SocialCoder is a non-profit that connects volunteer programmers and designers with charities for short-term voluntary projects.
We are based in the UK but volunteers have signed up from all over Europe and the US.
Signing up is obligation-free, it only means you will potentially be matched with a charity for a specific project. How much time you give is up to you - we have a library of projects so you can see the kind of time involved per project (http://socialcoder.org/Home/ProjectLibrary)
Reasons to sign up?
* Use your tech skills to directly support causes you care about
* Add real-world experience to your CV
* Get a professional recommendation from the charity (assuming all goes well!)
* Receive mentoring from a SocialCoder mentor (experienced leaders) as and when helpful
It has been about a month since the site went live and the first priority has been (and still is) to build up momentum with volunteers. Nonetheless I am actively seeking charities who could benefit from these kinds of projects but so far - to my frustration - I have lots of encouragement and interest but no projects started. It actually hurts to admit that in a public forum, but I can't see the point in pretending otherwise. I have met up with local charity reps who love the idea, but I guess it takes time for something like this to gain traction when charities are already invested financially and emotionally in existing programmes of work, plus funding bids, plus tenders for service provision, not to mention the ongoing stress of keeping organisations afloat in the midst of global financial problems. I've heard some awful stories about how hard it is to keep a charity or NPO afloat right now.
But that makes me even more determined. Charities and NPOs should not be (but are) the ones to suffer most when times are hard.
Regarding specific technologies; it all depends on projects and is somewhat volunteer driven. An organisation might want (just for example) to make a campaign for mobile devices but will not care about which platform (or they might care but not enough to say no to an available Android developer).
I'm also very conscious of how these projects are supported after delivery (when the volunteer finishes). It won't be good if the net result is an unsustainable support and maintenance burden, so up-front planning is needed to a) avoid that or b) plan for it if necessary.
So far all the costs have been covered out of my pocket, and when I have good month (I'm a freelancer) I will sink some more into a marketing campaign. I'm not a marketer, no sir, its a shame I'm not asking for volunteer marketers else I could tap one of them.
Last month I shipped a complete MVP. From zero to done in less than 30 days. My focus is on shipping and getting things done. I am a generalist with full-stack knowledge from back end to front end.
What I have worked with?
Languages include, but are not limited to: Python, PHP, Common Lisp, some Ruby, JS, embedded C and SQL/NoSQL.
Flask, Codeigniter, Slim, Symfony2, RoR (limited), Jquery, Bootstrap and others.
What have I built?
Online payments (using Stripe integration), Content management systems, custom administrative software, e-commerce solutions, and many more.
I also work with Hardware. Will do arduino with no problems.
Right now I'm also developing Nuuton (nuuton.com), an information engine (with a search engine as the heart of the system).
Rates? Very affordable.
- I can do daily or hourly. Hourly requires a minimim of 20 hours. Hourly rate is $60/hour for engineering projects. Daily rate is $400, with a minimum of 3 days.
I'm never overbooked, and am a full-time freelancer. Always available on Skype, email and/or telephone.
Telephone: email me for details.
Wait, I do offer other helpful services.
Do you need to finish or publish the documentation for your project? Don't waste your time trying to do it yourself. I can, and will do it for you. Currently have completed a technical documentation project. Working on another one as we speak. Nothing is too big or too small.
Rates are $50/hour with a minimum of 20 hours for this type of service. Documentation in English or Spanish. Will translate English documentation to Spanish for the same rates, too.
I'm also a copywriter focusing on the tech industry. My work has been featured on several startup websites discussed in HN. Rates are $500 per landing page. Maximum of 2000 words. You get ten different headlines for testing. I can sell your product with ease. Get in touch.
I will offer a free 30 minute consultation if you mention this ad. Let's talk about what you need done.
P.S. Don't be afraid to get in touch. My inbox is always open.
I'm looking for a a full-stack front end designer. This includes everything from UI/UX storyboarding to graphic design and HTML/CSS execution.
Although I started out as a jack of all trades in the web development business, I'm currently finishing up a master's in computer engineering at U of T, and I need someone to take over the front-end work.
I have three projects waiting to go, and many more in the pipeline. These aren't your regular mom and pop websites, but high-impact, high-tech web applications, which require next-generation immersive interfaces, for desktop, tablet, and mobile.
