Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become part of LateLabs?
Apply by connecting your GitHub account, we will automatically create your profile and get you started.
I’m a non-technical person looking for a technical co-founder. Can Late Labs help?
No. Late Labs is a platform to connect hackers with other hackers to collaborate on side projects. Some projects require other skills if you create a mini-resume click here.
(non-developer form: Name, Location, Skill set ‘sales, copywrite, design, legal, marketing’ Open field to write in 500 words or less what type of project they are looking for)
I need to recruit talent for my company or startup. Can Late Labs help?
Late Labs has a strict NO RECRUITING policy.
Developers need to eat, how do people get paid?
Late Labs is all about connecting people that have shared goals. These goals could be to learn something new, help a cause, solve a specific problem, work on a open source project, or to just help out other developers. We think that communities that help people organize around their side projects should be free and we are going to make it that way forever. Sometimes there may be a project that a company posts that will be interesting enough for people to want to spend some of their side project hacking on it, say a rad company has an API they want tested pre-launch or huge data set and they aren’t quite sure how to use, and they need outside help. In those cases if you choose to work with them you will be paid hourly, and paid well.
I thought Late Labs was all about equity sharing, what happened?
We believe that equity is a great incentive to get things done in the early days of a startup. We also think that equity considerations should be handled up front, even on a side projects. After testing the idea for 6 months and learning a lot, we decided against creating a marketplace around equity. To learn more check out our blog post here.
We are working on releasing some standard documents that reflect best practices, but in the meantime contact us if you have any questions about equity. We are happy to share our knowledge.
If I apply to LateLabs with a GitHub account that is completely private will I get accepted?
No, we will only accept candidates after we have a chance to review your code. If all of your repositories are private, we may send you an email asking for more information, or there is a chance we will pass. If you want to send more information about yourself after you apply you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I become a LateLabs developer if I don’t have a GitHub account?
Yes, send your resume and portfolio to email@example.com. If you get accepted and want to work on a project you will need to create a GitHub account.
Can anyone work on any project?
The selection process for paid projects is facilitated by Late Labs, but the company who is sponsoring the project makes the final decision. To work on a project you will need to apply for a specific one, have an interview, and get accepted.
What types of projects are best for Late Labs?
Projects on API’s, big data, MVP’s, short term engagement for SCRUM or beta hacking are best. Anything that takes more than 20 hours per week or lasts longer then 6 weeks will most likely not be a fit.
How can a company post a project on Late Labs?
Contact us -> here