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Duck as a service

Stuck? Book a duck!

Have you been working on the same problem for hours and can't get a hold on it? Could you use a fresh set of eyes on your code? Do you have the feeling the solution should be simple, but you can't quite put your finger on it?

Book a duck

How does this work?

  1. You book a session and are paired with one of our highly trained code ducks (a developer familiar with your stack).
  2. You connect on Google Hangouts or Skype and share your screen.
  3. You walk through the situation and what you've already tried.
  4. Quack!
  5. You find a solution or another way forward.

Will Ducks really solve my problem?

The role of Ducks is to try to follow what you are doing, and to ask critical questions. The act of explaining your situation should lead you to gain clarity and hopefully see the next step for yourself.

Is my code safe?

Screen sharing is done using a trustworthy third party service. Ducks can only see the screen or window you are sharing, and can never control or access your computer in any way.

What's all this about ducks?

Rubber Duck Debugging (Wikipedia)

Can you sign an NDA?

All sessions are private and are not recorded in any way. Unfortunately we cannot sign custom agreements because of the legal overhead.

How long does a session take?

A session typically takes about 1 hour, and always less than 2 hours. If you find it useful and would like to continue, you can book further sessions.

What if I'm not satisfied?

If you feel like the session has not helped you in any way, it's not weird to ask for a refund, no questions asked.


Our ducks are comfortable looking at these fine languages and frameworks. We are happy to help with anything else too, but we might not be so quick at following along.

Python Django Framework JavaScript ReactJS VueJS D3


Our hourly price is the same as yours! You pay us your own hourly rate, with a minimum of $50 (+ any applicable tax).

If we can save you even one hour of pulling your hair out, it's already a win!

Sessions are rounded down to the nearest half hour.