I hope to be incorporating soon, and if all goes well, I'd be happy to have you on board. If you're interested, send me a message! abrichr at gmail dot com
SEEKING WORK — I'm based in England, but will happily work remotely for anyone in any location!
Looking for a freelancer who's not afraid of communicating?
Someone who will always respond to your emails and who gets excited about realizing the potential of your project.
You've found him.
An on line web camera management application which allows small business to share their web cameras with multiple users.
I had the task of refactoring the application to make it simple, secure, maintainable and scalable.
I completed the re-write in just six days and communicated at every stage with the project owner to make sure the finished project was exactly what my client wanted.
I'm a full-stack developer, specializing mainly in Python/Django. I have a background in Machine Learning, and am passionate about working with large scale infrastructures. I've developed many products, my resume is:
SEEKING WORK - Remote - US ex-pat living in Bolivia
I'm a C#/Ruby/PHP developer that specializes in creating web applications that are responsive, fast and hand crafted. I write all of my HTML by hand and don't use WYSIWYG tools in none of my projects. I love writing semantic, lean websites that run exceptionally well on mobile devices.
I would prefer working through the oDesk interface as it has a number of benefits both for you (potential employer) and I:
1. You can track how much I work and what I work on.
2. You can easily limit how many hours I can work on your project per week.
3. I am guaranteed payment on hourly contracts.
4. I gain precious feedback on my contractor profile.
I'm a family man of two small children, I'm looking for a stable outsourcing project that lets me work with smart people from around the world. I'm personable, friendly and not a "rockstar-programmer" - I'm here to make your job easier.
Freelancing and contracting to help bootstrap our startup, looking for ideally upwards of 20 hours a week (co-location in SF is fine. DC, Bay Area, NYC, or possibly other areas are feasible for short term deployments). Flexible up to 30 hours. Rates are flexible dependent on circumstances; will consider taking part of compensation as equity or through other creative setups. Prefer to establish long term relationships with startups.
In the process of learning:
- Frontend wizardry
- General full stack development from backend Java algorithms and datastore implementations all the way up to Django templating.
- Selenium autotesting
- Continuous integration setup
- Remote and inperson work environments
Adioso (founding team) - built the backend flight ticketing system, fare data scrapers, frontend display
TripIt (acquired) - built the continuous integration and testing infrastructure, including Selenium and iOS/Android autotesting
Google (intern) - developed autotesting tools for Google Maps
Avid traveler, fashion observer, Mandarin chinese speaker, cyclist, published researcher
Contact info on profile to chat/get references/talk about how I can help you!
SEEKING WORK - iOS & Rails Development (San Francisco/Bay Area or Remote)
What Have I Got?
- A successful iOS app on the App Store (http://www.lineup-app.com), experience developing iOS frameworks, building mobile backends and websites with Rails (and Heroku or AWS), and figuring out how to get things done.
- I have worked with custom backends and Parse, I have built extensively on top of Twilio (Client and Rest API), and I pick new things up quickly.
- I have about a year of experience in both iOS and Rails development, which means I am CHEAP.
Why am I different than others here?
- I have a double major in Physics and German from UC Berkeley
- I lived in Goettingen, Germany for over a year and am more than conversant in German
- I was a professional lifeguard in Newport Beach, CA for 7 years
- Straight out of college, I worked as a paralegal at an IP law firm in Palo Alto, CA for a year
Did something up there convince you that I'm your guy? If so, shoot me an email:
I am a US citizen, available immediately, can pick up new projects, fix existing projects, just answer your questions, or help at any stage of your app's progress (idea, building, testing, distribution, marketing, etc.) -- I've done it all and would love to help you out.
SEEKING FREELANCER - PHP/LAMP Development - Newport Beach, CA, USA (Orange County)
The Boras Corporation, widely regarded as the premier single-sport athlete representation firm in the world, is seeking a freelance developer to help expand the capabilities of our internal web-based applications.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable and experienced across the entire range of the development process, from designing and polishing the user-facing bits to hacking on the plumbing.
We are open to remote workers, but would prefer someone local because a developer who latches on to this work could justify a permanent, full-time position.
