Enrique Lopez Manas, GDE and a transitioner among all those categories, will share his experience in this world and give you some tips if you are opting for changing your career. You will learn about the bright and not so bright side of contracting, the perks you can expect in each category, and especially being able to fire questions to a person that has been in the transition among both fields.
What are the differences between being permanent and contract? What are the perks of each position? How can you make a transition between them? Which fits me better? If you ever asked those questions to yourself, you will find some answers in this talk.
Enrique López Mañas is a Google Developer Expert and independent IT consultant. He has been working with mobile technologies and learning from them since 2007. He is an avid contributor to the open source community and a FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) kind of guy, being among the top 10 open source Java contributors in Germany. He is a part of the Google LaunchPad accelerator, where he participates in Google global initiatives to influence hundreds of the best startups from all around the globe. He is also a big data and machine learning aficionado.
In his free time he rides his bike, takes pictures, and travels until exhaustion. He also writes literature and enjoys all kinds of arts. He likes to write about himself in third person. You can follow him on Twitter (@eenriquelopez) to stay updated on his latest movements.