Wednesday, January 12, 2011

With a New Year Comes New Opportunities


2011 is here and with a new year comes new opportunities. Sloopin had a great 2010, but we're out to make 2011 even better.

Before we talk about 2011, we want to say thank you to all our readers and contributors! Whether you simply come to the site to peruse or if you send us emails, pictures or videos, your support is appreciated and why we do what we do here at Sloopin.

With that said, we're aiming for a big 2011. Although we plan to stay true to our mission and continue to provide a place for people in the South Loop to interact and get information about the neighborhood, we're setting our ambitions higher. Here's the catch, we can't do everything alone.

If you have ideas for the blog send them our way ( and we will see what we can do. If you want to write, feel free to email us as well ( But the thing we're most excited about in 2011 is collaborating on a start-up project that centers around Sloopin. Although we can't divulge too much now, we can provide you with the inspiration behind the start-up, which is a poem from Chicago born, virtuoso Shel Silverstein:
All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' in the sun,
Talkin' 'bout the things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda done...
But all those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All ran away and hid
From one little did.

Ok, so that doesn't tell you much. But hopefully it's intriguing.

With that said, the main thing we're looking for right now is web experts. We have a job posting on Craigslist, but here is what we're looking for:
We are seeking talented individuals to work on a start-up venture in Chicago. Whether you consider yourself a Designer, Developer or Database Developer, you may have a fit with us. Our goal is to gather a team which will be building the customer facing web application, along with the database foundations for the internal business to run. We are seeking individuals with previous start-up experience. We are offering cash or equity, or a combination of both. Please indicate if you would consider an equity payment as an option for compensation.

High-level experience is required in one or more of the following areas: javascript, html, css, MS SQL, MySQL, PHP, ColdFusion, vb.NET.

Please include work samples if available and resume in email if interested. This is a contract position to start, possible full time opportunity to follow.
If you or anyone you know might be a fit, feel free to apply via our Craigslist posting or by sending work samples and resumes to

Get ready Sloopers, 2011 is going to be great!


Anonymous said...

im excited..not sure about what...but im excited

Sloopy said...

It's exciting...pretty pretty pretty exciting!

Scrumpy said...

How fantastic! And love me some Shel. :)