Thursday December 21, 2006

I’m recruiting web developers for a new project in Hong Kong

MOOD: Excited

I’m sorry to my friends who might be getting this two or three times, but I really need to get the word out there. Patrick, Mark and I are starting a new venture in Hong Kong with Terence called AliveNotDead. Right now, the web site is the official site for “Alive”, the Hong Kong band, but our plans are to convert it into something really, really cool. We’re already in mid-development but I’m looking for two more qualified team members so I’d appreciate it if you guys could help out by recommending your qualified friends.

On a personal side note, as with Mark and Patrick, I’ll be relocating to Hong Kong from Xiamen. I’ll probably still be spending 25% of my time in Xiamen to help out with, but right now our friends Jimmy and Asics are running the site and doing a good job developing a good stream of ad revenue for it. In the meanwhile, I’ll be spending most of my energies launching AliveNotDead early next year.

================================= is seeking two founding team members

  • Head Graphic/UI Web Designer
  • Senior Web Programmer (PHP/Mysql)

Positions are located in Hong Kong, but we can help you relocate if necessary.

About AliveNotDead
AliveNotDead ( is an online community of artists (musicians, filmmakers, and more) centered around Hong Kong and Taiwan and located in Hong Kong. Our goal is to allow artists of all levels to find and communicate directly with their fans and to help fans find new great artists as well as communicate and connect with other fans. We are building a social community similar to MySpace featuring artist profiles, blogs, photos, music downloads, and other communication tools with direct involvement by many Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists. Our efforts are targeted at here in Asia but we aim to help our artists find fans abroad by offering both English and Chinese language versions of the site. is the creation of the founders of Rotten Tomatoes (, a leading movie web site and now a part of Fox Interactive Media (also the parent of MySpace) in partnership with various Hong Kong local celebrities. The team has a proven track record of developing and selling great Internet companies and intends to build another great Internet company with the new AliveNotDead web site.

More about the founders
Patrick Lee:

Stephen Wang:

This is the chance to be employee number five and six for the founding team of a great new online community.

Head Graphic/UI Web Designer
Be the one-and-only designer of the web site and all marketing materials.

  • Work in a small team (two programmers and one designer) to program and launch the new AliveNotDead online community.
  • Define the look-and-feel of the new version of the online community
  • Create unique-and-original designs for the official online profiles of dozens of Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists and celebrities. You must have a distinct graphic design voice but also be able to provide great designs using other styles.
  • Establish a new identiy for AliveNotDead with new branding and marketing materials.
  • You must have proven experience developing interfaces for other web sites.
  • Advanced photography skills are a BIG plus.

Senior Web Programmer (PHP/Mysql),
Be the first hired programmer for the new AliveNotDead team.

  • Work in a small team (two programmers and one designer) to program and launch the new AliveNotDead online community.
  • Be a vital voice in defining the featureset and roadmap of the web site in the coming years.
  • Good experience programming in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP) environment. You don’t necessarily need a Computer Science or Electrical Engineering degree, but you need to show us your abilties and drive by showing us both your job programming experience and your personal programming projects.
  • An independent, resourceful problem-solver who knows how to find the solution to anything. You might not know how to get something done at the beginning, but you’re confident enough in your abilities to find a way of getting it done by the end.


  • This is not a 9-to-5 job (which hopefully you aren’t searching for anyways). This is a mission to build something of long-lasting value that will eventually make you a star amongst your circle of friends. We’ll all be working non-traditional hours and team members

    will be required to put in the time necessary to get the work done.

  • You must completely obsessed with the online world and online communities. Do you spend more time online on social worlds like MySpace, World of Warcraft, Facebook, Gaia Online and others than in the “real world”? Do most of your conversations with friends (online, of course) usually start with “Do you know what REALLY bugs me with <insert online community of your choice>?” This is a good starting point for fitting in with our team. Don’t bother to apply if you’re not prepared to show us your rigorously updated blog and or a frequent particiapant in online forums.
  • You must also have a deep and abiding love for music and movies. We’re building an online community centered around music and movie artists. All of the founders are big movie and music fans and a big part of our lives away from work involve watching movies and seeing concerts, so this will greatly help you perform your role and feel a part of the team.
  • This position is located in Hong Kong. You must be able to speak either English or Mandarin Chinese. The ability to speak both is a plus. The ability speak Cantonese is a BIG plus. The ability to read and type Chinese is a BIG plus. If you are not currently located in Hong Kong, you must be willing to relocate by February (at our expense).
  • We’re looking for nice, ethical, smart people. We will keep the team small for as long as we need to so we need to know that we can trust our first few team members and enjoy working together for the long-term.

We are a small team looking to do BIG things so we provide an ample salary and generous equity to our few star players. Also, we are willing to provide a relocation allowance to help you move to Hong Kong.

Interested? Please email Stephen Wang at swang75 =at=

We’d really appreciate it if you could also help us out by sending this out to your qualified friends. Thanks!

One thought on “Thursday December 21, 2006”

  1. Hey! It looks like you don’t update this very so maybe you’ll never see this, but I don’t have a RottenTomatoes account so I couldn’t write a comment on your primary blog.

    I recently saw the 4 Heavenly Kings movie that starred Alive Not Dead. It was hilarious and entertaining but I wish they had gone all the way and done a really scathing criticism of the HK movie industry. It was too lightweight! But still great to see. I’m really interested to see how your Alive Not Dead web project turns out. I assume you’re working with Daniel Wu & Terence on this in some capacity? Good luck! Sounds awesome.


Comments are closed.