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How to Become an Independent Contractor

How to Become an Independent Contractor

Frustrated with the longer time it can take them to find new jobs, many older workers are thinking about setting themselves up as independent consultants . However, they don’t all realize that involves more than technical smarts: A lack of business and marketing acumen will doom even the most […] Click to view full article

PATCA Webinar: Handling Late Paying Clients

PATCA Payment Due

PATCA webinar will host Leonard Sklar, author of the book, “The Check Is NOT In The Mail“. He will cover how to get paid more readily in full, on time, at less cost, with less stress, and without losing good customers and clients. Len has spoken on this topic in over 200 cities in all […]

Featured Embedded and Electronic Design Engineer: Aaron Needles

Aaron Needles

Aaron Needles is an engineering consultant specializing in the design of embedded software and hardware. He has over 25 years of experience developing hand-held devices, networking switches, robotic manipulator and vehicle controls, motor controls and distributed control systems for his clients. Recent projects include a Bluetooth-enabled device for breath analysis, a Gamma-ray probe for Potassium […]

Carl Angotti on Strategies for Pricing Consulting Services

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Carl Angotti on Strategies for Pricing Consulting Services Direct link to download “How to Decide How Much to Charge for Your Services” http://traffic.libsyn.com/skmurphy/AngottiPricing180912.mp3 Key approaches – High Level Summary Use the 1000 invoiced hours rule – To reach a desire target income, assume you can invoice 1000 out of the available 2000 working hours there […]

Carl Angotti on “Getting Started Quickly and On the Cheap”

Getting Started

 Direct link to download “Getting Started Quickly and On the Cheap” file http://traffic.libsyn.com/skmurphy/AngottiOnTheCheap180822.mp4 Podcast Transcript This is Sean Murphy of SKMurphy. I’m hosting today’s podcast, and I’m pleased to have Carl Angotti as a guest. Carl is an experienced consultant who’s been a member of PATCA for more than three decades. PATCA is the […]

David Vieira: Analog, Mixed-Signal, & RF Expert — Newly Elected PATCA Board Member

David Vieira

Newly elected to the PATCA Board of Directors, David Vieira is an analog/mixed-signal/RF design engineering consultant. His company Vieira High Frequency specializes in analog semiconductors and RF/wireless electronics. He has experience with a variety of transceiver solutions in a range of frequencies and standards, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/BTLE, RFID/NFC, Industrial-Scientific-Medical (ISM), and other frequency bands.  Located […]

Interesting Talk on Energy Harvesting Technologies

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Interesting talk about energy harvesting technologies by Brian Zahnstecher from PowerRox.   Opportunities in Energy Harvesting All across the entire world of electronics one will see mention of the importance of optimizing efficiency and nowhere is this more important than in the low power application space. Unfortunately, most of these mentions merely pay lip service […]