How to turn Web developer isolation into something more outgoing?
March 21, 2012 6:17 PM Subscribe
I'm a humanities-oriented people person freelancing as a Web developer and IT person, but tired of working from home in isolation. While I enjoy running my own operation, I wish I could get out there and teach people, work with kindred spirits, etc. Anyone have any ideas or experience they might be willing to share on beating this predicament?
posted by anonymous to technology (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm specifically wondering if anyone out there has had any luck switching from a model of "stay at home writing PHP" to running some kind of workshop? or training people? or even advising-them-on-how-to-not-blow-money-on-bad-software? thing. For money. Or something along these lines that I haven't thought of.
I've always been good at explaining and presenting computer programming concepts, and the most fun I ever had working was a summer I spent teaching kids to write computer code. So I wonder if there is some way to do stuff like this for money to break up the long hours alone in cafes with my Unix shell. I am in the Bay Area. I wish I had some sort of advanced computer degree, but the closest I have is a master's from a journalism program that ostensibly offered a track in "New Media."
Any help much appreciated.