Panel: Working as a Drupal Dev: Freelance vs Subcontract vs Employment
With all of the sessions on a business' perspective of a Drupal Developer, why not get the Developer's point of view as to what is involved in being a Drupal Developer.
This session will be a panel discussion with 3 types of developers, 1) The Freelance Developer: this is someone who works for themselves as a Drupal Developer; 2) The Contract Developer: this is someone who does freelance, as well as works contract for a Drupal Development Firm; and 3) The Employee Drupal Developer: this is someone that works at a Drupal Development Firm as a full time employee.
The discussion would cover topics like:
- What challenges are faced and how are they dealt with in each situation?
- What do you feel is the advantage to working as an employee vs a contractor vs a freelancer?
- What are suggestions that could be given to a developer wanting to be in the same developer type?
This will be focussed on the developer, themer, programmer, etc, not the shop, and the advantages / disadvantages of the different types. Should be interesting, for both shop owners and developers.