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Re: [NYC-rb] Freelance market?

From: Pete S.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:58 AM
Hey Tim - I tend to agree with Leonard. If you're a serious engineer (which it sounds like you are) and you know to package/present your experience well in attracting new clients, I'm sure you'll find opportunities. Especially if you're interested in startups since the NYC startup scene as exploded, and there are *many* early-stage startups that find the full-stack Rails engineer very appealing. 

If not, Pivotal Labs or Cyrus Innovation or others have probably reached out to you to offer you a full-time Rails position already. ;)

You might also check out g33ktalk.com (full disclosure, I'm the founder - based in NYC). We're building a community of startup engineers by exposing the engineering culture of top startups. Can be a good way to explore the technologies different teams are using to build their platforms and do research on companies you might be interested in approaching. 

Good luck!

-pete


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Leonard Bogdonoff <[address removed]> wrote:
You won't have a hard time finding work at all.

Im a frontend developer and got a full-time gig in my first week.

Come with enough money to pay for the deposit / downpayment for rent and you should be fine.

Worst case scenario, you can pull remote work while you're here.

Check out the Temp-to-Perm hiring agencies if you're in a bind.

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On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Tim Preston wrote:

Hi NYC.rb,

My name is Tim and I'm moving to NYC in two months from Australia via Singapore.

I have 10 years experience in software, 5 years with Ruby and Rails.

I'm wondering if anyone can give me their opinion on the freelance/contract market there. Will I struggle to find work? What's the best way to make myself known?

Thanks in advance,
Tim

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