - Building large products / applications - Scala or Java - MySQL or other relational database - NoSQL      databases - Cloud computing (AWS)
FRONTEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER (all experience levels) - Lucidchart and Lucidpress are powered by one of the largest Javascript codebases on the Internet (about 250k lines of JS), optimized so that the user experience is indistinguishable from an installed native application. Come help us show the tech world what can be done on the web. Requirements: - Talent - BS degree

   Recommended experience: - Building large products / applications - Javascript - Google Closure compiler/library - CSS/HTML/DOM    manipulation - jQuery 
IOS ENGINEER (all experience levels) - We are looking for a talented iOS developer to play a key role in the design and development of Lucid Software's iOS applications. This is an opportunity to make a big impact and see your work used by millions of customers. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building best-in-class iOS applications. Requirements: - Talent - BS degree

   Recommended experience: - Experience designing, architecting, and releasing iOS applications - Deep understanding of Objective-C and the internals of iOS frameworks - Extensive knowledge of iOS common software design patterns, including the ones needed to develop high-performing UI
All applicants email resumes (and links to recent projects) to jobs@lucidchart.com.

bwb 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Site5 - 100% remote from anywhere in the world :)


6 Openings:Customer Service Specialist (Live Chat)Customer Service Specialist (Phone Support)Migrations SpecialistMigrations SpecialistSoftware Developer (PHP)Technical Support Specialist (Turkish Language)

tcnewman 12 minutes ago 0 replies      
Rochester, Michigan, US - Technical Support.I work for OneStream Software (onestreamsoftware.com) and I'm looking to hire several Technical Support reps with both technical and business skills. The position is in Rochester Michigan and must be in the office. We value our customers and having everyone together is the best way to provide them with the best experience with our software. We also plan to open an office in Europe in the future. Anyone interested can search Monster or LinkedIn for OneStream Software for more details on the position or can eMail jobs@onestreamsoftware.com with a resume. Please put "Technical Support Posting" in the subject.
gflateman 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Casper (https://caspersleep.com), NYC. Email: jointheteam@caspersleep.com

Casper is a direct-to-consumer mattress brand, dedicated to re-imagining the way we sleep. We sell one meticulously-designed model of mattress, which compresses and ships direct to your door via UPS ground.

We are one of the fastest growing startups in NYC, and one of the fastest-growing retail startups of the past decade. We're still a small team, and you would personally have a huge role in the direction of the company and execution of our goals.

We're looking for:

Developers: Front End or Full Stack Rails

Designers: Web and Print

Happy to provide all the perks/benefits upon request, but I'll keep this short and sweet.

theo 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Pascal Metrics, Washington DC (Georgetown)

We're a healthcare startup focused on improving patient safety in hospitals.

Our software platform enables clients to detect, track, and analyze patient safety issues across hospital systems.

Open positions:

* UI Engineer - Front-end developer with knowledge of CSS, HTML5, Javascript for our SaaS platform. Knowledge of MVC frameworks and CSS organization desired.

* Java Engineer - Core Java developer to help build out our SaaS platform. Experience with play! framework, dropwizard, event processing, distributed systems a plus.

Check us out at http://www.pascalmetrics.com

Full job listing:


If you're interested in getting involved with healthcare, improving work culture, and tackling hard technical challenges, please feel free to reach out to me directly to chat in detail.

theo at pascalmetrics.com

brendan_gill 3 hours ago 0 replies      
OpenSignal - London, UK (Full time, permanent)

At OpenSignal we are using mobile apps to tap into the smart phones we are all carrying around with us to build up global crowdsourced sensor networks. Our first[1] is for wireless signal where we are building a global database on the coverage and performance of wireless networks (both mobile + WiFi) on a scale that has never before been possible. Our second sensor network is WeatherSignal[2], which uses the barometers, thermometers and hygrometers on smart phones to crowdsource weather data and we have already published a scientific paper[3] showing the potential of this approach.

If the concept of crowdsourced sensor networks appeals to you too then please get in touch. We are hiring for all manner of different roles right not (backend, frontend, UX/UI & data science) but most of all we are just looking for smart, like minded people rather than people with specific, existing skills.

More info: http://opensignal.com/jobs/


atambo 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Pittsburgh PA - Full Time / Intern

IBM Watson Group creates products and technologies using Cognitive Computing to solve real problems, from winning Jeopardy to assisting doctors. Watson does this by analyzing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data. We are on the cutting edge of technology working to change the world.

Our team within Watson Group works on Watson Explorer, a web application enabling data exploration and visualization. We are looking for senior and junior front-end developers to join us.

How we work:

* Open and collaborative office environment - you will not be stuffed into a cubicle and left alone.

* Software craftsmanship - pairing, Test Driven Development (TDD), small commits in Git, Gerrit code reviews, continuous integration and deployment, daily standups with progress visualization

* Technologies we use - CSS (Sass and Compass), JS, JRuby on Rails, and Java

What you'll do:

* Develop full-stack web applications

* Work with designers and researchers to translate users needs into reality

* Influence design and direction of product

Want to come work with us? We're interested in you, too! See all of the positions below:


robertk 4 hours ago 0 replies      
AvantCredit (Chicago) is hiring senior data scientists, data engineers, and data dev ops. We offer competitive salaries and a flexible work environment.


We have gone from 0 to 150 employees in a little under fifteen months and have raised more money last quarter than all other Chicago startups in the same period last year combined. (http://bit.ly/1hp2cx4)

Our stack is Ruby on Rails and R deployed on Heroku and AWS, respectively, and we do not mess around. All of our R packages are documented, tested, and vignetted. We have continuous deployment and integration (yes, on the data science side!), and all of our classifiers are automatically backtested and validated.

We're trying to make https://github.com/hadley look novice. Sound interesting? Email robk@avantcredit.com

yesimahuman 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Ionic Framework - http://ionicframework.com/ - Madison, WI or REMOTE

We are looking for a few great developers to help make Ionic and web technologies the leading platform for mobile development.

The first role we are looking for is a core contributor to our open source GitHub project (https://github.com/driftyco/ionic). As a core contributor, you will work with the existing contributor team to add new features to the framework, fix issues, interact with the community, and build out build and test services. We are looking for strong Javascript developers that love the web but are interested in adapting native concepts to the browser. We are lucky to say we get to work on open source as a full time job!

We are also looking for two backend developers to help build out our as yet unreleased backend services and tools which will give Ionic developers some unique and powerful features that make building on Ionic very compelling. Come help us build out our service stack on AWS with Docker, Python, and Go.

In the few months since Ionic has been out, the project has seen some really great adoption. With 6200 stars, Ionic is one of the top 120 projects on github and rising quickly. Traffic is growing 40% month over month, and our developer community is becoming very strong. Come join our team of 12 (a mixture of Madison and remote in the US) in making native development a thing of the past! (More about our company: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/10/drifty-makers-of-the-ionic-...)

To apply, either send an email to max AT ionicframework DOT com, or apply on AngelList: https://angel.co/ionic-2

fmela 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Connectifier (http://www.connectifier.com/careers) is located in sunny Newport Beach, CA (45 minutes south of Los Angeles).

Every month millions of jobs are left unfilled. This means people look for work longer, companies move slower, and products and services that we all want don't get delivered. Recruiting is a $400 billion per year industry, and there is ample room to make it better. Connectifier is a small but quickly growing venture-backed startup thats passionate about solving the hiring problem. We build software to streamline the recruiting process and connect talented candidates with the companies looking to hire them. Join us to be an early employee at a fast growing startup!

Our engineering team has a depth of talent from places like Google, Microsoft Research, Berkeley National Lab, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford. Were committed to helping each other learn and grow while having a blast, and were looking for developers that are smart, ambitious, and get things done. We mostly work in Java, but youll get bonus points for server/backend, MongoDB, HTML, JavaScript, or machine learning experience. Youll get to design and develop large scale data processing systems, work alongside a talented set of peers, and make an impact beyond what is possible at a large, bureaucratic company.

We offer a highly competitive salary and stock compensation package, including 100% employee coverage for medical, dental, life, and disability insurance. We also provide lunch and a fully-stocked snack bar & coffee station. To decompress, we play table tennis at the office, or volleyball at the beach (which is walking distance from our office!).

Placing the right people in the right jobs is hard, and since we took on this challenge, we've already helped hundreds of companies, from fledgling startups to the Fortune 100s, find and recruit the best talent. We want to improve people's lives by helping them work somewhere they love. If you want to help us change the world and drive the economy forward, shoot us an email at jobs+hn@connectifier.com

shaunrussell 1 hour ago 0 replies      
CapLinked - Los Angeles, CA - Full-time - http://www.caplinked.com/

CapLinked is a workflow and due-diligence platform for finance transactions. Lead by former PayPal VP Eric Jackson and funding from Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, and others. We are solving interesting problems, and growing quickly. We have many high profile customers using our platform on a daily basis.

Almost all 18 of our employees work together in a workspace that includes typical startup amenities like: open bar, ping pong, foosball, pool, lunches, etc. Our engineering team is passionate, and loves to pair program and code review.

We have many positions open, and as an engineer you would be working primarily with Ruby, Javascript, Postgres, Redis, AWS, Elasticsearch, and occasionally Go.

We are also looking to hire/contract an engineer with experience working with Active Directory Rights Management Service. This person must also be familiar with RESTful APIs, and MVC patterns.

Sales and Product Management positions are also available.

For more details about positions at CapLinked, please visit our angel.co profile: https://angel.co/caplinked/jobs

d0m 5 hours ago 0 replies      
ListRunner - (Bay Area / Montreal / Remote) - http://www.listrunnerapp.com

Help us fix healthcare.

Listrunner is a secure mobile app replacing paper, napkins and post-it notes that doctors are forced to use every day to manage their team. Think of it as a synchronized todo list and a secure communication tool for doctors.

We've got amazing traction and we need to move fast! Hundreds of doctors are already using ListRunner every day and the waiting list is just getting bigger. Residents and doctors love it, we've just raised a good seed round and we just joined the best possible accelerator.

We're looking for:

A) Front-end Javascript developer

  - Great team player with fluent English  - Experienced with Angular, HTML/CSS
B) Designer/Front-End Developer

  - Great team player with fluent English  - Know how to design beautiful interfaces (UX/UI)  - Can use HTML/CSS to make them come to life.
Contact me directly: phzbox @ gmail

silverthorn 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SF - Angaza - http://www.angazadesign.com/

Angaza is tackling both global poverty and climate change through a single focus: building a new energy economy for the billion+ people in off-grid markets. These markets are leapfrogging conventional centralized energy generation, becoming the center of development for the distributed renewable systems that will replace it. Software for integrated metering, finance, and payments makes this development possible.

Angaza is hiring a software engineer to join our team in San Francisco. Your challenges may include extending and scaling our backend platform for payments and analytics; taking our HTML5+JS frontend to the next level; designing synchronization protocols for highly constrained channels; squeezing DSP code into fewer bytes than this paragraph; and traveling occasionally to field sites across the world.

If hired, you will become part of a small team creating a new approach to energy in emerging markets. You will receive both a salary and an equity stake in the company. See http://www.angazadesign.com/jobs/software-engineer/ and contact us at careers@angazadesign.com.

cstigler 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Zaption - San Francisco, CA (http://www.zaption.com/jobs) - Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

Zaption is a platform for video learning. Teachers use Zaptions intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube or Vimeo. We're funded by the NewSchools Venture Fund and Dr. Michael J Burry, and have real traction and revenue with large university partners.

We're a 5-person team looking for a full-stack JavaScript developer. We are on a Node.js/MongoDB/Knockout stack and offer a competitive salary, a meaningful bit of equity, and full benefits. If you're smart, friendly, and care about education, you'd be a great fit.

Email me at charlie@zaption.com or check out our Jobs page at http://www.zaption.com/jobs. You can play around with our product for free, just go to http://www.zaption.com/signup.

jgautsch 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Preferral - Nashville, TN (http://workmein.com) - open to remote

We got rejected from YC. But by Q4 our software will be facilitating patient referrals for 300+ hospitals (seriously)Come be the third hire - a full stack engineer who wants to own the product and eventually lead. as the company grows. We use a fairly standard Rails stack (Rails 4.1, postgres, redis, git, ec2, etc.) plus some other cool things like Mirth Connect.


Why is Preferral a great place to work?

If you're interested in, or have experience in healthcare, Preferral is the place to be. We share a top floor office (sweet pic: http://imgur.com/ag8yiza) in downtown Nashville with an $800MM VC fund headed by the former CEO of Vanderbilt Medical. Come work with us, and the former Vanderbilt Medical CIO will knuckle bump you every day (again, seriously).

We are well funded, already profitable (not just the ramen kind either), and have large enterprise customers.


Preferral is SaaS for patient referral scheduling. The number of patient referrals has doubled in the last 10 years to 107 million per year- most of them via fax. Preferral's goal is to dramatically increase the efficiency of care coordination between healthcare providers. Our software increases the efficiency of primary care physicians, provides specialist physicians with a better patient mix, and allows insurance companies and healthcare systems to help ensure patients stay in network. As a result, patients get higher quality, more affordable, more appropriate care with better outcomes.

I would love to hear from you whether you're interested in joining us (awesome!) or just want to chat. Shoot me a message at jon@workmein.com or @jongautsch

Alex3917 2 hours ago 0 replies      
New York, NY - Full Time.


Software developers at all experience levels. Front end web, back end, big data, iOS/Android. We don't care what languages you know, as long as you're highly skilled in at least one. We use agile and tend to use the same kinds of technologies you'd see in your typical YC startup.

We're currently especially looking to hire several iOS and Android developers.

You can apply here: http://hackeriam.theresumator.com/apply

ecaron 3 hours ago 0 replies      
TrackIf - Minneapolis, MN https://jobs.lever.co/trackif/313867c9-6614-451c-8aa7-d1c77c...

I really don't find the long post about job openings all that useful, so I won't bore people with company back story or the marketing spin that makes us/this position unique...

If you know PHP and live in Minnesota, checkout this position at TrackIf. If you have questions about it, reach me at eric@trackif.com. If you're contacting me and are anything other than a candidate, I'm going to ignore you :-)

chetanahuja 2 hours ago 0 replies      
PacketZoom EngineeringBurlingame, CA

Were looking for INTERNS, as well as FULL TIME core team members looking to shape the company technology and culture. H1B VISA Transfer ok for the right candidate. TN VISA ok. REMOTE considered for the perfect candidate.

Mobile networks are different. And yet we continue using the same legacy protocol stack (TCP/HTTP/SSL) to connect mobile devices to the cloud. Does that frustrate you? Are you not afraid of opening a socket and send a few UDP packets when you need to? Then we're looking for you.

Packetzoom is rethinking the whole stack from the ground up. You get to hack network and/or security protocols, innards of mobile operating systems and build a global distributed system around brand new protocols. If the challenge intrigues you, contact me at chetan at packetzoom dot com.

jzzocc 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Canopy Apps - New York, NY (http://canopyapps.com)

We're funded by the NIH to create tools to help clinicians provide better healthcare to underserved minorities. Right now we're looking for:

An Android developer to bring our Canopy Medical Translator iOS application to Android A part-time designer A salesperson with experience selling to schools and hospitals

Email justin@canopyapps.com if you're interested!

asolove 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Webs - silver spring, MD - web developers, all levels

Webs helps small and micro businesses find customers and do business online. Come help us build the digital small business revolution.


meddlepal 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Axeda Corporation - Foxboro (near Boston), MA and Rochester, NY - Engineers; all levels... Also seeking support team members, system admins, an IT manager, Bizdev and Product Managers.

See our career page: http://www.axeda.com/about/careers/current-openings

We are an established and well-known company in the Internet of Things space that is growing our team. We build and sell a cloud-based platform for connecting, managing and collecting data from connected devices.

Come join us and help us become a common name in households, offices and boardrooms alike!

Check us out: http://www.axeda.com and http://developer.axeda.com/

aturley 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Company: TheLadders (http://www.theladders.com)

Location: New York, NY

Postion: Full-time on-site software engineer

TheLadders' mission is to match people with the jobs that are right for them. In order to do that we need a strong engineering team.

Currently we are looking for a software engineer to join our Platform Engineering Team. This team is responsible for developing and maintaining the software and systems that power our websites, mobile applications, and marketing.

A few things about us:

* We try to use the right tool for the right job; maybe a shell script, maybe multiple Storm topologies communicating via RabbitMQ and reading data from internal web services. And while we have found some tools that work, we're always willing to incorporate new ones if they give us a new way of tackling a problem.

* We know that engineering is all about understanding tradeoffs, not applying the same solution over and over again to every problem.

* Sometimes we get to work with fun new tools (Scala, Clojure, Storm, Elastic Search), sometimes we work with old standards (Java, Python, Bash). Sometimes we write cool new code, sometimes we are on call dealing with a production issue.

* We think pushing code into production is only the beginning of our job. We are responsible for what we put out in the world, including monitoring and maintainence.

A few things about you:

* You're an engineer, but you know how to think like an operations person.

* You cut your teeth in open source software, and know how to find documents, read the source, ask for help, and report a bug.

* You're excited about glamorous work, but you're willing to sometimes do shit work, because in the end somebody has do it.

If this sounds interesting and you think you'd be a good match, or if you're interested in learning the skills to become a good match, please get in touch with Andrew Turley (aturley@theladders.com).

asanwal 4 hours ago 0 replies      
New York, NY - CB Insights (www.cbinsights.com)

We're looking for:

- Tech Industry Analysts (think Nate Silver meets tech)

- Data Analysts

- Front-end devs

- Machine learning engineers

- Director of Data Products

We're bootstrapped and will be 30 people by the end of this year. Working on hard problems to assess the health of private companies using public data.

Recognized as one of NYC's top enterprise tech companies.

Most of the job postings here - http://www.cbinsights.com/jobs

dphase 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Where are we?

- Doesnt matter - you can work from your preferred location. But in case youre wondering, were in Hattiesburg, MS.

Who are we?

- http://www.schoolstatus.com

- SchoolStatus is a data framework for the K-12 education industry that combines a school district's disjointed data systems into one easily-accessed location. Our web-based interface allows educators to make data-driven decisions - regardless of previous technology experience. We also provide a mechanism for principals to deliver evaluation measures to teachers for real-time classroom feedback.

- Our backend engine provides mechanisms for automated data retrieval and sanitation, allowing the customers data to remain fresh with no interaction needed.

- Launched in January 2013, weve quickly become the data solution for roughly 50% of Mississippi public school districts and are currently migrating into other states. Weve been revenue-driven and maintain profitability, which has made us attractive to potential funding sources and were currently considering our options.

Who are you?

- You are a talented, enthusiastic programmer that cant wait to assist in the development of our backend engine and front-end interfaces. Our core technologies include:

* Ruby as primary language on backend. Due to lack of APIs on many third-party educational systems, data retrieval is often performed by various scraping methods. Experience with Mechanize, Nokogiri, Watir, and the likes are the icing on your cake.

* Rubys Padrino, a highly extensible framework built on Sinatra, is the glue connecting our backend to frontend.

* MongoDB, Redis, Postgresql, Elasticsearch, and Amazon Redshift provide our various data stores.

* Objective-C/UIKit powers our teacher evaluation instrument for iPad and you are totally okay with that.

* Angular.js on the frontend is something that makes you smile. Data visualizations created with Highcharts, D3, and Charts.js.

* By no means are we limited to the languages and technologies above. Solutions from other areas are always welcome - as long as they play nice with others (Flash.)

What will we give you?

- Competitive salary with full health, vision, and dental benefits.

- Retirement plan (comparable to the big guys that have way more meetings) with company match that will make sure your cohabitating hamsters are well-cared for in their old age.

- Flexible vacation structure (meaning just tell us youre going out of town), including a company-provided condominium in Florida. Yes, we have a condo.

What will you give us?

- Loyalty to the company goals as a whole and a desire to serve the greater good.

- Flexibility to perform outside of your specific role when its needed, included talking with customers and attending trade shows from time to time.

- A good sense of humor - because nobody likes a boring job.


Contact us with questions, resume/CV, or portfolio at hack@schoolstatus.com

ashearer 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Care Thread Providence, RI local or remote intern OK

Care Thread is looking for developers to help improve the way healthcare is delivered. We build real-time web and mobile clinical collaboration software that aims to improve outcomes through better communication and care coordination, both inside and outside the hospital. Were funded through investment, customer revenue, and grant-backed research projects.

Were looking for help developing our clients for web, iOS, and Android, as well as our server platform, which uses WebSockets, node.js, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, and Python. Work arrangements are flexible, and can scale from contract work to a full-time position. Were also looking for a part-time Linux system administrator who can help with customer deployments and clinical integrations.

If youre interested, please contact the CTO at jobs@carethread.com.

lazyjones 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Geizhals, one of the oldest and most popular price comparison websites in Europe, is hiring a lead developer or CTO. Due to the recent acquisition of a majority share by the german Heise Verlag, applications will be handled by heise: http://heise-medien-portal.rexx-recruitment.com/stellenangeb...

This is a local only, full-time position in Vienna, Austria (the world's most livable city for the 5th time in a row according to Mercer). Good knowledge of German is highly recommended (exceptional candidates with mediocre German skills will probably be considered).

We have a small team of (8) experienced developers working on our varied software stack (mostly Perl, but also Go, PHP, Java, JavaScript). This position comes with great responsibility, but also flexibility in choosing technologies and adapting our stack for best results. If you love building popular, useful, fast, user-experience-driven websites and can tell the latest fads from solid foundations and tools for the job, you will enjoy working with us.

yegg 6 hours ago 1 reply      
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
iamclovin 4 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco

Full-time and/or Internships for the summer. Go is the language of choice for all of our new projects and we work closely with Docker, InfluxDB and other great OSS. We're looking for platform engineers, ops engineers, software engineers and product designers - https://www.nitrous.io/jobs

We are shaping the way developers work in the future and we are building a product that developers love and use everyday: https://twitter.com/nitrousio/favorites

We've recently been armed with $6.65M in Series A funding from some great investors and we also have on board James Yu (Co-Founder of Parse), Joe Stump (Co-Founder of Sprintly/SimpleGeo), Tobi Luttke (Rails core and CEO of Shopify) as our advisors.

We just moved into a great office in South Park, San Francisco and we're looking forward to some exciting product launches in the next year!

whoishiring 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Please do not post job boards here. I recommend downvoting this item.
infer 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA


- Team: 10 engineers from MIT, Berkeley, CMU, Google/Google Research, Facebook, Y Combinator, Microsoft Research, Palantir, Jane Street, IBM Research, Yahoo Research, ...

- Investors: Red Point, a16z, SHV, Social Capital, ...

- Customers: Box, Jive, Microsoft, Tableau, Zendesk, AdRoll, Nitro, and many more

- Product: machine learning applications for non-technical users to help their businesses more effectively win and retain customers

- Looking for: strong engineers excited to join an early-stage startup to help grow & shape the company


- Build on and extend our sophisticated model training pipeline that uses data extracted from the web and other sources

- Build beautiful visualizations to communicate results and frontends to allow non-technical users to build complex models

- Develop and operate secure, scalable cloud infrastructure to manage and process customers' large, confidential datasets

- Create and shape the processes used to guide the engineering team to work together effectively


- BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Math or related fields

- Depth in software engineering, algorithms, and general analytical problem-solving

- Familiarity with Python preferred


- https://www.infer.com

- hiring+hn@infer.com

koblas 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Tubular Labs - Mountain View, CA

We help online video creators, agencies and brands find and grow audience online. Our customers include some of the biggest brands and biggest creators, more information on our site: http://tubularlabs.com

The goal is to double our engineering team in the next few months, so we're hiring people of all levels of experience.

Our Stack - Python - Angular.JS - MySQL - Cassandra - RabbitMQ - AWS

We're looking for - Backend Engineers - Frontend Engineers - Lead Engineers

We pay market salaries, have great perks and have a great office one block away from the Caltrain station.

Contact me for more information: david@tubularlabs.com

robvolk 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL - Software Developer - Charlie Apphttps://charlieapp.com/jobs

You want to get in on the ground floor of a funded startup.Youre a come up with mind-blowing solutions to complex problems.You get excited over new technology and have to play with it right away.You test, refactor, and love your code.You write killer back-end code, but dont shy away from the front-end.


Before any meeting, Charlie automatically researches people before you see them. Researching people is a complex problem: we sift through, analyze, and manipulate data into powerful insights (i.e. what are they passionate about, what do you have in common?). CNBC called us One of the worlds most promising new companies and SXSW selected us as an Accelerator Finalist.

Weve built Charlie to research people at massive scale, using the latest Ruby on Rails stack with MongoDB, Redis, Sidekiq, and hosted in an elastic cloud farm. We write code with agility and have a tight process where anyone on the team can deploy to production at any time, without approval. We thoroughly test our code, though were not strict TDD. We have a small dev team where everyone loves to code, are passionate about Charlie, and push-and learn from each other on a daily basis.

This is your opportunity to join an early-stage company thats making moves. Sound interesting? Let us know what makes you the perfect candidate.


* Flexible working situation: hours, location

* Competitive salary + equity

* Funded startup backed by some amazing people

* Everyone deploys to production (continuous, fully automated, painless)

* We go out and do fun things (concerts, Bulls & Cubs games, and occasionally ski in Colorado)


* Full-stack developer (heavy back-end)

* Ruby on Rails preferred, but you can learn.

* DB experience (SQL or NoSQL?)

* Not afraid of the front-end (HTML5, jQuery, Coffeescript, bootstrap, Sass, Slim)

* Test your code (Rspec, capybara, cucumber, etc)

* Hobbyist: Working on a side project to learn new technology?

* Creative problem solver

* Git / Github

* Smart & gets things done.

INTERESTED? Email jobs [at] charlieapp.com

0xa 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Kensho, Boston, MA (Cambridge): FULL TIME Software Engineers

Kensho is a small engineering team [0] in Harvard Sq. trying to change the world of financial analysis [1]. We look for a love of data, an interest in finance and the ability to iterate and ship products quickly (while having a lot of fun). We use Python and JavaScript (AngularJS and d3js) on AWS.

All of our openings: http://bit.ly/Hj4hJz


[0] http://kensho.com/#team

[1] http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2014/05/07/can-ken...

To Apply:

* Software Engineer (SRE) | https://kensho.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk07nw/

* QA Lead Engineer (SET) | https://kensho.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk07nh/

* Software Engineer | https://kensho.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk07n1/

* Chief Data Wrangler | https://kensho.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk07n6/

or email your resume to jobs@kensho.com

tmcpro 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Stealth Startup in Banking (Miami, FL) - REMOTE

We are looking to hire excellent:

1. Front-end / full-stack JS developers who are comfortable in building beautiful interactive websites.

2. Back-end developers with experience in the banking world with a strong background in Node.js

We are looking to disrupt the banking industry and now good technology is what will power the evolution of business banking.

Shoot me out an email at jobs@lucid21.com to learn more.

transitorykris 2 hours ago 0 replies      
OpenDNS -- San Francisco, Vancouver -- visa

My team at OpenDNS is hiring. We're building a PaaS to increase the velocity of our engineering teams. It's ambitious. It will leverage all layers of our infrastructure (network, compute, data). Docker plays a big part in the delivery of applications. You'll find Python, Go, C, and node.js throughout the engineering organization. It's a greenfield project, so we have a lot of space to try new things.


OpenDNS is growing fast and it's an exciting time to be here. Our infrastructure is big: 22 data centers, as well as AWS. Our service is big: 50MM daily active users, 10k enterprise customers, 700k DNS queries per second. We recently closed our series C (http://blog.opendns.com/2014/05/15/opendns-series-c-funding/). And, we have the people and resources to make you successful in this role.

aytekin 3 hours ago 0 replies      
JotForm http://www.jotform.com -- San Francisco -- Technical Support

JotForm is an online form builder. We help 1.5 million web sites with their online forms. Be one of the first employees of our new San Francisco office.

