Rails Mentor Sought - Toronto/Hamilton Area

I am beginning a conversion from our existing mid-range platform to a
Ruby on Rails web application. Over the course of the next four to
twelve months I desire an on-site Rails mentor for approximately 4 hours
a day, twice a week, at least to begin with. Rates of pay are
negotiable but I anticipate paying something in the $30-50.00 CAD / hr.
range. The location is in the east end of Hamilton near old Stoney
Creek on Barton Street East near Grays Road.

The target platform is CentOS-5 i86 based running PostgreSQL-8.2 as the
backend with Ruby-1.8.5 and Rails-1.2.4. Subversion-1.4.2 and
Trac-0.10.4 are used as the project management tools. We have selected
the Goldberg generator to provide the application “skin” and have
customized it to our requirements. Preliminary database design work is
done and the initial application structure has been settled. We plan to
employ an iterative development process as that has served us well in
the past. What I require is someone with experience in coding Rails
applications to assist and guide me in setting up page layouts,
producing input forms and output reports and such. I am somewhat
familiar with rails and ruby so this is not intended as a private
introductory tutorial (however it may turn out).

Anyone interested please contact me directly at byrnejb at harte-lyne
dot ca.

Thank you

Hi James - did you find a mentor ? I am in the same boat - perhaps you
have some good references I could contact ?

thanks

On Oct 11 2007, 11:42 am, James B. <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-

James Burrett wrote:

Hi James - did you find a mentor ? I am in the same boat - perhaps you
have some good references I could contact ?

thanks

On Oct 11 2007, 11:42 am, James B. <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-

Not really. I had one offer from a guy in Ottawa that wanted to try
tele-mentoring, but the negotiations sort of petered out. I have
attended a couple of Pragmatic Studios and had one session with a local
consultant.

The courses were helpful but are not really what I needed when I posted
that original message. The consultant is a good guy but, again, not
exactly what I need/desire.

This forum/mailing list provides much of the assistance that I obtain,
albeit at little slower rate than what I desire. I am finding the
Pragmatic Alumni mailing list helpful as well.

Lack of peer consultation is one of the big drawbacks working as a sole
practitioner, but that circumstance is not likely to change so that I
must accommodate it as best as I can.

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