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Oldie but goodie about hiring top-notch consulting talent on the cheap … awesome comments too

Oldie but goodie about hiring top-notch consulting talent on the cheap … awesome comments too

Call the shop up and get a decision maker on the phone. Convey that you know exactly why you're calling them and what you need. Request their top Rails (and/or testing) expert for 1 day. State right off the bat that you're willing to pay their full hourly rate for those 8 hours. If you can travel to where that person is then state that you're willing to do so. Otherwise offer to pay for reasonable travel expenses to get the expert on site with you for a day.* Be insistent and don't lowball them on the price. Even if they want a substantial markup on their normal rates it will still be worth it. Be prepared to have to wait a few weeks for that person to be able to take a day off from their current project. Be prepared to wire half the money up front as a deposit or even pay in full upfront. Make sure the contracting goes as smoothly as possible. Do not involve your lawyer i...

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