October 2016 Meetup!!


The October 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for October 17th from 6PM to 8:00PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Why A 10 Billion-Dollar SnapChat Is Good News For You: Knowing and Getting Your Market Value!

Don’t we love to talk about the latest twenty-something overnight Internet billionaires, and their apps worth so much on paper, in stock, for cash, or even in trade for countless strands of bright, shiny beads? But what about the smaller, important successes that happen all around us, all the time? Not so much. We back away from talk of salary and rates. We consider them secondary to the important work of building software. But every day, developers find a way to do the work they love and be paid fairly at the same time, a circumstance that promotes healthy focus on what matters day to day. In this session, you’ll learn from the compensation negotiation successes — and mistakes — of a nearly twenty-year career as a software developer, in the roles of full-time employee, contractor, unemployed freelancer, and long-term consultant. Discover strategies that will help you recognize and attain your elusive, yet concrete, personal value in the marketplace today.

Speaker Bio:
Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. He enjoys helping others solve problems through technology, whether it’s the small business getting on the web for the first time, or a Fortune 500 company expanding its enterprise. Although he started his career using BASIC on an Atari 800, he took a big detour, getting Biology and English degrees before rediscovering programming, with a new thing called the World Wide Web. He is currently Managing Architect and Practice Lead at Information Control Company (ICC) in Columbus Ohio. Find Jeff at @jeffreymckenzie.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!


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