Hello all:The second indieconf conference is coming up November 19 in Raleigh!What is indieconf about? Well... Tech conferences focus on tech, and business conferences focus on business. Indieconf…Read More
Hopefully someone here can help me figure this out.I just got a message from someone on linkedin - I'm not in his network, he's not in mine (we're in a shared group). However, whenever I want to…Read More
This was inspired by a conversation earlier this summer with a group of people talking about job hunting and freelancing. One of the suggestions I gave was "work your network", and I got an immediate "That's just a phrase! What specifically can *I* do?" So I started putting some thoughts down, and wanted to share some here.
The busiest people I know *tend* to be…Read More
I’ve been asked this question ever since the I started the first indieconf a few years ago. Recently I was asked about this from the perspective of someone who is hoping to get in to tech-conference speaking (and I hope most people in the tech field give it a shot at least once – you might like it!) So… I decided to post some thoughts here about the selection process.
Firstly, every conference is different. Some will have a full…Read More
The short answer is no! There are dozens of events for techies to go learn about great tech stuff. I go to some myself, and enjoy them, but the aim of indieconf is different. While many (most?) of the attendees will have a technical background (developer, designer, etc), the conference is meant to focus on the soft-side of working for yourself. Sessions cover the financial, legal, emotional(!), marketing and yes, some…Read More
I recently found this article from Fox News regarding freelance workers, indicating that freelancers were, statistically, healthier and happier than similar people who were employees. From the article: