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Monthly Meeting - December/2013

  • Dec 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • AutoTrack

December's topic will be: Freelancing.

This month, Shawn McCool will be telling us the story of his freelance business.

Schedule
19:00: Welcome Drinks 
19:30 - 20:30: "Freelancing: How to Fail" 
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle 
20:45: Social, drinks and food.

Speaker: Shawn McCool
Shawn has been developing for the web professionally for over 15 years. Most of his job is planning and developing web sites. But, he is always working on squeezing in game development.

In June of 2011 Shawn moved from Nashville, TN to Utrecht in the Netherlands. He works from home (sometimes cafes) and is actively studying Dutch.

Talk: "Freelancing: How To Fail"
After over a decade of full-time software development, Shawn (with business partner, Justin) decided to put his money where his mouth was and work for himself. A year later, it looked like it was time to give up. This talk is about the problems that almost caused the business to fail and how they were overcome to create a healthy business.

Raffle
We got some awesome stuff to give away this month, so make sure you attend another awesome meetup!

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  • Robin S.

    Great talk! Really liked the discussion and questions afterwards as well! As I mentioned on the way out of Autotrack: the way you brought your experience instead of "this is the way it works" really worked!

    December 19, 2013

  • Tamas I.

    really interesting talk about freelancing, with some good insights.

    December 19, 2013

  • Arjan U.

    Missed the boat from cs. 21minutes to wait...

    December 19, 2013

  • Jeroen Vd G.

    Sorry have to cancel last minute: there are no trains going from my work to Amsterdam atm... Have fun all.

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested in joining the group

    December 7, 2013

    • Dennis de G.

      Where is the IRC channel? I can't seem find information about it :)

      December 19, 2013

    • Jeroen Vd G.

      #amsterdamphp on freenode

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • Sacha de R.

    Same for me - damn cold twice in 2 months! One more spot open. Enjoy guys.

    December 19, 2013

  • Herberto G.

    Unfortunatly Im ill so Im skipping this one. Gonna open my slot.

    December 19, 2013

  • Frank de J.

    It says AutoTrack ... but I think we all know who's responsible here ;)

    2 · December 12, 2013

  • Dario

    Holiday :-)

    December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to look after the kids

    December 11, 2013

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