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My Availability

Published 2007-04-04 @ 15:53

Tagged ruby, rails, thoughts

I’m not really good on the sales and marketing side, but a number of people have been bugging me to go public about my availability, so here it is. I’ll be posting this in a more permanent location (linked on the sidebar) once I get it polished up and finalized:

I’m available for consulting on a part-time basis, 10-20 hours a week, at $100 per hour. I’m usually brought in for short-term gigs as a troubleshooter/problem-solver. Probably not worth mentioning, but this page should be proof that I’m better working on backend issues than UI. Email me at: mailto:ryand-ruby@zenspider.com.

What I do:

  • Bootstrap new projects.
  • Troubleshoot deep/confusing problems so the main developers can focus.
  • Identify and fix problems to accelerate the development process.
  • Design and implement solid, well-tested, efficient backend code at a rapid development pace.
  • Retrofit or shore up tests.
  • Refactor or reimplement brittle code.
  • Profile and fix bottlenecks.
  • Develop developer tools to improve the development process.
  • Mentor.

What I Prefer to do it with:

  • Ruby (yes, and rails)

What I also do:

  • Java
  • Python (but please no more twisted python!! blech!)

What I used to do and might be bribed into doing again:

  • Smalltalk
  • Perl
  • C/C++/ObjC

Past Clients (ones I can mention):

My Projects:

I also Contribute to: