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PATCA Featured Consultant: Omar Fahmi Khalid

Omar Khalid

  Omar Fahmi Khalid Company: Vortex Innovation Labs LLC located in Dublin CA Omar Fahmi Khalid provides cloud-native microservice architecture and development consulting for infrastructure servicing machine learning and intelligent systems. He has been a professional software developer for twenty years, an independent consultant for the last ten, and has been a PATCA member since […]

Independent Contractor Agreement

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Below are two sources where you can create an Independent Contractor Agreement.  The INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT is an agreement between a Customer and a Service Provider, setting out the services to be provided and the terms of payment or compensation.” The links provided are for informational purposes only. LawDepot: Independent Contractor Agreement LegalZoom: Easy online […]

The Effective Proposal

How to Become an Independent Contractor

Download pdf by Perry West Automated Vision Systems, Inc. Presented at a PATCA meeting on January 8, 2015 Many consultants get along without any special consideration to how they write proposals. However, your ability to write an effective proposal can be one tool to demonstrate your professionalism, compete or shut out competition, build relationships, and […]

Network of Product Development Experts

PATCA is a network of design and product development consultants with experience in medical, life sciences, consumer products, energy, telecom, military, aerospace, commercial lighting, oil and gas, IoT, wearable, industrial processing, manufacturing automation, financial, semi-conductor, and mining industries. Our members have a solid track record of taking challenging projects from conception to production. Submit a […]

Three Ways to Present Yourself Professionally on Video

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It is essential that you find your authentic voice and learn to communicate in a clear, courageous, effective way in today’s hyper-paced global business climate. In our every-day-changing-world, we are being called upon to do business over video and this will become the premiere business platform. Video meetings are different than in-person meetings, do you […]

Featured Consultant: Beth Ann Hockey, Language based AI

Beth Ann Hockey

Beth Ann Hockey is an expert in language based AI. She uses her strong background in Computational Linguistics to enhance products with conversational interfaces. She develops systems architecture, algorithms, and data strategy for conversational AI, dialogue systems and intelligent agents. Beth Ann provides AI technical support, tech evaluation, and training for all sizes and stages […]