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Re: [Clojure-NYC] [Freelance Gig] "Search Engine" using Liberator & DynamoDB + Angular.js Front-end

From: Tim K.
Sent on: Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:11 PM
Hey David,

I just saw your post regarding this gig. I am an AngularJs/Front-end dev who has been learning Clojure for the past six months. So while I do not have vast experience coding Clojure, I make up for it in JavaScript and Ruby. I also have a friend/colleague with whom I pair program, who also has similar skills set. I thought that it would be great to jump into a Clojure project and learn by doing. To sweeten the deal, the two of us could probably do this for one price (halve the $100 rate) since we would learn a lot on it, so your client would essentially be getting two heads for the price of one. At the very least, we could certainly handle the AngularJS part without any concerns. Let me know what you think, and whether this would be interesting to you. 

We both live in Brooklyn, NY, so we’re local.


Tim Khalif

On Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM, David Kay wrote:


I started a project for a client of ours in Clojure but an emergency project has taken my focus away from the Clojure project. I don't have anyone to put on the Clojure project so, perhaps one of you might be interested?

Full-time would be ideal, but part-time can work if you're like a hot knife through butter.

Basic details:

We're building a web search engine. Our client is a doctor who has a software patent in web search. We're building out his patented idea. (Boo software patents, I know. But he's a really great guy. I figured it was worth it.)
Rather than build everything from scratch, we use the Bing API for basic search and then add our own filtering on top of it.
DynamoDB is our database. We use it to cache results from the Bing API.

This is a milestone-based project, so what I'd like to do is give you a sizable chunk of the $$$ and I'll take a percentage and serve as the account manager. It should come out to about $100/hr or so. Could be higher.

Depending on client interest, there's about[masked] hours left of work on this project.

Current state of the project:

We have a basic implementation up, but we could use some optimization, pagination, to get to the first milestone.

Later milestones include tuning our crappy "NLP" algorithm (fairly simple, I can coach you through this), adding on an iPhone app (we can do the iOS side), and writing a page scraper.

Email me for a link to what we have built. I'd love to walk you through the project.


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