Have you ever thought, “I could do better than that” after reading an article on a developer Web site or in a magazine? If so, here’s your chance to prove it.

Builder AU is a community-driven Web site by developers, for Australian developers. Become a contributor and you’ll help shape your community by sharing your experiences and opinions about the topics that concern you and your peers. In exchange, you’ll earn some free exposure and get to see your name up in HTML tags. It could possibly help you find a new job.

Candidates need no writing experience, although it certainly helps, and there’s no need to quit your day job. In fact, we want you to keep that day job. We want development professionals who can write for Builder AU

Programmers helping programmers

The Builder AU Program area is devoted to providing resources, information, and peer-to-peer interaction for those whose jobs primarily revolve around producing code. We’re particularly looking for professional programmers with experience in any of the following:

  • Java and J2EE
  • UNIX, BSD, or Linux development
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • C and C++
  • ColdFusion
  • Web Technologies
  • .NET and other Microsoft development tools and platforms
  • Wireless and mobile development
  • Coding hints or tips

But the world does not revolve around code, as much as it may surprise some of you to hear it. So, in addition to these technical topics, we’re looking for contributors who can write about the non-technical topics that developers face on the job: time management, career issues, and building people skills.

If you’re interested in contributing articles for the Program area, send the editors an e-mail describing your qualifications and any ideas you may have for articles.

How are you going to build that?

Our Architect area is intended for the designers, analysts, and of course, the system architects of the development world. It provides higher-level content on application design and architecture for that audience. We’re looking for contributors with experience in any of the following:

  • Object-oriented application design and design patterns
  • Database design
  • Distributed application architecture
  • XML design and implementation
  • Platforms and architectures
  • Career and work-related topics

If you’re interested in writing on these or any other topics that you think might be a good fit within our Architect area, please contact our editorial staff. Send the editors an e-mail and describe your qualifications, along with any ideas for articles that you may have.

Not restricted to managers

Our Manage area is intended to serve not only those with the word “manager” in their job titles but also anyone who is expected to lead other developers. We’d like to find contributors for this area who can write from experience about any of the following topics:

  • Real-world project management
  • Leadership
  • The art of herding cats and managing development
  • Career and work-related topics
  • Building project plans and sticking to them
  • Australian specific management issues

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in writing about these or other topics you think would fit in our Manage area. Send the editors an e-mail briefly describing your qualifications and article ideas.


If you are a writer or journalist who knows the development world well, we’d like to hear from you as well. Send our editors an e-mail describing your areas of expertise and interest.

Can’t write an article? Suggest a topic instead!

We keep telling you that this is a community site, and we want to prove it to you. So, if there’s an area we need to improve upon or a topic you’d like to see covered more, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Drop our editors a line anytime.