b5media is Looking for Contract PHP/MySQL Developers

PHP, MySQL and WordPress developers wanted at b5media

Attention Toronto-area developers! If you’ve got good PHP/MySQL chops (having a little experience building WordPress templates and plugins would be a bonus, but not absolutely necessary), perhaps you’d like to do a little contract work for my company, b5media. Our regular programming staff has its hands full with our core projects, so I’m using my authority as the company’s Nerd Wrangler (a.k.a. Technical Project Manager) to cast a net for local developers who’d like to work on a project or two.

I can’t go into details here on the blog — here’s what I can tell you:

  • We’re a network of about 300 or so blogs and our revenue is based on advertising, which in turn is based on our readership.
  • Our blogs are based on WordPress. Mark Jaquith, one of our programmers, is a WordPress core developer. As you may have already reasoned out, our stuff is based on MySQL and PHP.
  • I have a couple of projects:
    • A WordPress-based promo site using a customized template and featuring some custom widgets and plugins, and
    • An ecommerce site that makes it easy for people to purchase ads on our blogs

If you’re picked to do the job, you’ll be working from a pretty complete spec written by someone who understands both the business and technical sides of the job: me! You’ll also be reporting to me, and I’m told that I’m a pretty good guy to work with.

There’s something to be said for face-to-face meetings and being able to walk up to the project lead and ask questions, so we’d rather hire a developer in town.

Interested? Drop me a line at my work email address — — and I’ll be happy to tell you more.

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