Do you love helping other people? Are you good at CSS and HTML? Please email your resume to me at aytekin@jotform.com

tfederman 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Cogo Labs - Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)

Cogo Labs is an incubator/accelerator behind fast-growing analytics-driven startups. We're growing fast ourselves and hiring for many positions: http://cogolabs.com/careers

Engineering summary:

Databases: Postgres, Impala/Presto, Redshift, MySQL

Languages: Python, Ruby, Go, Lua, Javascript/HTML/CSS

Data science: Python, SQL, R, Hadoop/Mahout

Other: Hadoop, Amazon Web Services, Flask/Django/Sinatra/Rails, Redis, RabbitMQ, Git/Github

We're flexible, so if you're very good at some combination of the above then let's talk.

As an engineer at Cogo, the role I can speak most about, you'll work closely with a team of highly technical analysts who are proficient in both analysis and also prototyping/v1.0 development. You'll spend your time engineering scalable applications and services rather than packaging up reports and delivering status updates to project managers. We don't have the latter. We do have great engineers who succeed with a lot of freedom and independence.

At Cogo Labs you'll get to work with different businesses starting from their inception without the career/financial/personal sanity risks that can come with such ventures. It's a fun place with interesting stuff to work on and minimal barriers/overhead to getting it done.

Feel free to contact me at tfederman@cogolabs.com with any questions or interest.

Gobitron 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Hiring API Developers, Product Managers, Architects Capital One, DC Area

Capital One is building out an API Platform and is looking to hire API Developers (mainly Java), as well as product managers.

Check it out and apply now!

- API Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/15281823?trk=vsrp_jobs_r...

- API Product Manager: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/14008377?trk=vsrp_jobs_r...

erichurkman 4 hours ago 0 replies      
eShares (https://esharesinc.com/) Mountain View, California fulltimeWe're looking to hire a handful of positions to help us bring private corporation ownership tracking into the modern era. We're replacing the dead-tree versions of certificates and option grants with fully electronic versions that provide up-to-date capitalization tracking. Many of the other companies listed here use eShares.

We're the ones bringing disruptive pricing to 409A reports, too, with our 409A-as-a-service, as well as FAS-123R.

1. Full-stack engineer (Python, Django, JavaScript, Postgres, AWS, )2. Designer (product, visualization, frontend, HTML, CSS)

We have a small team of great people with a strong product sense. Customers love us and we love them!


elobrien 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SAN FRANCISCO Senior iOS Developer for Founding Team

Snowledge (http://snowledgeapp.com/)

We are looking for a Senior iOS Developer with the technical vision to build an app for the first true navigation and performance tracking platform for skiing and snowboarding.

About the Company

Snowledge is a mobile and web-based navigation and performance tracking community for the mountains. It equips skiers and snowboarders with valuable inside knowledge to navigate and explore their mountains, GPS technology to capture geotagged stats, photos, & videos, and a community to engage with each other and members of the ski and snowboard industry.

We are a seed stage startup with years of involvement in the skiing & snowboarding industry, including former Junior Olympic ski racing and current competitive big mountain skiing experience. Weve raised a seed round of investment and partnered with 13 mountain resorts, in addition to a popular weather and snow forecasting site, to help develop and test our beta.

Desired Skills & Experience

As a Senior iOS Developer, you will work directly with the founder to go from mockups to working prototypes for a private beta group. You should be comfortable working at all levels of the stack, obsessed with measuring everything, detail oriented, and above all, hungry to succeed.

   B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science   4+ years of professional engineering experience   Expert knowledge of the Objective-C language   Proven track record of developing quality apps currently available in the app store   A mellow personality (but an insane work ethic)
Contact eric@snowledgeapp.com. Please include your resume, examples of apps and sites youve worked on, and your Github profile.

lost_my_pwd 6 hours ago 1 reply      
Moveline http://moveline.com - REMOTE or Las Vegas, NV (+ INTERN)

TLDR: remote work, 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. We also have Maker Day! [1]

Were looking for a solid full-stack engineer who enjoys remote development, is self-motivated, and is ready to tackle tough problems.

>> About Us <<

- Winner of 2014 TBAN Las Vegas Tech Transplant of the Year [2]

- 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 investors and advisers: (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 only because they are new and cool

- Techstars NYC 2012 graduate [3]

>> 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

- 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 [4]. Hackers in Vegas or remote in the US welcome. Full time with contract-to-hire only please. No freelancers or recruiters need apply.


[1] http://www.fastcompany.com/3029158/agendas/why-your-office-n...

[2] http://vegastech.com/tbans-2014-tech-nevada-honors-event/

[3] http://www.techstars.com/companies/stats/

[4] http://downtownproject.com/

gstar 6 hours ago 0 replies      
London, UK - EDITDhttp://editd.com/jobs/engineering/ or email jobs@editd.com

Data science, devops, engineering. Python & Javascript primarily, hiring 3 engineers today.

I'm the technical cofounder, and I've never worked with a smarter group of people in one place. It's a great team, doing important things for the fourth biggest industry in the world (fashion), helping them reduce waste and be more efficient.

We have a beautiful webapp, used every day by hundreds of people at ASOS, Gilt Groupe, Target, Gap and more.

vtenev 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Robinhood -- https://www.robinhood.com -- Redwood City, CA

=== What is Robinhood? ===

Robinhood is a stock brokerage. You can place orders using Robinhood to buy and sell stocks, and your self-directed orders will receive the best possible trade execution (across all stock exchanges).

Robinhood is venture backed by Google Ventures, Index Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz.For more information, please visit our website at https://www.robinhood.com

=== Open Positions ===

Robinhood is looking for an experienced iOS engineer to work on our iPhone and iPad apps. An ideal candidate would have previous experience working on iOS consumer products at a world-class engineering organization.

Please email careers@robinhood.com with your resume and any additional info you think would be helpful.

Robinhood Markets, Inc and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers.

pytrin 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Binpress, Remote or onsite in Mountain View, CA

We are building a monetization platform for open-source, through dual-licensing and customization / integration services. We are a 10 person team, funded and generating revenue.

We are looking for help with marketing, content and community. You must have experience with software development, either in a technical or managerial role, and a strong understanding of the software development cycle. Compensation is market competitive + equity depending on background and experience.

If this sounds interesting, please get in touch at http://www.binpress.com/jobs/positions

erex78 1 hour ago 0 replies      
We're a small group of ex-phds in computer science and math. We're working on solving hard mapping problems around vectors and massive datasets. We're backed by tier one VCs.

We welcome engineers with background in search, large scale data processing, computational geometry and graphics. Or just smart people who get stuff done.

Email erez@mapsense.co.

snowpalmer 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SpruceMail - https://sprucemail.com - Full Time, Washington, DC or REMOTE

Looking for someone that not only creates working software but well-crafted software. Someone who will respond to change but also steadily add value to it.

Looking to seamlessly integrate with our partner's API in order for customers of both platforms to have a dead simple and streamlined experience. This will cover the entire stack from backend api integration and ongoing sync up through the front-end integration's.

When you aren't actively working on one of these integration's you'll be helping to build the next generation features for our application.

>> Technologies <<

  * Ruby  * Rails  * CoffeeScript  * EmberJS  * Redis  * Postgres  * SCSS  * (very possibly soon) RabbitMq
>> Core Values <<

  * Continuously deliver success  * Be extremely happy with your work  * Not be bogged down with meetings and other non-tech stuff  * Have hardware, software, and freedom necessary to do the above  * Refactor frequently  * Release often  * Explore their own ideas  * Choose a work environment and schedule which suits you  * First and last: Continuously deliver success!
>> What is SpruceMail? <<

We're building out the next generation marketing platform that connects together traditional email marketing into the social world. While we get to do the complicated stuff on the backend we try to keep it as simple as possible for the user to use.

We've been around for 5 years in the social advertising space and managed more than $250 million in Facebook ad spend. Have managed many of the world's leading brands including Samsung, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Target, University of Phoenix, Walmart and Zynga.

>> How to apply <<

Send me an email: software-engineer AT sprucemail.com. Preferably mention hacker news.

jackfoxy 4 hours ago 0 replies      
San Mateo, CA - Tachyus (http://tachyus.com/)

Sophisticated software requires sophisticated testing and thorough correctness engineering to ensure it meets specifications and is shipped with as few bugs as possible. The Tachyus platform involves a myriad of complex workflows combining data analysis, multi-dimensional visualization, real-time alerting, and task management. We need the first member of the Correctness Engineering team to work at the intersection of our engineering and product teams to identify, document, and resolve software bugs efficiently and effectively.


Our philosophy of correctness engineering https://medium.com/p/83f0c405e38c

WWGaussDo 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Stuph (https://angel.co/stuph, https://stuph.co) is building its founding team! We are a stealth startup creating a consumer product fueled by data mining and information extraction. We are well funded and backed by top VCs. Our office is located in San Francisco.Our founder is an ex-googler who created Google Trends. Our team consists of graduates of MIT, Cornell, RPI, and top international universities. Between us we have worked at Google, Twitter and Amazon, and won a Kaggle competition. We love math, algorithms and machine learning.Do you like functional programming? We're using Clojure for our backend and ClojureScript for our frontend. Knowing either isn't a requirement, but be excited to learn!We are looking for:- Frontend engineers with strong CS fundamentals- Experienced backend engineer with excellent system design and architecture skills- Engineering interns who can hit the ground running.Contact: artem@stuph.co
bowenli 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Curriculet - Full Time - San Francisco, CA - http://curriculet.com

Curriculet enables students to read more deeply and teachers to teach better in their classrooms. We're an online reading platform that allows teachers to embed lesson plans on top of books, articles, other texts. Our team is made up of former educators and startup veterans. You'll be joining a well funded company that is <10 people.

We're looking for:

* Software Engineer

* Smart, motivated, ready to build something that isn't another todo app

* Ruby on Rails / Backbone experience preferred, but not required

Introduce yourself here: jobs+hn@curriculet.com

yoran 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Hstry -- Boston -- FREELANCE Rails/Ember.js full-stack developer

Hstry is a Boston-based ed-tech startup focused on bringing history to the digital classroom. Our mission is to captivate students in the study of History and we aim to become the leading digital learning platform for History.

The product we are building is a fully-responsive HTML5 web application used on tablets, desktops, laptops and smartphones. Our primary users are K-12 teachers and students, but also historians and history buffs who want to tell their story. We think that in educational software, usability and design have not been given enough attention so we assign a lot of importance to good UX and clean user interfaces.

Were looking for a freelance full-stack web developer who would like to work with us. First on short term, but we are looking to build up long-term relationships. You are passionate about web development are you are well-versed in both Ruby and Javascript. Ideally, you have experience in building single-page web applications. You will play an important role in the development of the application as you will assist the current lead developer.

What You Need

    * Very strong skills in Javascript    * Experience in the front-end development of thick-client web applications    * Experience with Ember.js is a very nice bonus    * Proficiency in Ruby    * Experience with Ruby on Rails    * University degree is highly regarded, but we value ability and experience      just as much    * Passion for developing high-quality web products    * An entrepreneurial and can-do attitude. You have no  issue in tackling      tough problems.    * If theres something you dont know how to do, youll figure out the lowest      cost path to understanding it.
Email me at yoran@hstry.co

alexkehayias 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Shareablee (http://www.shareablee.com) - New York City, NY - Looking for Backend Developers to help us scale the collection and analysis of tons of social data for brands and publishers.

We help brands and publishers figure out what makes content shareable. We've just raised our Series A http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/shareablee/ from some awesome investors (Softbank, Valhalla) and are looking to scale what we've built and explore new areas. We work with companies like The Economist, Coach, Comcast, and Time to help them figure out how to create engaging content and interact with millions of people on the social web. If you like building distributed systems and distilling tons of data into actionable insights, this is the place for you!

Languages:- Python (strong)- Clojure (optional, but big plus)- Javascript/CoffeeScript (optional, but a small plus)

Experience:- Distributed systems including workers, batch processing- High volume data collection, storage, and transformation- Data analysis on data sets that are too large for a single machine

Role:You'll be building end to end systems for collecting and analyzing data from various social platforms. Everything from building a scalable and durable collection system to tools for analyzing and presenting the data.

Please apply via http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/shareableeinc/backend-develope....

pcolton 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Pixate, Inc. (YC S12) - Palo Alto, CA

Interested in interaction or web design? Building complex 3D animation engines? Creating rich web interfaces with functional programming? Scaling realtime, distributed server infrastructures? Extending the internals of low-level iOS and Android frameworks? Let's talk.

Our team is breaking new ground in mobile design and solving real problems for an eager community. If you want to be part of this talented team of engineers and designers, send us an email to hello@pixate.com telling us why youd be a good fit. We have immediate need for experienced iOS and JavaScript engineers. We'll consider remote if you are exceptional.

dave_sullivan 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Ersatz Labs -- remote or on-site (San Francisco) -- Frontend, backend engineers. UX Designer.


We make a platform for building deep neural networks in the cloud. It provides access via a SaaS web interface and via an API. We are currently 9 people and have been open since Jan 2013.

Backend, our stack looks something like this: linux, cuda, python, theano, pylearn2, numpy, django

Frontend: backbone, react, a little bit of d3, a little bit of three.js

Familiarity with some or all of these technologies a plus. Strong familiarity with machine learning required. Strong familiarity with modern neural networks (methods like dropout, hessian free optimization, deep networks, semantic vector spaces, t-sne, and others) is a major plus, but we can teach.

Email me for more information: dave {at} ersatzlabs.com I'm co-founder and CEO.

meifamous 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Famo.us | Full Time | SoMa, San Francisco | Hiring for Engineers & Growth Hackers

We're hiring Tooling, Server, Performance, DevOps Engineers to work on site in SF.


Front-end: if physics, UI, 3D modeling is your thing - check us out.

Back-end: if tooling, performance testing, CI and code releasing, distribution is your thing - check us out.


Famo.us is a JavaScript platform that enables engineers to build beautiful, cross-platform web apps that perform as well as the very best native apps. It is the only framework that provides an open source 3D layout engine fully integrated with a 3D physics-based animation engine that can render to DOM, Canvas, or WebGL.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, Famo.us was co-founded by Steve Newcomb and Mark Lu. Steve is best known for founding Powerset, which was sold to Microsoft and is now part of Bing. Dave Fetterman, who leads the engineering team, previously ran mobile engineering for Facebook. Investors include many of the most prominent entrepreneurs and venture capital companies in the world.

johnpjoseph 4 hours ago 0 replies      


Burlingame, CA

PacketZoom provides mobile speed as a service to app developers and we want your talents, passion and personality on the team to help build our pre-IPO, SaaS model company. Our headquarters is located in Burlingame, California, a couple of blocks from Caltrain.

Were a technology company first, solving hard problems that others think are impossible.

Were looking for INTERNS, as well as FULL TIME people who want to shape the company technology and culture.

H1B Transfer ok for the right candidate. TN ok.


- Developer Evangelist - know how to code, and get smart developers to try us out

- P/T Office Manager - Help us stay organized as we grow and scale the team

- Business Development / Marketing Specialist - build our customer pipeline and help define our go to market tactics

- Sales Engineer (Intern)- work with app developers to get our SDK integrated

- Business Development (Intern) - Generate leads and close deals with strategically important customers

contact john at packetzoom.com

ar7hur 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Wit.AI (YC W14) (https://wit.ai/jobs) - fulltime, Palo Alto

We are building the AI platform that helps 3000+ developers create apps that understand human language [1].

Wed like to hear from you if:

- You are a full-stack software engineer: you know how to build entire projects/features from Web UI to core ML algorithms

- You are curious: you cant resist the urge to solve hard problems, learn new domains, try new things, and you dont take thats impossible for an answer

- You have done many mistakes (we know you wont make them again)

Experience in NLP/Speech/Machine Learning is not required (and actually we also like when you dont have any: curiosity > knowledge). Being ready to learn/do whatever it takes to succeed, from Clojure to Javascript to supporting users to C to assembling furniture, is expected though.

Check out https://wit.ai/jobs for details

[1] https://wit.ai/blog/2014/02/24/her-the-movie

solchea 2 hours ago 0 replies      
AddThis - Northern Virginia (Tysons)

JavaScript Developers, Java Developers, Ops


We're looking for great developers to join the AddThis team and build tools/widgets and infrastructure to power over 13 million websites. So if you like seeing your code all over the web and helping websites drive traffic and revenue, check out our website and send us your resume.

bowmanb 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Arc90/SFX Entertainment - New York, NY - On-site preferred, US remote possible

SFX is the platform for the EDM revolution. With festivals like Tomorrowland and online destinations like Beatport, SFX is an exciting work environment for people in contemporary music, arts, culture and technology.

Please follow the links if you're interested in applying.

Front End Developer: https://sfx.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0ju4/

JavaScript Developer: https://sfx.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0juo/

Web Designer: https://sfx.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0juc/

If you have any questions about these positions, please feel free to reach out to: darren.newton@arc90.com

.NET Application Developer: https://sfx.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0jue/

Clojure Developer: https://sfx.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0jun/

DevOps Engineer: https://sfx.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0jud/

If you have any questions about these positions, please feel free to reach out to myself: brian.bowman@arc90.com

Brajeshwar 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Yourvine.com, a London based Startup, is hiring a front-end developer and a full-stack software engineer.


jeffschenck 4 hours ago 0 replies      
CHEWSE - San Francisco, CA - Full Time

We're Chewse, and we're bringing taste to office lunches. We believe good food is a powerful force for uniting people, and we want to wield it to build stronger communities everywhere.

We are a young startup and a small, passionate team that's hungry to tackle really big problems. We're located in a work loft in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood. We have a kitchen. (And we like to use it.)

We're hiring for two positions:

FULL-STACK ENGINEER: https://www.chewse.com/#/jobs/full-stack-engineer/

JAVASCRIPT ENGINEER: https://www.chewse.com/#/jobs/javascript-engineer/

If you're passionate about good food and good people, reach out I'm eager to hear from you!

swapnilt 5 hours ago 0 replies      
CloudEngine (https://getcloudengine.net) is hiring FULL TIME Python/Django, Android geeks. Location - Pune, India or REMOTE. We're also looking for interns who can handle marketing and content. https://hasjob.co/view/41bpp, https://hasjob.co/view/em83x

At CloudEngine, we're building an open source mobile backend. We launched at the TechCrunch India event in November last year. We've been growing at a rapid pace since. We started with public beta last week. We're backed by one of the most popular accelerators of India. We're trying to create a new standard in mobile backend and want to create a defacto choice for every app developer.

Send in your resumes to swapnil@getcloudengine.net

jevans 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Foraker Labs. Boulder, CO.

We build stuff for clients as well as maintaining a couple of internal products. Our clients range from Breastcancer.org to local school districts. Our products range from usability testing mobile web sites (http://www.uxrecorder.com/) to navigating traffic more efficiently (http://www.i70app.com/).

We're looking for someone comfortable with both Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.

We're also looking for Web and iOS designers.

More details and apply here: http://www.foraker.com/careers/web-developer/

creese 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Keypr - Los Angeles, CA

Keypr is redefining the guest experience at hotels worldwide!

We are a startup in the hospitality industry. Our stack is Python/Flask/Angular/iOS/Android. We are looking for talented engineers to join our growing team.

If you want to change the way we do hotels, please send a short note to charles@keypr.com and tell us one thing you'd change. Be sure to include links to your code or any relevant work (GitHub, App Store, etc.)


subv3rsion 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Portsmouth, NH (Seacoast area) - Full Time

PixelMEDIA (http://www.pixelmedia.com/)

Full Time Positions:- Front-End Developer http://www.pixelmedia.com/careers/front-end-developer

- Full Stack Web Developer http://www.pixelmedia.com/careers/full-stack-web-developer

- Senior Application Developer http://www.pixelmedia.com/careers/senior-application-develop...

- .NET CMS Developer http://www.pixelmedia.com/careers/net-cms-developer

Also many other openings http://www.pixelmedia.com/careers/

tstranex 5 hours ago 0 replies      
BitX (Cape Town, South Africa) https://mybitx.com and https://bitx.co.za/market

BitX is building a Bitcoin/cryptocurrency distribution platform for emerging markets. We operate Bitcoin exchanges and wallet in several countries and are expanding to many more.

Our backends are written in Go and Ruby. The frontend is Angular/Coffeescript. We run on AWS and use MySQL and nginx.

We're looking to hire strong software engineers and Android developers who are passionate about cryptography, security and Bitcoin.

Please contact careers@mybitx.com or visit https://mybitx.com/careers if you're interested.

_sy_ 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Instamotor -- San Francisco, CA -- H-1B/F-1 OK

Instamotor.com aims to be the world's first completely decentralized and distributed car dealership. Since our launch on Hacker News, we have been struggling to keep up with demand. Having raised a seed round, we are now actively looking for help.

Skillsets we're hiring for:

-full-stack angularjs/ruby

-operation person to lead/manage our on the ground operations

-sales development representative

email us: info@instamotor.com

the_gigi 6 hours ago 1 reply      
Location: San Fransisco, CA

Aclima is an early-stage company based in San Francisco that designs and deploys distributed, large-scale sensor networks to empower people with actionable environmental quality data. Our end-to-end solutions collect, process and analyze real-time streaming data from thousands of sensors, enabling a level of environmental awareness that has never been possible before. We believe our technologies can redefine the way we imagine and manage our buildings, communities, and cities, helping us improve our collective well-being. We are looking for passionate engineers to help build and scale our platform. We have no required list of skills or years of experience. Instead, were looking for engineers who are smart and get things done. Python experience will come in handy, though, as well as experience with large-scale distributed system development. Our engineering culture values rapid iteration, continuous improvement, and as much automation as is sensible. We work in a relaxed, purpose-driven atmosphere with flexible hours and competitive perks.

Our stack includes: Python 2.7, Git, MariaDB, Cassandra, Nginx, NSQ, Redis, Ansible

If youre up for the challenge, contact us: jobs@aclima.io

mattsears 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Littlelines (DAYTON, OH) http://littlelines.com

Things are getting even bigger and better for us, so were looking for talented and passionate developers to join the team (at our headquarters) and support the continued growth of Littlelines.

- Ruby Developer - Ruby is our bread and butter. Littlelines is hiring experienced Ruby on Rails developers to work on-site at our Dayton headquarters.

- Front-end Developer - Having front-end developers who know and appreciate the power of design and can translate designs into seamless webpages.

Get in touch!


timf 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Dell Cloud Manager team is looking for seven more software developers at a very wide range of experience levels.

Work ranges from frontend (AngularJS) to backend (Java/REST).

We are hiring all over the world.

I've posted a long gist about our team, the product, and some of our development processes here: https://gist.github.com/timf/892ef751a146787e4784

streng 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Sharethrough - Full Time - San Francisco, CA http://engineering.sharethrough.com/

Digital advertising is a challenging and complex world. Whatever your interests, there's a unique set of challenges advertising brings. Bring your passion for technology, systems thinking and solving problems at scale and we'll bring you into the fold.

We pride ourselves on aggressively and responsibly productionalizing new technology. Real-time decisioning at scale with Scala, 3rd-party JavaScript/CoffeeScript deployed on some of the most trafficked sites on the Internet, and streaming 100GB/day with Spark are just a few of the things you'll work on here at Sharethrough.

Take a look at the positions we're hiring for here:

Web Applications Engineer (Rails+): http://jobvite.com/m?3hmosgweData Engineer: http://jobvite.com/m?3amosgw7DevOps Engineer: http://jobvite.com/m?3mmosgwjDistributed Systems Engineer: http://jobvite.com/m?3unosgws

jvandeboom 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL - REMOTE or Local

ActiveCampaign (http://www.activecampaign.com) is looking for a developer and UI/UX designer to help us scale our marketing platform.

- Full Stack Developer: http://www.activecampaign.com/about/employment-developer.php

- UI/UX Designer: http://www.activecampaign.com/about/employment-ux.php

bwsewell 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Durham, NC - Automated Insights (automatedinsights.com)


Looking for Ruby developers (front-end or back-end). We just moved into our new offices in downtown Durham overlooking the Durham Bulls ballpark. Come and join us!

danmccorm 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Shutterstock - New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Remote

We're hiring all sorts of software engineers and data scientists. We've got some pretty fun problems -- image search, video search, storage scalability, tons of behavioral data to mine -- and an awesome team. We prefer folks to work in one of our offices, but are always willing to consider remote superstars.

Take a peek at http://www.shutterstock.com/jobs

pierre 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Lausanne, Switzerland - Urturn (http://urturn.com)

Front-end developer

Urturn gives users the opportunity to instantly express themselves and share their style in an ever-growing variety of ways.

We are looking for a front end developer to help us push the boundaries of what is possible, working side by side with outstanding designers and engineers. You should be proficient in HTML and OOCSS. You should appreciate the details that make a front-end user experience memorable, and demonstrate enthusiasm for new front-end technologies. You have a serious eye for detail and a thirst for pixel perfection.

You can read more about this position here: http://www.urturn.com/jobs


sspies 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Mainz, Germany - vastly.de

Currently, SDN use cases only affect the networks within datacenters or campuses. With vast.ly, we address the WAN, one of the last IT areas that exists out of reach for most developers. We think that developers deserve control about which network routes, ISPs and countries their content passes to reach users! It's time for the democratization of the internet backbone.

We are looking for talented software and network engineers. If you are interested to develop distributed software and already had a hand on OpenFlow, BGP or OSPF mail me sspies [AT] sloc.de

We offer a competitive salary and the possibility to work from remote.

stacksocial 3 hours ago 0 replies      
StackSocial - Venice, CA

We are looking for Senior Engineers, Front End Engineers, and QA Engineers to join the StackSocial team. You'll be part of a small, but growing team, working hard to build a first-of-its-kind native commerce platform.

StackSocial was founded in 2011 and is headquartered steps from the sand in Venice Beach, CA. Were both a native commerce platform that distributes relevant products to our partner network of top tier publishers, and were a marketplace for people to discover, share, and buy innovative apps, gadgets, and online tools across the world.

Join us now and you will be a key developer working on a product that touches millions of users, and you will be joining an early stage, profitable startup. We just need you. If you enjoy working in a fun, collaborative environment, then send us an email at: careers@stacksocial.com for more information.

Or, apply online:

Senior Engineer (Ruby on Rails): http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&...

Front End Engineer:http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&...

QA Engineer:http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&...

liamk 5 hours ago 0 replies      
EventMobi (Toronto, on-site) we're hiring developers: http://www.eventmobi.com/about/careers/
gandalfu 5 hours ago 0 replies      
MIAMI, FL. Web Applications Developer at Norwegian Cruise Line.

Details at http://www.ncl.com/about/careers/corporate-employment

Stack: Spring(Java), Playframework (Scala), PHP

KnownSubset 5 hours ago 0 replies      
St. Louis, MO - fulltime

Web/Full stack developer

Radialogica - http://www.radialogica.com

We are focused on communication solutions/analytics for radiation oncology - Founders, two Ph.Ds, come straight from the field. Our mission is to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of care with innovative tools that change how information is accessed, analyzed and shared by members of the treatment team.

About you: - Focused on delivering products with a great UX - polyglot thinker/Functional language lover - Eager to learn/teach other on the team about TDD, continuous integration, and functional paradigms

You will be a joining a small, and focus team of programmers where you can start to deliver an immediate impact to the healthcare of others suffering from cancer. Email nathan[at]radialogica[dot]com

showtimes 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA - Find & Form (Findandform.com)Mid-level iOS development lead

Find & Form is a digital design and development agency in the South End of Boston focused on creating unique mobile and web experiences for a range of amazing clients.

We are seeking a passionate and talented in-house, mid-level mobile development lead that has shipped mobile applications, specifically iOS products. Ideally you have worked with a range of industries and understand certain pitfalls and best practices. This position requires managing a team of remote developers that consist of front-end, back-end, & QA specialists. You will not be coding all day. You will be communicating with clients, designers, product managers, and strategists.

