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Richard Watson and Tshepo Direro are now friends
May 29
Richard Watson replied to Richard Watson's discussion Incubators in the group Entrepreneurs
"Looks like SC is putting together such a list: http://www.siliconcape.com/profiles/blogs/silicon-cape-co-working-space-form Still, be nice to hear about people's experiences."
Jan 31, 2013
Philippe Morin and Richard Watson are now friends
Jan 28, 2013
Richard Watson commented on Richard Watson's blog post Designers?
"Thanks, Martin. Current issue is solved but I've often found myself using international designers just because they were easier to find.  It feels backward to hire a U.S. designer, say :)  What I have done is paid for a pro dribbble…"
Aug 20, 2012
Martin Ras commented on Richard Watson's blog post Designers?
"Hi Richard What are you looking for? I might be able to point you in the right direction. Regards Martin Ras"
Aug 20, 2012
Richard Watson replied to Samuel Goldenbaum's discussion Performance is everyone's responsibility in the group Developers
"20 megs?! That's amazing - it must have been somewhat of an eye-opener :)  What have you got it down to?"
Jul 19, 2012
Richard Watson replied to Jethro Solomon's discussion Simple Invoicing System - paypod.co.za
"Looks good.  You going to charge for it later, freemium, advertising, or something else?"
Jul 12, 2012
Richard Watson replied to Samuel Goldenbaum's discussion What languages you developing in - lets get a feel for who uses this site and what you do... in the group Developers
"Yeah, sounds hard. Maybe someone knows, not I."
Jul 10, 2012
Richard Watson and Samuel Goldenbaum are now friends
Jul 10, 2012
Richard Watson replied to Samuel Goldenbaum's discussion What languages you developing in - lets get a feel for who uses this site and what you do... in the group Developers
"Richard Watson Since: 1995-ish (professionally) Role: Various Languages: C# (client-server and web), Java (currently GWT and App Engine), Javascript/jQuery, Python, long since forgotten PHP, Delphi/Pascal, C/C++. Toyed with Clojure, done a bit with…"
Jul 10, 2012
Richard Watson updated their profile
Mar 14, 2012
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Mar 14, 2012
Richard Watson replied to William Kleynhans's discussion Force.com development/Apex dev in the group Developers
"Nope, but I'm interested in any findings you have. I'm looking at doing a project integrating with either Google Apps or Force.com.  Doing some preliminary work with the former just to get a feel for the platform."
Dec 19, 2011
Richard Watson replied to Devin Ross Herd's discussion Offshore software developers and the Silicon Cape.
"Just a note - observe that Vlad is around to reply to messages. That's likely because he shares some/most office hours with us, which makes life significantly easier when dealing with a team or developer. Reduces the apparent distance. Where…"
Dec 13, 2011
Richard Watson replied to Devin Ross Herd's discussion Offshore software developers and the Silicon Cape.
"If you have time, get a set of small, self-contained projects that don't have any strategic value. Outsource these to different developers as a way to gauge how well you work with them. Don't just give the first good one all the work,…"
Dec 13, 2011
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Nov 30, 2011

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Who are you?
Strategy + online marketing + interaction design + development on multiple platforms. Using Google App Engine, GWT, Google Apps a lot at present.

Good at seeing relationships, gaps, issues, opportunities, I'll very likely be able to help you compete better.
Where can you be found on the web, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc?
https://plus.google.com/110360566588177930556
In what place did you last go to school or other institute of learning?
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

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Designers?

How do you find good local designers?  Are the best ones all locked up in big digital agencies or corporates, or is there a select set of startup-oriented designers that are hiding under a bush somewhere?

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 12:40 — 2 Comments

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