Forum OpenACS Q&A: Jobs? Vacancies? Too much work?

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Posted by Simon at TCB on
My apologies in advance for this somewhat off-topic question.

But...

After spending a few fascinating years using the ACS/OpenACS (and failing to make millions in the process ;o) I now find myself in the unenviable position of Windows contracting.

I hate it.....

God, how I hate it......

Desparate to get back to something I have some fundamental belief in, I peruse for OpenACS based roles.... to no avail.

So, if anyone out there needs a workaholic developer/manager/tester.. whatever, to work with OpenACS or related stuff in any capacity, and under any arrangement you care to mention (I'm based in Bath, England but a practised tele-worker), and would like to get someone good at a knock down price...

Please get in touch.

I've got experience (8 yrs), track record, references, the whole nine-yards and you can happily have my CV to confirm that.

But what I don't have is a job worth doing.

Oh, and I'm great with documentation too :o)

So... if you're out there, please rescue me.

Thanks (and sorry again if this is off topic)

Simon

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Posted by Mark Aufflick on
I sympathise Simon :) I want freelance 4 years ago, and the only rule about what work I would take was that Microsoft technologies had to be less than 20% of the role. I have done enough Windows NT installs for more than one lifetime...

Unfortunately that rule has sent me broke :( Things seem to be picking up, and I think I might be able to break even without taking a full time contract in either Solaris or Windows admin (Solaris would be ok i guess, but sysadmin work is hardly satisfying once you have been a coder).

We should get going on the Bazzar concept for openacs.org.

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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
FWIW, the Bootstrapping an Infrastructure concepts and strategies seem to be the proven way to apply programming and engineering skills to "system administration" problems.

There are even some people and projects same tackling those issues for MS Windows installations, although fewer (and with greater difficulty) than for Unix-like systems. Which, you could even view as an opportunity, as in the Windows world, you are even less likely to encounter competent competition than with Unix! ;)

(And personally, I really, really wish there were more people doing that sort of thing... on any OS platform. Using and maintaining computers today still has far, far too much friction.)

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Posted by Bruno Mattarollo on
Simon, I sent you an email to the address of your user here @ openacs.org but just in case, since I haven't got a response from you, could you contact me, there might be a possibility of work but I would first need your CV.

Cheers

/B

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Posted by Luigi Martini on
> Oh, and I'm great with documentation too :o)

Sure, Simon was quite kind and patient in introducing and explaining to me (by email) even the most trivial (for you all) subjects, in the past: plain English and simple words.
Still I'm thankful to him for such a help.