[LRUG] Juniors

Ian Moss hello at ianmoss.com
Wed May 21 08:41:52 PDT 2014


I've just started reaching out to 2nd and 3rd year Computer Science /
Software Engineering students in Manchester to get involved with 196
destinations on a contributory / for experience basis. Pleasantly
surprised with getting 5 or so interested, given I've not had much
response from local experienced rubyists, who are happy with their day
rate, rather than taking a big risk on a startup. (Understood).

If any of your juniors are in the Manchester area and want to get
involved on a similar basis, then it'd be great to hear from them. A
real opportunity to help shape a new company :)

Front-end developers as well as server-side specialists are needed.
(Ideally with a love of travel, and a team orientated sociable outlook).

We're an early days startup, with a partnership with several big travel
companies in place. Pre-revenue & pre-investment, but lots of potential,
with the right help. 

Ian Moss
http://196destinations.com - capturing your travel dreams & helping you
get on the plane!
http://twitter.com/oceanician // http://startupdigest.com/manchester  //
http://www.linkedin.com/in/alteris // 

----- Original message -----
From: Thayer Prime <thayer at team-prime.com>
To: London Ruby Users Group <chat at lists.lrug.org>
Subject: [LRUG] Juniors
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 14:22:07 +0100


I often come across juniors in my work (few a month), and almost none
of my clients ever want junior ruby developers, I get like 1-2 junior
roles in a team once or twice a year, sadly. And even then they're
often "juniors" that must have 2 years exp and a PHD and and and ;-)

If any of you ever do want juniors (and I mean 0-1 years experience
types), drop me a line. If I have any at the time you're welcome to
them free of charge as I'd really like to help more juniors get into
our industry.

Seems strange that there's so much talk about skills shortages and yet
not many companies seem prepared to train their own. *shrug*


Thayer Prime
CEO & Founder
Team Prime Ltd

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