You will work directly with the founding members of Find & Form creating unique products using the latest in mobile technology and helping to grow our expanding development team. Our clients range from early stage seed startups to trusted industry leaders so there is no shortage of challenges. You will be working with emerging technologies, such as iBeacon communication, mobile commerce & mobile payments, and location based systems.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1tziL9tEmail us at: shout@findandform.com

tomFromIEEE 6 hours ago 0 replies      
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)On-site in Piscataway, NJ or remote for extremely strong candidates

Multiple exciting roles are available for technical innovators who can drive product design and then make their vision come to fruition.

You would be working within a team dedicated experimentation and research and development. Some of our ideas stick, others do not. You should be comfortable working in an environment where priorities rapidly change - and you must be able to manage yourself.

Interested individuals should email innovation@ieee.org and include the type of work you most enjoy doing, areas of technology that you'd want to get involved with if you had the chance, how much time you have per week to dedicate to this work, and your hourly rate.

I am placing a premium right now on front-end designer/developer hybrids. You know who you are...

dang 2 hours ago 0 replies      
All: someone downvoted many comments in this thread. We are undoing all of those downvotes and applying them instead to the post they were intended to promote. We're also banning the accounts that did it, at least until we get a promise that this will never happen again.

We'll probably also write some code to find any other accounts that have done this.

I'm reluctant to disable downvoting on the "who is hiring" threads, because not all posts to these threads are appropriate, and the community does a good job of handling those.

mattt416 6 hours ago 2 replies      
Here's a small sample of the most recent remote/telecommute jobs posted on https://www.wfh.io:

Senior PHP Developer @ Timely https://www.wfh.io/jobs/546 [Anywhere]

Junior Cloud Engineer @ Skyscrapers https://www.wfh.io/jobs/547 [Anywhere]

DevOps Engineer @ Monetate https://www.wfh.io/jobs/548 [Anywhere]

Account Manager @ Lullabot https://www.wfh.io/jobs/549 [Anywhere]

Jr. Engineer @ Big Astronaut https://www.wfh.io/jobs/550 [Anywhere]

Agile Project Manager @ Big Astronaut https://www.wfh.io/jobs/551 [Anywhere]

Hacker with Rails/Backbone Experience @ Groove https://www.wfh.io/jobs/552 [Anywhere]

Front End Developer @ PrettyQuick https://www.wfh.io/jobs/553 [Anywhere]

Senior Software Engineer @ Manning Publications https://www.wfh.io/jobs/554 [Anywhere]

Growth Marketer @ MongoHQ https://www.wfh.io/jobs/557 [Anywhere]

Senior Rails Developer @ Edison Nation https://www.wfh.io/jobs/558 [Anywhere]


-Matt @ WFH.io

speek 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Weft - http://weft.io - Cambridge/Boston, MA (office is in central sq.)

   ===========================   ====== What we do =========   ===========================
Real-time logistics optimization (EZPass for Ports).

On the left side of the problem, we track every ship on the water so that we can make predictions about the impact of a bunch of things on the rest of the supply chain (this mostly manifests itself in us being able to help companies save a bunch of money on demurrage. One company we're working with, alone, spends 6.5 mil every month on this). On the right side of the problem, we let truckers know when they need to arrive at a port in order to wait in line the least amount of time (so that they spend more time making money and less time waiting). Right smack dab in the middle, we optimize port throughput by scheduling all the right people to do the right thing at the right time.

   ===========================   ===== How we do it ========   ===========================
Web/data stack -> Clojure + postgres/cassandra/redis/rabbit + ruby on rails (along with hadoop/EMR)

Mobile -> Currently building iOS app, android in the near term

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

   ===========================   ====== 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 (a16z)!

Looking for help on mobile, frontend, and data science sides! Would be thrilled to find a CTO to grow the tech side of the company with me, but I'm also happy to find engineers who know their shit who just want to build great things.

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

lbarrow 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Don't post stuff from job boards.
whoishiring 6 hours ago 1 reply      
Please don't post job boards here. I recommend downvoting this item.
Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (June 2014)
42 points by whoishiring  6 hours ago   80 comments top 68
cool-RR 15 minutes ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote only. (Based in Tel-Aviv.)

My name is Ram Rachum, and Im a freelance software developer. I help businesses solve their problems using software, mostly by developing web-based applications. I work mainly in Python and Django.

On the technical level, its my responsibility to have high problem-solving skills; to design a good architecture for each project I work on; to implement that architecture quickly and effectively; and to be experienced with the languages and frameworks that Im using, so when a problem comes up, I dont have to spend 2 hours to research and solve it but rather just 5 minutes, because Ive seen that problem dozen of times before.

On the project-management level, its my responsibility to communicate clearly and honestly with the client and my collaborators on the project; to understand exactly what the client wants to build as we plan together how to build it; to always keep the client updated about progress; to have an owner mentality and make decisions with the best interest of the client in mind; to own up to mistakes when they happen; and to always get feedback as early as possible from the client and from the users, so we know were not wasting time going into blind alleys, and were spending time only on features that the users are happy with. My email is ram@rachum.com . Send me an email and say hello.

More details about me: http://ram.rachum.com/cv/

rafaelm 1 hour ago 0 replies      

Due to personal circumstances, I had to quit my previous job recently. I am not the typical candidate looking for work here since I'm not a programmer or a designer.

I'm looking in to freelancing as a spanish translator. If you need your app/website/whatever translated I'm the guy! I'm a native spanish speaker.I've translated many scripts and websites before, so I can translate your website/app straight from the source if you want.

I can also do a lot of "grunt" work (image editing, data input, etc).

I've been making simple websites for myself, family members and friends for many years so I know my way around HTML, know my way around Linux servers pretty well, setup many scripts/Wordpress blogs and I can basically google my way out of most problems.

I'm looking at my present situation and newly found free time as an opportunity to study. Right now I'm learning programming and networking.

If you are interested shoot me an email: marcano (a) gmail

paf31 29 minutes ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Los Angeles (remote or local)

Experienced developer with a strong background in Mathematics looking for small to medium projects (approx. 20 hrs/week). Keywords: C#, F#, Java, Scala, Haskell, Javascript, TypeScript

Specialties: Domain specific languages (DSLs), Compiler implementation, Framework implementation, Statistics, Geometry

I enjoy writing reliable code in strongly typed functional languages, or using the techniques of strongly-typed functional programming in other languages.

GitHub: http://github.com/paf31, http://github.com/purescript

Website/Resume/Blog: http://functorial.com

Contact: my username at cantab dot net

rglover 48 minutes ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK Chicago, IL (remote preferred)


Designer, developer, UX geek. Available for part-time/quickie consulting.

Looking to help teams work through UX/flow issues and come up with fun ways to handle things like user onboarding, feature development, and general improvement of product experience.

Easiest point of entry, a one page report/review of your app in its current state. This includes: quick tips for improvement, high-level issues, and recommendations for long-term development of the experience. Offering this for $999.

Interested? me@ryanglover.net.


NewHatMatt 45 minutes ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Memphis, TN or Remote

I'm a Computer Engineer with a love of front-end web design and development. I've developed front-end and back-end web applications, along with native standalone applications.

I have experience with:


* JavaScript/jQuery/Node.JS/Socket.IO

* Ruby on Rails


* Python

* C#

* Java

* C/C++

Portfolio: http://matthewhoelter.com/portfolio.html

Email: hello [at] matthewhoelter.com

I'm always happy to talk, so feel free to drop me a line anytime.

infincia 33 minutes ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, Freelance

I'm primarily a Mac and iOS developer. I've been working with both platforms, writing native Objective-C and C, and working with Apple's frameworks (and 3rd party frameworks like TwUI when necessary) for just a little over 5 years now.

I also have experience porting software to the Mac and iOS from other platforms. The most recent project I ported from Windows to Mac was an app called Hypegram[1].

I've also designed, implemented and managed the deployment and continued operation of complete app backend systems written with Python for my own projects and for clients.

And I've got about 8 years experience working with Linux in production environments.

[1] http://lifehacker.com/5981974/hypegram-for-mac-brings-the-si...

Email: steve@infincia.comWebsite: http://infincia.com

kohanz 3 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, based in SW Ontario, Canada

Experienced (10+ years) developer of software for medical devices and scientific applications, many with an imaging component. Have architected and led teams to deliver on software for systems in both diagnostic and interventional contexts. Comfortable working in an FDA-regulated & ISO 13485 compliant quality system.

I excel at turning research or early-stage prototypes (e.g. MATLAB developed by researchers) into commercial-grade software ready to impress the right audience (clinicians, investors, etc.).

Developing scientific applications involves a high degree of uncertainty and require an engineer that actively participates in all phases of the SDLC (e.g. requirements gathering, risk analysis, etc.). My ability to communicate has always led to my role as the technical point of contact for researchers, clinicians (surgeons, radiologists, etc.), and senior executives.

Technical keywords:C# (WPF, WinForms), C++ (QT), Java, Matlab, VTK, ITK, OpenCV, OpenCL, etc.

LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/zamkhan

Oculus 1 hour ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Toronto/Kitchener or Remote

I'm a full stack web developer based in Toronto/Kitchener.

Skills: AngularJS, D3.js, Node.js, Express.js, Android, jQuery, pure Javascript, Photoshop, PostgreSQL, Nginx Experience: I've written RESTful APIs, survey Widgets, web applications, and Android apps. I also have experience with Arduino (maze solving car), 8085 Assembler, and C (both at a basic level). I'm always open to learning anything that gets the job done.

===Past Projects===

OrgoShmorgo (Organic Molecule Visualizer - D3.js): http://orgo.stolarsky.com/

Gekko (Market Share Visualizer - AngularJS/D3.js): http://emils.github.io/gekko/

2048-Multiplayer (Real-time Multiplayer - SockJS/Node.js/PostgreSQL): http://emils.github.io/2048-multiplayer/

Portfolio: http://stolarsky.com/projects/

Github: https://github.com/EmilS

Email: emil.stolarsky@gmail.com

reuven 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Israel and Chicago, but generally work remotely

I've been a full-stack Web developer since 1993, when I set up one of the first 100 Web sites in the world (http://tech.mit.edu/). I've been working as a consultant since 1995. I have extensive experience with Ruby (and Rails), Python, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, and many other technologies.

My real value isn't my extensive technological know-how. Rather, it's my ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people, and to turn that communication into business value.

I know how to take business needs and turn them into software, by myself and with others. I also know how to describe technical issues in terms that business people can understand, that allow us to make informed decisions. Many of my clients have used me as a remote, part-time CTO or lead developer.

I also help developers and teams improve their coding and management practices. I frequently teach in-person courses (in the US, Europe, Israel, and China) in Python, Ruby/Rails, PostgreSQL, and Git to such companies as Apple, Cisco, Freescale, HP, SANDisk, and VMWare. I also offer online coaching/pairing services to individuals and teams.

My aim: Long-term, interesting projects with nice people. (Short-term relationships can also be fine, depending on the work and myschedule.) Bottom line, I like to speak with and help nice people, and feel privileged that my work lets me do so.

If I can be of help to you or your company, contact me at reuven@lerner.co.il, or on Skype as "reuvenlerner". You can also read more about me at http://lerner.co.il/ .

jayhuang 1 hour ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Vancouver/Remote

Struggling to find a web developer who understands your business?

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

What I can do for you:

* General technical consulting

* Web security consulting

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

* Wordpress themes and modifications

* Search Engine Optimization

* API development

* Responsive design (RWD)


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

cynicalkane 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK -- Remote or local. I'm based out of nowhere in particular, and like to travel to interesting places.

Full stack software engineer with 6+ years experience and a math background. Mostly I do heavy lifting in Java and Clojure. I've worked on complicated cloud pipelines, full-stack web apps, and in a past life, high volume, near real-time distributed trade processing applications for a Big Finance Company. I've also done work with parsing, domain specific languages, full-stack web development, custom high-speed message queues, and security and encryption. I like to solve hard problems.

Github: https://github.com/mthvedt/

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-thvedt/11/5b4/9bb

Contact: mike.thvedt@gmail.com

The buzzword list: Java, JEE, JMS, Hibernate, Spring, jUnit, Clojure, Ring/Compojure, Javascript, jQuery, Mocha, Haskell, Oracle and Postgres SQL, ElasticSearch, Redis, Mongo, AWS.

Mc_Big_G 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or San Francisco Bay Area

I have extensive experience building complex single page apps as well as HTML5 mobile apps. A recent client was accepted to Y Combinator after I built their MVP.

In addition to full-stack development with Ruby on Rails and Ember.js, I can help you with product direction, feature development and lead your team of developers. I also provide extended maintenance and understand the importance of writing succinct, maintainable code.

I'm a strong believer in automated testing which translates into a high quality product with very few user facing bugs. This gives my clients an extremely high level of confidence when adding new features and deploying.

Beyond development, you will find that I need very little direction, have excellent communication skills and pay close attention to detail. 75% of my clients hire me to save their project after another developer failed to deliver.

So, if you need someone to design and build a high quality app, give me a call.


Portfolio: http://www.mcgintech.com

email: hn@mcgintech.com

phone: 415.857.3347

Matt McGinnis

egze 53 minutes ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Hamburg/Germany or Remote

We are a young web agency helping startups with development and design. We can translate your idea into a successful web product, all the way from concept to completion.

What we can do:

* App Design, UI / UX

* All kinds of projects with Ruby on Rails

* Full-Text search with Elasticsearch

Check out our website to learn more: http://byteflip.de

ritchiea 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, New York/Brooklyn, remote or onsite

I am a generalist whose most extensive experience is with Javascript & Ruby on Rails. I've also worked with tons of other languages, frameworks and environments (e.g. Python, Django, Express, Racket/Scheme). Most recently I was at TechStars for their hackstar/hacker in residence program. The work I did there included projects like monitoring pages for Docker instances for a Docker hosting company & private data repositories for a Github for scientific data company. Prior to TechStars I did a full re-write of a production storage & logistics app for a 5 year old business while simultaneously teaching the entrepreneur to code & teaching him Ruby/Rails. That project also included an Angular.js app. I'm also very excited about Ember.js.

Typically I work full stack. I have practiced TDD in the past but usually I code first & then write tests that leave me confident essential use cases & core functionality are covered. 100% test coverage is a great idea but I am not accustomed to the type of deadlines or large teams that facilitate 100% test coverage actually happening.

The one thing I value in code above all else (other than the code actually working and meeting your deadline) is readability. If you can read & understand the code base, you can optimize it when necessary and you can fix bugs when necessary. Coders should be good communicators. I believe my work teaching others to code speaks to my communication skills.

Currently looking for part time engagements, 20-25 hours a week, to accommodate other projects/commitments.



xytop 39 minutes ago 0 replies      
Work for freelancers and freelancers for companies: http://www.toptal.com/?ref=10185
jmilkbal 3 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote from Omaha, Nebraska, USA

I creating reliable software by using safe languages as much I can with high test coverage and excellent documentation. A current project is a standards-based, web front-end and associated back-end code for a call center contact management system written in Ada, adding new features and updating and rewriting existing code. Also, create a complete RESTful API and more modern, more extensible interface from the ground up.

I've developed solutions in many languages on both front- and back-ends using languages like Ada, Java, C and PHP on the back-ends and standards-based HTML, CSS and JavaScript on the front-end using well-known tools like jQuery, Prototype.js, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap and a host more along with custom written tools when necessary.

Recently I converted a display that updates in realtime from a Mozilla technology that never caught on, long-lived HTTP requests, to WebSockets working through bugs in the third party library's implementation and working with the vendor to get them fixed quickly.

@jrdkmbl or send mail to ir0.us mailbox jk

gk1 3 hours ago 0 replies      

I help startups get more users/customers from existing (or new) traffic. I do this by analyzing your conversion funnel and then optimizing it with tactics like A/B testing, automated emails, collecting feedback, etc. Not tracking your funnel? I can help with that too.

I don't just give drive-by advice. I write code, copywrite, setup A/B tests, setup email lists, configure Analytics, ... whatever it takes.

More info, case studies, and testimonials here: http://www.gkogan.co

Contact me directly at: greg[at]gkogan[dot]co.

anthony_franco 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in San Francisco)

I'm a full stack Rails developer with experience building and scaling my own startups. I've built consumer applications that served millions of users, as well as profitable SaaS applications targeted at businesses. Check out my website to learn more: http://sanfranlabs.com.

Email me to say hello: anthony@sanfranlabs.com

koevet 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Zurich (Switzerland), remote or onsite

I'm a JVM hacker with 18+ years of experience. Mostly focusing on back-end, I can code in Java, Scala, Groovy (plus other non-JVM languages).

Very experienced with the following frameworks and technologies: Play2, Grails, Dropwizard, Akka, ElasticSearch, Solr, Gradle, Mongo, Cassandra, Oracle Soa Stack.

In the last 3 years I have also enjoyed quite a lot working with Puppet and Amazon Web Services.

If you need to build production-ready RESTFul API using a solid, scalable back-end, I can be your guy.

Some links:




I wrote a book about Groovy 2:


Contact: luciano@fiandes.io

yen223 5 hours ago 0 replies      

Generalist software engineer for hire. You need an MVP, I can build it. You need a website, I can develop it. You need a script to automatically deploy your project, I can code it. No job's too big or too small.

I have prior experience developing software for Western Digital and Accenture.

Tech stack: Strong Python scripting scripts, being familiar with web development using Django and Flask, data scraping with Requests and BeautifulSoup, and devops with Ansible.

I have some minor front-end experience. Currently toying with React.js and d3.js.

Hit me up at my email (in profile), or on skype at wei.yen.22

Github: https://www.github.com/yen223

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lee-wei-yen/39/ba9/aa6

oDesk: https://www.odesk.com/users/~0102637248711c1f27

Keywords: Python, Django, Flask, Ansible, Postgresql, Linode, web development.

sergiotapia 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK [Remote]- Friendly bilingual Rails/MVC4/.NET/Go Engineer

UX/Software Engineer that primarily works with Ruby on Rails 4 and ASP.Net MVC4 (C#).

I'm an ex-pat from Boston, living in the heart of South America for the past 9 years, in Bolivia.

My main talents lie in Ruby on Rails development. I take pride in building fast, insanely optimised websites using the latest proven tools in the Rails world including Sentry, NewRelic-rpm, Bullet and RSpec.

I enjoy making responsive websites using Twitter Bootstrap 3 or Foundation Zurb, I'm great with front end work.

I also leverage Go to build highly concurrent, well-tested system services and backend processes.

Experience deploying to Heroku, AWS, Rackspace, DigitalOcean. I leverage open source tools such as Capistrano to assist deploys.

I invest heavily in research material and training books in order to keep up with current standards and emerging practices. All of this helps me be on the edge, making sure your software is built the best possible way using proven methods.

My fort is taking wishy-washy requirements and fleshing them out into robust problem solving software. My job here is to add value to your business - to save you time and frustration, keeping you attention on the important things.




My email: sergiotapia@outlook.com


I'd love to join your team or help you get an MVP off the ground. Feel free to send me an email and we can discuss on Skype. :)

tfe 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area or remote

Currently available for freelance web app engineering work. I've been working with Rails and JS for ~7 years now, at all points up and down the stack. Everything from performance work on existing code to bringing up a full-fledged product from wireframes.

In the past, I've worked with companies like Leap Motion, Anki, Rocket Fuel, and TaskRabbit. Before that, I had two startups of my own. In my spare time, I fly airplanes.

Looking for 10-20 hour per week engagements only right now.






Contact: todd@toddeichel.com

mvid 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco - Remote - Travel Possible

Experienced pair of software developers with a history in startups. Proficient in:

  * Python  ['django', 'bottle', 'google.app.engine']  * Javascript  ['angular','backbone','node'];  * Clojure  '(Compojure)  * Haskell, Go (and other esoterics)
We've helped entrepreneurs develop their MVP, as well as large companies develop core features. We provide services such as feature development, product management, and software auditing. Previous engagements include Getaround, Codecademy, Factset, Wakemate, drip.fm, Swiftstack, and Changetip, among others.

For more info see our page at http://turbines.io, or talk to us at hn@turbines.io

amac 1 hour ago 0 replies      
SEEKING FREELANCER: Marketer (remote).

PROJECT: Help build an iOS classifieds app.

MOTIVATION: Making it easier to sell your stuff. (and to a lesser extent, discover new stuff to buy)

SKILLS: Digital marketing e.g. email marketing, social media, pr etc plus analytical skills e.g. google analytics. The project is called 'Octopus' and our temporary website is at octopus.org. 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.

timrogers 4 hours ago 0 replies      

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.

chroman 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in Mexico)

Im a iOS Engineer based in Mxico with almost 4 years of experience. My expert area is native iOS development but I also do Android and Web development with Ruby on Rails.

Over the last 3 years I have worked on more than 20 native iOS apps including client, in-house and own App Store apps.

I love challenges and Im always looking for opportunities to do awesome things.

Portfolio (Only relevant and public work): http://chroman.me/portfolio

GitHub: https://github.com/chroman

App store apps: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/christian-roman/id522264047

Design stuff (I'm also a designer): http://dribbble.com/chroman, https://www.behance.net/chroman

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chroman

Resume: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qduuv61qpp6pwn/ChristianRoman_res...

Contact: chroman16@gmail.com

goldfeld 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, based in Rio, available to travel.

I'm a junior developer with the most experience at the frontend (JavaScript and CoffeeScript), however now I'm heavily invested in and mostly looking for work in Clojure and ClojureScript, be it backend, frontend or non-web systems. I am entirely capable of desiging and architecting sytems and libraries on my own, but I'm also keen on working with remote teams.

I'm currently knee-deep in ClojureScript + Nodejs (working on a curses UI lib and cli tools), see some ongoing open source work of mine over at https://github.com/longstorm

As well as my general github, https://github.com/goldfeld

You can get in touch at vic@longstorm.org

pknerd 1 hour ago 0 replies      

Hello! I am looking for programming gigs related to web scraping. I use Beautifulsoup, a Python based library for scraping and I love it. So far I have used it to scrap data from Amazon, Rakuten(former Buy.com),NewEgg and HackerNews and automated modules like placing an order, contacts management, price comparison tools and various other things.

If interested, shoot me an email to kadnan(at)gmail.com

ark15 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in TX)

I am originally a full stack enterprise software engineer with focus on building web/backend applications on HTML5 & JAVA stack.


I have realized that my ability to communicate equally effectively with business and technical people adds way more value than utilizing just my technical skill set.

I remain my client's single point of contact for everything from signing contracts to pointing to the line of code under discussion but I work with a small but top notch technical team (off shore) where everyone takes pride in their craft.

It helps me keep our rates considerably low compared to my full time rates and provide terrific value at a really good price point.

My current clients (individual groups within large enterprises) love this approach.


Keywords: JAVA, springframework, Sencha (ExtJS/Touch,Architect), JavaScript, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, enterprise applications

Contact info in my profile.

dylanrw 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - 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

zura 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or periodical onsite. Based in Georgia, Europe.

Experienced C++ engineer with a diverse background, including systems programming and rich cross-platform software development.

Interested in projects involving:

C++, C, Go (Golang), Erlang, Prolog, Haskell

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

github: https://github.com/zura-kh

E-mail: zura.jobs 'at gmail.com

canadiancreed 4 hours ago 0 replies      

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

Languages I've use: PHP, Java, Perl, JavaScript Environments I've worked in: LAMP, Windows, Linux, BSD, VAX Databases I've stored data in: MySQL, MSSQL, Postgres Frameworks I've used: Zend, jQuery, Struts, Spring, JavaFX, CakePHP

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

Preference given for long term projects.

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

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

logn 4 hours ago 0 replies      

Consulting on web scraping projects ($100/hr). Also, I built http://screenslicer.com an automatic, zero-config web scraper which costs $80/instance/month) and am happy to integrate this into your project at a very affordable rate ($15/hr).





kingofspain 6 hours ago 0 replies      

UK based developer with design thrown in. Lately I've been mainly working on iOS & Android apps but I have a long history in web dev too.

Recent work:

iOS & Android: was 'app of the week' in a UK national newspaper & recently won a Moma award.

* https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitchup.com-campsite-caravan...

* https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pitbot.pit...


* https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/eatmcr/id384069000

I also have another one due out in the next few days, which I can give more info for on request.

Other recent work:

* http://www.yourtimecounts.org.uk

* http://www.peopleinresearch.org

Techblast: Titanium, Phonegap, HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, responsive design, Wordpress, etc etc.

Contact details are in profile or via http://pitbot.net

seekingdev_00 3 hours ago 0 replies      

Full-time / Part-time Contract position for a very good full-stack Rails developer

Responsibilities: Add additional functionality to our existing Rails web app. Add a full Admin panel (including simple content management for static pages). Preferably you will then provide ongoing maintenance and support on a very part-time basis after the main project is complete - perhaps 5 hours per week.

The code is in very good shape with good test coverage.

Location: remote - Anywhere in the Western World

Requirements: At least 2 years solid experience building complex web applications in RoR. You have examples of live Rails web apps you developed that you can show us. Expertise in Rails 4, Ruby 2, jQuery. Expertise in both backend and front end development. You have at least 20 hours/week available. You can start soon.

Please include your CV, links to past projects you had a very significant part in developing that are still live, and a link to your Linkedin profile if you have one.

Applications: [railswebappproject] a.t. g-m-a-i-l

apineda 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remotejavascript, python, data viz, svg


pa7 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote (based in Austria)

I'm a Web Developer with a strong interest in data visualization, product management, and mathematics.

I'm the author of heatmap.js, nude.js and many other projects.

Find out more about me on my website:http://www.patrick-wied.at


My ideal client would need my services in frontend development and/or data visualization.


Github: https://github.com/pa7

madhurjain 2 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, based in India

Full-Stack Developer

  * Javascript / AngularJS / NodeJS  * Android / iOS Native or Hybrid  * PHP Laravel, CodeIgniter  * Desktop Applications - C#, Delphi  * and everything in between
We are a team of 5 based out of a small town in India. We have worked for clients around the world and are aware of nuances of remote working. We believe in delivering quality. We are good with building product MVPs.

Feel free to get in touch at madhur@pleximus.com for work references

molsongolden 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, Mid-Atlantic, or Project-based travel

One of the few non-programmers here, I'm a CPA who can wear multiple hats and generally help to get projects out the door.

* Project Management

* Financial Statement Prep

* Ad Hoc Analysis

* Business Plan Creation

* Strategic Planning

* Accounting System & Internal Control Planning

* QuickBooks Setup & Training


I'm working on a new website and will have it up for next month's posting.

logicdispatch 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Southeast/Mid/West Michigan

We are a small, experienced team trying to get off the ground doing cross-platform mobile, web, desktop and game development.

Languages: C#, C++, Objective-C, Java, Javascript, Clojure

Other Buzzwords: Xamarin, Cocos2D-x, SpriteKit, Unity, Angular, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, ASP.NET [WebForms, MVC, Web API], NancyFX

More information can be found at http://www.logicdispatch.com or email mark[dot]rathwell[at]gmail.

itake 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work: Remote (based in Atlanta, GA) - http://www.kcoleman.me

Full stack RoR web developer looking for interesting projects.

    1) 200k tickets sold on a platform I designed    2) ~$20k/mo income from spree e-commerce platform I maintained    3) RESTful resume parsing service at CareerBuilder.com
My 'stack':

    Rails    C#.net / ASP.net / MVC    HTML/SLIM    CSS/LESS/Sass    JavaScript    Angular.js    D3.js    Node.js (Express.js, Sails.js)    MySQL    PostgreSQL
Checkout a few things I have worked on: http://www.kcoleman.me/projects

Chat with me at http://www.kcoleman.me/chat or email me at (Kevin.Coleman@gatech.edu)

- Kevin Coleman

csbartus 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote or onsite - Web designer and developer

I'm one of the few unicorns available today.

