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Re: [javascript-12] ___Founding FrontEnd Web Engineer Wanted

From: Kelly G
Sent on: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:32 PM
Hi Linc,

Do you need any volunteers? I will work for free to gain some experience. I am very much interested in web-based applications written in JavaScript for education. I know some French and am currently studying Italian. In my last class I wrote a JavaScript app that tested a student's knowledge of past participles in Italian. There are lots of irregular past participles in Italian, and students  need to review them constantly to learn them. I also wrote an app that gave the student a list of common verbs. The student selected a verb, and the app conjugated the verb in all 15 tenses, whether the verb was regular, irregular, or first, second or third conjugation.

I have some experience as a systems specialist for Windows and Linux laptops. I also have some experience writing courses for computer companies, mostly Compaq before they were bought by HP. Writing documentation is difficult but important. That requires looking at hardware and software from the point of view of the novice, not the specialist.

I am a fan of Douglas Crockford's "JavaScript: The Good Parts". I agree with him that prototypal inheritance is not well understood, but it is very powerful. Combining objects with closures makes JavaScript a powerful and flexible language.

My schedule is flexible, so I can arrange my hours to meet your needs.  If you need someone to do Q &A, I can do that. Or any other odd jobs that would help out. Your project sounds interesting, and I would like to have the experience of working on a project like this.


From: LK Jepson <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tue, October 12,[masked]:14:16 PM
Subject: [javascript-12] ___Founding FrontEnd Web Engineer Wanted

BayJax folks,


 If you are available for contract work, know anyone you recommend who is, or are interested in meeting to talk about html5 <audio> and <video> tags, please drop me a line.





Founding FrontEnd Web Engineer Wanted (~3mo contract to start)

  . . .  as developer for a highly interactive educational site.


3 month minimum contract expected.  You will initially be the sole developer.

You���ll earn a very competitive hourly rate and be one of the major players in determining our success.  After a certain feature deployment and user-drawing campaign (over 3-4 months we anticipate), you���ll have an opportunity for a sizable equity-stake in addition to your hourly rate.




*Experienced in interactive web design

*Expert JavaScript, HTML, CSS

*Excited about or experienced with CSS3 and HTML5 (audio, video)

*Strong Object Oriented experience

*Experience making W3C sites

*Clean, self-documenting code

*You value clean, spartan UI

*BS in Comp Sci or equivalent experience

*Thorough experience with cross-browser testing and software testing in general



*jQuery experience

*BackEnd experience

*Agile development experience

*You have experience studying a foreign language or are currently studying one


In your reply, any of the following are useful and desirable:

*Tell where you are based.  We���re ideally looking for someone in the SF Bay Area, so that weekly (or more frequent) face-to-face contact is possible.

*Point towards a portfolio and/or provide a description of your biggest/best contributions.


More info:

We have a rough Flash prototype which might be used as reference, but you will be starting from a clean code base.

While we have set aside a reasonably-sized money nut for this project, we are a small, home-office based group.

As the initial developer, should the project be successful you will own the user interface and have the option to own a solid chunk of the company.




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