I’ve got an idea and maybe you can help.
Yes, summer is almost here, so it must be time to post a summer project. I need your help in finding three or four extraordinary people who want to be involved in an important and engaging project over the summer.
Last summer, a team I put together built changethis.com. It was designed as a proof of concept, something that could change the way ideas spread online. It worked in a big way, with millions of downloads and passalongs.
This time, I’ve got a neat idea for a new business that (hopefully) will turn a profit as it changes the way hundreds of thousands of people influence the very shape of the web. The concept is pretty robust and we’re going to launch it… fast.
WHO WE SEEK:
Previous work experience isn’t important. What matters is domain knowledge and passion. We’re looking for people with some combination of the following skills:
User interface design
Online graphic design
RSS, CSS and structured HTML
Wide knowledge of what’s interesting and new online
You don't have to be all of these things. Slightly unbalanced but remarkable is far better, in fact.
It’s the kind of person who has strong opinions about RSS readers, or who can talk intelligently about different search algorithms and feels strongly about the difference between Wordpress and Typepad. This is someone who is personally offended when tables are used incorrectly in HTML.
Perhaps you can set up a wiki in three minutes, have posted corrections to the wikipedia just because you can, and use Linux to prove a point. Of course, you’ve got a blog, and maybe even a podcast.
We’re going to outsource the heavy duty coding, so insightful conceptual thinking is the thing I need the most.
No, I can't tell you what we're doing before we start. That's part of the excitement, though, isn't it?