Apologies if this is verging on O/T for the list, but I do see some job
ads and I’ve been trying to contribute substantively to the list for the
last couple of months.
I’m in the horrible position of having too much work, but some of it
isn’t that profitable so I can’t go to my regular guys who are $100+/hr.
Simple content management systems, etc. All in Rails 3.0.x with Ruby
Enterprise 1.8.7 being deployed on Heroku using SendGrid, etc. I need
someone to create a good first cut of sites. They need to use rvm, use
git and create meaningful commit messages every 15 mins to 2 hours as
they complete discrete chunks of work, name their fields and classes
intelligently, keep method sizes low (most 6-8 lines, all under 20 or
so). They need to know Devise for authentication, Cancan for
authorization, Paperclip (with S3) for file uploads on Heroku and be
equally comfortable with haml and erb. They also need to naturally write
at least some acceptance tests first using cucumber and capybara, and
write some rspec tests for any areas of business complexity. I’m not
looking for high levels of coverage in rcov, but a decent effort to have
some degree of smoke testing of the app which we can upgrade over time.
Some of the apps may need a little jQuery loving, but nothing too
I have a specific project now, and then 2-3 a month coming down the
line. Anyone who feels they meet the criteria and would like to build a
relationship, please drop me a line off-list ([email protected]) with some
information about yourself and your rates. To give you an idea,
depending on your productivity this is the kind of work that would make
sense at maybe $20-25/hr assuming you can knock out sites pretty
quickly, so it’s either offshore or “beer money” work. Eventually I’d
want to just pay hourly so we’re both focused on doing things both well
and quickly, although I might give some specific well specified stories
for a fixed bid to try things out on the first project.
And now back to our regularly scheduled tech conversations - apologies
for the interruption.