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, 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.What kind of software?
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.What technologies do you do?
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.What do you train people on?
I am currently available part-time for the rest of May. After that, I will be available very part time (a few hours a week), as I will be taking a full-time contract, with a commute. That is expected to last through November, so feel free to ping me then about upcoming availability.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 (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. (Well, maybe for Apple or Google or something of that caliber....)What do you charge?
I prefer to work on an hourly basis, and currently ask $95 per hour on W2 or $110 per hour on 1099. (Yes, there's some wiggle room... in both directions, based mainly on length and how interesting, fun, and useful I think it will be, or not.) I'm also willing to 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.Are there any companies I shouldn't try to recruit you for?
Please don't bother trying to recruit me for:
- Analog Analytics
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Dr. First
(It's not necessarily anything against them; some I'm already pursuing, some I can't work for due to conflict of interest, etc.)Is there anything else I should know?
Of course, you probably have a lot more questions! Just ask!