The Future of Gig Work with Adam Jackson
The gig economy involves independent contractors engaging in flexible jobs. Today gig workers often get work from centralized platforms that facilitate the process of connecting workers with employers in exchange for a fee. Some workers find the relationship between worker and platform to be adversarial in nature since the platform can establish and enforce rules at its own discretion.
In this episode, I interview Adam Jackson, Founder & CEO of Freelance Labs, builders of Braintrust. We discuss the state of the gig economy and his vision for how Braintrust can create a new kind of marketplace.
Sponsorship inquiries: email@example.com
Transcript provided by We Edit Podcasts. Software Engineering Daily listeners can go to weeditpodcasts.com to get 15% off the first three months of audio editing and transcription services with code: SED. Thanks to We Edit Podcasts for partnering with SE Daily. Please click here to view this show’s transcript.
VPLS is a Managed Service Provider and Managed Security Provider with a 20-year history of industry-leading customer service. VPLS’s Network and Security Operations Centers can be an additional resource for your IT team or function as an outsourced IT department. They offer help desk, managed security, managed backup, and other managed IT services. They help make information technology a competitive advantage for your business. Unlike other Managed Service Providers, VPLS is a true one-stop-shop: they have their own data centers and technical staff to help you handle everything from data protection to server hosting. Their services can include: Backup and disaster recovery, Managed/outsourced helpdesk and IT support, and Cloud migration. Visit vpls.com/goit to see all of the available offers, including low monthly colocation rates for all new customers.
There’s your big dream enterprise client. They’re right there but you know you can’t confidently go after the business because your cloud’s just not ready. Well Oracle, (you’ve heard of them), knows startups have this issue so they started Oracle for Startups. It’s designed to give young companies realistic access to Oracle’s technology, expertise, and connections. You’d get free cloud credits and 70% off their cloud services. Plus, with multi-cloud support and no vendor lock-in, you’ll have a lot of options. Make yourself scalable. oracle.com/sedaily.
Your project management tool should be a breeze to set up, at least mildly enjoyable to use, and help evolve your already existing development workflows so it’s easier to get things done. Does that describe your current tool? If it does, great! You can stop reading. If not, then Shortcut (formerly known as Clubhouse) could be the perfect fit. We’re project management built specifically for software teams and we’re fast, intuitive, flexible, powerful, and many other nice, positive adjectives. Delight the grumpiest scrum masters with Shortcut. Give it a try at softwareengineeringdaily.com/shortcut and get two months free.
Datadog is a cloud-scale monitoring platform that unifies metrics, logs, and traces from technologies like Istio, App Mesh, and Envoy. Plus, Datadog’s Service Map automatically plots out the dependencies in your microservices architecture for seamless, context-rich troubleshooting. With rich visualizations, algorithmic alerting, and more than 450 vendor-supported integrations, Datadog allows you to monitor your distributed applications in real-time. Start a free 14-day trial today by visiting softwareengineeringdaily.com/datadog, and Datadog will send you a complimentary t-shirt.
Your app has users. You owe it to them to take their security seriously. Do you want your authentication system to be something your developers built as a side project? Or do you want an enterprise-grade solution that has compliance, security, and industry standards built-in as first principles? I’m describing Auth0, an identity platform built for developers. Your development team’s time is a scarce resource. Don’t waste it reinventing the wheel. With Auth0 you can save hundreds or thousands of hours in implementation and maintenance. With this premier solution for identity, you can configure advanced features like social login, single sign-on, and multi-factor authentication. Focus on what you’re good at and let Auth0 manage what they’re best at – helping you deliver the best, safest user experience possible. Make login their problem, not yours. Visit auth0.com to learn more.