I am a Python and Java programmer who is looking for work. I prefer coding scripts and smaller programs over large programs but I will accept either. I am also able to do PHP work but nothing too fancy please. I do not have a set rate for my work, make me an offer and I will either accept or decline it.
In addition to being hired by individuals, I will also work free of charge on some things if the program will benefit the entire Bitcoin community. I currently do not have any ideas for programs like these so it would be great if people could suggest some.
I currently do not have a reputation around here so if there is a program that is lacking in the community, let me know and I will see what I can do about it and and probably release it for free.
Edit 8/14/11: Added support for PHP
I can think of number of codes that the Bitcoin community could make a good use of.
1. Client side Java Bitcoin payment module - there are number of those out there already, but all of them use server based gateway - a pure client will be much more useful for a P2P currency - this one should be executed on trough a web-browser and have the functionality to use local Bitcoin addresses for payment, receiving as well as check the transaction and confirmations on the Network - without reliance on any central server or gateway component.
2. Fully integrated, all-in-one, front- and back-end of a mining pool - useful for private or public pool mining - the reason there are so few mining pools is the complexity of setting up pushpoold and integrating it with bitcoind and then the web front-end. A python script that takes care of this complexity and makes it easy for a novice to install this in a single step will go a long way in this community.
3. Simple Python and PHP based single currency to BTC automatic exchange script - there are some free exchange scripts out there, again, the implementation is only easy for their creators and very difficult to the average Bitcoin user who wants to try to create some utility value for the Bitcoin.
I am personally prepared to hire you to write the No.3, and on completion to release that code to the public under GNU, if you charge reasonable amount for that work, of course.
Let's discuss more, what others think?