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Dave Aronson
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The Codosaurus
(by Fanie GrĂ©goire)

Codosaurus, LLC

Custom Software Development and More

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Welcome to Codosaur.us, home of Codosaurus, LLC!  You've probably got a lot of questions, so let's dive right in.  Here are the most common FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

What services do you offer?

Mainly I do custom software development.  I'll also help out fellow geeks as a subcontractor, programming pair, etc.  If there's anything else likely you want, just ask me.

What kind of software do you write?

Mainly web applications, especially the back end, but I can do other things too.  I've done lots of other server and command-line apps, some front-end web work, a bit of desktop GUI work, and have started dabbling in mobile.

Are you available now?

Sorry, no; I am booked full-time until about sometime from May to August 2015. 

What do you charge?

My rate depends on many factors.  My standard rate is $125/hour, for remote work, for a direct client.  Commuting and other such hassles raise the rate, but I'll lower it for staffing agencies (more so if they bring me the project), W2 status, and other factors.  On top of all that, there's usually some wiggle room.

I'm also willing to work for a daily or weekly rate.  I'll even work on a fixed-price project basis, if the work is very well understood, but it generally means a much higher estimated net rate, and far less flexibility for both of us.

What are you looking for?

Mainly, Ruby on Rails contracts I can do from home.  However, I'll also consider other technologies, temporary employment, a reasonable commute (Northern Virginia, within about fifteen miles from Fairfax City), or even a short gig (up to about a month) away from home on per-diem.  I am not open to longer contracts on the road, "permanent" employment, or relocation.

What kinds of clients do you serve?

Companies of any size, mainly ones that either use software in the delivery of their products or services, or provide software development services themselves (use me as a subcontractor).   You can find some examples, and further explanation, on the clients page.

How about working for equity?

Not purely for equity.  If that's what you want, go convince a venture capitalist, not me, that you'll be the next Facetergram, and they'll give you enough money to pay me what I'm worth.  But, if I believe in your idea and your ability to bring it to fruition, I'll meet you in the middle, and take half the pay in money and half in shares.

Is there anything else I should know?

Of course, you probably have a lot more questions!  Just ask!