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Aug 28, 2019 21:59:45

Offering My Services

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 229 words | 292🔥 | 294💌

Craig Petterson

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I want to offer my services, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I'm an experienced Rails developer with over 5 years of creating, managing and maintaining applications for several clients, from a needlework ecommerce site to accounting sofware and a DVLA vehicle querying service.

I recently enjoyed teaching some Rails development and would like to continue along that vein, which is why I'm interested in offering my services at all. After a few lessons with me, my "student" ended up getting over 90% on their Rails module at University. I didn't do their work, but I helped and advised. It was a great learning opportunity for myself too.

I'm interested in auditing existing Rails applications and offering general suggestions and improvements from a legibility, performance and maintainability perspective.

I'm also interested in teaching, but not in a curriculum sense. I'm interested in pairing with people who want to make their own applications in Rails, but aren't quite sure where to get started. I don't want to be doing the heavy lifting, but I want to guide and help people solves their own problems. I've found teaching how to solve a problem is much better than teaching in an incremental manner.

Does this sound interesting to anyone? Do you know anyone this might sound interesting to? Get in touch!

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    @craigpetterson interesting! I just picking up Rails right now. Sometimes I get stuck and just want to ask someone instead of trudging through google. I wonder if some sort of a productized advisory service might work - perhaps a pre-determined number of questions, or man-hours for a fixed fee, for asking advice about bugs, or anything about Rails. Might be like paid mentoring, but not too open in terms of time. A bit like https://clarity.fm/ but just Rails.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Aug 29, 2019 20:32:32
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      @jasonleow hey! Thanks, I'll make a note of this. I think it will actually be something I pursue!

      Fun fact: clarity.fm is built with Rails: https://builtwith.com/clarity.fm

      Give me a shout if you want some Rails help (free of course!), you can find my email on the website in my profile.

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Sep 01, 2019 21:25:34
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      @craigpetterson thanks for your offer. I might very soon take you up on it :) Are you on the Slack channel on 200wad?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 02, 2019 21:08:00
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      @jasonleow I just said hey ;)

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Sep 02, 2019 14:12:47
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      @craigpetterson hey Craig! I think I might have to really take up your offer of advice. Any chance you can help? Got a Rails question... :)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 10, 2019 20:57:17
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