12th July, 2007

In Search of Technologists

Filed under: database,General,python — admin @ 5:52 pm

In my new executive position I’m responsible for maintaining adequate staffing levels in the technology department of my company. We are pretty much staffed up at the moment but there are some potential projects on the horizon that will tax the capacity of my team. In a novel fit of forward planning I’m trying to find a consulting partner who will be able to help us in these times of high workload. It is proving quite tricky.

So, dear lazyweb, do you know of any reputable consulting companies who will fit our bill. They must be;

  1. On the ground in Australia. A Sydney office is a bonus.
  2. Have competencies in one or more of; Python, PostgreSQL and scaling internet applications
  3. Have a track record and reputable references. I will be checking.
  4. Not cost the earth. Although I’m very aware of how much consultants cost, having been one myself for most of the last fifteen years.

Any and all suggestions are welcomed in the comments or to my email address. As long as they fit our criteria. Outsourcing and offshore development are not an option at this time so please don’t suggest these.

4th July, 2007

Protecting Your Civil Liberties

Filed under: General — admin @ 8:42 am

Its the end of the financial year and an email popped into my in box today reminding me to renew my membership of Electronic Frontiers Australia. Which means that in turn I am reminding anyone reading this blog in Australia that you can do your bit for on line civil liberties by joining up as well.

EFA is an advocacy group focussed on protecting your rights to do and say what you like with your computers, telephones and other electronic communication devices. It is small and underfunded and any contribution you can make will help. If you want to know more, take a look at the web site and in particular the objects and purpose in the association’s rules.

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