The era of full-time, permanent employment established during the last century has come to an end. With 35% of the workforce engaged in independent work, the norms and standards for finding fulfilling gigs and forging a successful career path are quickly shifting for 55 million people. Technology has made freelancing a more accessible and liberating reality — but it has also created an overwhelming mix of job-find opportunities that are tricky to navigate on your own. At this event, you will learn how to define your marketable skill set as a freelancer and find a continuous stream of work you love. Tune in for real-life tips from professional freelancers and contractors about establishing yourself as an independent worker, enhancing your personal brand, finding your community of like-minded professionals, and mining your network for promising opportunities.
We’ll be sharing ideas and stories around:
Amplifying your personal brand as a freelancer
Defining your marketable skill set — and market value
Finding your community
Leveraging relationships and referrals to find continuous work
About the Panelists
Founder and Owner, Dedual Enterprises
Nicolas Dedual is a software developer, entrepreneur and founder of both Odd Truth and Dedual Enterprises. Mr. Dedual has collaborated with companies such as Intel Corporation, HBO, Dolby Laboratories, PepsiCo and others in crafting their mobile application experiences and coaching management staff on how to think like engineers and present tech insights. Mr. Dedual is an avid independent content creator who has tackled a number of properties and mediums, ranging from comic books to film and VR-related content.
Backend Engineer, sp0n
David worked at Citibank for several years as a derivatives margin analyst. After deciding to explore new fields, he completed a coding boot camp with Launch Academy in 2015. Shortly after he found a job as a full stack developer for an apartment search startup called CitySpade. He also freelanced for a company called sp0n, who has developed a crime awareness app. Currently, David is still working at sp0n as a full time backend engineer.
Founder and Product Director, Nanaimo Studio
Boon is the founder and product director of Nanaimo Studio, a mobile development studio based in NYC and China and has contributed to large scale mobile apps such as iHeartRadio and Discovery GO. He has extensive experience with mobile development consulting, having previously worked for companies such as Vivendi Universal, Amazon and Microsoft. His passion is in building things and working with great people. You can reach Boon at email@example.com.
Independent Artist, Writer, and Designer
Will Baker is an independent artist, writer, and designer. He’s been designing for print and web since web took cues from print, rather than the other way around. Between his freelancing years, he led creative direction and design to establish the brands and products behind premium fashion-tech startups Trumaker and Keaton Row.