Don't you need an employee?

(image stolen from that guy, he's also looking for a job)

I’m currently looking for a job.

What job I’m looking for? I have no idea. I did some things in my life, but that doesn’t mean I want to do them again. Most people think: “well, you’re a python hacker, so here is a python job for you!”. That’s just wrong. I want new challenges, I want to learn.

There are probably a lot of things that I could do and have fun. Obviously I don’t know things I haven’t worked on, so I have no idea they are fun or not. Here are the things I know I’d like to do:
  • I’d love to create a new asynchronous library. Libevent, which is industrial standard now, sucks in my opinion. It would be great to develop something new, which would be better than both libevent and nsock but take the advantages from both. Main features:
  • I'd like to finish my libevent based asynchronous server for Django. Fortunately Chris Stawarz thought about this idea and created specifications.
  • It would be great to finish my COMET framework for Google App Engine.
  • Here are some of my ideas, I enjoy them.
  • I always wanted to learn Erlang. I’d love to learn basic programming in MXML/Flash/Flex (but not too much and I'm not a graphics designer)

My profile at LinkedIn is a bit outdated, but on demand I can send my up-to-date CV. You can contact me using LinkedIn or write me using Google Talk widget (the white thing in the right panel of the blog).


Ideas are free

Ideas are free, so here’s the list of mine (previous ideas here).

I still think that the next big thing is an open social network, so that anyone can write an extension to it. Something like Facebook api, but hosted on a provider side. That’s why I believe in GAE. Open and easily extendable social network is the web3.0 for me.

The new idea is to create a Reddit tracker. When you submit something to reddit/dig you’re probably interested who up/downvoted, when it was seen on the front page. I believe that more detailed statistics can show very interesting results. For example maybe tutorials are on the front page for few hours, and than downvoted rapidly. I think that more community news (like Django stuff) is being upvoted smoother. Aren’t you interested what keywords are more popular? Of course except for erlang or lisp keywords. Or maybe your next top 10 whatever news just have to be popular because of the unique title?

Just another idea is to sell/give away hardware, that will measure current meteo conditions. I’d like to have current temperature and wind screen on my computer. The point is of course to collect the meteo data in a central point and create weather forecasts based on this data. Currently forecasts are based on low number of high quality stations. The idea is to create forecasts based on high number of low quality data. I see the computing challenge in collecting the huge amount of data.

Yet another idea, is to create web testing framework on the web. Maybe just create something like Sahi in your browser. That’ll make easier to create tests for your webapp.