Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I'm one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Software Business Roundtable - a group who is dedicated to helping build the software development community in the state. We're primarily focussed on pure play software companies, not consulting shops (think product v. contract development).
In the pursuit of inspiring state based development, I've created BadgerCode.com as a place where Wisconsin based companies can post software projects (big or small) that need to be completed and local programming talent can review the projects and hopefully jump on them.
We're pushing the exposure to this towards the up and coming college coders as it gives them real world experience for their resume, plus a nice little bit of cash flow to boot. The companies benefit from getting projects completed, usually under budget, but also get to find some good talent that they'll bring on full time and keep the software talent from leaving the state.
The website has just launched - I actually just did it with a quick Mac based website development tool to fast track it. We're going to be adding a full project management engine into it shortly, but I wanted to get things up and running ASAP, so I took matters into my own hands. ;-)
Know of an IT team that needs a project done? Send them to BadgerCode.com and have them post it to us.