Freelancers’ Show

The Ruby Freelancers Show 043 – Improving Teams

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 01:39 – Addressing Team Issues Implementing Change Stand-Up Meetings 04:44 – Stand-Up Meeting Issues 07:37 – Organization Politics Expetise Experience 11:21 – Idea Resistence People Problems Control 18:16 – Problematic Coworkers 20:26 – Team Communication Internet Relay Chat…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 042 – Planning For The New Year

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 01:18 – Planning For the Year New Media Expo Consumer Electronics Show MountainWest RubyConf Rails Ramp Up 06:57 -…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 041 – Hiring Other People

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 02:33 – Designers Referrals 12:00 – Bookkeepers Accountant recommendations/preference 19:44 – Virtual Assistants …

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 040 – Grab Bag

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code) Discussion 01:28 – What do you do when prospective clients only want to hire you full-time? Employees vs Contractors On-site work 08:35 – How to get clients from a different country or timezone Enforcing contracts…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 039 – What Should I Have On My Website?

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code) Discussion 01:47 – Static sites vs WordPress Jekyll 03:33 – Important parts of a Website Placeholder sites Contact information 04:27 – Getting contacted Wufoo 07:43 – Blog Posts theAdmin.org 08:45 – Portfolios Eric’s Portfolio Landing Pages 11:05 – Testimonials 11:55 – Mailing Lists/Newsletters Trustbuilding…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 038 – Optimizing Pipelines

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript) Discussion 01:11 – Optimizing your sales and marketing pipeline Lead generation (marketing) Lead conversion Project delivery 08:54 – Follow ups 11:24 – Lead categories Want to work right now Trying to decide Decide against…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 037 – Overcoming Isolation

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript) Dicussion 02:50 – Overcoming Isolation Working from coffeehouses Lunch dates 06:25 – Recruiting others with similar interests 07:40 – Talk on Twitter 07:46 – Evan’s Apprentice 09:46 – Pairing Remote vs Physical 11:19 – Personality Types 12:13…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 036 – Speaking at Conferences

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript) Discussion 02:02 – Picking topics Passion Frustration Driven Development: Evan’s WindyCityRails Talk 2012 Listener questions/interest Lynchpin by Seth Godin “Doing what you love and sharing with other people” 07:08 – Speaking at…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 035 – Book Picks

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript) Discussion 01:36 – Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch (Eric) 04:51 – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (Chuck) David Allen Company Podcast 06:30 – Time Management for System Administrators by Tom…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 034 – Brownfield

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Evan Light (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript) Discussion 01:58 – Brownfield Projects Contrast to Greenfield Legacy Code 06:50 – Labeling and defining a Brownfield Project Age Decrepitude 08:37 – How to handle Brownfield Projects…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 033 – Managing Client Expectations

Panel Evan Light (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Discussion 01:30 – Dealing with unrealistic expectations 03:13 – “The Iron Triangle” Cost Performance Schedule 04:02 – Bad management 05:07 – Establishing expectations Prioritizing Schedule & Budget 08:08 – Rescue Clients & Projects 11:34 – Developers are not interchangeable…

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The Ruby Freelancers Show 032 – Pivoting to New Technology

Panel Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Jim Gay (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript) Discussion 01:26 – Topic: Pivoting Into New Development Areas 02:00 – Taking time off as a freelancer 02:39 – Business of Freelancing: Eric Davis & Brennan Dunn 03:52 – Podcast Answer Man:…

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