10 little known ways to find a ruby on rails team for your next project

Everytime we talk to our clients, we find that they are not aware of lot of options through which they can find a good rails developer. Usually clients go to odesk and other freelance websites to find rails developers. Following are  10 more ways to find  rails company/developer for your next dream project :

  1. Post your requirements on twitter with hashtag #ruby #ror #rails
  2. Go to Railsdevelopment.com - its a directory of rails companies. You can search for specific services with your budget ranges.
  3. Working with Rails – Again a directory of rails developers and companies. You can browse through specific industry categories.
  4. Local Ruby Meetups – The most passionate guys are always there in local meetups. For eg: we have delhi ruby meetups and you can find all local meetups in australia here
  5. RubyJobs – Post a job on rubyjobs or rubyinside job board. There are some country specific ruby job boards.
  6. RubyonRails wiki – There is a wiki of ruby on rails companies.
  7. Open Source Contributions – Sites like http://agilewebdevelopment.com/ gives you a directory of rails plugins. Open Source contributions such as releasing a Rails plugin, or fixing bugs on projects , or Rails itself, demonstrates exposure to other Rails code bases and quality of a developer. Search for developer name in github.
  8. Conferences – Conferences are good way to find quality rails developer or team.
  9. Facebook – Few people post jobs on facebook.

Few tips :

  • Don’t hire someone that doesn’t know Rails at all. Yes, we have seen some people doing it.
  • Ask for references of previous clients if possible in your country.
  • Look for someone who values the money you are paying them and will make your investment in them provide a valuable return.
  • A personal Rails blog is a good indicator of  developer’s interests , experience and resume.
 

Need Rails Developers ? 9 reasons to Hire from India

Source : Stuckincustoms.com

Dr. Nic recently posted an article on advantages of hiring a rails developer from Australia. We are one of the biggest fans of Dr. Nic especially for his contributions to open source world and rails community.  I just wanted to post my ideas on advantages of hiring  rails developer from India.

1. Most Indian software companies require at least a 4 years bachelor’s (and often post-graduate) degree in Computer science or related subjects.

2. There are 113 companies - Working with rails -> country -> India and 590  registered developers  in rails on Railsranking as of today.

3. We have a strong local community and we regularly have Ruby meetups and Ruby fun days. You can find some Ruby event happening in India every month.

4. We are fluent in English and  can work comfortably with people from different countries and cultures. British, American, European or Chinese .  And its not just Software where we can collaborate with people and produce  world class work,  Ask Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire.

5. We provide Ruby on Rails training services in or around South Asia – rubyonrails.org training page India

6. Most of the  rails developers are very passionate about the community. We have people who have contributed to  core rails, plugins and documentation. I still have to meet a rails developer  in India who doesn’t have a blog with some useful  hacks .

7. There is always an economic advantage of working with developers in India. Therefore, we had $22 billion of business in IT services in 04-05.

8. Compared to Australia, we are not good in sports as majority of youth in our cities are working towards becoming   software developer making India the second largest population of code junkies with more than 650,000 geeks.

9. Not all of us are as good looking as Australians. But we  work very hard to make sure our code looks good and app works great at end of the day.

Here is a great post on Think Vitamin of working with web developers in India – why, how and what ?

 
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