A couple friends are looking to put together a new on-line service and are in need of a skilled engineer to get their first working prototype built. If things go well, you'd have the chance to be a founder in their new venture.

Specifically, they've requested:

  • PHP and MySQL experience.
  • Drupal experience as a "very nice to have" skill.
  • Some AJAX know-how, if possible.
  • Experience building consumer-facing websites with a community/social angle.

I'm 90% sure they'd like someone in the San Francisco Bay Area but will consider remote folks too if it's a good match.

If you're interested, please e-mail me or leave a comment and I'll forward your information along to them.

Posted by jzawodn at December 13, 2005 05:56 AM

Reader Comments
# Robert Oschler said:

Durpal? :)

on December 13, 2005 10:04 AM
# Scott said:

Why are they doing a prototype in Drupal? I can only imagine how much fun it would be to shoehorn AJAX stuff into that fine framework.

Tell them to use Rails.

on December 13, 2005 10:05 AM
# Neil said:


Drupal and Rails are not interchangeable. Rails has nothing like Drupal's user, node, taxonomy, and other systems. Many projects don't need these, they should start with Rails or a similar framework. But if the systems Drupal provides match what you need, then use Drupal.

on December 13, 2005 11:20 AM
# John Handelaar said:

They're welcome to talk to me.

I'm nowhere *near* San Francisco (Cork, Ireland - hi, pleased to meet you) but I do more or less keep hours somewhere around PST :)

I made http://abctales.com for one client, http://mbr.org for another and have two published modules and about a half-dozen client-specific ones to my name.

My specific "thing" with Drupal is large-user-base sites, and porting data in from legacy sources.

I'd be interested to hear what they're up to.

on December 13, 2005 11:43 AM
# Boris Mann said:

Drupal 4.7 uses AJAX extensively...and it's a framework, you can output whatever you like, and sprinkle AJAX magic all around.

on December 13, 2005 12:06 PM
# jim winstead said:

"switch web frameworks" is the "switch linux distributions" advice of the new half-decade.

on December 13, 2005 02:34 PM
# Craig Hughes said:

I've always been curious as to what the generally accepted definition of "founder" means. It often seems to be very broadly defined, and I've seen people claim the title for themselves when they joined months after what I'd consider to be "foundation" of a new enterprise...

on December 13, 2005 02:37 PM
# tim macdonald said:


If you're capable at Drupal / MySQL, then please send your details to me too!

I just tried to create my very first Drupal site. I got it installed with no problems BUT I swear, I could not for the life of me understand how Drupal nodes work, how I could add XHTML template pages etc. It sounded like a beautiful system but I found it extremely user-unfriendly as a CMS. Maybe it's just me.

I also searched and searched and searched but I just couldn't find any good instructional how-to-create-a-Drupal-website sites out there. Surely some exist. Anyone want to help me out with a few URL suggestions? (timmacdonald A T gmail dot com is where you can find me)

on December 13, 2005 03:37 PM
# Steven Peck said:

Hi Tim,

We're working on it. In the mean time, this thread(http://drupal.org/node/31896), this how to (http://support.bryght.com/adminguide/how-to/dynamic-web20-brochure-site-in-an-hour), this article (http://drupalart.org/configuration-walkthrough) and I can't find the link to the other one, but they should get you started. Trying to get the time to move some of this into the handbook.


on December 13, 2005 03:51 PM
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on December 15, 2005 10:11 AM
# Travis Christopher said:

I'm no module developer, but if you are looking for visual designer/ user experience agent with extensive drupal experience, who lives in S.F. let me know.


on December 16, 2005 09:35 AM
# Travis Christopher said:

I'm no module developer, but if you are looking for visual designer/ user experience agent with extensive drupal experience, let me know. Oh yeah i also live in the bay area.


on December 16, 2005 09:36 AM
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