From consulting to deployment I can help you to deliver your message across all devices and browsers.

Working with me you'll get more. A product instead of a simple website.

- Styleguide Driven Design & Development

- Atomic Web Design

- Mobile First Responsive Web Design

- Project Timeline and Documentation

- Standards Compliance

- Integration with Ecosystems

I can start immediately. Please contact me via email: bartus.csongor@gmail.com or Skype: csbartus.

More details: http://its-csongor.com

nperson 1 hour ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (based in Hamburg, Germany)

I'm a professional full stack PHP developer with 10+ years experience. http://nperson.de

theboss 5 hours ago 1 reply      
I'm seeking work to freelance as a security consultant on short engagements or small projects. Because of this my going rate is quite low.

I specialize in webapp security, cryptography, android security, and love PHP (developers nightmare is a hackers dream).

Contact me at my profile's email address

joelhumphrey 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Arcadia, CA - Onsite or Remote

Over 15 years of front-end/back-end web development with solid experience in responsive design, unit testing and delivering secure, maintainable code. I have excellent communication skills and always respond quickly to requests. Opportunities that I am actively seeking:

WordPress theme and plugin development

CMS troubleshooting - Joomla, WordPress and Drupal

Tutoring/mentoring aspiring developers

Skills: CSS, XSLT, MySQL, PHP, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Apache web server, Git, Google Analytics, Photoshop


Give me a call if you see a good fit for your project.

Phone number, email and examples of work in profile: https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=joelhumphrey

tomFromIEEE 2 hours ago 1 reply      

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) On-site in Piscataway, NJ or remote for extremely strong candidates

Multiple exciting roles are available for technical innovators who can drive product design and then make their vision come to fruition.

You would be working within a team dedicated experimentation and research and development. Some of our ideas stick, others do not. You should be comfortable working in an environment where priorities rapidly change - and you must be able to manage yourself.

Interested individuals should email innovation@ieee.org and include the type of work you most enjoy doing, areas of technology that you'd want to get involved with if you had the chance, how much time you have per week to dedicate to this work, and your hourly rate.

I am placing a premium right now on front-end designer/developer hybrids. You know who you are...

darka 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Edinburgh, UK

I'm a software engineer based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I have experience navigating complicated frameworks and working with a wide variety of projects, including front-end developent, automated testing systems for startups, and internal tools for Google.

Skills: Python, PHP, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Facebook API, MySQL, C++, Chef, AWS, Linux system administration

Website: http://dariuss.net/

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/scdarius

Github: https://github.com/darka/

E-mail: darius.scerb@gmail.com

takatin 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote, South India

You might be in need of a complete branding experience covering everything from logos to stationery to social media graphics and email signatures.Or you might need just a quick logo and a website or a slick new UI design for your latest app. Either way, if you need designs done, I'm your man. I have over 7 years of experience in designing brands and developing front-ends for apps and websites, a selected few of which are available for perusal over at my portfolio site[0] and on dribbble[1].

For inquiries, my email is in my profile.

  [0] http://dffrnt.com  [1] http://dribbble.com/vjk2005

krrishd 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work: Remote or Denver, CO


I'm a full stack web developer available for hire. I can pretty much do anything web-based you have for me, but my standard packages are:

    1) Landing Pages    2) Organizational Websites    3) Prototype/MVP of a web product
My 'stack':

    HTML/Jade/EJS    CSS/LESS/Sass    JavaScript    Angular.js    Leaflet.js    D3.js    Node.js (Express.js, Sails.js)    MongoDB    MySQL    PostgreSQL    PaaS/IaaS
Overall, I'm looking for quality clients and interesting work, and I'm a student so that definitely factors into rates and discounts as well.

Something recent that I've been a part of was GoCodeColorado (GoCode.co), a government run statewide competition regarding web application development for civic purposes. I won 1st place at the Denver level, and made it to the top 10 in the whole state, where the top 3 won $25k and the opportunity to get $250k more. During this experience, I worked quite a bit with the aforementioned stack, winning acclaim for my work with the UI, data visualization/mapping, and scalability of the backend of the product I built.

Some relevant links:

    - http://itskrish.co    - http://itskrish.co/resume    - http://linkedin.com/in/krishdholakiya    - http://git.io/krish
Looking forward to hearing from you!

- Krish Dholakiya (krishna.dholakiya(at)gmail(dot)com)

Edit: Downvotes? Is something wrong with my post?

marcomassaro 3 hours ago 0 replies      


We work with startups and internet companies to design and develop their product.

* App Design

* UI / UX

* Interfaces

* Mobile design

* Front-end development

Email marco@masswerks.com to get started

karlcoelho1 3 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote also

To make things simple, I'm a freelance Ruby and JavaScript developer. I constantly work with Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Node.js, Express, Ember, Backbone, Angular, CoffeeScript, jQuery, and APIs. I often use PostgreSQL and MySQL.



redouane 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote - might consider onsite

generalist software developer here, mainly a python guy, i can do modern web development, desktop apps, backend servers, reporting / sql, scripting and more.

recent work inculude: - writing an extensible realtime telecom CDR data processing server, using a python stack- design and deployment of a log analysis solution using python, elasticsearch, logstash, and kibana

python frameworks:flask, django, sqlalchemy, pyside/qt, other: linux, rdbms, sql, redis, elasticsearch, crawling, software architecture / design patterns, distributed systems and more.

my contact info is on my profile

vsergiu 6 hours ago 0 replies      

I'm a Full Stack web developer and Consultant for over 5 years. I have extensive experience with PHP(Symfony 2, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Zend, Slim), JavaScript(Node.js, Angular.js, Jquery), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Meteor.js and others.

I am good at fixing spaghetti code produced by the rapid pace of early-stage startups, API development, prototyping an application or building complex ones. I can help your team with training and code review and I can improve and scale your existing project or create a new API for your application.

My aim is to help you improve your business and deliver quality solutions. I can work for you remote from Dublin or can fly to your offices if you are based in Europe. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/variu-sergiu/78/35b/2a

You can contact me via email(in profile) or Skype: mythriel.dan

dmn001 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote or UK

5+ years experience with python and perl web scraping, cloud services, databases and linux administration. will be available about 3-4 weeks from now for new projects.

email dmn001 at gmail

sidsudhi 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I am seeking consulting opportunities to make a difference in not just conceptualizing a product or a solution but actually leading efforts to implement the product. I am a hands-on engineering resource with ability to manage engineering teams globally to deliver the product.<br/>Areas of interestFull stack development, Hybrid Cloud Management, Monitoring systems, Connected Internet of things, big data analytics powering real time analytics of systems and application monitoring, & Data visualization of Systems and Applications.

Have contributed to several projects includingNutch, Joomla, Axion Database and sonGithub: https://github.com/sseshachala (Several private and public)Contact me on sid4it@gmail.com for a copy of detailed profile and latest work for references.

ujal 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK -- REMOTE or Cologne, Germany

Developer & Designer


geekuillaume 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Lyon, France - MEAN Stack

I'm a Fullstack Web Developer specialized in the MEAN Stack. I work mostly with Startup and help them build a great product quickly. UI / UX are domains that I highly consider and I always put them at the center of my projects.

Having experience in entrepreneurship, it bring me to see further the code, no to create a website but a real product that will catch attention.




anderspetersson 6 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Sweden based - Remote prefered

Python/Django developer with frontend experience.

I'm looking for interesting Django projects while I'm bootstraping my own company.

My rate is $75/hr, lower for bigger projects.

See www.anderspetersson.se for more info.

samtechie 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK -- Uganda, but prefer remote work

Full stack web developer with 3+ years experience in Rails and most recently Laravel. Am mostly language agnostic but I have solid experience with Ruby,Java,PHP,Javascript and most recently Clojure. Am looking for 10 - 30 hour engagements per week.Github :https://github.com/samtechie/Contact: ws@bitways.net

wordsaretoys 5 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - New Hampshire area or remote

I'm a former C/C++ developer transitioning into Android and Javascript development, with five apps in the Play Store and more on the way. I'm available for part-time engagements, 25-30 hours/week. You can see my work at (http://www.wordsaretoys.com/portfolio).

kidsil 6 hours ago 0 replies      

Over 15 Years Web development experience (65% Back end, 35% Front end).

Skill set: Wordpress/Drupal/CodeIgniter/Yii (Components, Hacks, Themes, you name it - I've done it), JavaScript (jQuery/Backbone/some Angular), Django (more Python than Django).

Seeking: Part Time (<25 hours a week), prepared to increase time eventually for ongoing projects. The more of a challenge it is, the more motivated I am to dig deeper.

Location: Germany, Working Remote only.

Contact: admin@kidsil.net

pastullo 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Cape Town - Remote

Proficient in:Ruby on RailsPHP (Laravel)Javascript (node)Responsive Design

Helped build MVP for few startups here such as washr.co.za (RoR) or simple CMS websites


draze 3 hours ago 0 replies      

Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm a full-time freelancer who's been fully booked for the last couple of years, but, due to recent changes in my life, I am currently available for up to 20-25 hours per week. I mostly do Python these days.

Some things I've recently completed:

- RESTful API for a mobile app (Database design, PostgreSQL, psycopg2, Flask, Jinja2, collaborative filtering, NumPy, SciPy, json, Sphinx)

- A couple of scrappers for large amounts of data (BeautifulSoup, lxml, PyQuery, pdftotext, pdfminer, NLTK, requests, MySQL)

- Concurrent, asynchronous, scalable tool to check wide variety of responses over HTTP (Python 3, XML, ElementTree, concurrent, requests)

- Scalable, non-blocking proxy for Android/iOS/BlackBerry push notifications (Tornado, Supervisor)

- A couple of mobile-optimized websites (jQuery Mobile, SQLite, PHP)

- Many others

I'm partial to FreeBSD, Vim and the command line, but I adapt to circumstances. I'm a quick learner and largely self-taught.

I've also completed a few dozen gigs in a major freelancing website across a wide variety of skills. At one point or another I've been paid to develop in C, Perl, Java, x86 assembly, Matlab, Fortran and a few other languages.

If you think I'm a good fit for your project, contact me. org!sonnenkinder!draze

Pephers 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Front-End Developer - Copenhagen, Denmark - Remote or local

I've just launched my own agency, 51, and am looking for work from the end of June. I've been working as a front-end developer since 2009 both as freelance and as an employee for a successful danish startup for the past 3 years.

I do responsive web design, client-side JavaScript applications, scalable, modular (S)CSS, optimization of existing websites both decreasing page load times and on site performance improvements such as animations. I also work with PHP and Python/Flask.

I'm happy to do both on-site or remote work, and both Europe and US time-zones are fine.

If you're interested feel free to contact me on cr@fiftyfir.st or check out http://fiftyfir.st.

ninthpath 4 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK: Remote only (SF Bay Area based)

Im an IOS developer looking for full or part time work. I can also do some Python scripting.

Recent work:


Learn Chinese - a travel phrasebook app. I did all the design, ux, and coding myself. I have a few more versions queued up. The Spanish version should be released in a month or so.

Old side project:


Vote for the funniest shirt. Its like Facemash in the Social Network movie, but for t-shirts.Tech stack used: Rails, Heroku, AWS, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery


moron4hire 3 hours ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Alexandria, VA or Remote

I'm an OLTP project mercenary. I work directly with business stakeholders to rapidly design and build projects in enterprise settings.

I am very well versed in C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript/HTML/CSS, and SQL Server. I am also competent in Java and Node.JS.

If you're ready to start now and need your project done in only a few months, contact me through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-mcbeth/6/727/378

logn 3 hours ago 5 replies      

Someone downvoted 30+ posts on here, all in a few minutes. That's not really how downvoting is supposed to work. If people are submitting spammy or offtopic freelancer posts, then downvote them, or if a person has a really awesome freelance post, then upvote them, but don't game the system and make everyone's posts grey.

krrishd 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Well, looks like someone went through a large number of the freelancers' comments here and downvoted them for no clear reason.
Show HN: Who is hiring refugees? Or, hacking visas to help refugees
40 points by whoishiring  6 hours ago   10 comments top 5
lambda 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Nice idea!

Some of your icons aren't showing up for me on Firefox, as FontAwesome is being loaded from a different domain without CORS enabled:

  Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote   resource at  http://support.hirerefugees.org/plugins/font-awesome/font/fontawesome-webfont.woff?v=3.2.1.   This can be fixed by moving the resource to the same domain or enabling CORS.   downloadable font: download failed (font-family: "FontAwesome" style:normal   weight:normal stretch:normal src index:1): bad URI or cross-site access not   allowed  source: http://support.hirerefugees.org/plugins/font-awesome/font/fontawesome-webfont.woff?v=3.2.1 font-awesome.css
There's a ticket for this on GitHub that describes how to fix the problem: https://github.com/cdnjs/cdnjs/issues/755

PauloManrique 1 hour ago 1 reply      
On the website, it says Brazil requires a contract with employer to get a work visa. That's not the way it works. Basically, whenever a refugee enters Brazil, the government give him a place to sleep, 3 meals each day and he get not only a visa, but a document called "Carteira de Trabalho", or "Work document" which allow him to work here.

Basically, any refugee can just enter in Brazil, get the documents and start looking for work, and yes, we need workers badly.

johnnyg 5 hours ago 1 reply      
My mid-sized business does not support visas.

I look at it as something so hard and complex that only the Googles and Amazons of the world can play.

Are there resources or professionals in the HN community that lay out the process and the costs?

gregcrv 3 hours ago 1 reply      
My girlfriend sponsored a refugee from Darfur. His name is Guy. He's on a student visa and he is currently a student at the College of Lake County just outside of Chicago, Illinois. She is constantly fund-raising his life because he is not allowed to work.The website looks amazing ! I'll show her tonight and will come back to you for more feedback.Thank you !

More info about Guy:https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeSupporthttps://fundly.com/help-a-darfuri-refugee-study-in-the-us

Show HN: our MVP landinggear.me for building landing pages
3 points by antonwinter  4 hours ago   1 comment top
anilgulecha 3 hours ago 0 replies      
This is cool! Would serve me well when I put out an MVP. I was thinking launchrock, but this seems much more flexible.
Ask HN: How bad is it to use a self-signed SSL certificate?
47 points by mark_l_watson  1 day ago   113 comments top 20
ctz 1 day ago 3 replies      
If you are careful when generating your certificate (that is, careful to generate a subject certificate, and not a CA certificate) and can reliably distribute your certificate to all clients you are interested in, then self-signed certificates are usually much better than the public CA system.

But actually achieving the pre-distribution step is pretty hard, and basically impossible over the internet. You can achieve it pretty well in a business setting, where you can push your certificates to all the clients through AD, MDM, or similar.

Sidenote:You should also take this opportunity to appreciate how dismally mis-designed web transport security is:

* Cleartext, unauthenticated: just works, no warnings.

* Encrypted, unauthenticated: THE SKY IS FALLING.

* Encrypted, authenticated: little padlock.

Spittie 1 day ago 4 replies      
https://www.startssl.com/ gives out free SSL certificates. Just don't expect much on their part, given it's free. For example, they refused to reissue certificates for free after Heartbleed. Also you can't use them on commercial sites.

otherwise https://www.gogetssl.com/ is probably as cheap as it gets.

blumentopf 1 day ago 2 replies      
If your zones are signed with DNSSEC, just add a TLSA record for the self-signed certificates to the zones. Clients with DANE [1] support will then recognize that the self-signed certificates are valid.

Of course, very few clients support DANE as of yet. Nevertheless, that is the most modern solution and you'll spur adoption of DNSSEC and DANE if you offer it to clients.

[1] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6698

Yaa101 1 day ago 1 reply      
Depends what you want, if you want trust that you can only grant yourself, then go for self signed, especially internal projects.

If you want exposure of your certificates to common browsers and don't want to raise warnings in them, go for cert authorities.

But remember Snowden, certificate authorities are less trustfull than you can trust yourself.

anu_gupta 1 day ago 2 replies      
One thing that always confuses me is the plethora of options for buying SSL certificates.

I understand the difference between a single domain and wildcard SSL. But, as an example, what's the difference between Positive SSL and Essential SSL (2 types of SSL certs sold by Namecheap) - Essential being about 3x the price.

lsh123 15 hours ago 0 replies      
Self-signed cert is probably a bad idea in pretty much all cases. But implementing your own CA is a different story. And the answer to your question for your own CA is the usual - "it depends" :)

For an external web application/web service/API/... it is pretty bad. Users will run into certificate errors with their browsers or the code. Some will be smart enough but many will be scared away. Not good for your growth plans :)

For an enterprise web apps it is a completely different game. Pretty much you MUST setup your own CA (for example, it would allow you to spy on your employees - if you are paranoid about leaking secrets to competitors or press). The usability issue is not a problem since the laptop/desktop will be configured by the IT team anyway and they can setup the trusted certs along the way.

Lastly, for your internal mid-tier services (you are following SOA, right?) having your own CA would allow you to create as many certs as needed fast and "for free". Thus, you can easily implement cert based authentication and separate roles for different mid-tier/backend services. By implementing the usual security measures to protect private keys (including root CA keys), you actually get a much better security than using one "real" cert for everything. Again, configuration should not be a big deal since you are controlling internal services and network anyway.

cjbprime 1 day ago 5 replies      
It's terrible, because Man-In-The-Middle attacks are trivial and automatable.

namecheap.com sells PositiveSSL certs for $9/year -- that's pretty cheap and easy.

binarymax 1 day ago 0 replies      
As others have said - don't use a self-signed cert. When you do settle on a CA and config your SSL - this tool from SSL labs will really help. I used it today to identify and resolve a chaining issue. It makes sure you've done everything correctly.


revelation 1 day ago 0 replies      
TLS means Transport Layer Security, and people would do good to remember it was not invented to be used in the HTTPs browser webserver configuration exclusively. For that particular application though, it doesn't make sense to use a self-signed certificate as you can't control the client side and modern browsers will raise hell.

There are however many applications where a self-signed certificate (chain) is perfectly fine and even preferred. Think of mobile apps where you have control over how certificate validation is done on the client-side.

dombili 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm not a tech savvy person (at least around here) but I used Gandi to purchase my certificate. I paid 12 bucks and it was extremely easy to implement it. To give you an idea, I didn't even know how to enable access to my site without entering "www." in front of my URL. But getting the certificate and implementing it was so easy that I was actually surprised once my SSL was active. I was expecting to run into a couple of problems as I usually do when I deal with these sort of thing.

I'm using SSL for my personal website and it's not a commercial website.

herf 1 day ago 0 replies      
It used to be pretty easy to install a self-signed certificate from the browser. Now it seems quite a bit harder--e.g., in Chrome you seem to have to export it to a file, I think? And in IE people say they can't even inspect a bad certificate, because the UI hides it entirely.
gmuslera 1 day ago 0 replies      
Certificates not just encrypt communication, they also tell that the site is really the one you think.

In that sense self-signed certificates are mainly useful for small amount of people when you have another way to validate that the certificate is valid (i.e. installing it in person in the intended client devices). Else anyone could just create another certificate with the same human readable info.

There are some free or cheap enough certificates around that are already suggested, and other ways to validate certificates that may be useful even for self-signed ones, like http://convergence.io/

MyDogHasFleas 1 day ago 2 replies      
I don't know why you're bothering with SSL at all. Your use case is that your site is informational, it's intended to be open to anyone, there is no personal/customer information on it, and there's no authentication (everyone is anonymous).

All adding HTTPS support will do is make it marginally harder for someone to spoof your site.

And why is NSA surveillance a concern? Your site is wide open for anyone to see, with or without HTTPS.

mark_l_watson 23 hours ago 1 reply      
I posted this Ask HN earlier today. Thanks for the useful comments.

I have decided to not use a self signed cert.

Another question: any comments on CloudFlare's auto SSL support on paid plans? $20/month does not seem too much for CDN and SSL support.

benatkin 1 day ago 0 replies      
You should quit using them if anyone other than you ever needs to open the page in a browser. The warnings will never be good enough for partial clicking through of them. If a user (even a technical one) gets talked into clicking through an SSL error, it is likely that they have been talked into a bad habit.
jeffmould 1 day ago 0 replies      
If money is short at the time you can also get a 90-day free SSL from Comodo. Good for testing and getting SSL setup or if you are tight on funds at the time it can get you started until you have the cash on hand to purchase the certificate.
dk8996 1 day ago 0 replies      
We just went through this process at my startup. The gist of it is that if you self sign your certificate the user will get a warning say "do you trust this site? yes or no" -- this will lead to alot of people leaving. The best option is to get a cheap signed SSL certificate, godaddy has them for like 70$ a year. You can probably shop around a get them for cheaper. Moreover, if your using AWS, consider letting ELB (elastic load balancer) handle the HTTPS.
pbreit 1 day ago 0 replies      
They are pretty bad from a user perspective. Some of the browser UIs make it very scary looking to continue, if you can even figure out how.

If, as you say, just an information site, I would get rid of them immediately.

ChrisAntaki 1 day ago 1 reply      
It's good, because you have control over the certificate creation, and never have to share your private key.

The one catch is, as you noticed, the key has to be distributed. Depending on your goals, and your audience, this might be impractical, or within the realm of reason.

Here's a link that goes into more detail.


markgamache1 1 day ago 3 replies      

Training users, who have no way to properly asses this risk, to click OK to the SSL error, is like Jim Jones's practice runs drinking the Koolaide.

Firefox had it right when the briefly made it impossible to OK the use of misconfigured SSL.

Most IT people don't understand the risk of self-signed certs. We can't expect users to make good choices here.

Ask HN: How did you find the courage to try again?
2 points by rblion  8 hours ago   3 comments top 3
tptacek 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Tangent: you probably have no idea what all the reasons you have to live are. Your reasons could end up including raising a child, or being a support to a life partner, or starting an important cause, or maybe just performing some tiny act of charity when you're 58 years old that unbeknownst to you ends up saving someone's life. The most important purpose for your life could change in a matter of months, or even weeks. You haven't come close to fully exploring the graph of potential influences you'll have on the world.

Even if you constrain your horizon to "solving world problems through technology" --- which seems awfully limited compared to the full gamut of ways any of our lives can make a difference --- it's incredibly hard to predict how and when your technical achievements will make a dent in the world. Maybe it'll be some open source library you write over a weekend when you're 34, just to scratch an itch, and that thing takes on a life of its own. Maybe in a few years you'll get captivated by some branch of technology (image processing. machine learning. statistical filters. information retrieval.) and compulsively become expert at it, and the industry will shift towards needing exactly that expertise. Or maybe you'll end up writing a book that helps tens of professionals build things that end up changing the world. Who knows? It's impossible to predict. Even if we consider the ways in which banal technology work can influence the world, the potential for impact is practically unbounded.

Your life is not on a schedule. You could stop working on technology for 5 years, starting tomorrow. You could instead become a roofer, working 35 hour weeks on the tops of houses sweating through your clothes and pounding Gatorade. In 2019, you could pick technology back up. You will still have approximately the same potential for impact. I know this because I've watched friends do it.

All this is not to talk you out of your feelings or negate your perspective. Rather, I mean to suggest that if setbacks in a technology career cause you to feel suicidal, you should urgently seek help. You are not the only person that this has happened to; far, far from it. You probably have a better support system than you think. Engage it fully.

helen842000 25 minutes ago 0 replies      
I see no failure in this. Just a constant drive to do more that is wearing you out. You recognise potential in yourself which is keeping your focus on the future. The thought of 'why hasn't it happened already' is detracting from finding what makes you happy in the here and now. There's a balance that needs to be struck.

You seem focused on changing the world for everyone when in reality you can change the world of just one person or a handful of people and have that matter just as much.

I think you may find some of the motivation you need by starting small and creating & shipping something tiny. You need to get to the part of the feedback loop where people are using what you have made and you have an asset for yourself.

Your projects don't know if you have a degree or care if investors are on the horizon. What matters is they are enjoyed, finished and used.

amac 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Keep going. Seriously, even folks that are 'successful' by any measure have probably been through multiple failures. That's life, and you deal with it by continuing to try.
Ask HN: Common interview questions for senior software engineer position?
9 points by cookerware  1 day ago   8 comments top 8
andrewf 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Each company is different, I could be way off the mark, and 3 hours strikes me as a little short for the standard format.

A common interview format will have you doing multiple, separate interviews, usually 60 minutes long, with different people. The purpose of this is to gather a few independent opinions. You might be asked to write code, you might be asked to sketch architecture, you might be asked to tell war stories.

Try to stay relaxed, be candid, and take a break/drink/use the restroom between interviewers. Try to start with a blank state, mentally, for each round. Also, bear in mind that if you're breezing through the interview, people will often start asking tougher questions to try and figure out where your limits are. If, by the halfway mark, you're being asked things you don't know the answer to, that does not mean you're failing. (Avoid bullshitting if you reach this point, it'll be obvious and count against you, it's worse than just saying you don't know)

chrisbennet 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Usually, you interview with a few people in sequence, that's why it can take so long.

In my experience, many technical interviewers are not very good at this interviewing thing; it isn't their core skill and on top of that they are human.

One of the early technical questions should answer the question: "Are you here by accident?" Google "fizzbuzz" for an example of this sort of question.

A poor but all too common flavor of interview question goes like this: "How would you write something that you would never write in real life but should have learned about in school?"

The interviewer looked it up before the interview so it's blindingly obvious to him. When you stumble trying to remember the Taylor series for the sine function they will think you are a bit slow. I always brush up on linked list and tree operations to prepare for this type of question. Try not to hold it against them - remember, the person asking them probably doesn't know what they are doing and all they may have been exposed to are other bad interviewers asking them this sort of question i.e. they know not what they do.

The good interviewer will try get you into the relaxed state you would be if you were actually working with them, and then ask you a technical question that's actually relevant to what they do day to day.

px1999 22 hours ago 0 replies      
At a senior level in the places that I've seen, I'd expect a mix of very abstract as well as more practical questions.

The other responses show some of the more algorithmically based practical questions. Things like fizzbuzz, quickly followed by how you'd do an in-place string reversal, followed by whether you'd use quicksort vs mergesort for something. Personally, I don't see a huge point in too many maths-based questions because Google, so it's a litmus test and not a skills test IMO.

Then there are language and framework related questions - maybe you'll get shown some complexish code and be asked to spot the bugs. Or you'll get asked how, in practical terms, you'd go about achieving something (with which library would you be working). This would also go over the technologies and skills you might actually need to have to do your job at the company.

To see the cultural fit, they might ask about a project that interested you, and why it interested you. I come from a government town, so this question winds up being pretty awkward, but a lack of passion and enthusiasm is something that I've seen technically-relatively-competent people turned down for.

At a higher level, there's things like "say we wanted to create a link shortener, how would you go about implementing it?" and the follow ups on scaling and asynchronous processing ("what about analytics?" etc.) Stuff which gets you talking in terms of the components and how they'd interact in terms of queueing, designing for reliability etc etc. These types of problems really have no wrong answer, and you can learn a lot about how the developer thinks, their areas of interest, and whether they'd be a good fit for the team without ever getting them stuck on a problem.

At the end of the day, I haven't asked/been asked, questions that are that different from those that you'd ask a junior or intermediate interviewee, it's the detail and quality of the response that you expect to be different.

That said, with 3 hours, they'll probably have the interview and then get you to code something.

EdwardDiego 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Hi mate,

We choose our interview questions based on the position and how the candidate presents themselves - e.g., if you state you have strong SQL skills, we'll be expecting you to demonstrate those skills.

In the first filter interview, we're generally looking for war stories that show you have what we're looking for, so if the word 'scalable' pops up in a job description, for example, then a relevant anecdote on a time you had scaling issues and overcame is worth making notes on.

We also prefer to have you work on actual problems on a computer while pairing with one of our team members instead of doing stuff on a whiteboard. We're interviewing for skills and team fit, and if you're intelligent, then skills can be taught, but attitude rarely can.

