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Re: [nycpython] Software consultants & freelancers in NYC: Can I buy you a beer?

From: David C.
Sent on: Sunday, August 1, 2010 11:31 AM
Hey Matt,
I bet there are other people here who would like to be a part of that
discussion.  Can I make a suggestion?  If you find a
consultant/freelance­r who wants to meet about it, why don't you
announce the date/time and we'll put up an event with a limit of 5 or
6 people, with you two attending?

If you don't feel comfortable doing that, (or even if you do!) would
you consider writing up your takeaway from the meeting, at least those
pieces that are general?

(P.S. now is a great time to be looking for a job as a Python
developer in the city.  At our last NYC Python meeting 6 people out of
40 attendees were hiring.  I'm looking to host some sort of python job
event in september, so if you're still looking for something serious
by then, be sure to join us there!)

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Matt Miller <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello.
> My name is Matt Miller and I just moved to NYC in March. Before moving
> here,?I was the lead developer for a small non-profit organization and
> now I'm?currently working as a developer in a short term contract
> position at a bank. My contract will be ending soon, so I'm exploring
> my options for employment afte that.
> Since I am most motivated on projects where I can get excited about
> how the code I'm writing helps users, I'm not inclined to take another
> corporate job. The payoff for the code I write is too abstract, and
> there are too few users. Thus, I'm weighing two options: looking for a
> position in a smaller, software-focused company, or consulting and
> free-lance work.
> Here's where you come in. I don't feel I know enough about consulting
> and freelancing to make a wise decision. If you are a successful
> freelancer or software consultant in or near NYC, I'd love the
> opportunity to talk with you about your experiences. If you'd like to
> get together over a beer or coffee and share war stories, please
> contact me.
> I'm generally available in Manhattan or Brooklyn on weekdays after
> 6:45, or anywhere the trains go on Saturday and Sunday morning.
> For a little more background on me, see
> (If you're a small, software-focused company looking for a Python,
> HTML, Javascript, or Flex dev, I'd love to talk to you too. One of the
> biggest benefits I see in working for you would be the business
> incentive to refine the code and craft the user experience.)
> Thanks,
> Matt Miller
> [address removed]
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