I hope, some day I can do a sane article about LxiDD but for now, let’s be content with the fact that this is my latest work. I started LxiDD this January (2013) and we ‘released’ our first version in February.
By March, we got our first three customers and we sorta became ramen profitable by April. We’re hard at work to have a gradual curve to our revenue trajectory and we’re very confident that by end of this year, 2013, LxiDD will be a profitable company.
We have a very small and nimble team, working for the good of our ever growing network of designers and developers.
LxiDD is a curated network of the best indie designers, developers, and creatives on the web, with exclusive access to top shelf clients looking for the best talent.
We’re looking for good web developers with 2+ years of professional web development experience. Developers willing to experiment, not afraid to make mistakes and learn from it. Developers who have in-depth experience with one or more of the following programming languages – Python, Ruby, Clojure, Scala, etc.
Of course, we are looking for developers who do not need to be ‘managed’ or hand-hold on what needs to be done, not afraid to voice their concerns with the team, willing to give advice when needed and listen to suggestions for the right cause.
Tech startups just got a much-needed boost in processing power, with the new JOBS legislation passed in congress. The Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) initiative currently being legislated into the US economy passed by a landslide and will vastly alter the startup entrepreneurial and investment landscape.
This new legislation, passed with a vote of 380-41, will remove some of the ridiculous red tape that startups are currently forced to endure when seeking funding. It will also allow young and small companies to go public sooner and allow for crowd-sourced funding, enabling startups to gets funds from small internet-based investors. Track the entirety of the JOBS legislation.
Under the JOBS act companies looking for funding will no longer need to do so under cloak and dagger, nor contrary to advice from their lawyer. Funding-seeking companies will now be able to post information about their crowd and other funding efforts on their websites and social profiles.
Opponents to the new law object on grounds that opening up very public opportunities for investment in startups will open the public up to increased risk in consumer investment and increased vulnerability to fraud via unmanaged crowd-sourced funding.
Investment fraud and scams may pop up on both sides of the fence though. Small-scale internet investors could be ripped off by investing in risky, possibly fraudulent investments, while at the same time funding-seeking businesses may be taken advantage of fraudulent funding opportunities — especially now that their lawyers will have backed off on legal advice, now that public funding is no longer a legal matter.
My daughter pulled me out of bed to a lazy Sunday morning and we found one of her small fish dead. Well, she’s been frantically waving her ‘magic’ wand to bring it back to life. She even telephoned the ‘fish doctor’ asking for help. At last, we agreed to let go of the fish and is being currently coffined in a freezer.
That was the part of the sad family story. I’m not in a good mood today.
On the part of the Online World, I was browsing through Hackerstreet, I stumbled upon few Job Postings (Designers, RubyonRails) and I’m rather amused by the plight of the hiring and recruiting realm of Internet Companies. So, here is my personal opinion about the state of the Companies trying to hire ‘ninjas’, ‘gurus’, ‘hackers’, ‘kick-ass’ designers, developers and janitors.
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For more than two decades, the company’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime.
A resume or curriculum vitae is a document containing a summary or listing of relevant job experience and education, usually for the purpose of securing a new job. Often the resume is the first item a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker, and therefore a large amount of importance is often ascribed to it.
It has become a customary thrill on my part to go through resume to select good (if not the best) developers and designers alike. Something I realized it that it is not just the technical expertize that suffice to do a job; it is also about attitude, personal zeal and eagerness to do something. I have selected many developers based on their yearning to do something and not really on their technical skillset, people who are well informed and have that gut feeling of performing. They are extremely easy to train in the right direction too. Another important lesson I learnt is never to stop hiring and not to hire all at one go, sometimes someone just comes in whom you would just want to hire.
A Mumbai based company, working autonomously for a Kansas city HealthCare solution Provider, is looking out for a Good Designer for the expansion of their team. The prospective candidate should be highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or above, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.0 or above and Macromedia Flash 5.0 or above. Knowledge of Server Side script/database would be an added advantage.
Their development work is 100% software export to the United States. Send in your resume and portfolio as a comment link to this blog or as an e-mail to me. Remember that your minimum years of experience should be 2 years and residing (or should be able to shift at his/her own cost) to Mumbai (INDIA).