worked as a software and web developer for the last 20 years, and the
projects I’ve been involved in have ranged from simple desktop
applications to data driven desktop and web applications used by
thousands of users every day. Most of the applications that I’ve
worked on are still in use today, by companies, organizations and
individuals. Whenever I’ve worked in a team with other engineers,
I’ve always been one of the people that have worked the hardest,
and who were responsible for making sure that the applications
actually worked. That led me to help and collaborate with other
people, who had other responsibilities on the same project, so I got
to learn various technologies.
favorite language is C#, and I’ve worked with technologies and
frameworks such as PHP, Joomla, Ruby On Rails, jquery, json, etc. I
bootstrap), and relational and non-relational database systems like
Sqlite, MySQL, SQL Server.
I’ve been researching for freelancing platforms, I came across
and I immediately fell in love with it. Let me explain
why I ended up liking it so much:
the place where the best freelancers are –
TopTal receives thousands of applications every month, but only
about 3% of applicants get in. According to their website and
various blog posts on the web, TopTal has developed a tough
screening process to identify and accept the best engineers. Oh, and
did I mention that the engineers who are accepted at TopTal work for
clients such as Airbnb and ZenDesk?
blog posts –
This is how I learned about TopTal in the first place. They have
excellent posts on their Engineering Blog, written by freelance
software engineers who work at TopTal. I’ve learned a lot from
their blog, and I highly recommend that you try it for yourself.
term work –
The only reason I don’t like freelance platforms such as Elance is
that it’s hard to find long-term projects for a competitive salary
there. Most of the projects are low-paying short-term projects, and
you have to be on their site every day, so you can catch (on time)
and apply quickly for the occasional good project that is posted
there. That is boring, and very time consuming. TopTal promises to
provide opportunities for you, so you don’t have to waste an
entire day just searching for a good project.
I’ve just began the interview process at TopTal.com to
become a part of the weband software developer community),
and I really like to get in and become one of the freelancers who
work there. If you’re software engineer looking for work, I
recommend that you do the same.