I’m Jason Wills-Starin, married to Kimberly Wills-Starin on September 30th 2006, at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.  I’m a software developer, volunteer teacher, amateur author, amateur film maker,  amateur carpenter, and amateur Bonsai enthusiast.  As each of these classifications are promoted, I’ll add any notes or achievements to them.

This is a pseudo-personal blog, an extension of those hobbies and interests I’m willing to share.  As a decently cautious person, I release a limited amount of information on the internet about my actual interests and activities.   I intend to add more information as I move forward, and see where things lead.  I’ll stand up for the veracity of the information provided on this site, but mistakes will happen.  I’m progressing in these activities in good faith and good will.

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1 Comment

  1. Nick Cox
    2012/05/24

    Dear Jason,

    I have a question you might be able to help me with.

    Here’s the situation: I’m a rookie employee at a little research firm in Boston called B2B Analysts. We’ve been working with SAP on HANA, their newish in-memory database technology—they’ve created the technology itself as well as a developer environment for it, and now they’re looking to find developers who want to play around with it and hopefully use it to create something cool and innovative.

    This morning I walk into my office and my boss tells me that SAP wants one thousand independent developers on the HANA developer center as soon as possible, and it’s my job to figure out how they ought to go about finding and recruiting one thousand independent developers, and I have four hours. It’s been way more than four hours I’m still not sure what to tell him.

    So my question is: as an independent developer yourself, what would you do if you were in my position? Which sorts of incentives do you think would work and which wouldn’t work? How do I even go about finding independent developers at all? If you have any ideas, please share them with me—and please let me know as well if you know anyone else who might be helpful.

    Thanks a lot,

    Nick Cox

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