Consultants or Employees at TCU

Please, feel free to hire these consultants for your needs. If you wish to steal them for better offers than TCU can offer, please feel free to do so. We don't require any kickbacks if you bribe our consultants away. It is very unlikely these employees would leave us. Go for it you can. Also, if you are a consultation company and you are wondering if there would be a conflict of interest by using one of our consultants (since we could be competitors), the consultants are willing to agree to resolutions that take care of conflicts of interest. It is not the direction of TCU to actively find consultation work for our consultants. If work comes to us, great, but we do not plan to turn into a consultation company. We encourage our employees to find consultation work, but TCU doesn't actively search for consultation work for its employees. Somehow, because of the nature of the employees, work always comes to us.
  All employees work CORP-TO-CORP. W2 is not allowed.
Name Availability Pay Rate Resume and/or
Description
Mark Nielsen Part-time work, upto 30 hours. Travel is acceptable. $100 to $200 per hour
Free and open software preferred.
Resume
Description.
Melanie Nielsen Contract 5 to 10 hours on the weekends (or after-hours in the summer).  $100 to $150 per hour.  Resume 
Description
Rod Part-time work, upto 30 hours. 100% telecommute. $50 to $100 per hour
Free and open software preferred.
Resume
Description.


Description of Mark

Recently, Mark has become very active in ZOPE, Python, and Midgard.

Mark Nielsen specializes in SQL and Perl programming in the Linux, UNIX, or WindowsNT environments. Mark's main interest is in networking and programming. In particular, Linux, SQL, and Perl are favorite subjects. Mark has a wide variety of skills, including firewalling, DNS, sendmail configuration, TCP/IP configuration, IP forward and Masquerading, file and print sharing, hardware and software installation on a wide variety of platforms, UNIX shell scripting, a wide variety of programming languages, and many other skills. Mark is a total hard core geek with a bent to make  money as well.

As of the summer of 2000, Mark has taken a special interest in promoting Zope (great webserver), Python (great language), and PostgreSQL (great database server), and of course Linux (great os) as the key technologies for Mark's needs. In addition, the combination of Mozilla (web browser), StarOffice (office suite), Gnome Helix (desktop environment), and a cool file manager will make Linux and FreeBSD great operating systems to work on as desktop computers by the beginning of 2002.

Mark has determined that he must work on voluntary and non-profit work for 10 out of his 40 hour workweek. Mark usually works more than 40 hours a week, but he would like to have a life, and thus, demands that he has the option to work no more than 30 hours a week (except for emergencies and deadlines, etc). Mark is in high demand, it is unlikely you will be able to get him specifically, but perhaps on of his employees or independent contractors who work for him. If you do not use a Python/PostgreSQL/Apache/Linux server, Mark is probably not interested in the job.

Mark will be in the San Jose, CA area for the next couple of years, probably until at least 2005. Travel is permitted, as long as it is not ridiculous, and telecommute is also nice and manadatory at some level.


Description of Melanie

Melanie has been working in a MicroSoft Visual Basic and SQL environment for over 7 years. For many years, she has been the technical lead and developer for various companies.
 

Description of Rod

Rod is our lead programmer and system administrator in Perl, Python, PostgreSQL, Apache, Linux, and other software.