Fractional Django Development - Part 5

Hiring a fractional developer allows them to contribute to the communities they are involved in, for me that's the Django Community. But why would a potential client care about me contributing to these communities?

In the case of the Django community, there are a number of benefits for the engineer and client.

  1. A potential pool for new team members when required
  2. Easy access to expert knowledge from the community for those thornier issues in a codebase.
  3. Financial contributions ensure that the community thrives
  4. Opportunties to contribute back which raises the profile and reputation of both the engineer and the client. This could be code, conferences or events, financial or just time itself.

These are just the tip of the iceberg, but the last point likely has the greatest affect over the long haul.

Tomorrow: Force multipler for a team