21 Rules for Software Consulting

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Excerpt

Do you have what it takes to succeed as a software consultant? Or will you crash and burn out in an avalanche of missed deadlines, overdue bills and litiginous former clients? Learn the 21 rules and you have a much better chance of surviving, or even succeeding.

Description

Do you have what it takes to succeed as a software consultant? Or will you crash and burn out in an avalanche of missed deadlines, overdue bills and litigious former clients? Learn the 21 rules and you have a much better chance of surviving, or even succeeding.

In this lightning seminar, Josh Berkus, a freelance database consultant of 15 years’ experience, will teach you about client management, contracting, estimates, project management, and billing. While not a complete education on running a consulting business, these rules of thumb have been popular and useful to freelancers around the world for years.

Don’t go tear your hair out or go bankrupt … learn the rules.

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Speaker

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    Josh Berkus

    PostgreSQL Project

    Biography

    Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL project. He is CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. and in his 12 years as a database consultant he has worked with CouchDB, MySQL, Oracle, and MSSQL Server as well as Postgres, and is heavily involved in many OSS communities, including BIRT, OSCON, OSfA, Noisebridge and more. He’s also a potter and a mean cook.

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