Thinking about quitting that desk job and enjoying the freedom of contract development? Already have?

A contract developer for 10 years, I’ll share my philosophy on contracting, some tips on how be successful, and a look at some of the clients you’ll run into.

While my style of contracting may not work for you, this talk will at least challenge you to consider not just how you’re marketing your product, but what your product really is, how you charge for it, and what that means long term.

Already a contract developer? I’ll give some tips on avoiding the painful parts of the job, setting and negotiating your rate, and one simple way to get great clients and keep them happy.

Considering contracting? Meet some of the clients you’ll certainly come across, a few warning signs and things to watch out for, and what needs to happen in each case before you can have a successful relationship.

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Rated 5

Ellie Strejlau at 12:34 on 4 May 2017

This talk was very clear, easy to understand and engaging. Thank you Tim!

Very much enjoyed this talk.

Rated 5

Mike Classic at 18:58 on 5 May 2017

I thought this soft talk was excellent and thorough for the amount of time allotted.

Tim was clearly experienced and conveyed as much with his advice. He explained the pitfalls of contract development as well as how to handle bids.

Tim advised in how to determine your contact rate and how to deal with negotiations.

He listed off a number of different types of clients and how to deal with them as well.

And I personally found his slides quite creative visually and unique.