Episode 17

The Ruby Freelancers Show 017 – Subcontractors

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June 8th, 2012

51 mins 44 secs

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About this Episode

Panel

Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Summer Camp)
Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
Evan Light (twitter github blog)
Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog)

Discussion

Subcontracting programming
Assistants
Subcontracting design
Communication breakdowns
oDesk
Screening Processes
CSS
Mac App Development
Chop-chop
Pair programming
Subcontractors talking directly to the clients
Desired attributes of a subcontractors

Can work remotely without supervision
Reliability
People you already know
Great communication skills


Problems that can crop up with delivery
You are responsible for your subcontractors' work (including the screw ups)
Have a contract
Communicating with subcontractors

Chiliproject
Skitch
Skype
Email
CloudApp
Pivotal Tracker
Dropbox
Balsamiq Mockups
AIM/iChat
TeamViewer
Join.me
Screenflow


Tracking Subcontracting Time

Harvest
Freshbooks


Billing for the subcontractor's time

Hourly with a rate markup
Hourly with no markup
Hourly under a fixed bid project


Passing along subcontractor's invoices included with your invoices
Including subcontractor's time on your own invoices

Picks

Canable (Evan)
Presentation on Distraction (Eric)
Podcasting A to Z (Chuck)
Brother Labeler (Chuck)

Book Club
We're reading Get Clients Now and will be talking to C.J. Hayden at the beginning of July.