Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2012

All the drops gather here.
Seattle, October 20-21, 2012

Panel: Working as a Drupal Dev: Freelance vs Subcontract vs Employment

Community, Business and Project Management
Experience Level: 

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 work on 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, and the advantages / disadvantages of the different types. Should be interesting, for both shop owners and developers.