Me and my cofounder (both from the UK) are setting up an agency that connects UK startups and small businesses with software outsourcing firms. I have a masters degree in Computer Science, and he previously worked at Goldman Sachs, so I think together we have the skills to pull this off.
Many startups in the UK told us that they’ve had issues working with outsourced developers. Most prefer to work with UK developers, even though they’re much more expensive. But we think we can solve these issues and make outsourcing a more attractive option for UK companies.
I’m now looking to meet some outsourcing firms in Chengdu to find out how the market works, and see what kind of problems are had on their end.
Of course, we’re also looking for trustworthy and reliable outsourcing firms who we can send clients to. We’re especially interested in speaking to firms that specialise in mobile development (especially iOS) or web development (HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/Rails).
If you’re interested, email me on [email protected]. I’m in Chengdu for the next two weeks.November 19, 2012 at 7:10 am #9697
Do you or your colleague speak Chinese? It will be difficult for foreigners who don’t have connections or a lot of China experience to approach software development firms in Chengdu without being taken advantage of. Your credentials as a coder will help significantly, though.
All of the major universities have organized programming groups, Objective-C and Ruby are especially popular in China right now so those might be your best bet. I’ve seen these groups at 电子科大, which puts out some of the best graduates each year who are eager for work.
Good luck!November 19, 2012 at 7:27 am #23702
I speak some Mandarin — say intermediate level, though I’m a bit rusty.
Good tip regarding the university groups. What’s the best way to get hold of them?November 19, 2012 at 8:24 am #23706
CharlieKeymasterQuote:Good tip regarding the university groups. What’s the best way to get hold of them?
You could either search around on Baidu or poke your nose around the computer science area of the university.November 19, 2012 at 8:48 am #23715
There are actually a good amount of foreigner run (And therefore English speaking) companies in Chengdu that do outsourcing for software/game/etc companies. They tend to be actual smaller game or software companies that take on outsourcing jobs or extra revenue, though.
Google and Baidu will turn up more than a few and you’ll have to do some “legwork” emailing and calling people..February 7, 2013 at 10:29 am #26775
I have personally been working with outsourcing software development for the past 2 years. And I am very pleased with our work. I was advised this company my foreign partners, who also worked with its.October 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm #36155
iOS developer used do game using cocos2d, now mainly maintain on a cloud storage client iOS UIKit application,working on iOS for three years, email : [email protected], btw, sure im individual, but currently I got a friend from Switzerland also doing iOS programming. I can tell you more on email.October 15, 2013 at 8:29 am #36167
got job yet?October 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm #36178
Hi, got job yet?
Just changed to a new one, left the game development! Are you looking for developer too ?October 16, 2013 at 8:10 am #36186
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