I am a programmer currently modifying a message board (Invision Power Board) to customize it for use on a series of community websites that I plan to open later this year.
I have more programming tasks on this project than I can do myself and I thought I might try to find a freelancer to help me code and test these changes.
So, I am posting this small project to see if I can't find a good PHP programmer who can code efficiently and quickly. I have attached a short description of an initial task. The task is to implement
subscription email notifications in a different manner than the base IPB software does. It should be a small task taking no more than a day or two to complete.
I am looking to work with an individual programmer on this task that would be able to work on subsequent tasks on this project. I do not want to deal with a company, only the individual programmer working on this task.
The programmer must have good skills and be productive. Please convince me of this fact when you make your bid. I'm looking for a cheap rate but do not bid at a rate that you would not want to do subsequent tasks at in the future. This is really just a test task. Please include an estimate of the number of hours you expect this task to take you in your bid. You will be judged on how realistic that estimate is and whether you were able to complete the task in that time. You must be able to communicate clearly with me in English.
All work will be done on my server (you will have ftp access to the source files). You will need to keep a detailed journal of what you do on this task and the hours you actually spend on it as you go along. The journal should be updated on my server after every hour you work. You will thoroughly test your code on my server by constructing enough test scenarios and executing them to be able to prove that the software you implemented/changed works as required.
I am not looking for a junior programmer that just slaps together some code and "throws it over the fence". I want to find an experienced PHP programmer that takes pride in their work and does a high quality job as efficiently as possible.
The task will not start for two weeks and then we must agree on the schedule before I will accept your bid.