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Mainly I do custom software development, and occasionally some training. I'll also help out fellow geeks as a subcontractor, programming pair, etc. If there's anything else likely you want, just ask me.
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.
I was trying to avoid making the non-geeks' eyes glaze over, but if you really want the mind-numbing details, see the Technologies section.
Not at the moment, at least not for significant hours per week. I estimate I will be available again around October 2014. If you'd like to hire me for a few hours per week, or get on my list to be contacted when I'm available full-time again, contact me.
Mainly, Ruby on Rails contracts I can do from home. However, I'll also consider other technologies, temporary employment, a reasonable commute (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.
Since I'm booked solid right now, my current asking rate is rather high, at $105 per hour on W2 or $125/hr on 1099. When I'm available full-time, those will come down a little. (I say "asking" because there's some wiggle room... but it's in both directions.) 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.
- Don't bother contacting me about Verisign (unless you're with Celerity or the work doesn't start until March 2015), Gannett, Bloomberg, Comcast, or OnLife Health. It's not necessarily anything against them, but there are contractual obligations, prior submissions, etc.
- To see what sort of terms I prefer to work on, see my Contract Terms page.
- If you want the gory details of languages, frameworks, systems, etc., see the Technologies page.
Of course, you probably have a lot more questions! Just ask!