In summary - depends on the specifics of the job description.

ITB 15 hours ago 0 replies      
'll give you a mock phone interview if you'd like. Just give me your info and we can set it up.
jesusmichael 1 day ago 0 replies      
They will probably ask you to actually code something. I don't know these guys... but they might ask you some silly ass trick question..


Check that out.

Ask HN: Open Courses vs. Master degrees value in the IT market
47 points by atmosx  1 day ago   42 comments top 16
gautambay 1 day ago 1 reply      
I don't know much about the situation in Europe, but between Oct-Dec'13, I informally surveyed ~30 Silicon Valley tech employers (recruiters and hiring managers) and asked them exactly this question ("Will you hire someone who doesn't have a CS degree but has taken the equivalent MOOCs?"). The research was for my startup, which is in the space.

Here's a rough summary of the findings:

-- Overall, in spite of there being a shortage of developers, there's a general reluctance to hire people without a CS degree.

-- In general, hiring managers were more open than HR / recruiters to the idea of "self-taught" candidates.

-- Startups much more open to hiring entry level folks without a CS degree than large companies who generally have more choice (and bureaucracy).

-- Among those who were open to hiring self-taught candidates, 100% said they would like to see a strong portfolio of projects that the candidate has built.

-- Greater willingness to hire for non software developer roles. e.g. I heard multiple stories of people without CS degrees getting a foot in the door as QA / testers, and then rising through the ranks into engineering (e.g. at Zynga).

I believe the GaTech-Udacity degree costs ~$7k, BTW.

Robin_Message 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you do go down this route, make sure you produce a portfolio of completed work. So you'd have a program or three that you've written for each course (or similar) that demonstrates your knowledge and is on github and indexed and explained well [1], and a big file folder you can take to interviews and say "I know it's not a degree course, but it's the same content and here is all the work I did to make sure I actually understood the material" (rather than just watching the lectures and barely passing/cheating in the online exams.)

[1] Github links on resumes: it doesn't have to be perfect, but not much time is spent reviewing resumes, so make sure your best projects are easy to identify and explore.

peteretep 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm a hiring manager: get the real degree, because the computers you will interact with professionally will understand it.

The Immigration Control's computers will understand it, and you'll get extra points for an advanced degree. Megacorp's HR systems will understand it, and you'll get a different salary banding. When you decide to do an MBA, the Admissions Department's computers will understand it, and rank you accordingly.

As an aside, I carry a fair amount of personal bias after getting a CV from a lady who claimed in the headline she'd studied at Harvard, MIT, and some other big name I don't remember. When you dug in to it a little deeper, she had watched a few iTunes U videos from each. Yeuch.

arghnoname 1 day ago 0 replies      
Generally speaking, at least in the USA, having an agree from a relatively well regarded school counts for a lot more than listing some Coursera certifications on your resume. This is especially true earlier in your career when education is a bigger factor than experience.

Part of the reason for this is while you say they are 'exactly the same' I think there is a lot of skepticism that this is true. With the university system, most of us got our degrees and have a better sense of what that degree means. If it is from a school of a certain caliber, we know the minimum statement that makes. For Coursera, that's just not as clear unless you've gone to the trouble of doing both. I believe a Coursera educated person can (and perhaps maybe often even is due to self selection, who knows) be more knowledgeable than a person educated more traditionally. I'd still see hiring a Coursera person as a bigger risk because it is less of a known factor.

As an aside, in the US system those sound more like Master's courses than undergraduate courses. This is part of the confusion on what Coursera should count as. No one wants to look into the curriculum themselves, see how exams were proctored, projects administered, etc. That's what accreditation bodies and institutional reputation are for. Coursera hasn't replaced that (yet).

leonth 1 day ago 2 replies      
Greetings. I was exactly at the same position two years ago but decided to get my license and work as a pharmacist instead.

I am not sure how invested you are against working as a pharmacist, but I would humbly suggest that you at least do that for a while (perhaps 1 to 2 years). Being both an experienced healthcare professional and hacker/developer enables very wide career opportunities. You will be the most tech-savvy pharmacist in the department/company. You will be the most efficient in any kind of data analysis (because your peers are having trouble learning to use Excel Pivot Table while you are writing scripts that take the files as input and perform 1000 Pivot Tables in a second). You will be tasked to be the go-to person for anything remotely related to the million-dollar enterprise software the pharmacy uses. You will get to be involved in the most technologically advanced project the pharmacy is having (think automation, robots, electronic medical records).

In the startup world, the professional status gives you instant, significant positive reputation gap as compared to your usual competent-developer-without-domain-knowledge kind. Not to mention the advantage of having extensive domain knowledge should you manage to find an idea that somehow involves pharmacy.

After that, you can slowly think to get your CS degree (as I am thinking of getting in the near future), or just do the Coursera courses along the way. As you would have some experience working as a pharmacist already, this credential (plus all the experience being involved in pharmacy IT projects) would stay even after you get the CS credentials.

[PS: I'm in Singapore working in a public hospital here.]

walesmd 1 day ago 2 replies      
Hey there! I actually work at Udacity and can (or will find the person that can) answer any questions you may have. You specifically mentioned our MS Computer Science program with Georgia Tech (https://www.udacity.com/georgia-tech), also the FAQ (https://www.udacity.com/georgia-tech/faq). The price sits right around $6,600 I believe and the admissions process is entirely handled by Georgia Tech. I don't believe you would meet their prerequisites for students (must have a BS in Computer Science or a BS in Science), but I very well may be wrong (I'm not on the GT team). I do know, unfortunately, that regardless it would be awhile before you could start. We just started our summer session a week or two ago.

The good news is - you're free to take any of the other courses we have available (seriously it's all still free and I believe we're still planning to get our Georgia Tech courses out there publicly as well)! If you're interested in having the assistance of a coach/mentor while completing a course, along with a validated certification and graded course project assignment (good for the portfolio!) we also offer our Premium experience at the flat rate of $150/mo.

Ok - done with the Udacity pitch; now my personal comments. I never finished my degree and I've been a developer for over 16 years. Don't let some piece of paper stop you or make you doubt yourself. In this industry, at least as a developer, projects, projects, projects, projects - that's what really counts.

Before I joined Udacity I worked for Gov Contracting firms, I've with the NSA, DIA, VA and the Air Force. Projects, projects, projects - that's how I was offered those positions (and how the recruiters found me).

I say take a couple of online courses to gain the knowledge/skillset you think you require, then come up with a fun project, something that excites you, and build it!

draugadrotten 1 day ago 0 replies      
In my experience from several global companies over 15 years, you will be accepted in IT if you have a Master's degree in another field, as long as you have the real life skills. A Master's in Pharmacy should be enough. However, don't confuse Coursera with real skills in IT. Reality is very different from any university education. You need experience before you can tackle hard problems. Make sure your first job is at a place with skilled senior colleagues and you will soon realize that this this is the start of your real education. Good luck in your career!
xiaoma 1 day ago 1 reply      
There are two distinctly different paths you can take. You can either maximize your credentials or you can maximize your skills. In some cases both paths would lead you to grad school, albeit putting different levels of effort into your school work. In other cases, the skills maximizing path won't lead you through the traditional schooling process. This is especially true in the arts, writing, sales, and certain types of engineering.

Taking the credentials path is safer at least up through age 40 or so. You're less likely to end up struggling to get a good job, and you'll likely end up with an above average salary.

Taking the skills path is very difficult at the beginning and you can expect to be paid less than more credentialed peers earn for the same work. You'll have a harder time getting your foot in the door. You'll have to have stronger skills. The flip side is that your skills will be stronger in the long run. If you can build a substantial body of work and get "so good they ignore you", then you'll have or even create opportunities that are closed off to even the candidates with the prettiest resumes.

What's your risk tolerance and how confident are you in your abilities?

eranation 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm doing the Georgia Tech MSCS and can vouch for its rigor and quality. The cost is indeed about $7000 [0]. It is much cheaper than the on campus version, however the degree is exactly the same (no indication it is online).Their graduate program in CS is ranked #9 in the US by US News and World Report [1]

You need an undergraduate degree with GPA 3.0 or above to get "conditionally" accepted, no need of GRE or GMAT. to "really" get accepted you need to get B or above in your first 2 core courses. (not impossible, but requires work)

They are very serious about this program and put a lot of effort (both GT and Udacity) to make it happen, I really hope they succeed.

Bottom line, I personally think this is the most cost effective CS graduate degree in the universe at the moment.

[0] - http://www.forbes.com/sites/troyonink/2013/05/15/georgia-tec...

[1] - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-gradu...

dwoot 1 day ago 2 replies      
Have you come across Scott Young's feat? http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/mit-challenge/

I believe in the real world, you are best represented by a body of work and/or the ability to demonstrate that you are capable of tackling the problems associated with the job in which you are considering.

The world of information technologies is vast. There are computer scientists, software engineers, data scientists, test engineers, and many more.

It'd be best if you could narrow down what it is that you're interested in working on. I think a degree in computer science gives you a phenomenal foundation for any of the above, but it doesn't make you immediately in demand, particularly if you're missing a body of work.

I am a software engineer without a CS degree, but I've studied algorithms, some design patterns, and some math relevant to my areas of expertise.

That's my two cents, but I'm sure other people have some useful ideas as well. :)

integricho 1 day ago 0 replies      
What about the edX X-Series[1] certificate for computer science? is it worth something? I know it's not entirely free, but it's quite cheap compared to anything else, and has a clearly defined structure, any thoughts?

[1] https://www.edx.org/xseries

xkarga00 1 day ago 1 reply      
The Master degree at TEI of Crete is 3 semesters * 600 euro = 1800 euro in total


Htsthbjig 1 day ago 0 replies      
"If I ever wanted to apply for a job in IT, do you think that a series of Coursera courses would be an acceptable skill-set?"

No, never, a course is not a skill set in IT.

Also, it seems to me you are Greek, I lived some time in Thessalonica, US, and other places, I was born in Spain. Those places(Greece, Italy, Spain, even Germany) have title-itis, but is different in other places in the world. In the US they don't care what is your title if you can do something, most of IT is in the US.

BUT, you can start a real project, using the "Coursera" courses to COMPLETE it. Then you could basically work whenever you want in IT, given that you have a real proof that you could use the knowledge.

Active learning is very different form passive learning. In the Universities where I studied they forced you to do active learning via practices and so on.

raving-richard 1 day ago 0 replies      
Is it possible to get recognition of prior learning or something similar? If so, you can do the free courses, and then go to the uni and say "I already know that, and that, and that", etc. Then you don't pay for those courses. I don't know if you can opt-out of the entire course structure like that, but it might be worth looking into.
callesgg 1 day ago 0 replies      
I would never ever hire some one based on what school/program someone went to.As long as the grades are ok don't really care about that either.
nomedeplume 1 day ago 0 replies      
Not exactly 100% relevant but I'll take work experience over a degree all day.
Ask HN: Mentor Saturday
48 points by eatitraw  1 day ago   40 comments top 31
rolleiflex 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm a designer who's hoping to get better at engineering. I already know languages and can make stuff with it. [0] However, I have found that especially on bigger projects, the main hurdle becomes my own architecture, or less-than-perfect engineering hampering future development. I want to improve on that.

In reciprocity I can offer design mentorship, in interaction design, mobile and desktop user interfaces, user experience design and user testing.

[0] http://www.getaether.net

thethimble 22 hours ago 1 reply      
I'm a former Googler/Software Engineer who has stepped into a CTO role at a small startup. I'm learning how to deal with people which is a significantly harder problem than dealing with computers :). Specifically, I'm responsible for prioritizing features vs. infrastructure work and conveying the importance of things like testing and code quality to non-technical leadership. I would love to chat with someone in an engineering leadership role that has managed to convince leadership that non-user-facing work is very vital to the company.

advait.shinde at gmail _ com

zhemao 20 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm an entering Berkeley EECS PhD student starting in August of this year. Willing to mentor local high school or undergraduate students majoring in or considering majoring in CS, EE, Computer Engineering, or similar fields.

My experience is mainly in systems programming, embedded systems, computer architecture, and digital hardware design. I can also talk about general introductory CS or EE topics or how to get into College/Grad School/Internships/Entry-Level Jobs.

zhehao.mao at gmail.com

dserban 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm a developer who struggles with interaction design.

If anyone is good at designing intuitive user interfaces, I would like some mentorship.

I know this request is better suited to Designer News, but I'll try here first.

BenderV 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm a cs student in Europe (France), and I'm still struggling to find my road.

I have competence in IA, Machine Learning, Python, JS (node, express, meteor), Angular but also Design (mockup, wireframe, bootstrap, css).

I don't see myself as a front-end engineer, nor a back-end engineer, nor data science man.

So, I'm a full-stack engineer but without a deep knowledge in anything. I have a hard time to feel confident enough to work for someone else, as they might realize that I am an impostor (I know about the syndrome, but how can you be sure not be one ?).

I would really like to have a mentor that could show me where I can evaluate myself and where I should make progress.

Thanks !


yankoff 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm a programmer generalist who's on the quest to find specialization in Machine Learning and AI in general. I'm trying to structure and optimize my self-education in those fields to build up a solid foundation over the next few years. I'm more interested in being able to apply those technologies to solve interesting hard problems (with the building company in mind) than in research. Would love to chat to people experienced or formally educated in those fields, to get advice on how tostructure the learning process better, what to focus on and so on.

Also would love to meet anyone who has similar interests (or also psychology, neuroscience, philosophy of mind).

Background: engineer with the experience in full-stack. Programmning: Scala, Ruby, Python, JS. C/C++(long ago though)

Machine Learning: only finished coursera course and played with 101 Kaggle competitions.


eatitraw 1 day ago 1 reply      
Two questions:1) If you ever considered getting a mentor(or being a mentor), and you did find a mentor(or a mentee), how did you do it? HN? other web forum? Work? Friends?2) If you ever considered getting a mentor(or being a mentor), but you didn't find mentor(or a mentee), what stopped you?
shubhamjain 1 day ago 0 replies      
I am a developer who recently got bugged by Audio processing / Digital Signal Processing. Putting it to use I was able to make a small whistle detection program[1]. I need to know how can I improve this program or better say, a primer on advance aspects of Audio analysis.

[1]: http://shubhamjain.github.io/whistlerr/

highace 1 day ago 0 replies      
Is there no website where you can join as a mentor or a student and then it gives you a list of who you're looking for, perhaps sorted by distance?

It could cover anything, not just programming or startup culture.

I'm sure I've seen one before?

markbao 1 day ago 0 replies      
This is a little different: I'm looking for a mentor who has worked in the behavioral science / psychology field. I used to be a startup founder and software developer, but now I'm looking to combine technology with behavioral science. Also happy to chat with others who are interested. mark[at]markbao.com
simplegeek 1 day ago 0 replies      
I am running a small software services business. I really need a mentor a)- who can help me improve our services business b)- help me venture into product development. All help is appreciated.


radikalus 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've never really been involved in 'formal' mentoring since my first employer a long long time ago.

I try to meet up with young people interested in HFT for coffee or beer if/when they come through Chicago and I've really found the experience profoundly useful to me thus far.

Generally, this has just been facilitated by random LinkedIn messages by bold students from one of my almas, but I imagine if I was less of a slacker, I could more proactively be useful to people with an interest.

Gasketio 1 day ago 0 replies      
Were a couple months away from launching a flipping sweet new product, and despite a personal background in UI/UX, marketing & PR I need to cultivate a better mentor network to make this a smooth launch. Frankly, I need someone I can trust to validate the proper way of doing things, since as an intentionally bootstrapped venture I keep making allowances for the cheap & easy way of progressing. I just want to get better at this and give the product the launch it deserves.

Some of the specific challenges:

- Project managing a new product with a remote team member

- Achieving great UX with a limited budget

- How to capitalize on a successful launch & build relationships in the SF tech community

We just submitted our first accelerator application to Angelpad, which would be nice. Email in profile.

padmanabh 1 day ago 0 replies      
We are building a product in India. We are currently working on an app that we feel will change citizen's alienation with the administration and their representatives, and the latter's perceived apathy towards the former. We are also conceptually building a framework that attempts to resolve the internet penetration vs telecom penetration anomaly in this country.

If anyone is interested in the what we're doing, or can offer to answer our stupid questions occasionally (regarding dev, growth, strategy, or life and its mysteries) drop us a line at team at merinagari dot in

rahulroy 1 day ago 0 replies      
Im a final year CS student who is looking for some career advice from experience developers. I've worked with Java, C#(asp.net) and Ruby on Rails on various college level projects and looking for product/service based company in India.

I would really like to have a mentor who can help me evaluate myself and guide me through various career choices.

You can find me on twitter: https://twitter.com/iamrahulroyOr contact me through email: techniciablog[at] gmail dot com


- Rahul

twocommas 1 day ago 1 reply      
If you're an entrepreneur with a web/mobile startup that's got some traction and you're not sure how to go about forming a business, scaling infrastructure, monetizing, etc. feel free to reach out to me. As time permits I'm happy to help mentor or advise you so you can build a good business without making some of the mistakes a lot of us did when we didn't have that advice. It doesn't matter where you're based, as long as you've got a web/mobile product or service that's got some traction.
theboss 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm a recent grad with my MS in CS. I mostly focus on information security and cryptography. I want to know everything about the two subjects.

I'm about to start working at a SaaS startup security company.

jayshahtx 1 day ago 0 replies      
Machine learning focused CS undergrad in Austin, TX - would love to talk to a data scientist in the industry for 30 mins.

I sense there is a large disconnect between ML research at university and application of ML in industry. I'm most curious how teams work at Netflix, Palantir, etc (at that scale and company size). I perpetually feel the impostor syndrome in this space (even though I performed very well in CS course work and research). If you can give me a glimpse of data science at your company, I would be grateful!


m_ke 1 day ago 1 reply      
Perfect timing. I'm considering starting a mentorship group in NYC for people who are underrepresented in the tech community.
arelangi 1 day ago 0 replies      
I have always thought a mentor-mentee relationship is essential for growth, either personal or professional. Even though I am doing things that I want to professionally (working for an early stage startup) I feel at times lost, scared and completely clueless. Being an Indian living in Nebraska it is almost impossible to find someone who can actually understand my concerns, shares my values and provide relevant help.
Envec83 1 day ago 1 reply      
Question: Do you guys agree that for the mentorship process to work both people need to live at least nearby, to be able to meet in person one a month at least?

In the past I asked for someone who is in US to act as a mentor, and he agreed, but after a while it died down because exchanging emails and a call once in a while wasn't enough to solidify the bound and it wasn't work as intended.


x_soda 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been doing software development for about 2 years, still very much a junior. I currently do backend work (Python, Django, asynchronous queue workers, etc.) for a mid-sized startup in NYC. My company currently needs a lot of infra/dev-ops work, but it doesn't have the resources to train a junior to help in this sphere. I'd love to connect with someone who has some crazy dev-ops/general linuxery skills under their belt, maybe just talk about/watch how they work on large scale projects and get some tips on how to get experience in this area without using my company's infra as a guinea pig.

I'm also very interested in audio signal processing. I've done a little work with Apple's Core Audio API, but would love to chat with someone in NYC who has real experience doing hardcore work with audio DSP.

scalesolved 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'd be happy to help/mentor someone on backend development or general career development. Currently working as a lead developer in Spain (Barcelona) focusing on Java/Ruby Postgres/NoSQL.

I can also speak pretty good Spanish so if you don't feel confident in English I can mentor in that (originally from UK).

capex 1 day ago 0 replies      
I am looking for entrepreneurial mentorship - would be great if you are in Sydney.
helen842000 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Anyone have the patience to mentor a true beginner in developing web apps? It would be mainly answering basic questions and advising on best practises. I feel with some interaction I could become a self-sufficient learner in a reasonable time frame.

I'm my username at gmail.com

shankysingh 1 day ago 0 replies      
Hey Guys,I am a coder slash entrepreneur, who is trying something different this time with "Helping Faceless". We are trying to find missing children in india with technology but I am feeling absolutely lost on how figure out a scalable model(business vise). Would love to have a mentor :

Url :www.helpingfaceless.comEmail : community-manager at helpingfaceless.com

hath995 20 hours ago 0 replies      
This sounds good to me. Perhaps the thread could set up short term matches every week just to lower the barrier to entry for mentors and mentees.
lebinh 1 day ago 0 replies      
Had awesome experience with Codementor (https://www.codementor.io/) recently, highly recommended for anyone looking for help or helping others.
kgc 1 day ago 0 replies      
I suggest using Quora to get thoughtful answers to startup questions. You can also ask anonymously if preferred.
pop45 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm graduating soon and feel lost. Some mentorship and or career advice would help a lot. I'm in Europe.
JetBlue Passwords in Plaintext
6 points by cflyingdutchman  22 hours ago   5 comments top 3
r721 22 hours ago 0 replies      
"Plain Text Offenders" blog shamed them even earlier, in May 2011:


yaur 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Careful about what you deduce from that. Just because they sent it to you in plain text doesn't mean it is stored in plain text. Was the password something you put in or something they generated on your behalf? If you do a "forgot my password" and they can produce the password they are either using plain text or reversible encryption (not much difference). If you get a reset link or a new randomly generated password its hard to tell how they are storing them.

Not that emailing them is a good idea, but it requires a different kind of attack than if passwords are stored in plain text.

fuj 21 hours ago 2 replies      
As it was said before, careful with what you are saying. That looks like a welcome email, which was sent as soon as you registered (password not encrypted yet) which is not a good idea anyway, but still, far from the security issue it would be if they were stored in plaintext.
Ask HN: Why is Google Analytics UI so confusing?
12 points by 2pointsomone  1 day ago   12 comments top 4
shazow 59 minutes ago 0 replies      
I worked on Google Analytics until a year and a half ago, and my impression is that the focus has increasingly been towards sophisticated power users, especially Premium Customers[1] who pay for Google Analytics.

I suspect this creates a dangerous forcing function such that you're designing a product for people who are already strongly committed (by paying a lot of money) and don't really care about what it looks like (because there are entire teams allocated to hack on it, often directly via the API).

Shameless plug: I built https://briefmetrics.com/, it emails you weekly summaries of your Google Analytics so you don't have to navigate the UI. :)

Oh, also check out the official GA mobile app, it's actually a fair bit easier to navigate than the web interface.

[1] https://www.google.com/analytics/premium/

grey-area 1 day ago 1 reply      
Probably because it has grown organically - it may never have been designed at all, but just had details tweaked and features added over the years until it reached its current state. I agree it is very confusing because there are so many features, though I like the real time section and audience overview, which seem pretty clear.

What in particular would you change though? Which metrics do you want to see at a glance which are buried, which things would you like to see on an overall dashboard? It's easy to say something is confusing, but far harder to come up with specific recommendations in order to make it better. This is an area which interests me so I'm genuinely interested in your response.

jacquesm 1 day ago 1 reply      
Because GA is huge. It's very hard to take something with that much functionality and to package it so that a new user gets a friendly experience and a power user can get out of it what they want. See also: every 3D CAD program, animation software, most IDE's and so on.
jamez1 1 day ago 0 replies      
It is probably because you're not used to the concept of a data warehouse, and when you are given full control over one it might be beyond your current skill-set.

Engineering/Management don't really do much to teach you how to structure/query data, so perhaps that's why.

Ask HN: Are Startups Exploiting Freelancers?
7 points by sbntn  1 day ago   18 comments top 10
patio11 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is enemy action ^H^H^H an opportunity to improve your business practices.

1) You appear to have been working for startups with no money. There is a word for devs who work for startups with no money. It is "technical cofounder." If a startup does not have sufficient money in the bank to pay you, tell them you're happy to continue the conversation after they have raised money.

2) Startups with money in the bank are frequently amenable to e.g. 25% deposits for first-time clients. You can even offer them a trade: 25% deposit means they get scheduling predictability, otherwise the engagement happens subject to your availability, and -- since we're all businessmen here -- we're all clear that in case of conflicting desires about scheduling the client willing to pay a deposit wins.

3) Your computer just developed a really strange bug where elaborate excuses in emails regarding payment cause it to shut down and not be able to boot until your bank says the check cleared.

jxf 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm a little curious about how the bill got to $100k. Were the payments going unmade for months while you continued to do work for them?

I usually asked for biweekly direct deposits when I was contracting with startups, and I made sure to add that to my contract as a clause. If the money stopped, so did the work. But I never had anyone pay very late, and if they did it was quickly remedied with a phone call.

Now, as the cofounder of a startup (http://uphex.com) who uses freelancers regularly, I make sure that my freelancer collaborators know I'm serious about paying on time. I carefully lay out how and when we pay invoices, and usually pay far in advance of when we need to, in order to build up trust. To date, it's worked very well.

tptacek 1 day ago 0 replies      
Not in our experience.
rebelidealist 22 hours ago 1 reply      

even you don't have contract...THREATEN TO SUE THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. Emails are proof. Tell them your uncle graduated from Harvard Law.

always take 50% deposit before you start.

i've been consulting for over 4 years. sometimes you need to take out the hammer. Never be the victim, fight until you get your money back.

If all else fails blog about what happened with proof. Use their real names. SEO the shit out of that blog post.

fsk 1 day ago 1 reply      
For one contract, I did a couple hours of work and never got paid. It isn't worth the hassle to try and collect, so I just wrote it off as a loss and a learning experience.

Even with a written contract, as an individual freelancer it probably isn't worth your time and money to lawyer up and try to collect.

There's only one way to make sure the bill never gets too big. Once the amount owed reaches a certain amount, refuse to do any more work until you get paid. Ideally, you're working on an arrangement where you get paid every 2 weeks. Then, the most you can lose per client is 3-4 weeks' salary.

alinajaf 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Bill weekly, offer a 10% discount for 100% pre-payment or you take at least 50% of the initial engagement up front. That cuts out clients for whom you've either a) not demonstrated enough value to or b) weren't going to pay you anyway.
danielkyulee 12 hours ago 0 replies      
You should be getting paid on a continual basis. 100k worth of work for no pay is ridiculous.

I have never heard of a startup exploiting a freelancer this way, but wouldnt be surprised if this happens.

I can imagine unethical startups trying to exploit a developer who is too trusting. Don't be that developer. Make sure to have a contract, and make sure to be paid for it biweekly, or monthly.

And if they don't agree to that, then well, you probably shouldnt be working there in the first place.

czbond 1 day ago 1 reply      
Startups are a dicey bunch, cash flow is always "in flux". With that said, tightly covering your development with staged hours AND/OR deliverables and stopping development completely when payments are missed can help alleviate some loss.
noname123 1 day ago 1 reply      
Why not charge a higher rate to startup's to price in the risk of non-payment and reduce the rate to corporations who are more reliable?
minimaxir 1 day ago 1 reply      
That is why you have good contracts in place.
Ask HN: Temporary Apps?
3 points by stasy  20 hours ago   6 comments top 2
na85 19 hours ago 2 replies      
Everything about this idea sounds like an awful experience for the user. My phone is my phone, not an advertising platform as so many developers seem to wish it was.

I don't want or need a bunch of adware installing itself onto my device without my consent, using my already limited bandwidth and wearing down my battery for no other reason than to increase Banana Republic's bottom line.

No thanks.

Ask HN: How do you decide what to do in your working life?
9 points by confusedanon  1 day ago   7 comments top 7
sunir 1 day ago 0 replies      
My strategy is to have "fuck you" money. Not millions, more like one year salary, and not that I ever say fuck you, but enough that my financial risk of leaving a job is zero. I don't leave very often but the lack of anxiety emboldens me to push my employer to do what I think is best for thecompany without fear of reprisal. Turns out, that is what people want usually.

Sometimes, not... We may not be aligned. I may not want to do that work any more. Then I politely consider alternatives. But I can take that risk because of the safety cushion.

