On Sep 23, 2010, at 12:51 AM, Jean Barmash wrote:
2. NY Grails Contractors / Consulting Shops
It would be good to create a resource for contractors and consulting shops that specialize / can do Groovy / Grails projects. If you are one such shop, please reply this email and introduce your capabilities and experience, so other members can perhaps hire you.
To kick this off, I run a company that develops web applications - mainly white labeled for agencies that need to outsource their programming. However, I also take on consulting projects - typically 5-20 hours a week. I primarily develop using Groovy and Grails although I've also been doing work with Gaelyk recently. My background is mainly domain specific languages and software product lines, but in general I'm brought in to help teams to develop apps more quickly - whether by suggesting strategies for code reuse, developing DSLs (internal or external), or coaching on XP and/or agile/lean to help with development processes. I'm also often brought in to help with requirements and estimating or managing priorities for product feature development.
I present on most of these topics internationally (15-20 conferences a year) including SpringOne2GX and the No Fluff Just Stuff tour, and write regularly for GroovyMag and have been published in a range of publications including IEEE Software, Dr Dobbs (upcoming), Methods & Tools and JS Mag. I'm also on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA).
If anyone is looking for help with kicking off a new project quickly, ideas on creating DSLs to make their code quicker to develop and easier to maintain, ideas on more effectively reusing assets between projects, agile/lean process improvements or help with managing requirements, estimating and priorities, feel free to drop me a line!
Also, if anyone offers consulting, let us know what you do. I do find myself bringing people on for larger projects if they are good and the project looks like fun!