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Social Networking startup looking for freelance PHP, MySQL, & AJAX coder that's fast, reliable, and currently available to work on a unique project to architect a system where people can share "short stories" within the site's community and/or with a select group of "Friends" or contacts that they follow in the site's network.

Each "story" would be open to "reviews" and contributing to a set of statistics based on words that appear in the stories on the site. Ability to link user accounts with Facebook IDs through Facebook Connect or the Facebook API is key.

This would be a two-phase project ideally lasting no longer than 2 months. Phase One would net result in a $2000-$3000 payout depending on experience or arrangement made prior to work commencing. (The more fast and proficient the coder, the higher the rate of pay for the less time it takes to complete required tasks and milestones.)

This project can guarantee a degree of fun and prestige, despite the vagueness in description, the founders (coming from acclaimed Harry Potter fansites "MuggleNet and "The Leaky Cauldron") are assured that the idea in its entirety is presently unique. They're looking for someone to help get it off the ground and, ideally, an architect who would stay on an as-needed, contractual basis to keep it running as necessary.

Contact john@essentialhype.com with a resume, portfolio or examples of previous work and references. If lacking any of those, email what you've got and they'll make a decision based on that.
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Chris Schmidt, ([livejournal.com profile] crschmidt), pointed out today, (I'm pretty sure tongue-in-cheek), that I'm all about the ideas but always look to someone else to implement them. Guilty as charged. I always have my hands in so many pots, I never seem to make the time to learn the technologies to put my ideas to reality. I'm a technologist - I've never been a math person and no matter how much I try, I can't seem to manage to learn a programming language. I was a master of Apple BASIC back in the 80s and I seem to do OK with markup languages from HTML to RDF to XML but I can't seem to figure out Perl, PHP or Python - the scripts I really need to implement most of my ideas.

Today I did a little searching for a place I could take online courses. Ziff-Davis hit the nail on the head in the late 90s with ZDU, (Ziff-Davis University) but I couldn't seem to find anything similar. Anyone have any leads?

In the meantime, I will continue to dream my big dreams and perhaps I'll come across someone who wants to implement one of my ideas. While I'm not a programmer, I'm a pretty quick learner and already have a fairly strong grasp of what is and is not possible.

Because of the "missed opportunity" of sorts in my previous post, I will also start taking more time to writeup my ideas no matter how silly, ludicious, or downright stupid. I need them on paper and out of my brain - at least until it's possible to do a "Full Brain Backup".

That's an idea for another day.

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