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Manage resources through the Human Cloud - המלצות שנכתבו בדם יזע ודמעות

In this Meetup we will drill down into specific issues that represent the challenges that startups face when hiring online freelancers who are programmers, designers or online marketing campaign managers.

We will cover the following topics:

- How can "Non- Programmers" manage freelancers who are programmers?

- Prices of online freelance and what's the correlation between price and quality

- How to select an online freelancer

- How to protect the startup's IP when working with online freelancers

- How to break up the work into effective "chunks"

- How to make sure that the code can be handed over to another developer for later additional work?

- How to make sure that I pay only for a "bug free" delivery?


17:30 - 17:40 Registration and welcome

17:40 - 18:10 Startup Challenges related to "The Human Cloud" by Shoham Eckhaus

18:10 - 18:45 The "Dos and Don'ts" of hiring online by Mickey Zelansky, CEO of

18:45 -19:00  "Cloud CTO" by Alex Gill CloudCTO

19:00 - 19:30 Q&A on practical aspects of the "Human Cloud" - questions from the audience will be answered by Mickey Zelansky, Alex Gill and Shoham Eckhaus.

19:30 - end of main session.


Post Meetup bonus session:

19:30 - 20:00 "Hands on" tutorial on how to hire on Elance. Participants are invited to bring laptops/tablets and go through a guided process of getting started.


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  • Alina A.

    HI, what is a human cloud?

    October 16, 2013

    • Shoham E.

      In our context, the term refers to the environment that allows hiring freelancers online (they create the cloud) as an alternative to hiring people that sit in your office and work only for you.

      October 16, 2013

  • Idan M.

    Wait a minute, So how much does it going to cost?
    Here's a wonderful tool I found exactly for that question:

    Enjoy E-lancing!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    I only attended the first half of the meetup but still, it was great.
    I have a question that I hope didn't come up yesterday at the second half-
    I hire freelancers online pretty frequently but I've never tried working with a marketer and I think I need get into that. The question is how exactly does it work with the money need to paid to different platforms (PPC, Ads, email marketing platform etc') and the payment for the freelancer himself?


    August 14, 2013

    • Shoham E.

      Freelance marketers online offer a variety of services in a variety of business models. Just like "offline contractors" you can find contractors who will charge for a whole project according to quantifiable objectives, or those who charge by the hour, and all the online campaign costs you pay directly.
      I usually prefer the second model because it gives me much more control over the process.
      BUT in some cases it can make sense to work on a task basis. For example: Pay the freelancer an agreed fixed price, to bring you to 10,000 downloads of your app within an agreed scope of time.

      1 · August 15, 2013

  • Mickey Z.

    Shoam will answer that better but i will put my 2 cents here:
    i think you should pay the platforms directly for campaigns and the freelancer for his jub per hour or a fixed monthly price.

    think of it this way, most of the money will go for actual advertising, you pay the freelances for plannng and execution.

    August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mickey. That makes sense, but technically who registers to the platform and who has access to it? and stuff like that..

      August 15, 2013

  • Mickey Z.

    Hello all,
    It was a great meetup yesterday, sory i was excited. but i had ral fun.

    If you have any questions or anything else, i will be more then happy to answer and help.

    I'm avaliable here or on email [masked]


    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Ron B.

    very informative

    August 14, 2013

  • Mor H.

    תודה על המפגש והמידע, היה מאוד מועיל ומעניין.

    August 14, 2013

  • Idan M.

    One of the best meetups I've ever been in! Well done Shoham! Thanks a lot! :-)

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • baruch e.

    מאוד מעניין

    August 13, 2013

  • Samuel C.

    Sorry I had to leave.

    August 13, 2013

  • Samuel C.

    Sorry that I was asked to leave with no explanation, This causes Misunderstandings!

    August 13, 2013

  • Alex z.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to come today. /:
    Could you somehow post the slides after the meetup?

    Thanks. :)

    August 13, 2013

    • Shoham E.

      Yes, I will post the slides after the event

      August 13, 2013

  • Benny F.

    אני אגיע טיפה באיחור...

    August 13, 2013

  • Hezky G.


    August 11, 2013

  • Ishay T.

    Initech is currently hiring Israeli-based Python/ PHP/ Front-end developers. Qualified candidates, please send your CV's to [masked]

    August 7, 2013

  • Shoham E.

    Hi all, please notice that we needed to change the date of this event to August 13th at 17:30.
    Hope you can make it.

    August 4, 2013

  • Barak Y.


    August 2, 2013

  • Mickey Z.

    Hi all,

    There is a mistake in the URL to the SIMPLEIDEA website.

    Avaliable for your questions :-).

    Mickey Zelansky

    July 28, 2013

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