I have been setting up a business plan to start a new programming project that one of my colleages has come up with. We have been doing the research and it is a fairly unique idea, and we think it could have great potential.
My problem is that I do not have the time to develop it myself and rather than take out a loan to buy the equipment, pay the programmer and get it moving we have been exploring other possibilities.
Well, at this point we need a programmer, someone that is versed in many web languages and development that could lead us in the right direction whether Ruby on Rails or PHP, etc... however we have had a hard time finding someone capable of the task.
What I want to know is what is the best way to find someone like that, We have tried interns at the local colleges, posting it on craigslist and have been looking into guru and some of the other sites...
What are some other ways and if any of you have been successful in finding programmers. Please let me know all that you can.
Its not clear - but sounds like you are saying you dont have the time, skills or enough capital to do the project. In that case its not a feasible project.
If you are looking for an intern to reduce dev costs - be careful, it can be much more productive to get an experiened pro for 20days @1K per day than a years intern for 20K who will spend most there there time here on WebmasterWorld asking for help :) . You will need to look real hard to find an intern with min 2-3 years web dev and business skills who is not already taken.
If you are paying market rates just advertise the contract on monster or LinkedIn or put out an itt to a few dev companies or why not post on the comercial exchange here, you will get serious offers if you have a serious project to do.