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This article was published on September 10, 2015


    Live Coding now lets you hire a developer and watch them work in real-time

    Live Coding now lets you hire a developer and watch them work in real-time
    Nate Swanner
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    Nate Swanner

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    TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

    Live Coding, which is like Twitch for developers, has added a service that allows viewers to actually hire someone they’ve been watching.

    The aptly named “Hire a streamer” service works exactly as it sounds. Via the profile of a developer you’ve seen coding on the site, a ‘hire me’ button lets you request their time. The service is completely opt-in for developers, so not everyone will be for-hire.

    When you click on the ‘hire me’ button, you’ll be met with a list of disciplines that developer is familiar with, and their hourly rate. Once you’ve booked a session, the money is held in escrow (transactions happen via the site) until the developer has completed the work.

    Those who hire developers will be able to see them work in real-time. You can also choose to have your session streamed privately, or publicly.

    It’s a great idea for those times you’re stuck on an app and need someone with more experience to help, or a companies that may want a fresh set of eyes on a problem.

    How to Hire a Streamer for Private Sessions [Live Coding]

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