Freelancers’ Show

The Freelancers’ Show 065 – Handling Prospects’ Poor Technology Choices with Jevin Maltais

Panel Jevin Maltais (github Quickjack Solutions) Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Curtis McHale (twitter github blog) Reuven Lerner (twitter github blog) Charles M…

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The Freelancers’ Show 064 – Social Media

Panel Curtis McHale (twitter github blog) Reuven Lerner (twitter github blog) Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 42:46 – Social Media Panel Activity Levels SaneBox 03:12 – Primary Social Networks Twitter Facebook LinkedIn 04:07 – LinkedIn Recommendations Job…

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The Freelancers’ Show 063 – WordPress with Curtis McHale

Panel Curtis McHale (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog) Reuven Lerner (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:37 – Reuven Lerner Introduction 01:10 – Curtis McHale Introduction WordPress The Coderpath Podcast 01:57 – Consulting, Tools & Apps fvrb…

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The Freelancers’ Show 062 – Giving Things Away For Free

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:53 – Consulting/Giving time away for free 04:59 – Giving away content to generate leads 09:16 – Tier content and pricing …

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The Freelancers’ Show 061 – Travel

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:44 – Packing 03:15 – Traveling for clients vs conferences 06:38 – Packing cont’d & flying Rick Steves Packing Cube – 3 Set 08:05 – Lodging Staying w/ friends Airbnb Hotels…

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The Freelancers’ Show 060 – Project Management

Panel Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:58 – Project Management 02:46 – Project Management Software Pivotal Tracker Redmine Asana 05:26 – Communication and Clarification Discovery and Estimation 09:59 – Agile Methodology Workflow 15:28 – Billing Project Management Time Harvest 18:57 – Managing…

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The Freelancers’ Show 059 – Overcoming Burnout

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 01:13 – Coping with Burnout Taking up hobbies Outside job stressors Exercise 07:21 – Overcommitting 09:59 – Expectations Having children Setting…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 058 – Convincing Clients of the Value of Testing, Refactoring, Documentation, etc.

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 01:13 – Is there value in testing and refactoring? Client Value vs Developer Value Unit Tests Acceptance Tests 09:22 – Saving time and money Better Code Maintainability 13:45 – When not doing tests hurts 14:39 –…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 057 – Fixed Bids

Panel Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:39 – Experience working with fixed bids 04:08 – Risks Value 06:45 – Collecting Payment Working in phases and milestones 08:56 – Are fixed bid projects…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 056 – Learning on the Job

Panel Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 01:20 – Finding Projects 04:50 – Being up front with clients about what you do and don’t know 06:14 – People…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 055 – Better Communications with Clients, Prospects, and other Contractors with Jenn Swanson (Communication Diva)

Panel Jenn Swanson (twitter Communication Diva eBook) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:32 – Jenn Swanson Introduction C…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 054 – Red Flags with Potential or Current Clients with Ashe Dryden

Panel Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 00:48 – Ashe Dryden Introduction Indie Developer and Conference Organizer from Madison, Wisconsin 02:39 – Contracts Signing yours vs theirs Having…

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