Show HN: Get a Hand LA

austinbeer | 85 points

you've listed some skills that you can bring to bear to a problem, but what are example problems you're trying to solve? i'd think that with most small businesses closed, they'd be hard to help right now for instance.

it'd probably help to list some of the kinds of projects you imagine so that folks who need help/want to give help can decide to do so (or not).

for instance, could you use product, project, or general management help? legal skills? do you want to work with government agencies? medical ones? non-profits? how about tenant's rights organizations? etc.

clairity | 2 months ago

I think this is great. As you wrote, you have the luxury of comfort in the midst of all this and are offering what skills you have to those who might need them. My tiny non-profit is applying! Thanks for doing this, it's lovely.

ForrestN | 2 months ago

Hi! Sorry, OP here who loves text-only sites! A couple of us designers wanted to find a way to help LA, the city we love. If anyone needs some help or wants to help, please click! AMA

austinbeer | 2 months ago

This is awesome! Just submitted to give a hand. Thanks for connecting us all together!

ashwinv11 | 2 months ago

Howdy there! We are a group of Digital Marketing professionals that are donating their time and skills to help Small Businesses affected by Covid-19.

Looks like We've started something similar to help out communities in LA, and Melbourne. If you're interested in joining forces get in touch :)

https://www.howdyhelper.com/

howdyhelper | 2 months ago

This is cool, I guess. If I had an Al Pastor truck, I would submit and expect nothing and appreciate something. But it seems super nebulous. It feels very "We could be the next 72andSunny". Could you follow this up with a Show HN revealing what you eventually accomplished?

anticsapp | 2 months ago

Wish I could give a hand, but I don’t live in LA and my most valuable skill is writing software which doesn’t really help much during a pandemic I guess.

xwdv | 2 months ago

Note that on mobile chrome I see the numbers for "Here’s how it works" offset in a wonky way.

duxup | 2 months ago

So good - submitted mine :)

Really cool that you all are doing this. This will immensely help bootstrapped startups.

TaylorGood | 2 months ago

This is so very cool. Great job stepping up like this to the whole team!

dhimes | 2 months ago

Great, thanks for doing this!

Love the simple, straightforward design.

frahs | 2 months ago

so it's only LA right?

bitten | 2 months ago

I need app simple app that will recover any other app password

tammyhbonner | 2 months ago

> you've listed some skills that you can bring to bear to a problem, but what are example problems you're trying to solve? i'd think that with most small businesses closed, they'd be hard to help right now for instance.

> it'd probably help to list some of the kinds of projects you imagine so that folks who need help/want to give help can decide to do so (or not).

> for instance, could you use product, project, or general management help? legal skills? do you want to work with government agencies? medical ones? non-profits? how about tenant's rights organizations? etc.

tammyhbonner | 2 months ago

Hurts my eyes. You should make copy smaller and use better margins.

johnwheeler | 2 months ago

Seems exploitative - Angelinos aren't hurting for work right now, they're hurting for a paycheck. I'd like to see some kind of compensation model.

jcpsimmons | 2 months ago