OT: Looking to Hire
brahma at hindu.org
Thu Jul 9 07:20:16 CEST 2015
I'm looking to hire someone to help with our RevIgniter web site and we
[side note... is there some kind of job exchange thing over on the
forums? I don't see it, but I want to post over there too... if so what
is the best forum to use?]
This is not a full time job.
1) I pay by the hour, you work, invoice for the month, we pay for
whatever hours have accrued. If you only worked a few yours you can let
the invoice roll for another month. Up to you. I never quibble over
things like you having to refactor your code because you/we make new
decisions, or it turned into spaghetti over time and we know we really
should refactor and get the structure back up to best practice. etc. You
will always get paid for your time. No difficult client-developer
scenarios as long as I can trust you will do your best and be focused
when you work, I will pay you, even for some trial and error. You will
never get stiffed, ever. I you want a reference, contact Andre Garzia.
We have been working together since 2005.
That said I cannot pay you for your learning curve or deep "trial and
error" experiments. If you get a brilliant idea, that I may not feel is
essential, that requires you to spend the mid night hours doing
research, writing, testing...go for it, but that's on your time/dime.
2) Skype calls and strategy discussions are also billable hours. I don't
work by email other than occasional "when can we talk" and a minimum of
brainstorming. Otherwise we talk, I pay you for the talk, you work and
document what you do in our ticket system and in your code and we keep
going. Ergo, the relationship does not come with another email burden
eating up your time with non-billable time writing emails. If you are
unavailable Skype and I cannot easily define requirements in the ticket
system. I just wait... no emails....
3) Any code you write or that we develop together is free to be used
wherever you like. I don't do "proprietary" anything.
4) You will on occasion also work with Andre Garzia where projects may
involve him. Very busy right now. But he is a fun guy and has a great
vision for the right way to do things. I would be no where without
having him to help me with strategy.
5) We are not developing enterprise that is on some commercial deadline
that puts anyone in a pressure cooker. We don't live like that. Assuming
you will actually put in the time on a reasonable schedule then if you
have a job assignment, you do it when you can... I rarely, almost
*never* ask you do something " in the next three days or else!" If you
get sick or need to go on a trip... just tell me. I'm patient. As long
as you are productive of a 30 period, you do it on your schedule.
OTOH: if something is really broken, we may need to team up and fix it
asap. (very rare)
This job requires a broad range of skills. I'm looking to cultivate a
long term relationship with someone who can become familiar with our
platform (linux/livecode server/revIgniter) and help us, especially if
you also know mobile and responsive web enough to understand what it
means to set some div to 100% so that it works on a small device.
a) solve problems
b) drive our web development goals forward.
If you have mobile app skills and the relationship is positive, this
could roll over to a lot more paid hours as I'm beginning to work on
apps and also need help there too.
I don't have a big budget, if you want > $80.00+ an hour don't apply. We
pay you with OPM -- Other People's Money (donations)... and our web site
has zero revenue stream... but this could be a fun side job for you.
1) should be familiar with Linux web server admin. We are currently on
Ubuntu 14.01 LTS
-- able to use the command line .e.g if you don't know what "tail
-fn 100" means don't apply.
-- if you don't know what SSH keys are, don't apply
-- if you don't know how to install a package... don't apply
-- knows how to debug problems as they arise, e.g. monitor logs on
the cmd line, if needed (rare, but you should be competent enough to dig
if you have to)
-- know how to install stuff on Ubuntu (e.g. imageMagick) and how
to use bash scripts.
2) Have strong understanding of the http protocol / html validation,
"semantic" html code (CSS does the presentation layer.....) If this is
beginning to sound like Greek to you, don't apply.
2) Have a deep understanding of LiveCode server, best practices, server
side scripting for web, how the basic web protocols are implemented in
LC (xml, POST, GET)
You don't have to have world domination class expertise here, but some
facility will be needed in:
3) If you already know RevIgniter, great. If not, but you have # 2 above
(deep LC expertise) then I'm willing to let you go through your
RevIgniter learning curve with us. It's more fun that surfing. And a lot
less dangerous. if you know LC, it will take you about 30 minutes to
understand the framework.
3) Be familiar with CSS, although deep expertise is not expected as the
base design is already done. but we do need to extend things now. But if
don't even understand what a selector is and what a style sheet looks
like don't apply. A good understanding of precedence (how one CSS rule
"takes charge") will help, though we can mentor you there if needed.
required, but you must at least be able to run pages and determine from
the console if there are errors and in which JS script etc. Again, this
is not a big requirement... but you must have at least some experience.
But if you don't even know how to load a page with developer tools
loaded in Firefox or Chrome and identify JS errors in the console: don't
apply. If you do have strong JS skills, great! While we do LC, we will
also hope to do some HTML5 along the way... RevIgniter is very flexible.
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