A large part of the project will be bringing online older tools and datasets originally built in offline tools (Access, FoxPro, etc.) via PHP/MySQL.
A love of sports, particularly baseball, is useful, but not strictly required. We take great pride in being the best in the world at what we do, and most of us have played sports at a high level. Regardless, from top to bottom, our personnel believe in doing whatever needs to be done for the team.
Obviously we're not your typical HN poster, but if it sounds like a good fit let us know at jobs at borascorp.com.
I have a team of contract engineers who do great work for me, so don't hesitate if you have a large project that requires many hands. I am not currently engaged, but have several projects in the pipeline. The first to sign a contract gets my time and commitment. I can have two additional engineers within a week or two and more following as they come off of projects. We are a test driven development team who produces quality work.
I am a sysadmin who loves to efficiently solve business problems. With a DevOps background, twelve years of sysadmin experience, and a passion for problem-solving, I am keen to help HNers achieve their goals.
My main areas of expertise are:
Scaling high traffic websites
Designing highly-reliable applications
Building applications on AWS
Server maintenance and optimisation
Reducing the cost of existing AWS resources
Developing prototypes and full sites in Django
Although primarily a sysadmin, I am also experienced with Django/Python development. I am building my own startup with these technologies, so I know the sort of problems startups face.
I am building a business around the idea of a 'sysadmin as a service' for those people who need regular sysadmin work, yet do not have enough projects to justify hiring a full-time sysadmin. Would you like a friendly expert to work on ad hoc projects and also be available for emergency support?
If you'd like to discuss any of these services in more detail, drop me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been shipping software for more than 10 years now, and love building high-quality products (or at least try my best for it!). I have recently started freelancing after my stint as a single founder, and am currently doing part-time contract work remotely for another HN member's startup.
I am proficient with Ruby on Rails and generally quite adept at picking up new technologies as per the needs of the product. I call myself a generalist, and if you are a non-technical person, I can handle most of the things for you that go in to building & launching a software product (including screen flows, server-side programming, system administration, analytics & a little bit of digital marketing.)
I am open to a potential co-founder role as well, but as you know well, a lot of things need to fall in place for it. I guess it would be best if we work together on a short project first to see how good we are as a team.
Please see my profile for the contact & other relevant information. Just drop a line to say hello, it's always good to interact with fellow HN members!
So, according to my Mom, when couples have been living together for a long time, they typically take the next step in solidifying their relationship. I don't like letting my Mom down, so my girlfriend and I finally took the plunge and started a consulting company (while we bootstrap a startup).
She is a marketer and writer with several years of experiencing managing marketing campaigns (utiliizing both digital and non digital medias), working as an information designer, and running public relations campaigns.
You can contact me at email@example.com or visit my website at hluska.ca
SEEKING WORK — REMOTE preferred; based in Cambridge, UK — PART-TIME preferred
I have ten years of experience in commercial software development, including high-performance messaging systems, real-time trading platforms and desktop applications.
I am an advocate of languages with static, sound and implicit type systems; intimately familiar with C, Erlang and Haskell; comfortable with many languages, including C++, Objective-C, OCaml and Python; strongly interested in language design and implementation.
I am looking to switch away from full-time employment, in order to build up my open-source portfolio, branch out into iOS development, and bootstrap my own company.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions or assist in any way.
SEEKING WORK - Remote | iOS Games and Apps | Cocos2d | Blender
We are small group of creative engineers and designers working on Mobile Apps and Mobile Games. We are seeking for work in native iOS Development and Cocos2D / Animation based Game Development.
We are looking for startups, individuals, partners or contractors join hands with us.
We can be good choice for contractors, as we are working at $ 25 to $ 30 / hr rates.
Key Domains, we have worked on
* iPhone / iPad Universal Apps and Mac OS X Apps
* Cocos2d / Cocos3d Games (worked with main stream Book Publisher)
* PDF Engine, Socket Programming, Stock Exchange Application, Digital Play books
* Task Management Apps, Invoicing App, Entertainment and Animation based Apps
We are currently providing services to San Francisco Bay based Startup , working with leading Jewelry Retail for their iPad application.
We recently released Steve Jobs Timeline Application.
