HIRING AND WORKING WITH
A DEVELOPER
Eric Andrew Lewis
Sunday, June 30, 13
ERIC ANDREW LEWIS
Brooklyn, NY
Project Manager/Lead Developer at Fifty Fifty Development
@ericandrewlewis
Photo courtesy o...
ROCK & A HARD PLACE
Sunday, June 30, 13
Sunday, June 30, 13
WHY DOTHINGS GO
WRONG?
over budgetmissed deadlinesthe guy just disappearedugly site
things don’t work in IE 8 the site bro...
REFINE OUR CLIENT-
DEVELOPER WORKFLOW
Sunday, June 30, 13
CHOOSING A DEVELOPER
Sunday, June 30, 13
WHAT IS A DEVELOPER?
Sunday, June 30, 13
WHAT IS A DEVELOPER?
PHP HTML CSS sets up my web host JavascriptMySQL
Sunday, June 30, 13
HI! I MAKE
WEBSITES!
“WEB DESIGNER” IS
PROBLEMATIC
Sunday, June 30, 13
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER
Sunday, June 30, 13
AN EXPLOSION OF
SPECIALTIES
Sunday, June 30, 13
DESIGNER SPECIALTIES
DEVELOPER SPECIALTIES
illustrationuser interfaceWordPress theme design
user experience brand identity...
FINDINGTHE RIGHT KIND OF
DEVELOPER
Sunday, June 30, 13
WHERETO FIND A
DEVELOPER
WordCamp Personal Referrals Local WordPress Community
Sunday, June 30, 13
JOBS BOARDS / DIRECTORIES
jobs.wordpress.net directory.codepoet.com
jobs.smashingmagazine.com jobs.woothemes.com
wphired.c...
THE WORKYOU MAKE ISTHE
WORKYOU’LL BE HIRED FOR
Sunday, June 30, 13
INTERVIEW PROCESS
Sunday, June 30, 13
COMMUNICATION
IN PERSON
VIDEO CALL
OVERTHE PHONE
EMAIL
Sunday, June 30, 13
QUESTIONSTO ASK
Sunday, June 30, 13
Sunday, June 30, 13
ISTHIS A PROJECTYOU FEEL
COMFORTABLE WITH?
Sunday, June 30, 13
CANYOU SHOW ME WORK
YOU’VE DONETHAT
COMPARESTO MY PROJECT?
Sunday, June 30, 13
HOW IS COST HANDLED?
PER PROJECT OR HOURLY?
Sunday, June 30, 13
I NEEDTHIS DONE BY NEXT
FRIDAY...
Sunday, June 30, 13
CONTRACT
Sunday, June 30, 13
MY BOILERPLATE CONTRACT
GITHUB.COM/ERICANDREWLEWIS/WEB-DEVELOPMENT-CONTRACT/
Sunday, June 30, 13
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 30, 13
RIGHTS
Who “owns” what?
Sunday, June 30, 13
Sunday, June 30, 13
NON-COMPETE CLAUSE
Sunday, June 30, 13
CONTRIBUTINGTO OPEN
SOURCE SOFTWARE
Sunday, June 30, 13
CLIENTS OWNTHE WEBSITE,
ANDTHE GRAPHICSTOO
Sunday, June 30, 13
TESTING
Sunday, June 30, 13
WARRANTEE
Sunday, June 30, 13
DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Sunday, June 30, 13
• Layman’s overview of the project
• Deadlines / Schedule
• Design Brief & Mock-ups
• Technical Specifications
• Browser Su...
