[Baypiggies] [JOB] Startup Programmer

Andy Toulouse andrew at atoulou.se
Fri Aug 14 18:02:08 CEST 2009


Sounds like it has potential to be interesting, but how will it be  
better than http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Live_Stream_Box 
  ?

--Andy

On Aug 11, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Clay wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm writing this email because I need a programmer who wants to  
> partner with me in developing an idea that I believe will change the  
> face of web based chat. Using the python language and community,  
> from what I understand, is the best angle to take in pursuing this  
> goal.
>
> The setting: I'm a 23 year old top 20 university Econ/Engineering  
> Mgmt double major working business dev for a software company in  
> Cupertino. I have an amazing idea. An idea that, if executed  
> properly, I believe can not fail. The basic concept is a method to  
> facilitate group real-time web-based discussion, which will in some  
> respects replace comment sections, forums, and other pseudo-live  
> discussion mediums. I won't say any more than that publicly.
>
> The plan: I have a rain check on a teleconference with a hedge fund  
> manager who is a family friend and wants to try his hand at high  
> tech, high risk VC. If I bring him a proper prototype, he will fund.  
> So I need help with the prototype, and I'll take selling it from  
> there. After first round funding, you would take over all  
> engineering aspects. I am offering substantial equity in the future- 
> business for whoever takes the job. If this was Apple, I'm looking  
> for a Woz. You would stay on board for however long you want.  
> Hopefully that would be until we are a) bought or b) you are rich  
> and want to travel the world.
>
> The need: an exceptionally talented programmer who is willing to be  
> passionate and dedicated to making a great idea a reality. Skills  
> necessary would be Python (duh), Ajax, SQL, HTML and CSS. Other  
> stuff would be necessary I'm sure, but these are the cores.  
> Experience or knowledge of web based chat is probably required also.  
> Recent college grads are great, because I want someone who is  
> optimistic and energetic like myself who believes the sky is the  
> limit.
>
> If you are interested, or know of someone else who might be, shoot  
> me an email. NDAs and such can be dealt with when the time comes. I  
> think anyone who speaks with me in person will see that this is  
> something that could be huge, and you will get a sense of my  
> charisma and ability to communicate and sell. Beyond that, however,  
> I will let the concept speak for itself.
>
> I apologize to anyone who thinks I have spammed your inbox. I  
> wouldn't have considered taking this step unless I felt compelled to  
> based on the strength of the idea.
>
> I hope to hear from some of you soon.
>
> -Clay
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