More information can be provided via Email.
SEEKING WORK - Medellin, Colombia - Remote (or local if you pay for the travel expenses).
Hey, I'm Federico B. and I've been working in web applications (mostly Ruby and Python) for the past 6 years.
Some of the startups I've worked for are Art.sy, Mentez/Paymentez and MessageParty (YC10). I've participated in the Google Summer of Code (student and mentor) and in the Ruby Summer of Code (student).
I'm a generalist that leans more towards the backend of applications.
This week I launched my two newest personal projects:
Since I'm new to the freelancing scene and looking to make a name for myself, I'm open to discussing rates and arrangements that will make you comfortable using a newbie (though I'm very confident you'll be pleased with the final results of our work together!).
I can help you with web applications or C/C++ programming. I'm looking for no more than 10-15 hours per week. Email address is in my profile. Get in touch at any time!
SEEKING WORK - Native English speaker from the Philippines - Remote
+ Virtual assistant: I am equipped with versatile office management skills, specializing in Microsoft Office applications and efficient communication techniques using the Internet, mobile and landline phones.
+ Content writer: With over 10 years of experience in writing and publishing, I am able to produce enriched content for any website or print media. Favorite subjects include health, fashion, beauty, retail and up-to-date news snippets.
+ Social media manager: Created effective and thought-compelling content for blogs and social networking portals for over 50 small-scale businesses online since March 2011 as an independent contractor.
In the past I've been developer #1 at several startups - I know small and lean and fast inside-out. I've also consulted on projects as diverse as those of the California DOJ and DonorsChoose. I'm a US citizen, HQ'd in Washington state, but in western Europe at the moment. Potentially open to CTO-level FT positions. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project and how I might help.
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco / Bay Area / Remote OK
I'm a fullstack web developer who enjoys working on all parts an app, from frontend to backend and even some sys admin. I've been building projects for myself and several companies for the past 6+ years. I'm most familiar with PHP and Python and node.js on the backend and have recently begun using backbone.js for much of my frontend work. I'm currently the lead developer for 2 of my employer's largest sites but am looking to switch over to doing contract/freelance work again.
You can check out my latest side project http://iwaat.com, a search engine for web applications, which uses a combination of MySQL, MongoDB and Solr for data storage.
Email me at email@example.com for more info on my background and to discuss your latest project.
SEEKING FREELANCER (with possible full time transition) - San Francisco onsite only please.
Hi I'm Mike,
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Last month I helped Sweden's tax agency with their Single-Sign-On implementation. Now I want to help you with your development needs.
My main expertise is back-end systems in object oriented languages such as Java/C++/C# with a special focus on security critical systems. I consider myself a problem solver, not a code monkey and do not generally care what framework or environment I move in, since I have easily been able to pick up the information needed to get up to speed and be productive as in my previous assignments. I use to keep myself occupied with numerous sideprojects mainly for fun, helping the community or just learning a new technology.
SEEKING WORK: Mainly Remote (based in Portugal can easily travel to Europe)
Team of 4 web developers and 1 web designer bootstrapping www.unplu.gg - the home energy management platform.
We also design and code apps for iOS or Android.
What we can help you with:
We can help you define, validate and implement your vision with focus on User Experience. Develop backend, frontend or both in a integrated, consistent way. We can provide portfolio on request.
SEEKING WORK - NYC or remote.
I am a mobile engineer who focuses on Android Java development. I have built and deployed four Android apps and two Android SDKs for a number of clients, both large and small. One of the SDKs I built, SnaprKit, has over 300,000 users. You can see all of the apps I worked on in my portfolio below:
Feel free to get in touch -- email is theo---AT---bricolsoftconsulting----DOT---com.
Right now I'm using Tornado, Postgresql, nginx, jQuery, Bootstrap, Linux, Linode and git. Recently I've shipped this web app: http://concejales2012.cl/ with basic SEO and it did well (20k visits in october; 60% from Google) It uses Twitter OAuth and Filepicker.io.
I'm working on two projects. Video chat app for a client and a side project.
I'm also a C++ developer with about 10 years experience, and I still absolutely love doing C++ projects.