ONLINE PROJECT
MANAGEMENTTOOL
Centralize communications, track task progress
Sunday, June 30, 13
GIVE FEEDBACK
Sunday, June 30, 13
Q & A
Sunday, June 30, 13
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  1. 1. HIRING AND WORKING WITH A DEVELOPER Eric Andrew Lewis Sunday, June 30, 13
  2. 2. ERIC ANDREW LEWIS Brooklyn, NY Project Manager/Lead Developer at Fifty Fifty Development @ericandrewlewis Photo courtesy of Siobhan McKeown Sunday, June 30, 13
  3. 3. ROCK & A HARD PLACE Sunday, June 30, 13
  4. 4. Sunday, June 30, 13
  5. 5. WHY DOTHINGS GO WRONG? over budgetmissed deadlinesthe guy just disappearedugly site things don’t work in IE 8 the site brokenever returns my emails Sunday, June 30, 13
  6. 6. REFINE OUR CLIENT- DEVELOPER WORKFLOW Sunday, June 30, 13
  7. 7. CHOOSING A DEVELOPER Sunday, June 30, 13
  8. 8. WHAT IS A DEVELOPER? Sunday, June 30, 13
  9. 9. WHAT IS A DEVELOPER? PHP HTML CSS sets up my web host JavascriptMySQL Sunday, June 30, 13
  10. 10. HI! I MAKE WEBSITES! “WEB DESIGNER” IS PROBLEMATIC Sunday, June 30, 13
  11. 11. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER Sunday, June 30, 13
  12. 12. AN EXPLOSION OF SPECIALTIES Sunday, June 30, 13
  13. 13. DESIGNER SPECIALTIES DEVELOPER SPECIALTIES illustrationuser interfaceWordPress theme design user experience brand identitylogo art direction photo editing Javascript MVC iOS HTMLCSS WP theming PHP system administration WP plugin dev BUSINESSTECH SPECIALTIES project management SEO digital strategycontent strategymarketing Sunday, June 30, 13
  14. 14. FINDINGTHE RIGHT KIND OF DEVELOPER Sunday, June 30, 13
  15. 15. WHERETO FIND A DEVELOPER WordCamp Personal Referrals Local WordPress Community Sunday, June 30, 13
  16. 16. JOBS BOARDS / DIRECTORIES jobs.wordpress.net directory.codepoet.com jobs.smashingmagazine.com jobs.woothemes.com wphired.com Sunday, June 30, 13
  17. 17. THE WORKYOU MAKE ISTHE WORKYOU’LL BE HIRED FOR Sunday, June 30, 13
  18. 18. INTERVIEW PROCESS Sunday, June 30, 13
  19. 19. COMMUNICATION IN PERSON VIDEO CALL OVERTHE PHONE EMAIL Sunday, June 30, 13
  20. 20. QUESTIONSTO ASK Sunday, June 30, 13
  21. 21. Sunday, June 30, 13
  22. 22. ISTHIS A PROJECTYOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH? Sunday, June 30, 13
  23. 23. CANYOU SHOW ME WORK YOU’VE DONETHAT COMPARESTO MY PROJECT? Sunday, June 30, 13
  24. 24. HOW IS COST HANDLED? PER PROJECT OR HOURLY? Sunday, June 30, 13
  25. 25. I NEEDTHIS DONE BY NEXT FRIDAY... Sunday, June 30, 13
  26. 26. CONTRACT Sunday, June 30, 13
  27. 27. MY BOILERPLATE CONTRACT GITHUB.COM/ERICANDREWLEWIS/WEB-DEVELOPMENT-CONTRACT/ Sunday, June 30, 13
  28. 28. PAYMENT SCHEDULE Sunday, June 30, 13
  29. 29. RIGHTS Who “owns” what? Sunday, June 30, 13
  30. 30. Sunday, June 30, 13
  31. 31. NON-COMPETE CLAUSE Sunday, June 30, 13
  32. 32. CONTRIBUTINGTO OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE Sunday, June 30, 13
  33. 33. CLIENTS OWNTHE WEBSITE, ANDTHE GRAPHICSTOO Sunday, June 30, 13
  34. 34. TESTING Sunday, June 30, 13
  35. 35. WARRANTEE Sunday, June 30, 13
  36. 36. DEVELOPMENT PLAN Sunday, June 30, 13
  37. 37. • Layman’s overview of the project • Deadlines / Schedule • Design Brief & Mock-ups • Technical Specifications • Browser Support • Estimates • Anything else that describes the project DEVELOPMENT PLAN Sunday, June 30, 13
  38. 38. ONLINE PROJECT MANAGEMENTTOOL Centralize communications, track task progress Sunday, June 30, 13
  39. 39. GIVE FEEDBACK Sunday, June 30, 13
  40. 40. Q & A Sunday, June 30, 13

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