From Geek To Peak: Your First 365 Days As A Technical Consultant

From Geek To Peak: Your First 365 Days As A Technical Consultant

by Thomas Myer


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From Geek to Peak has one goal: transform the cubicle-dwelling wage-slave geek into a successful freelancer. Are you a corporate-bound web developer, QA tester, documentation specialist, project manager, CSS maven, JavaScript guru, Rails expert, or PHP demigod?Are you about to be laid off? Is your job being moved overseas without you? Are you just plain tired of working on the same go-nowhere projects over and over? Are you up to here with all the endless meetings and reporting to a boss that knows less than you do?Do you want to make your own way in the world, but don't know how to start? Then this book is for you! It focuses specifically on:a) problems specific to technical freelancers and consultants b) issues that you will encounter in your first 365 days in business.This book is written by a seasoned technical consultant, and it will give you the inside scoop on what you need to succeed in your first year in business.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934840566
Publisher: Nimble Books LLC
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Thomas Myer is a technical book author, consultant, and web developer. In 2001, he founded Triple Dog Dare Media in Austin, Texas. Triple Dog Dare Media helps companies in two ways: by writing technical copy (case studies, white papers, articles, and user guides) and by creating CodeIgniter-based applications like content management systems, portals, and ecommerce systems.

Thomas Myer is the author of No Nonsense XML Web Development with PHP (Sitepoint, 2004), Lead Generation on the Web (O'Reilly, 2007) and Professional CodeIgniter (WROX, 2008). He has also authored dozens of technical and business articles for IBM DeveloperWorks, Amazon Web Services, AOL, Darwin Magazine, and others.

Since founding Triple Dog Dare Media in 2001, he's made every single mistake in the book as concerns business, but learned valuable lessons along the way. His friends and spouse encouraged him to collect the hard-won wisdom of consulting and put it into a book-thus, Geek to Peak was born.

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