Outsourcing Perl programming

Pete Sergeant pete at clueball.com
Thu Jun 7 11:57:06 BST 2007

In the interest of automating my life as far as possible, I'm trying to
find a freelance Perl programmer to do some of my side project
programming for me.

Problem is, I'm a cheap bastard.

I'm looking to pay 10UKP/hour, for maybe 30 to 40 hours a week. For that
I want a Perl programmer who'll do boring testing and documentation and
logging-type tasks for me, but do them well.

I think I'm unlikely to find such a person for such a rate in the
US/Canada/England. So I'm happy to outsource to far far away.

Anyone have any recommendations/ideas/etc on finding a Polish or Indian
or other person who's likely to be highly technically competent, and
happy to work for 10 UKP/hour?

I've heard that a problem (and this might be massive stereotyping,
but...) with outsourcing to the far east is that you'll often find
yourself with a programmer who's not got much initiative. Not a problem.
I'm looking for someone to do drudge work.

Ideas/flames/thoughts/etc plz


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