Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
marciol 2021-03-18T01:00:22.000800Z

@tim.j.robinson Interesting to notice that @bozhidar works on TopTal (he is the CTO if I'm not wrong), and can answer if they do regular Clojure projects.

Tim Robinson 2021-03-18T14:55:03.001200Z

Thanks both. I read an article about Clojure yesterday and I noticed it was published on TopTal. They seem to have a reputation for higher quality work than some of the others, but it's good to hear that people have been happy with Upwork and Freelance too.

Tim Robinson 2021-03-18T15:03:41.001400Z

Another thing I would be interested to know is, say you go onto a freelance platform and there is a customer asking for a project to be done in Java and you say "I would like to do this in Clojure instead", the cost will be less. Would customers be amenable to that?

Audrius 2021-03-18T15:07:54.001700Z

It happened to me once, price wasn't even reduced. I guess this would be easiest to do for the projects where tech stack is not specified. Like someone needs say web crawler but does not specify the lang...

marciol 2021-03-18T19:22:11.001900Z

Nice @stebokas. One thing that seems to be difficult at these platforms is the reputation building cycle that one needs to build before getting interesting projects.

marciol 2021-03-18T19:22:56.002100Z

Not Toptal, they do a sort of curation of clients and also devs, but Upwork and Freelance

Audrius 2021-03-18T21:15:21.002400Z

@marciol Tim did not ask for very interesting projects. And if something seems difficult for someone it is not for other people.... It is definitelly possible to do and is worth trying