It is not the "fuck you" you need... It is the "I am fucked" you need to defend against.

jacquesm 1 day ago 0 replies      
I try as much as I can to enjoy the journey and to stop myself whenever I start to muse on 'goals'. There is so much to choose from that it's almost impossible not to end up in a position of regret if you feel that you have to make the right choices.

Managing is nothing to be jealous of, it's mostly a dead end if you're creative. If your nature is better suited to academia and research then go do it, even if that means less money, happiness can't really be bought.

a3n 1 day ago 0 replies      
> It's as if I'm just a faceless expendable resource,

That's exactly what you (we) are. You're mostly a pluggable software engineering module. You're relatively rare, which is why you're paid more than most people, but within the group of all of us we are mostly fungible; when you quit, you'll be replaced, and the business will go on.

When you quit, you'll be replaced.

It sounds like you like what you do. Lucky you. Really.

Save and invest relentlessly, so that you can get to the point where you can work on what you want, whether you're paid well, poorly or at all. Make your financial security your primary work goal.

To keep yourself interested, find jobs where you really like the people. Although you'll be replaced when you leave, you might as well enjoy the company while you're there.

To keep yourself interested, change things up every few years, working in new languages, or new industries (we're really lucky here), new states, new countries, etc. Find ways to change things that fit your circumstances.

Unless God reaches down and touches your heart, you are not going to change the world, or "change the way we do X." So just enjoy your job (it's a really, really good job), focus on making yourself secure, and enjoy life.

And go outside a lot.

mtshadow 1 day ago 0 replies      
Are you a contractor or a permanent member of staff? Have you considered doing the alternative as a change? Have you been given the opportunity to lead others technically and or mentor?

Would using your experience and doing technical leadership (not management) interest you? I quite like Team Geek: A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman as an gentle intro.

Do you have a path for your career development? Are you doing what you know because it is easy? And finally, when was the last time you took a break/holiday and looked after you (...busting a gut, get home and do more of the same)?

lgieron 1 day ago 0 replies      
Why do you actually care about "what you are achieving"? It seems like programming is your passion, which is an incredible luck in itself (most people don't have a passion, and many wish they had) - you should cherish it imo. Also, with time, you can become super-badass dev that will get recognized in the community, and maybe even start something of your own (like an opensource project that is widely used).
_random_ 1 day ago 0 replies      
"some kind of academic career" - AFAIK it is very competitive.

"and the people that are actually valuable are the people directing things" - how many jobs did you change? People and teams can differ a lot in different places. Some managers are not just talking well at meetings, but take responsibility etc.

pjbrunet 1 day ago 0 replies      
I recommend looking into Brian Tracy. Any bookstore should have his latest books.
Ask HN: List of tools to create beautiful data visualizations
14 points by X4  1 day ago   10 comments top 7
frewsxcv 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm working a JS 3D graph visualization library. Think Sigma.js, but 3D. You can see a fairly lame demo here:


and the source:


Check the source on the examples page if you want to see the API thus far. While progress is being made, having other contributors (especially ones with WebGL, Three.js, or graphics backgrounds) definitely helps. Please please please let me know if you have any comments about anything related to the project. If you have any ideas for demo/example graphs, please share them! I'm getting tired of staring at the EVE Online universe :P

minimaxir 1 day ago 1 reply      
R + ggplot2 allows you to make aesthetically pleasing charts with minimal time and code. (and more importantly, it promotes good design without detracting from the purpose of the chart)

A couple visualizations I've done using 100% R + ggplot2:



hashtree 1 day ago 0 replies      
Incanter, similar to R but based upon Clojure: http://data-sorcery.org/contents/

Another good mention, in addition to D3, for client-side graphing is highcharts: http://www.highcharts.com/

sb2nov 1 day ago 0 replies      
I have seen D3js used for a lot of visualizations. http://d3js.org/
freeslugs 1 day ago 0 replies      
d3 d3js.org
Ask HN: What do you do when your entire being opposes the task at hand?
366 points by septerr  9 days ago   199 comments top 16
jblow 9 days ago 24 replies      
I felt obliged to comment because I feel I know what you are talking about and I also worry that much of the advice posted so far is wrong at best, dangerous at worst.

I am 42-year-old very successful programmer who has been through a lot of situations in my career so far, many of them highly demotivating. And the best advice I have for you is to get out of what you are doing. Really. Even though you state that you are not in a position to do that, you really are. It is okay. You are free. Okay, you are helping your boyfriend's startup but what is the appropriate cost for this? Would he have you do it if he knew it was crushing your soul?

I don't use the phrase "crushing your soul" lightly. When it happens slowly, as it does in these cases, it is hard to see the scale of what is happening. But this is a very serious situation and if left unchecked it may damage the potential for you to do good work for the rest of your life. Reasons:

* The commenters who are warning about burnout are right. Burnout is a very serious situation. If you burn yourself out hard, it will be difficult to be effective at any future job you go to, even if it is ostensibly a wonderful job. Treat burnout like a physical injury. I burned myself out once and it took at least 12 years to regain full productivity. Don't do it.

* More broadly, the best and most creative work comes from a root of joy and excitement. If you lose your ability to feel joy and excitement about programming-related things, you'll be unable to do the best work. That this issue is separate from and parallel to burnout! If you are burned out, you might still be able to feel the joy and excitement briefly at the start of a project/idea, but they will fade quickly as the reality of day-to-day work sets in. Alternatively, if you are not burned out but also do not have a sense of wonder, it is likely you will never get yourself started on the good work.

* The earlier in your career it is now, the more important this time is for your development. Programmers learn by doing. If you put yourself into an environment where you are constantly challenged and are working at the top threshold of your ability, then after a few years have gone by, your skills will have increased tremendously. It is like going to intensively learn kung fu for a few years, or going into Navy SEAL training or something. But this isn't just a one-time constant increase. The faster you get things done, and the more thorough and error-free they are, the more ideas you can execute on, which means you will learn faster in the future too. Over the long term, programming skill is like compound interest. More now means a LOT more later. Less now means a LOT less later.

So if you are putting yourself into a position that is not really challenging, that is a bummer day in and day out, and you get things done slowly, you aren't just having a slow time now. You are bringing down that compound interest curve for the rest of your career. It is a serious problem.

If I could go back to my early career I would mercilessly cut out all the shitty jobs I did (and there were many of them).

One more thing, about personal identity. Early on as a programmer, I was often in situations like you describe. I didn't like what I was doing, I thought the management was dumb, I just didn't think my work was very important. I would be very depressed on projects, make slow progress, at times get into a mode where I was much of the time pretending progress simply because I could not bring myself to do the work. I just didn't have the spirit to do it. (I know many people here know what I am talking about.) Over time I got depressed about this: Do I have a terrible work ethic? Am I really just a bad programmer? A bad person? But these questions were not so verbalized or intellectualized, they were just more like an ambient malaise and a disappointment in where life was going.

What I learned, later on, is that I do not at all have a bad work ethic and I am not a bad person. In fact I am quite fierce and get huge amounts of good work done, when I believe that what I am doing is important. It turns out that, for me, to capture this feeling of importance, I had to work on my own projects (and even then it took a long time to find the ideas that really moved me). But once I found this, it basically turned me into a different person. If this is how it works for you, the difference between these two modes of life is HUGE.

Okay, this has been long and rambling. I'll cut it off here. Good luck.

adrnsly 9 days ago 3 replies      
I know the exact feeling you're talking about - I used to work at a wonderful small dev shop where things moved fast; whole projects were wrapped off in a week or two.

Until this one project where we were asked to 'fix' an already written Android app (written by an Indian outsource then sent to Canada). The contract was for a massive amount of money, everything looked clear cut and straight forward, how could we say no?

For almost 7 months (!!!) my team and I had endless meetings next to a wall map containing the 5000+ classes that each had to be dissected, understood and reimplemented properly. All the comments were in at least two different foreign languages, and even the best translation services (human included) could only give us at best translations like: 'not class, forwards' or 'use brick making way here', most likely due to the comments being poor in their original language in the first place (not due to the translation).

At first I had great momentum, I was an unstoppable force; then quickly things started slowing down - each task started taking hours longer, than days longer, than weeks longer. Ultra trivial fixes like the placement of one statement outside a try catch, could easily take a whole month to locate (by a team of 4!).

After pouring my heart and soul into this project day after day, grinding myself literally to the bone; I started getting depressed, physically sick to my stomach for days at a time, starting fights with co-workers over absolutely nothing, just so I wouldn't have to look at that fucking code one more time. Anything to just not look at that code one more time.

By the end of the project (which we did actually manage to complete), I was waiting for that moment of euphoria, that release of completion, that I would never ever again need to look at that code, or work on that project.

But it didn't come.

I was paid more than 100k for completion of the project, so I was well reimbursed for my time.

That's when I realized that it's really not about the money, it's not about the team, or the language; It's not about your repo, or your source control techniques. It's not about agile, and it's not about problem solving. It's not about working from an office or from home, and it's not about the mother fucking 'culture'.

When you're lying on your death bed, and you look back; will you be proud that you spent all that time and suffering to fix an app for some asshole who is trying to make a quick buck by exploiting people who aren't technologically wise enough to realize what they are doing?

The next day my boss asked to meet with me privately; thinking I would be fired (and happy with the idea) we met briefly at a local coffee shop. She said that all the anger, depression, and self loathing was 'worth it' because 'I made a lot of people rich' in the process (myself included) and they were happy to deal with that (and even to pay for therapy).

I was offered EVEN MORE money to continue working on projects exactly like these, to the company we had just discovered a cash cow of an app crop, and I was the golden goose. I could easily do this the rest of my life, and lead whatever life I wanted to outside of work.

I quit on the spot, and laughed and cried the whole way home. Knowing that I would be blackballed in the community that I had worked so hard to establish myself in.

Literally career suicide. The company didn't recover, and a lot of people were (and still are very pissed off with me - like angry emails, restraining orders, fucking pissed).

I promised myself that from now on I would only do work that I believed in enough to starve to death for (and it was looking for a long time like that was going to be the case). The truth is, if you want a job where you can make 6 figures (or even 7 if you're doing it right), you will find it. You will always find it, and they will always be there.

There is a vacuum of talent on the community of expert programmers caused by major corporations like ibm, amazon, facebook, twitter, and snapchat just filling up cubes in their 'programmer cluster'. A group of people they can throw whatever stupid, or trivial tasks at - and you won't say shit, because damn that pay is tasty. You're breaking peoples rights to privacy, doing WAY less than ethical things, and you probably don't even know it (because that's how it's supposed to work, or someone else above you clearly isn't doing their job).

My only advice is to get the fuck out. Run, run as fast as you possibly can and never look back.

Never respond to any recruiters for any reason, never respond to job offers, and don't even think about looking for another position at another company (I promise it's the same thing, no matter how they promise you otherwise, and tell you that their culture is the dopest - nothing like clubbing seals with some rad people right?).

Get off your ass, and do something worthwhile. If you can't do that, then learn how. If you can't do that, then you're a drone and you should keep that shitty job because it's the best you're ever going to do (in which case, fuck you, you make the world a worse place for everyone by whoring your skills out to unethical assholes for cash).

Make something that garners zero profit, make something that only helps people, make something that changes the world for the better. You will quickly see your entire world, and all the people in it change before you eyes. You will get more job offers in your inbox than spam, because the world will see that you don't give a fuck about anything but getting shit done and helping people.

Today I run a few companies, the largest of which is a NPO machine learning research firm offering free services to help cure cancer, track missing children, follow and assess viral outbreaks, and front line ML research pushing the needle of science forward (email: freeML@gatosomina.com for services); and some of the others include: organic vegetable gardening as a service (physical outdoor labour, everyday, which I enjoy more than anything) and free apps that assist paramedics and doctors (without ads or bullshit).

If you want to be happy, like, really, actually happy (and not just wealthy) you're going to have to risk it to get the biscuit; and it's going to be the hardest battle you've ever fought in your entire life, by at least a few magnitudes.

Good luck, it's a jungle out there.

bguthrie 9 days ago 2 replies      
People tend to reserve pair-programming for tasks they perceive as being unusual, complex, or otherwise needing extra review. Personally, I've found it can be helpful even when you simply need to stay on task. When you both have the same goal, you can rally each other; it's typical to become more productive together than you would have been apart.

If this sounds like it could be your style, grab a buddy and see if you can hammer out some of the small stuff together. If not, some of the other suggestions here are good as well.

ryandrake 9 days ago 3 replies      
Oh boy, so I get to be the contrarian again.

First of all, isn't it a bit dramatic to say "your entire being opposes" your task? It's not like you're out committing genocide or something. You're programming, and you have to work on a crappy programming task. Every programmer who ever worked a professional job has had to do this at some point. If the very fiber of your soul is wrapped up in your employer's MegaAccounting Client V3.0 REST API, I'd recommend re-thinking your emotional attachment to your job.

That money you get every two weeks is called "compensation" because it is compensating you for your time, which you would probably otherwise spend doing something more pleasant. This is the realistic world of grown-up work life.

If your company's Marketing bone-head says the customers want a green oval button instead of a system-standard button, well, it's stupid, but I'd laugh at how much they're paying to get this ridiculous code written and just write the damn code. It's really not worth losing sleep or sanity over. Not being emotionally attached to your work allows you to shrug off the stupid stuff that Really Doesn't Matter.

ebiester 9 days ago 0 replies      
I wish I was done with the series of blog posts that helped me get over this! :)

I struggled with this for years and years. This is not one problem , but three: it is a problem with wisdom, speed, and discipline.

Luckily, we can learn tricks to improve each one.

If we want to attack this from the wisdom perspective, it is this: You are afraid of making the wrong decision because you are afraid to refactor. You are afraid to refactor because you don't have sufficient test coverage.

The good news is, for developers like us, test driven development is very helpful as a technique for getting us over these problems. If our team is not test-friendly, however, it will be difficult for us to make the jump because their code will not be written in ways to make it easy to test.

There are a few books I can suggest to help us jump the chasm:

1. Clean Code by Bob Martin. This book helped me think in more testable code, and also helped me understand how to make better decisions the first time around. It helped me by seeing patterns I didn't know first.

2. Refactoring by Martin Fowler. This one is old, but knowing the patterns of changing code gives us more confidence in knowing what is right, rather than hemming and hawing over what is readable and maintainable.

3. Refactoring From Legacy Code by Michael Feathers can help get from here to there. All of these help from three aspects: They help us develop a set of tests so we are less afraid of breaking existing things, they give us the freedom to experiment, and they help us break things down into smaller, more manageable problems by letting us think about "what is the next thing I can test?"

If we have the tests, we can be more aggressive in reducing complexity.


If we want to attack this from a Speed issue, then look for these things.

1. Look for patterns you use repeatedly, and try to settle down into a process. The fewer choices we make, the faster we can go.

2. Look to learn more about your chosen stack and language. It is possible that we are rewriting the wheel over and over. The more you understand the zen of your stack, the faster you can go and the more time you can devote to writing the same thing twice (without them knowing.)

3. Instead of hemming and hawing about the right solution, write all three. It is often faster to write all three and choose one than to get stuck in analysis paralysis. (That isn't to say you shouldn't think before you write code!)


Finally, you can attack this from a discipline angle.

1. Learn to meditate. By doing so, you can become more self-aware of analysis paralysis, calm your mind quickly, and mindfully choose a path.

2. Exercise. In the same way as meditation, exercise helps us learn to clear our mind and focus on command, and it helps sharpen our discipline chops.

With these, we can develop an awareness of how our body feels. Then we can develop an awareness of how analysis paralysis feels. If we can catch ourselves in the act, we can then institute something from our analytical skills: When caught in the trap, set 30 minutes on your timer, and bring out a pad of paper. If you feel you have the freedom, turn off the monitor.

Take deep breaths, and sketch out the solutions in the first ten minutes on the first page. Use UML or your own system.

In the next ten minutes, write a pro/con analysis on each path.

In the final ten minutes, make the decision. After this, your analysis time is up and you must code.

I suggest a combination of the above.

Good luck! It was one of the hardest things for me to defeat.

haroldp 9 days ago 1 reply      
I wouldn't say that my, "entire being opposes the task at hand". I would reserve that sort of language for ethical reservations about a task. I do not do things I consider unethical.

But I do encounter many chores in my work that are boring, that are bad ideas, that are for difficult customers, or often all three. I can have the same problems getting those tasks done, just like you describe. Actually, you seem to be way ahead of me because it took my far to long to figure it out. I thought I was losing my ability to program. I was wondering if I was going to have to find another career because I had lost my ability to concentrate. I was reading books on getting things done, and concentration and trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with me. I would sit down to do a task, check email, check reddit, check hacker news, check reddit, get coffee, go to the bathroom, check reddit, "Arg! I have shit to do!" Check reddit, check IRC, etc. I caught myself more than once closing a browser tab with some distraction, pausing for a half moment to organize what I should actually be doing and then open a browser tab to the same thing again.

The insite came when I finally got something engaging to do, and I just powered through it. I could still program! How did I get in the zone? How do I get there again when I need it? Well I worried about hat for a while, thinking there was some combo of sleep, nutrition, environment and task management software that I could line all up and get back to "the zone". It finally dawned on me that I subconsciously find distractions to avoid doing things I don't want to do. What a revelation.

How do I get over it? Well I still struggle with it, but simply identifying the problem was a huge step towards fixing it. Here are some techniques that I use:

Pomodoro technique. This is a productivity trick that actually works pretty well for me. The short version is that that you make a list of very small tasks, then work for twenty minutes (straight! no phone, no emails, no coffee, no bathroom), then take a five minute break. This helps with distraction problems because you can tell yourself, "I can goof off in 7 minutes". It sounds like a lot of interruptions, but I'm amazed at how much I get done with it.

Creating crisis. I work harder with the Sword of Damocles hanging over me, so I put those swords there myself. Call me back at 2:30 and I will have this done. Then I'm good for two hours of, "oh shit, oh shit, oh shit," type production.

Pair programming (and rubber ducking). This really helps to power through crummy tasks. Unfortunately, I work from home for a tiny company. I don't have anyone to program with. But if I am really stuck, I can ask my wife to sit next to me, while I explain what I am doing, and what I am trying to accomplish, and the details of what I am coding as I code it. I can use this occasionally to get over a hump.

Change of venue. I have struggled to find some shitty bug in some shitty spagetti code for a crappy website selling stupid things for WAY too long. The only way I broke through was to take my computer somewhere else, in front of other people. David Sedaris has a great story about a book suggesting he make a change in his house to help him quit smoking. Buy a new couch or something in order to change the venue. In our comfortable habitual surroundings we act in comfortable habitual ways. So he moved to Japan to stop smoking. I can't do this every day, it's just for breaking major blocks.

Anyway, I need to get back to work. Good luck!

rockdoe 9 days ago 0 replies      
Also I waste considerable amount of time trying to do things in the most readable, maintainable and simple way possible.

Is waste really the right word here?

They don't see how many hours I have wasted, how unmotivated I am. Instead they treat me as one of their most valued employees (oh the irony!).

"When given a vague, annoying feature to implement, very carefully considered approaches and built it in a surprisingly readable and maintainable way"

What you're experiencing isn't atypical - sometimes programming something sucks! Your employer values your ability to power through it and still get good results.

eduardordm 9 days ago 0 replies      

I'm a manager, and sometimes I feel like you. Sometimes I need to ask developers to do things I don't believe in or things I'll throw away in a few months. This also demotivates me. You need both a lot of discipline and just a bit "aloofness" to keep going. Care less about those tasks, think about friday.

If your managers are any good, they know you have wasted hours, they know you are unmotivated, and they know those meaningless tasks are the reason, this is why you are a valued employee. I'd rather argue to death with an employee because he thinks his idea is best for the company than one that will just accept any task like a robot. But sometimes you have to implement ridiculous things into software, from clients being just crazy or because of some strange contract clause. This is when discipline kicks in. Such situations shouldn't happen often, but if they are, that's when you should move on.

You don't need to get "in the zone" to get the job done. Just start by doing smaller pieces, put your headphones on. You could just ask why feature is being built, but I doubt knowing the reason will motivate you at all.

martin-adams 9 days ago 1 reply      
I can identify a few times I've experienced having something vague and complex thing to work on. If I were in your situation I'd look at the following...

1. If I'm working on something vague, try to extract more information about it. It's very hard dealing with frequent changes on a complex code base. I'd try to find out who the stakeholders are, customer is, and most importantly, what they are trying to achieve that this serves.

2. Break it down into smaller tasks and measure myself against these. I want to leave work having completed something and not return to work knowing I didn't complete something.

3. Try bringing a colleague in to help you, such as talking through the existing code and bouncing ideas off them. The energy a colleague puts in can help with motivation.

4. Make sure there is an end to it and that it's not an open scope. You'll never finish something if the stakeholder doesn't know what they actually want.

5. If this looks like it's the norm and you're not happy, while you say you can't change jobs now, put the plan in motion for when you can. Think about your CV, learning new things, etc that help. When the time is right you want to be ready to jump.

6. Get enough sleep. I find I procrastinate more when I'm tired. Of course, eat healthily and exercise.

7. Try to remove other distractions, such as any other commitments at work as a 10 minute interruption can cost you an hour if you're not in the flow of the work.

binarymax 9 days ago 1 reply      
It sounds like symptoms of burnout. I am not an expert but I have personally suffered from burnout before...and it took me a while to get over it. It sounds like you are additionally hampered due to being personally obligated.

As far as I know the only way to get over burnout is to stop. If you do not you will suffer more. I wish I had better news.

mnw21cam 9 days ago 1 reply      
Yes, I left such a position to go and get a doctorate, because I was fed up with the dumbing-down of the codebase, the way that my colleagues wrote absolute undocumented spaghetti cruft, I had to keep fixing their bugs, and management were making some very dumb decisions about key features. As far as I know they are still going fine, which is surprising given I was the only one who could understand how whole subsystems worked, mainly because I knew how to write safe threaded code.

But, enough on that. A few years before then, I felt like you did, but I wasn't actually in that situation. There is a very real positive feedback loop in effect - you feel like you're doing a bad job, so work longer hours on it, end up taking longer, feeling like you have "wasted" hours, and feel worse about doing a bad job.

Believe your employers when they say you are doing great, otherwise you're likely to be heading down the burnout route which had me off sick for half a year. It's not every coder that has such high standards as you, and that is not something to be ashamed of. Be proud of the code that you have produced. Think to yourself "It's just as well I wrote this bit, because if X had, it would have been awful".

I know this sounds like extreme arrogance, however sometimes it is necessary for the purposes of regaining balance. It sounds like you are being a little too humble. If it gets too bad though, get some help from someone.

cel1ne 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm not going to tell you about your job or surrounding, but a little about how your brain, or rather everbody's brain works.

The problem at hand is a relatively unknown psychological issue.

There are many theories about motivation. Most of them don't account for a specific type or situation, where someone is just not able to do a certain piece of work, without having a reason like lacking the time, health, skills or energy. These types are often just dismissed and dubbed underachievers, because, for some reason, they fail to acomplish tasks which they should be perfectly able to do. They procrastinate and do a million other things first or just give it up completely.

It doesn't matter whether this task is about work, university grades, doing lab-experiments, the laundry or else.

== The theory ==

There is a austrian psychologist, Brigitta Rollett, who coined a term called "Anstrengungsvermeidungsmotivation" which translates to "effort avoidance motivation" or "stress avoidance motivation".

The first essential postulate of the theory is, that having the "motivation" to avoid stress, or efforts that cause stress, isn't an illness or failure, but rather an evolutionary advantage to prevent burnout and similar issues. All people tend to avoid activities, which cause them stress or more specifically the very basic emotion of disgust. People have different pattern and triggers which lead to the feeling of disgust. This is heavily primed by upbringing, schooling, bad experiences etc.You seem to be disgusted by "useless features". (I am too. :))

The second essential postulate of the theory is, that this disgust is more or less "invisible". Most of the time it goes unnoticed.It is such a strong emotion that people never even want to "go near it", because it would cause them IMMENSE emotional pain. This pain can even translate to physical symptoms like head-aches etc.

This is how the afore-mentioned "underachievers" are explained. They don't have a problem per se. As long as nobody forces them to do the specific tasks they don't like to do, they live happily ever after.People with a high IQ tend to learn a lot of these "disgust" pattern, because on the one hand they are often confronted with teachers, who don't understand them or meet them with antipathy and on the other hand they never needed to learn to deal with "repulsive efforts". Contrary to most people they get by, without ever having really stressed themselves. Should they come into a situation, however, where they HAVE or WANT to deal with a task, which for them is linked to disgust, they fall into complete despair.They do everything to get away from the triggered emotion.It's literally TERRIBLE for them to do some kinds of work, which aren't a problem for most others.

There have been many scientific studies, tests and validations of this (in german).

== Your situation ==

First you have to acknowledge and understand that what you are experiencing is an irrational and immensely intense emotion.

Emotions don't think. When you encounter one, you have to decide how to act on it. If your job sucks it's probably a good idea to just work somewhere else.

But you like your job. In your case, the emotion just tells you that you HATE this type of work-situation.And for whatever reason you are not able to just acknowledge that, bite the bullet and move on. (Which is how people are able deal with most bad emotions.) In this particular case your brain throws one hell of a fit. Neurologically speaking and simplified, your rational forebrain looses control over your amygdala and the "more emotional" parts of your brain.

== What you can do ==

You can always make sure the situation never happens again, and avoid the dreaded tasks, but this probably won't work without giving up programming.

What you have to apply are the same strategies which are needed to conquer other emotions-gone-wild like irrational fears.

~ You NEED to work on it SLOWLY but STEADY. ~

* The bad news: I hate to tell you this, but if you want to change your behaviour, you NEED to sit down and start doing the exact work which triggers this cascade.

* The good news: Each day, or session, you only need to conquer it ONCE.

Sit down for the task and start with the tiniest bit. Just open the first file. When you FIRST feel the terror overwhelming you, you HAVE to force yourself to keep at it and wrestle it down. When you feel the terror approaching a SECOND time, you can stop.If you have the energy to continue, do it, but I doubt you will. Don't stress yourself too much, or it will backfire. (You won't)

This might sound incredibly stupid, but be proud of yourself at this point, because you have just delivered an immense piece of emotional work and it's ok to be tired now.Even if you just typed three words.

Keep repeating this practise each day, twice a day or how you see fit, and slowly but steady the terror will fade. It will come slower, lighter, less often. If you keep doing this, i will GUARANTEE you that these shenanigans will stop. You will slowly replace the old neurological patterns which trigger your pain. (And pain is exactly what it is.)

Unfortunately there is no faster way for this. You can look into hypnotherapy, which can accelerate matters a bit, but working on emotions always takes it's time. I have applied these techniques myself for a couple of situations. It was immensely exhausting, but it's worth it and it works.

Good luck.

ChuckMcM 9 days ago 0 replies      
Time to gently move on to something else. There is a secret they don't tell you early enough, there is no "prize/goal/win" at the end of your life, you just die. Your life is the sum total of all the time you spend with friends and family and colleagues. And every day of that life you spend fighting yourself is a day you will never get back, you will never be able to change, and you will never cherish.

Dealing with a rough situation that you have no external control over is one thing, dealing with a lousy job you do have control over it. Let go, walk out the door, and look for something more fulfilling.

ollieglass 9 days ago 3 replies      
As a manager I've had to ask people to do work like this. I try to share it out as best as possible, so everyone's getting the least unpalatable tasks for them. I've also made myself available to talk through why it's required.

Those conversations have taken my team and I to interesting places. I've discussed brand positioning with developers, and shared spreadsheets of time-to-value models with designers, at times going far outside of people's skill sets and comfort zones. If someone insists a piece of work is a bad idea, I invite them to argue against it but insist that I need them to make their case rigorously. Sometime they'll convince me, sometimes they don't want to work through the reasoning, sometimes I'll try and develop their case and argue against myself. I want to reach a position where we either change the task, or we're both satisfied that the task should be done. If that's too hard, then I'm after a position where they at least have rational faith in my request and my reasoning, and are ok to do the work on trust.

