In 2009 I was asked by a friend to consult on a major project at his firm. They were having trouble delivering some web code for a very important demonstration. After a meeting or two, I was sub-contracted to write an advanced web system over the Christmas holiday.
If you can’t tell, I’m being a bit obtuse as to the project, client, etc. I’m sure I’m still bound by NDA rules, at least for the time being. That said, the work I did on this project stands as not only one of my favorites, but also one of which I am the most proud of my contribution.
Since that time, I still find myself asked to assist the occasional friend or colleague at their office.
Mother of Invention
I was paid handsomely for my work on my first project, but I had to subcontract as I was only an individual. For the privilege, the contractor collected payment, took 15% and paid me. This did not make me very happy, but I understood this was the nature of the beast.
Two months later, I created my own LLC, Socially Adept Geek.
Origin and Work
My theatre director in college called me a “Socially Adept Geek”; that title stuck with me. The title is appropriate for the work I do: assisting with Social Media, helping clients with their approaches to consumers and writing code.
I have a number of clients here in Kansas City, doing all kinds of work. Lately my projects seem to involve helping clients set up Foursquare, write Facebook apps or understand the latest and greatest APIs. I definitely love my work.