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Most Drupal shops always seem to have a few pet projects on the to-do list that are perpetually 2-3 months off - those pesky bill-paying client projects always seem to get in the way. If only there was some way to throw some person-hours at them as a way of gaining some momentum and making some progress. It's actually not that difficult to find the right developer (if you know where to look), the payoff could be great (especially if it can be an additional revenue stream for your organization), and it could help max out your karma score.
Bringing on a new Drupal developer who is hungry for experience could be the perfect solution since many of the posted job openings for Drupal talent are for (seemingly) everything but junior developers.
A quick, wildly unscientific review of the 30 most recent jobs postings on groups.drupal.org/jobs shows that 23 of the 30 listed positions specified an experience level of at least a "mid-level" Drupal developer. 5 of the positions didn't specify exactly what experience level was necessary, and 2 of the positions were posted in languages that I don't speak.
This all begs the question: where does a new Drupal site builder get 2-3 years of experience so that they can be eligible for many of the posted positions? It's a classic chicken-and-egg problem. There is a good number of developers willing to put in the work to become experienced Drupal developers, but a willing infrastructure needs to exist to make it happen.
Luckily, helping to grow trained Drupal talent isn't nearly as difficult as it seems. All it usually takes is a few hours per week of guidance to help keep new developers on-track and gaining confidence. What if you could hire a new Drupal developer to start chipping away at your organization's pet projects under the guidance of more seasoned developers? It's a classic win-win situation.
As someone who has some experience in working with new Drupal developers, I can attest to the fact that we've had more than a few success stories where our graduates worked these types of pet projects. By far the most successful were those that had regular interactions with experienced developers. Examples of some of these projects include:
Intrigued yet? The Space Coast Drupal Career Starter Program Class of 2013 will be graduating in a few weeks. Why not help develop some new Drupal talent while getting something in return. Contact us if you'd like to review the credentials of our graduates to see if one of them might be a good fit for one of your organization's pet project.
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