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Independent consulting website (2, Insightful)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#6189972)

Just sounds like an independent consulting website.
Its quite clever, actually. The companies get an edge by letting the consultants go into a bidding war.
The consultants get an edge by not having to go out and try to sell themselves to find jobs (you jsut have a list to bid on).

But it comes down to this:
If you are already a consultant (as I am), this is against the non-compete I signed, so I can't do it.
How many people bid on a job, but don't get it done (imagine how many high school kids are trying to make an extra buck).
And, I'm sure it won't work out very well, because most coders are not good estimaters, nor contract bidders (which is why you have project management to do that for you).

Just my thoughts. What are yours?

It's helping me now... thanks for the link (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 10 years ago | (#6194056)

Now, I haven't signed up to code anything for them, but reading what some people want is giving me ideas about programming assignments for student programing projects for the college classes I teach.

Muhahha

Then again, I wonder what that site would think if a rich student (nearly a contradiction in terms, but not impossible, I've seen some) wished to have someone code their homework.

Re:It's helping me now... thanks for the link (1)

(H)elix1 (231155) | more than 10 years ago | (#6200685)


Then again, I wonder what that site would think if a rich student (nearly a contradiction in terms, but not impossible, I've seen some) wished to have someone code their homework.

(innocent sounding voice)
There might just be a market out there for folks working on Masters. Odds are work is paying for the program, and most would rather have someone âcoachâ(TM) them rather than hunker down and learn some of the basics.

The real trick is to come up with a handful of unique ways to do the same assignment, and then get the cli^H^H^H student to understand the design concepts.

Wait - you don't teach at PSU, do you?
(only kidding...)

Re:It's helping me now... thanks for the link (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 10 years ago | (#6201473)

Are you one of my students stalking me online?

Re:It's helping me now... thanks for the link (1)

(H)elix1 (231155) | more than 10 years ago | (#6209378)

Nah... Just followed your URL and made some guesses based on your comments. Who stalks with a real account?
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