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CoffeeGeek is Looking for a Content Management Systems (Web infrastructure) Programmer with some design experience

We're currently looking for a person with good current programming skills including knowledge of PHP4 and above (our existing site still runs on PHP 4 and will need to transition), and some design experience.

You will need to have experience creating custom CMS systems, extensive experience with database management, importation and the like, and a creative flair to go along with your excellent programming ability. Full knowledge of all the latest web technologies is a must have. We are not looking for a Wordpress or Drupal expert, but someone with experience in designing and coding custom CMS web solutions.

This will be a term contract for a fixed rate, to be negotiated, with the option of an ongoing monthly per diem for on call work and upgrades.

Preference will be given to people located in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Victoria regions), as some of this work will benefit from on site roundtable discussions.

If you are interested, please reply here, or send an email to coffeegeek at outlook dot com. 
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Except for the mention of JAVA, I have no clue what you wrote, re all those acronyms, +Jim Liedeka  :D
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Fresh, new, detailed content up at CoffeeGeek, and it's a machine that could be our new standard bearer as far as auto drip coffee makers go. Is it? Could it be? Read the review to find out! The Bonavita BV1800TH Coffee Maker is reviewed!
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Better than Technivorm, cool! 
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Check out this amazing new machine from La Marzocco!
 
Fresh New Content at CoffeeGeek! A First Look at the brand new La Marzocco Linea Mini espresso machine, designed for home use.
http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/lineamini/
Back in 2002, La Marzocco, a well respected top-tier commercial espresso machine manufacturer started making serious moves towards designing a machine for the home. They had many hurdles to overcome, from figuring out how to get two powerful boilers working on a household 110V, 15A standard ...
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A new year, and a new CoffeeGeek Podcast - specifically episode 072, Remembering Coffee Kids, and a feature interview with Madcap Coffee's Trevor Corlett.
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Fresh new content at CoffeeGeek, and an important read: "Remembering Coffee Kids"; a look back from the future to a past we hope won't happen. A must read.
The following is a " what if" written by the recent (and retired) Coffee Kids board president, Mike Ferguson. This is not reality, but it could be if the specialty coffee industry and coffee enthusiast consumers like you don't continue to support this fantastic organization. June 19, 2038 ...
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Fresh, new, detailed content up at CoffeeGeek, and it's a machine that could be our new standard bearer as far as auto drip coffee makers go. Is it? Could it be? Read the review to find out! The Bonavita BV1800TH Coffee Maker is reviewed!
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If I didn't already have a Technivorm, I'd probably buy it.
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Fresh New Content at CoffeeGeek! A First Look at the brand new La Marzocco Linea Mini espresso machine, designed for home use.
http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/lineamini/
Back in 2002, La Marzocco, a well respected top-tier commercial espresso machine manufacturer started making serious moves towards designing a machine for the home. They had many hurdles to overcome, from figuring out how to get two powerful boilers working on a household 110V, 15A standard ...
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A new year, and a new CoffeeGeek Podcast - specifically episode 072, Remembering Coffee Kids, and a feature interview with Madcap Coffee's Trevor Corlett.
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Slight Change at CoffeeGeek

In the coming weeks, we're going to doing a slight change in our editorial policy at CoffeeGeek.com

Since the birth of the website in 2001, I have been adamant about our editorial policy at CoffeeGeek: It simply cannot be bought. Vendors, "partners", "friends" of the website will not get favourable press on our website just because they advertise with us. If they do seriously good products or services, and the reporting on those products and.or services is newsworthy, we'll report it. But if the company has issues or has a lackluster product, we'll report on that too.

Basically, a core foundation of CoffeeGeek is that our editorial direction and focus will be not be influenced in any way positive or negative by who advertises with us. Your trust in what we cover and how we run the website is one of the most valuable things we have at CoffeeGeek, and we would do nothing to change that. Far too many influencer websites, from technology websites, to photography and audio websites, and yes, even to coffee websites are playing this game with your trust, and it's not a game we'll ever play.

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That said, I've been mulling a decision for a few months now. I have in the works some fantastic educational content for CoffeeGeek and I have people willing to do world class photography and writing for that content. I want to make sure they are compensated well for their work, but because CoffeeGeek has never been about making us rich -- we won't get rich if we don't pander to advertisers more -- we've had to come up with a creative way to pay for that content.

What I've come up with is this - we will find some sponsors for selective content on CoffeeGeek - but there must be absolutely no possibility you the reader will think that sponsor in any way influenced the content.

This means cherry picking a sponsor who doesn't have any direct skin in the game, as it were. If we're demonstrating grinder cleaning techniques, we wouldn't choose Baratza, for example. If we're demonstrating a how to on espresso shot pulls, we wouldn't pick Rancilio or Breville.

We also have to be very careful about what kind of content we want to have sponsored. I don't want any 100% editorial/news/opinion/reviews content to ever be sponsored. We did this once in a past (for a European trip we needed to finance) and I don't think I want to do that again (though I'll never say never for exceptional circumstances).

So if our news, opinion and reviews content is a no-fly zone for any kind of sponsorship, that leaves us with our educational content. I've agonized over this, and have come to a decision to try it on a trial basis. 

We have three new how tos lined up by a fantastic photographer and barista trainer. And these three how-tos will be sponsored by a fantastic company. I can guarantee you that the sponsor has no influence or editorial control at all over the how tos, and that our contributors are going to be well compensated for their work. 

I hope you enjoy the forthcoming content, and I'd like to express my appreciation to this content sponsor for working within our tight ethical boundaries.
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Hiring - PHP Programmer for major site build

CoffeeGeek.com is looking for a skilled, independent and creative PHP programmer to help with a major website rebuild. 

Job Requirements:
- must have advanced knowledge of PHP4 (previous build work), PHP5 and the latest, PHP 6.
- must have full creative ability in HTML 5, CSS, and other website code languages.
- ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and work with a legacy code and database structure done in PHP4 (for transition to new code)
- ability to custom build CMS systems, membership management, and build custom site backend systems, including forum software and more.
- ability to manage and import existing databases.

This project does not require visual design expertise, but that would be a bonus if you have it.

You must be able to work on good deadlines, work remotely with good interactivity / dialog with a small design team and myself,.

You must have tools and services available for temporary hosting of the site build before it is transferred to the website's live servers.

Ideally, I'd prefer someone local to Vancouver, BC, but if you feel you meet the requirements and can take on this project remotely, any location is fine.

The project's budget right now is in the $10,000 range for the initial phases, with a monthly retainer / monthly rate to be negotiated for on-call and special projects. After project completion, we're willing to guarantee a minimum monthly payment for x amount of hours, with over-hourage paid per hour. 

If you are interested, please contact me through this post, or in the CoffeeGeek community on Google+.
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With nearly 1.7 million monthly visitors, CoffeeGeek is the world's most-read independent coffee resource online, where consumers, enthusiasts, coffee professionals, farmers and anyone else involved in coffee come to talk, discuss and debate the finer points of coffee. We have over one million words' worth of articles, guides, reviews and how tos for you to sort through - check the website out today! 
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