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Arlington Ruby Message Board › Seeks Technical Cofounder Seeks Technical Cofounder

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Hello Rubyists (Bearing Brown Flip-Flops?),

I hope you enjoyed the Retrocession! I did!

Skeptive --­ -- a truth detector for the web, is looking for a technical cofounder. Skeptive brings users together to dig into facts, citations, and sources. It is powerful, unique, and simple.

The technical cofounder should be ready to design, build, monitor, maintain, automate, and measure. We use Ruby, Rails, and its ecosystem of related technologies and tools. Key technical challenges and opportunities include: improving the user experience, harvesting content, natural language processing, adding semantic analysis, improving recommendations, deploying to mobile platforms, and building APIs.

We are seeking a true partner for the business. The founder, Matt Gerke, is sharp, energetic, and engaging. Skeptive is alive and growing but needs additional technical energy to take it to the next level. Matt wants a pragmatist who will push back as needed -- good, implementable ideas win arguments. We're looking for not only a great developer but someone who wants to develop into a CTO as Skeptive grows.

We’re looking for someone who shares our core vision; we believe the world would be a better place if we had a lie-detector for the internet. We are fired up about keeping politicians, journalists, and scientists honest. We get annoyed by the proliferation of things that just aren't true.

We’re working to develop Skeptive as the truth layer of the Web. Skeptive shares the ethos of Wikipedia and complements it by engaging users with a unique design.
1. It is granular. Detect truth and lies, sentence by sentence.
2. It is social. Pick your favorite topics.
3. It is personalized. Rate the trustworthiness of sources from your perspective.

We are flexible on location, though it would be nice to find someone within a few hours of Washington, DC. The technical cofounder would join for a significant equity position.

Please get in touch using my gmail address below. If you are not available, would you please send to some people who might be interested?

David James
Advisor, Skeptive
davidcjames+skeptive at google mail
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