JOB RoR Developer - Sydney Timezone


I’m looking for a RoR developer for 2 projects. It’ll be about 2 weeks work. I can do these projects, I just have a lot of things on the go at the moment and require help - The situation is; want it done now, how much to do it? Also if it means 2 people; one working on each project, this’ll work as well.


  • Enquiry distribution site = lots of content sites have enquiry forms (all related industry/product), need the information gathered from these sites into a single site. Then we can email it to someone or use the information directly. Features: record information, search information, forward information, xml feed information to external resources. AJAX interface. Fairly straight forward.
  • A directory site = using existing database of information generate a directory site like a online catalogue. The database of information needs directory specific information added on to it. This site will need to be SEO’d with http://www.domain.tld/category/product.html URLs (which I haven’t figured out how to do with Rails yet - so you’ll need to be able to do this as cleanly as possible - using LiteSpeed) also variational meta tags depending on product. This will be a Frontend/Backend system. It really needs to be like a static site generated dynamically. AJAX backend requirement - or at least the ability for me to come in after and add all the AJAX parts.
    This project is a bit more involved then the above one; this one is the main focus.
    Also part of it will be setting up/using (I can set it up…)
  • trac
  • svn
  • this is really open - there needs to be something to support each project (or all projects) I haven’t settled on a way to organise this yet and I’m open to suggestions.

Who I am.
I am an infrastructure IT Guy who can code (background in Java, recently picked up PHP not liking it… Been using RoR for a few weeks, love its way of working - switched from Java purely from a resource usage view - I have VPS accounts). Building infrastructure is where its at for me.

I’ve been building Joomla sites heavily SEO’d (whitehat) - with this I’ve built the infrastructure these sites all run on, I’ve implemented my own global DNS (have lots of domains, need maximum flexibility - love building infrastructure…).

I’m a business partner in the company ZN Dynamic (we don’t have a website yet - purely because everything we are about right now doesn’t include external clients yet). I’m the IT/Solution Deliver in this Web Development partnership. Zane handles business related activities and the content side.

What I’m looking for.
Someone who can take the ideas above, add some of their own, say “that won’t work, we can do this”. Ideally you’d be in Sydney and can come out to Artarmon. This isn’t a requirement. If you are in the +8 to +12 GMT timezone that would work; again this isn’t hard coded - it’s a workability thing. I can certainly work with people who are up for the job anywhere and am open to working with people who want to produce results.

I need you to be in the Convention over Configuration model that Ruby is. The admin interfaces will be AJAX - I don’t want any screen redraws in them - I’ve coded a PHP Lead management system that is purely AJAX, it can be done. I used Prototype, if you think JQuery will be a better fit - that works for me. I’ll learn whatever needs to be learned to get the job done. Some tools work better on different jobs.

You wont need to handle look and feel. I’ll be assisting as well, where I’m needed (time and all that).
When your done, I’ll be able to pick it up and go with it.

In terms of dollars? 2 weeks is more the requirement here; If it means AU$100/hr and you can have it all done in 40hours that’s a possibility.

Be in touch :smiley:

Nicholas Orr