Tools and Tech of the Globetrotting Freelancer speech is ONLINE!

Hi everybody! The Tools and Tech of the Globetrotting Freelancer talk that I gave this year at the External Development Summit 2014 in Vancouver is finally online! It’s an overview of how I stay online, connected, powered up, and secure when I travel, based on my experiences working as a freelance outsourcing manager as well as being employed by large game developers. The part of the talk where I talk about the apps I use is the bit people liked the most, especially on how to keep your phone and your clients’ data secure no matter what. Feedback is appreciated!

Also, the slides are here: http://www.jonjones.com/2014/09/11/slides-and-information-from-my-xds-2014-presentations/

Here’s the video:

Moleskine Smart Notebook Turns Your Sketches Into Adobe-Friendly…

Wizard magic! “Moleskine Smart Notebook Turns Your Sketches Into Adobe-Friendly Vector Files”

Digital tools may one day replace traditional creative media altogether, but we’re definitely not there yet, and Moleskine is doing a good job of straddling..
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What To Expect Next From Sync

Check this out! BitTorrent Sync is one of my favorite tools. Lots of great stuff here.

What To Expect Next From Sync

A year and a half ago, BitTorrent Sync started with a simple idea: give people the ability to sync large files fast by skipping the cloud. We’ve been humbled by the enthusiastic reception during th…
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How Apps Can Help Any Freelancer Or Small Business Owner Be Productive

Great freelancer app tips from MakeUseOf! “How Apps Can Help Any Freelancer Or Small Business Owner Be Productive”

If you’re running your own small business or making a living as a freelancer, then you already know quite a bit about getting things done on your own. You have to, otherwise everything falls apart. So…
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Video game industry growing in Florida

Good news about the game industry growing in Florida! However, this part of the article stood out for actually having clear per-state game industry employment numbers:

“Florida’s actual video game related payrolls, at about 1,300, were still dwarfed by those in key states of California, with 17,600; Texas with 4,900; and Washington, at 3,887.”

There’s not much more to the article than that and talking about how cool Magic Leap is, but here’s link to the full article.

55% of recruiters reconsider job candidates after seeing their social profiles

What does your social media presence say about you to hiring professionals? That’s a sobering thought. Check out this article, and especially the accompanying info graphic explaining how and where they’re most likely to look you up.

“55% of recruiters reconsider job candidates after seeing their social profiles” http://buff.ly/1EUIoJn

Are recruiters stalking your Facebook profile? The chances are good.
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Multi-PDF Tool PDF Shaper 3.0 released with Windows 10 support – gHacks Tech News

If you work with PDFs, check out PDF Shaper! This sounds super cool. You can extract text or images from a PDF, rotate pages, sign them, convert the PDF to a Word document or an image, and more. That’s the level of control I’ve always wished I could have with a PDF, which is ordinarily a horribly annoying format to use with nothing but artificially crippled, awful tools. Now, I can bend PDFs to my will!

“Multi-PDF Tool PDF Shaper 3.0 released with Windows 10 support” http://bit.ly/1Gxh71x

PDF Shaper 3.0 is the latest version of a collection of tools to manipulate PDF documents.
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