Thanks for posting on jobs.code4lib.org. It looks good to me.
The jobs are indeed essentially the same except for the content that they’re looking at. I am looking for two people because I have a deadline for spending this money and thought things would be more likely to get done in time with two people working in parallel. I am already working with a programmer who’s been working on a couple categories of data. So I’m looking for some people to come in and fill in some of the gaps with some other types of data that we need manipulated.
My hope is that the two new programmers, along with the current one, will collaborate and communicate so that the end result is coherent and will be maintainable.
Also, since several people have asked, I want to clarify that these are intended to be remote positions (unless you want to visit Eugene).
On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 5:21 AM, Edward Summers <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Thanks for posting this. When I began work on jobs.code4lib.org<http://jobs.code4lib.org> I was hoping it would encourage people to post short term contracts. The thought being that it may be easier for some institutions to find money for projects than full-time staff, and it could encourage more open source collaboration between organizations, similar to what the Hydra Project are doing.
So, I added your post to jobs.code4lib.org<http://jobs.code4lib.org> . Ordinarily the person who publishes a job posting is the only one who can edit it. But if you would like to make any changes to it please let me know and I’ll make you the editor.
Incidentally I was curious about your decision to hire two programmers to do what appears to be a very similar task. Was your intent to have two implementations to compare to see which you liked better? Were the two developers supposed to work together or separately?