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Attracting and Landing Tech Talent for Your Project

Instructor: Lisa Williams

Congratulations! You just got funded to do an innovative online or mobile project. That’s fantastic!

Except for one thing. You don’t know who’s going to build this digital product for you, and you’re not quite sure how to get started. 

This course will give you a basic roadmap to finding, landing, and communicating with top tech talent on your budget, timeline, and goals. 

Overview

Who should take this course:

If you need to hire tech talent to build a website, mobile app, or other digital project, this course will help you find, evaluate, and work with programmers, designers, and other technical professionals. 

What you will learn:

  1. Where can I find tech talent to hire? Should I hire an individual, or a firm? Is it important to hire someone local?
  2. How can I evaluate individuals and firms who want to help me build a website or mobile app? 
  3. How can I tell if I'm paying too much (or too little)?

Events
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Leading Change Summit

September 3, 2014 - September 6, 2014

Engage with diverse voices to ignite new ideas. Activate your strategies with expert advice and planning tools. Change the way you create impact. All at NTEN's inaugural Leading Change Summit.

ASNE-APME 2014: Fast Forward

September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014

The first joint conference of the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors.

Collab/Space Chicago, September 24

September 24, 2014 - September 24, 2014

An all-day, hands-on workshop focused on media innovation and spotlighting cutting-edge media startups –  in the Chicago area and beyond. 

Online News Association 2014 Conference

September 25, 2014 - September 27, 2014

A rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map at the ONA annual conference in Chicago.

New Avenues in Journalism

October 10, 2014

To help independent writers negotiate the changing terrain of journaism, ASJA is bringing thought leaders and innovators to San Francisco for a two-day conference

LION Summit: Innovation for Local Digital Media Entrepreneurs

October 16, 2014

Local indie publishers and industry experts will convene in Chicago for the second LION Publishers Summit.

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2015 - February 3, 2015

Registration is now open for the ALA meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

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