Monday, June 1

Will work for free: looking for unique, interesting, possibly charitable projects

So I find myself with a lot of free time all of the sudden, and I want to make the most of it.

For years now, an overwhelming majority of my work has revolved around corporate CRUD apps and service tiers. Sure, that stuff can be cool, and sometimes even fun, but it's not a wild party. It's been a while since I've dipped my toe into something entirely different, much less something incredibly interesting and rewarding!

I have approximately 2-3 months worth of funds. So, while I will of course be project-hunting and job-hunting in that time, that means that for 2 or 3 months, starting now, June 1st, I can work at reduced rates, or, for the right project, for free. (I'll be honest: the only projects I would do for free would be stuff for charity, or something that really blows my top and leaves me stunned in wonder, questioning how I possible could have lived without such awesomeness for nearly 30 years to date. Everybody else just gets the discount.)

So if you're a charitable organization, or you do fascinating work, and you could use a break on software development, get in touch! I'm looking for new experiences -- this could be the opportunity of a lifetime for both of us!

(If you happen to be new here, I'm a strong .NET guy, but LAMP-friendly, with rich history of service and API development and open API consumption, plus recent SharePoint/MOSS 2007 experience. If it's out on the web and has an API, I can integrate you with it. If it's on Windows, I can make it work. If it's on Linux, I can still make it work, but I'm going to have a lot more fun getting there :)