I've created this to make it easier to digest the Bitcoin-development mailing list. You can see it in action at http://reddit.com/r/bitcoin_devlist . I'd love if people found it useful, and I'd love PR's.
> The system uses the Leap Motion controller to track hand gestures. Implementations of the system include a version using 3D glasses, a free-standing glass projection (as seen in Iron Man) and the Oculus Rift headset for the full virtual reality experience. To top it all off, the team then printed the part in titanium using a 3D laser metal printer.
A prominent quote from the article with links to both LEAP and Oculus Rift. I'm not sure
I haven't really thought of marketing myself that way, but that is a great idea, Thanks.
I guess I've never thought about it because I'd imagined that it'd be such a niche skill that it would be difficult to build a consulting practice around it. People are always looking to build new things. But, they're maybe not as welcoming to talk about their failing projects.
Anyway, I have probably (inadvertently) turned around a good 12-15 projects that way. So, I definitely have results. But, the results aren't typically super pretty. That is, it gets people to the next step, to the next set of funding, to the horizon, at least. Some of these projects and companies that I've helped have been sold, and resold, because of these types of efforts, though.
As for adding a developer to the testing role - it is an interesting idea; I've never tried it. Typically, at this point people are scraping the bottom of what they have left to spend. So, it may be a hard sell. I could try it.
Hah, as I was reading your post I was thinking "they should hire this guy to fix it up". Triaging projects is definitely a valuable skill, and like any time/mission critical skill, likely to be highly paid if you can market as such.