Hi GDG Modesto and friends of The Shire Community! Join us on Wednesday, July 18 at 6p at Valley Worx (4701 Stoddard St., Modesto) for a very practical discussion presented by The Shire Community Tech Committee: Protecting your Interests and Reputation while working as an Independent Contractor. Justin Brown and Jonathan Bryant will present their experiences working with small local businesses and medium to large organizations. They answer how freelance developers and small start up teams can deal with signed agreements, non-disclosure agreements, government agencies, open-source bias, and communication issues in such a way as to protect your hard work. Followed by a Shire Blurb and an open Q&A.