I am professional programmer and would like to get started on Salesforce programming. I am not certain upfront about the appropriate curriculum, but we should probably start helping me start and configure developer account, covering predefined objects (customer? employee? appointment? not sure, whatever is the default stuff), basic theme configuration, generating charts, and whatever else you can quickly explain. I learn quickly, but basically need handholding in this case.
Instruction will be in teleconference Skype voice chat, oDesk screen sharing, text sharing and similar.
Payment wise I can pay a lump sum (e.g. price of the project) and hourly bonuses as needed / negotiated.
In your bid please elaborate on your familiarity with Salesforce and propose a brief study curriculum. I would especially appreciate if you can propose something I did not mention above. I figure there ought to be more to the topic than what little I have heard of it.