I spend a lot of time on this, for a few reasons.

First, I don't want to ask anyone to do something meaningless. Burnout isn't caused by workload. Workload causes exhaustion. Burnout is caused by resentment. If my team resent their work, that's a deep and important problem. I'll tolerate a only very small amount of that, but I'll let everyone know I'm conscious of it, don't like it, and am working to get away from it. Burnout is toxic and damaging to people and the group as a whole.

And secondly, this kind of explanatory work strengthens everyone's investment in the team and the work. It strengthens the team's ability to think together. As people become better informed, all of our discussions become richer and more valuable. People enjoy the work more, and can relax and trust each other more, knowing that decisions are made in ways they can understand and agree with.

Finally this is also a litmus test for me. If a company won't let me in on it's decision making, dismisses my concerns as unimportant and tells me to just get on with something, they're indicating they don't value the team in the same way I do.

loumf 9 days ago 0 replies      
You can add meaning to your work by picking goals and accomplishing them. It doesn't matter what they are -- just as long as they can be accomplished and you know that you did.

Pick things that incidentally accomplish the assigned goal. For example,

1. Pick an amount of time, like 3 hours, repeat this cycle

2. make a branch

3. implement the feature in the fastest way you can

4. think about why this isn't acceptable

5. throw away the branch

6. do it again avoiding one thing that made the last one crappy

Also, weighing merits of different solutions and picking one is your job -- no need to feel bad about that. Come up with an assessment tool that will help you decide. Time-box decision making, but don't stop thinking about your solution -- just give it the appropriate amount of time, not unbounded.

Making progress is motivating. You want to end up at the same place but have the feeling of progress making throughout the process. I believe that it's possible you are taking the appropriate amount of time to do the work at hand, but you are getting into an anxiety/depression cycle because you can't get into a flow state.

incision 9 days ago  replies      
1.) Doing things you don't want to do, but are necessary for a paycheck or otherwise is a basic part of being a grown-up. Lacking the discipline to simply get such things done and move on is a huge handicap as it's burning loads of time and energy that could be better spent elsewhere.

2.) This is surely arguable, but I think agonizing over a lack of satisfaction/motivation in a job is likewise a waste of time. If you can get those things at work, great - if not, don't try to force it - redirect it to side projects, friends, family or hobbies.

3.) Life is really short and full of trade-offs. Be sure to regularly re-evaluate your position or you might find yourself stuck rather than simply compromising.

>'How do you get in the zone and get it done when your entire being is revolting against the task?'

Through each of the things I described above. Whenever necessary I remind myself that:

* I'm a provider and professional, my family depends on me and I'm paid to do good work - getting this done is not optional.

* My time is short, delay buys me nothing.

* I have no shortage of great things to look forward to when I'm done.

Ask HN: What is the best way to learn a language?
4 points by nahcub  1 day ago   11 comments top 10
stevekemp 38 minutes ago 0 replies      
I found that using the foreign language regularly was the only way it "stuck". So as you say "immersion".

I've married a Finnish woman, and we go through phases where we speak only Finnish at different times. We also agreed she'd never say "no" if I spoke Finnish, so I started with all the obvious things to say "One black coffee, please", etc.

vellum 1 day ago 0 replies      
You should give Duolingo a try. It can take you to the A2/B1 CEFR level. After that, read native language books and watch foreign Youtube videos.
danielkyulee 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Use a proven program like Rosetta Stone.

Then while you are learning vocab, grammar, etc., watch movies/videos in that language with subtitles.

GmeSalazar 1 day ago 0 replies      
Livemocha is pretty cool. They offer lessons to help you exercise the four major skills -- reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
siliconian 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Watching movies/TV in that language with subtitles (also in the language you're trying to learn) really helps
khyryk 23 hours ago 1 reply      
Get a bilingual significant other. :P
le_meta 1 day ago 0 replies      
Have someone Spanish read you a story every night before bed.
hoboon 1 day ago 0 replies      
I once heard about a system based around a game: Where Are Your Keys? (http://www.whereareyourkeys.org/
x13420x 20 hours ago 0 replies      
I recommend against most tv and movies because the level is too advanced. You want material that is slightly beyond your level. This is why I recommend reading books. There are graded reading books. Eventually you also need to find a native speaker to practice with. You can do a language exchange or offer something else in return.
languagenerd 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Assimil is superb.

I have used their system for multiple languages.Far better than Pimsleur, easier than Linguaphone and pretty cheap.Small bite sized lessons entirely in the target language, with parallel text.Quirky humour.

Ask HN: FU Money: What is your number?
33 points by biznerd  17 hours ago   68 comments top 34
oofabz 16 hours ago 2 replies      
$2M. I could live off that for the rest of my life if I invested wisely and lived frugally, and I'm pretty good at both. I'd live on a sailboat and work on software that there's absolutely no money in, like DragonflyBSD, Wayland, Enlightenment, Haiku, etc. It would be relaxing and fulfilling to be an artist instead of a capitalist.
DanBlake 16 hours ago 6 replies      
About 10m. Invest that into 'safe' assets that only produce 3% a year, but do so with low risk and low overheard.

300k a year is about the right number to do everything you want to do if you are a family. Buy whatever cars you want (within reason) - travel when you want, eat what you want, live where you want. Thats the definition of FU money.

You can do it for less, but its not FU money if you have to worry about possibly losing your fortune.

Kids/family increases the number obviously, if they go to private school/college- Add 50k/yr per kid to that figure above.

__xtrimsky 39 minutes ago 0 replies      
50M for me.

8-10M for a house in a perfect location

10M at least for retirement

10M for living, house taxes, vacations, probably a boat.

10M for creating a company, funding it myself at first.

The 10M left I would probably share it with family. If I'm the only rich person around my family that would suck. And I have a big family.

joshvm 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Well some people love the rich life here!

Assuming no need for work, I would say 2.5m to never work again. Tax free savings aren't much in the UK: you can put away 11k per year in an ISA and 40k total in Premium Bonds. For non UK people, ISAs are tax-free savings accounts that can either be cash only, stock only or half cash/stock (but stock only has a higher annual limit).

An initial 500k is used to clear any debts, clear the mortgage (or buy a new house) and buy whatever creature comforts are needed e.g. do up the house, buy a nice efficient car, etc. I would probably go and live in Spain and build an eco house, solar is actually decent there and living costs are pretty low (if you don't need to work!).

Let's assume a poor rate of return of 3% on the remaining 2m, or 60,000 before tax. The taxman will take 20% of that giving 48,000 to you. 11k of that should go straight back into tax free savings, so you've got 37,000 remaining. Some years you'll do better, some you'll do worse, but you could probably push for 5% without much trouble most years. I think my first port of call would be to hire a very good accountant.

That's not a bad salary at all, especially if you own your house, car, etc. It's also more than enough to support dependents, but if you start thinking about private schools then it eats into it a bit. You have plenty to live day to day and enough to go on a good holiday each year.

Let's assume you're fairly old when you get this magic windfall and have 40 years left to live. By the time you die, you'll have around a million in the ISA, by the power of compound interest. The bonds will pay out on average 1-2% a year leaving around 80k unless you win the jackpot. You'll also still have your starter 2m.

Remember that rich people stay rich because they don't spend money.

austenallred 16 hours ago 1 reply      
F U money in my mind means "could live comfortably and never have to worry about money again." Depending on age, I estimate $10m (I like to travel
dorongrinstein 17 hours ago 1 reply      
I created the doron FU scale, which like the richter scale is not linear:

-2: you must file bankruptcy-1: you may be able to repay your debt 0: you're living paycheck to paycheck 1: you can live for a year without working 2: you can live for the rest of your life without working maintaining the same lifestyle you have now 3: your kids (if any) can live their whole life without having to work 4: you can afford any luxury such as jets and yachts 5: you are in the same league with Gates, Buffet, Ellison, etc.

A few notes:You can find where you are on the scale using a decimal fraction between the integers.

Just because level 3 says your kids can live without working does not mean you should strive to achieve that. It is simply a measure of wealth, not a desired outcome for obvious reasons.

Just because level 4 affords you jets does not mean everyone should aspire to buy a jet. Again it is mentioned as a reference of what you could attain at that level.

In America in my view, amassing $5 million gets you to level 2. The figure could be argued and it fully depends on your style and standard of living. So for you it might be significantly less or perhaps much more. This figure assumes a monthly spend of $20K and a paid off house (paid out of the $5m)

Riseed 16 hours ago 0 replies      
About $500k-600k would mean I would not need to work for pay for the rest of my life. Doing whatever I please doesn't cost much money.

If I'm only taking one year off, I'd want $20-50k so I could travel, but ~$12k would be more than sufficient for me to drop a job without worry.

ljoshua 16 hours ago 0 replies      
$300k. This would be the perfect amount for me to stop working for someone else, take good care of my family, and have a very large runway to try out some audacious ideas. Then after a few years if I wasn't liking the direction it was taking, I would be in no hard spot and would have done some incredible things, both professionally and with the fam. (To clarify, $300k is the "quit today" amount.)

I also think that with that amount of capital it would be more plausible to create a business that would then generate the much higher numbers others are suggesting here.

opendais 16 hours ago 1 reply      
3 million.

The safe withdrawal rate is between 2-3%, tbh. You've got to eat inflation, down turns, etc.

I could live off of 60-90k/year [depending on the market], and not worry too much.

However, if you throw in a wife [that brings you to 6 million] and the expectation of kids...its probably like 7-8 million.

downandout 16 hours ago 0 replies      
$20M at least. To me, the definition of FU money is having enough money to turn down an opportunity to make $1M simply because you wouldn't enjoy the work. Even at $5-$10M, you're still considering those kinds of offers.

People are saying much lower amounts in these comments, but one or two million doesn't go nearly as far as people think. When I think about the people I've known that are truly free and are easily able to afford enviable lifestyles, $20M seems to be starting point.

dpeck 16 hours ago 0 replies      
I've always ballparked that if things fell into place with a project and I walked away with 10M or more I'd be out of the game.

However the reality is that people who are ok with cashing out and walking away from the table seem to seldom be the ones getting the payoff.

EDIT: I don't think a lot of you all know what FU money is. Its enough that you can say "FU" to anyone on the planet and not have any worries about doing so as you no longer need anything from anyone.

nonce42 16 hours ago 0 replies      
$8M. This is based on personal experience - that's the number where it started to feel different.
tolas 16 hours ago 1 reply      
$10k+ MRR (actually monthly recurring take home) with little to no work on my part (ie: 4hrs/wk ish)

It's much more likely than me magically getting $5mm+, so I'm going to go with that.

andreshb 16 hours ago 0 replies      
I don't need a lot of money to do as I please.
chroman 16 hours ago 4 replies      
$1M. I could live off for the rest of my life with this number here in Mexico. Simpler life, side on projects, maybe doing open source, not worring too much about the money.
cookerware 15 hours ago 0 replies      
there's few different categories of FU money each with increasingly lower probability

1 million dollars: doable but very hard. you can finally buy that crack shack in vancouver, bc

10 million dollars: could be doable depending how you got to your first million. if it's scalable operation, no problem.

100 million dollars: continued growth from previous operation with compounding returns or have been part of a successful startup that was sold.

1000 million dollars: founder/co-founder of a company that was sold previously to a very large search engine or social network.

10000 million dollars: own majority equity in a very well known public company, inherited.

100000 million dollars: run a country that produces oil or cocaine as it's most popular exports. You can't have any competition around. launder it excessively.

adinb 16 hours ago 2 replies      
$5 million. I'm a simple man with simple pleasures. ;)
throwawayTRS 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Have had this tested recently. I was at a startup that got acquired early by a company I didn't love. Salary, equity vesting + retention package package came to about a little less than $1M/year for 4 years. Took one year and decided it was enough to say "fuck you." So did most of the rest of the team. (Not sure exactly what their #s were.)

It was interesting -- if you'd asked me a couple years ago how I would've acted in that situation, I think I'd've told you that for that kind of money I'd be stupid not to stick out four years. But when it actually happened I barely even considered it.

User9812 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Note: Numbers below would be money in the bank, after taxes.

1 million: Takes the edge off, I could support a family, and live a reasonable lifestyle. I'd take up a hobby with the spouse, or work on personal projects to bring in some extra money and to keep busy.

2 million: Similar to above, but working is no longer necessary. I could life comfortably and be happy. Of course, I'd need to be careful with my spending, and not drop $1,000 on a bottle of wine. I'm not one for fancy toys, so this could easily be retirement money in my situation.

3 million+: Same as 2 million, but I'd just have the option to do everything a little bigger. Higher end cars, larger house, more expensive city, better downtown location, etc. Personally, not necessary, so I'd just bank it, or put it towards a startup.

In short, I'll say 2 million is FU money. It provides everything I need in life, it would support a family, and at that point I can leave the rat race.

icpmacdo 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Every morning in the shower I think about dropping everything after 70 million and living great forever.
purringmeow 12 hours ago 0 replies      
2 million Euro. Just putting it in bank with 5% interest is 100,000 euro/year - more than enough for me.
aianus 16 hours ago 1 reply      
At 22 years old it's probably around $800k with no wife or kids. According to an annuity calculator I found online, that's about $1100 a month for the next 60 years adjusted for inflation. More than enough to retire outside Europe/NA.
mindcrime 16 hours ago 0 replies      
I've always thought somewhere around $4M would be enough, but I'd feel more comfortable with about $10M to allow for contingencies.
mooij 11 hours ago 0 replies      
About $1m. Enough to buy a house and take care of emergencies/unemployment/travel. I would drive me insane not to be able to program, but it's nice to be picky about what programming you actually do.
joeclark77 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Notice that not one reply here has quoted a figure in bitcoins.
rbanffy 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Last time I checked, $4M would be enough.
DiabloD3 16 hours ago 0 replies      
general_failure 16 hours ago 0 replies      
200m usd
jesusmichael 17 hours ago 0 replies      
$50M... that's 10M in spending cash, 40M in investments, and with a moderate rate of return I'm making $2.5-5M a year for the rest of my life...
dar8919 14 hours ago 0 replies      
North of 20M $
fuddle 16 hours ago 0 replies      
antidaily 16 hours ago 0 replies      
However much Dan Bilzerian has.
pikachu_is_cool 16 hours ago 0 replies      
$75,070 + however much taxes needed to purchase a Tesla Model S.

I literally would not need anything else. I could go wherever I wanted whenever I wanted. I wouldn't have to pay for gas. I'd use Uber to drive people around with zero expenses. I'd sleep in the spacious back seat.

lotsofmangos 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Ask HN: Which paid apps and services do you use?
76 points by asaddhamani  5 days ago   discuss
FiloSottile 5 days ago 2 replies      
Sorted by amount:

    Linode ($20/mo)    Cloudflare ($20/mo)    Freshbooks ($20/mo)    DreamHost ($8.95/mo)    GitHub ($7/mo)    FastMail ($40/yr)    Tarsnap (some bucks/mo)    Pinboard ($25/yr)    Amazon.it Prime (10/yr)    Instapaper ($12/yr)    AWS (???)    Gandi (???)    1Password ($50 + $18)    Sublime Text 2 ($70)    Dash ($20)    Tweetbot
And I love them all.

Thanks for asking, it made for a good reflection on what I pay for, and what value I get.

codingoutloud 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm a software consultant. These help me run my business:Freshbooks (invoicing - integrated with Toggl)Toggl (time tracking - integrated with Freshbooks)Dropbox (free doc management across many machines)OneDrive (free doc sharing - more business oriented than Dropbox)Evernote (free, used to be Premium, years of notes and ideas in here)OneNote (free, currently using to manage client notes)Highrise (free tier, currently using to track business prospects)Amazon Prime (fast delivery)Lastpass (password store in cloud)Any.DO (keep me organized - first sustainable todo app)Scanner Pro (iOS scanner app - so i could dump my old flatbed scanner)Google service for business email domain (I forget what they call it)WordPress.com (for my blog, paid tier to have custom domain blog.codingoutloud.com)Skype

These help me stay sharp and up-to-date:Audible (app on iOS, books on tape)Podcasts (app on iOS)Pluralsight (video training on iOS and Surface and desktop)Meetup.com (I run a user group, bostonazure.org, and attend many)

Coding:GitHub (code, mostly free, but use a few private repos at $7/m)Azure cloud (various storage, VMs, Websites, databases, ...)Sublime Text (programmer-friendly customizable editor)PyCharm (Python development environment)

Fitness:Fitbit (paid for device, app came free)

Rudism 4 days ago 0 replies      
I often revisit my recurring costs to pare the services I'm using down to the bare minimum. Here are the ones I can currently think of off the top of my head:


  Prgmr.com ($8/mo)  AWS (~$0.60/mo)  Hover.com (bunch of domains, ~$120/year)  Fastmail.fm ($80/yr for 2 family users)

  Netflix ($8/mo)  Hulu ($8/mo)  Amazon Prime ($100/year)  Spotify ($10/mo)
Misc Apps/Services:

  Pinboard.in (~$9 one-time payment)  Draftin.com ($36/year)  Backblaze ($100/year for two pcs)
Some that I have used in the past and since abandoned:

  - Pandora  - Amazon Cloud Player  - Google Music All Access  - Easynews (NNTP)  - Ghost.org

m0nastic 5 days ago 1 reply      
Off the top of my head--


Fastmail.fm (for personal email),Office365 (for more legitimate email),Evernote (had a paid account for a few years, although I never use it),500px (for non-professional photos),DigitalOcean for VPS,Netflix (not sure if you mean consumer services),Amazon Prime (I only use it for the shipping),Hulu+

Apps (a subsection at least):

Mathematica (I'm happy to pay for the Home version),1Password (although I've stopped using it since iCloud Keychain Sync),Pixelmator,Capture One,NI Maschine,NI Tracktor,Pretty much every audio app for iOS (iMaschine, Figure, iKaossilator, iMS-20, SampleWiz, Lemur, Vogel CMI Pro, Animoog, Scape)

chops 5 days ago 0 replies      
irccloud.com - For running a few open source projects, I find an always-on connection and getting instant mobile notifications to be totally worth the $5/month.

Otherwise, for fun non-worky-type stuff: Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime are the most prominent ones coming to mind.

adrianhoward 5 days ago 1 reply      

* Linode - for hosting

* Namecheap - for domains

* CrashPlan - for one layer of our backups (other layers are timemachine, dropbox, and disk imaging)

* Pinboard for links.

* Office 365 - because the 8 per month is worth it for dealing with the MS files that other people send us and expect edits on. No - OpenOffice isn't good enough at conversions.

* Google Docs - for shared editing

* Dropbox - for sharing files + another layer of backups

* ScreenHero - for screen sharing

* Slack - for chat

* Trello - for organising everything

* CloudApp - for random sharing of screenshots

* Buffer - for social account organisation (suboptimal - but best of the bunch that I've played with.)

* Until recently Adobe CS subscription, but our usage dropped so much we've swapped for Pixelmator & Sketch as an experiment...

* Sublime Text 2 - editing on desktop

* Editorial & Writeroom - writing on iPad & iPhone

* OmniGraffle - wireframing, but very rarely used now

* aText - text abbreviation expansion on OS X

* Carbon Copy Cloner - backups

* Air Display - so I can use the iPad as a second screen when I'm on the road

* AntiRSI - reminds me to take screen breaks

* Skype - conference calls

* Transmit - [S]FTP client

* TunnelBear - UK/US tunneling, useful when I'm not in UK for some foolish things


* Have a subscription to the excellent PseudoPod, EscapePod & PodCastle podcasts

* SMBC comic patreon subscription

* Whatever the amazon streaming video thing is called

* Amazon Prime

* Downcast - Podcasting app for iOS / OS X.

* Steam - games (barely use)

philiphodgen 5 days ago 0 replies      
Basecamp (2 accounts, soon to be 3), Base CRM, Google Apps, Lastpass, Instapaper, Google Apps (multiple), Quickbooks Online (multiple), an entirely disposable time billing program that plugs into Quickbooks that I won't name because I don't want to be sued for libel, Evernote, Crashplan. Edit: Feedly.

Some of these will not survive the earthquake.

rahimnathwani 5 days ago 0 replies      
I'm only listing the ones which come to mind immediately. There are others (particularly apps with one-off up-front payments) which I don't use regularly and turned out not to be important to me.

One-off (paid or freemium):

  Pleco (Chinese dictionary with paid flashcard functionality)  Groundwire (SIP client for iOS, including Push notifications)  GoodReader (PDF reader and organizer for iOS)  Pushover (trigger iOS push notifications from email, IFTTT etc.)  MindNode (iOS mind-mapping)  BubbleUPnp (Android DLNA server)  SnappyCam Pro (iOS camera)  Cycloramic Pro (iOS camera)
Regular payments:

  Pandora (streaming radio)  Several different virtual servers (for web apps and VPN)  Newsblur (RSS reader)  DIDLogic (monthly fee to get an inbound local phone number)  The Economist (print subscription includes online/app access)
Usage-based fees:

  Rebtel (outbound phone calls)  DIDLogic (outbound phone calls)

clinth 5 days ago 0 replies      
Cross-platform: Dropbox, Sublime Text, Toodledo, Balsamiq Mockups, Pinboard, NewsblurOSX: Alfred 2, Dash, Pixelmator, ClearviewWin: ExpanDriveOther: Linode, Dreamhost (legacy)

Funny enough, my home machine is Windows and I spend far more money on productivity tools for my work (OSX) machine. I'm not counting Steam.

georgebonnr 5 days ago 1 reply      
Evernote Premium, and that's pretty much it.

It has its flaws, but it's made a big difference as a catch-all brain bin for me.

lelandbatey 5 days ago 0 replies      
Here's an estimate:

    Spotify    Amazon Prime    Netflix    Lastpass    Wolfram Alpha    DigitalOcean    Amazon EC2    OVH (Dedicated server)    Sublime Text (not really an app, but I still count it)

notduncansmith 5 days ago 0 replies      
DigitalOcean (still on the trial but I'll be paying when it's up)



AWS (at work)

LastPass (at work)

Alfred 2




Destroy All Software (not an "app", but a fantastic purchase)


The most valuable (in order) have been:

Alfred 2 (easily worth 10x the price)

Dash (would have paid double)

DigitalOcean (simplest VPS I've ever worked with)

DAS (still getting value out of this but loving it so far)

Namecheap (great domain service, been with them for years and had 0 problems)

I would cut Spotify but I have a visceral negative reaction to commercials. Can't stand em. I'd cut Netflix, but it's faster than torrenting and the time it saves me is worth it.

This has been a really interesting thought exercise, thanks for posting this!

b3b0p 5 days ago 0 replies      
These are all gifts from friends and family, so I don't pay myself. They are all paid monthly though:


Spotify Premium (Thanks mom!)

Sirius XM (Thanks dad!)

The only service I pay for personally is Amazon Prime.

I have not bought any iOS Apps (ever).

I have not bought any Mac Apps recently (this year).

The occasional Blu-ray and Nintendo game.

HeyLaughingBoy 5 days ago 1 reply      
GitHub. I think I pay them the princely sum of $7/month for a few private repositories.

And somehow I forgot Netflix, Xbox music and Xbox Live. Guess they just fade into the background.

Gracana 5 days ago 0 replies      
I have a Ramnode VPS. Also xbox live, I didn't think about that until someone mentioned it here. I share a netflix account with my roommate. I buy books from amazon and google for my android tablet. I don't own a smartphone, the plans are too expensive.
hrabago 5 days ago 0 replies      
The ones I actually use are AppCode, IntelliJ, Textastic, Medialoot, Creative Market, Sketch 2, Sketch 3.

I'm still evaluating crash reporting/analytics services for iOS apps.

rzimmerman 5 days ago 0 replies      
I use Sublime Text (and occasionally TextMate). It saves me time so I'm sure it's payed for itself already.

I also use AWS for some personal hosting.

cageface 5 days ago 1 reply      
Sketch, Ableton Live, NI Komplete, Digital Ocean, Fastmail, Google Play Music All Access, JetBrains AppCode, Adobe CC (not for much longer)
kitwalker12 5 days ago 0 replies      
Sounds like a great way to remember what I'm paying for and If I'm getting any value out of it. here's my list:

* Transmit (FTP/S3)

* Sublime Text 3

* HipChat (Team Communication/notifications)

* Dreamhost (hosting)

* Cloudfrount (caching)

* Amazon AWS/S3

* Heroku

* Codeship (CI)

* Honeybadger (error monitoring)

* MS Office for Mac

* Crashplan (backup)

* Steam (games)

* Dropbox (pro for business)

* Asana (project management)

* Sprint.ly (project management)

* Netflix

* Amazon Prime

staticelf 5 days ago 0 replies      
* MaskMe - $5 (recurring)* RailsCasts - $9 (recurring)* IntellijIdea - $200* VPS service - $20 (recurring)

That's why I pay for personal use.

jamesjguthrie 5 days ago 0 replies      
That I can remember:


Spotify, used to pay for it before they brought mobile to the free tier

Xbox Live

115GB Google Drive and ~52GB Dropbox that I haven't started paying for yet

Github student account that will expire next summer


Probably more apps on iPad/iPhone.

tekknolagi 5 days ago 0 replies      

  DigitalOcean ($5/mo)  Gandi.net ($200/yr)  Tarsnap ($3/mo)  CrashPlan ($6/mo)

jorgecastillo 5 days ago 0 replies      

Wolfram Alpha

You can't imagine how much value this services provide for me, they are worth every cent.

crapshoot101 5 days ago 0 replies      
Instapaper and Amazon Prime are primarily what comes to mind; though also will end up paying for Dropbox soon. Personally, Spotify, as well as Netflix.
apaprocki 5 days ago 1 reply      
Arq + Glacier, Parallels, 1Password, Ancestry + FTM, 23andme, FTDNA
jonah 5 days ago 0 replies      
Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, PaintCode, Sublime Text, Airfoil, Transmit, OfficeTime, GitHub, Rdio, Basecamp, Skype.
joelrunyon 5 days ago 0 replies      
I'm not always intimately familiar with every app - so if you can include a brief description of what the app does - it'd be super helpful.
k8si 5 days ago 0 replies      
Recurring payments: Amazon Prime, Spotify, NearlyFreeSpeech and A Small Orange for hosting, planning to cancel Audible and Wolfram-Alpha because I never use them

Paid for once: Threes, Clear, Convert (for all of my unit conversion needs)

I use but don't pay for: Dropbox, IntellijIDEA, Sublime Text 2

I've also spent a shameful amount of money on Candy Crush...

thedays 5 days ago 0 replies      
Tuffmail (has been rock solid IMAP hosting provider for my personal email for over 7 years) | Sanebox (helps keep my email inbox under control) | Sugarsync (solid and reliable file sharing and backup. More flexible than Dropbox - can't understand why more people don't use it) |Mynetfone (good, reliable Australian VOIP provider) | Wordpress.comNamecheap | Netflix | Getflix | Spotify
thejosh 5 days ago 0 replies      
note taking in the browser: evernote

chat with phone notifications: irccloud.com

hosting personal projects / testing things: digitalocean

music: spotify (seriously, how I lived before spotify is a mystery)

binaryanomaly 5 days ago 0 replies      

  Services  --------  Spotify  DigitalOcean  AWS Glacier  Dropbox  Evernote  Mykolab.com  Apps  ----  1Password  aText  Airmail  Alfred  Bartender (awesome!)  Boxcryptor classic  Boom  Fantastical  ForkLift  OmniFocus 2  Parallels  Sublime Text

unsignedint 5 days ago 0 replies      
Photoshop, Amazon Prime, Pixiv, Eijiro (an online Japanese dictionary), GitHub, Feedly, Blender Cloud (more of donation than service...) Google Music All-Access, Crunchyroll
Dejital 5 days ago 0 replies      
Pinboard; bookmark management with archival

Newsblur; RSS feed reader


Sami_Lehtinen 5 days ago 0 replies      
Hosting UpCloud probably DO or OVH laterDomains NameCheapAll software and services I'm using on mobile or on computer is free or self hosted.
palcu 5 days ago 0 replies      
At home I've only bought apps for my Android: Remember the Milk (old school, but it's still alive), Sleep as Android, Digital Ocean, Lux Dash.

