Some of you may not be familiar with the Twitch-style video streaming site LiveCoding.tv. Much like Twitch.tv is made for video games, LiveCoding.tv is made for developers who write code.
Most people sign up and do livestreams either for fun or educational value. And it’s easy to find any language from PHP to Rails, Objective-C to Java and so much more.
Very recently LiveCoding.tv released a new service where streamers can be hired by the hour to write code in real-time. This can be handy for new developers who wish to learn a specific task, or even for agencies who want to hire remote programmers and monitor their progress.
But writing code isn’t the only task that’s open for business. Anyone can hire a coder to also perform a code review, build modules, solve technical issues, or literally even do your Computer Science homework.
Not everyone is available for hire. But this site behaves much like Dribbble where if they are open for work, you’ll see a little “hire me” button on their profile.
Since this is still a new system there are likely to be issues that need to still be ironed out. But I do think this is a very cool idea – certainly something that’s new to the world of coding and may offer an interesting marketplace for developers to earn extra cash on the side.
If you want to learn more check out the official blog post for release details.