Talk in English - UK at PHP South Africa
View Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/jonathanbossenger/taking-back-ownership-of-the-word-freelancer
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/3e601 (QR-Code (opens in new window))
A freelancer or freelance worker is defined as a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. Since becoming a freelance developer in 2010 I've discovered that there is a stigma attached to the word. I don't know if it is developer specific, but every time I meet or take on a new client the fact that I am 'freelance' tends to inspire visions of horror, usually of poor deliverables, bad client support and just a general lack of responsibility. In my talk, I would like to unpack this problem and provide some solutions to it.