At work:HipChat, Propane (client for Campfire), Sublime Text, Github.

hfern 5 days ago 0 replies      
Cerberus [1] is a must have to keep phones safe.

[1] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lsdroid.ce...

dueprocess 5 days ago 1 reply      
Deezer, Silvrback, Highrise (keeps me organized), Evernote, and several others I can't recall at the moment.

If I was to pick a favorite, it'd be Deezer. I derive so much use and enjoyment from it. Huge value.

dalerus 5 days ago 0 replies      
For work: Office365, Adobe Suite, GitHub, Deploy, Digital Ocean VPS, Treehouse, Evernote, Nozbe, Basecamp, Team Gantt, Skype, WP Engine, Dropbox Business

Non-work: Rdio, Amazon Prime, Dropbox Personal, Lastpass

jmgtan 5 days ago 0 replies      
Freshbooks, Github, PhpStorm, Sublime Text (for those quick python/node js applications), AWS

Thinking if I should probably get Intellij since I've been doing a lot of Java these past few weeks.

w1ntermute 5 days ago 0 replies      
Feral Hosting (seedbox) and Amazon Prime.
greenyoda 5 days ago 0 replies      
FastMail, NewsBlur and Amazon Prime video.
dav- 5 days ago 0 replies      
LastPass, Spotify, DigitalOcean, GitHub, Netflix, Amazon Prime
Bahamut 5 days ago 0 replies      
Netflix, GitHub, Sublime Text, Amazon Prime + Music cloud, and Adobe Photoshop
zuccs 5 days ago 0 replies      
Off the top of my head... AWS, Linode, Rackspace, Spotify, 1Password, Sublime, Panic Transmit, Dropbox, DNSimple, Github, Harvest, Xero, Google Apps..
Concours 5 days ago 0 replies      
In no special order:


FeedsAPI.ORG Professional

Yesware.com Team


hagope 5 days ago 1 reply      
Anyone know a really easy way to get a list of all apps that I've purchased on both App store and Google play (and how much)?
d4mi3n 5 days ago 0 replies      
Cinch, 1Password, Rdio, AWS, Hipchat, Zendesk
asamy 5 days ago 0 replies      
Terpaholic 5 days ago 0 replies      
Spotify, TimeDoctor, Google Ads, Reddit Ads, AWS, Guitar Tuner App
AndrusAsumets 5 days ago 0 replies      
sync.club [1], Gmail, Gdocs, Google Calendar, Gliffy, Videostream, Github, Dropbox, Amazon EC2, Photoshop, Skype

[1] - http://sync.club/#electronicmusic

daviddede 5 days ago 0 replies      
Top of my list: Linode, Digital Ocean, Sucuri, CloudProxy, Balsamiq and Amazon Ec2.
kasperset 5 days ago 0 replies      
Github,Posthaven,Pinboard,Flickr and Dropbox
fbueno 5 days ago 0 replies      
Digital OceanSiteAppsCloud at costproxy4.usAppengine
zomg 5 days ago 0 replies      
off the top of my head: backblaze, rackspace email, ynab, mailmate, linode, todoist, divvy, jazzradio.com, amazon s3, 1password, alfred, newsblur, instapaper
Ologn 5 days ago 0 replies      
Linode, Rackspace, Namecheap, plus some legacy Dreamhost and Bluehost stuff.
nyddle 5 days ago 0 replies      
arvin 5 days ago 0 replies      
Google AppEngine, Amazon EC2
kinj28 5 days ago 0 replies      
alex_duf 5 days ago 0 replies      
Ask HN: How do you *really* get a good Software Engineering job?
12 points by seeminglylost  2 days ago   18 comments top 12
MortenK 1 day ago 0 replies      
Hiring managers are looking for proof that you are as good as you say you are. Inexperienced / young programmers often vastly overestimate their own abilities and experienced managers know this. Having hired a couple of gung-ho self proclaimed supermen only to see them not deliver, the hiring manager now wants to see proof.

If you are new in the industry, you don't have people to vouch for you. That's why you get requests to see your actual work, rather than own cherry-picked code examples.

"I could do it easily if I just got the chance" won't fly if you are in a location where there are more developers than jobs. You'll have to make yourself stand out. The easiest way to do that is to build stuff. Doesn't have to be groundbreaking stuff, but it should work and be within your "specialty" language(s).

Then next time someone asks you for a non-trivial example, you can just send them a couple of your projects, rather than a couple of clever code snippets.

dllthomas 2 days ago 1 reply      
Most important is to keep looking, and not let the search get you down (which is hard, for sure). Remember that looking for work is a full-time job.

My current position I found through a connection, and that doubtless helped, but I've gotten jobs before through responding to university postings and craigslist ads. I've also been turned down at plenty of places that I've found both ways - for any given position, most of the time you won't get it (of course, since there are going to be multiple candidates).

codegeek 2 days ago 0 replies      
"there is always one little thing that I didn't have in order to get the job"

I hear you. Many times, it is not even you. Like you said, the hiring manager is probably too hung up on one specific item that they really think will hit the home run. Now, that depends on the situation. If they need an expert in a very specific niche for a 1 month contract, they probably care about that one thing. If they are looking to hire someone fulltime who can grow in the company, being hung up on that one thing is plain stupid.

"WTF do hiring managers actually want? "

I have been interviewed by tons of managers being a consultant. I would say majority of them are not always sure what exactly they want. It can change. For example, I interviewed once for a role which required a very specific vendor system experience in finance. Apparently, that system was so niche and new that they could not find anyone unless they poached from the vendor directly. So the manager decided to look at other "relevant" candidates. The problem: He had no clue what to look for. True story.

So don't get too upset about this. I say move on and keep looking. There are many great hiring mangers out there who not only understand what they want/need, they also know how to interview and find the right person without being too hung up on one thing or other.

enkiv2 2 days ago 1 reply      
A lot of job listings are actually for internal candidates, and although the employer is required by law to perform interviews, the external candidate will never get the job over the internal candidate (since the external candidate is a higher risk). What hiring managers actually want is a candidate that has been personally vouched for by developers they trust, and ideally an internship or contract period at a lower pay rate so that they can pull out if the candidate isn't as good as they say they are.

So, make friends with people who have jobs in the industry and convince them that you have the necessary skills.

JSeymourATL 2 days ago 0 replies      
One way to get a good software engineer job is to zero-in on firms that look like they are doing interesting work. Don't send them a resume. Instead, approach individuals in a friendly peer-level manner. Start a conversation-- as a fellow coder, I was curious about the work you do.
TheFiachna 1 day ago 0 replies      
In my experience, even having non-trivial apps won't get you anywhere. Networking is the only sure fire way to get a position where I am, and a lot of that comes down to luck in finding the right people at the right time.
gesman 1 day ago 1 reply      
Position yourself not as a programmer (or glamorous version of that: software engineer), but as a person who can boost residual value of a business. People like these are assets.

"Programmers", "developers" and "software engineers" are essentially liabilities. These are the first to let go when things gets uncertain.

wturner 2 days ago 0 replies      
I couldn't find anything so I gave technical tutorials a shot. I found some companies to contract me, but the time involved basically makes the work a less-than-minimum wage 'job'. I know front end development to a degree, but I'm also below the poverty line.I can't answer your question but I can at least validate your perspective first-hand.
whichdan 1 day ago 0 replies      
"know how to code in multiple languages and provide decent coding examples" "a fully functioning and non-trivial web app"

If you haven't written a full app in a language, can you really claim proficiency in it?

ankitgarg43 2 days ago 0 replies      
pascal1us 1 day ago 0 replies      
Don't assume it's your fault.

Hiring, often times has biases. There could be any number of reasons: either technical or personal. Hiring decisions are often subjective, despite the fact that they try to be somewhat objective. And it's especially hard for people with less than 5 years of experience. Keep trying, you'll get it eventually.

mc_hammer 2 days ago 1 reply      
get a open source contrib on your resume - something they will recognize by name, and hopefully quote something cool - "sped up rendering by 99%"

get a good past job that they will recognize the employer name

and you will have an easy time.

Ask HN: Favourite "closed as off-topic/not constructive answer"?
4 points by reitanqild  1 day ago   1 comment top
reitanqild 1 day ago 0 replies      


    How to install the current version of Go in Ubuntu?
Reason for closing:

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

    "Questions about general computing hardware and software     are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly     involve tools used primarily for programming. You may be     able to get help on Super User."
Nominated because:

Go most definitely is a tool used primarily for coding, yet the question was closed for this reason by more than one person.

Ask HN: how do you organize your startup research?
14 points by yid  3 days ago   7 comments top 7
soneca 3 days ago 0 replies      
I am not all that diligent, but I just use Instapaper. Save all the relevant links (the link itself will say to me if it is a competitor that I must keep an eye, an interesting prospect, a tip on sales, copywriting advice, a SaaS i will want to use in the future).

At the most I separate into two generic folders: code and business.

yid 3 days ago 0 replies      
I'll start the conversation. The best tool I've found is an open-source tool called Laverna: http://laverna.cc

Self-hosting possible, Dropbox sync, tags+tasks+search, Markdown support, clean UI.

beat 3 days ago 0 replies      
Paper is my first layer of organization. Just about everything that crosses my mind winds up in Moleskine notebooks (large size, unlined). From there, it may land in the cloud somewhere.
MortenK 2 days ago 0 replies      
I use CHM format, sometimes exported to HTML if need be. I use www.helpndoc.com for the purpose.
dueprocess 2 days ago 0 replies      
Give AP4 Project Manager a try: https://www.ap4projectmanagers.com

And then of course there is Basecamp.

joeclark77 1 day ago 0 replies      
I write my notes in cursive, so none of you Millenial whippersnappers will be able to read them.
kinj28 3 days ago 0 replies      
Try http://teamgum.com it allows your entire team to participate and organize.
Ask HN: Why are commas not allowed in urls?
6 points by tronium  1 day ago   5 comments top 2
daveslash 1 day ago 1 reply      
My best guess. From RFC 3986 (link below)

For example, the semicolon (";") and equals ("=") reserved characters are often used to delimit parameters and parameter values applicable to that segment. The comma (",") reserved character is often used for similar purposes. For example, one URI producer might use a segment such as "name;v=1.1" to indicate a reference to version 1.1 of "name", whereas another might use a segment such as "name,1.1" to indicate the same.


EDIT: This RFC is for URIs and your question was about URLs. URLs are generally considered a subset of URIs, but according to this SO answer, that might be open to debate. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/176264/whats-the-differen...

rahimnathwani 1 day ago 0 replies      
Vignette StoryServer, a CMS from back in the day, had commas in all (or almost all) the URLs it generated.


Anybody need a Keybase.io invite?
6 points by sobering  2 days ago   28 comments top 12
sobering 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'm all out of invites for now! I'll make another post if I get another batch. Enjoy!
jtchang 2 days ago 1 reply      
Yeah my email is in my profile!
pyvek 2 days ago 1 reply      
I'd like to get my hands on one if you still have it. Much appreciated!

me [@] vivek [.] im

jlengrand 1 day ago 1 reply      
Would love that. I have been asking for it for a while now (email in the profile)
jgeorge 2 days ago 1 reply      
I signed up for it but I'm still some power of 10th in the queue, if you have extras, thanks in advance!

my username here at nbi.com please

atmosx 2 days ago 1 reply      
I don't need it, but I'd like to have one :-)

atma[_at_]convalesco dot org thnx

mrcasual 2 days ago 1 reply      
I would appreciate one. Thank you!


drakmail 2 days ago 1 reply      
Very want it - drakmail at delta.pm
axiom202 2 days ago 1 reply      
mchilty 2 days ago 0 replies      
Very thoughtful! Yes please and thank you! => mchilty[@t]gmail . com
pelim 2 days ago 1 reply      
Naaaaaarf 1 day ago 0 replies      
Sure, why not. Pgp short id 44a2d1db.
Ask HN: What did you do (or wish you did) when you got out of highschool?
7 points by kdude63  2 days ago   19 comments top 11
privatedan 2 days ago 1 reply      
Why take a minimum wage job when you can probably contract yourself out doing a number of different things? I worked part-time one summer for $6/hr ( ~ 0.75 higher than minimum wage ) in between sophomore/junior year in high school. Towards the end of the summer, I started mowing some lawns for some people I knew and was making ~$20 per lawn ( which took about an hour each ).

Next summer, I figured if I only mowed one lawn a day, I'd make the same $$$. Ended up mowing 10+ lawns a week at $25-40 a piece ( I averaged ~$20 - $25/hr depending on the week ). My favorite move was to go to my customer's neighbors and say "Hi! I'm cutting Sam's lawn for $x. If you let me cut your lawn for $x - $5, I'll knock $5 off Sam's lawn as well. Get your lawn cut and save your neighbor some cash." That worked pretty well and kept my transit time down.

Even if you take a min wage job for stability, try contracting yourself out a bit on the side and bank that cash. You'll get where you're going quicker.

27182818284 1 day ago 0 replies      
I think Sacramento might be sub-optimal. I'll throw out a couple other tech cities that have a much, much, much lower cost of living, but still exciting developments. I think you can get to these places faster, and then develop skills or make some money or even attend college. (I'd actually recommend college first. I know it is fashionable to hate on college right now, but the overwhelming evidence is that it is still a good thing)

==Kansas CityProbably the heart of Silicon Prairie right now, it has amazing areas like the Kansas City Startup Village where hackers live together in houses next door to each other powered with Google Fiber. (Need help with something in iOS? Walk a house down and ask the guys in the other place. That type of thing) Not only is it a great city with great BBQ, beer and history, but it the biggest emerging tech scene in the Midwest. This includes, but isn't limited to http://eyeverify.com/ http://www.gethandprint.com/ etc etc etc

==Lincoln, NebraskaHome of the University of Nebraska, it is an emerging tech center with new accelerators and venture capital firms in its sister city like http://dundeeventurecapital.com/ Omaha is an hour away by car) and other avenues for funding like http://www.investnebraska.com/ and the http://www.nebraskaangels.org/. The fastest growing private company in Nebraska is http://www.hudl.com/, which started as a 3-person startup, but now has 3 offices in two cities. Similarly, the university is in the process of launching Innovation Campus which almost doubles the land area of its campus and includes maker spaces, business accelerators, and more.

dav- 2 days ago 0 replies      
Three months after my high school graduation, I moved to Silicon Valley. It was one of the best choices I could have made.

I grew up in a small desert town with not much room to grow. The opportunities there were limited for what I wanted to do, and I knew that if I was still living in that town when I was 40, or even 30, I wouldn't be happy.

Being the procrastinator that I am, I knew that I had to take action immediately, or I would inevitably fall into a lull of complacence: a mediocre job, a girlfriend, a dog? And then I would be stuck; eternally glued to this town that I hated by second-rate obligations. (Not entirely true, people make drastic changes even with other obligations all the time, but it's not common.)

I was (and still am) young, and I believe that you should take as many calculated risks as possible when you're young. Do it before you have a mortgage, a spouse, a kid. It's so much easier then, because failing doesn't mean letting your child go hungry, or losing your home and living on the streets. Worst case, you have to move back in with your parents (assuming they're supportive).

When I'm laying on my deathbed and analyzing my life, I would rather regret trying and failing to achieve my dreams than regret not trying at all. When it gets right down to it, I don't think I would regret failing one bit. Failure is part of life, and since I've moved here I've failed plenty of times. Probably more times than I've succeeded. But the value of my few successes outweighs my many failures, and that's the key.

I've gotten a good job, learned and grown more than I would have imagined possible, met dozens of amazing people, made lifelong friends, co-founded an organization, and I'm happier than I've ever been. Not only that, but I'm excited for the future.

I've still got a long way to go, but I'm so glad that I had the courage and drive to go out of my comfort zone, into a completely foreign situation, all alone, and just do it. Granted, I was extremely lucky to have the full support of my parents and family, but even if I hadn't I think I still would have gone out and done it.

Of course, this is not advice for everyone. It's not really advice at all, just my own experience. Yours may vary. Best of luck.

jf22 1 day ago 0 replies      
I did what I wanted, was lazy, did too many drugs, danced to too much music and didn't care about the future. Life got messy at some points and I was almost homeless a couple of times. My career growth was stunted by I ended up about in the same place, or better, as my peers who "applied themselves".

I took shitty jobs that made me appreciate the perks of sitting behind a desk. I roamed around a dirt poor social circles which made me appreciate money. I hung with happy hippies who didn't give a shit about what society said thought about them and learned what inner peace means.

My perspective about measuring success and failure was changed by my post high school experiences. I chase goals and dreams differently now because I got all the fun and partying out of my system and look back on my life with fond memories of all the excitement I had.

Its like I'm not working hard to I can retire and have fun again you know? I know what the uninhibited lifestyle is like and the pros and cons. I choose to live a more calm life because I made a rational decision. Not because I feel like I'm pressured by social norms or external expectations.

Now I have a good 9-5 job, some freelance clients, two failed saas businesses, two content sites. I work hard now but only real difference between me and people in similar situations is our age and how peaceful we are internally.

If everything around me crumbles and I have nothing again I'm sort of ok with that. I don't worry if I missed out on anything and can relate to the joy and struggles of entirely different classes of people.

I guess that brings me a sort of peace when I'm working a long night or putting in extra effort. I just don't get stressed out about things and there is no nagging voice telling me to relax, I did that already. ;)

If I were you I'd fuck about, take a furniture delivery job, work in a kitchen and do things only a 20 year old body can handle. Make friends with people who you'll probably never be able to meet again after your CS career takes off and overall, relax.

Gain life experience instead of computer experience.

logn 2 days ago 0 replies      
I went straight from HS to college with the help of my parents. But I also worked half the year full-time and went to school the other half full-time. I highly recommend this path. Learn basic programming skills first, then enroll in a CS program, then market yourself to employers and apply to any intern/co-op positions. I could have never divided my attention between work and school simultaneously, so I think alternating work and school is ideal.

Also, learning programming before enrolling in a CS program is from my experience the best path to not failing out. Professors do not really teach programming. They give assignments and do their best at lectures which doesn't really help your brain think programmatically.

spiralhead 2 days ago 1 reply      
If you want to break into the tech industry, the best thing you can do right now is just start building stuff. Think of a mobile app or a web app that has a simple purpose that you think would be useful, then use the internet to teach yourself how to build it. If you can pull that off then you have a very good shot at a career as a developer. If you can't then you probably either don't have the drive or the aptitude, in which case you'll be spending a few more years figuring out what you want to do.
osmnshkh 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm in the same position right now. Instead of getting a job where you won't learn anything, try and get a job or an internship at a startup. I've worked at a local startup for the past year and it's been an amazing experience. I learned a lot and met a lot of interesting people.


JSeymourATL 1 day ago 0 replies      
Bravo for thinking to ask such a profound question. No doubt you'll go far!

Personally, I wish I started a program of autodidacticism earlier. Teaching myself about business & technical subjects that interested me. Also, make a habit of reading biographies of great men. Tremendous lessons can be learned that way.

Finally, read up on Goal Setting and implementing your action plans. *You've got less time than you think. Get Going Now!

joeclark77 2 days ago 0 replies      
Also: NEVER BORROW MONEY FOR ANYTHING if you can help it. How I wish I could tell my 18-year-old self that!
joeclark77 2 days ago 1 reply      
In the "what did you wish you did" category, think about joining the military. They will pay you more than some minimum-wage job would, give you training and possibly an exciting tech job like cyber-warfare. (Not to mention the uniform and the physical training that'll help you attract a good woman!) Maybe you don't have any sense of duty or patriotism (most of us didn't at your age)... but you probably will in 15 years, and you'll thank yourself! There are a lot of us old guys who wish we had served, but I've never met an old veteran who wishes he hadn't.

Think about the other stuff you're probably planning to do with the next decade: work some entry-level jobs, live with your parents, sit on the sofa, play a lot of video games, etc. Why not drive a submarine or work with satellites or something instead?

jesusmichael 2 days ago 0 replies      
Jasmine Lynn Schurr...
We just got approved to enter Startup Chile. Now we need your help.
2 points by jdrummond  1 day ago   4 comments top 3
ProblemFactory 11 hours ago 0 replies      
> "Host websites using Dropbox"

This seems like a cool hack, but awfully dependent on Dropbox for the core product of your business.

* If dropbox doesn't like what you are doing, they can just block you.

* If they really like what you are doing, it would be pretty easy for them to start offering the same service (and block you).

* There are bandwidth limits to files shared on Dropbox, meaning that it would only work for low-traffic sites where uptime is not critical. And if people don't care that much about their website, they are unlikely to want to pay for the service.

With the analytics product, you are in control and not at the mercy of another platform.

danielkyulee 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I think you guys should go for the idea that you believe in more. From the little information Ive gathered, it seems you are more passionate about the Analytics for Project Managers, but are hesitant because you have built out an MVP for the Dropbox idea. In my opinion, if thats the only reason who you would consider choosing the Dropbox idea, then you shouldnt choose it.You can build out an MVP for the ANalytics idea.
dylanhassinger 1 day ago 1 reply      
I went thru Startup Chile gen 7. Happy to give advice in more depth if you'd like, d@dylanized.com

Short answer: keep both ideas going for a while

Ask HN:Economics Classics?
6 points by ekm2  2 days ago   5 comments top 5
throwaway344 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Wealth of Nations is old, all the way back from 1776, but many of its simple points on the nature of capitalism still ring true today. It predates the math-ification of economics, so it remains reasonably accessible to the lay-man (if I can read it, you definitely can
pskotarczak 2 days ago 0 replies      
Definitely You should read "The general theory of employment, interest and money" by John Maynard Keynes. And from the other side of the economic spectrum try: "Free to choose" by Milton Friedman. Probably, you should also pick: "This time is different" by Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart.
eduardordm 2 days ago 0 replies      
GUNTHER, Max; The Zurich Axioms
massappeal 2 days ago 0 replies      
I feel like Wealth of Nations probably tops Piketty's Capital in the Twenty First Century, as does On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblin, The Road to Serfdom, Individualism and Economic Order by F.A. Hayek, Human Action by Ludwig von Mises.
arstarst1 1 day ago 0 replies      
Progress and Poverty by Henry George
Ask HN: How about we have a way to mark wrongfully linkdead accounts for revival
2 points by lilsunnybee  1 day ago   1 comment top
brudgers 23 hours ago 0 replies      
The 'feature request' link at the bottom of the page is the appropriate place to make this kind of suggestion.
Ask HN: Which open-sourced mobile app codebase is the most insightful to study?
9 points by fantanfantan  2 days ago   4 comments top 4
swanson 2 days ago 0 replies      
I quite like this post about Path's Android architecture and building REST clients that don't fall over if you have less-than-ideal network conditions: http://birbit.com/a-recipe-for-writing-responsive-rest-clien...
throwaway15213 2 days ago 0 replies      
I like Inkpad: https://github.com/sprang/Inkpad

It is a high quality and popular vector drawing app (4+ stars on app store) and the code is clean and simple to understand. I am not sure you will learn anything by just reading through it if you're not building a similar kind of app though.

Quick googling also yielded these lists:



How to architect your app really depends on what kind of app you're building.

domparise 2 days ago 0 replies      
Depends on if you're trying to write native apps, web apps or use something like phonegap.

If you're looking to write native apps, Android is open-source, and iOS closed source, but they've got a lot of documentation available, albeit verbose at times.

NtroP 2 days ago 0 replies      
Be sure to check out LiveCode.
Ask HN: How exactly does Hacker News 'points' work?
109 points by sunilkumarc  4 days ago   67 comments top 16
jacquesm 4 days ago 4 replies      
There is no way to exactly know what it means when an article or comment has 'x' points. Some votes are counted, others are not, nobody (except for dang) knows.

For instance, I could 'upvote' this article but it would not be counted (I know, because if I refresh the page the count has not changed). Similar vote suppression mechanisms exist for articles, article submissions and for flagging content and users.

It's a crappy situation, but it works, don't sweat the points and enjoy the content.

maurits 4 days ago 0 replies      
Counting up and down votes is a surprisingly interesting problem.

If you are interested, have a look at chapter 4 of Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers [1].

[1]: http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabil...

NathanKP 4 days ago 2 replies      
I believe that a large factor in how it works has to do with the average karma score of the voters. (Visible on your profile page). From what I have been able to determine the higher your average score the more weight your votes have, and the longer it takes for your comments and/or submissions to fall down the page.

This seems to be designed to reward people who make consistently good submissions and comments, although it also has the bad effect on making it quite penalizing to make a comment that goes against the groupthink.

I think that other factors that may have an impact are age of your HN account, and your total karma count. So long story short votes by older accounts that make quality submissions and comments are worth more.

RossM 4 days ago 1 reply      
From the FAQ:

How is a user's karma calculated?

Roughly, the number of upvotes on their submissions and comments, minus the number of downvotes. (The numbers won't exactly match up, because some votes aren't counted to prevent various types of abuse.)

paulhauggis 4 days ago 1 reply      
Downvoting shouldn't be used to silence opposing view points, but it is regularly used this way here on HN.
chrisBob 4 days ago 0 replies      
Also note that when a comment gets downvoted it will max out at -4 even as you continue to loose karma.
lostInTheWoods3 4 days ago 1 reply      
Obfuscation of the rules is clearly a key component of the voting system on HN. The less we know about the rules, the less we can game the system.
jacquesm 4 days ago 0 replies      
It's an Ask HN, they decay faster.
sz4kerto 4 days ago 1 reply      
I've had an avg karma of ~7, then submitted an article that got ~200 upvotes, then my avg karma decreased to 3.9. So for the OP: I have no idea :)
NicoJuicy 4 days ago 1 reply      
This is how i think it works. The ammount of points you get, has nothing to do with the average vote count of a user (the avg. vote points / total vote count could influence when you appear on the front, but it doesn't influence the points you receive).

When you create a post you automaticly upvote it, this upvote doesn't count for your profile score, if anyone else upvotes you, you get 1 profile point. If anyone downvotes you, you get -1 profile point.

Someone with > 500 profile score can downvote you.

Edit: The one downvoting me, could you elaborate what isn't good about my answer?

pessimizer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Here's some inside: I looked at my average yesterday and it was 3.77, and today it's 4.16. Suspecting that it's either a short term moving average, or something even more complicated.
DanielBMarkham 4 days ago 1 reply      
I've come to the conclusion that HN voting/ranking is like Google search engine ranking: you're not supposed to know how it works. If you did, people would game the system.

So it's a magic act. As a programmer, this frustrates me terribly. I just emailed dang yesterday because I had submitted something that shot up, got a lot of attention, then died just as suddenly. Hell, I didn't know, I thought the system was broken or something. Turns out I was flagged.

The upvote thing you mention is especially annoying. You click the little button, you're expecting something to happen. That's the nature of clicking little buttons on computer interfaces.

Hell-banning also drives me nuts, for similar reasons. Computers should serve us, not the other way around. [insert long discussion here about having to manage a site with a zillion users, and how it's easy for me to rant about this but I should walk a mile in dang's shoes, etc.]

mattmanser 4 days ago 1 reply      
One of the things I've noticed recently is that I'll say something controversial, stupid or ill considered, lose a bunch of karma, and then it'll gradually come back over the next day or so.

No idea what's going on, whether it's voting changes or what, but something seems to have changed.

metaphorm 4 days ago 0 replies      
its a deliberately opaque system designed to reward group think conformity and insider quid-pro-quo vote manipulation.
gnopgnip 4 days ago 2 replies      
Does the number and length of comments affect points?
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