Re: [newtech-1] oDesk coding project advice?

From: user 4.
Sent on: Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:47 PM
Id recommend trying  2 to 3 devs/freelancers and pick the one that you can work with best. Often its the non-technical skills (responsiveness,  communication skills, willingness to learn new stuff and fix stuff they didn't get right etc) that trump pure technical skills.

That small upfront 2-3x cost upfront is totally worth it.

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 12:37 AM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]> wrote:
I haven't picked a programmer yet. Just posted the dev job this morning and got a dozen responses. It should be a small task and it's well defined. This week I had a graphics guy redoing my icons and promo images. Thought I would see if I could dole out some of the tasks on my long todo list. 
Hopefully, within 2-3 weeks I've got another screen to show:

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On Feb 21, 2013, at 1:47 PM, Miles Rose <[address removed]> wrote:

i dont know if you are working with an individual or a company on odesk but if a company you want assurance that the people working on it will continue working on it until you have signed off on the work.


On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm going to try oDesk for a small enhancement to my iOS app. It's going to be a fixed price bid. How can I protect myself? 

 It looks like there's some money paid upfront. Can I do a code review before I accept?  Ideally, I'd like them to work out of my github projects that I set up so I can build and test. Also, since it's fixed price, I'd like not to be left with any major bugs but have the dev insist that they're done because he'd rather move on to his next thing. 


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