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Re: [ljc] So you want to be a Java contractor?

From: Rui M.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:08 PM
Hi Barry,

I think this is a great subject, specially for someone new on the market. The meetup could provide information and/or advice on how to start working as a contractor, what are the differences between contract/permanent, even information about the legal/tax part of it. I would attend an event like that.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Dionne CF <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Barry

Yes please. I would appreciate attending a LJC meetup event that covers this topic, as contracting is something I've been wishing I had done a long time ago, but didn't really know how to get going and take that leap from permie ville.



From: Barry Cranford <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 9:28
Subject: [ljc] So you want to be a Java contractor?

Hi Guys,

We are often approached by permanent developers looking to get into contracting with lots of questions about what the market is like and looking for advice on Ltd companies and how to get started etc. We often use small communities to solve these problems hence the mentoring network for students and the CTO network for aspiring CTOs. I thought the best thing we could do was set up a small online group of contractors that I knew I could trust that have been contracting in the past, and ask questions through that group.

I have now set up the RecWorks Contractor Network (RCN), the idea being people can network and share advice on their experiences. It also means we can find out a really good cross section on what is happening in the contract market. It has only been running for a few weeks, but has already been quite active with questions and advice, a few of the members suggested organising a Meetup to share advice and I felt this may be more suited to the LJC where we could have a larger impact and offer more advice.

We are just trying to do a litmus test to understand if there is sufficient interest in the LJC to open this event to you guys. Please email me directly, or through the list, to let me know.

- Would you be interested in a Meetup either to hear about or share your advice on the contract market e.g. how to get started, the difference between working as a contractor or permanent developer etc

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