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Meeting ArchiveJanuary Meeting:
Thursday January 27, 2005
Meeting Schedule
 
Getting Started in Consulting
ABOUT THE TOPIC
Due to downsizing and budget cuts, an increased number of companies are considering consultants to fulfill their needs, while at the same time many engineers look at independent contracting as an alternative career path. The discussion will explore issues facing prospective consultants, such as motivation and risks, logistics and organization of business, marketing and contracts.


ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Some of CNNNJ's long-term members will offer their thoughts on operating a consulting business and share their personal experiences.

Jim Boyd of XL Research, Inc. has designed microcontroller-based products for con?sumer and industrial applications since 1978. His designs include arcade games, cordless telephones, experimental solar homes, high-speed printing machinery, fire alarm systems, a control system for a U.S. prison, and DMX-512 based theatrical light?ing. Jim was consulting editor of Electronic Design magazine from 1995-2001. (Contact: 973-584-0329, j.boyd@ieee.org)

Robert Walker of RD Walker Engineering has offered analog and digital design services since 1987. Robert's expertise includes sensing, conditioning, control and telecommu?nication equipment, utilizing discrete design as well as embedded controllers and FPGA's. (Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com.)


Time:Place:Info:
Thursday January 27, 7:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Aeroflex / KDI-Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com


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