One-on-one mentoring for startup coders & designers.

Built by Sharky.

ruby on rails

The Project

Hackerbuddy pairs you up with fellow coders, designers & beta-testers to give friendly, free advice via email.

It's a reasonably small community with over 7,000 members who have a broad range of skills, ranging from security testing and app development all the way to logo and landing page design. There's also a lot of people who are willing to beta test products.

Interestingly, it's also a recursive app, in that Hackerbuddy uses Hackerbuddy to build Hackerbuddy.


Press & Testimonials

A clever little site that helps coders & designers help each other. - Stephen Fry
A great social concept. - Kate Russell, BBC
Simple to use, attractively designed, and with the right userbase, could be a real boon to programmers and startup types. - Jolie O'Dell, Mashable


Rolled out Hackerbuddy v2

With v2, I completely rewrote the app from the ground up and significantly improved functionality and UI.

December 2011

Launched Hackerbuddy

The initial launch of Hackerbuddy, which was covered by Mashable.

February 2011