How do I find the Woz to my (ahem) Jobs?
May 31, 2011 9:07 AM Subscribe
I would like to find a developer with whom to build simple, fun web apps. The catch is that while I am prepared to invest some cash, I would prefer to find someone who will work in an entrepreneurial way and end up with some ownership of what is created. Where do I find a potential collaborator?
posted by skylar to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My first idea is for an app that sits on top of Twitter. My research suggests that there are no similar apps of their type. It's a really simple concept and doesn't need to be implemented in a particularly baroque or detailed fashion.
I am based in the UK, though I am happy to work with people anywhere in the world as long as their skills are appropriate. I have employed developers offshore before, usually through eLance. I don't mind putting money into it but I would prefer for both parties to be working towards creating something worthwhile (for fun or profit) rather than just seeing it as a one-off job that gets finished and forgotten.
This is why I'm not sure whether StackOverflow (mentioned in another Metafilter thread I found when searching) would be the appropriate place. If anyone can advise on whether that's a good place to look I'd be grateful.
Of course I'm prepared to put in my share of the non-coding labour, plus I have a massive online network/opt-in mailing list and access to media/press that could be a useful starting point for spreading the word about any finished product. But where to find a collaborator?