121 RR Consulting vs Product Work with Adam Keys

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    01:17 – Adam Keys Introduction

    02:11 – What is a Consultant?

    03:58 – Consultants vs Contractors

    04:46 – Consulting Work vs Product Work

    • Perspective & Goals
    • Cash Flow

    08:39 – Making the Product Better vs Getting Paid

    13:15 – Good Consultants vs Bad Consultants

    15:11 – Freedom of Experimentation

    • Communication

    18:16 – Responsibility for writing good code

    20:38 – Are consultants more likely to speak at conferences or work on things like podcasts?

    • Permission to take time off
    • Billable Hours

    26:26 – Development Process: Freelance vs Full Time

    31:02 – Attitude Towards Writing Code

    • Cutthroat vs Quality Code

    37:56 – Job Security

    41:42 – Technology Choices

    • Risk

    45:07 – Iteration vs Long-Term Thinking, Architecture & Design

    55:16 – Grinders, Cowboy Coders, and Cut Rate Consultants

    Book Club

    Confident Ruby by Avdi Grimm! Use the discount code ROGUESCLUB for 20% off of any of the editions! Avdi will talk about the book on the show on October 16th, 2013.

    Next Week

    Daemons with Kenneth Kalmer