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In: Uncategorized16 May 2005
As I’ve just posted on SciFan, I’m stuck on technical issues a bit above my head and my other projects prevent me from stepping up and finishing the new version of that site. So if you know VB.NET and SQL Server and are interested in salvaging a project that looks that it will remain 75% complete forever, for little to no pay (what’s not to like so far?), please contact me. I probably won’t be able to afford anyone who develops for a living, but if you want to help with a nice project (reasonably well known and visible within its realm) for pocket money, that would be very welcome.
Someone looking for a showcase/reference might take a longer involvement with the site as there are plenty of cool things we can do with it (on its frontend and backend). Anyone providing significant help would also get public credit for it (on this blog and on SciFan), for what it’s worth.
For those with the necessary skills, the nature of the problem is related to database changes linked to a more thorough and better normalized schema.
The previous developer wrote a SQL script to massage the data from the current schema to the new one, but that’s not complete and is a bit over my head. Solving that would go a long way towards resoluting the problem, though I could also use a hand to finish the VB.NET code. I understand enough of this to be almost sure that what looks like a roadblock to me will be relatively easy, if not trivial to solve for someone with the right experience.
I do have some written specs (somewhat incomplete and outdated of course, but that’s a start) as well as comments in the code itself, and I’d be available by phone/email/IM to ease as much as possible the work of anybody willing to help.
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