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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

3D Printing PCB Boards in your Lab

Voltera 3D PCB printer

See the future of electronic circuit fabrication at your desktop with the new line of PCB Printers. Just like a 3D Printer, the small circuit printers allows you to prototype in minutes instead of days. Roy Perez from Voltera host a show and tell session for our members – prototyping on your desktop.  

Consulting Workshop Presentation

PATCA Consulting 101

By Joel Williams PATCA Senior Certified Professional Consultant Table of Contents includes: What a consultant does; Who are consultants; Is consulting for you?; Who hires consultants?; How much do consultants make?; How do consultants find assignments; Getting started; Business structures; Dealing with clients; PATCA added value; Contractor vs. Consultant; Access file here.

Digital Biosensing for Wearable Devices

Digital Biosensing

Wearable devices are rapidly becoming widely accepted. Learn about the sensors that do physiological sensing and their challenges and limitations. Also learn about battery limitations in wearable devices and how to overcome them. Learn about the many options for wireless communication at very low power. Mr. Walt Maclay, President and founder of Voler Systems, is […]

Panel: Practical Realities of Consulting

considering consulting

Looking for new opportunities? If you are considering consulting as a career learn about the practical realities of consulting. The recorded session below offers insights into what it takes to launch a consulting practice and persevere. This is intended for engineers and managers who are considering a change to consulting. The panel shares their personal […]

The Camera: It’s Not for Photos Anymore

Camera - It's not just for pictures anymore

Cameras – we all have them. They used to be for taking pictures. Now, they are all around us and not just for taking pictures anymore. The actual and the forecasted growth in number of cameras is phenomenal. Most of the growth will be for uses we do not think about. This on-line presentation discusses […]

What Should I Post to LinkedIn?

What should I post to LinkedIn

I often hear the question, “What should I post to LinkedIn?” Here are ten ideas that consultants might share on LinkedIn. Although LinkedIn isn’t the largest of all social media networks, it’s highly trusted and therefore it’s a big opportunity for you to bolster your standing as an expert in your field. LinkedIn is a […]