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Seeking developers for crazy ambitious project

This set of questions was provided by KK on https://www.meetup.com/techstartup2019/ and is a useful set of initial requirements & information based on where this CondorGP project is.

Have a look through the rest of the blog, if you are interested. Links etc below.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers, Hugh19 10 01 BLOGGED Meetup KK Group

 

Brief description of your company / business / what you need the developer to build (and anything important that a developer should understand about the work):

See previous blog link: https://allthingsposco.com/2019/06/04/condor-gp-aims-1/

 

Technology stack requirements (if you need advice on this, or are flexible, just state “open” here):

Open.

We will need to be flexible throughout our journey, and only knowing one part of the tech sphere and not being able to move will be antithesis of our approach.

A key skill requirement is the ability to quickly pick up other new languages, effectively and quickly (due time, effort and time expected).

Some information here too, see previous link here: https://allthingsposco.com/2019/09/10/who-the-team-needs-not-default-male/

 

Time requirement (part-time, full-time, freelancer, permanent):

Part time freelancer ideally, later moving to be more permanent and full time as the project develops

 

Payment preference (cash, cash / equity, etc.):

Equity only initially, with strong potential for considerable cash later, once funded.

Good potential of additional work on other projects through my network too.

 

Preferred start date:

ASAP for the right candidate

 

Contact details (email, mobile etc.):

+44 (0) 7976 151 725

hugh.harford@poscoconsulting.com

www.poscoconsulting.com

This blog: www.allthingsposco.com

Help! Help! I am literally overflowing with ideas

This is a quick one, but doubtless I’ll come back to it.

I need help, not ‘save my life’ type, or anything like that. I need help of the ‘how to make real any of these ideas’ type help.

I need help to realise all these endless awesome ideas (which I’m firmly not going to write up, yet).

I need a unit, a squad, a loose form team.

We need to be only cohesive enough to agree to do something and then raggedy and determinedly do it. What ever, in that moment it might be.

I suggest the book pictured. A fine thing, worth re-reading many times.

Try reading this, and then try it’s suggestions and try them again. That is, if you want to.

Objectives: Participate in demonstrating there is another way

This is a short, sharp post.

Things are changing. People now realise that now is the time.

And so, my life is, gently, purposefully, and fully dedicated to that overall objective.

We all need to show ourselves that out-and-out capitalism without care and without due attention is both rife and deeply detrimental.

Luckily the demonstration and making clear has already begun, and I can righteously join in.

Come with us.

Who the team needs: not Default Male

Not Default Male

I am – and I’ll say this, firmly and once – English, privileged, white, male. 38 years, from a decent family. That makes me Default Male. So in this current day and age, it is correct to compensate in the other direction(s). For more on Default Male – see Grayson’s book – the Descent of Man19 09 10 The Descent of Man - Grayson Perry - BLOGGED.

What the project and firm really needs is someone not at all like me.

And with ability to learn and be good at all sorts of stuff. Coding in general, multi-tasking, communication, being a decent human. The list is not really technical in focus, but technicals must be a strong part of it.

Super moral and demanding and ambitious

CondorGP’s aim of running ecosystems of trading-strategy-survival-machines may seem purely old-school, go make money fast and don’t care in it’s attitude. The moral angle is strong when we are clear about the long term, the why we do stuff.

Being able to start and run an effective finance AI firm is one thing. Knowing how to behave if it does work is quite another. And if Posco Consulting and CondorGP do really well, where will we take it.

To a place where we contribute heavily to changing the game, and contributing.

TBC on how, though as the founder, I’m full of ideas.

Technically

CondorGP works on / with the following:

  1. Java (for ECJ, the Evolutionary Computation in Java package)
  2. Windows and Linux (for day to day, and containerisation)
  3. Cloud (AWS, IBM)
  4. Eclipse, Git, Maven, Bitbucket
  5. Docker, Kubernetes
  6. Trello, Slack
  7. Amibroker, Interactive Brokers

Condor GP aims (1)

This will be the first of a few posts about the CondorGP aims, as I hone my thinking, and how to express it.

Written once and with one edit:

  1. Demonstrate the power of genetic programming to deal with complex, non-linear data heavy problems, by trading on the financial markets
  2. Provide a positive income from this trading
  3. Provide this income in a stable way that can be perpetuated
  4. Achieve stable ongoing income by a design that minimises human input, hence minimising the subjectivity inherent in human input
  5. Provide this income for participants in our business model (e.g. investors, traders, licensees of our code)
  6. Provide this income for other parties, including myself and my family, and a broader socially focused group – in order to provide benefit to society
  7. Achieve these aims in a way that can be replicated so that we can multiply the process and achieve similar outcomes many times

I’ll follow up on the business model, of course, as we define it.

I’ll also follow up on the socially focused aims of CondorGP.