Looking to pick up another project as we're bootstrapping a product out of our consultancy and haven't been doing much to find new projects. I'm ex-MSFT, and I started a boutique consulting group 2 years ago. I was formerly a VP of Engineering for Good Technology, based in Redwood Shores. Email's in profile. Looking for iOS, Ruby, and Erlang projects. Can handle Scala and Java projects.
http://whisper.sh - anonymous social media app - fastest growing social media app in the store right now. Erlang/Ruby/iOS
WatchWith - MTV's flagship social media app - itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtv-watchwith/id422366403?mt=8
VH1 Co-Star - Erlang backend, iOS app
NCM's MovieNightOut (iOS and Android)
Campus Sentinel (iOS/Android)
SEEKING WORK - remote
I'm open to some part-time freelancing to get me started in the freelancing business again. I'm a full-stack developer with strong focus on PHP for the server side part. I've been programming for +10 years, the last 5 I spent building (from the ground up) and maintaining some of the largest web sites in Slovenia (where I'm from) that have a few million uniques a month, so I know a thing or two about scaling.
If you have a small-ish project that would requiere someone that can build a page from 0 to production (provided you take care of the design) or you need something fixed or extended then I'm your guy.
Leading a small team of (6) full-stack Python web developers (working mostly with Django, some Flask and Tornado). We're into open source, love working with startups (have a few own side projects we don't dare call startups yet) and obsess over code quality.
Also have experience with frontend (jQuery, Backbone) and backend (node.js) JS, the usual DB suspects (MySQL, PostgreSQL, as well as Mongo and Redis on the NoSQL side), and running things on top of Heroku, AWS or own VPS. Also, not a designer bone in our bodies, so we love Bootstrap :)
I'm currently looking for work as full stack Python/Django developer.
I also have experience with Tornado, Pyramid, C++ (OpenGL and Qt) and Java. For my personal projects I use linux, nginx, postgresql, memcached, mercurial, jQuery and twitter bootstrap, but I'm also familiar with apache, mysql, mongodb, hbase, git and many other less popular stuff.
Linux sysadmin and productivity/efficiency engineer
Every hour you spend doing monotonous and repetitive tasks is one that could be spent doing something else. If a computer can do it, why not automate it? If there's people involved, let's get it down to the bare minimum.
Why choose a sysadmin? Sysadmins are devoted to doing more with less, and cutting out waste. I've saved a company six figures via storage consolidation and improved user productivity through a variety of creative IT solutions. I can help you do the same.
I am a full stack web developer and consultant based in Vancouver, B.C. I provide web development and consulting services to software development companies, consulting firms, creative studios, and more.
What I can do for you:
* General technical consulting
* Web security consulting
* Wordpress themes and modifications
* Custom web development (PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JS, AJAX)
Full-time freelancer, working remotely (although able to make meetings in London) over 10 years of PHP experience, currently mainly working on Zend apps although have experience in wordpress, silverstripe etc. Previously worked with corporate clients (Lockheed Martin, Fujitsu Siemens, Barclays) as well as media one (one of the sites I was working on was featured on a Google Chrome TV advert). Lots of experience in eLearning.
Can handle frontend (CSS3/HTML5, JS templating etc) and so can quickly put together MVPs/prototypes for clients (currently doing this for a few other startups)
NOTE: I am not available to do any work relating to social networks, online marketplaces broadly, and will have to review any consumer-focussed work before I can confirm availability. If you're working on a b2b product we're probably game though.
I'm an experienced professional dev with 10+ years of experience shipping software in a variety of sectors -- from high traffic & enterprise web apps, triple A game titles and Unity games to CDN's and desktop software.
Available for new projects from December. I'm happy to talk about any project, but am most interested in web apps, mobile or Unity.
SEEKING WORK: Cincinnati/Dayton/Columbus or Remote
I'm an iOS/PHP developer in the Midwest that specializes in apps that integrate into web services and their backends. This last month I built one that does GPU-enabled image processing, and Android app that plugged into Facebook, and a web app for storing, accessing and summarizing financial documents for a Midwest VC firm.
Email me at email@example.com and we can go over your idea for free, no strings attached. Unlike others I don't charge for or set a time limit on meetings - meetings are always free, because I want to build you the product you want. You pay only for time I spend coding.
