Some people have asked for a way to show gratitude for when I've helped them with a problem, added a feature to an open source project, or just written a blog post that allowed them to get home on time! Well, I would have done it anyway, but a big thank-you to anyone who decides to use this form!
Darren Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am a software researcher and developer, working freelance, with nearly twenty years professional experience. If you have an interesting project I would be very happy to discuss it with you.
I have worked with a wide range of clients (from one-man start-ups to multinationals), on diverse applications (from arcade games to financial industry data mining to parsing natural language) in numerous computer languages so I am confident I can handle any challenge you throw at me.
I live in Tokyo, Japan, and speak, read and write Japanese (I have done many web forms, search engines, back-end databases and email broadcast systems for Japanese clients). To learn more about my skills and experience:
Tech Skills And Experience (Multiple pages)
I normally work at an hourly rate, or by giving a fixed price and deadline for a project. I give free quotes (the first quote may be to help you put together a proper project description and technical requirements document if your requirements are not yet clear).
I keep to the deadlines I give (meaning I will turn down your project if I am not confident I can do it within the deadline you give). I document well the projects I work on, and actually enjoy this (at least, more than most developers).
If bugs turn up in code I have written, at any time, I will fix them for free (assuming it was a fixed price project). Wherever possible I will give bug-fixing work priority. For changes outside the original specification I will give a quote.
I do not do graphical design but can put you in touch with top class designers. I also know programmers, translators and other specialists and will consider doing the project management for larger projects.
Last updated: 3rd Oct 2011, © Copyright Darren Cook, 2002-2011.