Bugzilla consultancy work in the UK

Nick Barnes Nick.Barnes at pobox.com
Fri Oct 21 09:58:53 UTC 2005

Sorry to post this to developers@, but here goes:

I'm getting called out of the blue about once a month by people
wanting Bugzilla-related consultancy in the UK: installing,
configuring, fixing look and feel, customizing, integrating.  Right
now we're *way* too busy to take on much of this work, but I don't
have anyone else to pass it on to.  Are there any experienced Bugzilla
people out there who would be interested in work like this?

I'm not looking for a cut of the money.

Although Bugzilla can be set up remotely, in my experience
face-to-face meetings are the best way to really find out a client's
requirements, which is essential to providing a good service.  So I'm
not looking for Bugzilla people further afield for this purpose.  At
the moment I tell people to look at the "paid support" link at
www.bugzilla.org, which (quick check...) only has one other UK
consultant.  It seems to me that there must be more Bugzilla experts
than that in the UK who would be able to do the odd bit of contract

Just as a guideline, for Bugzilla work I've been charging 400 GBP per
day, plus expenses, which is less than my rates for other work (this
is one of the small ways in which I help to promote Bugzilla :-)).  I
reckon an initial site visit to assess requirements and do a basic
install takes one day; configuration and some basic customization can
take one or two more days (and can usually be done remotely).
Subsequently, each site should be offered upgrade/maintenance work
about once per quarter, and that will often turn into another day or
two's work.

Anyone interested?

Nick B

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