SEEKING WORK — remote, freelance, based in Buffalo, NY. Software engineer, 14 years experience, with additional background in networking, security and system administration. Emphasis on good design and maintainable code.
Back end: Python, C, C++, Java, Scala, PHP.
Previously worked providing web-based federated identity management services for the cable TV industry; cellular telecoms basestation software; security auditing and training; anti-virus enterprise management software; various web sites and APIs.
I'm not actively looking for work, but if you have a really interesting, low-level C or C++ project for Windows, Linux, or Mac that I will find challenging and intriguing, let me know!
I specialize in lower-level development, and love finding nifty solutions to difficult problems. Lots of experience in handling/serving heavy-load/high-request code on limited resources (backup applications, web servers, etc). I'm firstname.lastname@example.org, you can see my work online at neosmart.net and on the neosmart or mqudsi github pages.
I'm not actually the client, just a developer on the project. I personally am flexible on qualifications and I think the client is amenable to that as well.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you think you'd be a fit.
SEEKING FREELANCER, REMOTE, -0400 UTC to -0800 UTC
Cyanna Education Services  is building a web-based business workflow platform to service the education industry. We are looking for a freelance Rails developer to assist in bringing this product to the next level. If you are a self-starter and knowledgeable code wrangler, please email us a little bit about yourself, including resume and github username, to email@example.com (no recruiters please).
I'm an experienced Rails developer programming in ruby since 2007. I can see the bigger picture of the project with experience as a project lead, architect and business analyst. I can also take on operational tasks where my favorite tools include the Amazon stack (EC2/RDS/S3/Route53/CloudFront) and Chef for the provisioning of servers.
I am willing to have a practical implementation experience of Machine Learning Algorithms. If any of you working on Machine Learning Algorithms and related stuff then I am available to work with you. Payment is not an issue, all I need experience. You give me assignment with guidance and I will be working on it. I am not so expert in Python but can write code and routines in it. Beside that I can code in php, Java and some other languages. Contact Details in my profile or just comment here.
Do you need to make large amounts of data accessible and useful or are you looking for someone to help with defining and building your web application? Let's talk!
Looking for an internship in iOS before I start studies. Developed Dive Into iOS (http://diveintoios.com) and started a teaching company in Singapore (http://pragmaticlab.com) Primarily good in iOS, but willing to learn and pick up new languages/skills.
SEEKING FREELANCE - Remote
dress.me is seeking a Full Stack developer to help redesign our MVP to our professional platform. Dress.me is a platform where users can get product recommendations based on their style and easily recommend products to friends.
Experience with PHP and Codeigniter
Familiarity with AWS, Github
Familiarity with Datamapper ORM
Comfortable interacting with affiliate network API's
Solid OO background
and would love to discuss build your Startup Program .
Have a look at some of the recent startup projects we are linked to from the Silicon Valley -> http://yacket.com
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote is fine (similar timezone preferred if possible though - we're based in NYC)
SquareMill.com - We're a development and design group based out of NYC. We have plenty of Ruby on Rails and Design work currently and we're looking for a freelancer to help us out with some of the work. Send us your info, github, or portfolio. If you live in the Americas that is a bonus (similar time zone is helpful for us).
and would love to discuss build your Startup Program .
Have a look at some of the recent startup projects we are linked to from the Silicon Valley -> http://yacket.com
I am a founder of Manaslu Technology. I am working on bootstrapping my startup doing a product development. As a part time gig, I can work on Ruby on Rails project for about 10 hours a week. Shoot me an email at paudelp[dot]gmail[dot]com, if you are interested.
SEEKING FREELANCER - Looking for Django/PostgreSQL web application developers. Happy to work with folks remotely. Well-capitalized, profitable business is based in Los Angeles. References from past and current freelancers are available on request.
Contact: entrop at gmail or @JMayer for more info on the project. Please include relevant any GitHub / Bitbucket / Dribbble / Forrst portfolio links.
We're always on the lookout for talented freelance web/mobile developers at matchist (http://matchist.com/talent). We're a curated matching service that helps you get work you want that pays on time, every time.
Our young and dynamic team is looking forward to receive your response: firstname.lastname@example.org