I was recently speaking on a panel with Juho Makkonen who is the founder of Sharetribe. Sharetribe is a product aimed broadly at people who want to set up online platforms. It’s a customisable off-the-shelf marketplace.
Tonnes of people around the world are using Sharetribe already. Many of these people need developer support to build new features and customise the UX. Juho (and I) would really love to see some of this work going to CoTech members, particularly when the client is based in the UK. Apparently Sharetribe get 5-10 enquiries a month from UK-based platform coops needing developer support. The size/complexity of the projects can vary quite a lot, and there’s also a fair bit of variation in terms of the languages needed.
Sounds to me like a good opportunity!
In order to become a Sharetribe developer you usually need to have worked on a project already (i.e a client’s already come to you directly), or you need to be open to completing a ‘bootcamp’ training, which is up to 5 days but can be spread out over as long as you want. So it’s a bit of an investment to begin with, but seems like it could pay off. Plus nice to be helping out platform coops
- Are you a CoTech coop developer and interested in participating in the bootcamp/tutorials?
- Are you a bizdev person who thinks this could be an opportunity for your coop?
- Do you/your coop already have any experience with Sharetribe?
If so please respond here or drop me an email! I’m inviting Juho to the forum too so he can answer any queries too.