OSS coding Project - branched off from: Coding for a living
Mister.Ed at AgoraCart.com
Fri Dec 23 11:42:00 MST 2005
Michael Halcrow wrote:
> Anybody can create a SourceForge project. Not everybody can get his
> code in the Linux kernel. Employers who know something about OSS can
> generally discern the relative value of your contribution. When I was
> interviewing for my current job, the 30 lines of code that I got into
> MPlayer meant more than the thousands of lines of code that I wrote
> for my own pet OSS projects.
This sorta made a light go on fer me, so I'm branching off from this
For those looking for a project to get programming experience or a job
Our open source e-commerce project was started precisely the same
raeson: as a resume project to help get a job. But after the project
grew by a few thousand percent in useage during 2001 & 2002, I ended up
concentrating on it more than looking for a job.
So, if I might make the offer, anyone looking for such experience in
PERL (and eventually RoR as well), I'll be glad to get them involved in
our OSS shopping cart with over 500,000 users, and at a core level.
Typically most programmers looking to expand their experience and career
path, that are willing to work hard for the little time the put in, will
end up receiving a monthly stipend or even some sort of salary if they
desire a part-time position on the side (aka a real-live job ref, if
needed). I'd much rather give someone local the opportunity than folks
that approach us from California, Florida or the Northeastern states.
If yer willing to learn PERL, have minimal experience, or you just want
to help out, give me a holler.
Mister.Ed *at* AgoraCartDOTcom
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