Well, we did it! After much hand wringing and deep conversations, we decided to hire our first 1099 employee. Gary Gumbiner has agreed to work for the next few months on a project for Microsoft and Lionbridge. He’ll be working on designing (and possible developing) a course in IIS6 for general system administrators. We’re not making squat monetarily on the deal, however, it is allowing us more depth and capacity as a company. That’s something we’re very concerned with since we’ve been having to turn down a great deal of work lately.
Gary is a great guy, with experience as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on earlier MS courses. He’s also worked with 3Leaf, another great company based in Portland, Oregon. We’2013-08-28 13:57:37’re happy to have him on board!