Hunt for a GoalsWon developer
To recap the story so far
- 14 applied
- 11 did a phone interview (3 no shows)
- 5 were invited to a paid test
- 3 completed the paid test (2 dropouts)
For the paid test I asked them to take 2 days to code a React Native prototype with as much as they could fit in time, and 3 delivered a test app which I spent yesterday trying out.
All three did well but one, Raj got quite a bit further - implementing the basics of the Today, Prior Day, Coach Chat and Profile screens (using dummy data for now)
In chatting he was friendly, open minded and proactive eg- suggesting an alternative navigation which is much better than my original idea. To cap it off, he's an independent freelancer, which I prefer to going via an agency. The choice was clear.
So good news is that this little startup now has a developer! 🙌
Raj will start tomorrow so need to breakdown the frontend (client app) spec and prioritize tasks in a Trello board etc.
The main decision for this week will be develop mobile app first or do web app also in parallel. Mobile only is faster, but we will need a web version at launch so we're leaning towards parallel to cut rework time later.
Anyway, pretty stoked about this week's milestone!
ps - though not cheap, I really like this approach of paid tests, gives a chance to preview how a freelancer will work and engage. I think I'll keep this going eg- we'll need a designer soon etc