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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

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 Professional […]

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 […]

How To Decide How Much To Charge For Your Services

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How To Decide How Much To Charge For Your Services By Carl Angotti, Sr. PATCA Certified Consultant 4/10/18 This article is based on my years of working on the New Consultants Roundtable, and what I have heard from others regarding how to set the price you can charge for your services. If you are a […]

What makes a great project manager?

Project manager

by Walt Maclay, President of Voler Systems, a leading provider for electronic design and embedded firmware. A great project manager is able to work with internal resources, vendors, and ultimately the client to deliver requirements that are on schedule, on budget, and to specification. Before starting a project, there should be a well-defined scope of […]