Entrepreneur looking for a Programmer for long-term partnership
Advanced Ruby on Rails, from development to deployment. Alternately, possibility of using CakePHP or other Agile framework.
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I am an experienced web designer, developer, and entrepreneur. I currently run a successful, small scale web site with 1,800 members. I seek to rewrite the site's web application in Ruby on Rails, improving its design, features, and stability. Then I will expand the site's membership and eventually turn it in to a revenue generator.
I'm interested in talking with an experienced, efficient Ruby on Rails developer. By taking on the development role in this project you will gain an equity stake in future earnings. Note: this is a start-up, so actual revenue is not expected for a while. However, the project has enormous potential for expansion and could become very substantial in site membership and revenue.
I was working with a Rails developer, but he has exited the project due to other commitments. A partial framework is already built in Rails 2.1.0.
I am web designer/developer, but I my web development skills are not sufficient to build this, and I would prefer to focus on design and promotion.
As web applications go, this one is not especially difficult, it's not reinventing the wheel, but it does call for a lot of the usual needs: user authentication, profiles, admin area, etc.
Note: I am open to using a different platform for the project, such as CakePHP, but I strongly prefer one that uses Agile methodology.
The "deadline" above is arbitrary, but I would like to get started reasonably soon.
I have a short outline and plan written I can send you.
When replying, please include your location, experience with Agile development as well as project examples (URLs).