Here's my quick CV:
- I'm a real geek: for 18 years between 8 and 12hours a day in front of a computer;
- no girlfriend until 20 because computers were more important than anything else;
- nervous breakdown at the age of 14 because my computer was broken for more than 3 weeks.
- when you type my name it comes before anything else in almost every country (=before facebook (where I've created my space (I don't use) to avoid cyber squatting))
- full-time developper using this DAS keyboard only SSH connexion / screen and vim is my favorite editor
No kidding at all.
So what is following may sound cheeky but it's just the thruth and I'm not saying that to be cheeky or whatever I'm just talking about what I'd like to sell but I don't know how at all.
I'm 38, I've been working on my 100% home made framework.
[Edit] removed details to avoid advices about the product (this is not what I'm asking for).
In short, it's a very powerful Php/Mysql framework that companies who sell websites development could be using. It's my 4th full rewrite of this framework i've been working on for more than 4 years 8 hours a day to the least.
Just to emphasize it's a great product, I've just passed my engineer diploma 2 months ago and the subject of my thesis was... my framework.
My aim is to sell it. I don't know how to do it. I'm not a commercial. I've been unemployed for three months because my boss didn't have the money to pay me but I'll get my 100% salary for 5-12 months as long as I prove that I'm working on a real project (in France it's like this) and that's exactly what I'm doing.
I'm really worried about the future, because I'm very, very special. I've never worked with a team (even though I'm a good teacher and I've been giving lectures 120 hours/year for 2 years now). I've already had 3 "hire conversations" and they all ended like this: your psychological behavior makes us think you'll want to move sooner or later because you're both too good for us and you like to learn too much. No kidding, I'm sorry if it sounds cheeky, this is not what I want.
I'm trying to explain my problem which may sound weird, but it really sticks with startups: my product is done, I've got 4 websites that run on the 3rd version of my framework. The 4th rewrite is a major rewrite (I couldn't bring the source code of my old company with me so I had to rewrite it from scratch, and I've been working on it for 3 months night and day) and it's better, more efficient, and far more powerful than the 3rd one.
I just want to sell it to big companies. I want to sell this:
- my framework;
- my knowledge;
- maybe full website development based on the 2 previous ones.
How would you do in my position? Suppose you have to contact a big company, you have kindof a problem: you've been working with computers 10 hours/day for 18 years now and computers need you to be always clear or they refuse to do the job. Computers = clear = binary. Now you'll have to talk with "commercials". People whose aim is to dilute the truth. Never make it clear to sell. Never ever. Lie. Lies. Liars. Liars and bargain. Oh my god! Damn damn damn. I hate that. I simply can't stand that.
How would you do? I feel like I'm about to try to sell Amiga whereas I'm in front of a better commercial who doesn't deserve to sell his product because his product is technically far worse than mine... if you see what I mean.
How would you do in my position? What are the steps? Who to talk in the company? The CEO? A commercial?
Thank you very much and once again: I'm trying to avoid to "sound cheeky".
PS: of course this is not my actual name here. I just liked the game Dofus a few years ago ;)