Programming skills wanted

I am looking to outsource some self-contained programming tasks in areas that I don’t have expertise in. I am hoping that someone reading this blog might be able to help (or know someone that can) so I don’t have to go through outsourcing sites. These are the two skills sets I am currently looking for:

  1. Javascript/CSS/HTML – To write a single page web app. This will have a relatively simple UI displaying data read from XML. The app will need to work on a wide range of browsers and devices. Ideally you should also have some web design skills, but this isn’t essential.
  2. C++/Qt 4/OpenGL – To write a relatively simple 3D visualization model that runs on Windows and Mac. This will involve populating a 3D space with specified shapes and allowing simple movement around it.


  • I am expecting that I will need 2 different people, but it is possible there might be someone out there with experience in both.
  • These are small projects (probably less than 2 weeks for task 1 and less than 1 week for task 2). But they might lead on to more work in future.
  • Time scales are reasonably relaxed. Ideally I would like the work to be finished by the end of September.
  • You can be based anywhere in the world, but must be able to communicate in English (written and spoken).
  • Full copyright to the work will pass to my company on full payment.
  • Obviously cost is an issue. If I have 2 promising candidates, I am likely to pick the cheaper one.

If you are interested in doing either of these tasks please email me ( andy at ) before the end of Friday 26th August with subject “programming work” and a brief outline of:

  • Which of the 2 tasks you are interested in.
  • Your relevant experience. Ideally including details of related projects completed.
  • Your daily rate in Pounds Sterlings or US dollars.

I will send detailed specs to a shortlist of the best candidates. The work will be awarded on the basis of fixed price bids against the spec. Please don’t apply unless you have relevant experience – if I wanted a programmer without experience in these areas I could do it myself. ;0)

13 thoughts on “Programming skills wanted

  1. George

    I doubt if anything in 3D can be done in less than a week – if you want it to look good that is.

    1. Andy Brice Post author

      I am really only looking for a proof of concept that I can extend. Qt includes some 3D OpenGL examples that aren’t many lines of code.

    1. Andy Brice Post author

      Yes, but very simple – just taking the XML+image from an HTTP post and putting it into a MySQL database for access by the Javascript..

  2. Oleg

    Hello Andy,
    Actually I am C++ programmer with some experience in web development. I agree with George and must say you underestimate the complexity of 3D prototype. Probably you could find some ready 3DS model parser and many examples or even adopt ready engine but in any way it will take more than a week.
    BTW I may craft web page for you in exchange for your ISV consulting service and if you do not mind to install java or .NET on your server.
    If you are interested please contact me via Skype or email.

    1. Andy Brice Post author

      I was basing it on the number of lines of code in C++/Qt/OpenGL examples I have seen and that fact that my requirements are (I think) quite modest. But, yes, it may be an underestimate.

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